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The girls track honor roll



Though the track season was cut short, there were enough meets to put together a list of the top 10 times or marks in each event. The list is based off results in

100 meters

Iyana Elston, Blake 12.12

Sophie Haag, Calvary Christian 12.15

Justyce Murphy, Hillsborough 12.30

Janaya Davis-Grainer, Admiral Farragut 12.35

Ella Tennant, River Ridge 12.36

Jadaah Wingfield, King 12.36

Shaniya Benjamin, Alonso 12.45

Jordyn Showers, Calvary Christian 12.45

Deborah Marlow, Steinbrenner 12.50

Chaze Wilson, Hillsborough 12.52


Shaniya Benjamin, Alonso 24.81

Iyana Elston, Blake 25.39

Ella Tennant, River Ridge 25.45

Areginae White, Hernando 25.50

Tytiana Wilson, Admiral Farragut 25.51

Nyla Thornton, Plant 25.61

Sophie Haag, Calvary Christian 25.75

Justyce Murphy, Hillsborough 25.78

Jadaah Wingfield, King 25.80

Serenity Brazell, Wharton 25.81


Shaniya Benjamin, Alonso 57.52

Tytiana Wilson, Admiral Farragut 58.07

Serenity Brazell, Wharton 58.13

Avrel Jean, Plant 58.49

Nia Randell, Hillsborough 58.97

Keleigh Scallon, Newsome 59.04

Justyce Murphy, Hillsborough 59.34

Claire Rain, Plant 59.45

Carsyn Martz, Berkeley Prep 59.60

Jasheena Owens, Central 59.69

100 hurdles

Anna Cincotta, East Lake 14.45

Kaycee Martin, Newsome 15.23

McKenzie Connor, Wharton 15.24

Jazmyn Wajd, Hillsborough 15.28

Kylie Clark, Newsome 15.48

Ally Aves, Berkeley Prep 15.48

Angel Parks, Bell Creek Academy 16.13

Lilou Segeman, Steinbrenner 16.22

Kat Fleming, Wiregrass Ranch 16.43

Jolie Caya, Admiral Farragut 16.62

300 hurdles

Ally Aves, Berkeley Prep 45.10

Anna Cincotta, East Lake 47.11

Ashleigh Lacey, Cypress Creek 47.25

Kat Fleming, Wiregrass Ranch 47.27

Jazmyn Wajd, Hillsborough 47.34

Alysia Graham, Nature Coast 48.03

McKenzie Connor, Wharton 48.30

Hannah Rummelhagen, East Lake 48.95

Ellis Weekley, Berkeley Prep 49.12

Paige Rodriguez, Tampa Prep 49.27


Keleigh Scallon, Newsome 2:15.29

Taylor Stone, Osceola 2:16.96

Jacquelyn Abanses, Steinbrenner 2:18.91

Emma Solis, Newsome 2:19

Megan Hughes, Academy of the Holy Names 2:19.83

Serenity Brazell, Wharton 2:21.22

Kendall Hughes, Newsome 2:22.52

Kylie Kanaar, Springstead  2:23.19

Carsyn Martz, Berkeley Prep 2:23.22

Elizabeth Eudaly, Plant 2:23.72


Alyssa Hendrix, Riverview 5:02.74

Taylor Stone, Osceola 5:02.97

Jacquelyn Abanses, Steinbrenner 5:06.54

Mary Ellen Eudaly, Plant 5:08.93

Parker Valby, East Lake 5:10.16

Andrea Ballestero, Osceola 5:11.42

Liina Winborn, Sunlake 5:13.19

Keleigh Scallon, Newsome 5:15.04

Emma Solis, Newsome 5:15.90

Eliana Black, Cambridge 5:16.23


Alyssa Hendrix, Riverview 10:40.47

Parker Valby, East Lake 10:40.97

Liina Winborn, Sunlake 11:00.79

Jacquelyn Abanses, Steinbrenner 11:06.26

Taylor Stone, Osceola 11.07.84

Mary Ellen Eudaly, Plant 11:13.71

Eliana Black, Cambridge Christian 11:23.87

Lydia Friedman, Cambridge Christian 11:25.56

Andrea Ballestero, Osceola 11:26.09

