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  • St. Petersburg's Dayon Griffin, Largo's Donavan Hale each make all-state teams

    St. Petersburg's Dayon Griffin and Largo's Donavan Hale were each named to the all-state basketball teams this week. Griffin, a 6-foot-5 guard, was a Class 8A first-team selection. The Louisiana Tech recruit averaged 22 points as a senior and scored 32 in a region final overtime loss to eventual state ...
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    Fri. April 11, 2014 at 1:11 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Times’ all-Pinellas County basketball teams

    Times’ all-Pinellas County basketball teams Girls Player of the year: SG Meagan Thomas, Sr., Dixie Hollins Why we picked her: How could we not? Thomas ended her four-year career at Dixie Hollins as the school’s best-ever player. She scored a total of 2,385 points, including 657 this year. Even though she is 5 feet 7, Thomas ...
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    Sat. March 22, 2014 at 4:57 p.m. | Rodney Page and Bob Putnam

  • Basketball: Pinellas sweeps Hillsborough in All-Stars competition

    TAMPA — When Largo’s Brandon Jones picked up basketball three years ago, he didn’t think his brief hoops career would ever include a night like Friday. Jones showed his transformation from a two-way football player to a basketball standout, earning MVP honors after leading Pinellas County to a 118-112 win ...
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    Sat. March 22, 2014 at 12:44 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Largo's Donavan Hale picks up FSU offer

    Largo's Donavan Hale picks up FSU offer Largo’s Donavan Hale, a two-sport star, picked up his first offer in basketball from Florida State, the same school where his father played. Hale, a 6-foot-3 guard, is rated a three-star recruit in the 2015 class. This past season, he battled through knee and ankle injuries to help the Packers ...
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    Mon. March 10, 2014 at 2:58 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region boys basketball: Cinderella season continues for Lennard

    RUSKIN — Following Tuesday’s 73-68 win over Largo in a Class 6A region semifinal, Lennard coach Danny Gaddis brought up a Super Bowl champion and equated his team’s play to a boxing match. “We play 12 rounds and they played our brand of (fast-break) basketball, but we got some separation,” ...
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    Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 at 11:04 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Boys basketball: Region semifinal capsules

    Boys basketball: Region semifinal capsules All games at 7 p.m. Tuesday unless noted. Class 8A St. Petersburg (21-3) at Wharton (20-6) Outlook: This is a rematch of the Northeast Holiday Invitational final, in which the Wildcats rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to win 50-49. The loss was the Green Devils’ first of the season ...
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    Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 at 6:36 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region basketball: Largo pulls away from Jefferson

    LARGO — For one quarter, Largo made basketball look like a joy ride, a frantic series of full-court sprints, pull-up 3-pointers and body-twisting layups as it opened a 10-point lead in Thursday’s Class 6A region quarterfinal against Jefferson. But all that sprinting and shooting came to a halt. Suddenly, the ...
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    Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 at 11:23 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District boys basketball: Largo tops Mitchell for 6A-10 title

    LARGO — Mitchell pushed Largo harder than it ever did before, pushing itself right into a fourth-quarter lead. But when the going got tough in Friday’s Class 6A, District 10 title game, the host Packers rode senior Brandon Jones and junior Jonathan Crawford to an impressive 62-50 victory. Trailing by ...
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    Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 at 10:51 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • District boys basketball: Largo, Mitchell set for final

    By the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s Class 6A-10 semifinal, Largo had built such a commanding lead that a running clock was used against Springstead. Packers coach Phil Price started sending in players off the bench, but the roster is so deep, so talented, that even the reserves can go on ...
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    Wed. Feb. 05, 2014 at 11:15 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: Largo tops Lakewood for PCAC crown

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was a good night for Largo with one minor exception. The Packers’ newly won PCAC trophy broke while the team took pictures with it. All coach Phil Price could do was shake his head and smile. “We’ll fix it I guess,” Price said. “It’s about the ...
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    Sat. Feb. 01, 2014 at 12:04 a.m. | Corey Long

  • Boys basketball: Largo completes sweep of Mitchell

    NEW PORT RICHEY — One week after it defeated Mitchell on its home court, Largo knew the second meeting with the Mustangs would be an even bigger challenge. But Packers coach Phillip Price expected his players to be ready for the highly anticipated rematch and they were as Largo staved ...
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    Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 at 10:44 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Boys basketball: Largo 53, Wharton 42

    SEMINOLE — Because he has a number of football players on his team, Largo basketball coach Phil Price purposely loaded the schedule with tough games toward the end of the season. This week was a stretch of three straight games, two coming against ranked teams in consecutive days. The Packers, ...
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    Sat. Jan. 18, 2014 at 11:41 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: Round 1 vs. Mitchell goes to Largo

    LARGO — Mitchell doesn’t have any problems playing at a fast pace. In fact, the Mustangs usually revel in it. But Friday night, they never looked comfortable. They ran into defenders, got trapped in corners and found their way to the basket — and their ensuing shots — blocked and ...
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    Fri. Jan. 17, 2014 at 11:13 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Pinellas: Girls, boys basketball super 7

    Basketball super 7 Records through Wednesday Girls 1. St. Petersburg (15-4): Chapter 2 of the St. Petersburg vs. Palm Harbor University saga went to the Green Devils, so the teams switch positions this week. That could change next week when they meet in the PCAC final. 2. Palm Harbor University ...
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    Thu. Jan. 16, 2014 at 2:44 p.m. | Rodney Page and Bob Putnam

  • Pinellas: Girls, boys basketball super 7

    Basketball super 7 Records through Tuesday Girls 1. Palm Harbor University (16-2): Hurricanes picked up their first two losses over the break after they were elevated to the top bracket of the Queen of Palms tournament in Fort Myers. They bounced back with a win over Sarasota Riverview on Tuesday ...
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    Wed. Jan. 08, 2014 at 6:40 p.m. | Rodney Page and Bob Putnam

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