+ Pop Warner playoff teams announced
This past Sunday marked the end of the regular season for area Pop Warner football teams and, for some, the beginning of the playoffs.
Mid-Florida Pop Warner announced its playoff teams following the conclusion of the regular season, and games will be ongoing during the week, with play-in games as well as first- and second-round contests all taking place.
Local teams that qualified for the postseason include Ocoee’s Junior Pee Wees, Pee Wees, Junior Midgets and Unlimited; Dr. Phillips’ Junior Midgets and Unlimited; Olympia’s Pee Wees, Junior Midgets and Unlimited; and West Orange’s Junior Pee Wees, Pee Wees, Junior Midgets and Unlimited.
A full schedule for this week’s action can be found atmfpw.org and an updated report will be featured in next week’s edition.
+ Prep golf regional update
Regional tournaments are underway for high-school golfers this week, and a few of the tournaments were completed in time for publication in this week’s edition.
On Monday, Windermere Prep’s boys golf team won the Class 1A, Region 4 tournament at MetroWest Golf Club by one stroke over Circle Christian, 283-284. Sully Zagerman shot a 67 to lead the Lakers.
Also on Monday, the Dr. Phillips girls golf team edged West Orange at the Class 3A, Region 3 tournament in Lakeland, shooting a 333 to the Warriors’ 337. Both programs will advance to the state tournament.
+ Soccer team places second at tournament
The Florida Rush Soccer Club’s U-11 Nero boys team placed second at the PDA Fall Classic in Palm Coast recently.
The team scored a team high of 22 goals in the four games played. Members of the U-11 Nero boys team include Pierce Whitlock, Ian Garcia, team mascot Dylan Garcia, Josh Hunter, Wyatt Cassidy, Pedro Kawamura, Javier Hidalgo, Simon Hansen, Matthew Arrowood, Vincent Li, Patrick de Beer, Jack Smith, Carson Terry, Tyler Smith and coach Phillip Borde.
+ W.O. hoops to honor ‘Everyday Heroes’
The West Orange boys basketball team will admit all service men and women for free to its preseason games on Nov. 10 and 12 for its “Everyday Heroes” event.