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About johncotey

John was a sportswriter and columnist for the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay Times for 25 years, before being pushed from the Titantic, and hopes all of you non-subscribers are happy reading your free news on the internets while his journalism brethren suffer. Not that he's not bitter or anything. His real true joys, however, are his wife, kids and tennis, though not necessarily in that order. Unless his wife is reading this. Then DEFINITELY in that order.

The Green Machine Miracle

It was the best match of all time. It was the worst match of all time. With their season and hopes for sectionals hanging in the balance, Young Matt Parrado, battered, beaten but unbowed by severe sciatic back pain, squared … Continue reading

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It’s Miller’s Time!

 

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No Doubles Trouble for Green Machine

Will the Hunter’s Green Green Machine ever win a 3.5 singles match this season? Or maybe the question is, do they even need to win a 3.5 singles match this season? Once again showing off the kind of depth that would … Continue reading

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Green Machine Doubles Up Avila

A couple of singles slip-ups and a slow start at No. 1 doubles turned out to be nothing to worry about as the Green Machine 3.5 officially opened the 2017 season with a 3-2 victory over Avila. Newcomer Eddie Collins … Continue reading

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Best weekend ever and other stuff

There are good weekends. And then there are gooood weekends. The past weekend, as far as the Hunter’s Green USTA league teams went, couldn’t be any gooder. (Note to self, look up gooder, make sure it’s a word). Check this … Continue reading

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The Happiest of Birthdays

I wanted to thank everyone, especially my wonderful wonderful WONDERFUL wife, for the fantabulous 37th birthday party y’all threw me last month. Seriously, it was the best birthday party I’ve ever had since that one year decades ago I got … Continue reading

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Notebook: What’s Goin’ On

Hunter’s Green Tennis happenings: 1:  I wrote about it in a separate and long post, but the 7.0 mixed squad came as close as you can come to advancing to the finals as you can, and if they had, they … Continue reading

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