- July 24, 2019
1. Maia Slowinski — an Ocoee High student and member of Winter Garden Fencing Academy — captured hardware at the 2019 European Maccabi Games in Budapest, Hungary, last week as she won the silver medal in the individual women’s foil event for Team USA. Maia and Team USA also earned gold medals in the women’s team foil event as well.
2. Foundation Academy shortstop Braden Holcomb had a strong showing during a game at Perfect Game’s 2019 14U National Showcase in Fort Myers, Florida, Saturday, Aug. 3, as he smashed a ball over the left-field fence for a home run.
3. Last week, the West Orange High varsity cheer team brought home first place for its small varsity rally routine at the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) camp at the University of Central Florida.
4. The new high-school volleyball season is quickly approaching as local teams start in the coming weeks. West Orange starts its season on Tuesday, Aug. 20, against Edgewater, while Ocoee will battle Apopka on Monday, Aug. 26. Foundation Academy will take on All Saints Academy on Tuesday, Aug. 20; CFCA battles International Community on Thursday, Aug. 29; and Legacy High will face Victory Christian Academy on Monday, Aug. 19.
5. West Orange High alum Kole Enright had a good outing at the plate in the Hickory Crawdads’ 11-1 win over Asheville on Sunday, July 28, as he would go 2-for-3 with two RBI, one walk and one run scored. Through 45 games this season for the Texas Rangers’ Class A affiliate, Enright has picked up a hitting line of .227 (AVG)/.315 (OBP)/.422 (SLG), with 20 RBI and six homers.