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  • 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

  • Boys basketball: Ulbrich's buzzer beater lifts Wharton

    LITHIA — Wharton’s JC Ulbrich sunk just one basket Friday night, but it was a big one. Ulbrich connected on a buzzer beater near the top of the key as Wharton rallied to stun host Newsome 55-54. “Just like we drew it up,” joked Wharton coach Tommy Tonelli. A pass ...
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    Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 at 9:59 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Boys basketball: Litton's persistence pays for Wharton

    TAMPA — After his first two tries at a winning shot resulted in grimaces, Chase Litton finally got to crack a smile. Litton’s 15-footer with eight seconds left in overtime Monday gave host Wharton a 54-52 victory over Bloomingdale. His team down a point, Litton had originally been targeted for ...
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    Mon. Dec. 02, 2013 at 10:02 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Wharton's Sean McNamee thanks medical staff for saving his life

    Wharton's Sean McNamee thanks medical staff for saving his life TAMPA — Sean McNamee has had a lot of good days since the bad one that nearly took his life almost two months ago. Wednesday was one of the good days. The 16-year-old Wharton High School football player chatted with the nurses that helped save his life, hugged the surgeon ...
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    Wed. Nov. 20, 2013 at 12:14 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Girls state swimming: East Lake's Aitchison wins four golds

    Girls state swimming: East Lake's Aitchison wins four golds STUART — East Lake’s Alexandra Aitchison, a member of the Canadian junior national swim team, moved from Arizona this summer to train year-round and face better competition.  The end result came at Saturday’s Class 4A state meet, where Aitchison left competitors in her wake with individual titles in the 200-yard ...
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    Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 at 10:04 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Sunday Morning QB, playoff edition

    Sunday Morning QB, playoff edition Five things we learned Friday night 1. First round’s pretty predictable. Friday pitted the runners-up from one district against champions from another. The runners-up who did win — Pinellas Park, Jefferson, St. Petersburg Catholic and Tarpon Springs — were mostly expected to, and the champions rolled. If anything surprised us, ...
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    Sat. Nov. 16, 2013 at 7:46 p.m. | Times Staff

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