High School Blitz
Published: Friday, March 14, 2014 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 9:41 p.m.
■ Payton Ashe of Gainesville and Laron James of Buchholz were named the most valuable athletes at Wednesday's Alachua County Track and Field Championships. The recognition was based on points scored by each athlete. Ashe, a senior, won both the long jump and 400-meter run, and took second in the 200 run to total 28 points. James, a junior, won both the long jump and triple jump, and took fourth in the 100 dash to total 25 points. The Oak Hall girls won the county title for first time, and Gainesville repeated as boys champion.
■ In lacrosse, Oak Hall's girls team has been spreading its scoring around in most games as it has improved to 6-0 on the season. Two weeks ago, nine different players scored in a 23-0 win over Pensacola at the SMiLe Tournament at Eastside. On Wednesday, the Eagles had eight different scorers in a 22-1 win over Gainesville. Oak Hall will host unbeaten Buchholz (8-0) on Monday at 7 p.m. Two days later, the boys teams battle, also at Oak Hall, at 7 p.m.
■ The FHSAA is seeking proposals for the development of a new website for Florida's high school athletic fans, tentatively titled fhsaafanatic.com. Any individual or organization interested in an opportunity to design and develop this website should download the document found at www.fhsaa.org/news/2014/0303. All proposals must be submitted to the FHSAA Office by 5 p.m. on Monday, March 24.
■ How's this for softball domination? Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas, the defending 7A state champion and ranked No. 1 overall by Miracle Sports this season, has outscored opponents 109-1, winning nine of its first 10 games by shutouts. We still have three area teams unbeaten going into Thursday night — 6A No. 1 Columbia 12-0, 4A No. 1 P.K. Yonge 11-0 and 1A No. 2 Dixie County 11-0.
■ SUPER SIX: Baseball: 1. Columbia; 2. Williston; 3. Trenton; 4. Newberry; 5. Suwannee; 6. Gainesville; Softball: 1. Columbia; 2. P.K. Yonge; 3. Bradford; 4. Santa Fe; 5. Suwannee; 6. Dixie County