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  1. Region softball: Chamberlain edges Mitchell in 6A quarterfinal

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    TAMPA — Two underclassmen led Chamberlain to a 1-0 win over Mitchell in Saturday's Class 6A region quarterfinal. Sophomore Reganne McCarl singled to drive in the lone run in support of freshman pitcher Shannon Maloney.

  2. District baseball: Leto's bats bring long-awaited district title

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    TAMPA — A day after it relied on its pitching to win the district semifinal, Leto won the district final with its batting.

  3. District baseball roundup: IRC beats Calvary Christian for 3A-9 title

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    ST. PETERSBURG — George Koulianos had a night to remember on Friday.

  4. Region softball roundup: Leto prevails in extra innings

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    SEMINOLE — Leto's Carrie Reynolds, who led off the 10th inning with a walk and moved to third on consecutive sacrifice groundouts, scored the winning run on a passed ball to beat Osceola 7-6 in Friday's Class 6A region quarterfinal.

  5. District baseball roundup: River Ridge ends title drought

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    NEW PORT RICHEY — There have been two empty spots in the rafters of the River Ridge gymnasium since the school was built in 1991. This past fall, the football team occupied one with their first district championship banner. After Friday night, River Ridge's only baseball manager in the school's history, Jack …

  6. Spring football primer for Pinellas County

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    Spring football practices start Monday for high schools around the state, and the annual evaluation of talent and position battles begins as teams retake the field.

    New coaches in the mix

    S Craig Watts drops back into coverage during Gibbs High School Football practice in St. Petersburg  Monday afternoon (08/11/14).
  7. Region track roundup: Admiral Farragut pulls off sweep

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    CLEARWATER — Admiral Farragut dethroned Melbourne Holy Trinity's three-year reign over Class A, Region 3 on Thursday at Calvary Christian.

  8. Region track roundup: Hillsborough's Roberson a triple threat

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    The Hillsborough girls, highlighted by several top-three finishes from Jada Roberson, finished third overall (51 points) at the Class 3A-3 region meet at Punta Gorda Charlotte. Lakewood Ranch won the meet with 85.5 points.

  9. Region softball roundup:

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    TAMPA — Forget about Academy of the Holy Names 12-8 record entering Thursday's Class 4A region quarterfinal game against Mulberry. Pay no attention to the fact the Jaguars lost three of their final four regular season games.

  10. District baseball roundup: Jordan Butler, Alonso recover after early blip

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    VALRICO — Through 23 innings on the mound this season, Alonso left-hander Jordan Butler hadn't given up a home run. So when Wharton outfielder Clayton Coringrato sent a pitch over the centerfield wall in the first inning of the Class 8A-7 championship Thursday, Butler admitted it threw him off a little.

    Carrollwood’s Frank Furey tries to connect on a pitch. The Pats had a rough day at the plate in a 7-1 loss to Bishop McLaughlin.
  11. District baseball: Osceola regroups after shaky start

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    SEMINOLE — After Wednesday night's epic 10-inning victory over Largo, one that punched Osceola's ticket into the Class 6A region tournament, a Warrior letdown in Thursday's Class 6A, District 10 final could be forgiven.

  12. District baseball roundup: Bishop McLaughlin hot from the start

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    TAMPA — Bishop McLaughlin left little doubt as to which team is tops in Class 3A, District 7.

    Bishop McLaughlin’s Hunter Perez, left, slides into third base as Carrollwood Day’s Bryce Benedict tries to tag him out. The Hurricanes won the 3A-7 district title 7-1.
  13. District baseball: Dunedin finds footing in fifth inning

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    NEW PORT RICHEY — Prior results suggested that Thursday's Class 5A, District 8 semifinals would not be close.

    Dunedin players surround Trevor Jensen after the first home run of his career. “I’ve never hit a ball that hard in my life.”
  14. Region track: Pasco's Steele nabs three individual titles in 2A-2

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    North Suncoast athletes had a banner day individually Thursday at the Class 2A, Region 2 meet at Lake Highland Prep.

  15. Region softball: Academy at the Lakes routs Hernando Christian

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    TAMPA — Coaches like to say that beating a team three times in one season is no easy task.

    Sometimes, though, it is.

  16. Eyes will be on top receiver at Tampa Catholic

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    Spring football practices start Monday for high schools around the state, and the annual evaluation of talent and position battles begins as teams retake the field.

    Alone at the top

    Tampa Catholic Crusader Nate Craig (9), left, completes a pass as defenseman Aaron Pierre (33), right, reaches for the ball during football practice at the Tampa Catholic Athletic Complex in Tampa, Florida, Friday, August 8, 2014.
  17. District baseball roundup: Northeast vs. Seminole final on tap

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    ST. PETERSBURG — When Northeast and Seminole met last week in the PCAC championship, the only thing at stake was bragging rights. When they meet again Friday, a Class 7A, District 9 championship is at stake.

    Largo’s Jordan Mazzuco slides back to first base during the fourth inning of Osceola’s 2-1 extra-inning victory.
  18. Region softball roundup: Countryside's game plan on target

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    CLEARWATER — Braden River's offense has packed some punch, averaging nine runs in the past four games. That got the attention of Countryside coach Kaylyn Bayly, who figured there would be plenty of balls put in play in Wednesday's Class 7A region quarterfinal.

  19. Region softball roundup: Steinbrenner on a mission

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    TAMPA — Having been to the playoffs three times before only to bow out in the first round, there could have been some trepidation on Steinbrenner's part Wednesday night.

  20. District baseball roundup: Durant takes advantage of miscue

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    BRANDON — Durant started the season as one of the hottest teams at the plate in Hillsborough County. But for most of the Cougars' Class 7A, District 7 semifinal against Plant City on Wednesday, they just couldn't seem to get anything going.

    Brandon’s Antonio Velez strikes out six in seven innings in the 
3-0 victory over Strawberry Crest.