Emma Solis, Newsome 11:28.69


Meredith Adams, Calvary Christian 46.18 meters

Akari Issac, Tampa Bay Tech 38.28

Leah Brown, Largo 36.95

Johntavia Shaw, Countryside 36.9

Tallia Russell, Springstead 32.87

Morgan Wood, Boca Ciega 30.78

Osbyanna Green, Boca Ciega 30.47

Maddie Kurtz, Academy of the Holy Names 29.83

Rachel Garrison, Steinbrenner 29.82

Angelia Figueroa, Fivay 29.59

Shot put

Akari Issac, Tampa Bay Tech 11.89 meters

Johntavia Shaw, Countryside 10.97

I’riel Hall, Palm Harbor University 10.79

Chaise Campbell, Shorecrest 10.76

Tallia Russell, Springstead 10.72

Winter Whipple, Gaither 10.28

Maddie Kurtz, Academy of the Holy Names 10.17

Brianna Mobley, Hernando 10.11

Jayla Troupe, Hillsborough 10.04

Adorina Lee, Bishop McLaughlin 9.97

High jump

Margaux Shelton, Plant 1.62 meters

Jazmyn Wajd, Hillsborough 1.57

Ryan Parson, Steinbrenner 1.56

Taylor Graves, Land O’Lakes 1.53

Nyla Fulvi, Keswick Christian 1.53

Ryelynn Hazard, Nature Coast 1.53

Rebecca Bach, Steinbrenner 1.52

Katryna Adamski, Mitchell 1.52

Olivia Aniol, Steinbrenner 1.52

Myriam Marc, St. Petersburg 1.48

Noelle O’Brien, Northside Christian 1.48

Charlize Soares, Springstead 1.48

Long jump

Anna Cincotta, East Lake 5.76 meters

Jordyn Showers, Calvary Christian 5.69

Areginae White, Hernando 5.64

Breyanna Chambliss, Pinellas Park 5.36

Shaniya Benjamin, Alonso 5.30

Avriel James, Robinson 5.25

Mykaylyn Davis, Seffner Christian 5.23

Tionna Waters, Carrollwood Day 5.16

Rayna Lewis, Blake 5.14

Gianna Levy, Sunlake 5.12

Triple jump

Areginae White, Hernando 11.35 meters

Nyah Brown, Largo 11.16

Jordyn Showers, Calvary Christian 11.13

Shaniya Benjamin, Alonso 11.0

Jazmyn Wajd, Hillsborough 11.0

Grace Lathrop, Northside Christian 10.83

Tionna Waters, Carrollwood Day 10.79

Janae Cotner, Sunlake 10.75

Ally Aves, Berkeley Prep 10.69

Kathryn Ohme, Newsome 10.58

Shanya Luke, Lennard 10.57

Pole vault

Kylie Clark, Newsome 3.66 meters

Rebekah Hurwitz, Steinbrenner 3.51

Kendall Sandusky, Gaither 3.51

Marley Derigo, Wharton 3.51

Juliette Pacheco, Sunlake 3.50

Elizabeth Lydon, Gaither 3.40

Natalya Zavala, Hillsborough 3.40

Ava LaBrant, Indian Rocks Christian 3.05

D’Nysha Brightful, King 3.05

Olivia Rodriguez, Clearwater Central Catholic 2.90

Skylin Spencer, Mitchell 2.90

Ryleigh McElroy, Steinbrenner 2.90


Robinson 50.03

Hillsborough 50.07

Admiral Farragut 50.25

Alonso 50.40

Largo 50.42

Tampa Bay Tech 50.52

River Ridge 50.62

Zephyrhills 50.78

Calvary Christian 51.00

Wesley Chapel 51.04


Newsome 4:09.25

Admiral Farragut 4:09.37

Hillsborough 4:10.56

Berkeley Prep 4:12.27

Wharton 4:13.47

Armwood 4:14.11

Springstead 4:14.60

Land O’ Lakes 4:14.70

King 4:16.38

Plant 4:16.94


Newsome 9:45.77

Plant 9:57.41

Cambridge Christian 10:04.28

Wharton 10:12.81

Sunlake 10:21.72

St. Petersburg 10:23.10

King 10:30.30

Academy of the Holy Names 10:33.89

Springstead 10:36.88

East Lake 10:37.70

