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FHSAA pushes all spring activies back to May 3

The FHSAA recently came out with a COVID-19 update. They said all activities would be pushed back to May 3. The FHSAA said they were following the lead of the U.S. Government, and acting in accordance with them. https://twitter.com/FHSAA/status/1245032170843967490 Possibly a shortened season The FHSAA is also looking at possibilities …

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Alachua County Cancels Sporting Events in Wake of COVID-19

Alachua County Public Schools is following in the footsteps of professional and collegiate athletics by officially halting all extra circular activities including sporting events and practices. Furthermore, sports leagues across the world are facing cancellations and postponements in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The first cancellation of …

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Key’shaun Williams — An all-around student-athlete for Hawthorne

Key'shaun Williams poses with basketball

By: Michael Kennedy Syltavius Kelley All athletes perform well on the field, but it’s oftentimes rare to see them excel both on and off it. Key’shaun Williams, a senior at Hawthorne High School, is a perfect example of an all-around student-athlete. Not only is Key’shaun an excellent two-sport athlete, but …

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Hawthorne Hornets Boy’s Basketball Team Wins Class 1A State Championship

The Hawthorne Hornets and Hillard Red Flashes faced off in the Class 1A State Championship game on Friday night in Lakeland, Florida, at the RP Funding Center after Hawthorne defeated the Paxton Bobcats in the State Semifinals Wednesday. The Hornets beat the Red Flashes 42-38 in a close game to …

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Hawthorne Stifles Paxton; Boys’ Basketball Team Advances to State Championship

Tip off at Hawthorne vs. Paxton basketball game

After watching the girls take care of business in Lakeland, the Hawthorne boys’ basketball team followed suit Wednesday. In a wire-to-wire win, Hawthorne stifles Paxton 70-58 to advance to the state championship. What they do best: Hawthorne stifles Paxton defensively After the win in the regional finals against Wildwood, Hawthorne …

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Teammates Today, Rivals Tomorrow: Buchholz Duo to be on Opposite Sides of Heated SEC Rivalry

Rivalry. The very word evokes emotion in every sports fan. For some, it’s fairly simple. Their team does not like another team, so they don’t like that team. For others, the diehards, rivalries run deeper. The impulse to despise that one opponent has been ingrained in them from birth. The …

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Hawthorne Girls Going for Basketball State Title, and Eastside Boys Looking to Punch Ticket to Lakeland

Tonight is a big night for two local basketball teams. The Hawthorne Hornets girl’s basketball team goes for the state title in Lakeland, and the Eastside Rams boy’s team will try to clinch a spot in Lakeland. Eastside Boys on the Road to Lakeland The Eastside Rams boys basketball team …

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Hawthorne Girls Basketball Advances to State Final

Girls basketball team poses after win

The Hawthorne Hornets are moving on to the state championship. The girls basketball team won its state semifinal win on Wednesday, along with some sweet revenge. Hawthorne tops Holmes County Last year, the Holmes County Blue Devils knocked Hawthorne out of the state tournament. A 56-40 state semifinal loss sent …

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Hawthorne boys’ basketball survives Wildwood scare, advances to Lakeland

Hawthorne boys' basketball celebrates win in locker room

The tension was high at Bill Woods Court. The Hornets held a 28-point lead early in the third quarter, but that lead was whittled down to five by Wildwood early in the fourth. However, Hawthorne stepped up their shot-making in the final period, matching each blow from the Wildcats with …

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