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  • Hillsborough County roundup for Tuesday, Sept. 4

    HomeTeam Hot Shots Mercedyz Mitchell, King: The Lions sophomore setter had 19 aces in a three-game romp of Spoto. Senior teammate Mallory Mitchell added five kills. Austin Unger, Sickles: The Gryphons senior won the 100-yard butterfly and 100 backstroke and swam on two winning relay teams in Sickles’ 129-34 romp ...
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    Wed. Sept. 05, 2012 at 12:35 a.m. | Joey Knight

  • Times’ 2011 all-Hillsborough County volleyball team

    Times’ 2011 all-Hillsborough County volleyball team Co-Players of the Year: OH Jordan Burgess, Sr., Berkeley Prep Plainly put, Burgess will leave Berkeley as one of the most decorated volleyball players in recent memory. After winning her third straight state title at Berkeley, she became the first repeat winner of the Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Volleyball award. ...
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    Thu. Dec. 22, 2011 at 10:24 a.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Region volleyball roundup: Plant's state title run snapped

    TAMPA — Early in Plant’s Class 8A region quarterfinal against Palm Harbor University on Wednesday night, Panthers coach Amy Rumore could tell things didn’t seem right. As the winner of five straight state titles, the Panthers had been used to having a match under control. They rarely played from behind. ...
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    Wed. Nov. 02, 2011 at 9:48 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Cotey: The Hot List, Week 9

    Cotey: The Hot List, Week 9 You can read it, put your coffee on it to keep it warm, clip it out and use it to fry eggs on, but just don't touch. It's hot! Every weekend, Times preps columnist John C.Cotey will you bring the Hot List, telling you what's trending most in the world ...
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    Sat. Oct. 29, 2011 at 3:16 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Hillsborough district volleyball roundup: Same old result for new-look Panthers

    VALRICO — Plant wasn’t used to nervous moments like this early in the postseason, but the five-time defending state champion has grown used to the fact that this year is different. With a new coach, a retooled roster and several regular-season road bumps, the Panthers came into Thursday night’s Class ...
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    Fri. Oct. 28, 2011 at 12:15 a.m. | Times Staff

  • 8A-7 district volleyball semifinals: Durant shocks top-seeded Bloomingdale

    8A-7 district volleyball semifinals: Durant shocks top-seeded Bloomingdale VALRICO — Somebody forgot to tell Durant that No. 5 seeds aren’t supposed to come in and beat No. 1 seeds on their own floor. But that’s what the Cougars did to Bloomingdale, coming into a nearly packed gym and downing the Bulls 25-13, 26-24, 16-25, 25-17. Durant will face ...
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    Wed. Oct. 26, 2011 at 11:26 p.m. | Laura Keeley

  • Volleyball: CCC takes out Plant, Boone in Tampa Bay Invitational pool play

    TAMPA — Clearwater Central Catholic toppled Plant in Tampa Bay Invitational pool play Friday, winning two of three games thanks to the powerful finishing of Kalyn Baird. The senior outside hitter led Pinellas County in kills last season and is on pace to do so again. Baird finished the match ...
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    Fri. Oct. 07, 2011 at 9:20 p.m. | David Rice

  • Volleyball: Bloomingdale shocks Plant in five games

    TAMPA — Take one step into Plant’s gymnasium and you see a wall full of banners — including the ones marking the Panthers’ five straight state volleyball championships. For a first-time visitor like Bloomingdale freshman Karissa Rhoades, it was hard to avert her eyes from that wall as the Bulls ...
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    Wed. Oct. 05, 2011 at 12:09 a.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Former volleyball teammates' paths converge as teachers and coaches

    Former volleyball teammates' paths converge as teachers and coaches TAMPA — Margeaux Sinibaldi and Amy Rumore shared the most indelible moment of their volleyball careers five years ago as teammates on the University of Tampa’s Division II national championship team. The culmination of that 35-1 season was undoubtedly a remarkable accomplishment. But equally interesting is how these friends’ paths ...
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    Mon. Oct. 03, 2011 at 3:25 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Volleyball: Plant falls out of MaxPreps Top 25; Berkeley, East Lake drop

    Who says the preseason doesn't mean anything? A pair of preseason losses last week was enough to bump five-time defending state champion Plant out of the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 national volleyball rankings. The Panthers, which were ranked No. 17 in last week’s preseason poll, dropped three-game matches to Venice and ...
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    Wed. Aug. 31, 2011 at 1:53 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Hillsborough County volleyball preview

    Hillsborough County volleyball preview With every high school volleyball season, rosters are critical to following the action on court. Seniors graduate, freshmen enter, and a few players transfer along the way. But this year we need a roster just to figure out the new faces on the bench. Never before has there been so ...
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    Sat. Aug. 27, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Berkeley, East Lake and Plant volleyball nationally ranked

    Berkeley Prep's powerhouse volleyball program opens the 2011 season as one of the top teams in the country. The back-to-back Class 3A state champion Buccaneers are ranked No. 2 in the nation in MaxPreps' preseason rankings. Although Berkeley jumps up to 4A this year, the site writes: “Berkeley Prep still ...
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    Tue. Aug. 23, 2011 at 6:11 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Tampa Bay Juniors club volleyball team has strong finish at Junior Nationals

    The Tampa Bay Juniors 18 Black girls club volleyball team placed fifth in this month's 18 Open Division of the USA Volleyball Junior Nationals in Atlanta. But the Tampa Bay Juniors' performance there is just one indicator of its success this club season. Led by Berkeley Prep rising seniors Jordan Burgess (Stanford) ...
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    Tue. July 19, 2011 at 3:25 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Plant hires Rumore to be new volleyball coach

    Amy Rumore spent the past two seasons grooming the next wave of Plant volleyball players at the JV level. Now she will take over one of the state's most successful volleyball programs. Rumore, a 2003 Plant grad, was named the school's next volleyball coach on Wednesday, taking over for Leanna ...
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    Wed. May 18, 2011 at 7:05 p.m. | Eduardo A. Encina

  • Times' all-Suncoast volleyball team

    Times' all-Suncoast volleyball team All-Suncoast volleyball Player of the year Jordan Burgess, Jr., OH, Berkeley Prep As remarkably focused as Burgess  is on the volleyball court, she’s uncontrollably giggly in front of the camera. For her Player of the Year photo shoot, she struggled to keep a straight face under the bright studio lights. ...
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    Thu. Dec. 23, 2010 at 9:44 a.m. | Times Staff

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