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  • Region boys basketball roundup: Largo, St. Petersburg bow out

    Region boys basketball roundup: Largo, St. Petersburg bow out WINTER HAVEN — The desperation was spelled out on the scoreboard, across Largo’s bench and, finally, in its lineup. The Packers were teetering before finding momentary salvation from an obvious source.  Largo trailed Winter Haven by 20 entering the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Class 6A region final. The starting backcourt ...
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    Sun. Feb. 24, 2013 at 12:36 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys region basketball: Green Devils prepped, ready for roar of the road

    Boys region basketball: Green Devils prepped, ready for roar of the road ST. PETERSBURG — They anticipate the boos arising from the throngs clad in blue and yellow as soon as they walk onto the floor at Don Wallen Gym on Saturday night in the Class 7A region final. St. Petersburg’s players and coaches spent the past three days preparing to play ...
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    Thu. Feb. 21, 2013 at 8:22 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region boys basketball roundup: Just call Burney clutch now for St. Pete

    Region boys basketball roundup: Just call Burney clutch now for St. Pete ST. PETERSBURG — Terrell Burney couldn’t buy a shot early in the season, but he wouldn’t stop taking them, which landed him on the bench. “I threw some numbers at him,” coach Chris Blackwell said. Like this: 4-for-34. “Yeah,” Burney said Tuesday, “I wasn’t shooting very well.” But Burney shot ...
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    Tue. Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:47 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Boys basketball: Gibbs making best of turbulent season

    Boys basketball: Gibbs making best of turbulent season ST. PETERSBURG — Scrawled in shorthand, Gibbs’ season looks something like this: optimism, a stunning upset, recovery, player suspensions, player expulsions, recovery, more optimism. The optimism rarely wanes with the Gladiators, who are indefatigably cheerful. The suspensions and adversity rarely wane, either. In the past month, Shaquille Speights was suspended ...
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    Mon. Feb. 18, 2013 at 8:40 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys region basketball: St. Petersburg pushes around Wiregrass

    Boys region basketball: St. Petersburg pushes around Wiregrass ST. PETERSBURG — For the first eight minutes of Thursday’s Class 7A region quarterfinal, it looked as if Wiregrass Ranch’s undersized shooters were going to be able to hang with St. Petersburg. The Bulls trailed by three and knocked down four 3-pointers. But in the second quarter the Green Devils ...
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    Thu. Feb. 14, 2013 at 10:25 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Column: Boys basketball playoffs packed with sky-high expectations

    Column: Boys basketball playoffs packed with sky-high expectations Ask around and you’ll hear about how this is Jesuit High School’s year. The boys basketball team is loaded with battled-tested seniors big and small, steered by a terrific point guard in Devin Harris, its desire forged by last year’s 41-point loss in the region final. In 27 games, the ...
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    Mon. Feb. 11, 2013 at 6:52 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • District boys basketball roundup: Packers make final push

    District boys basketball roundup: Packers make final push LARGO — Nothing summed up Largo’s Class 6A, District 12 final against Palmetto on Friday night like the third quarter. Tied at halftime, the Tigers scored the first seven points after the break. Then Largo went on a 12-0 run, followed by a 12-0 run by Palmetto. No matter what ...
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    Sat. Feb. 09, 2013 at 12:21 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Column: Largo's Hale putting himself first

    Column: Largo's Hale putting himself first LARGO — The comparisons have grown tiresome for Donavan Hale. Yes, his dad, Ron, was a 6-foot-8 star at Largo, like Donavan is now, and averaged 25 points and led his team to a district title. Yes, Pops went on to star at Florida State. Yes, the old guy had ...
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    Fri. Feb. 08, 2013 at 11:51 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Boys basketball roundup: Spongers run out of time

    TRINITY — In a pair of frantic finishes Wednesday, top seeds Mitchell and Land O’Lakes earned victories in the District 6A-10 semifinals and will meet for the title Friday. Host Mitchell almost blew a 17-point lead to River Ridge, which got a career-high 32 from Mikey James, but held on ...
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    Thu. Feb. 07, 2013 at 12:47 a.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Boys basketball: Thrills, and a few late chills, as Largo nabs PCAC crown

    LARGO — Donavan Hale’s last two shots came in the crucial moments of the Pinellas County Athletic Conference championship. With Largo clinging to a 68-65 lead, Hale was on the line for two free throws to seal the win. He missed the first. Then he missed the second. An intentional ...
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    Sat. Feb. 02, 2013 at 12:27 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Pinellas: boys basketball super 7

    Our final Pinellas boys rankings of the regular season. 1. Largo (18-5): In the past two weeks, the Packers have beaten state-ranked Wharton, Boca Ciega and Seminole, and secured a spot in Friday’s PCAC title game. 2. Gibbs (19-4): Bounced back from loss to St. Petersburg and beat Boca Ciega ...
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    Thu. Jan. 31, 2013 at 2:20 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball roundup: Second-chance points fuel Largo

    SEMINOLE — In the final home game of the regular season, Seminole paid homage to its seven seniors who helped resurrect the boys basketball program with a playoff appearance and the school’s first postseason win last season. The Warhawks and their seniors also had a chance for another rarity Tuesday ...
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    Wed. Jan. 30, 2013 at 12:33 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Jan. 19-25

    Each week, our HomeTeam staffers will nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. These nominations span Saturday, Jan. 19 through Friday, Jan. 25. Winners get a free T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in the area. Read up on what made ...
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    Sat. Jan. 26, 2013 at 11:35 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Pinellas boys & girls basketball super 7

    Records through Wednesday Girls 1. Lakewood (18-3): Losing Kasey Drayton (thumb injury) for the season doesn’t help, but the Spartans still have enough talent to make a playoff run. 2. Clearwater (22-3): Tornadoes rebounded from a loss to Lake Worth by beating Palm Harbor University. PCAC final against Lakewood on ...
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    Thu. Jan. 24, 2013 at 2:09 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Boys basketball: Largo tops Wharton 65-59 in MacCollum Shootout

    SEMINOLE — Largo coach Phil Price had been waiting for this moment, when his football players would be in basketball mode, when the errant shots would start falling, when his young team would put it together for a signature win against a premier Tampa Bay area power.He got it Saturday ...
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    Sat. Jan. 19, 2013 at 8:40 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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