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  1. Girls golf: Gibson's 68 helps Osceola win Mustang Invitational

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    SEMINOLE — Osceola's Haydyn Gibson made it clear from the beginning of Thursday's Mustang Invitational that she would be the player to catch.

  2. The game's the easy part for Dunedin QB Argi Radani

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    This is it for Argi Radani. This is his comfort zone.

    Dunedin senior quarterback Argi Radani is making the transition from eight-man football to 11-man in his final high school season.
  3. Plant intends to step up defense vs. Bloomingdale

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    TAMPA — Kyle Henderson was in the second grade the last time Plant lost a district game. For as long as the senior defensive lineman has been a Panther — and even six years before that — winning a district title has been the norm for the four-time state champions.

    Kyle Henderson
  4. Gibbs receiver D.J. Johnson embraces 'next man up' philosophy

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    The last time D.J. Johnson played quarterback he was a middle-schooler on the St. Pete Lil' Devils youth league team. His teammate was Ryan Davis, the team's top running back who is now the starting quarterback at Lakewood High and a Division I prospect.

    D.J. Johnson played QB with the  St. Pete Lil’ Devils league.
  5. Three questions with St. Petersburg High RB Darius Miller

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    St. Petersburg High School junior running back Darius Miller had a breakout game last Friday against Lakewood. He rushed for 121 yards and scored two touchdowns, caught three passes for 114 yards — including a 70-yard touchdown — and also ran back a kickoff 83 yards for a score. Darius helped the Green …

    St. Pete High School running back Darius Miller scored four touchdowns in the 39-22 triumph over Lakewood last week.
  6. Florida offered fresh start for East Lake's Carson Lydon

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    EAST LAKE — East Lake High linebacker Carson Lydon has made his usual assortment of eye-popping plays this season. Those hard-hitting sacks on heart-stopping blitzes, game-changing interceptions and blocked punts combined with the ability to squeeze his muscular 241-pound frame into running lanes to stop a play …

    East Lake High School's Carson Lydon sacks Largo quarterback Donavan Hale during a game earlier this month. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
  7. Tampa Bay high school football grab bag

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    Welcome to the Midweek Grab Bag. We suggest you pour yourself a nice, cool beverage, find a comfortable place to sit and enjoy a nice bowl of numbers soup.

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    Jesuit’s Malik Davis has 1,091 career rushing yards three games into his sophomore season. Hillsborough County’s career rushing leader, Robert Davis of Carrollwood Day, had 407 at this point in his career.
  8. Tennessee transplant leading the pack in cross country

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    DADE CITY — North Suncoast boys cross country has been dominated by Land O'Lakes High School the past few years.

    Zachery Weaver, center front, won the Steven Villareal Memorial cross country race by a minute.
  9. Win rewards Tornadoes' hard work

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    CLEARWATER — On the sideline came the unfamiliar sounds of celebration: the whooping and hollering of Clearwater High School players who had watched 682 days pass between their last victory and their 30-23 defeat of Palm Harbor University.

    Sophomore running back Tupac Blanch, shown at practice, is one of the Tornadoes’ offensive threats.
  10. Three questions with Seminole RB Travis Wateska

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    3 Questions | Travis Wateska

    Seminole’s Travis Wateska (5) heads back to the bench after he rushed for a touchdown against Dunedin in May. 
  11. Meghna Patel making noise on golf course

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    LITHIA — A lazy hush hovers around the golf course, the kind that makes a dark alley scary but feels right at home among the sprawling fairways and greens. Some players tee off at No. 1, others laboriously repeat the same 15-foot chip. And nestled in this library-like atmosphere, where distant chirping birds cut …

    Meghna Patel of Newsome tied for 16th at last year’s state tourney.
  12. District games add interest to football schedule

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    Now everybody's in on the act. With the exception of Jesuit and Middleton, part of a teeny-tiny three-team district, Week 4 of high school football is the one where every team in Tampa Bay gets into the truly important part of its schedule.

  13. Inexperienced Berkeley Prep volleyball team on unfamiliar ground

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    TAMPA — It didn't take John Coup long to realize that the newest Berkeley Prep volleyball season would play out a little differently than what he'd been used to in 16 years with the Bucs.

    After graduating five seniors, a  young Berkeley Prep volleyball team lacks experience.
  14. Class 7A, District 7 football standings point north

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    The top of the Class 7A, District 7 high school football standings looks like a North of Tampa roll call. And with district play starting tonight, Gaither, Freedom, Sickles and Steinbrenner are each looking to jump ahead in the standings.

  15. Volleyball: Seminole tops East Lake in five

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    EAST LAKE — Seminole started its season by winning five of six matches. But Warhawks coach Dexter Rogers was curious to see how his team would play against a quality opponent in front of a hostile crowd.

    Shea Hamilton, center, and her CCC team will play in another strong tournament.
  16. Volleyball: Tampa Prep sweeps Berkeley Prep

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    TAMPA — Eleven of Berkeley Prep's 14 players are underclassmen. Tampa Prep returned five of six starters from a 2013 region final team. On paper, the Terrapins should have run away with Tuesday's volleyball match on their home court.

    Tampa Prep’s Taylor Berlingeri celebrates with teammates and fans after a sweep over rival Berkeley Prep.
  17. Top boys golfers set for Outback Invitational

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    Outback Invitational

    When/where: Monday, East Lake Woodlands Golf Club

    Time: 10:30 a.m. shotgun start

  18. Shorecrest not ready to call it quits on the season

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    The fate of Shorecrest's football season will be a week-to-week decision.

  19. Sunday Morning Quarterback

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    Four 200-yard rushing performances

    TP_360741_WALL_football_6 (10/12/2012  Tampa) Sickles' Ray Ray McCloud III (34) celebrates a 23-22 win over Hillsborough with his teammates. SECOND HALF ACTION: Hillsborough High School plays at Sickles on Friday. Sickles won 23-22. [DANIEL WALLACE, Times]
  20. HomeTeam Hot Shots for Sept. 7

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    Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, Sept. 5-12. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in the area. Read up on all of our nominees then vote …