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  • Young talent strives to keep Newsome soccer at top of its game

    Young talent strives to keep Newsome soccer at top of its game LITHIA — Taylor McNeff remembers standing with a friend on the metal bleachers, a seventh-grader swept up in the frenzied atmosphere of a packed stadium witnessing a classic between nationally ranked teams. Three years ago, the Newsome girls soccer team waltzed through the regular season undefeated. The Wolves won two ...
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    Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 at 8:19 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Girls state swimming: East Lake's Aitchison wins four golds

    Girls state swimming: East Lake's Aitchison wins four golds STUART — East Lake’s Alexandra Aitchison, a member of the Canadian junior national swim team, moved from Arizona this summer to train year-round and face better competition.  The end result came at Saturday’s Class 4A state meet, where Aitchison left competitors in her wake with individual titles in the 200-yard ...
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    Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 at 10:04 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys state swimming: Palm Harbor U. boys win third title

    Boys state swimming: Palm Harbor U. boys win third title STUART — Palm Harbor University High’s boys cemented their status as the bay area’s preeminent swimming dynasty, outscoring Sarasota Riverview 276-219 at the Class 4A state meet Saturday to win their third team title in the past six seasons.  State team titles are rare among public schools, particularly in this area. Since ...
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    Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 at 10:00 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • State swimming: Tampa Prep’s Rasmus Skjaerpe closes out career with gold

    State swimming: Tampa Prep’s Rasmus Skjaerpe closes out career with gold STUART — Rasmus Skjaerpe flicked off his fur-lined slippers and shed his long, black warmup coat. When he took the starting block for the 400-yard freestyle relay, the Tampa Prep senior scanned the crowd for his mother, Unni — as he does before every race — and gave her a ...
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    Sat. Nov. 09, 2013 at 12:32 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State golf: Freedom's Romeo puts heart into second-place finish

    State golf: Freedom's Romeo puts heart into second-place finish HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS — Freedom junior Terese Romeo has every reason to be furious with the golf gods. She shot 1-over 73 Wednesday on Day 2 of the Class 3A state tournament on Mission Hill Golf Resort’s Las Colinas Course. Her two-round 146 tied Countryside’s Madison Glennie and Sarasota Riverview’s Kadi Pallastrone ...
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    Wed. Nov. 06, 2013 at 8:57 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • State golf: Newsome’s Bakich, Freedom’s Romeo in contention

    Newsome’s Tyler Bakich had the best single round at last year’s state tournament to lead him to a fourth-place finish. So the junior knew what to expect and how to excel Tuesday when he returned to Mission Inn Resort and Club at Howey-in-the-Hills for the first round of the two-day ...
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    Tue. Nov. 05, 2013 at 6:28 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Football: Newsome 31, Riverview 7

    LITHIA — On Newsome’s senior night, senior Zac Slater had an Ironman performance by throwing a touchdown and scoring on a one-handed interception to help the Wolves beat Riverview 31-7. The Wolves displayed a little trickery with a reverse pass from Slater to Tyson Mills for 49-yard touchdown. Later in ...
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    Fri. Nov. 01, 2013 at 11:27 p.m. | J.J. Garrett

  • District swimming: Plant freshman impresses as Panthers sweep

    TAMPA — In his first Class 4A, District 5 swim meet, Plant’s Paxton Rhoads — who took first in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:02.06 — was the only freshman to win any event at Bobby Hicks Pool on Tuesday. It’s an extraordinary feat for someone new to high school swimming. ...
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    Tue. Oct. 29, 2013 at 8:10 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Newsome's Tyler Bakich commits to FSU

    Newsome golf standout Tyler Bakich has orally committed to Florida State, the Wolves junior announced Sunday via Twitter. Bakich is one of Tampa Bay’s top golf talents. As a sophomore last fall, he finished fourth overall for Newsome, which placed third as a team. He had the best round at ...
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    Sun. Oct. 27, 2013 at 2:58 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Football: Bloomingdale 24, Newsome 10

    VALRICO — Bloomingdale took a step closer to its first playoff berth since 2008, beating   Newsome in a pivotal Class 8A, District 6 matchup. The Bulls host Wharton next in a game likely to decide the district runnerup. “It doesn’t get any easier,” Bulls coach John Booth said. “The rest ...
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    Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 at 11:28 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • District volleyball semis: Plant rallies after scare, will face Bloomingdale

    TAMPA — Kaitlyn Sibson saw her team’s season — and her career at Plant — flash before her eyes Wednesday. No. 4 Wharton had easily taken the first game of the Class 8A, District 7 semifinal from the top-seeded Panthers, and the Wildcats jumped to a 7-3 lead early in ...
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    Thu. Oct. 24, 2013 at 12:02 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Region golf: Plant boys cruise, Freedom plays it cool to advance

    CLEARWATER — Plant took some of the drama out of the Class 3A, Region 4 tournament Monday at Feather Sound. The Panthers had three golfers in the top 10 and finished with 296 to win and advance to the state tournament Nov. 5-6 at the Mission Inn Resort and Club ...
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    Mon. Oct. 21, 2013 at 9:38 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Football: Plant 30, Newsome 14

    TAMPA — Just when short-handed Newsome put some heat on Plant, Alexander Jackson doused the flames seconds later. Jackson returned a kickoff 99 yards, his third touchdown of the first half, to spark the Panthers’  victory Friday on homecoming and senior night. Plant remained undefeated in Class 8A, District 6 ...
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    Fri. Oct. 18, 2013 at 11:21 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Midweek Grab Bag: Insane stats, inane stats

    Midweek Grab Bag: Insane stats, inane stats We're back, with, really, all kidding aside, in all seriousness, no joking, the greatest Grab Bag ever. It's just a perfect blend of insane and inane that I feel like I should put a tip jar on my desk or something. Games of the week 1. Indian Rocks Christian at ...
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    Wed. Oct. 16, 2013 at 2:13 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Hillsborough: Sunday Morning Quarterback

    Hillsborough: Sunday Morning Quarterback  Times’ super 7  1. Armwood (6-0, 5-0): The Hawks beat winless Leto, but they looked good doing it. Having likely already won the district championship, Armwood’s got an easy road the rest of the way. 2. Tampa Bay Tech (5-1, 2-0): The Titans’ win against Plant looks all the more ...
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    Sat. Oct. 12, 2013 at 7:08 p.m. | Matt Baker and Kelly Parsons

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