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Time to vote: Softball player of the week



Here are the nominees for the softball player of the week. Voting lasts through Tuesday. 

C Katie Bradbourne, Jr., Newsome: Went 3-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored in a 7A region quarterfinal win over Palm Harbor University. 

P Malia Connelly, Fr., Calvary Christian: Threw a five-hit shutout with four strikeouts in a 3A region win over Fort Myers Bishop Verot. 

UTIL Cat Durden, Fr., Pasco: Had two hits and drove in two runs in a 5A region quarterfinal win over Sumner. 

CF/INF/P Kendra Falby, Sr., Sunlake: Went 4-for-4 with a double, a triple, two RBIs and four runs scored in a win over Gaither in the 6A region quarterfinals. 

P/3B/CF Mia Fields, Fr., Land O’ Lakes: Threw a two-hit shutout with four strikeouts in a 5A region quarterfinal win over Seminole.

P/3B/2B Shannon Kendall, Fr., Seffner Christian: Threw a one-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and had a double, a homer and three RBIs at the plate in a 2A region quarterfinal win over Merritt Island Christian. 

C/3B Kadence Means, Jr., Wesley Chapel: Had two doubles, a homer and finished with six RBIs in a 4A region quarterfinal win over Dunedin. 

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Softball: Tuesday’s region semifinal breakdown



The softball playoffs continue with Tuesday’s region semifinal games. Admission is $7.  Here is the schedule with outlooks for each area game, as well as team leaders for each matchup.

Class 7A

Newsome (26-2) at Lakewood Ranch (25-1), 7

This is more like a state championship game. After all, both teams are ranked among the top three in the classification, the top five overall in the state and the top 12 nationally by MaxPreps. They met in the 7A-12 district final. The top-ranked Mustangs handed the Wolves their only loss of the season. Newsome rebounded by beating Palm Harbor University 7-6 in last week’s region quarterfinals. Trailing 6-3, the Wolves rallied with three runs in the fifth inning to tie it and  the winning run in the seventh to advance to the region semifinals and set up the rematch. Karley Shelton and Katy Bradbourne each homered and Samantha Walz scored two runs, including the winner in the seventh.  

Team leaders

CategoryNewsomeLakewood Ranch
Batting averageJadeyn Ruszkowski .522Cassidy McLellan .517
RBIsKarley Shelton 43Ella Coiner, Cassidy McLellan 31
Home runsKarley Shelton 12Ella Coiner, Cassidy McLellan 6
ERAMaria Brooks 0.55Olivia Laney 0.63
StrikeoutsKelsey Winters 171Olivia Laney 125

Class 6A

Sunlake (10-8) at Mitchell (20-6), 7

This is the third time the teams have met this season. The Mustangs won the previous two in convincing fashion, outscoring the Seahawks by a combined 19-3 in both contests. The last meeting, Mitchell jumped out to a 6-0 lead and cruised to a 6-1 victory in the 6A-10 district final. Vanessa Neptune led the Mustangs by going 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored.  

