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Wed. September 12, 2012 | Joey Knight | Email

By the numbers
2 Consecutive days in which Plant City junior Kellyanne Hurst finished as low medalist for the Raiders girls golf team. Hurst shot 35 in Monday’s 161-177 loss to Steinbrenner at Heritage Harbor, and had 39 in Tuesday’s seven-stroke triumph against Durant at River Hills.

4 Steinbrenner girls golfers who eclipsed 40 in Tuesday’s 44-stroke win against Plant. Claire Becker and Kelsy Holbert each shot 37, one stroke better than Kayla Poff and Hannah Crosby.

5 Games needed to determine the latest volleyball throwdown between Clearwater Central Catholic and Tampa Prep. The host Terrapins dropped the first two games Tuesday before rallying for 25-23 and 26-24 wins in Games 3 and 4, respectively. CCC took the decisive game, 15-7.

No one beats them 16 years in a row …
According to veteran Sickles volleyball coach Rob Brashear, the Gryphons’ three-game victory against Plant in this past weekend’s Academy of the Holy Names Invitational was the program’s first — as in ever — against the Panthers. Sickles opened in 1997.

On pace for an eight-peat
If the early season is any sign, Jesuit’s golf team — fittingly nicknamed the Tigers — appears poised for an eighth consecutive district title. The Tigers, who won the season-opening East Lake Invitational, improved to 5-0 with Tuesday’s 35-stroke win against Freedom at Cheval. Senior Chet Ghioto’s 37 led the Tigers.

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Standout players from Tuesday night
Abby Zimroth, Tampa Catholic: The 5-foot-10 Crusaders freshman had a team-best 11 kills and added four aces in her team’s three-game romp of Indian Rocks Christian. Junior Rebecca Turbeville added seven kills and three blocks.

Rasmus Skjaerpe, Tampa Prep: The reigning Times’ male swimmer of the year for Hillsborough County won two individual events (100-yard butterfly, 100 breast) and swam on two winning relay teams in the Terrapins’ 202-59 romp of Tampa Catholic.

Terra Brooks, Strawberry Crest: The Chargers’ freshman middle blocker had 12 kills, five assisted blocks and three solo blocks in her team’s three-game sweep of Armwood.

John Nolte, Robinson: The Knights senior remained undefeated for his career in individual dual-match competition, winning the 50 and 500 freestyle events in Tuesday’s 116-43 romp of Lennard. Nolte also swam on two winning relay teams.

Carlye Owens, Sickles: The Gryphons setter had 28 assists and an ace in her team’s tight three-game triumph (26-24, 25-19, 25-21) against King. Teammate Paige Lee added eight kills, two aces and three digs.

Andreas Paloumpis, Hillsborough: The versatile Terrier won the 200 free and 100 fly, and anchored two victorious relay teams in the Hillsborough boys’ rout of Armwood and Jefferson in a tri-meet.

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