- March 3, 2021
1. The Dr. Phillips boys basketball team capped off a perfect 4-0 run in the GBCA Live with a 67-59 win over Georgia powerhouse Milton Sunday, June 20. In the win, Denzel Aberdeen led the way with 20 points and three assists, while Riley Kugel notched 18 points, five assists and three rebounds. Ernest Udeh Jr. tacked on 11 points, seven rebounds and three blocks.
2. TFA alumna Teahna Daniels punched her ticket to the Tokyo Olympics after finishing in third place in the finals of the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials Saturday, June 19, at Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon. The former Texas Longhorn logged in a time of 11.03 in the 100-meter final to qualify for her first Olympic Games.
3. The Winter Garden Squeeze’s rally came up just short in a 9-6 loss at the hands of the Sanford River Rats Saturday, June 19. Despite the loss, Coastal Carolina junior Dale Thomas had another solid outing as he went 1-for-4 with three RBIs — two of which came on a triple — while scoring a run.
4. It was a busy few days on the baseball and softball diamonds in the Florida District 14 Little League tournaments. On championship night — Friday, June 18 — the Winter Garden 10U boys defeated Windermere 11-3, while the Windermere 10U girls took down Apopka in an 11-0 blanking. Meanwhile, after being tied up at 8-8 in the sixth inning, the Dr. Phillips 11U baseball team won an extra-inning thriller over Winter Garden in a 12-8 win that went seven innings.
5. The First Academy announced Thursday, June 17, that longtime varsity boys lacrosse coach David Oliver decided to retire. During his successful 14-year career, Oliver picked up 130 career wins and was named the 2019-20 Coach of the Year. Along with his battles on the sideline, Oliver also returned to coaching last season following the completion of cancer treatment.