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Boys basketball: Tampa Catholic gets high praise from opponent

TAMPA — Even though the Tampa Catholic team he coached against last year fell one win short of a state title and included the all-time Hillsborough County leading scorer in Kevin Knox, Community School of Naples coach Greg Donahue said before t...
Published: 02/22/18

Boys basketball: It’s all Ridgewood after halftime

NEW PORT RICHEY — First-half lulls have been an issue for Ridgewood since districts and a little bit of that returned in Thursday's Class 6A region quarterfinal against Central.Turnovers and ball movement looked to be the pr...
Published: 02/22/18

Boys basketball: Gibbs just a step behind Mariner

ST. PETERSBURG — Maybe just one more game would have made a difference.Returning for Thursday's Class 6A region opener, Gibbs guard David Pierce exhibited quick hands and physical play against a taller, athletic Cape Coral Mariner squad. But th...
Published: 02/22/18

Boys basketball: Nature Coast holds off Zephyrhills

BROOKSVILLE — In a game that saw multiple momentum changes and very few whistles, a frantic finished featured plenty of both.Upset-minded Zephyrhills took the lead with 13 seconds left on Cartrell Strong's first basket of the game, only for a q...
Published: 02/22/18

Boys basketball: Jesuit ekes out win

TAMPA — The Jesuit boys basketball team could be forgiven for looking past Lake Wales. The Highlanders entered the Class 6A region quarterfinal with a 13-12 record, while the Tigers had their sights on another squad — Sarasota B...
Published: 02/22/18

Boys basketball: Alonso stymied in region opener

TAMPA — Alonso made history this year. Orlando Dr. Phillips had history on its side, too.The Ravens, who won their first district championship, had their dream season end Thursday in a 68-45 defeat to the Panthers in a Class 9A region quarterfi...
Published: 02/22/18

Boys basketball: Springstead settles down in second half

SPRING HILL — It was a slow start for Springstead, but with a home playoff game for the first time since the school's state runnerup run in 2009, the Eagles turned momentum and kept it.Springstead downed King 71-44 on Thursday night in the Clas...
Published: 02/22/18
Riverview to host Angela Slater softball tournament this weekend

Riverview to host Angela Slater softball tournament this weekend

Riverview High will host the inaugural Angela Slater Kick-Off Softball Classic, a 16-team tournament that starts Thursday and ends Saturday.The tournament is named in honor of the former Sharks softball coach who died in 2016 after a year-long battle...
Published: 02/22/18
Calvary Christian baseball team opens title defense with heavy hearts

Calvary Christian baseball team opens title defense with heavy hearts

CLEARWATER — Braden Halladay admits there will be some emotions when he takes the mound Friday for his first start of the season. How can there not be?His father, Roy, won't be watching.Roy Halladay, one of the best Major League Baseball pitche...
Published: 02/22/18
Girls basketball region finals preview

Girls basketball region finals preview

All games at 7 p.m. FridayClass 8ANaples Gulf Coast (25-2) at Tampa Bay Tech (25-3): The Titans are coming off a 62-44 win over Countryside. They are clearly playing some good basketball at the right time. Junior Jalyn Spurlin scored 12 poi...
Published: 02/22/18