1. Several local schools had solid showings at the FHSAA Class 4A track and field state meet Saturday, May 8. Windermere had top-10 finishes in the 4x100m (fifth) and 4x400m (fifth), while Stone Rivers finished eighth in the long jump. For Dr. Phillips, the Panthers saw Emmanuel Pierre (eighth) and Daniel Demontagnac (eighth) pick up top-10 finishes in the 200-meter and triple jump, respectively, while the 4x100 and 4x400 teams both finished fifth. Ocoee’s Dylan Wade finished third in the shot put, while Tramari Smith finished sixth in the 400-meter run. Finally, Olympia’s De’Andrea Robinson finished fifth in the discus and sixth in shot put.
2. The Ocoee girls track and field team showed out during the FHSAA Class 4A track and field state meet Saturday, May 8. Miracle Johnson finished state runner-up in the 200-meter run, while finishing fourth in the 100-meter run. Meanwhile, Alyia Green finished eighth in the 400-meter run, Ma`kala Davis finished fifth in the triple jump, and Leilany Laureano picked up a fourth-place and seventh-place finish in the shot put and discus.
3. The Dr. Phillips baseball team’s season came to an end Friday, May 7, in an 8-5 loss to Osceola in the state playoffs. Despite the loss, the Panthers got a productive night out of Jeremiah Granastein, who picked up a double and two RBIs on a 1-for-4 night.
4. West Orange softball’s Ailey Schyck went off at the plate in the Warriors’ 10-5 win over Osceola Thursday, May 6, in the opening round of the state playoffs. In five plate appearances, Schyck went 2-for-5 with four RBIs, and scored two runs herself in the win.
5. In The First Academy softball’s 6-0 blanking of Melbourne Central Catholic in the first round of the state playoffs Wednesday, May 5, pitcher Hannah Harper was lights out. The junior pitched a complete game and recorded 11 strikeouts while only giving up three hits.