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Area High School Basketball Teams Perform Well in FHSAA Basketball Tournament

Several Florida high school basketball teams were in action Thursday to compete in regional quarterfinals and semifinals games in the 2018 Florida High School Athletic Association tournament. Among the victors were Gainesville, Eastside, P.K. Yonge, St. Francis, Englewood, Raines, Bolles, Hawthorne, Wildwood and Bell. Several more tournament games will be …

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St. Francis Hosts North Florida Christian in Regional Semifinal

After winning their first district title since 2013, the St. Francis boys’ basketball team is hosting North Florida Christian in the regional semifinal. St. Francis went undefeated in district play, but head coach Isaac Silva believes they have improved immensely — Silva believes his team has shown the most growth …

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FHSAA approves football changes

The Florida High School Athletic Association passed rules that will change the way high school football playoffs will work for schools classified from 1A-4A. These changes come after the FHSAA instituted a points system for high school football playoffs in the 2017 season. The FHSAA voted on 11 issues in …

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FEATURE: A Coach and His QB

An SEC champion, three-time All-SEC honors and a 14-year NFL career. It’s easy to say that Shane Matthews knows how to be a quarterback. With his playing days behind him, Matthews is using his knowledge to guide his son Luke and the Gainesville Purple Hurricanes’ offense. Luke, GHS’s starting quarterback, …

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FEATURE: Kelly Beckham, GHS Boys Basketball Coach

Gainesville High School Boys’ Basketball Head Coach Kelly Beckham started his well-respected career 35 years ago as an assistant basketball coach at his own high school. In 2008, Beckham came to GHS and brought with him an impressive resume and high hopes for the Hurricanes. Kelly Beckham’s achievements at GHS In …

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Feature: Bolles Football Continues Success in Post-Rogers Era

There’s no denying the competitiveness and popularity of high school football within the state of Florida. Year-in and year-out, talented players from around the state will sign their letters of intent to play for universities across the nation. The state houses some of the most successful high school programs in …

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Mixed Bag for Thursday Night High School Football Teams

On Thursday night, Buchholz swept Creekside 54-23 and Eastside fell to Bellview 36-33. Buchholz Homecoming Victory The Buchholz Bobcats got its first win in Class 7A-District 3 after an incredible victory on Thursday. From start to finish Buchholz kept the offense alive. In the first few minutes of the game, …

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GHS Hurricanes Face Tough Test at Home

After a win against crosstown rival, Buchholz, Gainesville High School will look to continue its success against Ocala-Vanguard on Friday night. Both teams come in undefeated in District 5 play with the Hurricanes at 1-0 and Vanguard at 2-0. Ocala-Vanguard Vanguard puts its 5-0 record on the line at Citizens …

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High School Football Preview: Oak Hall Faces St. Francis

There’s a lot of Alachua County games to watch out for this week, but Oak Hall facing St. Francis should really catch your attention. These two teams are area and divisional rivals. Not to mention, the two private schools are both undefeated going into this match-up. Oak Hall Between this …

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