SIDELINES: 09.17.15

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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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+ Olympia High XC sweeps event

Both the boys and girls cross country teams for Olympia High won the Hawk Speed XC Invitational on Sept. 12 at Lake Minneola. 

Leading the boys team was Tyson Occen, who won the race with a time of 16:01. For the Titans’ girls team, Julianna Zagra placed third with a time of 21:03 to lead the way.

+ UCF to host state finals

The state championships in girls volleyball will have a new location this fall. 

The FHSAA announced Sept. 11 that its 2015 Girls Volleyball State Championships will take place at The Venue at UCF.

“The Venue at UCF is a premier volleyball facility that offers a championship facility for our student-athletes, coaches and fans,” FHSAA Executive Director Dr. Roger Dearing said in a release.

Under the agreement, the girls volleyball state tournament will move to a finals-only format, with this year’s eight state championship games to be held Friday, Nov. 13, and Saturday, Nov. 14. 

+ Windermere Prep QB honored

The stellar play of senior quarterback Parker Davis has not gone unnoticed. 

Davis, who led Windermere Prep to a 49-7 victory on Sept. 11 against Canterbury, was named the Orlando Touchdown Club’s Offensive Player of the Week.  

+ Recruiting commitments

West Orange baseball’s Ethan Jones (P/UTL.) committed to play for Flagler College, and Cole Beavin (P/IF) committed to the University of South Carolina. 

Dr. Phillips boys lacrosse senior Jackson Pliska has committed to play for Rollins College.