- April 28, 2021
1. Dr. Phillips wrestling’s Gerald Greaves finished a stellar season as he beat Southwest Miami’s Adrian Sans in a 7-4 decision to claim the state championship in the 285-pound weight class at the FHSAA state finals at Osceola High School Saturday, March 6. The Panthers finished the tournament in 21st.
2. Ocoee High sophomore Dylan Horne had a big day at the Lake Mary Invitational at Winter Park High School for the Knights track and field team Saturday, March 6. Horne took home first place in the shot put (46 feet, 1.25 inches), discus (139 feet, 1 inch) and javelin (130 feet, 11 inches) to help push the Knights to a second-overall finish behind Seminole. Teammate Tramari Smith added on to the team’s first-place finishes by winning the 400-meter run with a time of 49.04.
3. Will Ross won a pitcher’s duel that broke out during West Orange High’s 1-0 win over rival Apopka Friday, March 5. Ross pitched a complete-game shutout for the Warriors (5-1) while recording a whopping 14 strikeouts in the win. At the plate, teammate Ricky Reeth accounted for a good chunk of offense — going 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored.
4. Windermere Prep’s Gracie Wallace was nearly untouchable during the Lakers’ 7-0 win over West Orange Friday, March 5. In the win, Wallace pitched a complete-game shutout and racked up 11 strikeouts while allowing only two hits. At the plate, the Lakers were led by a 2-for-3 outing from Meredith Workman.
5. The Olympia High girls tennis team pulled out a 5-2 win over Celebration during its match Thursday, March 4. In the win, the Titans went 4-2 in singles, with sophomores Jadyn Ciccantelli (No. 3 singles) and Danika Brandt (No. 4 singles), and freshmen Isabella Scherer (No. 5 singles) and Victoria Lord (No. 6 singles) winning their matches. Senior combo Lizzie Connor and Aubrey Barnes won in No. 1 doubles, while Brandt and senior Josie Pham won in No. 2 doubles.