HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Jan. 21-27
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, Jan. 21 through Friday, Jan. 27. Read up on all of our nominees then vote until noon Monday.
Alyssa Conarton, soccer, Bloomingdale: The sophomore scored the winning goal in the 76th minute to defeat Countryside in the Class 4A region quarterfinal.
Breaunna Dailey, soccer, Largo: The junior forward scored all three of the Packers’ goals in a 3-1 win over Robinson in the Class 3A region quarterfinal.
Bailey Hern, soccer, Wesley Chapel: The senior scored the winning goal with four minutes left to defeat Hudson 4-3. It was her 33rd goal of the season.
Katrina Lenis, soccer, Carrollwood Day: The junior scored three goals in the final 15 minutes to help the Patriots defeat St. Petersburg Catholic 3-2 in the Class 2A region quarterfinal.
Mia Thielbar, soccer, Land O’Lakes: Down 2-1 to Pasco in the second half, Thielbar scored two goals to help the Gators win 3-2 in the Class 3A region quarterfinals. A senior, she had only one career goal for Land O’Lakes.
Allyssa Woodring, soccer, Palm Harbor University: The senior scored the lone goal in overtime to help the Hurricanes defeat Sarasota Riverview 1-0 in the Class 5A region quarterfinal. She converted a 20-yard free kick in the second 10-minute overtime period.
Tim Gyenis, soccer, Jesuit: The senior keeper came up big on pressure-packed penalty kicks to help the Tigers hold off Jefferson 2-1 (5-3 PKs) for the 3A-9 district title.
Ervin Ikanovic, soccer, Northeast: The senior scored his 31st goal of the season in the final three minutes of regulation to lead the Vikings to a 2-1 victory over Countryside in the Class 4A, District 10 championship.
Kaine McColley, basketball, Nature Coast: The 6-foot-5 senior guard finished with 21 points and the game-winning free throws in the final two seconds of regulation to lead the Sharks in a 55-53 win over Mitchell to remain undefeated.
Tariq Michael, soccer, Sunlake: The senior had key goals in the 2-0 semifinal victory over Fivay and the 1-0 win over River Ridge that secured the Seahawks’ sixth straight district title.
Adrian Olivo, soccer, Plant City: The sophomore didn’t play in regulation or two overtimes against Strawberry Crest. No matter. When it came to the winning PK, he was on the money as the Raiders won the 5A-6 district title.
Bajram Tufekcic, soccer, Boca Ciega: The junior had had an assist, then a goal of his own in the Pirates’ 3-2 victory over Osceola for their second district title in three years.