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  • District boys basketball: Jonathan Jean, East Bay still kicking

    GIBSONTON — Jonathan Jean got the one thing he wanted — redemption. Top-seeded East Bay narrowly avoided a second straight upset in the Class 7A, District 7 semifinals Wednesday night as Jean’s two free throws with 4.6 seconds remaining gave the Indians a 59-57 victory against No. 4 Tampa Bay ...
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    Wed. Feb. 04, 2015 at 10:42 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Region boys soccer: Palmetto 3, East Bay 2

    PALMETTO — East Bay got a tough draw for its first appearance in a boys soccer region semifinal. The Indians had to travel to Palmetto, where the Tigers make an almost annual trek this deep into the postseason. The difference in comfort level was obvious, at least early. Palmetto controlled ...
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    Tue. Feb. 03, 2015 at 10:49 p.m. | Bradenton Herald

  • Region boys soccer: East Bay 2, Northeast 1

    GIBSONTON — The school fight song blared over the PA system, students rushed the field, and players hugged. It was time for East Bay to celebrate school history. Senior forward Kevin Dacruz knocked in the winning goal in the 64th minute as East Bay rallied past Northeast 2-1 in a ...
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    Thu. Jan. 29, 2015 at 10:47 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Region girls soccer: Plant City 1, East Bay 0

    PLANT CITY — The day before Tuesday’s Class 4A region semifinal against longtime rival East Bay, Plant City freshman Sammi Gutierrez practiced shooting at the net with her father. She shot high, low and worked on her hooks. That practice apparently paid off. For the second straight game Gutierrez had ...
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    Tue. Jan. 27, 2015 at 10:14 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • Players aren’t only ones who change minds during recruiting process

    Players aren’t only ones who change minds during recruiting process GIBSONTON — East Bay High School defensive end Marques Ford was going about his day Jan. 20 when he received a phone call around 6 p.m. from the University of Tennessee’s defensive line coach, Steve Stripling.  Ford, a four-star recruit and Under Armour All-American, had committed in July to play ...
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    Tue. Jan. 27, 2015 at 6:09 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Boys basketball: Plant edges Shorecrest at Derrick Brooks Invitational

    TAMPA — Peter Connelly hit a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left and Jalen Williams blocked Shorecrest’s last-second winning attempt as Plant beat the Chargers 54-53 in the tightest game of the day at the Derrick Brooks Invitational. Saturday’s action gave six Hillsborough County schools the chance to face outside competition. ...
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    Sat. Jan. 24, 2015 at 11:17 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • District boys soccer: East Bay 1, Plant City 0

    RUSKIN — East Bay forward Damian Fracchia knew Josh Valverde’s corner kicks were often short, so he inched up to await the kick. Knowing his teammates’ nuance paid off. Fracchia was in the right place at the right time and headed the ball into the net for the Indians’ first ...
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    Fri. Jan. 23, 2015 at 10:41 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • East Bay DE Marques Ford commits to Rutgers

    Just one day after East Bay defensive end Marques Ford was told there was no spot for him at Tennessee, the 6-foot-4, 230-pound senior committed to Rutgers. He announced the commitment via Twitter on Thursday night. "Everything happens for a reason! Now I know for sure everything is gonna work ...
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    Fri. Jan. 23, 2015 at 9:22 a.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Region girls soccer: East Bay 2, Seminole 1 (4-3 PKs)

    SEMINOLE — There was no way East Bay was going to let it happen again. In last week’s district final against Plant City, the Indians gave up a goal in the final minutes and lost the championship. Thursday night in the Class 4A region quarterfinal against Seminole, nursing a 1-0 ...
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    Thu. Jan. 22, 2015 at 10:56 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • East Bay DE Marques Ford decommits from Tennessee

    East Bay DE Marques Ford decommits from Tennessee East Bay defensive end Marques Ford has decommitted from Tennessee, the four-star recruit announced via Twitter on Wednesday. "Due to circumstances, I am decommiting from the University of Tennessee and opening up my recruitment...," Ford tweeted. East Bay coach Frank LaRosa later confirmed that there was no spot for Ford at ...
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    Wed. Jan. 21, 2015 at 6:52 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • DE Marques Ford puts East Bay football on the recruiting map

    DE Marques Ford puts East Bay football on the recruiting map TAMPA — The age of East Bay High School can be seen in the yellowed lettering of hallway signs, the commemoration of senior classes scattered throughout the campus from years long before current students were even born. Take a look at the athletics trophy case, though, and the school’s otherwise ...
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    Tue. Jan. 20, 2015 at 12:58 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • District girls soccer: Plant City ekes one out vs. rival

    District girls soccer: Plant City ekes one out vs. rival PLANT CITY — Kylee Burroughs assisted on one goal and struck for another in the final two minutes to lift Plant City past East Bay 3-2 for the 4A-9 championship. It was the fourth consecutive season the Raiders have knocked off the Indians in the title match. “I think this ...
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    Fri. Jan. 16, 2015 at 10:43 p.m. | Brandon Wright

  • Girls soccer: East Bay, Plant City make 4A-9 final

    PLANT CITY — A mid-afternoon rain made for pretty miserable playing conditions Monday, but top seeds East Bay and Plant City muddled their way into the District 4A-9 championship game. No. 1 seed East Bay (12-2-1) handled Hillsborough 4-0 before host Plant City defeated King 4-1 in the semifinals. The ...
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    Mon. Jan. 12, 2015 at 10:02 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Tampa Bay girls district soccer preview

    Tampa Bay girls district soccer preview Perhaps no high school athletic season is as unique as girls soccer. First, there is a week break for Thanksgiving, then comes the two-week winter break. When the season finally resumes, there is exactly one week to get ready for district tournaments. Teams get in a few practices and maybe ...
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    Fri. Jan. 09, 2015 at 3:24 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Berkeley Invitational: Lakewood able to adjust

    TAMPA — An NBA shot clock would have not have looked out of place for Lakewood and Brooks DeBartolo. But when play slowed at the dramatic end of regulation and overtime, Lakewood’s Anthony Lawrence proved to be a little more suited to the change of pace. Lawrence forced overtime with ...
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    Sat. Jan. 03, 2015 at 9:08 p.m. | Darek Sharp

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