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Champ OHS visits Bulldogs for No. 91

Posted on October 29, 2014 at 2:01 pm

By Rick Pedone For the News-Gazette Osceola and St. Cloud square off Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Gannarelli Field for 91st edition of Florida’s fifth-oldest high school football rivalry. Osceola, counting a forfeit in 2010, has won eight in a row and leads the series, 59-27-4. Wauchula Hardee and Arcadia DeSoto County make up the state’s oldest rivalry, started in 1921. Osceola-St. Cloud began in 1925. The Kowboys (8-1, 5-0)

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  • Horns go for playoff berth

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor It’s pretty simple. Either Harmony or Lake Nona will be the District 7A-6 football runner-up. They meet Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Lake Nona in the district finale for each team. The winner goes to the 7A-5 district champion, either Lakeland or Kathleen, for a regional quarterfinal Nov. 14. The loser is eliminated. “We’ve got a chance, and that’s all you can ask for,” Harmony

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  • Storm at Gateway; Eagles visit Hounds

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Celebration visits Gateway Friday at 7:30 p.m. for its final football game of the 2014 season. Poinciana travels to Auburndale Friday at 7:30 p.m. for a 5A-10 district contest. Celebration, 3-6 and 0-5, has won more than two games for only the second time in the school’s 11-year history. The Storm can equal their best record, 4-6, in 2010. The Storm, who lost 73-22 against

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  • Heritage wins FCC state volleyball championship

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Photo/Special to the News-Gazette 
The Heritage Christian volleyball team stands behind its state championship banner after sweeping Real Life Christian, 3-0, Saturday.

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor After a 14-year hiatus, the Florida Christian Conference volleyball state championship banner returned to Heritage Christian School Saturday. The Lady Eagles won their 16th straight match with a decisive 25-21, 25-9, 25-23 victory over Real Life Christian, a team that defeated Heritage earlier in the season, at Clearwater Christian College. “The girls played phenomenal volleyball. We have sophomores, freshmen and eighth-graders playing against a team

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  • City of Life wins regional volleyball

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 11:04 am

    By J. Daniel Pearson Sports Editor City of Life Christian Christian Academy upended International Community School to win the 2A-2 regional quarterfinal Tuesday at the Warrior gym. International Community, the 2A-5 district runner-up, had beaten City of Life twice during the regular season. But, the third meeting of the teams had a much different outcome as the Lady Warriors won in straight sets, 25-22, 25-20, and 28-26. The Lady Warriors,

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  • Kowboys blank Gateway 39-0 to earn district crown

    Posted on October 25, 2014 at 1:35 am

    By John Daniel Pearson For the News-Gazette The Osceola Kowboys overcame a slow start Friday to defeat the Gateway Panthers, 39-0, and clinch the 7A-6 district championship. Osceola (8-1, 5-0) concludes its 2014 regular season next week at St. Cloud.  Gateway (3-5, 2-3) was eliminated from the playoff race and plays Celebration next week. Although winning the district is pretty much old hat for the Kowboys (four in a row),

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  • Harmony 3A-5 boys district swim champs; Panthers 4A-2 runners-up

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Harmony’s boys emerged with the 3A-5 district swimming championship and Gateway’s boys were 4A-2 runners-up at the district meets Thursday. Harmony’s girls finished second in 3A-5. The top two individuals and the top relay team from each district receives an automatic bid to the regionals next week. At-large times decide the balance of the 16 qualifiers in each event (eight in the relays). The at-large

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  • Liberty, St. Cloud lead the way again

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor St. Cloud’s girls and Liberty’s boys were near-perfect while extending their reigns as the Orange Belt Conference cross country champions Wednesday at St. Cloud. The Lady Bulldogs (18) took six of the top seven places to claim their fifth straight title under Coach Kevin Harkema. Next came Harmony (74), Gateway (85), Osceola (91), Celebration (116) and Poinciana (159). Liberty’s boys (17), were a touch better,

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  • Who’s on deck for the Gators?

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Rick Pedone Sports Editor Florida’s stunningly inept 42-13 Homecoming loss to Missouri last week begs the question: Just how bad are things in Gainesville? Well, they’re bad enough that Coach Will Muschamp is as good as gone. The only way The Swamp gets filled these days is with Gators fans’ tears. But, are the 3-3 Gators historically bad, as in, say, 1979 0-10-1 bad? Maybe not talent-wise, but you have

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