SIDELINES: 08.06.15

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SIDELINE SCENE: Next coach at UCF must recruit better locally
SIDELINE SCENE: Next coach at UCF must recruit better locally
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+ Holy Family riding high 

The boys at Holy Family Catholic School are eager to return to the playing field after a clean sweep of all four sports the school competes in in the Diocese of Orlando’s CYS Championships. The Lions’ boys teams captured championships in volleyball, basketball, soccer and track and field. 

Holy Family Catholic School is a K-8 school located near the intersection of Apopka-Vineland Road and Conroy Windermere Road.

+Olympia girls lacrosse seeks new coach

After leading the Olympia Titans girls lacrosse team to the state tournament in Bradenton this past spring, head coach Elyse DeLisle resigned on July 24. DeLisle plans on continuing her education outside Florida.

The program is seeking a new head coach, and interested parties should contact Olympia High Athletic Director Lauren Bradley.

The Titans fell to Ponte Vedra, 20-13, on May 1 in the state semifinals, finishing with a 19-3 record.

+ Squeeze, city host Korean team

The city of Winter Garden and its Florida Collegiate Summer League franchise, the Winter Garden Squeeze, played host to some international visitors last week. 

As part of the Korea University National Baseball team’s tour of the league, which included five games spanning July 16 to 21, the team spent the afternoon of July 21 in historic downtown Winter Garden. The Korean team visited City Hall and the heritage museum, dined at Urban Flats and posed for photos in front of the clock tower.

+ Warriors make college decisions

Continuing a busy summer for members of the West Orange High baseball team, two more Warriors have decided where they will play college baseball.

Ethan Koehler and Matt Coello both committed within the past two weeks. Koehler, a left-handed pitcher and first baseman, committed to Campbell University, and Coello, a catcher, committed to Winthrop University. Campbell is located in North Carolina and is a Division I program competing in the Big South Conference. Winthrop is a Division I program also competing in the Big South Conference and is located in South Carolina.

+ FHSAA names new director

The FHSAA announced July 24 Frank Beasley has been hired as a director of athletics and will oversee the sports of football, boys basketball and water polo.  

During his 15-year career in high school education, Beasley has five years of experience as an athletic director and nine years as a dean at Dunnellon High School. He also has been a head football coach for nine years, serving in that position at Dunnellon and Columbia high schools.