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Hillsborough Prep Report

A prep sports blog by Scott Purks and Nick Williams

A roundup of local sports briefs from Hillsborough County schools and area athletes.

2014-15 All-Western Conference Cheerleading Selection

Published:   |   Updated: March 27, 2015 at 03:57 PM
Tribune staff

The following are the Western Conference (Hillsborough County Public Schools) Cheerleading Teams, as voted by county coaches. The number of cheerleaders selected as All-Conference from each school were determined by the school’s placement at the Western Conference Cheerleading Championships. Teams who finished first in their division selected four cheerleaders.

American Division

Steinbrenner: Shelby Luke, Olivia Nissalke, Paige Cimino, Sydney Labban

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Basketball: Jean commits to Furman University

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune Staff

East Bay senior point guard Jonathan Jean has verbally committed to Furman University, East Bay varsity coach Billy Teeden aid Friday.

Jean made an official visit to the Southern Conference school this past weekend.

“I liked the school and everything,” Jean said Thursday after accepting the Alston “Mac” McGahagin Boys Basketball Award, given annually to the top senior in Hillsborough County.

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East Bay softball coach celebrates 18 years, 300 wins

Published:   |   Updated: March 25, 2015 at 11:27 AM
D’Ann Lawrence WhiteSpecial Correspondent

GIBSONTON – His office, nestled behind the East Bay High School softball field, is like a time capsule spanning nearly two decades of triumphs by the Indians softball team.

Tacked to bulletin boards are curled, yellowed newspaper articles recalling big victories, thank-you cards from grateful parents and wedding and birth announcements from the former players Glenn Rodriguez mentored during his 18 years as coach of the East Bay High School softball team.

“You get attached to every team,” he said. “They’re all like my daughters.”

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Hillsborough All-Time Boys Basketball Scoring List

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1,000-POINT SCORERS

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY BOYS BASKETBALL

Name, school Yrs. Pts.

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Hillsborough All-Time Girls Basketball Scoring List

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1,000-POINT SCORERS

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY GIRLS BASKETBALL

Name, school Yrs. Pts.

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2014-2015 Western Conference Wrestling Teams

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune staff

The following are the 2014-2015 Western Conference (Hillsborough County Public Schools) Wrestling Teams, as selected by the county coaches.

Federal Division

First Team

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Hillsborough vs. Pinellas All-Star Basketball Game is Saturday

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune Staff

The Hillsborough vs. Pinellas County Boys and Girls Senior All-Star Game will take place Saturday at Eckerd College. The event begins with the girls game at 5 p.m., followed by the boys. The event will also feature a 3-point shooting and slam dunk contest. The Pinellas teams won both games last year.

Some of the athletes presenting the Hillsborough All-Stars include East Bay seniors Jon Jean and DJ Sharp, who led the Indians to the 7A region final, and for the girls, consensus Class 7A Player of the Year Taylor Emery, the county’s all-time leading female scorer, and Seffner Christian’s Peyton Walker, who led her team back to the 3A title game and has signed with Wofford.

The Pinellas boys will be led by Miami signee Anthony Lawrence Jr., Gibb’s Barry Brown, the Kansas State-bound point guard who took his team to the 5A state semifinals, and Tarpon Springs forward Scottie James, who led the Spongers to the 5A state semifinals. For the girls, Pinellas will feature highly-recruited Michael Everhart of St. Pete High and Chardonay Aldrich, the leading scorer from Palm Harbor’s regional runner-up team.

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Backboard Breakdown brings more attention to Bay area basketball

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune Staff

Four years ago, a pair of basketball enthusiasts sought a means to bring more college basketball scouts to Tampa Bay.

With that idea in mind, the Backboard Breakdown, a talent showcase for high school players, was created.

Reginald Burke Sr., director of Bay Area Hoops, and Preston Jackson, director of Big County Preps, established Backboard Breakdown to “give many athletes in the area avenues and resources to get exposed.”

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Basketball: TBBCA, UNCF All-Star rosters announced

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune Staff

The Tampa Bay Basketball Coaches Association and United Negro College Fund All-Star Basketball Game rosters, a list of the best senior boys and girls players in Hillsborough County, have been announced.

The TBBCA game, which will feature the top seniors in boys basketball of Hillsborough County, will take place Thursday at Tampa Prep at 7 p.m. The cost in $5. The UNCF Classic begins at 6 p.m. Friday at Jefferson with the girls game, followed by the boys. The cost is also $5.

Both events will feature a slam dunk contest and 3-point shooting contest.

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All-Western Conference Boys Soccer Team

Published:   |   Updated: February 23, 2015 at 11:29 AM

The following are the 2014-2015 Western Conference (Hillsborough County Public Schools) Boys Soccer Teams, as voted by county varsity coaches:

Federal Division

First Team

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