Southwest Sports

Forty-six teams made up of cancer survivors, families, caregivers, local faith-based groups, businesses and clubs walked 18 hours in American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Winter Garden, raising more than $115,000.
The time and commitment given by the event committee, volunteers, teams and participants will help ACS finish the fight against cancer.


Orlando Area Rowing Society Men’s Varsity Lightweight 8+ members (l. to r.) coach Justin Knust, Nick Randazzo, Chris Caravello, Tyler Baron, Thomas Harris, Kevin Rodgers, Bruen George, Nick Olgee, Michael Romero and coxswain Josh Eberhart place 13th in the nation at the US Rowing Youth National Championships.

Orlando Area Rowing Society Men’s Varsity Lightweight 8+ members (l. to r.) coach Justin Knust, Nick Randazzo, Chris Caravello, Tyler Baron, Thomas Harris, Kevin Rodgers, Bruen George, Nick Olgee, Michael Romero and coxswain Josh Eberhart place 13th in the nation at the US Rowing Youth National Championships.

Orlando Area Rowing Society Men’s Varsity Lightweight 8+ members competed in the US Rowing Youth National Championships in Rancho Cordova, Calif., placing 13th in the nation.
OARS is a nonprofit that was created to promote rowing as a sport at all levels of interest. Student athletes represent Dr. Phillips, Ocoee, Olympia and West Orange high schools, as well as a variety of private high schools in the area.


Reunion Resort will host the annual Shepherd’s Hope Celebrity Golf Classic on July 17 and 18.
In addition to hitting the green alongside national sports legends at the world-renowned course designed by some of the game’s top icons — Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson — participants will raise vital funds to ensure that medical services for the uninsured and underserved populations of Central Florida are accessible at Shepherd’s Hope’s five local health clinics.
For more information, call 407-876-6699, ext. 230; or visit shepherdshope.org/golf-classic on the Web.


The Windermere Sun Devils, a 12-under travel baseball team, played in The Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach.
The boys competed against 15 teams from across the country and won the championship, with player Mitchell Harding winning MVP for the tournament.
Congratulations to players Palmer Bittick, Jonathan Boardley, Kyle Brower, Pablo Delgado, Jim Duncan, Ryan Gomes, Mitchell Harding, Justin Lewis, Austin Tanner, Brian Vargo and Jacob Worley; batboy Tyler Gomes; and coaches Mike Gomes, Rich Harding, Rafael Lara and Joe Vargo.


Members of the Windermere Little League Nationals baseball all-star team — including (front, l. to r.) Kyle Behrle, Brayden Badua, Andrew Hannah, Anthony Ungaro, Bryce Gluckman, Carter Huddleston, Reese Cline-Cuadra, Will Dizney, (middle, l. to r.) Jason Shebovsky, Alexander De La Portilla, Sami Boufakir, Trey Smith, (back, l. to r.) coach Nick Gluckman and coach Todd Hannah — celebrate winning the Florida District 14 Tournament of Champions. Not pictured: coach Roger Badua, Caden Simpson and manager Greg Simpson.

Members of the Windermere Little League Nationals baseball all-star team — including (front, l. to r.) Kyle Behrle, Brayden Badua, Andrew Hannah, Anthony Ungaro, Bryce Gluckman, Carter Huddleston, Reese Cline-Cuadra, Will Dizney, (middle, l. to r.) Jason Shebovsky, Alexander De La Portilla, Sami Boufakir, Trey Smith, (back, l. to r.) coach Nick Gluckman and coach Todd Hannah — celebrate winning the Florida District 14 Tournament of Champions. Not pictured: coach Roger Badua, Caden Simpson and manager Greg Simpson.

Congratulations to the Windermere Little League Nationals 9-year-olds baseball all-star team for winning the Florida District 14 Tournament of Champions. The tournament consisted of seven area Little League teams from Dr. Phillips, Ocoee, South Lake, Windermere and Winter Garden competing against one another.


The YCF Loreleis synchronized swimming team places at the 2014 USA Synchro Age Group Nationals.

The YCF Loreleis synchronized swimming team places at the 2014 USA Synchro Age Group Nationals.

The YCF Loreleis synchronized swimming team competed in the 2014 USA Synchro Age Group Nationals, where it placed in the top 30 in the 13-15 age division. The accomplishment marked a milestone for the team since it was its first time competing in the nationals in 25 years.
Synchronized swimming legend Mary Rose started the team in 1975, and today it is coached by Puerto Rican national synchro champion Teresa Szakos.
For more information, visit http://www.orlandosynchro.org on the Web.


The Orlando-based Special Olympics Unified Sports soccer team earned silver at the Special Olympics USA Games, a national-level competition that features more than 3,500 athletes from around the country.
The team is unique in that it is “unified,” meaning it is comprised of athletes with and without intellectual disabilities who play on the same field.