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  • 2011-12 notables from the North Suncoast

    With the school year over, the Times is taking a final look back at 2011-12 to hand out superlatives to the top teams and player from the North Suncoast: Best team Springstead wrestling: It’s hard to argue against the Eagles, who breezed to their second straight Class 2A state title. ...
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    Tue. June 12, 2012 at 4:37 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Springstead wrestlers sign to compete at the next level

    Three-time state champion and two-time national champion Cody Ross has signed with the University of North Carolina for the upcoming fall. Ross, who owns the Springstead records for wins (186), was dominant in his tenure with the Eagles. He had narrowed his choices  to American, James Madison, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Duke, North ...
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    Wed. May 16, 2012 at 2:47 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

    • Recruit: Sean Redman
      Temple, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    • Recruit: Cody Ross
      North Carolina
  • Times' all-North Suncoast wrestling teams

    Co-Wrestlers of the Year Cody Ross, Sr., Springstead (44-3) Why we picked him: Ross’ focus is unmatched. As a freshman, he reached the state finals before losing to one of only two five-time state champions in Florida history, Brandon’s Rossi Bruno. Since then, he reeled off three straight state titles, ...
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    Sat. March 24, 2012 at 2:44 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • State wrestling: Springstead coasts to Class 2A crown

    State wrestling: Springstead coasts to Class 2A crown LAKELAND — The championship wasn’t as dramatic or intense this time around, but for the Springstead wrestlers and coaches on the medals stand at the Lakeland Center on Saturday evening, the feelings while holding the trophy were just as gratifying. Springstead (172.5 points) won its second consecutive Class 2A state ...
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    Sun. Feb. 19, 2012 at 12:07 a.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Springstead's Dreggors has one thing in mind, and one last shot

    Springstead's Dreggors has one thing in mind, and one last shot SPRING HILL — Ever since he was a freshman at Citrus, people have been telling John Dreggors he would be a state champion. He transferred to Springstead the following season and continued his ascension. The heavyweight phenom has four national championships, been named to six All-America lists and has a ...
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    Wed. Feb. 15, 2012 at 6:43 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Region wrestling: Springstead repeats as 2A-2 champion

    One season after winning the program’s first state title, Springstead looks primed for another solid run in Lakeland. The Eagles (263.5 points) ran away with the Class 2A, Region 2 title Saturday at St. Cloud by almost 100 points over runnerup Lake Gibson thanks to 12 state qualifiers and four ...
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    Sat. Feb. 11, 2012 at 9:52 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • 2A-7 wrestling: Springstead wins eighth consecutive district title; Fivay wins first in school history<br /><br />

    BROOKSVILLE — Eight straight district titles and 26 overall: Those are the numbers that Springstead put under its belt with a dominant victory in the Class 2A, District 7 wrestling tournament Saturday.The Eagles earned 294 points on the strength of 10 individual champions, qualifying all 14 of their wrestlers for ...
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    Sat. Feb. 04, 2012 at 7:03 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • North Suncoast district wrestling preview

    North Suncoast district wrestling preview SPRING HILL — As the postseason approaches, the prep career of Cody Ross nears a conclusion. The Springstead senior has starred at one of the state’s elite wrestling programs for four years and has become arguably the greatest grappler to wear the Eagle singlet. “What (former Springstead state champion) Corey ...
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    Thu. Jan. 26, 2012 at 7:35 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Wrestling: Determined Brandon wins Ippolito Memorial for the 26th time

    BRANDON — Motivation never seems to be a problem for Brandon, which is currently on a 10-year state championship run and ranked fifth in the nation.Nonetheless, coach Russ Cozart admitted his team might have been a bit more fired up for this weekend's two-day tournament named after the late Tony ...
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    Sat. Jan. 21, 2012 at 9:07 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Wrestling: Springstead wins its invitational for sixth consecutive year

    SPRING HILL — Springstead might have won its home tournament Saturday for the sixth time in a row, but the Eagles didn't have their usual parade of individual champions.One season after getting eight wrestlers to the finals and crowning seven of them with gold, Springstead (248 points) only won five ...
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    Sat. Jan. 07, 2012 at 8:13 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Wrestling: Springstead wins another Kiwanis Invitational

    BROOKSVILLE — Hernando hosts the Kiwanis Invitational every season, but Springstead proved again Saturday why it owns the tournament.The Eagles (302.5 points) won their seventh consecutive title at the 30th annual event, easily outpacing Nature Coast (207)."We asked the boys to step up their intensity this weekend," Springstead coach Eric ...
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    Sat. Dec. 10, 2011 at 8:21 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Wrestling: Kiwanis Invitational preview

    DADE CITY — For the past three seasons, J.P. Gamez has been a leader for Pasco on the mat. Never misses practice, runs every night. If he has something to say, you had better listen. Gamez’s accomplishments for the Pirates are well-chronicled:  145 wins, numerous tournament victories and a third-place ...
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    Wed. Dec. 07, 2011 at 11:02 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Wrestling: Though tuning up for trip, Brandon claims another Cougar Invitational title

    TAMPA — Brandon wrestling coach Russ Cozart was gearing his team to peak at a late December tournament in Minnesota.The Eagles may be a bit ahead of schedule already though.Brandon defended its Cougar Invitational title, a 32-team tournament at the Tampa Convention Center on Saturday night. With their depth, the ...
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    Sat. Dec. 03, 2011 at 9:19 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Wrestling: North Suncoast season preview

    Wrestling: North Suncoast season preview High school wrestling received a major facelift thanks to the Florida High School Athletic Association this season. Not only are the districts different, giving the area representatives in six districts and three regions, but weight classes have been changed across the nation as well.  Wiregrass Ranch, one of the better ...
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    Fri. Nov. 11, 2011 at 9:03 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Springstead wrestler Toms signs with NAIA school

    Springstead graduate Virgil Toms has landed on his feet when it comes to wrestling at the next level, signing with Campbellsville University (Ky.) recently. Toms, 18, who graduated from Springstead this past summer, narrowed his choices to Notre Dame College of Ohio, Midland (Neb.), and Campbellsville, but the NAIA program ...
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    Tue. Aug. 23, 2011 at 3:03 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

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