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  • District girls soccer: Plant City ekes one out vs. rival

    District girls soccer: Plant City ekes one out vs. rival PLANT CITY — Kylee Burroughs assisted on one goal and struck for another in the final two minutes to lift Plant City past East Bay 3-2 for the 4A-9 championship. It was the fourth consecutive season the Raiders have knocked off the Indians in the title match. “I think this ...
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    Fri. Jan. 16, 2015 at 10:43 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Girls soccer: East Bay, Plant City make 4A-9 final

    PLANT CITY — A mid-afternoon rain made for pretty miserable playing conditions Monday, but top seeds East Bay and Plant City muddled their way into the District 4A-9 championship game. No. 1 seed East Bay (12-2-1) handled Hillsborough 4-0 before host Plant City defeated King 4-1 in the semifinals. The ...
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    Mon. Jan. 12, 2015 at 10:02 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Girls soccer: Newsome edges Plant City 2-1

    LITHIA — Newsome scored two late goals during a four-minute stretch and held on to defeat Plant City 2-1 Friday night. But outcome aside, the regular-season finale was exactly what both coaches hoped for ahead of next week’s district tournaments. “You couldn’t ask to play a better team before districts ...
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    Fri. Jan. 09, 2015 at 10:23 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Tampa Bay girls district soccer preview

    Tampa Bay girls district soccer preview Perhaps no high school athletic season is as unique as girls soccer. First, there is a week break for Thanksgiving, then comes the two-week winter break. When the season finally resumes, there is exactly one week to get ready for district tournaments. Teams get in a few practices and maybe ...
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    Fri. Jan. 09, 2015 at 3:24 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Girls basketball: Plant City 48, Tampa Bay Tech 42

    PLANT CITY — In Plant City’s game against Spoto on Monday night, starting guard Avery Brown hit her head on the court. Before Tuesday’s district matchup with Tampa Bay Tech, coach Wilton Wilkerson didn’t think his injured player looked right, so he benched her just to be on the safe ...
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    Tue. Dec. 16, 2014 at 10:31 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Nov. 29-Dec. 5

    Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, Nov. 29  through Friday, Dec. 5. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in ...
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    Sat. Dec. 06, 2014 at 12:50 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Girls basketball: Plant City 55, Strawberry Crest 38

    PLANT CITY — The host Raiders finally notched their first-ever win against Strawberry Crest in Thursday’s battle of unbeaten Class 7A, District 7 rivals. Plant City improved to 7-0, 3-0 atop the district, and dropped the Chargers to 6-1, 2-1 with a decisive 55-38 victory. Strawberry Crest’s press backfired with ...
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    Thu. Dec. 04, 2014 at 11:11 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Basketball: Plant City girls, Plant boys off to hot starts

    When Plant City’s girls basketball season began, the Raiders admitted to coach Wilt Wilkerson they were a little disappointed.  “The girls were upset that there wasn’t a lot of talk about them in the papers when the season started,” Wilkerson said. “I told them ‘Hey, we haven’t earned the right.’ ” ...
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    Tue. Dec. 02, 2014 at 6:23 p.m. | Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Football: Sickles 9, Plant City 7

    Football: Sickles 9, Plant City 7 TAMPA — Before Sickles’ region quarterfinal matchup with Plant City, the team congregated around coach Brian Turner on the softball field behind Gryphons Stadium. Like he does before every game, Turner addressed his players as kickoff approached. But nowhere in the four-minute speech did he mention the honor — Hillsborough ...
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    Sat. Nov. 15, 2014 at 12:48 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Playoff football capsules: Class 7A

    Playoff football capsules: Class 7A Class 7A region quarterfinals Palmetto (4-5) at East Lake (10-0) Winner plays: Pinellas Park-East Lake winner Scouting report: This is a rematch of last year’s region quarterfinal that East Lake won 13-12. It was the Eagles’ closest win in each of the past two seasons. The game was heated last ...
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    Thu. Nov. 13, 2014 at 6:03 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Playoff football primer: If you like future college stars …

    Playoff football primer: If you like future college stars … Twenty-seven Tampa Bay football teams kick off the first round of the postseason Friday night. We’ll be running a playoff primer series all week, breaking down the matchups into categories even casual football fans should find appealing.     If you like Division I recruits, go see: Palmetto (4-5) at ...
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    Mon. Nov. 10, 2014 at 8:22 p.m. | Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Football: Gaither 38, Plant City 11

    TAMPA — Copeland Hargrove, Curtis Wilder and Malik Huff combined for 246 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns as Gaither (7-3) wrapped up its season Friday with a Senior Night win against playoff-bound Plant City (4-5-1 ). Gaither rushed for 329 yards on 37 carries, while its defense limited Plant City ...
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    Sat. Nov. 08, 2014 at 12:58 a.m. | Don Jensen

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Steven Ogletree, male winner for Oct. 25-31

    HomeTeam Hot Shots: Steven Ogletree, male winner for Oct. 25-31 Male Hot Shot winner: Steven Ogletree, Plant City  In just one year, Plant City linebacker Steven Ogletree has gone from primarily a JV player to one of the Raiders’ best defenders on varsity.  And Friday in a 20-14 win vs. Brandon, the sophomore helped ensure that his season of vast ...
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    Mon. Nov. 03, 2014 at 7:47 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Football: Plant City 20, Brandon 14

    PLANT CITY — It’s long been said that football is a game of inches. And that old adage rang true again Friday. Plant City forced a fumble just shy of the goal line and earned a playoff berth in the process, holding on for a thrilling 20-14 win against Brandon. ...
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    Sat. Nov. 01, 2014 at 1:03 a.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Sunday Morning QB: District titles, playoff hopefuls

    Sunday Morning QB: District titles, playoff hopefuls Team of the week River Ridge: Royal Knights’ coach Ryan Benjamin did not hide the fact that a win over Hudson would mean the school’s first playoff berth since 1998. His team responded with a decisive 46-14 win over Hudson. The win secures a district championship for a team that ...
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    Sat. Oct. 25, 2014 at 10:57 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

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