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  1. HomeTeam 100: Players 51-60

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    TAMPA - Wharton defensive back AJ Hampton will help lead the Wildcats into the 2017 season. Taken 7-6-17 by Scott Purks
  2. HomeTeam 100: Players 61-70

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    Jefferson wide receiver Dontavius Smith during the game between Jefferson High School and Jesuit High School at Jesuit on Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, in Tampa, Fla.
  3. HomeTeam 100: Players 71-80

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    Hillsborough High School defensive back Marterrence Holloway during a 7-on-7 scrimmage at Jesuit High School on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
  4. Proof's in the passing game pedigree at Plant

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    Plant coach Robert Weiner on transfer quarterback Jordan McCloud: "Jordan has been the key to our success. ... He has such good command of the offense and has become a vocal leader."
  5. HomeTeam 100: Players 81-90

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    Jerjuan Newton (29) runs after catching a pass during football practice at Clearwater Central Catholic Wednesday afternoon 9/21/2016. He is one of four brothers on the team. (Jim Damaske, Times)
  6. HomeTeam 100: Players 91-100

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    Tampa Catholic quarterback Charlie Dean will help lead the Crusaders into the 2017 season. (Scott Purks, Special to the Times)
  7. Clemson wide receiver Deon Cain celebrates a touchdown against Louisville during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)
  8. Are athletic trainers on the chopping block for Hillsborough high schools?

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    Thanks to budget cuts, Hillsborough County schools may not have athletic trainers at the ready this school year. (Times 2010)
  9. NFL intimidation? Deuce Gruden makes a strong first impression

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    Deuce Gruden, son of Jon Gruden, has made a name for himself on the powerlifting circuit. Soon he'll be an assistant strength coach on uncle Jay Gruden's Washington Redskins staff.
  10. Darren Hambrick offers skills camp in Lacoochee this weekend

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    LACOOCHEE — Former Pasco High linebacker Darren Hambrick has been helping out youth football players in and around Dade City for more than 15 years.

    Former Pasco High linebacker Darren Hambrick was drafted in the fifth round by the Dallas Cowboys in 1998. He said his main goal of the camp is helping local athletes move on to college.
  11. Lakewood High product Bo Bichette returns to bay area with Dunedin Blue Jays

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    CLEARWATER — Bo is back.

    A little more than a year after being picked by the Blue Jays in the second round of the 2016 draft, former Lakewood standout Bo Bichette is back in Tampa Bay. He made his debut with advanced Class A Dunedin on Monday night at Spectrum Field. He was the DH and batted second.

    U.S. Team infielder Bo Bichette (10) fouls one off in the seventh inning of the All-Star Futures Game between The U.S. Team and the World Team at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. on Sunday, July 9, 2017.
  12. Man falsely imprisoned for 27 years returns to his Tampa field of dreams

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    Jimmie C. Gardner, 52, was released from prison last year April after being wrongfully convicted of a sexual assault and armed robbery charges back in 1990. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
  13. Countryside alum A.J. Andrews lands in ESPN's annual body issue (w/video)

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    A.J. Andrews has taken over the spotlight in softball. Last year, the former Countryside High and LSU standout became the first female to win a Rawlings Gold Glove in the award's 59-year existence.

    Former Countryside and LSU softball standout A.J. Andrews will be among 23 athletes to be featured in ESPN The Magazine's body issue. "I have a really ripped back," Andrews says while laughing in the video. [Photo from video]

  14. Kentucky recruit, former Tampa Catholic star Kevin Knox among top prospects for 2018 NBA Draft

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    Less than 24 hours after the NBA Draft, analysts have already begun looking ahead to 2018.

    Tampa Catholic star Kevin Knox finishes a layup during the McDonald's All-American game in March at the United Center in Chicago. [LOREN ELLIOTT | Times]
  15. Tampa Bay Times' all-Tampa Bay baseball teams

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    All-Pinellas Pitcher of the Year Connor Churchill (left) of East Lake and Player of the Year Eric Kennedy of Calvary Christian. (Jim Damaske, Times)
  16. Tampa Bay Times' all-Pinellas County baseball teams

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    Player of the Year: Eric Kennedy, Jr., Calvary Christian

    Calvary Christian's Eric Kennedy (Douglas R. Clifford, Times)
  17. Tampa Bay Times' all-Hillsborough County baseball teams

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    Player of the Year: Jordan Butler, Sr., Alonso

    King's  Brian Lee (Loren Elliott, Times)
  18. Tampa Bay Times' all-North Suncoast baseball teams

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    North Suncoast Player of the Year: John Oliveira, Sr., Springstead

    Springstead's John Oliveira (Brendan Fitterer, Special to the Times)
  19. Tampa Bay Times' all-Tampa Bay softball

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    From left, Land O' Lakes' Tia Williams, Palm Harbor University's Savanna Bennett, Canterbury's Taylor Bump, Land O' Lakes' Callie Turner and Chamberlain's Hope Hernandez. (Chris Urson, Times)
  20. Coach Billy Turner's tenacity, kindness lauded in Tampa funeral

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    A portrait of longtime Hillsborough County high school football coach Billy Turner is seen at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, June 16, 2017.