- September 9, 2022
1. The recently named Lake Buena Vista High School — the relief school for Dr. Phillips and Freedom — announced Thursday, Dec. 17, Joe Rienzi as its first head football coach. The former St. Cloud assistant said in a tweet that he “can’t wait to get to work building the LBV program into something the students, community and staff can be proud of for years to come.”
2. Several local football players were invited to participate in this year’s Cure Classic All-Stars game in Winter Park Thursday, Dec. 17. Jalen Thompson (Dr. Phillips), Tae’Quan Johnson (Ocoee), Jordan Thomas (Olympia), Ronnie Hayes (Dr. Phillips), De’Andre Robinson (Olympia), Amer Amer (Windermere), Chryse Gunn (Ocoee), Jahshari Jones (West Orange), Tyson Schwalbach (West Orange) and Miles Benjamin (Olympia) represented the area on the Orange County All-Stars. Meanwhile, Scotty West (Foundation), Carlos Ponce de Leon Mendes (Windermere Prep), Wilkerson St. Juste (CFCA) and Greyson Labiad (Foundation) represented the area on the Seminole County All-Stars.
3. Former Windermere Prep Laker and Rollins College soccer standout Kelly Rowswell was named to the Sunshine State Conference women’s soccer All-Decade Team Wednesday, Dec. 16. Rowswell played between the pipes for the Tars from 2016 to 2019 and landed on the SSC All-Conference First Team on three separate occasions.
4. In Windermere Prep girls basketball’s 55-42 win over Faith Christian Monday, Dec. 14, freshman Olivia Ikeda stepped up big for the Lakers as she picked up 15 points, three rebounds and three assists.
5. Despite the Windermere girls basketball team falling 60-58 to Apopka Monday, Dec. 14, senior Abigail Crain exploded for her best game of the season as she went for a whopping 32 points for the Wolverines. The loss dropped the Wolverines to 0-2 on the season.