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  • Softball: Dunedin 5, Palm Harbor University 4

    DUNEDIN — For Dunedin, familiarity with Palm Harbor University didn’t breed contempt, it bred respect. On top of coach Sarah Coleman’s connection as a 2009 Hurricanes graduate, PHU starting pitcher Taylor Scott was trolling the outfield for the Falcons just last season.   Thursday night, Scott dazzled her former teammates ...
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    Thu. March 26, 2015 at 11:42 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Basketball: Emery outshines Pinellas stars

    ST. PETERSBURG — Nothing was on the line except for pride. For any elite athlete, pride is enough. At Eckerd College on Saturday, Pinellas County’s girls all-stars proved naysayers wrong by battling back against Hillsborough County’s senior standouts, turning a 15-point deficit into a four-point second-half lead. But any team ...
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    Sun. March 22, 2015 at 12:19 a.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Baseball: Calvary Christian 4, Berkeley Prep 0

    CLEARWATER - Getting timely hits and playing consistently sound defense are things that Berkeley Prep head coach Richie Warren would like to see from his squad. Calvary Christian, however, is already well-versed in these disciplines and that made all the difference in Friday night's 4-0 victory. Starting pitcher Tyler Fagler ...
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    Fri. March 20, 2015 at 10:47 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Ed Wells Kiwanis Invitational roundup: Another big win for East Lake girls

    CLEARWATER — In just one week, junior Cieanna Nichols went from the doghouse to the penthouse, helping carry her East Lake teammates to the Ed Wells Kiwanis Invitational title in the process. "She didn't finish a workout last week so she had to run an 800 (meters) in a meet ...
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    Sat. March 14, 2015 at 12:56 a.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Baseball: Pinellas Park 12, East Lake 7

    EAST LAKE – Pat Russo has pegged this year's Pinellas Park squad as one of the best he's coached, but with one ongoing project standing in the way. "When we get up early and, God forbid, make some mistakes and go down, we kind of tank afterward," Russo said. This ...
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    Tue. March 10, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Day 1 at Jefferson

    At Jefferson Scores Sickles 2, Lennard 1 (eight innings) Bloomingdale 11, Spoto 1 (five innings) Strawberry Crest 4, Robinson 1 Jefferson 5, Freedom 0 Pitchers of the day Strawberry Crest co-captain Mark Moclair came within a walk of throwing four perfect innings. The senior retired the first 11 batters in ...
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    Sat. March 07, 2015 at 10:45 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Softball: Countryside 2, Northeast 0

    ST. PETERSBURG — Talent is one thing but a little extra knowledge can be just as important. Normally, facing Northeast fireballer Riley Randolph can be a challenge, especially on a cool Friday evening. But Countryside leadoff hitter Keeley Mayers had an edge that tipped a solid pitchers’ duel in her ...
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    Fri. Feb. 20, 2015 at 10:35 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Region boys basketball: Tarpon Springs 80, Dunedin 42

    TARPON SPRINGS — It was only a matter of time. Once Tarpon Springs shook off the malaise brought on by Dunedin’s deliberate offensive strategy, once the Spongers got out and started playing their game, the rout was on. With an 80-42 blowout win, Tarpon Springs will host Gainesville Eastside — ...
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    Tue. Feb. 17, 2015 at 10:36 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Baseball: Seminole takes Georgiadis title

    SEMINOLE — It is only February but Seminole sent out an early message: there’s no quit in the Warhawks this year. After a nine-run winning comeback in the semifinals the night before, Seminole used some stellar defense from rightfielder Ethan Roberts to shake off two early deficits and defeat Pinellas ...
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    Sat. Feb. 14, 2015 at 11:14 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Region boys basketball: Calvary Christian 76, Bradenton Christian 57

    CLEARWATER -— Leading a trio of tremendous efforts from sophomores with 22 points and 13 rebounds, Eddie Williams drove Calvary Christian to a 76-57 victory and a date with Cardinal Mooney on Tuesday. Williams took his game right at 6-foot-7 junior J.T. Noellert (16 points), as did the rest of his ...
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    Thu. Feb. 12, 2015 at 11:49 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Region girls basketball: Palm Harbor University 57, Sarasota Riverview 40

    PALM HARBOR — Patience, poise and precision. The three P’s have been Palm Harbor University coach Darian Dublin’s mantra all season, a challenging stance with a pair of sophomores in his starting lineup. But the Hurricanes have bought in, and Tuesday they summoned their most complete effort of the season ...
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    Tue. Feb. 10, 2015 at 10:20 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • District boys basketball: Calvary Christian 68, Shorecrest 65

    ST. PETERSBURG -— Dec. 12, 2014 won’t haunt Paxton Wilson anymore. That night, the sophomore had two late free throws to put away Shorecrest, a squad fresh off a Class 3A final four appearance. He missed both and the Chargers surged back to tie the score, eventually winning in double ...
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    Sat. Feb. 07, 2015 at 11:02 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • District boys basketball: Mitchell 60, Largo 53

    TRINITY — Every time Largo showed a new look, Mitchell instantly had an answer. Man-to-man defense? Pick and roll, or spread out and slash runners through the lane. Zone? Overload and find the open man. Full court press? Work sideline to sideline till it’s broken. The mature Mustangs made it ...
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    Fri. Feb. 06, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Region girls basketball: Lakewood Ranch 59, Countryside 41

    CLEARWATER — Countryside subdued LaDazhia Williams in the first half, but her teammates shut down the Cougars for longer. Plagued by cold shooting and turnovers, Countryside’s first appearance in the region tourney in 25 years came to a sudden end Thursday night, 59-41 to Lakewood Ranch. “Getting here was a ...
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    Thu. Feb. 05, 2015 at 10:46 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • District boys basketball: Largo finds groove

    KENNETH CITY — The best gift that Largo received for Christmas was togetherness. Uniting through the adversity of a full season spent on the road, losing several highly-regarded players along the way, the Packers look to be peaking at the right time. Crisp passing and strong defense set the stage ...
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    Wed. Feb. 04, 2015 at 11:54 p.m. | Chuck Frye

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