Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Fivay grad RJ Hampshire happy to be back home for motocross event

Fivay grad RJ Hampshire happy to be back home for motocross event

RJ Hampshire once aspired to play college baseball and tooled around with motorcycles as more of a hobby.But once the motorcycle bug bit hard, the Pasco County native traded in his baseball glove for motocross gloves.Now he heads into Saturday’s Mons...
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High school scoreboard for Feb. 19

Monday’s scoreboardSoftballSpringstead 11, Central 0
Published: 02/19/18

District wrestling: Lake Gibson tops Brandon again

LAKELAND — No longer is Brandon dominant in its budding rivalry with Lake Gibson. The host Braves, coming off narrow losses to the Eagles in last season's region and state championships, won the Class 2A, District 7 title Saturday.That giv...
Published: 02/17/18
Boys soccer: State semifinal primer

Boys soccer: State semifinal primer

Games start at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $9.Class 5APlant City (17-1) at Sanford Seminole (25-1-3)About Plant City: A year after making their first region final, the Raiders have taken the next step with their first state semifinal appearance. Pl...
Published: 02/17/18
Boys basketball: Boca Ciega clears major hurdle in win over Largo

Boys basketball: Boca Ciega clears major hurdle in win over Largo

GULFPORT — Boca Ciega has no trouble jumping out to a lead.The trouble has been the inability to keep it.In its five losses this season, Boca Ciega let a first-half lead slip away. The losses were all decided by five points or fewer.The most ve...
Published: 02/16/18
Boys basketball: Alonso tallies first district title

Boys basketball: Alonso tallies first district title

TAMPA — Give it up for Alonso's basketball program. On Friday night they did something that has never been done in the 17-year history of the school.They won a boys district basketball title.The feat was sealed with a 65-54 victory over visitin...
Published: 02/16/18

Boys basketball: Countryside holds on late

ST. PETERSBURG — Matthew Berry scored 30 points as Countryside rallied in the fourth quarter to beat St. Petersburg 84-76 in the Class 8A-10 district boys basketball championship game.Countryside (20-6) led 63-62 after the third ...
Published: 02/16/18

Boys basketball: Deonnte Brooks facilitates a Gibbs victory

ST. PETERSBURG — Plain and simple, Gibbs' offense started cooking when Deonnte Brooks took charge.In a transcendent second half Friday, the junior point guard cracked the whip on the Gladiator offense and it sprung to life, turning a seven-poin...
Published: 02/16/18

Boys basketball: Seven straight titles for Jesuit

TAMPA — Behind a 20-point performance by Jesuit point guard Thierry Moliere and three key 3-pointers down the stretch to quash a late Robinson rally, Jesuit stuck to the script Friday to beat Robinson 54-41 in the Class 6A, District 9 champions...
Published: 02/16/18

Boys basketball: Plant City ends district drought

TAMPA — After the postgame handshake line was but a memory, Plant City's  boys basketball players, coaches and fans celebrated on Tampa Bay Tech's court.The district championship trophy, however, was nowhere to be seen.Minutes ticked ...
Published: 02/16/18