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  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Leah Ford, female winner for Dec. 6-2

    HomeTeam Hot Shots: Leah Ford, female winner for Dec. 6-2 Female Hot Shot winner: Leah Ford, River Ridge Leah Ford, in her fourth season on River Ridge’s varsity team, leads the Royal Knights in scoring.  But points don’t matter much to the senior. Wins, however, do. “If I don’t score a lot of points and my team wins, I’m fine ...
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    Mon. Dec. 15, 2014 at 6:38 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • 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: Land O'Lakes 33, River Ridge 31

    NEW PORT RICHEY – In a game featuring two of the North Suncoast’s top scorers, it was a little surprising to see offense come at a premium. Whatever the strategy, Land O’Lakes continued its domination of River Ridge in a thrilling 33-31 victory Thursday night to extend its record against ...
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    Thu. Dec. 04, 2014 at 9:51 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • FHSAA suspends Tarpon Springs football coach Ron Hawn six weeks

    FHSAA suspends Tarpon Springs football coach Ron Hawn six weeks Tarpon Springs football coach Ron Hawn was suspended six weeks by the Florida High School Athletic Association for his involvement in a fight after the Spongers’ 29-28 loss to River Ridge in the Class 5A region quarterfinals. In the FHSAA letter obtained by the Tampa Bay Times, Hawn was given ...
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    Wed. Dec. 03, 2014 at 11:06 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • FHSAA fines River Ridge, Tarpon Springs after fight

    The Florida High School Athletic Association fined River Ridge and Tarpon Springs a combined $1,250 and placed both football programs on administrative and restrictive probation stemming from a fight between players at the end of the teams’ Class 5A region quarterfinal last month.   The fight occurred after River Ridge ...
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    Tue. Dec. 02, 2014 at 7:12 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • The Court Report: More milestones, standouts and a little scheduling drama

    The Court Report: More milestones, standouts and a little scheduling drama Stars of the night • There has been much early talk about Northeast transfer Zoi Thompson, but senior guard Laura Fizell has been just as good in the early season. Fizell scored 16 points against Berkeley Prep in a 52-35 win Tuesday night. She has upped her average to 14.2 ...
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    Wed. Nov. 26, 2014 at 12:32 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Sunday Morning QB: Seven still standing

    Sunday Morning QB: Seven still standing Team of the week Indian Rocks Christian. The Golden Eagles have compiled the type of statistics befitting a team ranked No. 1 in the state in Class 2A. Their 48-12 win over Naples First Baptist marked the 10th win this season by 35 points or more. The offensive balance was ...
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    Sat. Nov. 22, 2014 at 7:38 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Football: Lakewood 26, River Ridge 3 (with video)

    Football: Lakewood 26, River Ridge 3 (with video) ST. PETERSBURG — Lakewood prepared all week to stop River Ridge running back Chris Schwarz, and for good reason. Schwarz has gained 2,536 yards this season and is the main reason the Knights advanced to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. But the Spartans also planned to put ...
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    Sat. Nov. 22, 2014 at 12:11 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Offenses beware: Grittier Ds abound this postseason

    Offenses beware: Grittier Ds abound this postseason Every year when the high school football playoffs roll around, one thing is a given: Armwood’s defense will be nasty.  And, yes, the unbeaten Hawks are good once again, setting a school record for fewest points allowed in the regular season (23). They’re currently on a streak of five straight ...
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    Tue. Nov. 18, 2014 at 8:12 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • River Ridge O-linemen give Chris Schwarz 2,536 reasons to love them

    River Ridge O-linemen give Chris Schwarz 2,536 reasons to love them NEW PORT RICHEY -— As much attention as River Ridge High School running back Chris Schwarz has gotten — all of it deserved — he is insistent on spreading the love to his offensive line. And Schwarz lets them feel it at every opportunity. “When he scores a touchdown, we ...
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    Tue. Nov. 18, 2014 at 2:36 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Playoff profile: River Ridge FB/NG Dillon O'Toole

    Playoff profile: River Ridge FB/NG Dillon O'Toole For much of the season, River Ridge (10-1) has flown under the radar. So has Dillon O'Toole. He plays two violent, unheralded positions – fullback and nose guard. O’Toole is the caddy of the offense with his timely blocks serving as a retaining wall between star running back Chris Schwarz and ...
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    Mon. Nov. 17, 2014 at 6:39 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Sunday Morning QB: Record-breaking edition

    Sunday Morning QB: Record-breaking edition Team of the Week Spoto. The Spartans won the school’s first-ever playoff game with an impressive 42-6 win over Lake Wales. It was only the third playoff game Spoto has played and sets up a rematch with district champion Jesuit. Running back Todd Sims came up big, with 114 yards ...
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    Sun. Nov. 16, 2014 at 1:38 a.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Football: River Ridge 29, Tarpon Springs 28

    Football: River Ridge 29, Tarpon Springs 28 PORT RICHEY — Tarpon Springs knew exactly what River Ridge’s game plan was going to be heading into Friday’s Class 5A region quarterfinal game. Still, stopping Royal Knights’ running back Chris Schwarz is tough to do. Schwarz, who entered the game as the state’s third-leading rusher with 2,138 yards, got ...
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    Sat. Nov. 15, 2014 at 12:50 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Playoff football primer: If you like postseason firsts …

    Playoff football primer: If you like postseason firsts … Twenty-seven Tampa Bay football teams kick off the first round of the postseason Friday night. We wrap up our playoff primer series with the teams to watch if you like playoff firsts. Mitchell (6-4) at Gainesville (5-5): This isn’t actually the first time Andy Schmitz has made the playoffs as ...
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    Thu. Nov. 13, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. | Rodney Page and Bob Putnam

  • Playoff football capsules: Class 5A

    Playoff football capsules: Class 5A Class 5A region quarterfinals Spoto (7-3) at Lake Wales (8-2) Winner plays: Jesuit-Auburndale winner Scouting report: With eight wins — more than Spoto has ever had in a single season — Lake Wales has improved from a year ago. But so has Spoto. Todd Sims leads the Spartans with 853 ...
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    Tue. Nov. 11, 2014 at 6:09 p.m. | Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

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