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  • 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

  • Basketball: Pinellas girls & boys super 7

    Records through Monday Girls 1. Lakewood (17-3): Spartans host the Breast Cancer Shootout this weekend, which features some of the better teams in the state. 2. Clearwater (20-2): Tests against Lake Worth in the Lakewood tournament and Palm Harbor University await. 3. Boca Ciega (17-6): Pirates come out of exams ...
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    Tue. Jan. 15, 2013 at 5:15 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Basketball: Pinellas girls and boys super 7

    Records through Wednesday Girls 1. Lakewood (17-3): Beat Boca Ciega for the second time this season Tuesday and got Deja Swinton back from injury. 2. Clearwater (20-2): Won two games at the Queen of Palms tournament in Fort Myers over the winter break and beat St. Petersburg on Wednesday. 3. ...
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    Thu. Jan. 10, 2013 at 1:34 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Pinellas County boys hoops preview

    Pinellas County boys hoops preview This is shaping up as one of the most volatile high school boys basketball seasons the county has ever had, with few clues as to how it will end. As many as seven teams seem capable of making a run to the state final four. Which team has the best ...
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    Wed. Nov. 21, 2012 at 12:40 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • PCAC boys, girls basketball teams

    The Pinellas County Athletic Conference boys and girls basketball teams, as selected by public school coaches: Boys North County First team: Jeremy Mogged, Sr., East Lake; Matt Cassity, Jr., Seminole; Ryan Vince, Sr., Countryside; Donavan Hale, Fr., Largo; Noah Weller, Jr., Seminole; Blake Grimm, Sr., East Lake Second team: Steven ...
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    Thu. March 22, 2012 at 8:41 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Boys basketball: East Lake's Orzo shines in all-star game

    LARGO — High school all-star basketball games are typically an offensive exhibition. Friday’s game between Pinellas County’s best public school senior players did not disappoint. As soon as the game tipped off, there was a series of high-flying dunks, clever passes and intentional goaltending plays. After all, all-star games are ...
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    Fri. March 16, 2012 at 11:49 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Pinellas live roundup: Wednesday's highlights

    Boys soccer 2A-9, CC Catholic 4, St. Petersburg Catholic 2: Kyle Curinga scored three goals and added an assist and Jared Brown scored and had an assist to lead the Marauders. CCC will play Berkeley Prep on Friday. Berkeley Prep defeated Tampa Catholic 7-0 in the other semifinal. “St. Petersburg ...
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    Thu. Jan. 26, 2012 at 12:26 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Boys basketball: Gibbs heats up in second half

    LARGO — The Largo-Gibbs rivalry is alive and well, and Friday night’s battle was no exception. Physical play, technical fouls and a bit of trash talk fueled the contest with both teams determined to intimidate. The first half was plagued with careless shooting as neither team took advantage of the ...
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    Fri. Dec. 02, 2011 at 10:52 p.m. | Basil Spyridakos

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