HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Dec. 3-9
Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, Dec. 3-9. Read up on all of our nominees then vote until noon Monday.
Rachel Dirks, soccer, Osceola: The Warriors’ top scorer had four goals in the first half of an 11-0 win over Bradenton Southeast. The junior now has 21 goals this season.
Tanyia Gordon, basketball, Tampa Catholic: The sophomore scored 14 points and stepped up in the second half when star Alise Davis ran into foul trouble during the Crusaders’ 70-52 win over district rival Academy of the Holy Names.
Jenny Luna, soccer, Pasco: The junior notched two goals, including the go-ahead one, against Class 3A, District 7 foe Wesley Chapel, the only team to hand the unbeaten Pirates (11-0-1) a tie this season. Pasco went on to win 5-3.
Aleyah Proper, basketball, Mitchell: The senior scored 11 points in a win over Sunlake and 18 points in a win over Pasco. She averages 14.7 points per game.
Shannon Snyder, soccer, Plant: The sophomore had the lone goals in ties against fellow district heavyweights Palm Harbor University and Steinbrenner this week. The Panthers (5-0-4) head into the winter break second behind PHU, ranked No. 4 in the nation by MaxPreps, in Class 5A-7.
Alysha Vidal, basketball, Canterbury: The sophomore had 15 points, four rebounds and four steals in a 56-8 win over Universal Academy that snapped a two-game losing streak for the Crusaders.
Austin Agazarm, wrestling, Gulf: The junior won the 126-pound class by scoring a major decision, a pin, a 12-4 win in the semifinals anda second-period pin in the final at the Peter Barker Invite.
Bryce Beamer, basketball, Sickles: The 6-foot-6 senior scored a team-high 21 points in a 58-38 win over previously unbeaten Wharton to help the Gryphons take control of the top seed in Class 8A, District 8.
Isaiah Ramsey, basketball, Wesley Chapel: The freshman, who leads the Wildcats in scoring, had his best game of the season against Fivay, scoring 26 points in a 61-59 victory.
Jalen White, basketball, Lakewood: The Boca Ciega transfer scored a team-high 28 points in a 67-62 win over rival Gibbs that gives the Spartans sole possession of first place in Class 6A, District 11.
CJ Williams, basketball, Countryside: The junior guard finished with 17 points, five assists, five steals and five rebounds in a 64-57 win over St. Petersburg in a key Class 8A, District 10 game.
Myikel Wilson, basketball, Chamberlain: The junior had a team-high 25 points in a 65-63 win over Alonso and added 14 in a 44-37 win over Brandon to help the Chiefs stay undefeated.
Voting is now closed.