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Bob Putnam, Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons

HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Oct. 29-Nov. 4

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, Oct. 29 through Friday, Nov. 4. Read up on all of our nominees then vote until noon Monday.

Female nominees

Kaylie Butts, volleyball, Plant: The senior played a big role in the Panthers’ region final win over Oviedo Hagerty. She had seven kills and a team-high six blocks.

Courtney Coleman, swimming, Shorecrest: The senior won the 100 breast (1:09.63), swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:55.55) and anchored the winning 400 free relay(3:45.43) to lead the Chargers to their 13th straight team title at districts.

Brooke Duncan, swimming, Wesley Chapel: The sprinter was first in the 100 free (54.64), took second in the 50 free (25.58) and was on the second-place 400 free relay team (4:17.06) at districts.  

Chloe Grimme, swimming, Sunlake: The freshman, who was dominant throughout the postseason, took second in the 50 free (23.92) and fourth in the 100 free (52.61) at the Class 3A state meet. …

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Football picks, Week 11

Sunlake just missed out on the playoffs, losing in Monday's district tiebreaker, so they'll be looking to go out on top against River Ridge.

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Sunlake just missed out on the playoffs, losing in Monday's district tiebreaker, so they'll be looking to go out on top against River Ridge.

All games at 7:30 unless noted


Clearwater at East Lake

Rodney Page: East Lake 35-14

Bob Putnam: East Lake 28-14

Weeki Wachee at Springstead

Page: Springstead 42-7

Putnam: Springstead 31-13


Anclote at Central

Page: Central 28-10

Putnam: Central 31-24

Land O’Lakes at Fivay

Page: Land O’Lakes 21-17

Putnam: Land O’Lakes 27-14

Crystal River at Hudson

Page: Crystal River 35-12

Putnam: Crystal River 31-20

Zephyrhills at Pasco

Page: Zephyrhills 41-7

Putnam: Zephyrhills 35-10

Hernando at Ridgewood

Page: Ridgewood 16-14

Putnam: Hernando 21-20

River Ridge at Sunlake

Page: Sunlake 21-20

Putnam: River Ridge 28-14

Mitchell at Gulf, 7

Page: Mitchell 30-10

Putnam: Mitchell 42-6

Jesuit at Tampa Catholic, 7

Page: Jesuit 27-17

Putnam: Jesuit 28-20

Jefferson at Lennard

Page: Jefferson 26-14

Putnam: Jefferson 35-7

Armwood at Sickles

Page: Armwood 31-14

Putnam: Armwood 28-6

Berkeley Prep at Steinbrenner

Page: Steinbrenner 28-24

Putnam: Berkeley Prep 21-14

Brandon at Bloomingdale

Page: Brandon 23-21

Putnam: Bloomingdale 28-26

St. Petersburg Catholic at Carrollwood Day, 7

Page: Carrollwood Day 24-21

Putnam: St. Petersburg Catholic 27-21

Chamberlain at Wharton

Page: Chamberlain 18-17

Putnam: Wharton 24-20

Durant at King

Page: Durant 28-0 …

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State golf: Mitchell's Nick Gabrelcik top local finisher in 2A

On what was clearly a tough day to score, Mitchell freshman Nick Gabrelcik fell down the leaderboard in Wednesday’s second round of the Class 2A state tournament in Howey-in-the-Hills.

Gabrelcik shot 10-over 82 on the Mission Inn and Resort’s El Campeon course and finished with a two-day total of 73-82--155, good to tie for 13th. He had the best finish of any local player at the tournament.

Junior Cody Carroll of Middleburg shot even-par 144 and defeated junior Ignacio Arcaya of Orlando Bishop Moore in a playoff to win the individual championship. Arcaya shot a second-round 2-under 70, the only round under par in the 95-player field.

Freshman Panormitis Karatzas of Tarpon Springs shot 83 on Wednesday and finished 20th at 159. Senior Travis Wells of Sunlake finished tied for 21st with 160.

In the team competition, Jesuit shot a second-day total of 320, 19 shots better than the first round, and finished tied for fourth in the 16-team field with a score of 659. Junior Max White shot the Tigers’ low round of the day, 7-over 79.

Mitchell shot 704 and finished 11th. Nature Coast was 14th with a 781.

American Heritage won the team title with a score of 604. …

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State football poll, Week 11

The Associated Press top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings. Area teams in bold:

Class 8A
   Record    Pts    Prv 
 1. Apopka (13)   9-0          130    1     
 2. Kissimmee Osceola   10-0        116    2     
 3. Charles Flanagan   8-1          96      3     
 4. Vero Beach   8-0          84      4     
 5. Deerfield Beach   8-1          72      7     
 6. Sanford Seminole   9-0          68      6     
 7. Park Vista Community   9-0          48      8     
 8. Miami Southridge   6-2          40      9     
 9. Christopher Columbus Catholic   6-3          22      NR   
10. Coral Gables   7-1          20      5     
Others receiving votes: Sarasota Riverview 14, Sandalwood 3, Spruce Creek 2. …

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