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Harmony’s players display the award they received from MaxPreps for being one of the best softball teams in Florida. The Longhorns won their fourth consecutive district championship Friday.

Lady Horns host Jenkins

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 3:18 pm

St. Cloud travels to Bartow By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Harmony continues its quest for the Class 7A state softball championship today at 7 p.m. when it hosts Lakeland George Jenkins in the 7A-2 regional quarterfinals. The Longhorns, 24-2, blanked St. Cloud, 7-0, Friday for the 7A-5 district title, its fourth in a row. Lily Mann and Aleshia Ocasio each had two RBIs, and Ocasio pitched a two-hit shutout to

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  • OHS reaches district baseball title contest Friday

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan 
Kyle Covell, who threw a one-hitter, delivers a pitch in the third inning of Harmony’s 2-0 victory over St. Cloud Monday at the 7A-5 district tournament at Osceola High.

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Osceola pounded its way into the 7A-5 district baseball tournament finals with a 12-0 win over Harmony in the semifinal round Wednesday at Kowboys field. Jake Grenus threw a five-inning, one-hit shutout and Omar Colon hit a pinch-hit three-run homer in the fifth inning to end the game. “We’re swinging the bats well, and Jake was real strong. He threw a good game,” Osceola Coach

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  • Sports briefs for April 24, 2014

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Harmony physicals Harmony High’s physical day for 2014-15 student-athletes is today from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the gym. The fee is $10. St. Coud physicals St. Cloud High’s physical day for 2014-15 student-athletes is Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the gym. The fee is $10. Athlete Injury Awareness Night The St. Cloud High Honors Society of Sports Medicine will present information about sports injuries, skin infections and

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  • Baldwin fifth at FILA Jr. tourney

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Four-time Florida high school state champion Fox Baldwin qualified for the FILA Junior World Team Trials by placing fifth at 163 pounds at the FILA Junior National Championships Saturday at Las Vegas. Baldwin, an Osceola High rising senior, won six matches at the tournament to earn All-America status. Among his victories, Baldwin defeated college wrestlers who competed for Oklahoma State, Penn State, Hofstra, North Carolina

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  • Storm doubles team advanced to states

    Posted on April 23, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    By Logan Martinez For the News-Gazette Celebration High’s Dante Cruz and Jacob Glodde put in plenty of practice time this season, and they got the result they wanted – a 3A-7 boys No. 1 doubles tennis championship and a berth at the Class 3A state tournament. The duo lost to Pembroke Pines’ team of Ralph Beriro and Sebastian Jimenez in the first round of the state tournament at Orlando’s San

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  • Harmony, Gateway advance in 7A-5 baseball tourney

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 10:31 am

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor The first round of the 7A-5 district baseball tournament at Osceola High went well for Harmony and Gateway Monday, but not so good for St. Cloud, Celebration and Liberty. Harmony extended the high school coaching career of Coach Mike Fields for at least one more game by blanking rival St. Cloud, 2-0, thanks to Kyle Covell’s sparkling one-hitter. Fields previously announced his retirement after the

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  • Harmony blanks Dogs for 7A-5 softball title

    Posted on April 19, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Harmony shut out St. Cloud, 7-0, Friday to clinch the 7A-5 district softball championship at Osceola High. Aleshia Ocasio pitched a two-hitter and drove in two runs, and Lily Mann added two hits and two RBIs, to boost the Longhorns to their fourth consecutive district title. Harmony, 24-2, will host Lakeland Jenkins Thursday at 7 p.m. in a 7A-2 regional quarterfinal. St. Cloud, 19-8, will

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  • Make it 7 for Longhorns

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan 
Harmony’s Colton Keene makes a lift at 199 pounds at the district competition April 9. Keene, who qualified for the Class 2A state meet, won the OBC championship Wednesday and helped the Longhorns take their seventh consecutive conference title.

    Harmony’s depth is the difference again By Dan Pearson For the News-Gazette After a solid performance in last week’s district competition, St. Cloud came into Wednesday’s Orange Belt Conference weightlifting tournament with high hopes of ending the dominance of the host Harmony Longhorns. Those hopes were dashed as the Longhorns used their superior depth to win their seventh straight OBC crown, 92-69. Harmony Coach John Wallauer said his athletes have

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  • Kowboys, Lady Dogs, Liberty win district track crowns

    Posted on April 18, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    News-Gazette Photo/Donald Lamb Trayquel Hazley won the 300 hurdles championship for Osceola Tuesday to help the Kowboys win the 4A-5 district crown at St. Cloud.

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Osceola County track athletes will prepare for the regional meets next week after many turned in outstanding performances at the 4A-5 district meet at St. Cloud. A highlight at the 4A-5 meet Tuesday was Osceola’s boys district championship, its first of the new century. The Kowboys (161.5), under Coach Ray Hines, easily won over Celebration (95.5), Lakeland Jenkins (80.5), Lakeland (75), Gateway (66) and St.

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