VOLUSIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS REVIEW

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Track and baseball highlight area games

BY ANDREAS BUTLER
DAYTONA TIMES

Deltona’s Quenton Washington led all area medalists by placing third in the long jump in the Class 3A state championships.

Seabreeze’s Charles Nelson, who won the event last year finished 14th.  Nelson did medal by finishing fourth in the100m dash.

New Smyrna’s James Clark placed fifth in the 100m dash and sixth in the 200m dash.

Spruce Creek’s Allison Lambert placed fifth in the high jump at the Class 4A state championships.

Flagler Palm Coasts Kadeem Williams also medaled by finishing sixth in the 300m hurdles.

Teams advance to baseball playoffs
Nick Restuccia hit a ball that was misplayed by the right fielder that allowed three runs to score as Father Lopez rallied to edge Gainesville St. Francis 5-4 in the Class 3A opening round. Restuccia finished 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBIs while Jordan DeLucia was 2-for-3 for the Green Wave.

Kyle Marsh pitched a no-hitter as Spruce Creek shutout Flagler Palm Coast 1-0 in the Class 8A Regional Quarter Final. Austin Hays went 2-for-2 with a run scored and Chandler Rodriguez 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Hawks.

Melbourne rallied from a 4-1 deficit to beat Seabreeze 5-4 in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs. Anthony Campanella pitched a complete game for the Sandcrabs.

New Smyrna Beach beat Oviedo 4-2 in the Class 7A first round. The Barracudas won their first playoff game in 75 years dating back to 1937. Kasey Zakulansky went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Dylan Woods 1-for-1, Brandon Sopotnik had an RBI and Joey McKee got the win on the mound for NSB.

Deltona Trinity Christian topped Monticello Aucilla Christian 10-6 in the Class 2A Regional quarterfinal. Kenny Burkhead hit a grand slam and Joe Tolentino was 2-for-5 for Trinity.

Regional semifinal games
8A: Oviedo Hagarty (22-6) at Spruce Creek (24-4). The Hawks have beaten Hagarty three times this season. Nonetheless, they know they must be ready and play well.

7A: Winter Springs (27-1) at New Smyrna (16-11). A difficult task for the Barracudas.

3A: Father Lopez (14-9) at Gainesville P.K. Yonge (24-4).  A tough game for Lopez but the Green Wave are a tough team.

2A: Deltona Trinity (13-13) at Quincy Monroe Day (17-8). A winnable game for Trinity; the team has played a tough schedule.

All games were played May 10 after the Daytona Times’ deadline.

Calvary, Pine Ridge lose athletic directors
Calvary Christian Academy Athletic Director Jack Clark and Pine Ridge’s Athletic Director Larry Candeto are both leaving their respective schools.

Clark will become AD at Jacksonville Community Harvest. He also was the head girls’ basketball coach and softball coach at Calvary.

Another factor for his departure was the school restructuring its faculty and staff, which left his wife, Christi, without a job.

In the past, Clark was the athletic director at Warner Christian (1994-97), Jupiter Christian (1998-99), St Petersburg Keswick Christian (2000-01) and Tavares (2003-04).

Candeto is scaling back his workload to a 40-hour workweek so he can spend more time with family.
In the past, he was a head football coach at DeLand (2006-07) and an assistant football (1996-2005) coach there.

Spring football schedule
May 19: Father Lopez at Lake Mary Prep 10 a.m.

May 24: Matanzas at Warner, 7 p.m., Deltona at Winter Park, 7 p.m.

May 25: Spruce Creek at Mainland, 7 p.m., New Smyrna at Viera, 7:30 p.m., Atlantic at Pine Ridge, 7:30 p.m., Orlando Timber Creek at DeLand, 7 p.m., Kissimmee Poinciana at University 7 p.m., Deltona Trinity at Pierson Taylor, 7 p.m., Flagler Palm Coast at Jacksonville Bartram Trail, 7 p.m.
May 30: Seabreeze at Apopka, 7 p.m.

FHSAA web casting Championships
The Florida High School Athletic Association is streaming live the spring sports championships online. Baseball and softball championships will be streaming live at www.fhsaa.org. Check the website for dates, times and listings.

Middle school basketball
The Volusia county Middle school basketball championships will take place on May 24 at DeLand High School.

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