The Daily Feed — Aug. 6

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Wilken continues to shine in the minors

Former Bloomingdale standout Brock Wilken, who helped Wake Forest reach the semifinals of the World Series, has played well since being drafted in the first round by the Milwaukee Brewers (18th overall) last month.

After a strong performance in the Arizona Complex League, Wilken was promoted to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Brewers’ High Single-A affiliate.

On Friday, Wilken had his first hit in Single-A, a run-scoring single.

Cross country

Here are the top 10 area returners among girls runners. The list was put together by flrunners based on their personal records in 5K races.

TimeRunner, school
17:15.50Eliana Black, Cambridge Christian
18:04.20Madeleine Gear, Cambridge Christian
18:04.40Elizabeth Williamson, Academy of the Holy Names
18:39.80Abigail Williams, Sunlake
18:52.90Hannah Latif, Berkeley Prep
18:56.40Ava Schmitt, Wiregrass Ranch
19:01.77Elle Mehltretter, Osceola
19:03.18Avery Latto, Osceola
19:05.87Avery Pham, Cambridge Christian
19:18.40Alexia Tine, Riverview


Dragons aim for running back reinforcements

The biggest task for Jefferson in the offseason was finding a replacement for Nashaun Pryor.

That was a difficult job.

After all, Pryor rushed for 1,601 yards and 14 touchdowns last season.

The Dragons have decided to go about it with a group effort.

Among those sharing the workload is Ronnell Dubose. That diverse backfield will try to help Jefferson bounce back from 2-8 record that included eight straight losses to close out last season.

Fan votes for top team continue in each county

The fan votes, which started last month, continue with the semifinals in HernandoPasco and Pinellas and the quarterfinals in Hillsborough.

Voting lasts until 9 a.m. Monday in each county.

Trivia time

Test your knowledge of the running backs in Hillsborough County by taking the trivia challenge. 


Stat leaders

There are plenty of high-quality setters returning this season. Here are the area’s top eight in in assists from a yar ago.

AssistsPlayer, school
962Josie Hensley, CCC
844 Naomi Chinchar, Carrollwood Day
791 Taylor Parks, Calvary Christian
682Hannah Jantomaso, Keswick Christian
649Isabella Nunag, Springstead
548NaKia Reed, Sumner
506Brynn Farmer, Shorecrest
473Caroline Arnold, Academy of the Holy Names