High School Blitz

Published: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 12:54 a.m.

4 things of note in area sports

■ Josh Crow recently resigned as volleyball coach at Eastside after two seasons. Crow, 34, was hired in December 2010, replacing Eddie Maynard who left to take the volleyball position at Gainesville after longtime coach Cindy Boulware stepped down. Crow, who has also been a volleyball coach at Gainesville Athletic Club, led the Rams to back-to-back Class 5A regional semifinals. Eastside athletic director Mike Monaghan is taking applications for the position.

■ Former Oak Hall football standout Leon Cummings, who did postgraduate work at Salisbury Prep School in Salisbury, Conn., signed this week with Marist College, a Division-I school in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Cummings, a first-team all-area player from the Eagles' 8-3 season in 2011, ran for 1,145 yards with 16 TDs and also had 36 receptions for 436 yards and three TDs during his senior year.

■ Eastside has announced it will host the second Sarah M. Landauer Memorial Lacrosse Invitational and 5K on March 1-2. This year's field will consist of 11 schools from around the state, including the Panhandle, Space Coast, Jacksonville, Orlando, Ocala and Gainesville. The tournament will feature four games March 1 and with 12 games scheduled on March 2, preceded by the SMiLe 5K. Proceeds will benefit the Sarah M. Landauer University of Florida Memorial Soccer Endowment. For more information regarding the endowment, go to www.sarahlandauer.org. For more infomation on the tournament, contact Jim Berg at jamesdberg@gmail.com.

■ In the latest FABC-SourceHoops basketball poll, Newberry (19-6) has moved up to No. 2 in Class 1A. The Panthers, Final Four participants a year ago, will host Crescent City in next Tuesday's regional semifinals. Also ranked locally are: P.K. Yonge (No. 5 in 3A); Gainesville (No. 5 in 6A) and Buchholz (No. 7 in 6A). In MaxPreps, Buchholz (23-4) is ranked No. 1 and Gainesville (24-1) is ranked No. 2.



Saturday, Kissimmee

Area qualifiers

101: Jordan Moretta, Gainesville; Luciera Hamm, Bradford

110: Megan Neal, Gainesville; Kayla Carman, Columbia

119: Marcia Fletcher, Union County; Haley Tiekin, Bradford; Brittany McKay, Eastside

129: Janice Kinsler, Gainesville; Sarananna Thomas, Buchholz; Hannah Ogle, Interlachen; Charline Watson, Columbia

139: Logan Boss, Suwannee; Shelby Lester, Gainesville

154: *+Jessica Kinsler, Gainesville; Jessica Brown, Union County

169: Breanna Thomas, Gainesville; Cassidy McDilda, Buchholz

183: Miranda Bass, Gainesville; Emerald Ferguson, Gainesville

199: Rachel Reid, Gainesville; Jordan Roberts, Suwannee

Unlimited: *Morgan Boettcher, Keystone Heights; +Samantha Cook, Bradford; Taylor Wooden, Gainesville; Dana Roberts, Columbia

* top seed in weight class

+ defending state champion


District 4-6A

Host school: Jacksonville Atlantic Coast

Today- 1. Wolfson vs. Lee, 6 p.m.; 2. Columbia vs. 3. St. Augustine, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday- Championship game, 7 p.m.

District 5-6A

Host school: Groveland South Lake

Today- Championship game, 3. Gainesville vs. 1. Leesburg, 7 p.m.

District 2-5A

Host school: Suwannee

Today- 2. Suwannee vs. 3. Wakulla, 7 p.m.; Saturday- Championship game, 1. Rickards vs. winner of Suwannee-Wakulla, 7 p.m.

District 6-5A

Host school: Palatka

Today- Championship game, Eastside vs. Palatka, 7 p.m.

District 5-4A

Host school: Fort White

Today- 2. Williston vs. Bradford, 6 p.m.; 1. Fort White vs. Santa Fe, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday- Championship game, 7 p.m.

District 3-3A

Host school: St. Francis

Today- 2. P.K. Yonge vs. 3. St. Johns Country Day, 6 p.m.; 1. St. Francis vs. St. Johns Country Day, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday- Championship game, 7 p.m.

District 4-2A

Host school: Lecanto Seven Rivers Christian

Today- Championship game, St. John Lutheran vs. Seven Rivers Christian, 7 p.m.

District 5-1A

Host school: Lafayette

Today- 2. Jefferson County vs. 3. Melody Christian, 6 p.m.; 1. Hamilton County vs. Lafayette, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday- Championship game, 7 p.m.

District 6-1A

Host school: Hawthorne

Today- 2. Hilliard vs. Bronson, 6 p.m.; 1. Hawthorne vs. Trenton, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday- Championship game, 7 p.m.

District 7-1A

Host school: Newberry

Today- 2. Baldwin vs. 3. Chiefland, 6 p.m.; 1. Union County vs. 3. Newberry, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday- Championship game, 7 p.m.

Attention coaches

Please call in your box scores (girls and boys basketball, boys soccer) to 352-374-5050 each night by 10:30. Coaches can email results to sports@gainesvillesun.com but should first email or call high school sports editor about the proper format when emailing. His email is larry.savage@gvillesun.com and phone number is 352-374-5050.

Call in your athlete of the week nominations on Sundays between 4-7 p.m. Email weekly statistics to Paul Kardasz at kardasp@sunwriters.com.

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