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Friday, Apr 24, 2015

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.

Seffner Christian’s Hall invited to USA U16 team trials

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune staff

—Seffner Christian sophomore guard Chelsie Hall has accepted an invitation to attend the 2015 USA Basketball Women’s U16 national team trials.

The team trials will take place May 21-25 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The 12 players for the 2015 USA Women’s U16 National Team, or finalists for the team, will be announced May 25.

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Anderson steps down as Steinbrenner boys basketball coach

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune staff

Steinbrenner High boys basketball coach Reggie Anderson has stepped down from the position to accept a college coaching job. Jackson coached the program for two years.

JR Allen, the girls basketball coach at Steinbrenner, will take over the boys program. Scott Donald, the assistant girls varsity coach, has been promoted to head girls coach

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Football: Tampa hosting NFA 7v7 regional qualifier Saturday

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune wtaff

Tampa will play host to a National 7v7 Football Association region qualifier on Saturday at Larry Sanders Sports Complex, located at 5585 S. 78th Street in Tampa. Several of the top teams and college prospects from the Southeast region, including three known teams from Tampa Bay and multiple Tampa Bay high school players, will participate.

A minimum of the top two teams from this event will qualify to play in the 2015 IMG7v7 National Championship at Bradenton’s IMG Academy on June 19-21.

The Challenge will consist of 16 7-on-7 teams. Tampa’s Unsigned Preps, the national runner-up in 2014 and two-time national champion Team Tampa are among the teams. Team Tampa played in the first three national championship games, winning titles in 2012 and 2013. Pool play begins at 11 a.m. and playoffs will start at 3:45 p.m. An awards presentation will follow the championship, scheduled the end at 6:20 p.m.

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Football: Tampa Bay cleans up MVP honors at E7 camp

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Tampa Bay upheld its reputation for producing some of the state’s most talented football players at the Big County Prep’s E7 Series training camp on Sunday at Southeastern University.

A player from either Hillsborough, Pasco or Pinellas County took home one of the nine position MVP honors. Two hundred and forty high school students representing 64 schools across eight counties across Florida participated. The various MVP’s have earned invitation to the Xecutives event in late June.

E7 MVP’s

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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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