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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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+ WOHS infielder chooses UCF

West Orange middle infielder Chris Seise, a Class of 2017 prospect who plays his travel ball for the Orlando Scorpions, announced July 20 that he has verbally committed to play for the UCF Knights in college.

The 6-foot-2 shortstop for the Warriors will be a junior this coming school year. 

UCF is a Division I program that competes in the American Athletic Conference under head coach Terry Rooney and was ranked among the Top 10 in the country at one point during the 2015 season.

+ Olympia standout makes commitment

Jordan Morrow, a rising senior for the Olympia Titans, announced his verbal commitment to play baseball for Stetson University in DeLand on June 29. 

Morrow played several positions for the Titans this past season — a season in which Olympia was ranked atop numerous national polls for several weeks. 

Stetson is a Division I program competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The Hatters went 29-30 in 2015.

+ DP Panthers welcome coach

Dr. Phillips High School’s athletics department announced via Twitter that it will have a new head coach for its girls lacrosse program. 

The Panthers announced the hiring of Tim Morse, formerly of Wekiva High, to lead the program.

+ Local leagues host state tourney

If you noticed some baseball games going on at the senior fields at either Winter Garden Little League or Windermere Little League recently, you were seeing the 2015 State of Florida Senior Little League Championships. 

District 14, which both WGLL and WLL are members of, hosted the tournament, which wrapped up on Sunday.

No local teams advanced past sectionals to make the field. The tournament featured teams from places such as Niceville, Eau Gallie, West Pasco, Arlington, St. Cloud, Dade City, Buckingham and North Springs.

Arlington edged North Springs in the state championship game, 4-1.

DP alum inks contract

After spending the past season with the New York Knicks, Shane Larkin recently found out he will be staying in New York City — albeit playing for a different NBA franchise. Larkin, a Dr. Phillips alum, agreed on July 2 to a two-year, $3 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets. 

The deal will include a $1.5 million player option for the 2016-17 season.

Larkin, 22, started 22 games for the Knicks last season, averaging 6.2 points and three assists per contest.


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