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Golf: All-Western Conference Teams
Posted Dec 4, 2013 by Jarrett Guthrie
Updated Dec 4, 2013 at 09:02 PM
The following are the All-Western Conference (Hillsborough County Public Schools) Boys and Girls Golf Teams, as voted on by the county head coaches
First team: Claire Becker (Steinbrenner), Kelsey Holbert (Steinbrenner), Alyssa Serino (Steinbrenner), Brooke Deal (Steinbrenner) and Caroline Gilhool (Robinson).
Second team: Addison Hill (Plant), Shelby Hall (Plant), Anna Gilhool (Robinson), Ellyse Pillars (Alonso) and Katie Kimsey (Sickles).
Coach of the Year: Lisa Ceely-Derathe (Robinson)
First team: Kellyanne Hurst (Plant City), Kendall Johnson (Plant City), Tori Higgins (Durant), Krista Reinhart (Durant) and Meghna Patel (Newsome).
Second team: Kaylee McIntosh (Plant City), Samantha Rentz (Durant), Natthakran Siribun (East Bay), Elizabeth Jackson (Bloomingdale) and Taryn Runnel (Newsome).
Coach of the Year: Meg Jordan (Plant City)
First team: Terese Romeo (Freedom), Steffi Yo (King), Megan Pollenz (Freedom), Maria Horvath (Freedom) and Miranda Otto (King).
Second team: Emmely Ovalle (Freedom), Nicole Stannard (Wharton), Aly Joyner (Strawberry Crest), Melanie Parrott (King) and Ashley Spires (Chamberlain).
Coach of the Year: Richard Simard (Freedom)
First team: Chris Kern (Plant), Robbie Eisch (Plant), Andrew Skora (Robinson), Nate Kosarich (Alonso) and Zack Ishee (Steinbrenner).
Second team: Patrick Mills (Plant), Ian Kim (Jefferson), Darin Delelys (Sickles), Dillon Garcia (Steinbrenner) and Karam Paul (Robinson).
Coach of the Year: Mike Stevens (Plant)
First team: Tyler Bakich (Newsome), John Michael Coultas (Newsome), Jacob Penny (Durant), Dante Davis (Riverview) and Kyle West (Newsome).
Second team: Mark Nauert (Newsome), William George (Plant City), Chase Levesque (Durant), Darius Sanders (Riverview) and HJ Fitchett (Bloomingdale).
Coach of the Year: Jim Govreau (Newsome)
First team: Jimmy Jones (Freedom), Ajani Liggins (King), Alex Montgomery (Wharton), Norman Black (Chamberlain) and Liam Doherty (Freedom).
Second team: Sean Kim (Wharton), Joe Scicchitano (King), Charles Seward (Freedom), Greg Crandall (Strawberry Crest) and Joseph Dent (Strawberry Crest).
Coach of the Year: Mike Passarelli (Freedom)
Baseball: Jesuit OF Taylor selects Duke
Posted Dec 4, 2013 by Jarrett Guthrie
Updated Dec 4, 2013 at 03:46 PM
Jesuit junior center fielder Kennie Taylor has verbally committed to play to play at Duke according to coach Richie Warren said.
Taylor had a solid sophomore season for the Class 5A state semifinalists, hitting .344 with 20 runs scored and 15 RBI.
The commitment marks the ninth player on the Tigers current roster to make a Division I college commitment.
Warren said that Taylor is a great student and also very involved in the community, including serving as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Taylor had offers from Bethune-Cookman and William & Mary and was drawing attention from Vanderbilt and North Carolina, according to Warren, but decided Duke would offer him the best academic opportunity while giving him a chance to play in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Taylor will most likely be the Tigers leadoff hitter in 2014 and will return to centerfield for Jesuit.
“Kenny is very academically oriented and a tremendous young man,” Warren said. He is involved in a lot of activities within the community on top of be gifted with tremendous athletic ability. He is going to be a great gift to the Duke program.”
Football: All-Western Conference Teams
Posted Dec 3, 2013 by Nick Williams
Updated Dec 3, 2013 at 02:50 PM
The following are the All-Western Conference (Hillsborough County Public Schools) Varsity Football Teams, as voted on by the county head coaches.
TEAM 1 1. JAKE FRUHMORGEN PLANT Jr.
