Tarpon Springs holding annual Epiphany celebration, bayou dive for cross – TBO.com

TBO.com Tarpon Springs holding annual Epiphany celebration, bayou dive for crossTBO.comOne of the country’s most celebrated Epiphany celebrations, which honors the baptism of Jesus Christ in the Jordan River more than 2,000 years ago, takes place in Tarpon Springs today. Onlookers of the cross dive surround the bayou prior to the event.Teen emerges with cross […]

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George Kotis aims to 'fix' Tarpon Springs' football program – Tampabay.com

Tampabay.com George Kotis aims to ‘fix’ Tarpon Springs‘ football programTampabay.comWatching football is not just a pastime in Tarpon Springs. It is part of the fabric of small-town life. White and maroon balloons adorn mailboxes on the street leading up to the stadium before big games. Spongers memorabilia sells in stores. The week … Read more…

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Tarpon Springs nonprofit hopes to make dreams a reality for Olympic hopeful from Greece – Tampabay.com

Tampabay.com Tarpon Springs nonprofit hopes to make dreams a reality for Olympic hopeful from GreeceTampabay.comBut now, with the help of a Tarpon Springs nonprofit, the 25-year-old has moved to Tarpon Springs, trains in Clearwater and St. Petersburg and says his goal to make it to Rio de Janeiro this summer finally seems reachable. Dimitrakis’ coach […]

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Former Tarpon High football player, coach in NFL coaching program – Suncoast News

Suncoast News Former Tarpon High football player, coach in NFL coaching programSuncoast NewsSince his playing days at Tarpon Springs High School and Iowa State University ended in the early 2000s, Atif Austin wasted little time getting back into football. He’s been climbing up the ranks coaching at both the high school and college level …and […]

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NFL fellowship awaits Tarpon Springs alum Atif Austin – Tampabay.com

Tampabay.com NFL fellowship awaits Tarpon Springs alum Atif AustinTampabay.comAtif Austin has put together an impressive football coaching resume in the past two years. The former Tarpon Springs High School standout and coach has been an assistant with North Dakota State, which won Football Bowl Subdivision (Division I-AA) … Read more…

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State okays $10M in renovations at Tarpon Springs High – Tampabay.com

Tampabay.com State okays $10M in renovations at Tarpon Springs HighTampabay.com“These kids are some of the best in the country at their craft and they are doing it in hallways,” he said. “They know daily that we are struggling. All of us in the program are trying to share the same little space and consistently someone […]

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Spring football: Northeast 33, Tarpon Springs 25 – Tampabay.com

Spring football: Northeast 33, Tarpon Springs 25Tampabay.comTarpon Springs‘ offense struggled in the early going but found its footing behind the assured running of Dearrian Wright, who finished with an even 100 yards and three TDs on 15 carries — 61 yards coming in the second half. … Fullback Steve Balionis … Read more…

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Sponger football players sign with colleges – Tampa Bay Newspapers

Sponger football players sign with collegesTampa Bay NewspapersAnthony is going there, and the expectation there is to win championships,” football head coach Mike Lube explained to the friends and family gathered to celebrate the milestone May 5. “Urbana and Geneva, when you graduate from there, you’re looking at … Read more…

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Meet Tarpon Springs sponge industrialist George Billiris – Tampabay.com

Tampabay.com Meet Tarpon Springs sponge industrialist George BillirisTampabay.comGreece had a sponge industry and was the only country in the world that had sponge divers. It was right around 1900. They found an abundance of … I remember going to school and playing football, of course, and I remember the guy on the PA system. We […]

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National Wine Day: Where to celebrate the greatest day of the year – Creative Loafing Tampa

National Wine Day: Where to celebrate the greatest day of the yearCreative Loafing Tampa6 p.m. 10353 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa, 813-664-1430. Florida Estates Winery Those in Land … Tarpon Springs Castle Winery Enjoy a bottle of Tarpon Springs Castle Winery’s fine wine in a romantic, European-style atmosphere. Made in the southern Italian …and more » Read more…

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