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  • Hillsborough boys basketball preview

    For those of us on the prep sports beat, the mild temperatures arrived with a mild quandary: How do we awaken readers to the dawn of another basketball season with football playoffs in full swing? Our solution: Incorporate some March Madness into mid November, previewing the local boys teams in ...
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    Sun. Nov. 21, 2010 at 8:46 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Newsome's Hodges signs with Polk

    Newsome senior Jake Hodges, the Wolves' No. 2 scorer and rebounder, has signed with two-year program Polk State College (formerly Polk Community College) in Winter Haven, Wolves coach Jon Mackey announced. A sturdy 6-foot-4 forward, Hodges averaged 15.2 points and 5.7 rebounds as a senior, leading Newsome (22-9) to the ...
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    Wed. May 05, 2010 at 12:55 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Wolves' Shepherd has Saint Leo offer

    Newsome senior shooting guard Samal Shepherd, who will exit the program with 11 school records, has received a scholarship offer from Division II Saint Leo, Wolves coach Jon Mackey confirmed. No other formal offers have arrived, but Shepherd, who led Newsome to within a game of the Class 5A final ...
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    Wed. April 07, 2010 at 3:44 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Newsome's Shepherd, Plant's Taylor highlight winter sports honorees

    Talented Newsome senior basketball player Samal Shepherd received good news earlier this week -- his first scholarship offer, something he had anxiously been awaiting, came from St. Leo on Tuesday -- but on Friday morning his school week ended with a surprise. Each season the top players in each sport in Hillsborough County ...
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    Fri. March 26, 2010 at 11:16 a.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • 3-pointer at buzzer lifts West squad past East in Hillsborough all-star game

    TAMPA — The first 35 or so minutes of Thursday night's Hillsborough County senior all-star game at Tampa Prep was standard fare for such exhibitions, heavy on the fouls and freelancing. But it was the finish that made this one memorable. Capping an exhilarating second-half rally for his team, Hills­borough ...
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    Thu. March 11, 2010 at 8:14 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • 5A boys basketball: Newsome falls just short of a fairy-tale ending as Bartow wins 60-58

    LITHIA — The underdog card ran out for host Newsome in Saturday night's Class 5A region final. Not given much of a playoff chance, thanks in part to six previous seasons without a postseason victory, the Wolves came within one game — two points actually — of a state final ...
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    Sat. Feb. 27, 2010 at 8:59 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • Hillsborough teams inch closer to final four goal

    Suddenly, the road to Lakeland has become far less congested. In Tuesday's boys basketball region semifinals, only three of eight county teams kept their state tournament hopes alive. Tonight, that resilient triumvirate takes the court with final four berths at stake. Newsome and Sickles are seeking their first state tourney ...
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    Fri. Feb. 26, 2010 at 6:14 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • 5A boys basketball: Newsome's 3 at buzzer seals win

    OCALA — One flick of Jake Hodges' wrist sent Newsome into the Class 5A region final. Hodges' dramatic baseline 3 at the final buzzer lifted the visiting Wolves to a 52-49 win over Ocala Forest on Tuesday, setting up a showdown Saturday against Bartow. "I was just the lucky person ...
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    Tue. Feb. 23, 2010 at 8:33 p.m. | Special to Times -

  • 5A boys basketball: Strong start propels Newsome

    LITHIA — Newsome jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter Thursday and easily put away Springstead 63-24 in a 5A region quarterfinal. Newsome coach Jon Mackey said he challenged his team in the locker room during halftime to not let up for the rest of the game. ...
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    Thu. Feb. 18, 2010 at 7:48 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • 5A-8 boys basketball: Newsome tops Tampa Bay Tech 70-53

    LITHIA — Newsome's players had a request for Wolves coach Jon Mackey shortly before Saturday's Class 5A, District 8 final. Could they cut down a net if Newsome won, they asked. Such an act usually is performed when a team clinches a state final four berth, but given that his ...
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    Sat. Feb. 13, 2010 at 8:58 p.m. | Keith Niebuhr

  • 5A-8 boys basketball: Newsome, Tampa Bay Tech pull out close wins

    LITHIA — The home team finally won in a pivotal Class 5A, District 8 semifinal on Friday night with Newsome jumping out to an early lead and hanging on for a 60-58 win over Durant. The rivals split during the season with each team winning on the road. In the ...
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    Fri. Feb. 12, 2010 at 8:24 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • Wolves' Shepherd latest millenial man

    Add Newsome swingman Samal Shepherd to the bulging list of local basketball players to reach the 1,000-point mark for their career. During holiday tournament action, Shepherd (1,271 points) passed former Wolves star Dylan Fugate (1,070) as Newsome's alltime scoring leader. He enters Friday's game against East Bay as the Wolves' ...
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    Wed. Jan. 13, 2010 at 1:06 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Break out those No. 2s, Hillsborough hoops fans

    TAMPA — That lull you’ve noticed this week in the local prep basketball schedule in Hillsborough County is the result of public school students mired in final exams. Until Friday, when action resumes in earnest, any high school hoops fix must be provided by private schools (they’re playing all week), ...
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    Tue. Jan. 12, 2010 at 1:20 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Newsome boys take command in victory over Durant

    PLANT CITY — For the first half of the season, it festered inside the collective underbelly of the Newsome Wolves, bulging mightily but never bursting through. Finally, in a warm gym on a frigid night at Durant High, the Wolves — a trendy preseason pick as the county's top public ...
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    Tue. Jan. 05, 2010 at 9:13 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Hillsborough: The week ahead

    A look at the top prep events across the county: Boys soccer, Sickles (12-1-3) at Gaither (11-2-1), 8 tonight: Both share the Class 5A, District 9 lead with 4-0 marks and are familiar with each other. Expect a fierce match on what likely will be frozen tundra. Boys basketball, Newsome ...
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    Mon. Jan. 04, 2010 at 6:14 p.m. | Times Staff

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