Congratulations to the first- through third-place and junior winners of Lake Whitney Elementary School’s annual Dolphin Education Fund golf tournament.
Lake Whitney Elementary School held its annual Dolphin Education Fund golf tournament, which raised more than $8,000 for the School Nurse Program. The winning foursome was led by Brian McCully, who received a teal jacket. Congratulations to this year’s top finishers: Brian and Walt McCully, and Kevin and Mallory Gabriel, first place; Dennis McCarthy, Paul Meyers, Jim Park and Steve Sargent, second place; Jason Beattie, Barry Griffiths, Barry Griffiths Sr. and Dean Hamen, third place; and Lauren McCarthy, Rachel Meyers, Rebecca Prince and Brooke Wilson, junior champions.
Defender Aubrey “Tré” Perry III signed a contract with Major League Soccer’s Columbus Crew and was named to the team’s roster. The Ocoee resident was a four-year starter at the University of South Florida and selected in the second round of the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. Previously, Perry played soccer with the Orlando Football Club under coach Dave Bardsley. His proud parents are Aubrey and Deborah Perry.
Lakeview Middle School’s unified volleyball team and Special Olympics track and field athletes competed in their respective sports at an event held at Lake Highland Preparatory School. The boys received blue ribbons and had the opportunity to meet former Orlando Magic player Jeff Turner.
Dr. Phillips Pop Warner football players are featured in a nationwide Pop Warner instructional video. Participating in the filming are (front, l. to r.) Kyle Bailey, August Haymaker, Keanu Kong, Alex ElEyssami, Kobly Ingrande, (back, l. to r.) Adam Netane, Alesandro Martinez, Daniel Love, Thomas Furry, Frankie Maciejczyk, Jonathan Diedrich, William West, Donovan Enos and Sterling Stockwell.
Dr. Phillips High School’s competitive cheerleading squad places third at the national championship. Congratulations to (front, l. to r.) Taylor Anderson, Stephanie Hierholzer, Cassie Autiello, captains Mandy Mannarino and Hailey Ritter, Summer Hernandez, (back, l. to r.) Shay Crawford, Jamie Jenkins, captain Micaela Garber, Jordan Fite, Chanel Harden and Kelly Gomez. Not pictured: Abi Caulkins and Tori Lynch.
Dr. Phillips High School’s competitive cheerleading squad won its second consecutive Metro Conference championship in as many years as the title has been offered by the Florida High School Athletic Association. The girls then earned their fourth consecutive state championship title, defeating the second-place squad by more than 17 points. This is the second-longest state championship streak in the school’s history. At the national competition held at ESPN Wide World of Sports, the Panthers placed third, just nine-tenths of a point behind the first-place finisher.
The Windermere Riptide 12-under baseball team places first in its division at the President’s Day Challenge VI tournament. Celebrating their win are players (front, l. to r.) Kyle Gilgallon, Ben Thompson, Dylan Bittenbender, Matthew Taubenssee, Jakob Janata, Hunter Cole, (middle, l. to r.) Tony Sartini, George Paulson, Adam Larue, Justin Holmes, Chris Mercedes and Tanner Wood, and coaches (back, l. to r.) Eddie Taubensee, Rupert Wood and Paul Gilgallon.
The Windermere Riptide 12-under baseball team traveled to Altamonte Springs, where the boys placed first in their division at the President’s Day Challenge VI tournament. The team is coached by Paul Gilgallon, Eddie Taubensee and Rupert Wood.
Ocoee resident Maxsy Jimenez (third from left) is the managing director of King of Kings Tennis LLC at Sheraton Vistana Resort.
U.S. Tennis Association high-performance coach Maxsy Jimenez is the managing director of King of Kings Tennis LLC at Sheraton Vistana Resort in Lake Buena Vista. The Ocoee resident was the director of junior programs in Florida for 12 years, played for the University of South Carolina, was a quarterfinalist in the Junior Boys’ Singles division at the 1991 US Open, and coached at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He also is an International Tennis Federation, ATP World Tour and Women’s Tennis Association coach.
Orlando Area Rowing Society’s women’s novice 8 team wins gold at the 14th annual OARS Invitational Regatta.
Orlando Area Rowing Society’s women’s novice 8 team placed first in its division at the 14th annual OARS Invitational Regatta held at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake. Congratulations to Leslie Cheveldayoff, Jessica Ford, Chloe Goodyear, Hope Johnson, Sarah Newton, Kenzie Odenwald, Rachel Reid, Alexx Verghese and Kaitlyn Wolf.
Orlando Magic players Dwight Howard (left) of Longwood and J.J. Redick of Southwest are co-recipients of the 2011-12 Rich & Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award.
Orlando Magic players Dwight Howard and J.J. Redick were honored during the 22nd annual Orlando Magic Youth Foundation Black Tie & Tennis Gala presented by Fairwinds Credit Union. Howard and Redick were co-winners of the 2011-12 Rich & Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award, which recognizes the player who has dedicated his efforts off the court for the purpose of enhancing others’ lives. Throughout the year, Redick, a Southwest resident, hosted a shopping spree for 75 children from Boys & Girls Clubs of America, participated in the Summer Nutrition Program and Slam Dunk for Literacy project, purchased more than 230 tickets for children affiliated with Easter Seals to attend home games, committed to providing four $15,000 scholarships for four years to Boys & Girls Clubs members, and more.
The Orlando Jr. Knights Squirt A team places second in its division at the Statewide Amateur Hockey of Florida Inc. State Championship.
The Orlando Jr. Knights Squirt A team went undefeated to qualify for the title game at the Statewide Amateur Hockey of Florida Inc. State Championship. The boys placed second to the Gulf Coast Flames, who won 5-4 in overtime. The team was led by Noah Gabryluk, Jimmy George and Mason Mara of Ocoee; and Clint Levens of Windermere.
Southwest residents and jiu jitsu team members from Florida Fitness Center’s Extreme Swat MMA (front, l. to r.) Francesca Byrnes, William Austin, Garrett Siler, Sam McCullen, (back, l. to r.) Lily McCullen, Ashley and Alyssa Montalbano, and Brandon Paulikas compete at the 2012 National American Grappling Association Tampa Grappling Championship.
Jiu Jitsu team members from Florida Fitness Center’s Extreme Swat MMA in Winter Garden competed at the 2012 National American Grappling Association Tampa Grappling Championship. Kudos to Ashley Montalbano, who placed first in her division, and Garrett Siler, who placed second in his division.
Cassandra Doty takes top honors at Keene’s Pointe Ladies Golf Association’s annual match play event.
The Keene’s Pointe Ladies Golf Association held its annual match play event. Cassandra Doty was named the overall winner, and her name will be added to the plaque that hangs in the Golden Bear Club at Keene’s Pointe. The consolation round winner was Donna Lloyd.
Dr. Phillips Little League Major Cubs player David Siegel hits four home runs over the fence.
During a recent game, 12-year-old David Siegel of Dr. Phillips Little League’s Major Cubs team hit four home runs over the fence. Siegel’s home runs brought in two other runners to help lead his team to a 14-7 victory. Previously, this feat had never been accomplished by a Little League player of Siegel’s age. He is coached by Don Ellefson.
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