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Another web gem lands Florida State shortstop, Michigan native on SportsCenter Top Plays

PORTAGE, MI – Another game, another incredible defensive play from Florida State shortstop Josie Muffley.

With two outs and an Arizona runner on second in the top of the third inning, the Seminoles infielder and former Portage Central star snagged a line drive up the middle, faked a throw to first base, then turned and rifled a throw to third to pick off the greedy Wildcats baserunner who made a wide turn toward home plate.

Muffley’s web gem shut down an Arizona rally and helped No. 15 FSU claim a 4-2 win over the second-ranked Wildcats.

The play also caught the attention of ESPN, which placed it at No. 6 in SportsCenter’s Top Plays segment for Thursday, March 11.

Now in her second season in Tallahassee, Muffley has established herself as a top-flight defensive player, with her latest highlight-reel play coming less than a month after a video of

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A&M’s Haley Lee makes SportsCenter Top 10 with 3 HR, walkoff grand slam

Over the weekend, the Texas A&M softball team hosted the Reveille Classic in College Station. In addition to A&M, the other three teams in action were Campbell, Lamar and Tennessee.

The Aggies went 3-1 over the first two days of action before closing things out on Sunday against Lamar. In that contest, catcher Haley Lee had a field day and it earned her recognition on SportsCenter’s top-10 plays.

The junior from Kingwood finished with three home runs in the game. She started off with a solo shot down the leftfield line in the first inning. In the third inning, it was another solo shot as Lee took a 3-0 pitch and put it over the leftfield wall.

Then, in the bottom of the fifth with the home team up, 9-3, Lee came to the plate with the bases loaded. The Aggie catcher hit a grand slam

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SportsCenter top 10: Corey Tripp’s dunk named No. 1 play

Corey Tripp’s dunk for Medina High School was SportsCenter’s No. 1 play on Tuesday night.

MEDINA, Ohio — Northeast Ohio was received plenty of attention on ESPN on Tuesday night. And it had nothing to do with the Browns, Indians or Cavaliers.

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Rather it was Medina High School senior Corey Tripp who laid claim to the No. 1 play of ESPN’s “SportsCenter” on Tuesday night — and rightfully so. In the third quarter of Medina’s matchup against Avon on Tuesday, Tripp recorded a steal and proceeded to dribble the ball up the court, dodging a defender with a behind-the-back dribble before slamming down a thunderous dunk over a defender.


“Wow. And if you do not think that is Tuesday’s top play, you’re Tripp-ing,” ESPN’s Neil Everett said, as

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A look at the area’s top basketball and hockey players and teams

Here are some players and teams to watch in girls and boys basketball and ice hockey. The winter high school season opens Monday.



a group of people playing a game of basketball: East Catholic's Luke Strole, center, gets to the basket between Windsor's Justice Ellison, left, and Troy McCoy, right.


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East Catholic’s Luke Strole, center, gets to the basket between Windsor’s Justice Ellison, left, and Troy McCoy, right.

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Players to watch

Donovan Clingan, C, Bristol Central: The state’s top player, Clingan averaged over 24 points and 17 rebounds as a sophomore. A 7-foot-2 center with 21 Division I offers, Clingan is ranked 49th in ESPN’s class of 2022 rankings.



East Hartford's Tiana Asberry, right, tries to get around East Catholic's Lilly Ferguson at East Catholic in a 2019 game.


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East Hartford’s Tiana Asberry, right, tries to get around East Catholic’s Lilly Ferguson at East Catholic in a 2019 game.

Brody Limric, C, East Catholic: Limric averaged 16 points, nine rebounds and four blocks for the Eagles as a junior. The 6-8 big man is one of the area’s few true centers.

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