2. GARY BROWN ALONSO Sr.
3. JOSH VIZCIANO BLAKE Sr.
4. ZACH HUDSON SICKLES Sr.
5. RICHARD BUSH PLANT Sr.
TEAM 2 1. DEANDRE McCLEAN SICKLES Sr.
2. JOSH MARRERO JEFFERSON Sr.
3. ZACK BUCHANON JEFFERSON Sr.
4. CHRISTIAN LOUBRIEL ALONSO Jr.
5. JIMMY GOLDEN GAITHER Sr.
TEAM 1 1. ALEX JACKSON PLANT Sr.
2. JAHRVIS DAVENPORT ROBINSON JR
3. VENTELL BRYANT JEFFERSON Sr.
TEAM 2 1. KEZIO SNELLING STEINBRENNER Jr.
2. BRANDON ROBINSON ALONSO SR
3. JEFF SUAREZ GAITHER SR
TEAM 1 1. DEIONDRE PORTER JEFFERSON SR
TEAM 2 1. COLBY BROWN PLANT SR
TEAM 1 1. RAY RAY McCLOUD III SICKLES JR
2. ISH WITTER ALONSO Sr.
TEAM 2 1. PATRICK BROOKS PLANT JR
2. MONDREAS LOFTON JEFFERSON SO
UTILITY / TE
TEAM 1 1. CHETT LEVAY SICKLES Sr.
TEAM 2 1. FLETCHER BARNES PLANT Sr.
TEAM 1 1. JOSH BLACK SICKLES Sr.
2. SHAVAR MANUEL BLAKE SO
3. JUWUAN BROWN JEFFERSON Sr.
4. RAEDER FRANTZEN PLANT JR
TEAM 2 1. DEVIN SANTANA SICKLES Sr.
2. ANDRE WASHINGTON STEINBRENNER SO
3. KELDRICK PRESTON ROBINSON SO
4. KYLE HENDERSON PLANT JR
TEAM 1 1. ANDREW BECK PLANT Sr.
2. JORDAN GUYTON ROBINSON Sr.
3. KYLE WALKER JEFFERSON Sr.
TEAM 2 1. BERNARD ROGERS PLANT Sr.
2. JAVAUGHN JOHNSON ROBINSON Sr.
3. JULIAN JACKSON BLAKE JR
Team 1 1. TERRENCE BALDWIN ROBINSON SR
2. AMANI ORUWARIYE GAITHER SR
3. AUSTIN HUDSON PLANT SR
4. CHAVEZ POWNELL JEFFERSON SR
TEAM 2 1. MAZZI WILKINS PLANT Sr.
2. DERRICK INGRAM JEFFERSON Sr.
3. ROOSEVELT LAWRENCE ALONSO JR
4. NATE FERGUSON GAITHER JR
TEAM 1 1. CLARKE MILLER PLANT
TEAM 2 1. JERSON CAMACHO ROBINSON JR
TEAM 1 1. MATTHEW BEADLE PLANT JR
TEAM 2 1. BRANDON ROBINSON ALONSO Sr.
TEAM 1 1. KEZIO SNELLING STEINBRENNER JR
TEAM 2 1. JORDAN REED PLANT JR
TEAM 1 1. DARREN LESTER BRANDON SR.
2. MONTEL McBRIDE PLANT CITY Sr.
3. TREY CURRY BLOOMINGDALE Sr.
4. NICK INSLEY DURANT Sr.
5. DANIEL DECORIEUX EAST BAY Sr.
TEAM 2 1. KEN BURNHAM NEWSOME Sr.
2. CALEB HOLLEY EAST BAY Jr.
3. ED HIRALDO SPOTO Sr.
4. REGGIE DESRONVIC RIVERVIEW Jr.
5. CHRIS POWELL Durant Sr.
TEAM 1 1. MARK McCOY SPOTO JR
2. DOUG SANDBERG BLOOMINGDALE JR
TEAM 2 1. CHASE TAVARES PLANT CITY SO
2. LOGAN CROUSE BLOOMINGDALE Jr.
TEAM 1 1. LANDON GALLOWAY PLANT CITY Sr.
TEAM 2 1. DIONTAE JOHNSON LENNARD JR
TEAM 1 1. CHRIS GREENE EAST BAY Sr.
