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Sandalwood — The Season, 2013-14

Sandalwood presents a different picture than did any of the four previous 2013-14 @NEFloridaMatmen local teams (keep in mind, for 2014-15, the entirety of 3A-District 1 is local for me). Saints were the only team that didn’t report overall season

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District Picks, Part I: Rock or Suck?

So, you got tabbed to win Saturday. Or you got tabbed to lose in the first round tomorrow. Take heart either way. My sons or my boss would be only too happy to tell you how wrong I am, and

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Seven Individual Titles Lift Golden Eagles to 3A-1 District Tie

Northeast Florida Matmen staff report PALM COAST — Two weeks off was just what the Fleming Island wrestling team might have needed. Despite giving up two weight classes entirely, and having young or under-sized replacements at two more, the Golden

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Weekend Roundup (1/24-25)

Northeast Florida Matmen staff report BRUNSWICK, GA — One last tuneup. Just a couple of days after dropping to fourth in the Class 1A statewide polls, #1 Clay tuned up the competition in Saturday’s 10-Way dual event hosted by Brunswick,

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Gateway Conference Preview

I have a few thoughts on the Gateway, which starts up today about 1 p.m. at First Coast High, which — sadly — is about as far from my house as it’s possible to get in the Gateway Conference. But

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Ed White Commands Field for Optimist Title

By Shannon Heaton, Northeast Florida Matmen It might be easy for a younger coach like Ed White’s Jaylen Lee to simply point to his own high school wrestling accomplishments and say to his charges, “Do it like I did it.”

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November 30 Roundup Story

Sandalwood got its first taste of bracketed wrestling competition for 2013-14 Saturday, and if the result is any indication, the Saints found it as tough to swallow as a fourth Thanksgiving plate. The Saints finished 14 out of 16 teams

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