1. TFA alum Meiyi Yan had a strong showing at the American Junior Golf Association’s Arnold Palmer Invitational honoring Jim Bell at Bay Hill, which took place from July 29 to Aug. 1. Yan finished in second place after losing in a playoff on Thursday, Aug. 1. She finished with a total score of 215 (74-67-74).
2. Windermere High’s Dante Love was in Volos, Greece, this past week as he took on the best of Europe in the FIBA U18 European Championship, as a member of the Swedish U18 basketball team. In the quarter final game against Israel, Love picked up seven points in the 95-47 loss on Saturday, Aug. 3.
3. A month after finishing fourth in the NCAA Championship women’s 100-meter dash, The First Academy graduate Teahna Daniels won the USA Track and Field Championships on Friday, Aug. 2. The win — which occurred at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa — qualifies her for a spot in her inaugural IAAF World Championships in Dohar, Qatar, Sept. 28 to Oct. 6.
4. The volleyball season for local schools is only a few weeks away. Windermere will open up play against Liberty on Tuesday, Aug. 20; Windermere Prep will take on Lake Nona on Thursday, Aug. 22; Dr. Phillips will battle it out with Apopka on Thursday, Aug. 22; and Olympia will start a little later than the rest, as the Titans will play Edgewater on Tuesday, Sep. 3.
5. On Friday, July 26, Horizon West Middle School announced that Sarah Ross would be joining the school as a language-arts teacher, and as a new coach on the school’s first-year volleyball team. A native of Syracuse, New York, Ross played volleyball at Saint Leo University after two years at Onondaga Community College, where she earned All-American as a setter.