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Orange Observer: High 5 — Thursday, July 8

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Olympia High alumnus and current Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jesse Winker was named a starting outfielder for the National League in the 2021 MLB All-Star Game Thursday, July 1.
by: Troy Herring Sports Editor

1. Angel Lamon, a sophomore at Windermere High, had a big showing at the U.S. Open World Martial Arts Championships at Disney Saturday, July 3, as he took home second place in the 14- to 15-year-old fighting division.
 

2. CrossFit Winter Garden had a solid showing at the USA Powerlifting Europa Fitness Expo Powerlifting Championships Friday, July 2. The gym walked away with four gold medals and a silver medal, and saw Special Olympian Michelle Feiner claim the Women’s Deadlift Champion of Champions title.
 

3. The Winter Garden Squeeze edged by the Seminole County Snappers in a 6-4 win Friday, July 2. In the win, Douglas Bell and Jacob Nemith led the team with two RBIs and a run apiece, and Tyler McKenna went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate while accounting for a run. With the victory, the Squeeze moved to 8-10 on the season.
 

4. Olympia High alumnus and current Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jesse Winker was named a starting outfielder for the National League in the 2021 MLB All-Star Game Thursday, July 1. This is Winker’s first All-Star game selection, and it comes after an incredible start this season, which has seen Winker record a .314 batting average while racking up 19 home runs and 48 RBIs. The All-Star Game is slated for Tuesday, July 13.
 

5. A duo of Winter Garden Squeeze players were named when the Florida Collegiate Summer League announced its 2021 All-Star team Thursday, July 1. On the FCSL West team, Squeeze first baseman Bryce Jackson (Frostburg State) was named a starter at his position, and Dale Thomas (Coastal Carolina) was named starter at the shortstop position. 

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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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