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  1. No transfer trepidation for new Blake OL Gordon Sandorf

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    Countryside is a place where offensive linemen, particularly left tackles, thrive. The school is renowned for producing college-bound players at that position. Since 2008, the Cougars had seven left tackles go on to play in college, several at major Division I-A schools.
    Gordon Sandorf, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound O-lineman, has picked up three offers while at his new school, Blake.
  2. Like volleyball father, like daughter

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    TAMPA — Randy Dagostino is a tactician, a stickler and a disciplinarian, just like he was during his previous 28 years coaching Berkeley Prep's volleyball team.
    Randy Dagostino has returned as Berkeley Prep’s volleyball coach and hopes to lead the Bucs to a state title for a 16th time. The Bucs has gone 2-0 in the first two regular-season games.
  3. Year of the RB: Throwbacks and current pace setters

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    Lasting impressionsState-wide college players recall the best running back they faced in high school
    Former Gator and current NFL player Matt Jones made an impression on more than few state RBs when he played at Armwood High. (Times file)
  4. Loaded Plant sweeps Newsome

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    TAMPA — To say that Plant's volleyball team came into the 2016 season with high expectations is to sell the Panthers short.High expectations? Try sky-high.
    Plant middle hitter Kaylie Butts (left) and Carson Gibbs celebrate moments after Butts slammed down one of her team-high eight kills during Tuesday night's 25-15, 25-16, 25-12 victory against Newsome. Taken 8-30-16 by Scott Purks
  5. Wiregrass Ranch tops Mitchell in four sets

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    TRINITY — All Wiregrass Ranch had known through five matches, including the preseason, was sweeping its way to victory. Mitchell ended that on Tuesday.
  6. Palm Harbor U. gets revenge on East Lake via volleyball court

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    EAST LAKE — There is always extra incentive to win when rivals Palm Harbor University and East Lake match up, no matter the sport. That was especially true for the Hurricanes's volleyball team on Tuesday night, just days after their football team narrowly lost to the Eagles by three points.
  7. Wiregrass Ranch's Da Da McGee comes back faster

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    Daquion McGee is known to most as "Da Da" (pronounced Day-Day). The nickname became folklore in youth league football games when McGee would leave defenders breathlessly behind on his way to the end zone.
    Wiregrass Ranch junior Da Da McGee, No. 3, makes a short gain Aug. 18 against Nature Coast Tech in in Brooksville.
  8. HomeTeam 25: Volleyball rankings, Week 2

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    1. Berkeley Prep (1-0)This week: Tuesday vs. Sarasota Cardinal Mooney, Thursday vs. Palm Harbor University.
    Berkeley Prep setter Grace Varsames sets a ball during a regional final volleyball match against Oxbridge Academy at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.
  9. Football: Canterbury 36, Keswick Christian 6

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    SEMINOLE — Canterbury won the rescheduled season opener for both teams on the road, taking advantage of turnovers on a wet field. The fourth quarter was played with a running clock.
  10. High school scoreboard for Aug. 29

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    FootballCanterbury 36, Keswick Christian 6Boys golfEast Lake 154, Boca Ciega 177, Osceola 211Cambridge 162, Tampa Catholic 164Girls golfCambridge 168, Tampa Catholic 228Volleyball
  11. HomeTeam 25: Football rankings, Week 2

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    1. Armwood (1-0)This week: ByeSkinny: The Hawks, ranked eighth in the nation by MaxPreps, extended their bay area-best regular-season win streak to 32 games with a 36-16 win over a Plant City team that made it to the Class 7A region final last season. Armwood has won the past two meetings against …
    Tampa Bay Tech running back Jaquavious Jackson (28) runs the ball in for a touchdown past Jefferson cornerback Tyrese Spain (1) during the first quarter of the game between Tampa Bay Tech and Jefferson High School on Friday, August 26 2016 at Tampa Bay Tech. The Titans lead 13-7 at the half.
  12. Football: Clearwater 22, Tarpon Springs 10

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    TARPON SPRINGS — Everyone knows the old adage about when life gives you lemons, but Clearwater had to work hard to make lemonade out of its Week 1 matchup at Tarpon Springs.
  13. Football: Wesley Chapel 13, Land O'Lakes 3

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    LAND O'LAKES — Even with his team in victory formation as the clock reached its final ticks Friday night, first-year Wesley Chapel coach Anthony Egan wanted to see it hit zero before he began celebrating.
  14. Football: East Bay 34, Freedom 13

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    GIBSONTON — East Bay took advantage of optimal starting field position in the fourth quarter, with drives starting from the 17, 42 and 40-yard lines of Freedom, to score three straight touchdowns and pull away from Freedom for the 34-13 victory.
  15. Football: Blake 22, Robinson 8

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    TAMPA — Blake allowed a safety on the season's opening drive, but quickly turned things around when a fumble on the next drive bounced into Patrick Keenan's hands. The Blake defensive lineman recovered the Robinson snap and sprinted 20 yards into the end zone in a play that keyed a spectacular defensive …
  16. Football: Countryside 35, Dixie Hollins 18

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    CLEARWATER — Countryside scored 28 unanswered points to rally from an early double-digit deficit and defeat Dixie Hollins in the season opener for both teams. Quarterback Derek Jenkins and running back Troy Reeves scored two touchdowns apiece. The Rebels took an 18-7 lead in the first quarter behind big plays, …
  17. Football: Gaither 42, Steinbrenner 10

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    TAMPA — Gaither sputtered a bit through a scoreless first quarter before cranking it up through the rest of the night against Steinbrenner.
    Gaither's TJ Williams celebrates after a 28-yard touchdown reception in second quarter action against Steinbrenner Friday night. Williams also caught a 64-yard touchdown pass earlier game to help the Cowboys take a 28-10 lead at the half. Taken 8-26-16 by Scott Purks
  18. Football: Wiregrass Ranch 43, Zephyrhills 8

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    ZEPHYRHILLS — After a scoreless first quarter, Wiregrass Ranch got its offense on track and scored 29 straight points Friday in a 43-8 romp over host Zephyrhills. The 1-2 punch of backfield mates DaDa McGee and Chase Oliver combined for 289 rushing yards and four of the Bulls' touchdowns.
  19. Football: Mitchell 12, River Ridge 7

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    TRINITY — It took a while to warm up but once it did, this West Pasco rivalry was as dramatic as the buildup.
    Mustangs fans get rowdy during a weather delay before the River Ridge at Mitchell high school football game on Friday, (8/26/16).
  20. Football: Hillsborough 17, Durant 7

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    TAMPA — Hillsborough coach Earl Garcia joked it must have been a life-saving effort and Terriers speedster Duran Bell echoed his coach's sentiments — senior linebacker Robert Sherman III "can't catch at all."