Team leaders

Batting averageKendra Falby .679Sydney Fowler .427
RBIsLarken Maseda 20Vanessa Neptune 23
Home runsLarken Maseda, Bella Sanchez 1Kinnah Kreidler 3
ERAMikayla Hoschak 3.50Ashley Altman 1.88
StrikeoutsMikayla Hoschak 66Sydney Fowler 99

Durant (25-3) at Bartow (17-2), 7:30

The Cougars are a combined 23-2 the past two seasons and enter the region semifinals on a nine-game win streak. That success is due in large part to an offense that is averaging 11 runs per game this year. Now comes the tough part. Durant faces the Yellow Jackets, who are ranked No. 2 in the classification and No. 4 overall in the state by MaxPreps. 

Team leaders

CategoryDurant Bartow
Batting averageShelby Allen .579Katelynn Oxley .402
RBIsEmily Smith 30Morgan Grubb 25
Home runsBricelyn Bedenbaugh, Emily Smith 4Morgan Grubb 5
ERAHaleigh Thomas 1.83Katelynn Oxley 0.75
StrikeoutsHaleigh Thomas 92Katelynn Oxley 281

Class 5A

Pasco (7-8)  at Auburndale (21-3), 7

After starting 2-6, the Pirates have won five of their last seven games, including victories over Wesley Chapel and Land O’ Lakes in the regular season and over Sumner in last week’s region quarterfinals. Mariah Bennett, Cat Durden and Kelsey Kadlub each had two hits against the Stingrays. The Bloodhounds, ranked No. 2 in the classification, have allowed just 22 runs all season. 

Team leaders

Batting averageCat Durden .429Kassidy Pontbriant .431
RBIsKelsey Kadlub 16Johnkiria Bland 22
Home runsKelsey Kadlub 3Kassidy Pontbriant 3
ERALaci Carter 4.08Gena Stutz 0.59
StrikeoutsLaci Carter 32Gena Stutz 127

Land O’ Lakes (21-7) at River Ridge (22-5), 7

This is the third meeting between the rivals. The Royal Knights won the previous two, including a 5-3, nine-inning thriller in the 5A-5 district final. In that game, Katey Hauschen hit a walkoff, two-run homer. Both dominated their region quarterfinal games to set up another matchup. River Ridge beat Osceola 10-3 and Land O’ Lakes blanked Seminole 8-0. 

Team leaders

CategoryLand O’ LakesRiver Ridge
Batting averageNehanda Lewis .479Brooke Blankenship .556
RBIsNehanda Lewis 38Sophie Johnson 33
Home runsNehanda Lewis, Hannah Purcell 3Brooke Blankenship, Sophie Johnson 6
ERAMia Fields 1.64Jordan Sheets 1.68
StrikeoutsMia Fields 53Victoria Nearing 86

Class 4A

Wesley Chapel (13-13) at Hernando (23-4), 7

The host Leopards won the previous two matchups this season, beating the Wildcats 6-5 in eight innings two months ago and 9-0 in the 4A-9 district title game two weeks ago. Hernando reached double digits in hits in both games. The Wildcats have a powerful offense, too. They scored 12 runs to upset Nature Coast in the 4A-9 semifinals and 15 in a win over Dunedin in last week’s region quarterfinals. 

Team leaders

CategoryWesley ChapelHernando
Batting averageAshley Garrison .478Solaris Genberg .471
RBIsAshley Garrison 30Olivia Townsend 36
Home runsKadence Means 6Olivia Townsend 5
ERAGabriella Gonzalez-Villegas 3.80Ava Braswell 1.52
StrikeoutsMakenna Rice 40Ava Braswell 65

Robinson (23-4) at Lake Region (17-11), 7:30

Both teams are ranked among the top six in the classification by MaxPreps (the Thunder are No. 6 and the Knights are No. 4). Robinson has won 12 of its past 13 games. The offense is a big reason for that success. The Knights have reached double digits in runs in nine of those games. 

