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  1. High school scoreboard for Jan. 23

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    Monday's scoreboard

    Boys basketball

    Boca Ciega 73, Pinellas Park 38

    Girls basketball

    Tarpon Springs 69, Largo 34

  2. HomeTeam Hot Shot winners: Bailey Forsman and Angeline Friel

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    Bailey Forsman, Berkeley Prep

    Berkeley Prep soccer player Bailey Forsman
  3. Class 8A all-state football team

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    The Florida All-State Class 8A team as chosen by newspaper editors and reporters. Area players in bold:

    FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

    Steinbrenner wide receiver Carson Kaleo (11) holds the ball for kicker Noah Ruggles (49) during a successful field goal attempt in the first quarter during the game between Newsome High School and Steinbrenner High School at Steinbrenner on Friday, October 7, 2016, in Lutz, Fla. Steinbrenner lead 17-7 at the half.
  4. Class 7A all-state football team

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    The Florida All-State Class 7A team as chosen by newspaper editors and reporters. Area players in bold:

    FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

    Plant defensive back Whop Philyor celebrates after coming down with an interception in the end zone on the final play of the game to seal a victory against Armwood High at Henry B. Plant High School in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016.
  5. Girls basketball: Seffner Christian's 20-0 run blows over PHU

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    ST. PETERSBURG — Here's a tip for any team playing Seffner Christian: Be prepared to play hard for 32 minutes. The Crusaders do not let up.

  6. Tampa Catholic doesn't measure up to national power

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    TAMPA — All year long, Tampa Catholic star Kevin Knox and his teammates have said they wanted to play against the best because that makes you stronger.

    Tampa Catholic’s Kevin Knox, who finishes with 27 points, soars in for a dunk against Montverde.
  7. District soccer: Hudson stuns top-seed Land O'Lakes

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    HUDSON — Cassidy Rux entered her senior season at Hudson with her sights set on the school scoring record. Then the first two games happened.

    Hudson's Sydney Lovell (2 left) and Sierra Grzyb (4 right) celebrate after the Cobras' 1-0 victory in the Class 3A, District 8 girls soccer final. Hudson took on Land O'Lakes at Hudson High School on Friday, 1/20/17.
  8. District soccer: Unbeaten PHU avenges early-season tie

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    LUTZ — The only blemish on Palm Harbor University's record this season was an early December tie to Plant. In Friday night's rematch, the Hurricanes were determined to prove that was a fluke.

    Palm Harbor midfielder Allyssa Woodring (14) shoots a penalty kick and scores against Plant High goalkeeper Emma Platt (1) during the second half of the Class 5A, District 7 final between Plant High and Palm Harbor High at Steinbrenner High in Lutz, Fla., on Friday, January 20, 2017. Palm Harbor defeated Plant 5-0.
  9. High school scoreboard for Jan. 20

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    Friday's scoreboard

    Boys basketball

    Boca Ciega 68, Osceola 43

    Girls soccer

    Osceola 3, Largo 2

    5A-7 final: Palm Harbor University 5, Plant 0

    Hockey

    East Lake 5, Plant 3

    Sarasota 5, Steinbrenner 4

  10. Boys soccer: Sizing up the districts

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    Development academies in boys soccer have taken away some of the top players from high school programs and created parity throughout the area. Every team in the elite eight — and some on the bubble — has beaten each other during the regular season. That made for some tight races to determine top seeds in the …

    Sunlake's Trevon Michael (13) races for the goal against Immokle during high school Class 3A Semifinal State Championship boys soccer action at Melbourne High School in Melbourne, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (Gary Lloyd McCullough, Special to the Times)
  11. Class 6A all-state football teams

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    The Florida All-State Class 6A team as chosen by newspaper editors and reporters. Area teams in bold:

    FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

    Clearwater High School's Jacquez Jones (Douglas R. Clifford, Times)
  12. Class 5A all-state football team

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    The Florida all-state Class 5A team as chosen by newspaper editors and reporters. Area players in bold:

    FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

    Central running back De'Vonta Smith  (Brendan Fitterer, Times)
  13. Berkeley Prep showcases national basketball talent in weekend tournament

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    The National Hoopfest series makes its way to Tampa this weekend. The tournament, held at Berkeley Prep, is one of the top 15 boys basketball tournaments in the country, according to USA Today.

