Sports beat: Buchholz girls hoops season comes to an end

Last night the season came to an end for the Buchholz girls’ basketball team in the FHSAA Class 6A state playoffs.

Visiting Navarre jumped out to a 12-5 lead at the end of the first quarter and extended it to a 10-point lead at the half en route to a 45-27 win in the regional semifinals.

Junior Tyra Peterson led the Lady Bobcats with nine points, followed by junior Emonie McCallum with eight points.

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Buchholz’s season ends at 15-5 under first-year coach Niya Johnson.

SOCCER – A pair of area teams advanced in the Class 4A boys soccer state playoffs on Wednesday night. The Eastside boys advanced to the next round with a 2-1 win against Titusville. The Santa Fe boys also advanced with a 4-3 win in double overtime against West Florida. However, the Santa Fe girls lost 7-2 to West Florida and had their season come to an end.

Elsewhere in boys soccer action, Class 3A P.K. Yonge’s best season in over a decade came to an end with a 2-1 loss at Bolles (Jacksonville). Gainesville also advanced via forfeit in Class 5A against Matanzas (Palm Coast), and in 6A Columbia (Lake City) battled to a 0-0 tie before falling at Tate (Cantonment), 4-3, on penalty kicks.

COVID CANCELLATION – Due to COVID-19 concerns surrounding the program, The Villages High School boys’ basketball team forfeited tonight’s Class 4A-Region 2 quarterfinal against Eastside (Gainesville). The Rams (21-2) will receive a bye and play the winner of tonight’s Central (Brooksville) at Santa Fe (Alachua) game in Tuesday’s regional semifinals.

Thursday night’s boys’ basketball playoff schedule:

Regional Quarterfinals

6A-Region 1

Columbia (Lake City) (18-5) at Tate (Cantonment) (6-19)

4A-Region 2

Central (Brooksville) (14-12) at Santa Fe (Alachua) (16-5)

3A-Region 1

Trinity Prep (Winter Park) (7-8) at P.K. Yonge (Gainesville) (14-10)

2A-Region 1

St. John Paul II (Tallahassee) (8-11) at Saint Francis Catholic Academy (Gainesville) (11-13)

Regional Semifinals

1A-Region 3

Bell (17-8) at Madison County (11-7)

Hamilton County (Jasper) (8-7) at Trenton (13-14)

1A-Region 4

Vanguard (Lake Wales) (13-7) at Hawthorne (12-9)

Williston (15-5) at Wildwood (18-7)

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