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Determination and desire propelled Knox for Buchholz baseball and football teams

May 7, 2020
Today’s senior spotlight is Gregory Knox, who played baseball and football for Buchholz High School. Knox was a 2-year varsity player for the baseball team, and […]
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Barras led Trenton to a state championship in 2019, a national ranking in 2020

May 6, 2020
Today’s senior spotlight is Emily Barras of Trenton High School. Barras was a 2-sport athlete who participated in basketball and softball. Barras was third on the […]
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Senior Spotlight: West Port’s Murry always had a ‘next play’

May 5, 2020
Today’s senior spotlight is DJ Murry of the West Port boys basketball team in Ocala.  Murry finished out his Wolf Pack career as the 4th all-time […]
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Thomas heading to Glenville State College after stellar career at Columbia High School

May 4, 2020
Today’s senior spotlight is Hunter Thomas of the Lake City Columbia baseball team. Thomas, who is the son of head coach Brian Thomas, also has a […]
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Senior Spotlight: Filer piled-up the awards at Gainesville High before heading to Santa Fe College

May 2, 2020
Today’s senior spotlight is Bridget Filer of the Gainesville High softball team. Filer has been both a player of the week and MVP, plus she’s been […]
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Senior Spotlight: Cassube was the assassin for Bell Volleyball team

May 1, 2020
Today’s senior spotlight is Jillian Cassube of Bell High School. Cassube was a 3-sport athlete who participated in volleyball, basketball, and softball.  Among her achievements was […]
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Minson’s combination of baseball, golf and academic skills make him one of the region’s most well-rounded student athletes

Apr 30, 2020
Today’s senior spotlight is Lance Minson of the Lake City Columbia golf and baseball teams.  Minson, who lettered four years in baseball, won offensive MVP his […]
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Humphrey heading to Jacksonville University after a dominating career at Gainesville High

Apr 29, 2020
Today’s senior spotlight is Alissa Humphrey of the Gainesville High softball team. Humphrey is a 3-time MaxPreps Underclass All American, a 3-time First Team 7A All-State […]
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Gator star and North Marion grad could be selected in the 2020 NFL Draft

Apr 21, 2020
About the Author Mike Ridaught is the editor and publisher of ThePrepZone.com, the foremost website for high school sports in northeast Florida. Tonight is Day #1 of […]
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FHSAA cancels high school sports in Florida

Apr 21, 2020
About the Author Mike Ridaught is the editor and publisher of ThePrepZone.com, the foremost website for high school sports in northeast Florida. On Saturday, Florida governor Ron […]
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Two Ocala girls named to all-county soccer team

Apr 16, 2020
About the Author Mike Ridaught is the editor and publisher of ThePrepZone.com, the foremost website for high school sports in northeast Florida. Yesterday, Ocala Vanguard’s Maddie Cathey […]
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Two former Gators make all-decade high school football team

Apr 14, 2020
About the Author Mike Ridaught is the editor and publisher of ThePrepZone.com, the foremost website for high school sports in northeast Florida. Last week, MaxPreps.com announced its […]
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UF Baseball: McMullen staying with Gators in 2021

Apr 6, 2020
About the Author Mike Ridaught is the editor and publisher of ThePrepZone.com, the foremost website for high school sports in northeast Florida. Former Ocala Forest baseball player […]
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NCAA: No spring visits to schools for football recruits

Apr 4, 2020
Last month, the NCAA decided to suspend on- and off-campus recruiting until April 15th due to the spread of the coronavirus. However, on Wednesday, it announced […]
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Softball coach calling for high school sports to be suspended but not canceled

Mar 26, 2020
 On Friday, March the 13th, Orange Park Oakleaf Softball Coach Christina Thompson started a grass-roots movement in an effort to appeal to the Florida High School […]
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Mr. and Miss Basketball named

Mar 24, 2020
Yesterday the seven individual class finalists for the 2020 Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Basketball and Boys’ Basketball Coach of the Year were announced. The Class 1A […]
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Softball: Williston cruises past Bucholz 14-4

Mar 13, 2020
 Last night the Williston softball team cruised to a 14-4 win in five innings against Class 6A Buchholz of Gainesville.  The host Red Devils scored 13 […]
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Softball: Trenton extends winning streak to 36

Mar 12, 2020
The Gainesville Hurricanes aren’t the only undefeated team in the area. The defending Class 1A state champion Trenton Tigers are a perfect 9-0. Darian Ingram’s perfect-game […]
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High School Baseball: PK Yonge blasts Eastside 12-0

Mar 11, 2020
Last night, the P.K. Yonge baseball team cruised to a 12-0 win in six innings at Eastside.  The Blue Wave put the game away early with […]
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Girl’s Softball: Humphrey is perfect again! Gainesville blanks Newberry 10-0

Mar 10, 2020
Gainesville senior pitcher Alissa Humphrey tossed her third perfect game of the season on Friday night.  The Jacksonville University signee struck out all 15 batters she […]
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Hawthorne headed to the state finals!

Mar 5, 2020
And the streak continues. On Wednesday at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, the Hawthorne boys basketball team defeated Paxton 70-58 in the Class 1A state […]
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Boy’s Basketball: Hawthorne two games away from state title!

Mar 4, 2020
This afternoon at 4, the 22-5 Hawthorne boys basketball team will take on 23-3 Paxton in the Class 1A state semifinals at the RP Funding Center […]
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Boys Lacrosse: Santa Fe pounds Gainesville 21-4

Mar 3, 2020
From The Prep Zone.Com  Last night at Citizen’s Field, the Santa Fe boys lacrosse team defeated Gainesville 21-4.  Raiders senior Lance Nelson led the way with […]
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