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  • Tampa Bay baseball preview

    Tampa Bay baseball preview High school baseball season is in full swing, and if the first few games have taught us anything, it’s that there are more questions than answers. Is there an area team capable of making a state title run like Jesuit did last season? Is there a surprise team that gets ...
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    Thu. Feb. 19, 2015 at 6:06 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • These softball players swing mighty mean bats

    These softball players swing mighty mean bats For years, the long ball might as well have been an ancient artifact in softball, a rare find in a game dominated by power pitchers.  After all, there were plenty of aces in the bay area who wielded the most important weapon in the sport — speed. When they were ...
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    Mon. Feb. 09, 2015 at 8:01 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region girls basketball: Nature Coast 60, River Ridge 41

    BROOKSVILLE — River Ridge came out shooting and put a scare into Nature Coast, but it wasn’t enough to snag the Royal Knights’ first state playoff victory. The Sharks took advantage of River Ridge’s streaky offense to land a 60-41 win Thursday night in a Class 5A region quarterfinal. “We ...
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    Thu. Feb. 05, 2015 at 9:32 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Region boys soccer: Sunlake 3, River Ridge 1

    LAND O’LAKES — Cobi Shirmo’s go-ahead goal with 20 minutes remaining and Connor Spencer’s two very timely strikes sent Sunlake to a 3-1 victory over River Ridge in Tuesday’s Class 3A, Region 2 semifinals. The Seahawks (27-1) aim for a third consecutive state semifinal berth Friday when they host Taylor ...
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    Tue. Feb. 03, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District girls basketball: Land O'Lakes 35, River Ridge 31

    NEW PORT RICHEY — This was a new role for Gabby Mills. After spending much of her first varsity season coming off the bench, the Land O’Lakes junior was thrust into the starting lineup for this week’s Class 5A, District 8 tourney. “I haven’t started because I needed time to ...
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    Fri. Jan. 30, 2015 at 10:31 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Region boys soccer: River Ridge 2, Nature Coast 1 (PKs)

    BROOKSVILLE — It almost came down to a costly foul call as time was winding down, but Nature Coast wasn’t willing to end it that way. In an overtime thriller, the Sharks came up just short Thursday night as River Ridge squeaked out a 2-1 victory in the Class 3A ...
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    Thu. Jan. 29, 2015 at 10:29 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • District girls basketball: Land O‚ÄôLakes, River Ridge to meet a third time

    NEW PORT RICHEY -— After sluggish starts Wednesday, the top seeds rolled to victory in the Class 5A, District 8 semifinals, with No. 1 Land O’Lakes topping Fivay 51-31 and host River Ridge dropping Tarpon Springs 60-26. The district championship will be decided Friday at 7 p.m. Land O’Lakes won ...
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    Wed. Jan. 28, 2015 at 9:17 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District boys soccer: Sunlake 3, River Ridge 2

    DADE CITY — The final whistle had barely finished echoing on Friday’s District 3A-8 championship game, and thoughts of Sunlake and River Ridge staging a rematch were already being expressed. The phrase “we’ll see you again” or something akin was uttered by many. And if indeed the teams square off ...
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    Fri. Jan. 23, 2015 at 11:06 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District boys soccer: River Ridge, Sunlake advance

    DADE CITY — With River Ridge’s playoff fate nearing a sudden-death scenario, sophomore Orion Mancini felt the pressure to produce. He did so with a sensational 30-yard free kick, giving the Knights a 1-0 victory over Gulf in the Class 3A, District 8 semifinals at Pasco. River Ridge (15-4-2) advances ...
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    Wed. Jan. 21, 2015 at 10:30 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • 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

  • 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

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