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- Gainesville, FL. Written By Kyrin Mayfield   As district tournaments are on the horizon (less than a week away), teams hope to carry some momentum into the postseason in hopes of winning a state title. The Oak Hall Eagles and Cedar Key Sharks came into their Thursday night contest on opposite sides of the spectrum. The Eagles won their past two games, igniting a spark that head coach Monte Towe hopes will carry his squad deep into the playoffs. “I feel good (about his team),” Towe said. “I’d like to coach them another couple months. You’re always a little...

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- Gainesville, FL. Written By: Kyrin Mayfield It was a battle of the Eagles on Thursday night as Oak Hall hosted Bronson. Oak Hall was hoping to keep it rolling against Bronson after beating them last year. Bronson head coach Nick Margjoni wasn’t concerned about what happened in the past. “We’re a new team this year,” Margjoni said, “so everything that we’ve done this year is going to help us win the game this year. We don’t look back on the past. We’re always looking toward the future.” Oak Hall would like to forget the past as well, as they...

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- Gainesville, FL. Written By: Kyrin Mayfield With February drawing to a close, district races are heating up. Two FHSAA Class 7A teams met in a district matchup Tuesday night, as the Gainesville Hurricanes took on the Columbia Tigers. Gainesville came in with a half-game lead in the district, but could clinch with a win. Columbia needed a win and then a win against Vanguard on Saturday for a three-way-tie at the top. Gainesville head coach Kelly Beckham said his team isn’t feeling any added pressure. “I told them there shouldn’t be any added pressure,” Beckham said. “Let the pressure...

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- Ocala, FL. Written by Kyrin Mayfield The Forest High Wildcats versus the Mount Dora Hurricanes rounded out the six-game Martin Luther King Jr. Basketball Classic, on Monday. The Wildcats came in on a five-game winning streak, while the hurricanes were coming off a 38-point loss to The Villages Charter School. Forest head coach Spencer Ashley didn’t know what to expect from Mount Dora, but had nothing but praise for the Hurricanes. “I’ve talked to some other coaches and they’ve told me that they play really, really hard," Ashley said. "They’re well coached--a bunch of guys that care about winning....

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- Ocala, FL. Written by Kyrin Mayfield. On a day honoring one of the greatest civil rights activists of all time, the Martin Luther King Jr. Basketball Classic was held on Monday at Forest High School in Ocala. The tournament featured six games throughout the day. Despite frigid temperatures, hundreds of fans came out to support their local high schools. The Wildwood Wildcats and the Vanguard Knights entered this matchup on streaks that were similar to the temperature, outside. Wildwood lost two of its past three contests, while Vanguard dropped three of its last four. Vanguard head coach Todd Davis...

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