2. JON JONES BRANDON Sr.
3. KEISEAN YOUNG RIVERVIEW SO
TEAM 2 1. DARREN DANIEL LENNARD Sr.
2. CHRIS BRYANT NEWSOME JR
3. FRED McCOY RIVERVIEW SO
UTILITY / TE
TEAM 1 1. TYSON MILLS NEWSOME SR
TEAM 2 1. JOE WILLIAMSON DURANT JR
TEAM 1 1. MARQUES FORD EAST BAY Jr.
2. JOHN BROOME PLANT CITY Sr.
3. SEDRICK KING PLANT CITY Sr.
4. ERIC LATORTUE EAST BAY Jr.
TEAM 2 1. TYLER JAHN BLOOMINGDALE JR
2. FITO MERZIER BLOOMINGDALE SO
3. COLIN KIEHLMEIER DURANT Sr.
4. JONTAE JOHNSON RIVERVIEW SO
TEAM 1 1.DEONDRE ROMEO EAST BAY Sr.
2. RAFAEL MORALES SPOTO Sr.
3. SAWYER DAWSON PLANT CITY Jr.
4. JOHN GIANINO BRANDON Sr.
TEAM 2 1. RAMSEY BENNETT NEWSOME Sr.
2. TRAVERIAN WILLIAMS SPOTO Sr.
3. JOHN HESTER BLOOMINGDALE Sr.
4. PATRICK COLLERAN PLANT CITY JR
TEAM 1 1. GABE BROWN DURANT Sr.
2. JAMES BETHEA SPOTO Sr.
3. JYQUIS THOMAS PLANT CITY Sr.
TEAM 2 1. ANTON CRUTCHER EAST BAY Sr.
2. ALAN YEARBY BLOOMINGDALE Sr.
3. BRUCE ANDERSON NEWSOME JR.
TEAM 1 1. AUSTIN COBB NEWSOME JR.
TEAM 2 1. JOSE LUCAS BLOOMINGDALE Sr.
TEAM 1 1. JACOB COGGER BLOOMINGDALE Sr.
TEAM 2 1. BRANDON STAGE RIVERVIEW Sr.
TEAM 1 1. DANNY COOPER LENNARD Sr.
TEAM 2 1. JOHN HENDRICKS DURANT Sr.
TEAM 1 1. FRANK CARTER HILLSBOROUGH Sr.
2. CODY NULPH STRAWBERRY CREST Sr.
3. THOMAS BARTLEY ARMWOOD Sr.
4. DILLON BROWN FREEDOM Sr.
5. ALEX ROQUE TAMPA BAY TECH Sr.
TEAM 2 1. TYRELL REED CHAMBERLAIN Jr.
2. RASHAWN WASHINGTON TAMPA BAY TECH Sr.
3. JEAN-EDBY MERCER KING Sr.
4. DEONDRE HUDSON ARMWOOD Sr.
5. MALIK ROBINSON FREEDOM Sr.
TEAM 1 1. AUDEN TATE WHARTON JR
2. ANTHONY RHYNES MIDDLETON Sr.
TEAM 2 1. RUDY DAWSON HILLSBOROUGH SO
2. JAVONTE BRICE KING Sr.
TEAM 1 1. CHASE LITTON WHARTON SR
TEAM 2 1. DWAYNE LAWSON HILLSBOROUGH JR
TEAM 1 1. DEON THOMPSON TAMPA BAY TECH Sr.
2. DAKARI HIGHSMITH CHAMBERLAIN Sr.
3. JEFFREY KEIL WHARTON Sr.
TEAM 2 1. GREY THOMPSON KING Sr.
2. CHRIS PEREZ STRAWBERRY CREST Sr.
3. GREG TILLMAN ARMWOOD Sr.
UTILITY / TE
TEAM 1 1. ELIJAH SPANN TAMPA BAY TECH Sr.
TEAM 2 1. JOSH HYDE STRAWBERRY CREST SR
TEAM 1 1. HIRAM FREDRICK ARMWOOD Sr.
2. BYRON COWART ARMWOOD JR
3. ALEX CARSWELL STRAWBERRY CREST Sr.
4. SCOTT PATCHAN FREEDOM JR
TEAM 2 1. JEREMY WARE ARMWOOD JR
2. MICAH TUCKER TAMPA BAY TECH Sr.
3. CHRISTIAN FLORES HILLSBOROUGH Sr.
4. JALEN WOODALL TAMPA BAY TECH Sr.
TEAM 1 1. FRED RUSS TAMPA BAY TECH Sr.
