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bradford, gainesville, ghs, hurricanes, softball, tornadoes -

By Cassandra Swartz It only took the Gainesville Hurricanes four-and-a-half innings to send the Bradford Tornadoes packing Tuesday night. The home team Hurricanes turned in a dominant performance, putting up 12 runs while allowing zero. After starting last season 7-0 just to have the year be cut off abruptly, the Canes were ready to pick up where they left off, which they did by beating the Tornadoes with a run rule finish. Bradford threatened early, with freshman Rylie Blankenship reaching base on a single before stealing second and then advancing to third where she was ultimately left stranded when Gainesville starting...

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Aidan, Ashton, St. Francis, Wolves -

By Cassandra Swartz The first few minutes of Friday’s 2A-2 district championship game were an intense, back-and-forth battle between the top two seeds, but the rest of the game was all St. Francis, all over the court. At one point in the first quarter, the Wolves and Lions were tied at 13 apiece, but the final score leaned heavily in the home team’s favor, ending 66-35 and awarding the district title to the Wolves for the first time since 2018. St. Francis won the tipoff and scored the first four points of the game before Redeemer Christian started getting hot....

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11-1, baseball, bobcats, buchholz, hurricanes, lake weir, preseason -

By Cassandra Swartz If Lake Weir was looking for revenge for the 11-1 loss Buchholz handed them in last year’s preseason opener, they came up empty-handed as the Bobcats trounced them Tuesday night withthe same final score.After almost a year without baseball, Buchholz players seemed eager to put the program on a winning path. The Cats scored early and often, putting runs on the board in every inning except for the third. At the end of the sixth, the run rule was called into play by the umpire, ending the game an inning early.Noah Hayse, freshman catcher and UCF-commit, opened the scoring by launching...

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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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#TheRAWEFive, Aaron, Aidan, Ashton, Demetrius, Gainesville, James Jr., Josiah, Kiner, Lovette, Newman, Ocala, St. Francis, Vanguard, Watts -

By Jerome Reed The Ocala-Vanguard Knights opened up their season with a Friday night matchup vs Gainesville-St. Francis—and you could tell they were ready to hit the hardwood. The home team Wolves fought hard, especially in the fourth, but Vanguard came away with the 78-70 road win. Check out the few who made an impact on the game. Aaron James Jr. - Vanguard: This 5’10” senior guard is nothing short of electric on the floor. James Jr. can get out in-transition and orchestrate the offense with the best of them. He’s a great passer, can hit the midrange jumper &...

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