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  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Sept. 6-12

    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, Sept. 5-12. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in the area. Read up ...
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    Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 11:02 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Football: Plant 37, Gaither 10

    TAMPA — After a lackadaisical first three quarters, Plant came alive in the fourth, breaking open a close game. With the score tied at 10 entering the fourth, Plant senior Patrick Brooks ran for the go-ahead, 38-yard touchdown. The Panthers went on to score 27 unanswered points. Key Drive: With ...
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    Sat. Sept. 13, 2014 at 12:59 a.m. | Ryan Butler

  • Cross country: Zentmeyer lifts Sickles’ boys

    Cross country: Zentmeyer lifts Sickles’ boys TAMPA — James Zentmeyer wasn’t expecting too much early Wednesday evening when he lined up at Lake Park to run the West Hillsborough Conference Invitational. His Sickles cross country team had a brutal workout on Tuesday and left practice exhausted. He didn’t feel great warming up before the race, and ...
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    Wed. Sept. 10, 2014 at 10:14 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Battle of South Tampa: Plant 46, Robinson 18

    TAMPA — Friday night featured the annual Battle of South Tampa between Plant and Robinson, a game Robinson has not won since 2004. The task for the Knights: end the drought. For the Panthers: keep the streak alive. And they did just that, scoring 33 points in the first half ...
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    Sat. Sept. 06, 2014 at 12:37 a.m. | Bailey Adams

  • No hiding from the spotlight for Plant QB Rex Culpepper

    No hiding from the spotlight for Plant QB Rex Culpepper VALDOSTA, Ga. — Another shot. That’s what Plant High School’s game against Lowndes was to quarterback Rex Culpepper.  Friday’s out-of-state season opener meant Plant had a chance to begin its season on the right foot, something it failed to do a year ago. But more than that, Culpepper had the ...
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    Wed. Sept. 03, 2014 at 4:20 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Associated Press state football poll: Week 2

    The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings. Area teams n bold:   Class 8A    Record    Pts    Prv    1. Miramar (18)   1-0          189    1        2. Dr. ...
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    Tue. Sept. 02, 2014 at 4:35 p.m. | Associated Press

  • Football: Lowndes (Ga.) 20, Plant 14

    VALDOSTA , GA. — Known for its usually prolific offenses, Plant showed with a late snap of the ball on the very first play it’d be anything but in its season opener against Lowndes. A delay of game penalty and negative yards of offense were all the Panthers had to ...
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    Sat. Aug. 30, 2014 at 1:40 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Football: A baker’s dozen destined for greatness

    Football: A baker’s dozen destined for greatness Everyone knows how good Sickles’ Ray Ray McCloud III, East Lake’s George Campbell and Armwood’s Byron Cowart are. These are the lesser known guys we expect to take their turns in the spotlight this season. You can thank us in December.   WR/DB Tyree Austin, Sr., Pasco: While not the ...
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    Thu. Aug. 28, 2014 at 3:33 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Preseason football: Plant 21, Armwood 17

    Preseason football: Plant 21, Armwood 17 TAMPA — With Plant trailing Armwood by three and less than two minutes to go Friday night, first-year starting quarterback Rex Culpepper tried desperately to pick up a first down near midfield. Fitting right in with a night of seemingly endless mistakes for both teams, Culpepper’s pass on third and ...
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    Sat. Aug. 23, 2014 at 12:30 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Bay area’s elite, Plant vs. Armwood, reunite

    Bay area’s elite, Plant vs. Armwood, reunite Every year when the time for scheduling a preseason game approaches, Plant High football coach Robert Weiner calls around the state looking for the best opponent  for his four-time state champion Panthers.  Last year, it was Godby, the Tallahassee tank of a team that handed Plant a 19-point loss. In ...
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    Thu. Aug. 21, 2014 at 8:08 p.m. | John C. Cotey and Kelly Parsons

  • Plant: 2014 football preview

    Plant: 2014 football preview Plant Coach: Robert Weiner (11th season, 112-21) Last season: 10-2 Class/district: 8A-6 Colors: Black and gold Stadium: Dads Stadium, 2415 S. Himes Ave., Tampa Playoff history: 1965, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Last appearance: Beat Orlando Boone 42-3; beat ...
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    Wed. Aug. 20, 2014 at 8:40 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Class 8A, District 6: 2014 district preview

    Class 8A, District 6: 2014 district preview We wrap up our daily district previews for all 78 varsity football teams with one of Hillsborough County’s most competitive leagues.  Overview This is one of Tampa Bay’s best districts, with just about every team in it a playoff contender. Plant hasn’t lost a district game in ages, and Wharton ...
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    Wed. Aug. 20, 2014 at 6:08 p.m. | John C. Cotey and Kelly Parsons

  • Golf: Tampa Bay season preview

    Golf: Tampa Bay season preview This year’s high school golf season could be awfully similar to last year’s golf season. Of the six 2013 Tampa Bay Times Players of the Year in the North Suncoast and Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, five return. They are Donnie Gabrelcik (Mitchell), Kelly Harris (Sunlake), Tyler Bakich (Newsome), Terese Romeo ...
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    Sat. Aug. 16, 2014 at 8:12 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Tucker and Chatfield to play in Perfect Game All-American Classic

    Plant outfielder Kyle Tucker and Spoto outfielder Chris Chatfield have been selected for this year's Perfect Game All-American Classic. The rising seniors will join 52 other players on the east and west teams, which will square off in a nine-inning game on Aug. 10 at Petco Park in San Diego. ...
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    Thu. July 24, 2014 at 2:46 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Sling N Shoot top Tampa Bay performers

    Sling N Shoot top Tampa Bay performers Area teams came up big in the weekend Sling N Shoot 7-on-7 tournament at USF, with three teams — Armwood, East Lake and Alonso — making the semifinals. Armwood eventually prevailed, beating East Lake 20-13 in the championship Sunday. Here are the players who caught our eye Sunday:  Top 10 ...
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    Mon. July 21, 2014 at 1:52 p.m. | Kelly Parsons and Jacob Lynn

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