It is the first time in school history that West Orange won the award, which honors overall excellence in multiple sports.
For the first time in its school history, West Orange High School took home the Metro Conference “Bob Berry” All Sports Award.
Each sports team at local high schools are assessed on its performance and ranked against that sport’s team at rival schools. Teams who rank at the top get the highest score for that sport. The score for each sport is totaled, and each schools’ totals are compared against each other. West Orange High School placed first 216 combined first. At 209 points, Dr. Phillips High School was a close second.
In recent years, the district has created a separate competition for schools on the east and west sides of the county. On the east side, Winter Park High School took home the award.
Since the award began being awarded in the 1964-1965 school year, a few schools have dominated the competition. Winter Park High School has won the award 31 times, while Dr. Phillips has had the honor 12 times. Other schools who have previously received the award are Boone, Evans, Timber Creek, Edgewater, Colonial, and now, West Orange.
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