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Florida High School Softball State Poll

Posted Mar 12, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Mar 12, 2014 at 08:12 PM

The weekly Miracle Sports State Softball Poll

CLASS 8A

1. Oviedo Hagerty 12-0

2. Miami Coral Reef 7-1

3. Palm Beach Gardens 9-1

4. Park Vista 13-1

5. Jupiter 11-1

6. Cooper City 7-1

7. Spanish River 9-1

8. Wellington 7-2

9. West Orange 8-2

10. Weston Cypress Bay 7-3

Honorable mention: Boca Raton 8-2; Apopka 8-2; Miramar 12-1; Treasure Coast 8-1; Hialeah 6-1; Palm Harbor University 8-2; Jacksonville Mandarin 8-2

CLASS 7A

1. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas 9-0

2. Harmony 11-0

3. Tate 9-1

4. Bartow 9-1

5. Melbourne 9-0

6. Niceville 10-1

7. Sarasota 7-0

8. Clermont East Ridge 10-2

9. Dover Strawberry Crest 8-1

10. Kissimmee Osceola 7-1

Honorable mention: St. Cloud 6-2; Tallahassee Chiles 12-3; Dwyer 7-3; Navarre 11-3; Lake Nona 9-3; Tallahassee Lincoln 11-4; Hialeah American 8-1; Coconut Creek Monarch 9-2


CLASS 6A


1. Columbia 10-0

2. Barron Collier 8-1

3. Naples 10-0

4. Lake Region 10-2

5. Auburndale 8-2

6. Lake Wales 9-2

7. Ocala Forest 11-0

8. Doral Academy 9-2

9. Jacksonville Creekside 9-2

10. Pembroke Pines Charter 9-2

Honorable mention: Venice 11-2; North Fort Myers 10-1; New Port Richey Mitchell 12-0; Jacksonville Bartram Trail 6-1; Orlando East River 9-2-1

 

CLASS 5A

1. Ponte Vedra 11-0

2. Plantation American Heritage 9-1

3. New Port Richey River Ridge 9-0

4. Bradenton Bayshore 12-0

5. Baker County 9-1

6. Nature Coast 8-0

7. Citrus 8-1

8. Hernando 8-1

9. Clay 9-3

10. Suwannee 10-3

Honorable mention: Belleview 6-2; Gulf 9-1; Eustis 7-4; Dunnellon 7-4

 

CLASS 4A

1. P.K. Yonge 11-0

2. Gulliver Prep 5-1

3. Titusville Astronaut 10-0

4. Bradford 7-2

5. West Florida 7-0

6. Coral Springs Charter 12-2

7. Boca/Delray American Heritage 8-3

8. Fort Pierce Lincoln Park 9-1

9. Montverde Academy 9-3

10. South Sumter 7-1

Honorable mention: Fort Myers Bishop Verto 8-3; Chaminade Madonna 12-3; Winter Park Trinity Prep 8-2; Lake Highland Prep 7-2

 

CLASS 3A

1. Westminster Christian 8-3

2. Lake Worth Trinity Christian 8-1

3. Rocky Bayou Christian 7-1

4. Melbourne Central Catholic 7-0

5. St. Petersburg Admiral Farragut 6-1

6. Seffner Christian 8-1

7. Tallahassee North Florida Christian 9-2

8. Tampa Carrollwood Day 6-2

9. Mount Dora Bible 8-2-1

10. Orlando First Academy 7-3

Honorable mention: Lakeland Christian 8-2; Windermere Prep 8-3

 

CLASS 2A

1. St. Petersburg Canterbury 6-2

2. Monticello Aucilla Christian 8-1

3. Academy at the Lakes 8-2

4. Central Florida Christian 10-2

5. Boca Raton Christian 8-2

6. Orlando Christian Prep 4-1

7. Seven Rivers Christian 6-2

8. Tampa Cambridge Christian 6-4

9. Quincy Munroe 5-4

10. Southwest Florida Christian 5-5

 

