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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Sep. 25, 2014 6 years ago

SPORTS BRIEFS: W.O. Alum earns SEC honor

by: Steven Ryzewski Senior Sports Editor

W.O. alum earns SEC honor

West Orange alumnus Garrett Johnson, a freshman wide receiver at the University of Kentucky, was recognized as the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week Sept. 15, following his performance against the Florida Gators.

Johnson, a Winter Garden native and former star for the Warriors, set a new freshman record for Kentucky with his 154 yard receiving game against the Gators. Johnson finished with six catches, including two touchdown receptions of 60 and 33 yards.

Youth squads set for Week 5

The youth football season continues along this fall as local Pop Warner, Central Florida Youth Football League and Florida Youth Football and Cheer League programs enter the fifth week of action on their respective schedules.

In Pop Warner competition Sept. 27, the Ocoee Bulldogs will travel to take on the Sanford Seminoles, the Dr. Phillips Panthers will take on Apopka on the road, the West Orange Wildcats will host Lyman, and the Olympia Titans will host the South Central Tigers.

The Ocoee Cardinals of the CFYFL will host the Apopka Lions at the Ocoee Youth Football Field.

The West Orange Bobcats will be at home this week for their FYFCL matchup and will host the Conway Falcons.

Windermere Prep Lakers star to play at Dartmouth

Michael Stones, a two-sport athlete for the Windermere Prep Lakers in football and basketball, has committed to play college basketball at Dartmouth College, which competes in the Ivy League.

Stones is a 6-foot-3 point guard for the Lakers.

W.O. star to play at Fla. Southern

Ryan Welsh, a Windermere native and senior RHP for the West Orange Warriors, has committed to play his college baseball at Florida Southern. Other schools interested in Welsh included Auburn and Florida State.

Ocoee's JoAnna Cochrane wins third week of Weekly Football Contest

Congratulations to JoAnna Cochrane, of Ocoee, for winning our Weekly Football Contest.

Get in the game — this week’s games to choose from can be found on page 5B, along with instructions on how to enter!

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