January 15th, 6:00pm – Join host Mike Ridaught, co-host Marty Pallman & special guest host Cliff Olsen of the Gainesville Sun along with special guests Eastside Boys Soccer. We’ll also release the new boys’ basketball Prep Zone Power Poll, recap our Sonic Player-of-the-Game from last week and recognize our first Trophy Shop Athlete-of-the-Week presented by Mark McGriff’s State Farm Insurance of Gainesville for 2013.
Eastside Soccer (Guests): Coach Ron Messick along with senior captains Nick Fethiere, Fen Bowen and Tucker Mastin, junior Alex Fethiere, sophomore Joseph Malu, sophomore Tyler Miller-Jones, freshman David Lopez and junior goalie Cody Peterson, Jr.
- January 10, Ike Smith of the Gainesville boys’ basketball team. Smith had 19 points as GHS defeated Buchholz, 76-59, to sweep the series against the Bobcats. The sophomore was one of three players in double figures for the Hurricanes (11-7).
Trophy Shop Athlete-of-the-Week Presented by Mark McGriff’s State Farm Insurance of Gainesville for the week of January 7
- Jake Altom of the Cornerstone Academy (Gainesville) boys’ basketball team. Altom scored 41 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out four assists as Cornerstone Academy won its first-ever district game in boys’ basketball, 63-54, against the top team in District 2A-4, Seven Rivers Christian (Lecanto). He followed that up with 22 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the Cougars’ 61-54 road win at Ocala Christian Academy just three days later.