WOHS swimming and diving team takes Swim Metro Conference Championship … and more Southwest sports!

compiled by Lauren Salinero

The Diamond Resorts Invitational, benefiting Florida Hospital for Children, an event recognized as the most unique in golf, will feature five top LPGA players competing alongside 28 PGA Tour Champions legends and 48 entertainment and sports celebrities from Jan. 12-14, 2018.

Held at Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World, the tournament will be nationally televised on the Golf Channel all three days. It is the first PGA Tour Champions Challenge Season event of the 2018 calendar year and has raised more than $2.3 million for Florida Hospital for Children
since 2013.

For more information, visit drigolf.com.

The West Orange High School girls swimming and diving team wins the Swim Metro Conference Championship.

West Orange High School’s swimming and diving teams competed against eight other local high schools for the Swim Metro Conference Championship. Congratulations to the girls team for winning first place and the boys team for taking second.

Olympia High School’s baseball team hosted its annual golf tournament at Hawk’s Landing Golf Course. The fundraising event provided a fun day of 18 holes and included lunch. Proceeds from the tournament will help improve the baseball program’s facilities and other needs.

The SunRidge Middle School girls soccer team, led by coach Rachel Ridgeway, places second in the Orange County Public Schools Middle School Soccer Championships.

SunRidge Middle School’s boys soccer team, led by coach Alex Miranda, wins the Orange County Public Schools Middle School Soccer Championships.

The First Academy seniors (l. to r.) Kendrick Calilao, Dakoda Grove, Raymond Fields, Sydney Ellis and Asia Newsome sign National Letters of Intent.

Several student-athletes at The First Academy signed National Letters of Intent and committed to play their respective sports at their chosen colleges and universities. Kendrick Calilao will play baseball for the University of Florida. Sydney Ellis signed to play volleyball at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Raymond Fields will play baseball at the University of South Florida. Dakoda Grove committed to Rollins College to play baseball. Asia Newsome will play basketball for Rollins College. Congratulations to all of these seniors!

Jazz Blue Select team members (front, l. to r.) Collin Anthony, Brayden Badua, Preston Jones, Corey Shepard, Dylan Hodak, Djems Narcisse, (back, l. to r.) coach Larry Proventud, Jacob Proventud, Jojo Proventud and Luke Lakes win the Florida Basketball & Volleyball Association 13U boys basketball championship for the fall league in overtime, 68-63. Not pictured: head coach Larry Hutter.

Southwest residents and members of the Lake Cane Tennis Ninjas team of Shadow Bay Park prepare for their inaugural victory at the National Tennis Campus.

The First Academy, located at 2667 Bruton Blvd. in Orlando, will host The City Beautiful Invitational Basketball Tournament from Dec. 27-30.

The inaugural event will take place in TFA’s new state-of-the-art Cramer Family Field House and feature 16 teams from across Central Florida, the state and the country. Tip-off is at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, and the championship game will be played Dec. 30 at 8 p.m. General admission is $5 per day or $15 for a four-day ticket. Volunteer
opportunities, sponsorships and half-time performances are available.

For more information, visit www.thefirstacademy.org/blog/inaugural-basketball-tournament-to-take-over-tfa-orlando.

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