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Bobcats Try to Keep Early Season Baseball Success Rolling against Colts

The Buchholz boy’s baseball team has started this season on a tear. The Bobcats won their two preseason games by a combined 26 runs, shutting both teams out in the process. They began the regular season with an 11-1 win over Lake Weir on Tuesday night and have looked unstoppable …

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Eastside Boys Basketball Regional Championship Preview

After a strong regular season and a dominant showing in district competition, the Eastside boys basketball team begins play in regional action. District Championship The Rams coasted through the district championship, where they faced Bradford and Santa Fe. In these games, they won by a combined margin of 45 points. …

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Two new high school football coaches are welcomed to Gainesville

Two schools will have different head coaches heading into the 2020-21 football season — Gainesville High School and Eastside High School. From Gator to Hurricane Former Florida Gator DB Dock Pollard was named the new coach of Gainesville in January after six seasons at Santa Fe (head coach last two …

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Hawthorne Girls’ Basketball Advances to State Semifinals with win over Wildwood

Girls basketball team poses after win

In a physical battle that saw everything from bloodied noses to fan ejections, the Hawthorne girls’ basketball team outfought Wildwood. They won 47-41 in the Regional Finals to advance to the State Semifinals for the second year in a row. Story of the game: Physicality In a game between a …

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Hornets one game away from 1A Girls State Semifinals

The Hawthorne Hornets girls basketball team will take on the Wildwood Wildcats today in the 1A Regional Finals matchup. Hawthorne is coming off of a 56-21 win against Fort Meade Miners last Thursday in the Regional Semi-Finals. The Wildcats beat the Williston Red Devils 68-29 last Thursday in their Regional …

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Hawthorne Hornets Boys Basketball wins 9th straight District 7 Championship

The Hawthorne Hornets and Williston Red Devils faced off in the 1A District 7 Championship game on Saturday. The Hornets beat the Red Devils 65-56 in a fiercely fought battle to win their ninth straight District Championship. The Hornets won the first two previous matchups against the Red Devils in …

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Hawthorne Boys Basketball Advances to District 7 Championship with win over Chiefland

The third and final match-up between the Hawthorne Hornets and Chiefland Indians ended much like the first two did. After Hawthorne took the first two games 66-37 and 66-34, they again prevailed in the District semi-finals 68-35 on Friday. Jumping ahead and never looking back After Hawthorne scored just 13 …

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Hawthorne Hornets Gearing for a Deep Postseason Run

The Hawthorne Hornets boy’s basketball team will take on Chiefland Indians in Bronson, Florida today in the 1A District Semi-Finals matchup. Hawthorne is coming off of a 47-43 win against North Marion on Senior night last Wednesday. The Hornets have beaten the Indians twice this season. Triumphant Season The Hornets …

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Eastside Faces Santa Fe in District Championship

Eastside Boys Basketball will face Santa Fe for the 4A District 5 Championship on Friday, February 14th. Without a doubt, both sides have worked hard to get to this point and will be looking to take home the title. Playoff Success After a bye in the quarter-finals, Eastside cruised past …

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Gainesville Wrestling Prepares for TD Talbott Duals

Preview This Saturday, the Gainesville High School wrestling team will take on four of 11 other teams in the TD Talbott Duals. The Villages High School will be hosting the tournament. The following teams will be competing this Saturday: Gainesville, The Villages, Belleview, Masters Academy, Leesburg, Weeki Wachee, South Lake, …

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