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Girls Tennis..................................................... page 6-7

Boys 19-21

Baseball........................................................ page 8-11

Girls 22-24 12-15 25-27

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GIRLS TENNIS By Lisa Branno Penwell

Girls Tennis Coach The tennis team wrapped up our season yesterday at the district tournament. We placed 4th in the district (behind Fort Myers, Venice, and N. Ft. Myers, but ahead of Charlotte, Riverdale, and Ida Baker). Our overall record was 7-3 for the season. We had our top four singles players advance to the district semi-finals; our #2 doubles team also advanced to the semi-finals. It was our best season in the four years that I’ve been coaching, especially with wins over our county rivals Charlotte and Lemon Bay!


Annamaria Belevitch Michelle Bifaretti Corrine Bresky Zoe Burkhart Nuha Jarrah Mckenzie Stewart Sarah Sutter Taylor Torres Sydney White

COACHES Lisa Branno Penwell Bob Branno

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Hunter Wilder Scotty McLean Kade Koerick Jordan Delcolle Tyler Zylstra Damien Ashley Eric Morales Trevor Bloom Micah Means Jon Pavone Tanner Bloom Mitch Derocher Will Hepner Ryan Lomski Andrew Rodriguez

COACH Rod Taylor

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This year for Pirate Boys Weightlifting team was a record breaking year. We won our first ever Regional Championship, as well as a third place finish at the state meet. Devin Leacock won his second consecutive state championship, as well as broke the all time FHSAA record for total weight lifted (880 lbs.), and broke the Clean and Jerk record (410 lbs.). Luidson Jeanty was a regional champion as well as a state runner up. Thomas Joyce was a regional runner-up and finished 9th at the state meet. Top Newcomers are freshmen, Timothy Murphy, Jakobe Morgan, Sean Morgan, and Junior Christian Clark.

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Brittany Ferrentino Suzanne Holt Ali Eugenius Seaaira Yiengst Azyah Dailey Jazlyn Embury Kalie Brethold Alexis Queior Taylor Innello Alexis Carpenter Nikki Kroush Jaiden Dabney Alyssa Allred

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GIRLS LACROSSE By Michelle Williamson

Girls Lacrosse Coach In a way, this season was a new beginning for Port Charlotte girls lacrosse—a new coach came to the program and 7 new players, who had never even picked up a stick before 2018, joined the team. Although the win-loss record (2-10) doesn’t reflect it, the team learned quickly and surprised its opponents with their skill, tenacity and huge heart. Our fielders put on a good show for us this season. The high scorer was Brooke Ollerenshaw with 23 goals, followed closely by Hannah Bruglio with more than 17 goals. Our top assisters were Leah Hopper and Brook Ollerenshaw. The groundball queen at PCHS is Leah Hopper with 67, and her royal court is Brooke Ollerenshaw with 41, and Hannah Bruglio and Faith Hyde with 23 each. In goal, we couldn’t have asked for more. Megan Flanagan rocked with an average .521 save percentage. She hit her best TWO nights at 70%. Remove the first two games, where everyone was learning how to play and shaking off the cobwebs, and she jumps to an average .621 save percentage. Not too shabby! She also played as a fielder for us this year, earning her first goal ever. Our backup goalies, Adrianna “AJ” Ottaway and Kylie Kaufman, did well for their first times in net. AJ Ottaway played in 2 games and had a save percentage of .346. Then, Kylie Kaufman took over the backup spot and did a great job earning a .470 save percentage. Megan did an awesome job helping train them and Kylie is looking forward to being a brick wall next season.


Brook Ollerenshaw Chloe Vanalstine Shaelyn Taylor Hannah Bruglio Leah Hopper Megan Flanagan Kimberly Grossano Adrianna Otway Shania Henry Paige Tarashuk Samantha Dibene Marissa Poulin Kayla Robbins Kylie Kaufman Ashley Morehouse Faith Hyde

This year’s awards recipients are:

Most Improved player Every player improves. Every week, the teams and individuals get better. Picking one player can be difficult, but most players and coaches can agree that one eventually does stand out as making the biggest leaps in the shortest amount of time, both in skills and understanding of the game. This year’s MIP is Shaelyn Taylor. Coach’s Award Every team hopes to have a player that embodies the spirit of the game and exemplifies that team’s goals. Someone who works harder than everyone else. She leaves everything on the field. Physically and emotionally, she is all in—a 100% effort from start to finish. She inspires us--pushing herself and, by example, everyone around her. In sports, as in any endeavor where emotions run high and physical demands can be nearly overwhelming, she is strong and can carry her team on her back and keep her teammates’ heads in the game. She doesn’t quit. This year, that player is Megan Flanagan. Scholastic Award This award is to honor the player who not only gives her all on the field, but also hits the books and proves jocks are smart, too. This year that player not only proves it, but owns it with a 4.107 weighted GPA—Brooke Ollerenshaw.

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Track and Field Coach The boys team placed third in the regionals while the girls team finished seventh. TJ Luther earned gold in the long jump and the triple jump at both the district and regional meet . Both of those events are new school records. Luther also qualified qualified for the state meet in the 100 meter dash. John Perez qualified for the state meet in the 1600 and also in the 3200. Perez anchored the 4x800 team. Jayden Edwards was second in the 800 at districts and was the lead leg for the 4x800 relay team. Nick Torres qualified for the state meet in the 110 hurdles and set a school record at the regionals. Joe Bishop ran legs on the 4x800 relay team. Tre-Quan Brightly ran the 300 hurdles and 110 hurdles along with a leg on the 4x400 relay team. Kristen Locker was the regional champion in the high jump event. She also has the fastest time in the 200 meter and the best long jump along with being the anchor on the 4x400 team which won the district. Also placing in the top three was Sariah Dempaire Salo-

mon in the discuss. Her distance of 124’6” was good for the school record. She also set a school record in the shot put with 37’11.5”. Kaelyn Griffiths qualified for the state meet in the triple jump. Isabella Reyes finished second in the 800 in districts. She also was the lead leg in the 4x800 and on the 4x400 which won the district. Abby Chambers had her season cut short because of an injury but was the original anchor in the 4x400. Jalynn Rockymore qualified for the regional meet in the 100 and was the lead leg on the 4x100 relay team. The 4x100 relay team set a school record with a time of 49.57 at the regional meet. Nicky Moss was the second leg on the 4x100 team and had her best jump of her career at the regional meet. Emmalee Lowe also suffered an injury that held her to only running in the relay events. She had best times in the 100, 200, and the 400. Emma Pritchett was the anchor leg on the 4x100 team that went to state and ran the 100 and 200. The 4x100 team broke the school record in the district meet and then broke that record at the regional meet. They nearly broke the record again as they qualified for the state meet.

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