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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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  • OHS is in 7A-2 volley regions

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    By J. Daniel Pearson For the News-Gazette Using aggressive net play and timely serving, the Osceola High volleyball team advanced to next Wednesday’s Class 7A regional tournament with a 25-14, 16-25, 25-14, 25-9 victory over Harmony in the 7A-5 district tournament at OHS. Osceola, 20-8, lost the district championship match Thursday, 3-0, to Lake Nona. OHS will travel to 7A-5 champion Lakeland Jenkins Wednesday at 7 p.m. for a regional

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  • City of Life wins 2A-6 crown; Heritage at state volleyball

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor It was a good week for volleyball at two local private schools. City of Life Academy clinched its second 2A-6 district championship Thursday over Lakeland Victory Christian, 25-6, 25-17, 25-11. The Lady Warriors, 19-4 and seeded No. 1, had rolled over Lakeland Sonrise Christian, 25-8, 25-3, 25-2 in the semifinal round Tuesday. The Warriors will host a 2A-2 regional quarterfinal Tuesday at 7 p.m. Alexandra

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  • Horns’ Wetzel going to state golf

    Posted on October 24, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Harmony’s Madison Wetzel shot 78 to at the 3A-6 regional tournament to qualify for the Class 3A state golf tournament next Tuesday and Wednesday at Deer Island Golf Club in Tavares. Wetzel shot her round at the Madison Green Golf Club in Loxahatchee. Harmony shot a 331 for fourth place, not good enough to advance to state as a team. Viera and Vero Beach placed

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  • Osceola goes for the clincher Friday

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Osceola is 48 minutes away from clinching its fourth consecutive 7A-6 football district championship. The Kowboys, No. 5 in Class 7A, travel to city rival Gateway Friday at 7:30 p.m. A victory at the Ridenour Athletic Complex guarantees OHS the championship. Osceola, 7-1 and 4-0, easily handled Celebration (3-5, 0-4), 50-6, last week as Laderrien Wilson (4-121, 2 TDs) ran 38 and 60 yards for

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  • Dogs at Chargers in 7A-6

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Storm host Lake Nona; Eagles in 5A-10 test By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Although their playoff prospects are dim, St. Cloud still has a mathematical chance of reaching the Class 7A playoffs despite last week’s 59-42 loss to Lake Nona. The Bulldogs, 5-3 and 2-2, travel to Liberty, 2-6 and 1-4, Friday at 7:30 p.m. for a 7A-6 district contest. The Bulldogs led the high-scoring Lions in the fourth quarter

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