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Boys soccer: State semifinal primer

Boys soccer: State semifinal primer

Games start at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $9.Class 5APlant City (17-1) at Sanford Seminole (25-1-3)About Plant City: A year after making their first region final, the Raiders have taken the next step with their first state semifinal appearance. Pl...
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Boys basketball: Boca Ciega clears major hurdle in win over Largo

Boys basketball: Boca Ciega clears major hurdle in win over Largo

GULFPORT — Boca Ciega has no trouble jumping out to a lead.The trouble has been the inability to keep it.In its five losses this season, Boca Ciega let a first-half lead slip away. The losses were all decided by five points or fewer.The most ve...
Published: 02/16/18
Boys basketball: Alonso tallies first district title

Boys basketball: Alonso tallies first district title

TAMPA — Give it up for Alonso's basketball program. On Friday night they did something that has never been done in the 17-year history of the school.They won a boys district basketball title.The feat was sealed with a 65-54 victory over visitin...
Published: 02/16/18

Boys basketball: Plant City ends district drought

TAMPA — After the postgame handshake line was but a memory, Plant City's  boys basketball players, coaches and fans celebrated on Tampa Bay Tech's court.The district championship trophy, however, was nowhere to be seen.Minutes ticked ...
Published: 02/16/18

District wrestling: PHU takes another crown

BRADENTON — Palm Harbor University made it back-to-back titles by winning the Class 3A, District 8 wrestling tournament Friday with host Manatee finishing as the runnerup for the second year in a row.PHU has had senior-laden teams for two strai...
Published: 02/16/18

Boys basketball: Ridgewood notches one last district crown

NEW PORT RICHEY — The last time Ridgewood's boys basketball team took home a district championship was in the 2010 season, the last for legendary coach Gary Anders.On Friday night, the Rams were able to notch one last district title for th...
Published: 02/16/18
Boys basketball: Down to the wire, Wharton wins out

Boys basketball: Down to the wire, Wharton wins out

TAMPA — Plant had Wharton's number during the regular season. Of the Wildcats' three district losses, two were to Plant.In Friday's Class 8A-8 district final, it appeared Plant would maintain its dominance, taking a nine-point lead in...
Published: 02/16/18

Boys basketball: Hillsborough in command from start

SEFFNER — For Hillsborough, the perfect 10 was complete.The No. 1 Terriers defeated third-ranked King for the 10th consecutive time Friday, 80-54, to win the Class 7A, District 7 boys basketball championship at Armwood. It was the third distric...
Published: 02/16/18

Girls soccer: Palm Harbor University falls short of state final

OVIEDO — Palm Harbor University was able to put a scare into two-time Class 5A defending state champion Oviedo  on Friday night, something no team has done this season. After scoring early, the first time any team has scored a goal against...
Published: 02/16/18
110 points in a playoff girls basketball game? It happened

110 points in a playoff girls basketball game? It happened

For the fifth time this season Lakewood scored more than 100 points in a game. The fact that it came in a region quarterfinal is a bit surprising.The Spartans defeated Fort Myers Cypress Lake 110-13 Thursday night. Cypress Lake is 7-18 and plays in t...
Published: 02/16/18