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North Suncoast: The week ahead

The week ahead Some of the can't-miss events on the North Suncoast:

Boys basketball, Nature Coast (14-2) at River Ridge (7-8), 7:30 tonight: The Sharks go for three in a row against the struggling Royal Knights. River Ridge has won two of its past three, though it fell recently to Hernando 55-36.

Boys basketball, Wiregrass Ranch (12-5) at Zephyrhills (10-7), 7:30 tonight: The Bulls cannot afford to slip in the district with Lecanto and Nature Coast locked with them for first place.

Boys soccer, Wiregrass Ranch (14-2-1) at Sunlake (17-2), 7:30 tonight: The Seahawks have won five in a row with a chance to avenge an early-season loss to the Bulls. This marks the second of tough back-to-back games for Sunlake after Monday's game against Pasco.

Boys basketball, Hudson at Mitchell (10-6), 7:30 Friday: Ridgewood snapped the Mustangs' three-game win streak Friday. Mitchell defeated Hudson 82-73 on Jan. 11. The Cobras have won four of seven but continue to cause coach Jason Vetter plenty of headaches.

Boys basketball, Ridgewood (15-3) at Wesley Chapel (9-7), 7:30 Friday: This renews a rivalry between two of the area's dominant programs in recent years. The Wildcats are playing through a rebuilding season with plenty of young talent. They recently had a four-game win streak snapped in a 63-57 loss to Gulf. Ridgewood has won 11 straight, including a 63-61 win against Mitchell, its third victory over the Mustangs this season.

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North Suncoast: The week ahead 01/18/10 [Last modified: Monday, January 18, 2010 9:57pm]
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