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  1. Boys basketball: Calvary victory over Shorecrest has familiar feeling


    ST. PETERSBURG — Saturday's Class 3A, District 8 championship game was eerily similar to last year's contest.

  2. Boys basketball: Tampa Prep avenges earlier Seffner losses


    TAMPA — In two regular-season defeats to Seffner Christian, the Tampa Prep Terrapins were missing a key piece.

  3. Wrestling: Brandon's Norstrem upholds Ippolito standard


    BRANDON — Senior Kyle Norstrem won his fourth title in the 32nd Tony Ippolito Wrestling Tournament and was named one of two outstanding wrestlers Saturday as host Brandon won the team championship for a 23rd straight time and 30th overall.

  4. Boys basketball: St. Petersburg 59, East Lake 45


    ST. PETERSBURG — All season, St. Petersburg had one of the best guard combinations in the bay area with Serrel Smith and Darius Banks providing a 1-2 scoring punch.

  5. Boys basketball: Largo 61, Northeast 54


    By Anthony Salveggi

    Times Correspondent

    GULFPORT — Largo (19-6) came out on top in the third meeting of the season Friday to earn the Class 6A, District 9 district title over Northeast, 61-54, in a meeting between teams that split the season series.

  6. Boys basketball: Jesuit 64, Robinson 61


    TAMPA — Jesuit hung on for a narrow victory over Robinson, 64-61, in their Class 5A, District 9 final on Friday night, relying on solid free-throw shooting and scrappy defending down the stretch.

  7. Boys basketball: Bradenton Southeast 78, Gibbs 77


    Gibbs made a habit this season of pulling out close games with eight wins that were decided by five points or fewer.

  8. Boys soccer: Winter Park 3, Palm Harbor University 0


    PALM HARBOR — Just one little opening, one sliver of space, was all Cutler Coleman needed.

  9. Boys basketball: Tampa Catholic 73, Berkeley Prep 60


    TAMPA — The district tournament has been tough on Tampa Catholic the previous five years — four losses in the final and one in a semifinal.

  10. Boys basketball: Hillsborough 47, Armwood 45


    SEFFNER — It was the biggest game of its season to date, but from the first whistle, Armwood seemed to be falling apart.

  11. Prep scoreboard for Feb. 5


    Friday's scoreboard


    Holy Names 13, Tampa Prep 2

    Sickles 6, Orlando University 2

    East Lake 8, Lake Mary 0


    5A: Winter Park 3, Palm Harbor U. 1

    4A: Gulf Coast 2, Bloomingdale 1

    3A: Jesuit 2, Merritt Island 1 (OT)

    3A: …

  12. Boys basketball: Bloomingdale 61, Tampa Bay Tech 58


    VALRICO — Fifty-two nights after Bloomingdale had its school-record, season-opening 11-game win streak snapped by Tampa Bay Tech, the Bulls got the sweetest revenge Friday in the Class 7A, District 9 championship game — a 61-58 victory over the Titans for their first district title since 1996 and second …

  13. Boys basketball: Freedom 56, Sickles 54


    TAMPA — Cedric Smith couldn't describe what his eyes had just witnessed. It was unlike anything the basketball lifer had seen.

  14. Basketball: Academy at the Lakes 49, Bayshore Christian 46


    By Rick Brown

    Times Correspondent

    LAND O'LAKES — The Class 2A, District 8 boys basketball final between the Academy at the Lakes Wildcats and the Bayshore Christian Faith Warriors on Friday was a battle between contrasting styles.

  15. Boys soccer: Tampa Catholic 3, Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 0


    TAMPA — It's been quite an eventful year for Tampa Catholic and coach Kevin McCarron. For the first time in McCarron's 10-year run, the Crusaders beat Jesuit. Then they won districts. Then they won a playoff game.

  16. Boys soccer: Sunlake 2, Pierson Taylor 0


    LAND O'LAKES — Sunlake is heading back to the state final four for a fourth straight season under ninth-year coach Sam Koleduk with a 2-0 win over Pierson Taylor.

  17. Boys basketball: Land O'Lakes 52, Mitchell 39


    LAND O'LAKES — Land O'Lakes Gators didn't flinch after starting slow in the Class 6A, District 8 final Friday against Mitchell. In fact, coach David Puhalski told the team to keep doing what it was doing.

    It paid off.

  18. State girls soccer: 'Two bad breaks' hurt Newsome


    MELBOURNE — Newsome's exit from the Class 5A state tournament Friday night came down to a goal that could have been disallowed and a goal that was.

    Newsome's Peyton Smith (8) passes the ball against Lourdes during high school Class 5A Semi-final State Championship girls soccer action at Melbourne High School in Melbourne, Fla., Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (Gary Lloyd McCullough, Special to the Times)
  19. Boys basketball: Zephyrhills 71, Wesley Chapel 52


    ZEPHYRHILLS — Jeremy Oppenheimer scored a career-high 39 points to lead Zephyrhills to a 71-52 win over Wesley Chapel in Friday's Class 5A, District 8 final. That gave the host Bulldogs a season sweep of the Wildcats and their first district title since 1998.

  20. Boys basketball: Nature Coast 53, Crystal River 46


    BROOKSVILLE — Nature Coast's fifth straight district title seemed like it would be a mere formality of playing the actual game coming into Friday night's Class 5A, District 7 championship.