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  • 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

  • Boys basketball: Largo pulls away from Springstead

    LARGO — Once Largo started finishing on the offensive end, Springstead was finished. But it wasn’t an easy trip to the host Packers’ ninth straight victory, 65-56. Especially early, the district newbies brought energy and discipline, leading for much of the first half before a late Largo run led to ...
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    Fri. Dec. 20, 2013 at 11:43 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Pinellas: Girls, boys basketball super 7

    Basketball super 7 Records through Wednesday 1. Palm Harbor University (12-0): Biggest test to date will come next week at the Queen of Palms tournament in Fort Myers. Hurricanes are in a tough bracket that starts with Lakewood Ranch. 2. St. Petersburg (12-1): The lone loss came against PHU on ...
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    Thu. Dec. 19, 2013 at 7:04 p.m. | Rodney Page and Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: Largo slowly finding its way

    Boys basketball: Largo slowly finding its way CLEARWATER — Largo coach Phil Price understood the first few weeks of the season were going to be a work in progress. After all, the Packers had players transitioning from football and had to make adjustments for others who had transferred. So Price has paid no attention to the missed ...
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    Tue. Dec. 03, 2013 at 12:35 a.m. | Bob Putnam

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