Copyright Times Publishing Co. Nov 28,
When the boys' golf Western Conference National Division
First Team was announced
last week, it read like a who's who of local golfers. All
the players were from Durant,
Riverview and Newsome and all made appearances deep into the
recent state playoffs.
Durant's Ulf Andersson, Matt Galloway and
Kyle Hughes, Riverview's Matt Colson and
Dyer all made the first team. The second team featured East
and Kris Shane, along with Brad Schneider from Bloomingdale.
Division Coach of the Year honors went to Dick Sheffield of
On the girls' side, numerous local teams
First Team included Jeana Taylor
(Durant), Mallory Rush (Riverview), Steffani Smith
and Chelsea Richards (Bloomingdale). The Second Team
Simonds (Armwood), Tiffany Wenjen (Durant),
Lindsey Garbleman (East Bay) and Alina
BOYS SOCCER: Bloomingdale is off to a 2-0
start after wins against Sarasota Riverview a
After defeating Sarasota Riverview 2-0 on Nov. 18, the Bulls
3-2 Nov. 21. Alex Labadie scored the Bulls'
first goal while Alex Muniz and Tom Davison
half goals. Davison's game-winning score came with less than
minutes remaining in the game. Bulls' goalkeeper Chris Sedlak had 16 saves.
In other matches, Brandon defeated East
Bay 1-0 and Durant topped Riverview 4-1. In
on Tuesday, Armwood plays at Jefferson, Bloomingdale is at
City, Brandon is at Plant, Durant hosts Sarasota Riverview,
East Bay is at King,
Riverview is at Sarasota and Tampa Bay Tech is at Blake.
WRESTLING: "The Streak" is set to
continue. Brandon's 30-year unbeaten streak in dual
is the longest streak in any high school sports in the
country. The Eagles, who
have earned five national
championships, six state titles and have had 36 individuals
wrestlers take state crowns during those 30 seasons, will
look to keep it alive
Wednesday when the season opens with
Alonso. In other season-opening matches that
hosts Bloomingdale, Newsome hosts Freedom and Tampa Bay Tech
Freedom. East Bay opens the season Thursday at Wharton
and Durant opens the season
Dec. 9 at Armwood.
GIRLS' BASKETBALL: In action Monday,
Armwood hosts Chamberlain, Bloomingdale hosts
Blake, East Bay hosts Plant, Durant is at King, Newsome
hosts Plant and Riverview is at
Brandon. Tampa Bay Tech hosts Newsome on Tuesday.
BOYS' BASKETBALL: The prep season tips
off Monday with all of the local teams in
plays at Plant City, Bloomingdale travels to Alonso while
Brandon is at
Gaither. Durant hosts Newsome, East Bay is at Riverview and
Tampa Bay Tech is at
SCHOLARSHIPS: Brandon basketball player Jonathan Banks has
signed with Valdosta
State. The 6-foot-2 Banks was the starting guard for the
Eagles team that won the
district and went to the region quarterfinals.