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  • New football season brings new faces to varsity teams

    Dale Foster never realized how much he missed football until it was taken away from him.  After a freshman season on Pinellas Park’s junior varsity, Foster was told he couldn’t join the varsity for the final few games because his grade-point average was too low. “I was kind of like ...
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    Mon. Aug. 03, 2015 at 2:22 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • FHSAA requires athletes to study up on concussions

    For the past five years, the Florida High School Athletic Association has made sure its coaches were educated about concussions. Now it's making sure student-athletes are as well. Beginning this athletic season, all high school athletes in Florida must complete courses on concussions provided by the National Federation of State ...
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    Tue. July 28, 2015 at 12:32 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Basketball: Former Boca Ciega standout Latavia Dempsey signs with Valur club in Iceland

    Former Boca Ciega and Florida Atlantic basketball player Latavia Dempsey has signed a professional contract with Valur Club in Reykjavik, Iceland. Dempsey was a second-team all state selection in 2009 as a senior at Boca Ciega. She helped lead the Pirates to three state Final Four appearances and a state ...
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    Mon. July 27, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Indian Rocks Christian's Oakley Albinson set for baseball showcases

    Indian Rocks Christian pitcher Oakley Albinson’s stellar sophomore season has led to some prestigious invitations this summer. Albinson has been invited to the Prep Baseball Report Futures Games in Indianapolis on July 30-Aug. 1. He will also participate in the Perfect Game Underclass All-American Games in San Diego on Aug. ...
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    Tue. July 21, 2015 at 1:40 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Football combine this weekend at Clearwater Central Catholic

    A football combine for local high school players will be held Saturday at Clearwater Central Catholic. The combine, which is hosted by the Ultimate Stomping Ground training facility in Clearwater, runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The cost is $60 for players who have not pre-registered. The combine will feature timed ...
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    Tue. July 21, 2015 at 11:24 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Fivay hires Hernando assistant John Diehl as head coach

    Fivay has hired John Diehl as its new football coach.  Diehl, 59, brings more than 30 years of high school coaching experience to the Falcons. He spent the spring as an assistant coach at Hernando High School, working with the offensive line. Prior to Hernando, he was the head coach ...
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    Mon. July 20, 2015 at 2:59 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Baseball: Former CCC standout Jeff Campbell wins College Home Run Derby

    Jeff Campbell, a 2011 Clearwater Central Catholic graduate, won the College Home Run Derby on July 2 in Omaha. Campbell competed against seven other college players. He defeated Wake Forest's Will Craig in the final round, 10-5. Campbell also set a home run derby record when he hit 20 home ...
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    Thu. July 09, 2015 at 12:17 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Admiral Farragut's Craig Watts commits to Wisconsin

    Admiral Farragut defensive back Craig Watts committed to the University of Wisconsin during a weekend visit to the school. Watts, who is a four-star recruit and considered the 16th best player at his position by 247sports.com, had nearly 40 offers, including Florida, Florida State, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Alabama. ...
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    Mon. June 22, 2015 at 2:09 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Baseball: East Lake coach Dan Genna resigns

    East Lake baseball coach Dan Genna has resigned after five seasons at the school. Genna was 102-39 while at East Lake and led the Eagles to the Class 7A state final in 2014. He will remain a teacher at the school. "I feel this is the best time to step ...
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    Thu. June 04, 2015 at 11:09 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Baseball: Pair of Patriots commit to colleges

    Pinellas Park infielders Zachary Roberts and Ryan Griffith both committed to colleges this week. Roberts will attend Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Alabama. Griffith will attend Milligan College in Tennessee. Roberts hit .500 in 26 games with the Patriots this season. He had nine home runs, 23 RBIs, 19 ...
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    Thu. June 04, 2015 at 10:17 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Tampa Bay Times’ all-Tampa Bay tennis teams (with video)

    Tampa Bay Times’ all-Tampa Bay tennis teams (with video) Boys Pinellas Player of the Year: Peter Litsky, Jr., Shorecrest Biggest accomplishment: Litsky was denied a spot in the state tournament last year after losing to Canterbury’s Evan Holvoet in the district final. This season he not only qualified for the state tournament, but won all three matches in the ...
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    Tue. June 02, 2015 at 5:07 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Baseball: Pinellas Park's Zachary Roberts signs with Bishop State

    Pinellas Park infielder Zachary Roberts has committed to Bishop State in Mobile, Ala. Roberts played in 26 games this season for the Patriots and hit .516 with nine home runs and 23 RBIs. He had 19 stolen bases and scored 21 runs. Aside from being named the team's most valuable ...
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    Tue. June 02, 2015 at 3:54 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Spring football: Jesuit 56, Gibbs 34

    Spring football: Jesuit 56, Gibbs 34 At Gibbs Score Jesuit 56, Gibbs 34 Spring game-breakers: Jesuit quarterback Daniel Boon played the first half and looked comfortable in the Tigers’ high-tempo offense. He threw a 50-yard touchdown to Travell Harris to start the game. He completed 9 of 11 passes for 140 yards. … Harris, who Jesuit ...
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    Fri. May 29, 2015 at 10:55 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Spring football: Hudson 27, Dixie Hollins 0

    At Hudson Score Hudson 27, Dixie Hollins 0 Spring game-breakers: Hudson’s Nate Munson was impressive in his first start at quarterback. Munson gained 85 yards on 14 carries and scored two rushing touchdowns. He also threw two touchdown passes. …Cobra running back Spencer Shoun gained 92 yards on 14 carries. ...
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    Fri. May 22, 2015 at 12:26 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Baseball: Jefferson's Nelson Maldonado wins Wade Boggs Award

    Baseball: Jefferson's Nelson Maldonado wins Wade Boggs Award Jefferson senior Nelson Maldonado was presented the Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award on Wednesday morning in a ceremony during the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners monthly meeting. The award, now in its 10th year, is presented to a Hillsborough County baseball player who combines athletic, academic and community achievements. ...
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    Wed. May 20, 2015 at 11:22 a.m. | Rodney Page

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