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St. Francis Football Running With a New Pack

By on August 28th, 2013

There’s a lot of change coming this season for the St. Francis Wolves. New head coach, new offense, new conference. After going 3-7 last season, former head coach Matt Olesnevich went to coach St. Augustine. Now the head man for the … Continue reading

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30 For 30: Gainesville High

By on May 3rd, 2013

As part of our 30 high schools in 30 days here on ESPN850-WRUF, we’ll look at local high schools and what they are doing in spring practice. First, we look at a team that’s got a big spring following a … Continue reading

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GHS Boy’s Hoops in Class 6A Semifinal Today

By on February 28th, 2013

The Gainesville High Purple Hurricanes (21-9) are in Lakeland this afternoon as they play Miami Norland (24-5) in the Class 6A state semifinal game in boy’s basketball. The Canes have been on an incredible run since their loss in the … Continue reading

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Hawthorne Boy’s Hoops Team to Final Four, Three Local Teams Overall

By on February 26th, 2013

As the basketball world readies itself for March Madness, the Februrary Frenzy of the high school game reaches its peak. Those still alive head to their state tournaments, hoping to be crowned champion. One of those teams is the Hawthorne … Continue reading

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Local Teams Compete In High School Basketball Regional Finals

By on February 22nd, 2013

Gainesville v.s. Orlando Edgewater After losing its previous three games against Leesburg, the Gainesville High School boys basketball team finally topped them. With its 74-66 win, the Hurricanes(20-9) take on Orlando Edgewater (25-4) in regional finals play at 7 p.m. on Saturday. … Continue reading

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High School Boys Basketball Regional Semifinal Preview

By on February 19th, 2013

Several high school boy’s basketball regional semifinals take place Tuesday night in our area. Class 6A, Region 2 The Gainesville Purple Hurricanes (19-9) will be traveling to take on the Leesburg Yellow Jackets (26-4). Leesburg enters the game ranked No. 1 by … Continue reading

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Florida football junior day news and notes

By on February 17th, 2013

As the Florida Gator football program begins its 2014 recruiting cycle, many recruits were on campus this weekend for what is known as “junior day“ a time for recruits in the 2014 class to take visits to campus and a psuedo-kickoff to the process … Continue reading

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Girls basketball regional semifinals preview

By on February 12th, 2013

There are several local girls basketball teams playing in the regional semifinals Tuesday night. P.K. Yonge (21-6) is traveling to take on Father Lopez (25-5) in Daytona Beach. The Blue Wave have won two state title games in the past … Continue reading

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Two 2014 Florida football commits named to Rivals 100

By on February 12th, 2013

With 2013's National Signing Day in the books, Rivals.com has released its first Rivals 100 for the 2014 recruiting class. The Florida Gators had two commits on the list – quarterback Will Grier (Davidson, North Carolina/Davidson Day) as well as defensive … Continue reading

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Baldwin Tops Union County in District Final

By on February 10th, 2013

Union County held off the Newberry Panthers Friday night, but couldn't manage to secure a win over Baldwin in the 7-1A Boys' Basketball district final Saturday night. The Tigers, who were seeded first in the tournament, beat Baldwin twice in … Continue reading

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