CLASS 1A

1. Jay 9-0

2. Dixie County 10-0

3. Sneads 11-2

4. Lafayette 9-6

5. Vernon 8-2

6. Chiefland 7-1

7. Wewahitchka 9-4

8. Chipley 7-4

9. Port St. Joe 8-4

10. Bell 7-5

Honorable mention: Trenton 8-3; Melody Christian 6-2; Williston 7-5; South Walton 5-3

 

ALL CLASSIFICATIONS

1. Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas (7A) 9-0

2. Harmony (7A) 11-0

3. Columbia (6A) 10-0

4. Oviedo Hagerty (8A) 12-0

5. Ponte Vedra (5A) 11-0

6. P.K. Yonge (4A) 11-0

7. Plantation American Heritage 9-1 (5A)

8. Gulliver Prep (4A) 5-1

9. Tate (7A) 9-1

10. Miami Coral Reef (8A) 7-1




Basketball: Gray, Ingram, Sanders, Roberts, Seoane to play in FACA All-Star game

Posted Mar 12, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Mar 12, 2014 at 08:09 PM

Five basketball players from Tampa Bay—three boys and two girls— will play in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association 2014 All Star Girls & Boys Basketball Classic on Saturday, March 15. The girls game begins at 11 a.m., followed by the boys. The game will be played at IRSC Gymnasium at Indian River State College in Ft. Pierce.

Berkeley Prep’s Justin Gray, Steinbrenner’s Keshawn Ingram and Plant’s Andrew Anders will play for the South Boys while Logan Seoane of Wiregrass Ranch and Brianca Roberts from Pasco High will play for the North Girls. In addition to the FACA game, Gray will play in the USA vs. Florida showcase at Orlando’s Amway Center on Friday.

NORTH BOYS
Ruben Monroe Wekiva
Roderick Copeland Marianna
JT Escobar FAMU DRS
Carlos Clemente Nature Coast
Nick Grier Bartram Trail
RJ June Oviedo
Jace Hogan Holy Trinity
Kiron Williams Eustis
Isiah Ford Jax-Trinity Christian
Stucky Mosley Timber Creek
Mac Barron Trinity Catholic
Othniel Shelton Vanguard
HEAD COACH: James Rowe, Jr., Cocoa
ASST. COACH: Rick Davis, Tallahassee-Leon

SOUTH BOYS
Maxwell Webster Treasure Coast
Jeff Merton Community School of Naples
Ramone Birch John I Leonard
Justin Gray Berkely Prep
Keshawn Ingram Steinbrenner
Esteve Metayer Hardee
Bernard Edwards Lehigh
Nick Havener Sarasota-Riverview
Traevis Graham Martin County
Jarrid Rhodes Palmetto
Andrew Sanders Plant
Sullivan Hernandez Vanguard School
HEAD COACH: John Leon, Martin County
ASST. COACH: Princeton Harris, Sebring

NORTH GIRLS
Brianca Roberts Pasco
Kenya Pye Maclay
Kenyia Johnson Fleming Island
Benetria Robinson Ocala-Forest
Sierra Shepard Ribault
Monaisa Crossin Deltona
Madison French Bartram Trail
Shenelle Toxen Citrus
Brittany Chambers Apopka
Loshaveon Jones Rockledge
Logan Seoane Wiregrass Ranch
Sarah Martinez Melbourne Central Catholic
HEAD COACH: Frank Jenkins, Orange Park-Oakleaf
ASST. COACH: Chariya Davis, Tallahassee-Rickards

SOUTH GIRLS
Emily Williams Coral Springs Charter
Diamond Williams Cardinal Gibbons
G’Neesha Johnson Martin County High
Bevin Davis Mays Bradenton Southeast
Katie Rienas Oxbridge Academy
Sarah Cooper Douglas
Briana Green Dillard
Celia Wojcik Coral Springs Charter
Crystal Townsend Cape Coral
Chenya Sealey Bartow
Kaylaina Young Winter Haven
Jamiese Wiley Sebring High
Asia Dingle Martin County
HEAD COACH: Dwayne Donnell, Ft. Myers-Dunbar
ASST. COACH: Terri Amy, Sebastian River




Sunlake’s Remi Pimm named Florida Dairy Farmers’ 2014 Mr. Soccer

Posted Mar 11, 2014 by Mike Camunas

Updated Mar 11, 2014 at 03:48 PM

For the second-straight year, the Florida Dairy Farmers’ Mr. Soccer is a local standout, and this year its Sunlake sophomore Remi Pimm.

