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  • Mackey steps down at Newsome

    Newsome boys basketball coach Jon Mackey is walking away from coaching after nearly four decades to spend more time with family. And he already knows where that family time will be spent. Thompson-Boling Arena at the University of Tennessee, Thomas Mack Center at UNLV and Humphrey Coliseum at Mississippi State, ...
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    Wed. Sept. 14, 2011 at 7:20 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • All-Suncoast girls and boys basketball

    All-Suncoast girls and boys basketball Boys player  of the year Quincy Ford, Sr., F, Gibbs Opponents have learned not to challenge Quincy Ford. Ford, a 6-foot-8 forward, forms a veritable wall as the Gladiators’ last line of defense. The few times opponents dare to enter the lane, they are greeted by long arms that usually ...
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    Sat. April 02, 2011 at 1:48 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Basketball: Bogie's Taylor shines with 36 in all-star game; Hillsborough boys win in a rout

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Pinellas-Hillsborough County girls game took on a playoff atmosphere at Eckerd College on Friday as the contest went into overtime for the first time in its 12-year history. In the end, Boca Ciega's Tamara Taylor scored four of her game-high 36 in the second overtime as ...
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    Fri. March 18, 2011 at 9:06 p.m. | Chris Girandola

  • Basketball: Durant's Nation scores 26, earns MVP in East-West All-Star Game

    TAMPA — With the regular season and playoffs behind them, it was time for the 20 Hillsborough County seniors to showcase their talent in the county's annual all-star game, sponsored by the Tampa Bay Basketball Coaches Association.Each team did just that in a game full of impressive layups and crowd-pleasing ...
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    Thu. March 10, 2011 at 8:43 p.m. | Patti McDonald

  • 5A-8 district basketball: Durant 52, Plant City 36; East Bay 56, Newsome 51

    PLANT CITY — Durant advanced to the final of the Class 5A, District 8 tournament by thrashing Plant City 52-36 on the Raiders' home court Wednesday. The Cougars opened the game with an 11-0 run fueled by senior forward Andre Nation, who finished with 26 points. "He's player of the ...
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    Wed. Feb. 09, 2011 at 9:21 p.m. | David Rice

  • Blake paces itself in win over Newsome

    TAMPA — For at least one game against a quality foe, veteran Blake coach Winston Davis wanted to see his team blend its physical attributes with one elusive virtue. Monday night, in the Yellow Jackets’ 19th contest, Davis got his wish. For the better part of 32 minutes against resurgent ...
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    Mon. Jan. 24, 2011 at 11:31 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Newsome takes charge from start in win over Durant

    PLANT CITY — This season’s first clash between Class 5A, District 8 rivals Durant and Newsome came down to overtime with the visiting Cougars winning by six points. Tuesday’s rematch at Durant was nowhere near as close. Newsome jumped out to a 12-point halftime lead en route to a lopsided ...
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    Wed. Jan. 05, 2011 at 12:34 a.m. | Steve Lee

  • Boys basketball: Plant City 58, Newsome 56

    LITHIA — Facing a five-point deficit with just more than a minute left Wednesday, it seemed as if Plant City's comeback at Newsome was over. But after Brown Peterson's 3-pointer with 46 seconds left, the pressing Raiders forced a turnover. Then Nick Bryce hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 25 seconds ...
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    Wed. Dec. 01, 2010 at 7:50 p.m. | Adam Berry

  • 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

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