Locals made All-State hoops teams; baseball, softball playoffs
COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER
Atlantic’s Ronnie Williams and Destiny Woodward were named to the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches/SourceHoops.com Class 4A All-State First Team.
Williams, a senior forward/center, averaged 20.3 points, 10.7 rebounds, 3.1 blocks and 3.2 steals per game for the Sharks this past season. She was also a McDonald’s All-American.
Woodward, a junior point guard, posted averages of 16.5 points, 4.5 assists and 3.9 steals for the Sharks, who made the Class 4A semi-finals.
Father Lopez’s Shannon Crenshaw, Ashley Folsom and Simone Brown were named to the Class 3A All-State Team. The three helped the Green Wave win a state title.
Crenshaw, a senior point guard, tallied 21 points, five assists and five steals a contest for Father Lopez.
Folsom, a senior forward/center, put up 19 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks and three steals per contest for the ‘Wave. She also was named MVP of the Class 4A championship game.
Brown, a senior guard/forward, averaged 16 points, nine rebounds and three assists per game for Lopez.
Spring football game schedule
High schools around the state can officially begin spring football practices and drills on May 1. Here is the spring games schedule for local schools.
May 18: Lake Mary Prep at Father Lopez, 10 a.m.
May 22: Seabreeze at Titusville Astronaut, 7 p.m.; Pine Ridge at Eau Gallie, 7 p.m.
May 23: Atlantic at Warner, 7 p.m.; Harvest Community at Trinity, 7 p.m.
May 24: DeLand at Orlando Boone, 7 p.m. New Smyrna Beach at Palm Beach Central, 7 p.m.; Taylor at Deltona, 7 p.m., Jacksonville Bartram Trail at Flagler Palm Coast, 7 p.m.; Spruce Creek at Orlando Colonial, 7:30 p.m.
May 25: University at Mainland, 10 a.m.
Lopez advances in playoff
Heavy rains last week postponed many high school baseball state playoff games.
Sam Shields pitched a complete game shutout and struck out 10 batters to lead Father Lopez to a 2-0 win over St John’s Country Day to open the Class 3A playoffs on Monday. Brandon Leohner had an RBI triple and Joe Skinner had two hits for the Green Wave. Lopez faced Gainesville P.K. Yonge in the regional semi-finals after the Daytona Times’ Wednesday press time.
Seabreeze lost to unbeaten Melbourne (26-0) 9-2 in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs on Monday. Dale Tanguilig had an RBI single for the Sandcrabs.
New Smyrna Beach fell to Oviedo 3-0 in the Class 7A Regional Quarterfinals on May 4. Brandon Amendolare went 1-for-2 and Trey Johnston 1-for-3 for NSB.
Flagler Palm Coast managed just two hits in a 2-0 loss to Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley in the first round of the Class 8A playoffs.
Deltona Trinity Christian Academy (2A) and Pierson Taylor (1A) were to open the playoffs in their respective classifications on Tuesday.
Taylor softball makes Final Four
Pierson Taylor topped Baldwin 11-7 to win the Region 4-1A title on Monday.
The win propelled the Wildcats to the Class 1A Final Four. It’s the first Final Four appearance for Taylor since 1994.
The Wildcats held off two big rallies by the Indians. Taylor led 5-0 and 7-5 in the ballgame before Baldwin come back.
Dayle Flynt had three RBIs and Candy Halsey two RBIs for Taylor. Taylor faced Liberty Bristol County in the Class 1A Semi-Finals in Vero Beach on Wednesday.
Prep Sports Seven baseball
1. *Seabreeze (17-9); 2. *New Smyrna (17-8 or 19-8); 3. University (19-6); 4. Spruce Creek (16-10); 5. *Taylor (20-6); 6. *Father Lopez (15-11); 7.*Trinity (13-10-1); *Flagler Palm Coast *(13-12). * denotes playoff team.