The Windermere Rebels 11-under baseball team wins the Florida Travel Ball Playing for a Purpose charity tournament. Congratulations to players (front, l. to r.) Trey Harris, Chris Olgee, Nate Wilkerson, Alex Irmscher, batgirl Lauren Olgee, (middle, l. to r.) Diego Chavez, Collin McMahon, Jeslyn Whitehead, Nicholas Setsma, Dayton Romig and Dustin Miller; coaches (back, l. to r.) Rich Olgee, Steve Wilkerson and Neal Harris; and manager Mike McMahon. Not pictured: coach Doug Irmscher.
Dr. Phillips High School hosts The Realities of College Athletic Recruiting, presented by Jack Renkens. The 60-minute presentation will be held April 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s theater. This event is highly recommended for student-athletes and parents with children who have aspirations of participating in athletics at the next level. Renkens, a former college coach and recruiting expert, has helped thousands of families find paths to college scholarships. For more information, visit www.recruitingrealities.com on the Web.
Registration for the 2012 Dr. Phillips Pop Warner cheerleading and football programs will be held April 7 from noon-4 p.m. in Dr. Phillips High School’s North Campus cafeteria. Returning players are guaranteed a spot, so arrival at noon is not imperative. Lines may be shorter in the afternoon. Parents should bring a copy of each child’s birth certificate and current utility bill as proof of residency. The cost is $250 per player, which can be paid online in advance.For more information, visit www.dppanthers.com on the Web.
Members of the 14 Top team from Top Select Volleyball Academy hold a community-service project to benefit Matthew’s Hope in Winter Garden.
Top Select Volleyball Academy’s Top 14 team held a community-service project that included a collection of goods, which benefited Matthew’s Hope, an outreach project that benefits the homeless in west Orange County. Volunteers provide basic necessities, such us food, shelter and clothing, as well as assistance with alcohol and drug dependency, and mental health issues.
The Windermere Wildfire 00 fastpitch softball team places second in the 12-under division at the U.S. Specialty Sports Association Deere Valentine tournament. Celebrating the runner-up finish are (front, l. to r.) Kelly Dwyer, Kayla Bagley, Brooke Barber, Megan VanGerena, Erin Welsh, Grace Gregorie, Lauren Evans, (middle, l. to r.) Casey Heinle, Samantha Guider, Erin Rogers, Grace Turner, (back, l. to r.) assistant coach Richard Gregorie, coach Jay Welsh, and assistant coaches Rob Turner and Rick Evans.
The Windermere Wildfire 00 fastpitch softball team, which recently transitioned from the 10-under division to the more challenging 12-under division, placed second at the U.S. Specialty Sports Association Deere Valentine tournament that was held in Lakeland. The girls won three consecutive games to face the Venice Vipers ‘99 in the championship round.
Olympia High School runner Daniel Dey is named outstanding male performer at the Kowboy Track & Field Invitational.
Daniel Dey from Olympia High School was named outstanding male performer at the Kowboy Track & Field Invitational that was held at Osceola High School. The OHS runner placed first in the 800-meter race, with a time of 1 minute, 56 seconds, shattering the old school record of 2:02; 1600-meter race, with a time of 4:27; and 4x800-meter relay, for which he ran the final leg.
Holy Family Catholic School’s fifth-grade flag football team wins the Catholic Youth League 2012 flag football championship. Kudos to players (front, l. to r.) Michael Davies, Daniel Senior, CJ Goodyear, Alex Irmscher, Judson Hershiser, (middle, l. to r.) Nicholas Peppy, Kevin Jacinto, Brendan Loy, Christian Stanfield, Hunter Cattoor and CJ Stewart; and coaches (back, l. to r.) Terry Peppy, Rodney Cattoor and Chris Stewart.
Holy Family Catholic School’s fifth-grade flag football team placed first in its division at the Catholic Youth League 2012 flag football championship. The team is coached by Rodney Cattoor, Terry Peppy and Chris Stewart.
Olympia High School’s girls lacrosse team kicked off its season with two shutouts. In the season opener, the Titans hosted Ocoee High School and defeated the Knights 20-0. Sophomore Kristy Garrison led the team with six goals and two assists, and junior Hayley Ferone added five goals and an assist.
The women then bested new district opponent Lake Minneola High School 19-0. Captain Daphane Cassidy led the team with four goals and three assists; followed by Ferone, who added four goals and an assist; and Anna Dzambo, who tallied two goals, four assists and seven ground balls.
Dr. Phillips High School’s men’s basketball team defeated Freedom High School 53-39 to win its fourth consecutive district championship. The team was led by Roderick Lawrence, who recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds; RaShawn Powell, who earned 19 points; and C.J. Jones, who closed out with nine points, 12 rebounds and three steals.Congratulations also to senior guard Isaac Lane, who committed to play basketball at Miami-Dade College. This year, Lane averaged 15 points, 3.3 assists and three rebounds per game.
As part of National Signing Day, four Dr. Phillips High School student-athletes signed athletic scholarships. Women’s cross country runner Virnaliz Trinidad signed with the University of West Florida. She placed third at the 2010 state championships.Football linebacker Phillip Amone signed with Brigham Young University. During his career, the senior captain recorded almost 300 tackles, as well as earned All-Metro, -Orange County and -Central Florida honors. Wide receiver Trey Griffey signed with the University of Arizona. In just one season, Griffey set new school records for game receptions and yards, and season receptions and yards. He earned All-Metro, -Central Florida and -State honors. Offensive lineman Sam Ranieri signed with College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. Ranieri and his teammates set 55 school records, including the state record for most points scored in a season in the highest classification (724).
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