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(Area football statistics going into Friday's games)
G Rush Pass Total Avg.
Union Co. 5 706 1490 2196 439.2
Columbia 5 929 1227 2156 431.2
Top 12 runners in the area in boys and girls cross country:
1. Blake Lowery, Gainesville, 15:56.23
2. Logan Locascio, Gainesville, 16:25.78
3. Calum McFetridge, Buchholz, 16:33.77
4. Zach Purvis, Newberry, 16:40.27
All games at 7:30 p.m. unless noted
GAMES OF THE WEEK
7A NO. 7 BUCHHOLZ (4-1) VS. 6A GAINESVILLE (4-2)
Last week: Buchholz was idle; Gainesville won at Ocala Forest 35-21
It doesn't take much to evoke emotions when talking about this game. That's what rivalries do.
It's Buchholz against Gainesville in high school football at Citizens Field, the 44th edition.
Favorite swimming event: 500 freestyle
Weight: 140 pounds
With district tournaments five days away, area golfers competed Thursday in two annual Alachua County Championship events - one producing a first-time champion in the team competition and in low medalist while the other having a fairly familiar...
At Cross City, sophomore Jabaria Gaffney had 17 service points and 2 aces and junior Mackenzie Grawcock had 10 service points, 20 assists and 6 kills as Newberry (12-7) took down Dixie County in girls volleyball on Thursday.
For the second straight match, on back-to-back days, the Blue Wave dropped a set at home, Wednesday night to Ocala Forest. But P.K. Yonge, ranked No. 3 nationally by prepvolleyball.com and No. 5 by MaxPreps, took care of business on senior night.
It has been a tough season for the Buchholz volleyball team.
With injuries to four of her starters, coach Jacque Robinson Huggins had to bring up four junior varsity players to play important roles on the varsity squad.
In its first match since losing the Nike Tournament of Champions final to national No. 5 Portland Jesuit in Phoenix, P.K. Yonge knocked off Orlando First Academy (14-3) in four sets Tuesday.
Although not a big athlete at 145-150 pounds, Santa Fe quarterback BJ Williams runs a lot bigger than that.
So says his coach, Bill Wiles.
The Bell High volleyball team traveled to Fort White and made short work of its hosts with a sweep Monday, 25-4, 25-8, 25-9.
Spiller is one of the main reasons the Saints have their first victory of the season, a 26-20 triumph over Dallas on Sunday night .
(District champion and runner-up advance to state playoffs)
Overall PF PA District PF PG
Just under 16 minutes after the smoke cleared from Buchholz cross country coach Ron Norris' starter's pistol, Gainesville senior Blake Lowery glided through the misty, brisk air and past the finish line at Santa Fe College.
P.K. Yonge volleyball, dominant in the state of Florida, looked to show Friday and Saturday it could be just as dominant out west at a national tournament in Phoenix, Arizona.
After beating a very good Winter Springs volleyball team Wednesday night for the second time in 11 days, you really do have to wonder ... how good is this P.K. Yonge volleyball team? Ranked No. 2 nationally by MaxPreps and No. 3 by prepvolleyball.com, the Blue Wave may answer that question over the
On Thursday, high school football kicks off in the area when Oak Hall hosts Florida School for the Deaf. The rest of the area joins in Friday. With all the realignment of districts and changes in classifications, there are some interesting league races to keep an eye on. But being a journalist who
Although some schools have already ended, for most, this is the week. This is the week seniors throw their hats high in accomplishment, high school diploma in hand, ready for the next challenge. Life is full of challenges, graduating from high school isn't one of them. There are bigger challenges