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Alonzo doesn't get his shot at Mack

Spring Hill's Jose Alonzo had his super middleweight match canceled Saturday when opponent Clint Mack reportedly was injured before the bout at the Hyatt.

Alonzo was seeking his seventh victory in as many pro fights.

Boxing officials approved Alonzo to fight another opponent, but Alonzo's management declined because the opponent was 19-1.

"That guy has a lot more experience, and that wasn't right for me right now in my career," Alonzo said.

"The thing I feel bad about is I sold like 50 tickets and people didn't get to see a fight," he said.

Alonzo is scheduled to box April 7 at the Hyatt.


Redrawn again

Class and district assignments for baseball, basketball, softball and volleyball were released by the Florida High Schools Activities Association.

The three Hernando County schools will again be separated, with Central and Springstead together in Class 4A, and Hernando in 3A.

CLASS 3A, DISTRICT 6: Citrus, Crystal River, Dunnellon, Hernando, West Port (Ocala) and Williston.

CLASS 4A, DISTRICT 7: Central, Lecanto, Leesburg and Springstead.


Loscalzo is in swing

of things at CFCC

Central High School alum Brian Loscalzo leads Central Florida Community College with 14 walks and 3 hit-by-pitches, is second with 3 homers, third with a .416 on-base percentage, fourth in runs batted in (14) and total bases (31), and fifth in hits (20).

Loscalzo is batting .286 for CFCC, which is 15-11 this season.

Hernando alum Chris Cole has hit a slump at Florida State, as his batting average has dropped to .255 through 19 games.

The freshman is tied for third among Seminoles with three home runs.


BRADENTON _ Hernando High School alum Kelly Lagedrost entered the final round of the Waterlefe-USF Invitational at 2-over and one stroke out of second place Tuesday.

But she fired an 85 to slump to 19th overall with a 15-over 72-74-85-231 as her South Florida team finished seven strokes behind Northwestern in the standings.

Florida International's Michelle Simpson won the individual title with a 54-hole, 3-over par 219 _ three shots ahead of Emil Gilley of Northwestern and Sharon O'Neill of Campbell.

Lagedrost was in third place individually entering the final round, helping USF to pull within one stroke of Northwestern.

Simpson assumed the individual lead after 36 holes with 72-72-144.


Former Central player Stephanie Beaulieu improved to 3-12 individually on March 13 after beating opponents from Colgate and Seton Hall in Florida Atlantic's doubleheader sweep.

Playing at No. 5 singles, Beaulieu defeated Colgate's Lindsay Suffredini 6-0, 6-1 and Seton Hall's Danielle Houle 6-0, 6-1.

Beaulieu teammed with Michelle Tulman to sweep their doubles matches. They beat Colgate's Lauren Erikson and Nicole Scattolini 8-5 and Seton Hall's Elizabeth Dugan and Houle 8-2.

Beaulieu fell to Columbia's Ilene Weintraub 6-2, 7-5 on Friday to fall to 3-13.

Beaulieu's twin sister, Tammy, and her Appalachian State squad were steam-rolled Saturday by a Furman team that won its 22nd straight Southern Conference dual match, 6-1.

Beaulieu, the Mountaineers' No. 1 player, lost 6-0, 6-1 to Megan Dunigan. Beaulieu and Jennifer Fayad stumbled 8-3 in doubles to Dunigan and Meredith Moore.