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By Cassandra Swartz: Behind a stellar showing in the circle by freshman pitcher Lily Neal, Union County cemented its place in the Class 1A-District 5 championship game. An 8-2 victory over Hamilton County sends theTigers to the title game against Hilliard, who upset Madison County earlier in the day. “I’m proud we survived, and I’m proud we’re going to be there [in the championship game],” said Tigers head coach James Godwin. The Tigers got off to a strong start, scoring half of their runs in the first inning. Sophomore standout Leah Clark led off with a stand-up triple before subsequently racing home on...

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By Cassandra Swartz: Big hits in all the key moments helped propel the Red Devils to an extra-inning upset over the Union County Tigers. Freshman Nevaeh Hayes turned out to be the difference maker with her walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth. “We played together as a team,” said Williston head coach Lavar Williams. “Tonight we finally put it together for nine innings...27 outs; that’s a long game.” The Red Devils put the Tigers on their heels early, going up 2-0 in the bottom of the first against starting pitcher Lily Neal. Olivia Davis led off with a...

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COLUMBIA, GAINESVILLE, HURRICANES, LAKE CITY, SOFTBALL, TIGERS -

Written By: Cassandra Swartz Despite Columbia taking an early lead on Thursday, Gainesville was determined to not let its senior night be spoiled. It took several innings for the Canes to take the lead, but from then on, they held securely to it, eventually winning the game against its division rival, 12-6. The Tigers faced Kyra Hornsby in the circle, who played a complete game for the home team. They came out of the gates hungry, hitting six singles in the top of the first to jump out to a 4-0 lead. All of their runs came with two outs. Addison...

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By Cassandra Swartz: Fort White traveled to Union County Tuesday night intent on spoiling its district foe’s perfect season. While the Indians came close to doing just that, the Tigers came through when it mattered to win the game 4-2. “We got timely hits,” said Union County head coach Travis Rimes. “They kept chipping away, chipping away.” Facing senior lefty Braxton Dukes on the mound, Fort White jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Wyatt McLaughlin and Tucker Hardee hit back-to-back singles to begin the game strong for the visitors. McLaughlin scored on a wild pitch...

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#TheRAWEFive, chancellor wilson, fort white, indians, mason smith, najeeb smith, tigers, trenton, tyler jefferson, tyler perry -

The Fort White Indians are a resilient group! After trailing at halftime 16-31 vs. Trenton on Tuesday night, the Indians went on a 21-6 run to start the second half, resulting in a 52-47 win over the Tigers in THEIR den. For both squads, there were some hoopers who made their presence felt throughout the game. Check out the five players who stood out. Chancellor Wilson - Fort White: The junior forward had a tough first half, but the second was his for the taking. Wilson scored 17 of his 19 points in the final 16 minutes, doing it by-way...

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