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Wednesday, Mar 04, 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.

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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All-Western Conference Girls Soccer Team

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

American Division

First Team

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2014-2015 All-Western Conference Girls Basketball Teams announced

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune Staff

The following are the 2014-2015 Western Conference (Hillsborough County Public Schools) Girls Basketball Teams, as voted by county varsity coaches.

FEDERAL DIVISION

1ST TEAM (Names in order of highest vote)

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All-Western Conferene Boys Basketball Teams announced

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune Staff

The following are the 2014-2015 Western Conference (Hillsborough County Public Schools) Boys Basketball teams, as voted by the county varsity coaches.

American Division

1ST TEAM (In highest vote order)

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Jon Gruden returns to help coach at Carrollwood Day School

Published:   |   Updated: February 12, 2015 at 06:34 AM
BY NICK WILLIAMS Tribune Staff

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach and ESPN “Monday Night Football” analyst Jon Gruden will again be a volunteer coach at Carrollwood Day School this spring, CDS head football coach Lane McLaughlin said.

McLaughlin said Gruden was at the school Wednesday leading drills with the high school players and Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, former Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman and Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris.

Gruden’s son, Deuce Gruden, played at CDS and graduated in 2012. Gruden first joined the CDS staff as a volunteer in 2010. Deuce is now playing at Lafayette.

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Baseball: Plant’s Tucker earns honors

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BY JARRETT GUTHRIETribune correspondent

— Plant High center fielder Kyle Tucker has been named to the MaxPreps.com’s Preseason All-American first team.

Tucker, last season’s Tampa Tribune baseball player of the year, last season, hit .415 with nine home runs, 34 runs scored and 35 RBIs. Over his three seasons at Plant, Tucker has 20 home runs, 73 RBIs and a .443 batting average.

Tucker was also invited to the Perfect Game All-American Classic at Petco Field and later to the Under Armour All-American Game at Wrigley Field after last season’s standout performance.

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Football: Raider will send 10 to next level

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune Staff

As many as 10 football players at Plant City High will play at the next level and will be recognized during a ceremony at the school on Wednesday, National Signing Day.

Headlining the list is linebacker/strong safety Sawyer Dawson, who will sign with Purdue. Other seniors are two-way lineman Matt Tucker, who will sign with Stetson University;free safety/defensive back Reaquavious Young and linebacker Patrick Colleran signing to the University of West Florida; strong safety Javaris Whitsett and two-way lineman Dustyn Hart to New Mexico Military Institute; receiver Deondre Gatlin, who will play for Florida A&M University as a preferred walk-on; and two-way lineman Evan Crowell, who will play for Appalachian State as a preferred walk-on.

Quarterback/defensive back Austin Carswell will decide between Marist and Stetson, assistant coach Greg Meyer said.

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Steinbrenner hosts wrestling invite for ailing 4-year-old

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune staff

In August 2013, Greco Roman Bouzakis was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an inoperable and fatal brain stem cancer found in children. The initial diagnosis was a life expectancy of 11 months.

Bouzakis turned 4 in November.

On Saturday, Steinbrenner will host the inaugural Live Greco Invitational, which will feature 12 teams from the Tampa Bay area and 13 in total. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with the finals expected to begin at 4 p.m.

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Football: Young commits to Michigan Tech

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune Staff

Cambridge Christian senior quarterback Garrett Young has verbally committed to Division II Michigan Tech, the school announced

Young threw for 2,313 yards and 27 touchdowns this past season and also rushed for 832 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Young, who played in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North vs. South Senior All-Star Game, was a Tampa Tribune All-Hillsborough County second-team selection. He was also considering Southwest Minnesota and Catawba.

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