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Orange Observer: High 5 — Thursday, Feb. 20

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The Dr. Phillips girls wrestling team continued its domination on the mat as the Panthers secured their fourth consecutive state title Saturday, Feb. 15.
by: Troy Herring Sports Editor

1. The Dr. Phillips girls wrestling team continued its domination on the mat as the Panthers secured their fourth consecutive state title Saturday, Feb. 15. The Panthers had first-place finishes from Jessica Corredor (100-pound class), Juliana Diaz (117-pound class) and Armelle Oliantus (162-pound class), while Skyy Gowan (184-pound class) and Aaliyah Hyacinthe (222-pound class) finished runners-up in their divisions.

2. In Windermere Prep boys soccer’s 1-0 win over Lakeland Christian in the FHSAA Class 3A, Region 2 semifinals, sophomore midfielder Johan Dale came up big for the Lakers when he scored on a penalty kick with fewer than four minutes left in the game. 

3. The Ocoee boys track and field team dominated during the Mount Dora Christian meet Saturday, Feb. 15, as the Knights clocked in at first with 156.5 points — 54 points better than second-place Lake Brantley. In the win, Buford Ross IV took home first in the 110 hurdles (17.91) and in the triple jump (37-1). The Knights also won first in the 4x400 with a time of 3:37.60

4. The West Orange High boys track and field team took first at the Seminole Invitational Saturday, Feb. 15. The Warriors finished with 91 points — 27.5 points ahead of Apopka — and were led by first-place finishes by Matthew McDoom in the 100 meters (11.21) and Joseph Stravato in the 300 hurdles (40.39). The Warriors also took the 4x100 title.

5. In Windermere girls basketball’s 31-10 win over Newsome in the Class 7A, Region 2 quarterfinals Thursday, Feb. 13, junior guard and team captain Abigail Crain picked up 13 points, while senior forward Caitlin Davis tacked on six points and seven rebounds. The win comes after the Wolverines (19-5) defeated Haines City to win the Class 7A, District 6 championship.

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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