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  • Soccer: Osceola, Clearwater boys turn up defense

    SEMINOLE — In Wednesday night’s matchup between Clearwater and Osceola, the Warriors girls cruised in a 5-2 win while the Warriors boys battled to a 2-2 tie. “It was a hard-fought game, that’s what we expect from Clearwater,” Warriors boys coach Al Sousa said. The Tornadoes (4-2-2) struck first in ...
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    Thu. Dec. 05, 2013 at 12:14 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Boys basketball roundup: Osceola, Curry pick up pace in second half

    ST. PETERSBURG — Six years ago, Jeremy Crane was hired at Osceola, inheriting a team that was in the midst of a 39-game losing streak. Crane turned the once downtrodden program into a viable one with four straight seasons of double-digits in wins. The expectations are now higher. The Warriors ...
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    Wed. Nov. 27, 2013 at 12:26 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys soccer: Pinellas Super 7, players to watch

    Boys soccer: Pinellas Super 7, players to watch East Lake made a long run in the Class 5A playoffs last season, advancing to the region final before losing in overtime to Winter Garden West Orange. That capped a 15-4-4 season. This season, it looks like the rich get richer. While there were some key graduations, the Eagles have ...
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    Mon. Nov. 25, 2013 at 7:25 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Girls soccer: Pinellas Super 7, players to watch

    Girls soccer: Pinellas Super 7, players to watch Times’ Super 7 1. Palm Harbor University (6-0-2): With a veteran team that is particularly strong defensively, the Hurricanes remain one of two undefeated teams in the county. PHU has allowed just one goal all season and the ties have come against Largo and Seminole. The offense should improve with ...
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    Mon. Nov. 18, 2013 at 11:54 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • State swimming: Osceola’s Bryant breaks through

    STUART — The tightness in Calvin Bryant’s back has subsided. The brace he wore whenever he was not in the pool is now tucked away in his closet. Bryant, a senior at Osceola, has recovered from scoliosis, a spinal curvature that required him to use the brace. “It was probably ...
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    Fri. Nov. 15, 2013 at 11:02 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Baseball: Osceola has three players sign Division I LOIs

    Baseball: Osceola has three players sign Division I LOIs Osceola had three players sign Division I letters of intent Friday afternoon. Catcher Michael Kleinman signed with the University of Tampa, pitcher Keith Weisenberg signed with Stanford and outfielder Jacob McFadden signed with USF. Weisenberg was 6-2 with a 1.85 ERA last season for the Warriors. A right-hander who has ...
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    Fri. Nov. 15, 2013 at 3:29 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • East Lake's Aitchison takes two top seeds into state meet

    East Lake’s Alexandra Aitchison did not know what to expect when she transferred from Arizona in August. The junior figured she could improve in her two signature events, the 200-yard freestyle and 500 free. But she had no idea she would be able to leave the rest of the competition ...
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    Thu. Nov. 14, 2013 at 12:02 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • HomeTeam girls basketball top 25, Week 1

    HomeTeam girls basketball top 25, Week 1 Our girls basketball top 25 for the opening week of the season: 1. Strawberry Crest (20-8 last year): La’Tosha Lewis is not shying away from the expectations. She doesn’t only expect her Chargers to be good, she expects them to be as good as everyone says they will be. “We ...
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    Wed. Nov. 13, 2013 at 7:06 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Volleyball region semis: Marauders' play speaks for itself

    Volleyball region semis: Marauders' play speaks for itself CLEARWATER — Sarasota Out-of-Door entered Tuesday’s Class 3A region semifinal as a boisterous bunch with players predicting not only a win against heavily favored Clearwater Central Catholic but a sweep. The Marauders countered the Thunder’s bark with bite, relying on the power of their frontcourt to cruise to a 25-7, ...
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    Tue. Nov. 05, 2013 at 11:38 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Thirty-year wait to add accolades for Osceola volleyball

    Thirty-year wait to add accolades for Osceola volleyball SEMINOLE — Osceola’s volleyball history hangs on the north wall of the school’s gym for all to see. Wedged between banners from other sports, it reads “Volleyball District Champions: ’83.” There is plenty of room to add on, but the Warriors haven’t been able to do it for 30 years. ...
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    Mon. Nov. 04, 2013 at 8:22 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Football: Venice 48, Osceola 0

    SEMINOLE — Osceola coach George Palmer knew the biggest task for his defense was to slow down the big-play capabilities of Venice running back Terry Polk, who entered Friday’s game as the ninth-leading rusher in the state. For a quarter, the Warriors did exactly what they wanted, containing the elusive ...
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    Fri. Nov. 01, 2013 at 11:45 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Osceola’s offense predictable? Try powerful

    Osceola’s offense predictable? Try powerful Forget the trickery, the cuteness, the finesse. Osceola’s offensive philosophy is to run the ball and shove people around.   It worked last season as the Warriors used a slew of running backs to pile up yards and make the playoffs as a district runnerup.   The only thing that changed this ...
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    Thu. Oct. 31, 2013 at 10:18 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region volleyball: All hands on deck for Palm Harbor U. in victory

    Region volleyball: All hands on deck for Palm Harbor U. in victory TAMPA — If Palm Harbor University was going to pull off a minor upset at Plant in the Class 8A region quarterfinal Wednesday, it needed help from just about everyone on the floor. As usual, Naomi Mack came through with kills in clutch situations and libero Ameije Ismaili dove all ...
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    Wed. Oct. 30, 2013 at 11:17 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Pinellas: Sunday Morning QB

    Pinellas: Sunday Morning QB Times’ super 7 1. East Lake (8-0, 4-0): Eagles clinched their third straight district title and are the only undefeated team left in the county after beating Pinellas Park 42-12.  2. Clearwater Central Catholic (7-1, 4-0): The Marauders clinched their second straight district title with a 44-3 victory over Admiral ...
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    Sat. Oct. 26, 2013 at 4:51 p.m. | Rodney Page and Bob Putnam

  • Football: Osceola 22, Palm Harbor U. 21

    Palm Harbor — Jamil Morris capped a 99-yard drive with a touchdown run then Wilan Harvey ran in the two-point conversion as Osceola overcame a 21-7 halftime deficit. The win gives the Warriors (5-3) momentum for next week’s Class 6A, District 7 matchup with Venice. Second-place Venice (1-1) sits a ...
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    Fri. Oct. 25, 2013 at 11:28 p.m. | Colby Cole

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