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Orange Observer: High 5 — Thursday, Feb. 18

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In girls water polo action, Windermere High’s Elysia Rogers had a mammoth showing in her team’s 22-7 win over Edgewater Thursday, Feb. 11. In the win, Rogers picked up a whopping 13 goals for the Wolverines.
by: Troy Herring Sports Editor

1. Dr. Phillips’ Zamora St. Cyr made history for her school during the Class 3A girls weightlifting state championship meet at St. Cloud High School Saturday, Feb. 13, as she won the Panthers’ first state title in the sport by winning in the 139-pound weight class. St. Cyr, who is a three-time state qualifier, benched 175 pounds and pulled off an 180-pound lift in the clean and jerk to give her a total of 335 pounds — five better than second-place finisher Ariel Michel, of Navarre. The stellar afternoon for St. Cyr helped the Panthers finish in fifth place overall.
 

2. The Windermere High girls basketball team started the state playoffs with a 52-22 thumping of Lake Nona in the Class 7A, Region 2 quarterfinals Thursday, Feb. 11. In the win, senior Abigail Crain continued her stellar season by scoring a team-high 19 points and leading the Wolverines to .500 (7-7). In the win, teammate Delaney Loos also tacked on 13 points herself.
 

3. In Foundation Academy girls basketball team’s 55-38 win over Trinity Christian Academy in the Class 2A, Region 3 quarterfinals Thursday, Feb. 11, freshman Chelsey Bryant racked up stats as she scored a team-high 15 points while picking up five assists. Sixth-grader Avery Michels contributed 14 points.
 

4. In girls water polo action, Windermere High’s Elysia Rogers had a mammoth showing in her team’s 22-7 win over Edgewater Thursday, Feb. 11. In the win, Rogers picked up a whopping 13 goals for the Wolverines.
 

5. Despite the West Orange boys basketball team seeing its season come to an end in a 70-54 defeat at the hands of Olympia in the Class 7A, District 3 semifinals Wednesday, Feb. 10, the Warriors had three players score double digits in the loss and were led by senior Marcus Allen, who ended his high school playing career on a high note by scoring 19 points.

Troy Herring is the sports editor at the West Orange Times and Windermere Observer. He is a graduate of the University of Mount Olive (BS '12) and the University of Alabama (MA '16)....

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