Team leaders

CategoryRobinsonLake Region
Batting averageJordan Stephens .544Raelyn Roland .420
RBIsDestiny DeHoyos 43Kaley Fail 19
Home runsDestiny DeHoyos 10Raelyn Roland 3
ERAAlyssa Boorom 2.60Alex Wright 1.58
StrikeoutsOlivia Van Zandt 66Alex Wright 94

Class 3A

Cypress Creek (16-5) at Lakeland McKeel Academy (19-7), 4:30

The big matchup will be Coyotes pitcher Hailey Vazquez, who has a 1.20 ERA and 165 strikeouts this season, going up against a Wildcats offense that is averaging more than nine runs per game and has scored a combined 41 runs in the last three contests. 

Team leaders

CategoryCypress CreekMcKeel Academy
Batting averageMandy Schwartz .531Charli Warren .559
RBIs Mandy Schwartz 26Kyndal Cornelius 44
Home runsMandy Schwartz 11Kerissa Howell 5
ERAHaley Vazquez 1.20Annalyse Torres 3.68
StrikeoutsHaley Vazquez 165Skyler Hodges 116

Calvary Christian (21-5) at Academy of the Holy Names (19-5), 7

This has turned into one of the most competitive rivalries in the area. The teams met three times already this season. The Jaguars hold a 3-2 in the series so far this season, though both wins were decided by a run, including a walkoff, sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh in the 3A-11 district final two weeks ago. 

Team leaders

CategoryCalvary ChristianAcademy of the Holy Names
Batting averageLeah Jarnac .642Rachael Petrarca .500
RBIsLeah Jarnac 37Camryn Feast, Annabelle Sardja 19
Home runsLeah Jarnac 5Rachael Petrarca 2
ERAMalia Connelly 2.12Keala Hollenkamp 1.47
StrikeoutsMalia Connelly 62Annabelle Sardja 73

Class 2A

Holy Trinity Episcopal (13-9) at Seffner Christian (17-6), 5

The Crusaders have on a roll, winning seven straight and 11 of their last 12. Defense and pitching are big factors in Seffner Christian posting shutouts in the last four games. Keeping the Tigers off the scoreboard could be tough considering they are averaging more than 10 runs per game. 

Team leaders

CategoryHoly TrinitySeffner Christian
Batting averageShea Dimmer .612Anna Burnside .492
RBIsShea Dimmer 41Amber Rodriguez 26
Home runsShea Dimmer 10Shannon Kendall 3
ERAShea Dimmer 3.48Shannon Kendall 3.03
StrikeoutsCali Perillo 67Shannon Kendall 113

Academy at the Lakes (17-4) at Canterbury (19-9), 6

This is the fifth straight time the teams have met in the region semifinals. The Crusaders won the first three en route to making the state semifinals. The Wildcats won the last two during their state championship seasons (2018-19). Canterbury enters as the No. 1 ranked team in the classification according to MaxPreps. 

Team leaders

CategoryAcademy at the LakesCanterbury
Batting averageMolly Blackwood .444Payton Cushman .438
RBIsMolly Blackwood 23Morgen Talley 36
Home runsMolly Blackwood, Juliana Ries 1Morgen Talley 12
ERAKatie Ferguson 2.62Mackenzie Bergstrom 2.18
StrikeoutsSydney Klein 59Morgen Talley 109

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The PTP baseball players of the week



The fans’ pick

P Trenton Hawks, Jr., River Ridge

The two-sport star’s right arm has been a big reason the Royal Knights made the playoffs in football and baseball this season. 

As a quarterback, Hawks threw for more than 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns. 

In baseball, he became one of River Ridge’s most dependable starters on the mound.

Two weeks ago, Hawks threw a four-hit shutout with seven strikeouts in a 5A-6 district semifinal win over Freedom, then went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in a championship game win over Land O’ Lakes to take home the title.

Fans took notice. Hawks received more than 35 percent of the votes (218) to beat out Northeast’s Sean Melanson, who had more than 32 percent (203 votes). 

The PTP pick

P Sean Melanson, Sr., Northeast: Threw a one-hit shutout with seven strikeouts in a 5A-9 district semifinal win over Seminole that secured a playoff and eventually help the Vikings take home the title.   

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