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  • Girls basketball: Wiregrass Ranch finally topples district nemesis

    WESLEY CHAPEL — Wiregrass Ranch found itself in unfamiliar territory against Class 7A, District 8 rival Steinbrenner on Tuesday night when third-year coach John Gant spoke to his team at the end of the first quarter. The Bulls (14-1, 4-1) were doing something not many other teams had done all ...
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    Tue. Dec. 17, 2013 at 9:13 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Boys soccer: Wiregrass-Springstead defensive standoff nets tie

    SPRING HILL — Teams sitting atop their districts trudged across a muddy field Thursday, and with three minutes remaining, it looked like the Pasco County team would get the win. A late Springstead goal changed that. The Bulls and Eagles settled for a 1-1 tie. The tie tells a different ...
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    Fri. Dec. 06, 2013 at 12:22 a.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Boys basketball: Gulf escapes with narrow win

    NEW PORT RICHEY — Just eight seconds remained when James Grubb’s arm shot over two defenders, sinking a shot and sealing Gulf’s 75-73 victory Wednesday. The Buccaneers played a close back-and-forth game against Wiregrass Ranch. Gulf assistant Greg Nixon said his players, often take shots they shouldn’t. “We toned it ...
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    Wed. Dec. 04, 2013 at 10:53 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Football: Nathan Johnson, Devin Duckett earn top SAC honors

    Nathan Johnson, who set a Sunlake single-season record with 1,504 rushing yards and scored 16 touchdowns, is the Sunshine Athletic Conference offensive Player of the Year, and Wiregrass Ranch's Devin Duckett was selected by coaches at the Defensive Player of the Year. Duckett led Pasco County with eight interceptions this ...
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    Mon. Dec. 02, 2013 at 11:21 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Wiregrass boys making way to head of the class

    Wiregrass boys making way to head of the class WESLEY CHAPEL — It’s a play even the most frequent soccer observer might not see in a hundred games. Wiregrass Ranch freshman midfielder Chris Faddoul had no chance at getting his head, much less his feet, to a ball that was bounding past him at a good rate. So what ...
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    Wed. Nov. 27, 2013 at 5:07 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Boys soccer: Wiregrass proves point by earning tie with Sunlake

    Boys soccer: Wiregrass proves point by earning tie with Sunlake WESLEY CHAPEL — There will be no repeat of Sunlake’s perfect regular season. Down 2-0 to a Seahawks team that had surrendered one goal all season, host Wiregrass Ranch came back to force a 2-2 tie Monday. Tristan Hart’s goal with five minutes remaining secured the exciting draw for the ...
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    Mon. Nov. 25, 2013 at 11:11 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Girls basketball: Briere lifts Steinbrenner over Wiregrass Ranch

    LUTZ — Before the start of the season, Steinbrenner coach JR Allen preached to his team about the importance of finding a leader when adversity struck. The Warriors (6-0, 1-0 7A-8) were coming off a 21-win season, but after graduating seven seniors — including 1,000-point scorer Bailey Hooker — the ...
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    Fri. Nov. 22, 2013 at 11:11 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • State swimming: Taylor Anderson keeps Mitchell golden

    STUART — Taylor Anderson’s first championship race was the usual explosion of froth and flailing. There was no conservation of energy and hardly any breathing. The Mitchell junior’s only strategy Friday in the 50-yard freestyle was to go out as fast as she could. Anderson got the best start. Others ...
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    Fri. Nov. 15, 2013 at 11:01 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Girls basketball: Freshman leads way as Wiregrass handles Gulf

    WESLEY CHAPEL — In quite the far cry from the last time these teams played, Wiregrass Ranch ran past Gulf 62-43 Thursday. Bulls freshman Stephanie Brower had a breakout game, scoring 28 on 13-of-18 shooting. That was double the point total of returning Pasco County player of the year Kayla ...
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    Thu. Nov. 14, 2013 at 9:45 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • HomeTeam girls basketball top 25, Week 1

    HomeTeam girls basketball top 25, Week 1 Our girls basketball top 25 for the opening week of the season: 1. Strawberry Crest (20-8 last year): La’Tosha Lewis is not shying away from the expectations. She doesn’t only expect her Chargers to be good, she expects them to be as good as everyone says they will be. “We ...
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    Wed. Nov. 13, 2013 at 7:06 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Baseball: Wiregrass Ranch pair signs

    Two Wiregrass Ranch athletes signed with college baseball programs Wednesday morning. Pitcher Zach Drury signed with North Florida. Infielder Mike Campoamor signed with Furman University in South Carolina. Drury was selected by the Times for its all-North Suncoast first team last year. The pitcher led the Bulls to their best ...
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    Wed. Nov. 13, 2013 at 5:15 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • North Suncoast: Sunday Morning QB

    Times’ super 7  1. Springstead (9-1, 4-0): A 41-20 win over Hernando ends the Eagles’ regular season with a nine-game win streak and the county championship. Citrus handed the Eagles their only loss this season, and Springstead hosts the Hurricanes in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs. 2. ...
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    Sat. Nov. 09, 2013 at 8:16 p.m. | Matt Baker and Mary Kenney

  • Football: Wiregrass Ranch 35, Wesley Chapel 21

    Football: Wiregrass Ranch 35, Wesley Chapel 21 WESLEY CHAPEL — Wiregrass Ranch’s Oscar Colon held the gold and silver trophy aloft. It was the Bulls’ reward for finally triumphing against their rival, Wesley Chapel, a matchup they called the War on 54. Fans, players and coaches held out their hands, forefingers and pinkies extended to create bull ...
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    Sat. Nov. 09, 2013 at 12:43 a.m. | Mary Kenney

  • State swimming: Tampa Prep’s Rasmus Skjaerpe closes out career with gold

    State swimming: Tampa Prep’s Rasmus Skjaerpe closes out career with gold STUART — Rasmus Skjaerpe flicked off his fur-lined slippers and shed his long, black warmup coat. When he took the starting block for the 400-yard freestyle relay, the Tampa Prep senior scanned the crowd for his mother, Unni — as he does before every race — and gave her a ...
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    Sat. Nov. 09, 2013 at 12:32 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Column: Wiregrass isn't exaggerating importance of Wesley Chapel meeting

    WESLEY CHAPEL — Wiregrass Ranch football coach Mike Lawrence’s first inclination is to call Friday night’s season finale against just-up-the-road Wesley Chapel just another game. But even as he says the words, it’s pretty obvious he doesn’t believe them. A few seconds later, he is grinning widely. “It’s a big ...
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    Thu. Nov. 07, 2013 at 9:07 p.m. | John C. Cotey

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