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High 5 — Aug. 4

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Winter Garden Squeeze alumnus Parker Messick recently signed with the Cleveland Guardians Organization after agreeing to terms.
by: Andrea Mujica Staff Writer

1. Horizon High will hold swimming tryouts during the first practice of the season Monday, Aug. 8. The team practices will take place from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at Windermere Preparatory School. A fee of $175 per swimmer is required to join the team for the 2022-23 season. 

2. Lake Buena Vista High released its tryout info for fall sports. For the boys and girls swim teams, tryouts will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. Aug. 15 to 19 at the Rosen Fitness and Aquatic Center; for the boys and girls bowling teams, tryouts will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 10 to 11 at the AMF Sky Lanes; for the boys and girls golf teams, tryouts will take place at 10 a.m. Aug. 9 at Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Course; and for the cheerleading team, tryouts will take place from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11 at the school’s dance room. 

3. Olympia High has named Russell Wambles as its new athletic director. The school also released its fall sports tryouts schedule. Girls golf team tryouts will take place at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 8 to 10 at West Orange Country Club; and for the cross country team tryouts will take place from 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the school’s track. 

4. Winter Garden Squeeze alumnus Parker Messick recently signed with the Cleveland Guardians Organization after agreeing to terms. The left-handed pitcher was drafted by the team during the second round of the 2022 MLB Draft as pick No. 54 for $1.3 million. 

5. Windermere Prep varsity swim team will begin practicing at 3 p.m. Aug. 15, the varsity boys golf team will start practicing Aug. 9, and the varsity girls golf team will start practicing Aug. 11. For both golf teams, practice times are still to be determined.

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Andrea Mujica is a staff writer for the West Orange Times & Observer, the Southwest Orange Observer and OrangeObserver.com. She covers sports, news and features. She holds both a bachelor's degree in journalism and an MBA from the University of Central Florida....

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