    Tampa Catholic’s Kevin Knox is among the dozen or so high-profile basketball players in this weekend’s National Hoopfest.
  14. High school scoreboard for Jan. 19

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    Thursday's scoreboard

    Boys soccer

    PCAC championship: Northeast 2, Palm Harbor U. 1

    Northside Chr. 4, Keswick Chr. 0

    Girls basketball

    Palm Harbor U. 62, Largo 13

    Boca Ciega 76, Gibbs 33

  15. Magnitude of the moment hits McDonald's All-American Kevin Knox

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    TAMPA — The feeling was unlike any Kevin Knox had experienced during his four seasons playing basketball at Tampa Catholic High School. Not even the prospect of competing in big games this weekend against nationally ranked opponents played on his mind like the business of becoming a McDonald's All-American.

    Tampa Catholic basketball player Kevin Knox is seen smiling at Tampa Catholic on Thursday, January 19, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. Kevin Knox, one of the nation's top basketball recruits, was named a McDonald's All-American and was presented with his jersey at the event.
  16. Need a drop the mic moment? Leon McQuay III's clutch

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    ST. PETERSBURG — No need for beats or bass lines. The most glorious athletic night in the life of Leon McQuay III, promising musical producer, came with a built-in soundtrack.

    Former USC safety and Armwood High standout Leon McQuay III, far right, stretches during practice for Saturday’s East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field. McQuay is playing on the West team.
  17. Class 3A all-state football team

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    The Florida All-State Class 3A team as chosen by newspaper editors and reporters. Area players in bold:

    FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

    Tampa Catholic running back Devan Barrett (5) breaks past Clearwater Central defensive back Amari Burney (6) near the end zone in the first quarter during the game between Tampa Catholic and Clearwater Central Catholic at Tampa Catholic on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. Tampa Catholic led 18-14 at the half.
  18. District girls soccer: Wesley Chapel, Pasco to face off in final

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    WEEKI WACHEE — In the early girls soccer semifinal Wednesday night, Wesley Chapel emerged with a 2-1 overtime win over Springstead to stamp its ticket to Friday's Class 3A, District 7 championship game and next week's state playoffs.

    Pasco High School's Jordyn Kadlub (7) lay on the field after colliding with a Weeki Wachee player during the first half of Wednesday's (1/18/17) semifinal Class 3A, District 7 contest at Weeki Wachee High School in Hernando County. Kadlub was uninjured and remained in the game.
  19. District girls soccer: Academy of the Holy Names, Berkeley Prep move on

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    CLEARWATER — It will be an all-Hillsborough final in Class 2A, District 9. Top seed Academy of the Holy Names needed only 60 minutes to defeat Tampa Prep 8-0 in Wednesday's first girls soccer semifinal. Third seed Berkeley Prep needed to work much harder to beat second seed Clearwater Central Catholic 3-0 in the …

    Berkeley Prep's Ellie Laxer (right) gets hugged by teamate Madeline Ide after scoring her teams first goal against CCC during district girls soccer Class 2A, District 9 semifinals at Clearwater Central Catholic Wednesday night 101/18/2017.
  20. High school scoreboard for Jan. 18

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    Wednesday's scoreboard

    Girls basketball

    Lakewood 64, Dixie Hollins 15

    Boys basketball

    Clearwater 76, Dixie Hollins 36

    Largo 76, Osceola 35

    Girls soccer

    Palm Harbor University 3, Steinbrenner 0

    Osceola 1, Boca Ciega 0

    Hockey

    Pla …