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  • Tarpon Springs duo make college plans official

    Tarpon Springs' Montel Johnson and Damarkus Jones both signed their national letters of intent to attend college during a large gathering inside the school's culinary academy. Johnson, an athlete, signed with Dodge City Community College, which went 6-4 this past season. One of the most versatile athletes in the county, ...
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    Fri. Feb. 21, 2014 at 9:05 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Pinellas softball preview: PHU off to unexpected strong start

    Pinellas softball preview: PHU off to unexpected strong start Two months ago, a playoff berth, much less a district softball title, seemed difficult for Palm Harbor University to achieve. The Hurricanes had to replace five seniors, four of whom started in the infield or at catcher and are now playing in college. But PHU, a team many thought would ...
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    Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 at 7:05 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region boys basketball: Options aplenty for Nature Coast

    BROOKSVILLE — Nature Coast was a good team all season, but over the past couple games, the Sharks have learned that the addition of Rohan Blackwood makes them a great team. After falling to Tarpon Springs in a close game earlier this season, Nature Coast dominated the Spongers from the ...
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    Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Boys basketball: Region semifinal capsules

    Boys basketball: Region semifinal capsules All games at 7 p.m. Tuesday unless noted. Class 8A St. Petersburg (21-3) at Wharton (20-6) Outlook: This is a rematch of the Northeast Holiday Invitational final, in which the Wildcats rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to win 50-49. The loss was the Green Devils’ first of the season ...
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    Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 at 6:36 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Region basketball: Tarpon Springs holds off Hernando

    TARPON SPRINGS — Of the hundreds of maroon-clad fans who packed Tarpon Springs’ gym Thursday, some were actually alive the last time the school won a playoff game. Just not many. Now all have seen a playoff win. Trai Halton scored 21 points and Scottie James scored 15 of his ...
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    Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 at 10:54 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Boys basketball: Tarpon Springs looks to continue breakthrough success

    Boys basketball: Tarpon Springs looks to continue breakthrough success TARPON SPRINGS — This season has been everything the Tarpon Springs boys basketball program could have dreamed, with 10 school records, including its longest winning streak (11) and its most wins (25). And the best part for the Spongers is it's not over yet. Tarpon Springs (25-3), after mostly three ...
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    Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 at 1:03 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District boys basketball: Tarpon Springs nabs first title since 1978

    District boys basketball: Tarpon Springs nabs first title since 1978 HOLIDAY — During tryouts, coach Jerry Woodka hung a basketball from the ceiling in Tarpon Springs’ gym. He’d written across it in black marker: “Districts 2014.” “Every day, we gathered at that ball,” Woodka said. “That was our goal.” The Spongers secured their spot in district play this week, and ...
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    Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 at 10:54 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • District boys basketball: Topsy-turvy 5A-8 remains unpredictable

    HOLIDAY — If Class 5A-8 has been one of the most unpredictable boys basketball districts this season, Wednesday’s semifinals did nothing to change that. Gulf dominated Land O’Lakes in the first game, 55-28, and Tarpon Springs surged back after a slow first half to defeat Anclote, 64-56. The Buccaneers and ...
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    Wed. Feb. 05, 2014 at 11:14 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Region boys soccer: Jesuit notches fifth shutout in a row

    TAMPA — It’s tough to tell which Jesuit unit is clicking more right now. Five Tigers scored and the defense blanked another opponent as Jesuit cruised past visiting Tarpon Springs 7-0 in a 3A region semifinal Tuesday night. “This is what it’s all about, the postseason,” Jesuit coach Eric Sims ...
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    Tue. Feb. 04, 2014 at 11:56 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Boys basketball: No sure wins in Class 5A, District 8

    Boys basketball: No sure wins in Class 5A, District 8 HOLIDAY —In Class 5A, District 8, every team has beaten every other team, or so it seems. It’s difficult to tell who will rise to the top in next week’s tournament, even for the coaches on the inside. “I don’t think anybody could’ve predicted the way the season has gone ...
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    Sat. Feb. 01, 2014 at 4:13 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Region boys soccer: Comeback keeps Tarpon Springs hot

    TARPON SPRINGS — It took Tarpon Springs a while to buy into new coach Kevin Sugar’s system. Almost too long. A sub-.500 regular season turned into the Spongers’ first district title in 17 years. And after hobbling through the opening 20 minutes Thursday against Bradenton Southeast, Tarpon Springs turned a ...
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    Thu. Jan. 30, 2014 at 11:41 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • District girls basketball: Gulf breezes through; Land O‚ÄôLakes hangs on

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Friday’s Class 5A, District 8 championship will feature one team that dominated by 20 points and another that squeaked by with two. Gulf defeated Tarpon Springs 55-35, and Land O’Lakes overcame River Ridge 41-39 Wednesday to advance. Gulf is ranked first in the district and Land ...
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    Wed. Jan. 29, 2014 at 10:54 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • District boys soccer: Tarpon Springs takes 3A-10 title

    TARPON SPRINGS — At 5-9-2, Tarpon Springs doesn’t have the most intimidating record. But the Spongers do have their first district championship since 1997 after a 2-0 win over Dunedin in the Class 3A, District 10 final. Ali Tajik scored both first-half goals for the Spongers, both assisted by Diogo ...
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    Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 at 11:33 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Girls region soccer: Robinson doesn't let up vs. Tarpon Springs

    TAMPA — In scouting Class 3A region quarterfinal opponent Tarpon Springs, Robinson coach Billy Helms noticed the Spongers tended to start games slowly. So Helms’ pregame message to his team was simple: shoot early and often. Robinson responded by scoring in the fourth minute, and the Knights continued piling on ...
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    Thu. Jan. 23, 2014 at 10:03 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Boys district soccer: Tarpon Springs, Dunedin in 3A-10 final

    Tarpon Springs (4-9-2) pulled away after a dominant second half and beat Lakewood (3-10-1) 4-1 to advance to the Class 3A, District 10 final on Friday. The Spongers will face Dunedin (4-9-2), which beat Largo (5-9-1) 3-2 in two overtimes on a goal by Marco Kirolos. Tarpon Springs' key weapon ...
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    Thu. Jan. 23, 2014 at 12:36 a.m. | Andy Warrener

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