2. JORDAN GRIFFIN ARMWOOD Jr.
3. AZEEZ AL-SHAIIR HILLSBOROUGH Jr.
4. ANTHONY DAVIS CHAMBERLAIN Sr.
TEAM 2 1. MICHAEL RIVERA CHAMBERLAIN Sr.
2. EDWIN JOSAINVIL KING Sr.
3. JAVONTE HAYES WHARTON JR
4. MATT CHANEY STRAWBERRY CREST Sr.
TEAM 1 1. TAJEE FULWOOD TAMPA BAY TECH Sr.
2. ANTHONY HENDRY FREEDOM Sr.
3. KYLE GIBSON ARMWOOD Sr.
TEAM 2 1. AARON COVINGTON ARMWOOD Jr.
2. DONELL TAYLOR KING Sr.
3. JEREMY JEFFERSON WHARTON Sr.
TEAM 1 1. STERLING HOFFRICHTER ARMWOOD JR
TEAM 2 1. WILLIAM SHIDLER CHAMBERLAIN Jr.
TEAM 1 1. ALHOMSI BADER KING Jr.
TEAM 2 1. HEATH GRADY FREEDOM Jr.
TEAM 1 1. TALVIN BAILEY ARMWOOD SR
TEAM 2 1. JOSH ENGRAM STRAWBERRY CREST Jr.
Volleyball: Berkeley Prep’s Brown a finalist for Miss Volleyball
Posted Nov 27, 2013 by Nick Williams
Updated Nov 27, 2013 at 05:38 PM
Berkeley Prep senior outside hitter Sidney Brown is a finalist for Miss Volleyball, awarded to the top girls volleyball player in Florida by Florida Dairy Farmers.
On Wednesday, it was announced Brown was named Class 4A Player of the Year.
A Stanford signee and second-team AVCA Under Armour All-American, Brown hit .383 with 467 kills (5.2 per set), 340 digs, 37 aces and 28 blocks to help the Buccaneers reach the 4A state semifinals.
Brown was named the Tribune’s Volleyball Athlete of the Year for the 2012 season.
Proposal would ease FHSAA penalty for violating “follow the coach” law
Posted Nov 26, 2013 by Nick Williams
Updated Nov 26, 2013 at 05:00 PM
During the November Florida High School Athletic Association’s Board of Directors meeting, the board approved a proposal to Bylaw 9.2.4, referred to as the “follow the coach” rule.
The proposal will be voted on during the January meeting of the Representative Assembly, which has the authority to adopt and implement with an effective date of July 1, 2014
Under the proposal, “if a student attends (or transfers) a school within a calendar year following direct contact with a member school’s coach during the previous year in a non-school (club or AAU)activity, the student would have the opportunity to participate at the sub-varsity (junior varsity) level for the impacted sport(s) and at the varsity level in all other sports.”
Per FHSAA rules, student-athletes can’t play on club or AAU teams affiliated with a FHSAA-member school or coached by a representative of a school other than the one the student attends, or has attended. The bylaws also state “recruitment or attempted recruitment of students for athletic purposes is an act of unsportsmanlike conduct and is expressly forbidden.”
Violations of illegal contact and recruitment have resulted in forfeits, payable fines and probationary periods.
“Our goal has always been to provide the best possible environment for our student-athletes and maintain a level field where everyone plays by the same rules,” stated FHSAA Executive Director Roger Dearing in a release. “These proposals would help make sure enforcement actions are consistent and would affect only those student-athletes or schools whose actions require sanctions to ensure fairness all around.”
The proposal also states a student-athlete could compete without interruption if the last grade he or she attended was the final grade offered at the previous school. Forty-six percent of all sectional appeals over the past two years involve ninth-graders, according to the release. It it assumed a provision would eliminate the need these appeals by allowing eighth-graders to select their high school without having to investigate whether an athletic coach at the high school had previous contact with the student through a club team or other non-school activity.
“This set of proposals will go a long way to make sure student-athletes get to keep playing the sports they love, while also making sure blatant recruiting is discouraged and punished,” Dearing said. “This approach will be fair to everyone – the schools, the coaches and, most importantly, the student-athletes themselves.”