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  • State girls basketball: Academy at the Lakes’ inexperience shows

    State girls basketball: Academy at the Lakes’ inexperience shows LAKELAND — Just like they had been all season, young players were Academy at the Lakes’ greatest assets when it faced Sarasota Christian in Tuesday’s Class 2A state semifinal. But in the biggest game of the Wildcats’ season to date, coach Karim Nohra admits, inexperience also dragged them down. And ...
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    Tue. Feb. 18, 2014 at 4:03 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Boys basketball: Region semifinal capsules

    Boys basketball: Region semifinal capsules All games at 7 p.m. Tuesday unless noted. Class 8A St. Petersburg (21-3) at Wharton (20-6) Outlook: This is a rematch of the Northeast Holiday Invitational final, in which the Wildcats rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to win 50-49. The loss was the Green Devils’ first of the season ...
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    Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 at 6:36 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Girls basketball: Youth’s no deterrent for Academy at the Lakes

    Girls basketball: Youth’s no deterrent for Academy at the Lakes LAND O’LAKES — Imani Thomas and Audra Leipold make eye contact as they dash across the court. They know each other’s style, and their predictions are accurate enough to lead their team’s attack. They’re also two of the youngest players in Pasco County. Academy at the Lakes, currently on its ...
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    Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 at 6:05 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Winners for Feb. 8-14

    HomeTeam Hot Shots A spotlight on the Times’ bay area players of the week. Female Hot Shot: Audra Leipold, Academy at the Lakes Sport: Basketball Skinny: Leipold has quickly proven to be one of the top players on a team appearing in Tuesday’s Class 2A state semifinals. The eighth-grader is ...
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    Mon. Feb. 17, 2014 at 4:01 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Girls basketball: AATL reaches state semifinals

    WINTER PARK — When a tight first half gave way to a breakneck rhythm in the third, the coach of Academy at the Lakes knew his team had the win. “It was a torrid pace in the third quarter,” AATL coach Karim Nohra said. “We scored 25 points, and they ...
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    Fri. Feb. 14, 2014 at 10:43 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • Region boys basketball: Academy at the Lakes hot from start

    LAND O’LAKES — Less than a week after clinching the first district title in program history, Ethan Haslam and Malik Hall made sure there wouldn’t be a letdown for Academy at the Lakes in Thursday night’s Class 2A region quarterfinal. The guards combined for eight 3-pointers — including five in ...
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    Thu. Feb. 13, 2014 at 10:18 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Region girls basketball: Academy at the Lakes romps early

    LAND O’LAKES — It took a little more than two quarters for Keswick Christian to find the key to slowing down Academy at the Lakes. Unfortunately, it was the running clock. AATL seemingly could not miss in the first quarter, jumping ahead 34-5 in coasting to a 68-36 Class 2A ...
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    Tue. Feb. 11, 2014 at 9:56 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District boys basketball: AATL notches first district title

    Academy at the Lakes never trailed and cruised to a 54-25 road win over Cambridge Christian to secure the Wildcats’ first district championship in program history. “We’ve gotten closer and closer and finally got over the hump tonight,” AATL coach Tom Haslam said. The Wildcats (15-10) led 20-7 at the ...
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    Fri. Feb. 07, 2014 at 10:09 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Region girls basketball: AATL gives coach a reason to stay

    LAND O’LAKES — Academy at the Lakes coach Karim Nohra gave his players an ultimatum before their Class 2A region quarterfinal against Hernando Christian on Thursday night: Play up to their utmost potential or he would leave and make them coach themselves. Needless to say, Nohra kept his place on ...
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    Thu. Feb. 06, 2014 at 9:36 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • District boys basketball: AATL, Cambridge Christian to meet in final

    After two 30-plus point wins over Universal Academy in the regular season, Academy at the Lakes (14-10) struggled early in the Class 2A, District 7 semifinals. The Wildcats and Universal were tied after the first quarter of a sloppy contest before AATL pulled away in a 67-51 win. “It was ...
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    Tue. Feb. 04, 2014 at 9:48 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Girls basketball: Seffner Christian routs AATL

    LAND O’LAKES — Seffner Christian hasn’t lost to a bay area team all season, and Thursday night’s meeting against Academy at the Lakes proved no different. The Crusaders never trailed and used their suffocating defense and explosive offense to pound last season’s Class 2A state runnerup 64-24 for their fifth ...
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    Fri. Jan. 17, 2014 at 12:39 a.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Boys basketball: Cambridge Christian prevails in OT thriller

    LAND O’LAKES — As Cambridge Christian trailed rival Academy at the Lakes after three quarters, the young Lancers seemed to drag their feet. Then they started hitting free throws and woke up. The Lancers pulled ahead in the second overtime to win 76-73 and replace the Wildcats at the top ...
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    Fri. Dec. 13, 2013 at 10:44 p.m. | Mary Kenney

  • HomeTeam girls basketball top 25, Week 1

    HomeTeam girls basketball top 25, Week 1 Our girls basketball top 25 for the opening week of the season: 1. Strawberry Crest (20-8 last year): La’Tosha Lewis is not shying away from the expectations. She doesn’t only expect her Chargers to be good, she expects them to be as good as everyone says they will be. “We ...
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    Wed. Nov. 13, 2013 at 7:06 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Softball: AATL's Lauren Evans makes things official with USF

    Softball: AATL's Lauren Evans makes things official with USF Academy at the Lakes senior softball player Lauren Evans signed with USF on Wednesday. Evans initially  committed to USF a few weeks into her sophomore season. "I've been waiting forever," she said with a laugh. Evans led Pasco County with a .661 batting average going into her sophomore year and ...
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    Wed. Nov. 13, 2013 at 11:33 a.m. | Mary Kenney

  • District volleyball semis: Cambridge Christian knocks off AATL

    LAND O’LAKES — Teamwork was Cambridge Christian’s strength and its weakness against host Academy at the Lakes on Tuesday, according to Lancers coach Dave Wolcott. The Lancers secured a region berth after a 25-18, 25-18, 25-20 shutout of the Wildcats in the Class 2A, District 7 semifinals. They’ll face top-seeded ...
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    Tue. Oct. 22, 2013 at 9:20 p.m. | Mary Kenney

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