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  • 6A region basketball: Sarasota Riverview 44, Plant 41

    TAMPA — All season, defense has been the calling card for Sarasota Riverview. And on Thursday night, the Rams turned in yet another excellent defensive effort as they defeated Plant 44-41 in the 6A region quarterfinals.The Rams held Plant to 16 second-half points."It was a tough loss and way to ...
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    Thu. Feb. 10, 2011 at 9:41 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • 6A-8 district basketball: Plant 53, Wharton 27

    TAMPA — Plant defeated Wharton 53-27 for the 6A-8 district title. And much like the entire season against district foes, the Panthers made it look easy.Plant entered Friday night's district final undefeated in district play, and from the opening tip Plant seemed determined to keep it that way.Wharton did its ...
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    Fri. Feb. 04, 2011 at 9:35 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Girls basketball: Tampa Catholic 56, Plant 47

    TAMPA — On Tampa Catholic's senior night, UCF-bound guard Meghan Keough lifted her game and the Crusaders to a 56-47 win over Plant.Whether she was driving to the basket or pulling up for a jumper, Keough made the key plays in the key moments for the Crusaders on Saturday."Being a ...
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    Sat. Jan. 15, 2011 at 8:32 p.m. | Travis Puterbaugh

  • Girls basketball: Jefferson holds off Plant 59-54

    TAMPA — With this being his first season, Jefferson coach Jim Baxter didn't know how big of a rivalry Plant-Jefferson is. According to Baxter, supporters always tell him they hope his Dragons win. But Thursday, it seemed like there were more than normal. "Everyone was coming up to me saying ...
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    Thu. Jan. 06, 2011 at 9:42 p.m. | Mike McCollum

  • Jaguar Holiday Tournament: Clearwater freshman leads rally past Plant

    TAMPA — For 31/2 quarters Thursday, Plant had its way with Clearwater. Every time Clearwater managed to inch closer, Plant was able to scoot away. But when it counted the most, not only were the Tornadoes able to inch closer, they got past the Panthers. Clearwater’s Emma Loucks made a ...
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    Thu. Dec. 30, 2010 at 11:18 p.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Jaguar Holiday Tournament: Plant gets tough to reach final vs. Clearwater

    Jaguar Holiday Tournament: Plant gets tough to reach final vs. Clearwater TAMPA — The semifinal round of the Jaguar Holiday Tournament featured three of the best teams from Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties. And despite only two moving on to the final, all three lived up to the billing. Plant used its defense and got enough offense Wednesday to turn back ...
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    Thu. Dec. 30, 2010 at 12:33 a.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Jaguar Holiday Tournament: Plant shakes off cold start then cruises

    TAMPA — Plant coach Carrie Mahon could only watch as her team missed shot after shot. She chalked it up to too much time off and too many holiday treats. But after a halftime chat Tuesday, the Panthers embarked on a 20-5 third-quarter run and went on to beat host ...
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    Wed. Dec. 29, 2010 at 12:34 a.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Girls basketball: Boca Ciega 45, St. Petersburg Catholic 41

    SEMINOLE — Boca Ciega and St. Petersburg Catholic share a similar problem. They're young, having lost several talented players to graduation, including the Pirates' Latavia Dempsey and Barons' Jerica Coley.Each team has been able to come together more quickly than their coaches expected and both have showcased excellent team play ...
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    Fri. Dec. 10, 2010 at 10:03 p.m. | Chris Girandola

  • Morning Meanderings is back: Good morning, Pasco futbol!

    It's good to be back. Really. Thank you. No, thank you. You can sit down now. Seriously, stop, you're making me blush. And my eyes are watering ...let's go: TEAM OF THE NIGHT So, the Pasco football team plays Friday night in "The Big One", but the Pasco futbol team ...
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    Wed. Nov. 17, 2010 at 10:52 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Hillsborough girls basketball preview

    Teams to watchJeffersonThe Dragons return four starters from last season's Class 4A state semifinal team. Replacing point guard Jade Givens will be difficult, and players will have to get used to new coach Jim Baxter. But Jefferson has the most talented team in the county.SicklesThe heart of the Gryphons' lineup ...
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    Sun. Nov. 14, 2010 at 4:49 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • 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

  • Berkeley leads local FHSAA academic champs

    A number of bay area winter sports teams have been named Academic Team Champions by the Florida High School Athletic Association for earning the highest collective GPA in their respective sports and classifications. Leading the way locally was Berkeley Prep, which won titles in four sports. Winning teams receive a ...
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    Tue. March 23, 2010 at 4:10 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Plant's Taylor commits to Appalachian State

    Plant girls basketball player Michelle Taylor has been one of the county’s top all-around players. And it didn’t take long for Appalachian State to know it. The school offered Taylor a scholarship on the spot after a game against Sickles in January. And on Sunday, the Panthers senior committed to ...
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    Mon. March 15, 2010 at 12:35 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • SPC's Coley, Plant's Taylor tabbed for FACA North-South girls all-star game

    St. Petersburg Catholic scoring sensation Jerica Coley and Plant multidimensional guard Michelle Taylor have been selected to play in the FACA North-South girls basketball all-star game. The girls game will take place at noon March 20 at Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach as the first game of a double header ...
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    Tue. March 09, 2010 at 1:14 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • 6A girls basketball: St. Petersburg wins first region game in program history

    ST. PETERSBURG — It took 34 years, but finally, Thursday night, it happened: St. Petersburg won a girls basketball playoff game. The slow-starting, fast-finishing Green Devils ran Plant right out of the gym, dismantling the Panthers 64-35 in a Class 6A region quarterfinal. "We knew we had them right from ...
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    Thu. Feb. 11, 2010 at 8:59 p.m. | John C. Cotey

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