- February 24, 2021
1. West Orange High alum and recent University of Florida Gator left tackle Stone Forsythe was picked up by the Seattle Seahawks on Day 3 of the NFL Draft Saturday, May 1. The Winter Garden native was selected by the Seahawks with the No. 208th pick overall.
2. Olympia tennis doubles duo Alexey Timokhine and Luis Leon capped off a successful season on the court with a state runner-up finish at the Class 4A Boys Doubles championship match at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs Friday, April 30. Timokhine and Leon were bested by Dr. Krop’s Jonathan Irwanto and Sebastian Rondon in a 6-3, 6-4 defeat.
3. The West Orange boys volleyball team got a big outing from multiple players in a 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-20) sweep of Olympia to win the District 2 championship Thursday, April 29. In the win, senior Michael Housman led the team with 33 assists, four solo blocks and four digs, while senior Miles Manwaring picked up a team-high 13 kills and two solo blocks.
4. In The First Academy softball’s 6-1 win over Trinity Prep in the Class 3A, District 7 semifinals Wednesday, April 28, pitcher Hannah Harper had a field day as she pitched a complete game that included 16 strikeouts and only one hit given up. At the plate, Camille Mackedon and Mollie Duling each went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
5. The Legacy Charter softball team had a strong showing at the plate in the Eagles’ 9-5 win over Foundation Academy in the Class 2A, District 5 semifinals Tuesday, April 27. In the win, Madison Velazquez went 1-for-3 in four plate appearances and recorded two RBIs and two runs scored. Meanwhile, teammates Rylee Sims (1-for-3, two RBIs, one run scored), Amaya Marrero (1-for-4, two RBIs, one run scored), Taylor Catrett (1-for-3, two RBIs, one run scored) and Chloe Wood (1-for-4, one RBI, two runs scored) accounted for a majority of the offense.