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  • Region boys basketball: St. Petersburg avenges earlier loss to Wharton

    TAMPA — Dayon Griffin could have driven the lane for his fourth dunk of the game  — or put up an uncontested layup. But with St. Petersburg running and 5 1/2 minutes remaining, the Louisiana Tech commit stopped from 25 feet and swished a 3-pointer. It was the exclamation point ...
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    Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 at 11:13 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • 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 boys basketball: Wharton defense holds tough

    TAMPA — The game plan for Palm Harbor University was to take the air out of the ball and slow the tempo. Instead, Wharton took the Hurricanes’ breath away with an unprecedented defensive effort. The Wildcats (20-6) held PHU (16-11) without a point in the second quarter — the Hurricanes’ ...
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    Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 at 9:16 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Chase Litton headed to prep school to become 2015 recruit

    Chase Litton headed to prep school to become 2015 recruit Wharton quarterback Chase Litton will get another shot at the recruiting process. The three-star senior said Tuesday that he plans to enroll at the Atlanta Sports Academy this spring to reclassify himself as a recruit for the class of 2015. “Hopefully this time it’ll be a good process,” Litton said. ...
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    Tue. Feb. 11, 2014 at 3:47 p.m. | Matt Baker

    • Recruit: Chase Litton
      Toledo, University of Massachusetts, University of South Florida
  • District boys basketball: Wharton escapes with fifth straight title

    District boys basketball: Wharton escapes with fifth straight title TAMPA — Jack Taylor picked up Wharton for the entire second half to lift the Wildcats to their fifth consecutive district title. And after the game, it was his turn to get picked up — by teammate Chase Litton in a celebratory bear hug. Taylor scored 13 of his team-high ...
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    Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 at 11:21 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Bethune-Cookman happy to land Wharton's Antonio Joseph

    Bethune-Cookman happy to land Wharton's Antonio Joseph Bethune-Cookman called first thing Wednesday morning. Called Wharton defensive end Antonio Joseph. Called Wharton athletic director Kent Glover. Called head coach David Mitchell. One message: Get those signing day papers in that fax machine. "They knew they were getting a steal,'' Glover said, with a chuckle. "They wanted to make ...
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    Wed. Feb. 05, 2014 at 11:09 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Boys basketball: Largo 53, Wharton 42

    SEMINOLE — Because he has a number of football players on his team, Largo basketball coach Phil Price purposely loaded the schedule with tough games toward the end of the season. This week was a stretch of three straight games, two coming against ranked teams in consecutive days. The Packers, ...
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    Sat. Jan. 18, 2014 at 11:41 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Hillsborough: Boys, girls basketball super 7

    Basketball super 7 Records through Wednesday Boys 1. Tampa Prep (16-2): The Terrapins’ five-game win streak includes victories over Berkeley Prep, Jesuit and Brooks-DeBartolo — all by at least 16 points. 2. Berkeley Prep (16-2): Craig Bowman has somewhat quietly put up five consecutive games with at least 10 points, ...
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    Thu. Jan. 16, 2014 at 6:22 p.m. | Matt Baker and Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough: Boys, girls basketball super 7

    Basketball super 7 Records through Tuesday Boys 1. Berkeley Prep (15-1): The Bucs are no longer perfect, but they followed up their lone loss of the year with a six-point win over Tampa Catholic. 2. Tampa Prep (12-2): Juwan Durham and the Terps will make a case for the top ...
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    Wed. Jan. 08, 2014 at 6:35 p.m. | Matt Baker and Kelly Parsons

  • Class 8A all-state football teams

    The Florida all-state football teams, as chosen by newspaper editors and reporters. Local players in bold: Class 8A First team Offense QB _ DeAndre Johnson, 6-3 185, Jr.; Jacksonville First Coast RB _ Jacques Patrick, 6-2 220, Jr.; Orlando Timber Creek RB _ Brandon Powell, 5-9 175, Sr.; Deerfield Beach ...
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    Mon. Jan. 06, 2014 at 11:23 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Boys basketball: Wharton hands St. Petersburg first loss

    Boys basketball: Wharton hands St. Petersburg first loss ST. PETERSBURG — With an undefeated record and a top ranking in Class 8A, St. Petersburg coach Chris Blackwell knows his team will get an opponent's "A" game every night. On Saturday, Wharton did so and beat the Green Devils 50-49 in the final of the Northeast Holiday Invitational tournament. ...
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    Sun. Dec. 29, 2013 at 12:27 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Boys basketball: Wharton, St. Petersburg reach Northeast tourney final

    ST. PETERSBURG — The top two teams in the Northeast Christmas Invitational advanced to tonight’s final, but they took different paths to get there. Wharton struggled early before finally putting away Boca Ciega 59-48 in Friday’s first semifinal. In the second game, St. Petersburg had little trouble getting past host ...
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    Fri. Dec. 27, 2013 at 10:58 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Girls basketball: Bloomingdale, host Vikings win semis in Northeast Holiday tournament

    ST. PETERSBURG — Two teams with similar styles will face off in Saturday’s final of the girls Northeast Holiday tournament. Bloomingdale used a stifling defense and balanced scoring to defeat East Bay 53-27 in the first semifinal on Friday. Northeast followed with the same kind of game in a 52-33 ...
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    Fri. Dec. 27, 2013 at 6:47 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Tampa Bay Times’ all-Hillsborough County football teams

    Offensive Player of the Year: QB Deiondre Porter, Sr., Jefferson Why we picked him: You need not look any further than his stat line. Porter threw for 3,199 yards and 33 touchdowns while adding 1,499 yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground. His 4,698 total yards were the most by ...
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    Sat. Dec. 21, 2013 at 2:18 p.m. | Matt Baker and Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough: Boys, girls basketball super 7

    Basketball super 7 Records through Wednesday Boys 1. Berkeley Prep (6-0, 0-0): Seniors Justin Gray and Craig Bowman are both averaging at least 14 points, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game for Class 4A’s top team. 2. Tampa Prep (6-0, 4-0): Junior guard Michael Fridella (13.7 points, 3.2 assists) ...
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    Thu. Dec. 19, 2013 at 2:01 p.m. | Matt Baker and Kelly Parsons

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