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Second Half Comeback Helps Vanguard Girls Basketball Defeat P.K. Yonge 68-63

The Ocala Vanguard girl’s basketball team gets a big road win, beating PK Yonge 68-63 Thursday in Gainesville. In a second half where P.K. Yonge led by as many as 12, and Vanguard never led, the Knights made the clutch plays down the stretch to win. Late in the fourth …

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Renee Phifer: A Champion

Renee Phifer has a love for animals, in particular, horses. Her mother’s love for horses only made Renee’s passion grow. This 16-year-old’s devotion sent her overseas to Abu-Dhabi for the 2019 Special Olympics World Games where she won three gold medals in equestrian events. Find out more about her story …

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High School Football Preview: Gainesville High Hosts Ocala Forest

The Gainesville High Hurricanes are back in action this week, hosting the Ocala Forest Wildcats in a Thursday night matchup. The Hurricanes look to continue their three-game win streak by taking care of business at home. The Wildcats, on the other hand, are looking to bounce back after a big …

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Ocala: The Horse Capital of the World

Driving on I-75, some might never know what lies beyond the Ocala rest stops and gas stations. However, if you take notice, there are several indications as to what the city is known for. Rolling hills are grazed by several types of farm animals including beautiful horses. Farms and billboards …

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GHS Faces Ocala-Vanguard in Regional Semis

Gainesville High School (25-3) will face Ocala-Vanguard (22-6) in the 7A regional semifinals Tuesday night.  This will be the fourth meeting between the two teams this season, with Vanguard winning two of the first three. Fourth Meeting Vanguard seems to have the slight scoring advantage over GHS, averaging just over …

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Former Florida Gator Alum Lerentee McCray Honored in Ocala

Denver Broncos’ outside linebacker and former Florida Gator alum Lerentee McCray was honored and recognized at the Marion County Commission as not just a Super Bowl Champion, but a local football star. Lerentee was born and raised in Ocala, Fla. Lerentee attended Dunnellon High school, where he was coached by …

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