River Ridge quarterback Josh Maisel has orally committed to Division III LaGrange (Ga.) College, his mother said. Maisel, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound athlete, threw for eight touchdowns and 1,002 yards during his senior season. He also rushed for five TDs, ranked second on the team with 597 rushing yards and led the Royal Knights with 6.6 yards per carry. Maisel was an honorable mention all-North Suncoast selection this fall.
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Ridgewood's Hloska, Osborne sign with colleges
Two Ridgewood baseball players firmed up their college choices late last week. Drake Hloska signed with Alabama State, and Tim Osborne signed with Saint Leo during a ceremony Friday. Hloska, a pitcher and third baseman, was one of Pasco County's top pitchers for the 15-10 Rams. He posted a 2.42 ERA and 5-3 record with 37 strikeouts in 461/3 innings this spring. At the plate, he ranked among Ridgewood's leaders with a .338 batting average and a team-best eight extra-base hits. He earned second-team all-North Suncoast honors last spring. Osborne, an outfielder, led the Rams with a .365 average while batting in 15 runs. His 33 runs scored and 18 stolen bases led the team. Osborne was an honorable mention all-North Suncoast selection as a junior.