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  • Column: Lennard coach Danny Gaddis the complete package

    Column: Lennard coach Danny Gaddis the complete package The suspenders are the first thing you notice about Lennard High School boys basketball coach Danny Gaddis. Specked with little Longhorns, they frame his burnt orange tie. “I thought it’d be a good touch,” he said. By the second quarter of games, Gaddis’ suspenders hang around his waist. He fiddles ...
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    Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 at 5:27 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Column: Bowman makes Buccaneers better

    Column: Bowman makes Buccaneers better Back in November, Craig Bowman wasn’t where the conversation about Tampa Bay’s best points guards started. But in March, he may be where it ends. The Berkeley Prep senior will lead his Bucs (27-3) into the Lakeland Center on Tuesday night for a Class 4A state semifinal against Lake Highland ...
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    Mon. Feb. 24, 2014 at 5:51 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Region boys basketball: Lennard reaches first state final four (with video)

    Region boys basketball: Lennard reaches first state final four (with video) RUSKIN — If Saturday night’s Class 6A region final between Lehigh and his Lennard team was truly like a boxing match, as coach Danny Gaddis said, then ding, ding, ding. It’s the Longhorns by TKO. In front of a packed house in their own gymnasium, Lennard outworked and outplayed Lehigh ...
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    Sat. Feb. 22, 2014 at 11:25 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Column: Sabrina Whiting, the heart of Seffner Christian

    Column: Sabrina Whiting, the heart of Seffner Christian  LAKELAND — Everyone, they say, loves Sabrina Whiting. "Everyone," said teammate Peyton Walker. "Everyone," said sophomore Brooke Boyce. "Everyone," said older sister Savannah. It should be noted that Boyce and Savannah said this, and more wonderful things about the wonderful Seffner Christian guard, as they stood in the Lakeland Center ...
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    Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 at 9:47 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Region boys basketball: Michael Clark breaks through for Lakewood

    ST. PETERSBURG — Michael Clark has been unable to decipher his role for Lakewood this season after transferring over from Boca Ciega. Tuesday night, he finally found the answer: Right underneath the basket. The senior cleaned up after his teammates time after time in a Class 5A region semifinal against ...
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    Wed. Feb. 19, 2014 at 12:05 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Column: Shaq Speights lends a helping hand to Gibbs’ title hopes

    Column: Shaq Speights lends a helping hand to Gibbs’ title hopes His defense was superlative. His offense was timely. His relief filled the gymnasium. Looking down at his right hand, which hadn’t dribbled and shot and defended at full speed in more than a month — and had been out of a cast for only three days — Gibbs High School ...
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    Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 at 7:13 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Region basketball: Gibbs ousts Jesuit

    Region basketball: Gibbs ousts Jesuit TAMPA — When guard Shaquille Speights broke his right hand in January, he thought his season was over. And some felt the same about Gibbs’ state championship hopes. But Thursday night, Speights made his return and, like the Gladiators, is far from done. Riding a strong defensive effort in the ...
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    Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 at 11:10 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Region girls basketball: Armwood uses fast start to hold off Dixie Hollins

    Region girls basketball: Armwood uses fast start to hold off Dixie Hollins SEFFNER — The Armwood plan Tuesday night was to stop Dixie Hollins’ Meagan Thomas from scoring. The plan worked so well in the first quarter that the entire Dixie Hollins team failed to score. The Hawks scored the first 26 points in the Class 6A region semifinal, then coasted to ...
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    Tue. Feb. 11, 2014 at 11:33 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Times' top 5 football classes from the past 25 years

    Times' top 5 football classes from the past 25 years The latest class of Tampa Bay football recruits is signed, sealed and soon to be delivered to college campuses across the country, from as close as Fowler Avenue all the way out to Pullman, Wash. The boys of 2014 hold a lot of promise. And maybe one day, they will ...
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    Sun. Feb. 09, 2014 at 3:14 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • District boys basketball: Berkeley Prep tops Tampa Catholic again

    TAMPA — Berkeley Prep held Tampa Catholic scoreless for the last 2:54 of their Class 4A, District 10 championship game, and Marshall Holmes made all four of his free throw attempts in that span as the Bucs edged the Crusaders 68-55 Friday. It was the sixth straight year the teams ...
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    Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 at 11:37 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Boys district basketball: Sickles, Freedom to square off in 7A-8 final

    Sickles (16-10) had no problem with Steinbrenner 75-60, and Freedom (15-6) built a big lead and coasted past Wiregrass Ranch 58-32 as both earned region berths with wins in the 7A-8 semifinals. The last time both teams advanced past district in the same year was 2005. Since then, the Patriots ...
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    Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 at 1:02 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Column: Santana’s worry turns to relief

    Column: Santana’s worry turns to relief TAMPA Before signing the papers that bound him to the Florida Atlantic football program, Devin Santana let out a slow, deep breath. The Sickles High all-county defensive end was the most relieved person in the room Wednesday, and after scribbling his name, the second-most relieved person in the room, his ...
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    Wed. Feb. 05, 2014 at 9:31 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Quintet part of Sickles football's turnaround

    Quintet part of Sickles football's turnaround Sickles had the finest class of football signees in its history, a group of five players — Louis Mercado, Chett Levay, Devin Santana, Zach Hudson and Josh Black — that coach Brian Turner said rivaled any group that came out Chamberlain while he was an assistant coach there. The group ...
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    Wed. Feb. 05, 2014 at 9:07 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Bethune-Cookman happy to land Wharton's Antonio Joseph

    Bethune-Cookman happy to land Wharton's Antonio Joseph Bethune-Cookman called first thing Wednesday morning. Called Wharton defensive end Antonio Joseph. Called Wharton athletic director Kent Glover. Called head coach David Mitchell. One message: Get those signing day papers in that fax machine. "They knew they were getting a steal,'' Glover said, with a chuckle. "They wanted to make ...
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    Wed. Feb. 05, 2014 at 11:09 a.m. | John C. Cotey

  • District boys basketball: Brandon upsets East Bay

    BRANDON — Brandon coach Jamie Turner knew that to upset East Bay in Tuesday’s district semifinals, point guard Jonathan Jean needed to be slowed, harassed and befuddled. He couldn’t score 18 points like he did in their previous meeting. He couldn’t race up and down the court and dictate the ...
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    Tue. Feb. 04, 2014 at 11:32 p.m. | John C. Cotey

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