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Thursday, Oct 30, 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.

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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Friday Night Highlights: East Lake vs. Pinellas Park

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The Eagles clinched their fourth straight district title with a win over Pinellas Park on Friday night. Olivia Stacey has the highlights from the Class 7A District 9 match-up.

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Prep Preview: Newsome vs. Bloomingdale

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It’s week nine of high school football, which means the battles for playoff positions are heating up. In this video, Olivia Stacey previews Tampa Tribune’s game of the week, Newsome vs. Bloomingdale. Both teams are 2 and 1 in Class 8A District 6 and contending for a playoff spot.

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Florida High School Football Poll: Week 8

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune staff

Florida’s #HSFB Top 25 – Week 8

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

1. Booker T. Washington (20) (4A), 8-0, 500, 1

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Friday Night Highlights: Tampa Catholic vs. Berkeley Prep

Published:   |   Updated: October 18, 2014 at 05:13 AM

Highlights from Tampa Tribune’s Hillsborough Game of the Week, Tampa Catholic vs. Berkeley Prep.

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TGH will dedicate room after ‘Wild Bill’ Minahan

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune Staff

Tonight at 7 p.m., Tampa General Hospital will dedicate a “Coach’s Corner” at its soon-to-open Transplant House in memory of former Jesuit football coach Bill “Wild Bill” Minahan.

In 1968, Minahan led Jesuit to the Class A state football title at old Tampa Stadium. In 20 seasons with Jesuit, Minahan compiled a 132-78-2 record.

He died Dec. 30, 2013.

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Coach’s Corner: Cookie Mitchell, King

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune Staff

TAMPA — This week on the Coach’s Corner, we’re talking with King High volleyball coach Madeilynann “Cookie” Mitchell.

Now in her fifth season, Mitchell has a 70-32 overall coaching record at King and has guided the Lions to two state region playoff tournament appearances (2011 & 2013). As of Tuesday, King is 15-2, the team’s best record under Mitchell, and has earned the top seed in the Class 6A District 9 tournament. The Lions are also the No. 10-ranked team in 6A according to MaxPreps.

A two-time state volleyball champion as a player at Tampa Prep, Mitchell is also the founder, director and coach of the Tampa Bay Raptors, an area girls volleyball club team.

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Florida HS Football Top 25: Week 7

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BY NICK WILLIAMSTribune staff

Florida’s High School Football Top 25

Week 7

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

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Alonso’s Oladokun commits to USF

Published:   |   Updated: October 11, 2014 at 06:54 PM
BY JARRETT GUTHRIETribune correspondent

— Alonso High quarterback Chris Oladokun has verbally committed to the University of South Florida, the junior announced on Twitter Saturday afternoon.

Oladokun posted a picture of the USF logo and this message: “I am blessed to announce that I have officially committed to play football for The University of South Florida! #USF.”

Oladokun has thrown for 842 yards and seven touchdowns for the 2-4 Ravens this season and added a pair of rushing touchdowns.

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