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  • Plant's Kyle Tucker named Gatorade Player of the Year for Florida

    Plant's Kyle Tucker named Gatorade Player of the Year for Florida In just over a week, Plant outfielder Kyle Tucker could become one of the Tampa Bay area's highest Major League Baseball draft selections. But while he waits, the Panther continues to rack up awards and was named the 2014-15 Gatorade Florida Baseball Player of the Year on Thursday. The 6-foot-5, ...
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    Thu. May 28, 2015 at 2:04 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • HomeTeam Huddle: Familiarity under center for Plant

    HomeTeam Huddle: Familiarity under center for Plant TAMPA — Plant may be known for its line of successful quarterbacks, but lately those quarterbacks have been one and done, starting for one year as a senior before graduating.    Rex Culpepper breaks that streak.   For the first time since Toledo quarterback Phillip Ely returned as the starter in ...
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    Mon. May 25, 2015 at 3:57 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Spring football: Jamboree at Jefferson

    At Jefferson Scores Robinson 7, Jefferson 6 Plant 20, Jefferson 14 Plant 6, Robinson 0 Spring game-breakers: Plant quarterback Rex Culpepper accounted for three touchdowns as the Panthers won both quarters. He completed 12-of-25 for 149 yards and two scores, and ran for a touchdown. Culpepper had the most sensational ...
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    Thu. May 21, 2015 at 10:34 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • HomeTeam Huddle: QB landscape takes new shape

    HomeTeam Huddle: QB landscape takes new shape ST. PETERSBURG — Tampa Bay saw its fair share of high-profile high school quarterbacks last year. And with a lot of the top ones graduating this spring, a new crop of prospects waits in the wings, looking to grab the spotlight and trying to break a few records.  Add Matthew ...
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    Mon. April 27, 2015 at 8:06 p.m. | Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons and Bob Putnam

  • Region softball: Palm Harbor University 4, Plant 1

    PALM HARBOR — Plant’s Kayla McGory led off the game with a home run, but Palm Harbor University shortstop Logyn Lilley made sure it didn’t rattle her teammates. “First thing I said to (pitcher) Taylor Scott after that home run was, ‘Hey, we gotta score to win anyway,’ ” Lilley said. ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 8:41 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • District baseball preview: Can a local team go the distance?

    District baseball preview: Can a local team go the distance? This time last year, Jesuit limped into the Class 5A playoffs, losers of three of its last five games with nine players suspended for violating a school policy. Of course, the Tigers went on to win seven straight and a state championship. Do they have another run in them this ...
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    Sat. April 18, 2015 at 4:28 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • District softball: Newsome 7, Plant 2

    District softball: Newsome 7, Plant 2 TAMPA — Newsome’s Class 8A, District 7 final against Plant began just according to the Wolves’ plan. They were happy to be the visiting team in the championship game, to have a chance at putting some runs on the board early in order to force the Panthers to play catchup. ...
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    Thu. April 16, 2015 at 11:05 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Plant SS Nick Cerelli commits to USF

    Plant shorstop Nick Cerelli has commited to USF, Panthers coach Dennis Braun confirmed Wednesday. Cerelli, a 5-foot-11, 170-pound junior, is hitting .260 this season with eight RBIs and one home run. He has also served as a relief pitcher for Plant, allowing no earned runs in three innings pitched while ...
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    Wed. April 15, 2015 at 10:36 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Locals show up well in college spring games

    Locals show up well in college spring games Florida State’s George Campbell (6-foot-4) is the ideal size for a receiver. But it is his other intangibles — the speed (4.3 seconds in the 40-yard dash) the 37-inch vertical leap and the eye-hand coordination — that turned the former East Lake standout into one of the most prized playmakers in the ...
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    Mon. April 13, 2015 at 11:20 a.m. | Bob Putnam

  • District softball: Expect the unexpected

    District softball: Expect the unexpected  To get an idea of how topsy-turvy this softball season can be, look no farther than Plant. The Panthers started the season 2-3 and seemed to be on the outside looking in for a playoff berth in the ultra-competitive Class 8A, District 7. After that slow start, Plant became one ...
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    Sat. April 11, 2015 at 10:16 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Softball: Plant 7, Steinbrenner 5

    TAMPA — The barrage started early for Plant with a five-run first inning that seemed to put its goal of winning its 20th regular-season game comfortably at hand against Steinbrenner (18-7). And though Steinbrenner’s five-run rally put that goal back in question, Plant (20-5) held on to beat the Warriors ...
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    Fri. April 10, 2015 at 11:41 p.m. | Darin Klahr

  • Baseball: Alonso 4, Plant 3 (eight innings)

    TAMPA — Alonso's lack of control nearly allowed Plant to take control in the fourth inning, when the Panthers scored a tying run on a wild pitch. The winner of the Class 8A-7 game Tuesday stood to break open the four-way tie for first place in the district and control ...
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    Tue. March 31, 2015 at 11:06 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Bloomingdale 4, Plant 3 (nine innings)

    VALRICO — Plant ace Jake Woodford worked out of one bases-loaded, no-outs jam. But the Panthers would fare the same with the second, which allowed Class 8A, District 7 rival Bloomingdale to tie the score at 3 in the sixth inning. The host Bulls won Friday’s game 4-3 in the ...
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    Sat. March 21, 2015 at 12:03 a.m. | Steve Lee

  • Softball: Plant 5, Bloomingdale 3

    VALRICO — This was the game Plant’s softball team had marked on its calendar, a matchup against the defending state champions. For a team trying to get back to regionals in one of the county’s toughest districts, beating Bloomingdale was a key step. After several postponements due to weather and ...
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    Fri. March 20, 2015 at 11:48 p.m. | Darin Klahr

  • Softball: Plant rides streak to Lady ’Canes title

    CLEARWATER — After starting the season 2-3, Plant has found some momentum with seven straight wins, including a 3-1 victory over Lake Brantley in the final of the Lady ’Canes Spring Tournament. It is the second time in the past three seasons that the Panthers have won the tournament. Plant ...
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    Sat. March 14, 2015 at 10:24 p.m. | Bob Putnam

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