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Orange Observer: High 5 — Thursday, Oct. 21

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West Orange High cross country senior Colton Berquist helped push the Warriors to a third-place finish in the MetroWest championship Saturday, Oct. 17. Berquist claimed the individual championship with a personal best of 16:16.
by: Troy Herring Sports Editor

1. The Windermere High volleyball team notched its second consecutive district title in a 3-0 sweep of Olympia Thursday, Oct. 15. Because Windermere and Olympia made the district final, both secured a spot in the state playoffs. The Wolverines were set to host Tohopekaliga Wednesday, Oct. 21, while Olympia were slated to travel to Lake Nona the same day.
 

2. West Orange High cross country senior Colton Berquist helped push the Warriors to a third-place finish in the MetroWest championship Saturday, Oct. 17. Berquist claimed the individual championship with a personal best of 16:16. Teammates Christian Kelly, Denilson Roberlo and Nathan Shafer rounded out a successful morning on the course.
 

3. It was a big night for Dr. Phillips during the Panthers’ 41-0 win over rival Olympia on the football field Friday, Oct. 16. The win marked a big achievement for Panthers head coach Rodney Wells. The victory handed Wells — who has led the program since 2011 — the 100th win of his head coaching career. The win also pushed the Panthers to 4-1 on the season.
 

4. Despite Foundation Academy falling 3-0 in the 2A, District 6 volleyball final against Victory Christian Academy Thursday, Oct. 15, the Lions saw strong production from Hannah Herbert and Marissa Poff. Herbert finished the night with 17 digs and three kills, while Poff picked up 13 assists, seven digs and two kills for the Lions. Foundation Academy now will play in the 2A FHSAA Region 2 quarterfinal against Mount Dora Christian Thursday, Oct. 22.
 

5. A hot-shooting Juliana Camargo helped push the Windermere girls golf team to a 3A, District 5 championship Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the West Orange Country Club. Camargo claimed the individual title with a 64, while teammates Kate Herod (75; fourth place) and Sarah Loza (77; fifth place) rounded out the top five for the Wolverines.

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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