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Orange Observer: Sports Spotlight — Thursday, Feb. 11

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In Foundation Academy boys basketball’s 62-55 win over Geneva Thursday, Feb. 4, freshman small forward Jacob Crain went off for 18 points and five rebounds for the Lions.
by: Troy Herring Sports Editor

1. The West Orange High wrestling team had a successful outing at the 2021 Metro Conference Wrestling Championship Saturday, Feb. 6. The Warriors were led by a first-place finish for Conner Smith in the 136-pound weight class, while Robby Creager (106 pounds), DJ Perez (113 pounds) and Mikey Nepywoda (145 pounds) each took home second-place finishes. Meanwhile, Alex Ames (126 pounds) and Jakari White (220 pounds) both finished in third, as Logan Turner (152 pounds) and Adam Abaquda (165 pounds) both finished in fourth place.
 

2. Paul Solomon was honored this past year for his 13 years as the football chain crew boss at Ocoee High School. Solomon held the position at the school from 2005 to 2018.
 

3. CFCA junior Jamar Houston had a solid outing in the Eagles’ 70-55 win over Santa Fe Catholic in boys basketball action Thursday, Feb. 4. In the win, Houston led the way for CFCA (17-7) with 18 points and six rebounds. Junior guard Antonio Redding tacked on 15 points, while teammate Ta’Veon Jones added 11 points and six assists.
 

4. In Foundation Academy boys basketball’s 62-55 win over Geneva Thursday, Feb. 4, freshman small forward Jacob Crain went off for 18 points and five rebounds for the Lions (10-9). Teammate Braden Holcomb added 13 points and seven rebounds.
 

5. Tia Wynn scored West Orange girls soccer team’s game-winning goal — from midfield — in the Warriors’ 1-0 win over Windermere in double OT in the Class 7A, District 5 semifinal Thursday, Feb. 4. 

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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