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  • Region boys basketball: Tarpon Springs 91, Zephyrhills 58

    TARPON SPRINGS — Zephyrhills hadn’t made the region playoffs since 1998. Tarpon Springs hadn’t lost in its own gym since Dec. 4, 2013. In front of a raucous crowd, the Spongers (28-1) took the Bulldogs (20-9) to task, jumping out to a 22-8 first-quarter lead en-route to a dominant 91-58 ...
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    Fri. Feb. 13, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Region boys basketball: Dunedin 62, Nature Coast 56

    BROOKSVILLE — It had been 13 years since Dunedin had even qualified for the state playoffs and almost another 40 since the team had won a game when it got there. Those slumps all ended in an unlikely 62-56 victory over Nature Coast on Thursday night in the Class 5A ...
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    Thu. Feb. 12, 2015 at 11:58 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • District boys basketball: Nature Coast 63, Zephyrhills 57

    BROOKSVILLE — As has been the case for most of the season, the teams vying for the Class 5A, District 7 championship Friday night started slowly. Once the shots began to fall, however, the competition was furious as Nature Coast captured its fourth consecutive district title in a 63-57 victory ...
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    Fri. Feb. 06, 2015 at 10:15 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • District boys basketball: Zephyrhills ousts Hernando in OT

    BROOKSVILLE — Zephyrhills spent the entire season with one goal in mind: getting back to the district final for the first time since 1998. The Bulldogs would not be denied. After splitting the regular-season series, Zephyrhills came back for an 80-77 overtime win over Hernando in the Class 5A, District ...
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    Wed. Feb. 04, 2015 at 10:05 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Zephyrhills' Jaylen Pickett 'a winner'

    Zephyrhills' Jaylen Pickett 'a winner' The commons area at Zephyrhills High School was packed just after dismissal Wednesday in anticipation of athlete Jaylen Pickett signing his letter of intent to play football at Eastern Michigan.  Head coach Reggie Roberts said during the ceremony that every college coach he spoke to said the same thing about ...
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    Wed. Feb. 04, 2015 at 5:03 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Zephyrhills' Jaylen Pickett commits to Eastern Michigan

    Zephyrhills’ Jaylen Pickett committed to Eastern Michigan on Monday night. Pickett also had offers from Presbyterian, South Dakota State and Youngstown State. He planned to visit Tennessee Tech and Bethune Cookman before deciding on Eastern Michigan. As a senior, Pickett ran for 1,173 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also had ...
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    Tue. Jan. 06, 2015 at 3:55 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boys basketball: Land O’Lakes edges Zephyrhills; Seminole falls in Nature Coast tourney

    BROOKSVILLE — With a new format in the second annual Nature Coast Christmas Tournament, two brackets yielded two champions Tuesday. State-ranked Seminole narrowly escaped host Nature Coast in an overtime semifinal thriller Monday night. The Warhawks could not do the same Tuesday, losing 58-52 to Lakeland in the final of ...
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    Tue. Dec. 30, 2014 at 11:55 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Boys basketball: Zephyrhills, Land O’Lakes win in Nature Coast tournament

    BROOKSVILLE — Zephyrhills continued its renaissance season Monday during the boys’ basketball Nature Coast Christmas Tournament. With a spot in the championship game on the line, the Bulldogs had their hands full with Class 8A Alonso. Falling behind 14-6 in the first quarter, Zephyrhills bounced back to earn a 47-42 ...
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    Mon. Dec. 29, 2014 at 11:42 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Boys basketball: Nature Coast 51, Zephyrhills 50

    BROOKSVILLE — Andrew Parker is a third-year varsity player for perennial postseason contender Nature Coast. Tuesday night, he made the biggest shots of his career, helping the Sharks hold off upstart Zephyrhills 51-50 in a battle for Class 5A, District 7 supremacy. “We knew it was going to be that ...
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    Tue. Dec. 09, 2014 at 10:49 p.m. | Derek J. LaRiviere

  • Sunday Morning QB: Record-breaking edition

    Sunday Morning QB: Record-breaking edition Team of the Week Spoto. The Spartans won the school’s first-ever playoff game with an impressive 42-6 win over Lake Wales. It was only the third playoff game Spoto has played and sets up a rematch with district champion Jesuit. Running back Todd Sims came up big, with 114 yards ...
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    Sun. Nov. 16, 2014 at 1:38 a.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Football: Live Oak Suwannee 42, Zephyrhills 34

    LIVE OAK — Zephyrhills looked like it would cap its first playoff appearance since 2006 with a victory Friday night at Live Oak Suwannee — for the first half anyway. The Bulldogs, the ones from Zephyrhills since that was the mascot for both teams, led by 18 points early in ...
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    Sat. Nov. 15, 2014 at 12:25 a.m. | Steve Lee

  • Playoff football capsules: Class 5A

    Playoff football capsules: Class 5A Class 5A region quarterfinals Spoto (7-3) at Lake Wales (8-2) Winner plays: Jesuit-Auburndale winner Scouting report: With eight wins — more than Spoto has ever had in a single season — Lake Wales has improved from a year ago. But so has Spoto. Todd Sims leads the Spartans with 853 ...
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    Tue. Nov. 11, 2014 at 6:09 p.m. | Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Sunday Morning QB: Some save their best for last

    Sunday Morning QB: Some save their best for last Team of the week Jesuit. The Tigers trailed Tampa Catholic by two touchdowns in the third quarter, but they fought their way back to beat their longtime rival 31-28 on a last-second 30-yard field goal. Jesuit has now won the past 15 meetings between the schools, beating three state final ...
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    Sun. Nov. 09, 2014 at 12:44 a.m. | Times Staff

  • Remembering Coach John Franklin "Johnny" Clements

    Remembering Coach John Franklin "Johnny" Clements ZEPHYRHILLS — For most of my boyhood, one of those old-fashioned silver water towers — the kind you'd see on a Norman Rockwell easel — presided over my hometown.  Cache reflected off its metal exterior like the sunlight. After all, it was the water tower in the "City of Pure Water." Like ...
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    Sat. Nov. 08, 2014 at 10:44 p.m. | Joey Knight

  • Football: Zephyrhills 22, Sunlake 7

    LAND O’LAKES — Zephyrhills has playmakers all over the field. It just so happens this week was Jackie Tucker’s turn to make the biggest plays of all. Tucker caught six passes for 164 yards, putting away Sunlake with a 57-yard TD catch with 1:40 remaining as Zephyrhills (8-2) won the ...
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    Sat. Nov. 08, 2014 at 12:31 a.m. | Darek Sharp

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