SCHS wrestlers at FHSAA 3A states
Strawberry Crest’s Lex Strickland and Sebastian Fernandez competed at the FHSAA Class 3A State Championships, held in Kissimmee over the weekend.
Strickland was beaten by Fort Pierce’s Kevin Finn by fall (3:12) in the first round of the 170-pound tournament and then beat Southwest Miami’s Gabriel Vilchez by fall (2:28) in the first round of the third-place bracket. Strickland was eliminated from the tournament in the next round by sudden victory (2-0) against St. Johns-Creekside’s Hunter Brown.
Fernandez beat North Miami’s Gregory Pierrelouis by fall (1:46) in the first round of the 285-pound tournament, but was then sent to the third-place bracket when Fort Pierce’s Henry Jones beat him by fall (3:32) in the second round. Fernandez drew Miami-Dr. Krop’s Julius Weaver in the second round of the third-place bracket and won by fall (1:00). Miami-Columbus’s Derrick Hart then defeated Fernandez by fall (1:42) in the next round.
Durant, Crest players named to girls Senior Soccer Challenge team
Though the annual Hillsborough/Pinellas Senior Soccer Challenge games will not be played this year, the organizers still put together rosters to give top players from both counties their own all-star honors.
Hannah Kitrell and Kendall Drummond, both from Durant, and Strawberry Crest’s Kali Vician were named to the Hillsborough girls team’s all-star roster. No players from Plant City-area schools were named to the boys team’s all-star roster.
Durant hockey in SAHOF tourney this weekend
The Durant Cougars varsity hockey team has one more goal for the 2020-21 season.
The team, which recently finished its best-ever regular season and made it to the LHSHL championship game, will compete in the SAHOF State Championships in Estero this weekend. Durant head coach Todd Comunale told the Observer in February that the team set a goal to make it to the final game of the SAHOF tourney, so the journey to checking off that box will officially kick off on Friday.
The tournament will be held from Friday through Sunday at Hertz Arena. Visit sahofhockey.org/ssc for more information.