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Citrus girls swim to first loss

The Citrus High girls swim team missed an undefeated season by 16 points, losing 98-72 to Umatilla in the final dual meet of the regular season. The Hurricanes, who did not lose a dual match in four seasons from 1989-92, finished 7-1.

"It was tough," Citrus coach Doug Patton said, "but we sort of knew it was coming. Umatilla is a strong team."

The Citrus boys team also tallied a 7-1 mark this season, the only loss coming to Lecanto early in the season.

Both teams will be in action along with Crystal River and Lecanto in the third annual Gulf Coast Conference meet Saturday at the Spring Hill YMCA. The Hurricanes are two-time defending champions in the boys and girls divisions.

Mason goes 2-2 in billiards

Inverness billiards player Mike Mason won his first two matches in a Florida Nine Ball Tour event Oct. 15-16 in Sarasota, but dropped the next two in the double-elimination format. He won by scores of 7-3 and 7-3, and lost 7-5 and 7-5.

"I almost tied it at five and almost tied it again at six, but quite frankly, Chris (Machuga) played better than I did and deserved to win," Mason said of his final opponent.

Mason's next event will be Saturday and Sunday at Capone's in Spring Hill.

County women win in baseball

Citrus County professional baseball players Vickie Humphrey and Adria Hernandez helped the Sanford Ice to a pair of victories, 10-4 and 5-4, over the weekend for a 3-0 record in the Women's Baseball League, a four-team outfit in Central Florida.

Sanford will play a pair of games against Tavares (3-0) this weekend in an early-season battle for first place. Game time Saturday and Sunday is 1 p.m. at Sanford Memorial Stadium. Admission is $3.

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