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  • Midweek Grab Bag: It's back and better than ever

    Midweek Grab Bag: It's back and better than ever If I got asked one thing more than anything elsethis offseason, it was this: when is the Grab Bag coming back? My answer was always the same:  I know, riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight? So here it is, Season 2, Episode I of your predictions, projections and for many of you excited to be ...
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    Wed. Aug. 29, 2012 at 1:12 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Preseason football: Alonso 31, Spoto 6

    RIVERVIEW — The anticipated matchup between two of the county's better running backs gave way to one team's quarterback play Friday night.Alonso's Ish Witter and Spoto's Eric Moate showed flashes in spurts but Ravens quarterback Brandon Hawkins stood out in a 31-6 preseason victory. Witter produced 42 yards and scored ...
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    Fri. Aug. 24, 2012 at 7:24 p.m. | Rod Gipson

  • Cotey: Preseason top 25

    Cotey: Preseason top 25 The teams have changed. Some coaches, too. Players have come, transferred or graduated. But no matter how you break it down, how many practices you watch, how many stats you grind, the argument for the top high school football team in Tampa Bay is the same as every year since ...
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    Mon. Aug. 20, 2012 at 5:53 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • HomeTeam 100: Spotlight on Eric Moate

    HomeTeam 100: Spotlight on Eric Moate Spoto RB Eric Moate, No. 39 in the HomeTeam 100  (see Nos. 31-40 here), is no longer under the radar. 2011 stats: 1,225 yards rushing, 11 yards per carry, 15 total TDs The breakdown: He quietly went about his business last season, Eric Moate did, only posting some of the ...
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    Wed. Aug. 15, 2012 at 6:19 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • District deconstruction: Class 5A, District 8

    District deconstruction: Class 5A, District 8 Over the next few weeks, we’ll be taking a look at a football district a day. Today: Class 5A, District 8. Teams Listed in order of 2011 finish, with overall/district record Jesuit (11-2, 8-0) Robinson (9-3, 7-1) Lakewood (6-4, 5-3) Spoto (6-4, 5-3) Dunedin (4-6, 3-5) Blake (4-6, 3-5) Gibbs ...
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    Thu. July 26, 2012 at 2:16 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Times' all-Hillsborough County boys and girls track teams

    Boys Athlete of the year: Jeremiah Green, Jr., Hillsborough Why we picked him: One of the nation’s elite triple jumpers, Green owns two of the nation’s top six efforts for 2012 according to DyeStat. He posted a career-best 50-foot, 6.5-inch performance (fourth nationally) in February, and nearly matched it with ...
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    Wed. May 30, 2012 at 11:20 a.m. | Joey Knight

  • Football: Spring jamboree at East Bay

    At East Bay Scores: Riverview 15, Lennard 14 East Bay 14, Spoto 7 Spring game-breakers: Riverview sophomore QB Chase Freeman ran the ball eight times, picking up 65 yards and the touchdown that brought his team within a point despite having only three weeks of practice in new coach Mike ...
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    Thu. May 24, 2012 at 10:42 p.m. | David Rice

  • HomeTeam Huddle: At Spoto, less really is more

    HomeTeam Huddle: At Spoto, less really is more RIVERVIEW — Veteran Spoto coach Dale Caparaso has spent these purgatorial spring afternoons overseeing somewhat of a paradox in pads. Which is to say, a minimal turnout has not led to maximum two-platooning. Entering Thursday’s jamboree at East Bay, Caparaso envisions only one player — rising senior FB/ILB Camarcus Thomas ...
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    Mon. May 21, 2012 at 9:10 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Cotey: Spring football primer

    Cotey: Spring football primer Are you ready for some …wait, wait. Let me try again. Spring is in the …no, no no. Scratch all that. Let’s go with: Football! Nice, simple and to the exclamation point. High school practice starts Tuesday and we’ve got big arms, like the one East Lake quarterback Pete DiNovo ...
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    Mon. April 30, 2012 at 7:43 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Spoto's Moate won't run at regionals (UPDATED 7:35 p.m.)

    Spoto's Moate won't run at regionals (UPDATED 7:35 p.m.) The chances of Spoto junior sprinter Eric Moate making a relay cameo at Thursday's Class 2A, Region 3 meet apparently have dissipated. Moate's aunt and guardian, Nicole Goldsmith, told the Times in a text message Wednesday afternoon that Moate -- injured in last week's District 10 meet -- was diagnosed ...
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    Wed. April 18, 2012 at 7:48 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Hillsborough track: Injury spoils postseason for Spoto sprinter

    RIVERVIEW — Spoto junior sprinter Eric Moate’s promising postseason essentially ended before it even commenced Thursday. Moate, who won county titles last week in the 100 and 200 meters, pulled up with a left hamstring injury midway through the 100 finals at Thursday’s Class 2A, District 10 meet on his ...
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    Fri. April 13, 2012 at 12:25 a.m. | Joey Knight

  • Hillsborough County: Baseball statistics, super 7

    Times’ Super Seven Records through Wednesday 1. Jesuit (19-1): Tigers are No. 1 in the nation again, just in time for their out-of-town competition at the Jesuit Easter Tournament. 2. Jefferson (18-4): Pitching continues to carry the Dragons, who are 5-1 in one-run games. 3. Bloomingdale (19-3): Champion of the ...
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    Thu. April 12, 2012 at 2:40 p.m. | Laura Keeley

  • Track: Spoto's Moate outruns his demons

    Track: Spoto's Moate outruns his demons RIVERVIEW — Upon further review, tenacity leaped from the game DVDs Spoto football coach Dale Caparaso was studying. Time after time, whistles blared even as No. 3’s legs kept churning. So Caparaso did a little quantifying, trying to attach a numerical figure to the fortitude. Eventually, the coach discovered that ...
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    Wed. April 04, 2012 at 1:37 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Track: Plant boys make good on coach's return

    TAMPA — It was as if a bungee cord — with some umbilical elements — connected Shawn Balow to Plant High. The gig he took at the Brooklyn YMCA last summer stretched the distance between himself and the Panthers boys track team he had coached, but never snapped. Almost daily, ...
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    Tue. April 03, 2012 at 11:45 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Day 3 roundup from Brandon

    At Brandon Scores Durant 3, Strawberry Crest 2 Plant City 7, Spoto 0 Leto 12, Middleton 1 (6 innings) Bloomingdale 2, Brandon 1 (8) Pitchers of the day Of the three gems tossed Tuesday, none produced a win. Bloomingdale junior right-hander Cody Crouse allowed two hits over six innings — ...
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    Wed. March 14, 2012 at 12:40 a.m. | Joey Knight

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