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Monday, Nov 24, 2014

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.

Tampa Bay Tech quarterback Cain receives U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune Staff

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Tech senior quarterback Deon Cain received his U.S. Army All-American Bowl game jersey during a special ceremony held at the high school on Wednesday.

Cain, a four-star recruit who will play receiver at Clemson University in the fall, is the school’s first All-American football player.

The premier high school football All-American game since 2001, over 200 active NFL players have played in the Army Bowl game and 417 active in the NCAA.

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2014 Western Conference Girls Golf Teams

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Tribune staff

The following are the 2014 All-Western Conference (Hillsborough County Public Schools) Girls Golf Teams, as selected by the county varsity golfcoaches.

American Division

First Team

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2014 Western Conference Boys Golf Teams

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Tribune staff

The following are the 2014 All-Western Conference (Hillsborough County Public Schools) Boys Golf Teams, as selected by the county varsity volleyball coaches:

American Division

First Team

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Seffner Christin finishes third at Florida Bowl

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune Staff

Seffner Christian’s football team ended the 2014 season on a high note.

The Crusaders defeated Central Florida Christian Academy, 31-30, on Saturday in the Sunshine State Athletic Conference consolation game.

Seffner Christian, which has applied to become part of a district in the FHSAA for the next season, meaning the team would be eligible to play for a state championship, finished 6-4.

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Florida HS Football Top 25 Poll: Week 11

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune Staff

Florida’s HSFB Top 25 is voted on weekly by sportswriters and sportscasters from around the state. Florida’s HSFB Top 25 is the only all-classification poll voted on through out the state during the season by members of the media.

Florida’s HSFB Top 25 – Week 11 – End of Regular Season Poll

Rank, Team, First Place Votes in parenthesis, record, points, previous ranking

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Berkeley Prep to host national hoops tournament

Published:   |   Updated: November 6, 2014 at 12:20 PM
BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune Staff

Berkeley Prep will be the destination for top boys basketball action this January.

The school will host a local, then a national, boys basketball tournament in January, which will field some of the best teams in the country.

The private school in Tampa will host the National Hoops Fest, presented by ARS Rescue Rooter, that will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, January 23-24 and will feature Montverde Academy (Florida), the No.1 ranked team in the nation according to MaxPreps.com; West Virginia’s Huntington Prep, ranked sixth; Jacksonville’s Arlington Country Day, ranked ninth; Chicago’s Simeon, ranked No. 13; and Oldsmar Christian, ranked No. 25.

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Schiano, Guyton announce commitments

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By Scott Purks

Berkeley Prep defensive end/linebacker Joey Schiano and Plant runner Jack Guyton announced their college commitments this week.

Schiano, who is averaging 10 tackles a game, committed to Bucknell University.

Guyton, the defending Class 4A state champion at 1,600 and 3,200 meters, committed to the University of Florida.

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Coach’s Corner: Eric Praetorius, Carrollwood Day

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune Staff

CARROLLWOOD — This week on the Coach’s Corner, we’re talking with Carrollwood Day School girls volleyball coach Eric Praetorius.

Last week, the Patriots won first district championship, upsetting 15-time state champion Tampa Prep in the district finals, and on Wednesday, won their first state region playoff match. Carrollwood Day (21-1) hosts Tampa Prep on Tuesday in the region semifinals.

A former wide receiver at St. John’s Fisher College, Praetorius played volleyball in high school and continued the sport as a beach volleyball player after college.

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2014 All-Western Conference Girls Volleyball Teams

Published:   |   Updated: October 28, 2014 at 10:28 PM
BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune Staff

The following are the 2014 All-Western Conference (Hillsborough County Public Schools) Girls Volleyball Teams, as selected by the county varsity volleyball coaches.

AMERICAN DIVISION

1ST TEAM; SCHOOL; GRADE

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Florida High School Football Top 25 Week 9

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune Staff

Florida’s High School Football Top 25 for Week 9, with rank, team, first-place votes in parenthesis, record, points, previous

1. Booker T. Washington (22) (4A), 9-0, 550, 1

2. Mainland (6A), 8-0, 514, 3

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