basketball

Coach Shawn Brown Named Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Posted on: April 13th, 2017

Academy at the Lakes it proud to announce the appointment of Coach Shawn Brown as its Varsity Girls Basketball coach. Brown has 23 years of cumulative experience playing and coaching basketball at the college and high school levels. Along with his experience as Head coach for Football, Middle Division Boys Basketball, and Track and Field […]


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HomeTeam 25: Girls basketball players to watch

Posted on: November 17th, 2016

Girls basketball season tipped off on Monday. Once again, the area is filled not only with talented teams, but talented players. Here is a look at some of the top returners in Tampa Bay: C Imani Thomas, Sr., Academy at the Lakes: The Wildcats lost coach Karim Nohra and top scorer Audra Leipold, but Thomas […]


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Todd Huffman Named Academy at the Lakes Girls Basketball Coach

Posted on: August 3rd, 2016

Academy at the Lakes has hired Todd Huffman as its Varsity Girls Basketball Head Coach. Huffman has an extensive background as a head women’s basketball coach at the collegiate level, having served in that role at Northern New Mexico College; University of Dubuque (Iowa); and Eastern University – St. David’s (Pennsylvania). Most recently, Huffman was […]


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Karim Nohra Steps Down as Academy at the Lakes Girls Basketball Coach

Posted on: July 14th, 2016

Land O’Lakes, FL – Academy at the Lakes Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Karim Nohra, who led the Wildcats to five State Final Four appearances in his six years at the school, has stepped down from the position. “For 25 years, I’ve concentrated on coaching, teaching, and guiding other people’s children. Now it’s time that I […]


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Academy Athlete Invited to Compete in International Sports Festival

Posted on: April 18th, 2016

Seth Oliver ’17 has been invited to participate in the USA Junior Nationals International Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio, July 12-15. Seth was invited to compete in the International Sports Festival based on his outstanding performance in the recent USA Junior Nationals all-state high school basketball competition in Winter Park, Fla. This is a unique […]


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Tampa Bay Times’ All-Tampa Bay girls basketball teams

Posted on: April 4th, 2016

Original Article By Kelly Parsons and Rodney Page, Times Staff Writers North Suncoast Player of the Year G Audra Leipold, So., Academy at the Lakes Leipold is what is known as a “gym rat.” She’s the kind of player who gets to practice before her teammates and stays after they are long gone. She plays […]


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Academy at the Lakes girls set for state semis

Posted on: February 16th, 2016

BY Andy Villamarzo, Tribune correspondent LAND O’ LAKES — There’s not much that Academy at the Lakes’ girls basketball coach Karim Nohra hasn’t accomplished. From 20-win seasons to district championships to more than 500 career wins, Nohra and his teams have accomplished a lot. Except, however, for that elusive state championship. Nohra has guided the […]


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State basketball: Academy at the Lakes back in 2A final

Posted on: February 16th, 2016

Original Article by Rodney Page, Times Staff Writer   LAKELAND — Academy at the Lakes coach Karim Nohra had seen enough. No matter what his Wildcats did in Tuesday’s Class 2A state semifinal against Boca Raton Grandview Prep, the Pride found a way to come back. With three minutes left, the score was tied at […]


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Girls basketball: Ailing Thomas leads AATL back to state

Posted on: February 14th, 2016

Original Article by: Rick Brown, Times Correspondent   LAND O’LAKES — All season Academy at the Lakes had one goal, to return to the state championships. It was such a goal that center Imani Thomas was crying before Saturday’s Class 2A region final when she was told she would not be able to play. Thomas […]


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Wildcats Sweep District Championships

Posted on: February 8th, 2016

Academy at the Lakes’ Varsity Basketball teams swept the Class 2A District 8 Championships and are poised to make a run in Regional Tournament play. The Varsity Girls team won its sixth straight District title in dominant fashion with a 65-32 victory over Bayshore Christian on Thursday, Jan. 28. The Varsity Boys team won its […]


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