Pimm, who led the nation in scoring with a Pasco-County record 64 goals, helped lead the 29-2-1 Seahawks to their second-straight Class 3A state tournament berth that ended with a 1-0 loss to Merritt Island last month.

Pimm also had 39 assists to accumulate 167 points for a team that outscored opponents 173-19. Pimm was named the Class 3A Player of the Year last week.

Pimm, who transferred to Sunlake prior to this season, is also on the Gatorade National Soccer Player of the Year Award watch list.

Last year, former Tampa Prep star Shaddy Douidar was named the state’s Mr. Soccer.

Correspondent Mike Camunas can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and follow him on Twitter @MikeCamunas.




Sunlake F Remi Pimm named Florida Dairy Farmers State 3A Player of the Year

Posted Mar 6, 2014 by Mike Camunas

Updated Mar 6, 2014 at 12:42 PM

There’s another accolade for Sunlake sophomore scoring sensation Remi Pimm.

On Thursday morning, Pimm was named Florida Dairy Farmers State 3A Player of the Year and now is a finalist for Florida Mr. Soccer after scoring a nation-leading, county-record 64 goals this season.

Pimm also added 39 assists that helped lead the Seahawks (29-2-1) to their second-straight state tournament berth. Pimm led a team that outscored opponents 173-19, however, was shutout out by Merritt Island 1-0 in the 3A state semifinals last month.

Pimm actually broke two county scoring records this season. First, he surpassed 60 goals set by former Sunlake player Connor Gilboy during the 2012-13 season. Then Pimm scored one more than former Ridgewood star Melissa Wells’ 63 — the previous county high — which she set in 1991.

Earlier this season, Pimm, who transferred from IMG Academy in Bradenton prior to this season, was also named to the Gatorade National Soccer Player of the Year Watch List and was just five goals shy of tying the state record for goals: 69 set by former Daytona Seabreeze soccer player and now Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski.

Pimm could join some familiar company. In 2010, former Mitchell midfielder Max Rockwell was named Florida’s 2009-10 Gatorade Boys Soccer Player of the Year after leading the Mustangs to the Class 4A state title, which is the only boys soccer state championship in county history.

However, despite the stats, Pimm was not named the Sunshine Athletic Conference Offensive Soccer Player of the Year, which was given to Mitchell senior Mico Petrovich (32 G, 20 A). This postseason honor is selected by the Pasco county boys soccer coaches.

Correspondent Mike Camunas can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and follow him on Twitter @MikeCamunas.




Anclote volleyball coach Chris Vergnaud steps down to join PHSC staff

Posted Mar 6, 2014 by Mike Camunas

Updated Mar 6, 2014 at 12:08 PM

After a continued run of success, Anclote volleyball coach Chris Vergnaud is stepping down from his position he said in an e-mail Thursday morning.

Vergnaud, who compiled a 74-59 with the team he started and took the Sharks to two region tournament appearances, also says he’ll become an assistant on the Pasco Hernando State College volleyball team.

“It has been a pleasure building a program from the ground up and I have learned so much in the five years here at Anclote,” Vergnaud said in the e-mail. “We have accomplished a lot within our short 5-year program. ... I am looking forward to my transition to the next level.”

Since going 0-21 in the program’s inaugural season in 2009, Vergnaud led the Sharks to four-straight winning seasons, two district runner up titles (‘11, ‘13), a region semifinalist berth (‘13) and a 20-win season, which was this past one at 22-8.

Vergnaud was also named Sunshine Athletic Coach of the Year twice (2010, ‘11) and the Pasco Tribune Coach of the Year in 2010, the same year he turned that winless Sharks into a 17-3 team.

Vergnaud added he will also work with the University of Florida Gators for their summer volleyball camp program, especially after he sent three former Anclote players to play at the collegiate level.

“As hard as it is to step down, I have been given an opportunity to expand and grow at the next level,” Vergnaud added. “It truly has been a wonderful experience.”

Correspondent Mike Camunas can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and follow him on Twitter @MikeCamunas.