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  • 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

  • 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

  • Basketball: Times' all-Suncoast boys basketball teams

    Basketball: Times' all-Suncoast boys basketball teams Boys Player of the Year: G/F Reggie Hart, Sr., Chamberlain The area’s most electrifying offensive player hasn’t always been able to slash or slice his way through traffic. And it nearly killed him. At age 6, Hart and older brother Rod were playing chase outside their Tulsa, Okla., home when ...
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    Sat. March 30, 2013 at 3:34 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Hillsborough County awards: Wharton's McGill, among others, feted

    Hillsborough County awards: Wharton's McGill, among others, feted TAMPA — He was duped into the dark gray slacks, checkered sweater and tie. Wharton boys basketball co-captain C.J. McGill was told the Wildcats — Class 8A final four qualifiers — needed a player representative at a Thursday morning awards ceremony in the Hillsborough County school district’s downtown headquarters. “We ...
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    Thu. March 28, 2013 at 1:43 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Basketball: Times' all-Hillsborough County teams

    Basketball: Times' all-Hillsborough County teams Boys player of the Year G/F Reggie Hart, Sr., Chamberlain Why we picked him: A year after averaging a county-best 28 points, Hart again somehow flourished when every soul in the gym knew the Chiefs’ offense revolved around him. Unassuming physically (6-foot-1, 178 pounds), he slashed, slithered and spotted up ...
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    Sat. March 23, 2013 at 5:40 p.m. | Times Staff

  • State basketball: Cold-shooting stretch spoils Wharton's plans

    State basketball: Cold-shooting stretch spoils Wharton's plans LAKELAND — They surrendered size down low, but didn’t give a proverbial inch. They surrendered sleekness on the perimeter, but never let the tempo get out of second gear. Yet the one thing the Wharton Wildcats couldn’t afford to surrender — their shooting touch — abandoned them for more than ...
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    Fri. March 01, 2013 at 10:26 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Live chat: Wharton vs. South Miami hoops

    Wharton (25-4) is in the Class 8A state tournament for the first time in the program’s 16-year history. Can coach Tommy Tonelli and Co. bring home the title? The Wildcats take on South Miami (27-3) Friday in Lakeland. The Cobras are making their first  tourney appearance since 2004. Join us ...
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    Fri. March 01, 2013 at 3:57 p.m. | Times Staff

  • State basketball: A little tough love goes a long way for Wharton's McGill

    State basketball: A little tough love goes a long way for Wharton's McGill TAMPA — He scurried home in tears following his first basketball practice at Wharton High. C.J. McGill, a freshman point guard, had been ridden relentlessly by coach Tommy Tonelli, a former point guard. There was strategy to the scoldings. Tonelli saw promise in the fleet, 5-foot-and-change rookie. He saw a ...
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    Thu. Feb. 28, 2013 at 2:48 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Region boys basketball roundup: Wharton, Jesuit head to state

    Region boys basketball roundup: Wharton, Jesuit head to state TAMPA — Thomas Tonelli watched the video intently Saturday afternoon.    On the screen flashed his father, Wharton coach Tommy Tonelli, then a teenage Chicago high school star, winning a championship and celebrating a tremendous moment, one the coach hoped his players would know later that night.    What Thomas ...
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    Sun. Feb. 24, 2013 at 12:31 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Boys region basketball: Expect emotions to run high Saturday at Wharton

    Boys region basketball: Expect emotions to run high Saturday at Wharton TAMPA — The customary hug Thomas Tonelli got from his dad after a Wharton victory transcended the traditional postgame embrace. Normally, it’s a glorified chest bump, a quick convergence of arms and upper torsos that emits kinship while sparing the pride of a 17-year-old surrounded by his peers. But this ...
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    Thu. Feb. 21, 2013 at 2:27 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Region boys basketball roundup: Berkeley takes control of rematch

    Region boys basketball roundup: Berkeley takes control of rematch TAMPA — For Berkeley Prep fans, the latest Buccaneers-Tampa Catholic sequel will go down as one of the most gratifying in the series’ recent history. For the Crusaders, it was Caddyshack II. The season’s fourth meeting of the private-school rivals came within a point of ending with a running clock. ...
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    Tue. Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:27 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Boys region basketball: Johnson turns in complete game for Jesuit

    Boys region basketball: Johnson turns in complete game for Jesuit TAMPA — Every time Boca Ciega made a run Thursday night, Jesuit had an answer: Travis Johnson. When things got close, he muscled his way inside for a basket. He made free throws to convert two three-point plays. He made a no-look pass to a teammate for an easy bucket. ...
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    Thu. Feb. 14, 2013 at 9:17 p.m. | John C. Cotey

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