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[26 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Lead basketball player injured during game | ]

By MarySylvia Hinnant
On Monday, Jan. 23, Leon beat John Paul II in basketball 69 to 61 despite one of the team’s lead players suffering an injury. 
While shooting a free throw,  Captain Israel Chipman shot the ball and had a missed attempt. Chipman then went up to rebound the basketball; however, while reaching for the …

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[18 Dec 2015 | Comments Off on Mosley dominates fourth quarter in 64-60 win over Leon | ]

By Tai-Shaun Burgess
In the Leon Lions’ most recent boys basketball game on  Saturday, Dec. 12, the Lions lost to Mosley, 64-60. The Lions played a solid game, but they couldn’t capitalize at the end to take the win.
With one quarter left in the game, the Lions played well but the Dolphins played better, …

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[14 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Leon basketball to play Florida High | ]
Leon basketball to play Florida High

By Michael Manias
The Leon High School basketball team will square off against Florida High on Jan. 14. The game will be held at Florida High. The JV team will play at 5:30 p.m. and the varsity team will play at 7 p.m.
The Lions were able to beat Florida High last …

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[17 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Boys basketball to participate in Capital City Classic | ]
Boys basketball to participate in Capital City Classic

By Traci Creel
At Leon basketball is a must see sport, like volleyball. So far in the 2013-14 school years the boys’ basketball team has been doing exceptionally well.
According to senior Malik Griffin the team’s ability to get up and down the court in a swift manner along with rebounding and …

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[21 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on Video: Varsity basketball player Gerald Spivey recaps final game of this season (2/15/13), looks towards next year | ]

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[13 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on Video: Spivey on district finals defeat and what’s at stake for next game | ]

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[12 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on Boys basketball falls to Ridgeview in district finals | ]
Boys basketball falls to Ridgeview in district finals

By Traci Creel
 
On Friday, Feb. 8, the Leon Lions boys basketball lost in the district championship game to Ridgeview, 60-49, at Orange Park.” We played well in the second half, but not so well in the first
half,” Leon coach Rick Davis said.

Senior guard Kendall Collins, however, felt Lions complete performance was below …

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[28 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on Video: Kristen Stephens details the week for basketball ‘s homecoming | ]

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[6 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on Leons Varsity basketball now 5-0 | ]
Leons Varsity basketball now 5-0

By James Kirkpatrick
The Leon Lions men’s basketball team is now 5-0 on the season after defeating Florida High in a close game Tuesday night.
Leon has had three close calls so far this season with the two-point win over Florida High, a three-point win over Chiles and a one-point win over Rickards.
The Lions will …

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[6 Feb 2012 | Comments Off on Leon outlasts Rickards in senior night nail-biter | ]
Leon outlasts Rickards in senior night nail-biter

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The Leon varsity basketball team pulled out a thrilling 55-54 victory over the Rickards Raiders on Friday evening, which improved the Lions’ record to 23-4.
The game marked the final game of the regular season for the Lions. The game was played at home in the Lions’ Den, and the event also …