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  • State boys basketball: Youthful St. Petersburg aims to return next year

    State boys basketball: Youthful St. Petersburg aims to return next year LAKELAND — St. Petersburg was trying to take the feel-good vibes from its first three playoff games and extrapolate them to unprecedented levels in Thursday’s Class 8A state semifinal against Oviedo Hagerty. The Green Devils, hoping to advance to the championship for the first time since 1935, watched as their ...
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    Thu. Feb. 26, 2015 at 10:19 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • State boys basketball: St. Petersburg in championship form earlier than expected

    State boys basketball: St. Petersburg in championship form earlier than expected ST. PETERSBURG — There seems to have been some misunderstanding regarding the St. Petersburg High boys basketball team’s timetable. The Green Devils were supposed to make a run at a state title next season, not this season. This season was supposed to be a write-off while St. Petersburg adjusted to ...
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    Wed. Feb. 25, 2015 at 12:38 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region boys basketball: St. Petersburg 82, Oak Ridge 75

    ST. PETERSBURG – Darius Banks had 23 points but his defense is the reason St. Petersburg is headed to the Class 8A final four in Lakeland. The Green Devils needed a block from Banks and a 3-pointer from Travis Bianco stop Oak Ridge’s rally and defeat the Pioneers 82-75 in ...
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    Sat. Feb. 21, 2015 at 10:21 p.m. | Corey Long

  • Boys basketball notebook: East Bay savors long-awaited return to region finals

    The East Bay players converged at midcourt to celebrate. They jumped and shouted, and when they finally started to disperse, they hugged each other. With a 61-55 victory against Freedom, the Indians secured a spot in the Class 7A region finals for the first time since 1968, ending an extensive ...
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    Wed. Feb. 18, 2015 at 7:31 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region boys basketball: St. Petersburg 51, Wharton 33

    TAMPA — St. Petersburg suffered its worst loss of the season against Wharton, a 41-point beatdown in December. Tuesday night, the Green Devils returned the favor. Sparked by a strong effort on the boards and an aggressive defense, and helped by a cold-shooting bunch of Wildcats, St. Petersburg kept its ...
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    Tue. Feb. 17, 2015 at 9:51 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Region boys basketball: St. Petersburg 53, Newsome 46

    LITHIA — It was a game of runs in Thursday’s Class 8A region quarterfinal between Newsome and St. Petersburg, one that saw six lead changes and seven ties in the first half. Then Newsome went on its own 7-0 run to start the third quarter with a 10-point lead, and ...
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    Thu. Feb. 12, 2015 at 11:32 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • District boys basketball: Sarasota Riverview 76, St. Petersburg 62

    The visiting Green Devils’ three-year district title streak came to an end with a loss to the host Rams in the 8A-8 final. St. Petersburg (18-8) trailed 55-53 in the fourth quarter and missed two free throws with a chance to tie it. Riverview responded by going on a 12-0 ...
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    Fri. Feb. 06, 2015 at 11:49 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District boys basketball: St. Petersburg picks up pace

    ST. PETERSBURG — St. Petersburg trailed just once, 5-3 in the first quarter in dominating Manatee 78-55 in a Class 8A-8 semifinal Wednesday. The Green Devils played an up-tempo pace, and seemed to do their best in transition. Their size and ability to handle to ball well on offense got ...
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    Wed. Feb. 04, 2015 at 11:49 p.m. | Anthony Salveggi

  • Region boys soccer: East Lake 2, St. Petersburg 1 (PKs)

    ST. PETERSBURG — After a collision in overtime, East Lake goalkeeper Sean Caulfield writhed on the ground in pain. He hobbled to the sideline, unsure if he would return for the game — or the season — after suffering what he said could be ligament damage to his knee. But ...
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    Thu. Jan. 29, 2015 at 11:44 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District girls basketball: Palm Harbor University KOs St. Petersburg

    District girls basketball: Palm Harbor University KOs St. Petersburg ST. PETERSBURG — Two teams very familiar with each other went at it again Tuesday night with a trip to the Class 8A-8 district final at stake. St. Petersburg and Palm Harbor University had split a pair of regular-season games, the home team winning each. This time, the visiting Hurricanes ...
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    Tue. Jan. 27, 2015 at 11:32 p.m. | Anthony Salveggi

  • District boys soccer: St. Petersburg 2, Manatee 1

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Green Devils got goals from Jake Moore and Oswald Francis to hold off Bradenton Manatee 2-1 in the 5A-8 championship Friday. Moore scored in the first five minutes, and Francis added his goal in the first minute of the second half, but the Green Devils had ...
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    Fri. Jan. 23, 2015 at 11:31 p.m. | Corey Long

  • Region girls soccer: Palm Harbor University 2, St. Petersburg 0

    PALM HARBOR — Palm Harbor University’s leading scorer, Marisa Ruland, was a spectator for Thursday’s Class 5A region quarterfinal against St. Petersburg.  She had a bruised elbow and strained quadriceps, and Hurricane defender Allyssa Woodring was limited because of a sprained ankle. With the injuries mounting, this was the playoff ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 11:36 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: St. Petersburg 78, Lakewood 73

    ST. PETERBURG — The neighboring rivalry between St. Petersburg and Lakewood is often characterized by ebbs and flows in what usually are close contests. Early on, the Green Devils had control, building a double-digit through most of the second quarter and going into halftime with a 47-34 lead. Then St. Petersburg ...
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    Thu. Jan. 15, 2015 at 10:32 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Girls district soccer: Osceola, Seminole to meet

    SEMINOLE — A Class 4A, District 10 championship matchup between Osceola and Seminole, anticipated since the season began, became a reality when both teams advanced in Wednesday’s semifinals. The Warriors, the No. 2 seed, got off to a strong start then held on to beat Palmetto in the first semifinal, ...
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    Wed. Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:38 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Girls basketball: Palm Harbor University 58, St. Petersburg 46

    PALM HARBOR — Round 2 of this season’s Class 8A, District 8 rivalry between St. Petersburg and Palm Harbor University goes to the Hurricanes.  Using a balanced scoring attack, PHU defeated the Green Devils 58-46 Wednesday night. The win evens the regular-season series at one each. They will meet again ...
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    Wed. Jan. 14, 2015 at 11:24 p.m. | Rodney Page

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