HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for March 29-April 4



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Sat. April 5, 2014 | Times Staff

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, March 29 through Friday, April 4. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in the area. Read up on all of our nominees then vote until noon Monday.

Female nominees
Grace Curren, Hernando tennis:
The sophomore dethroned Pasco senior Mady Johnson as the district champion, beating the Pirate 6-4, 7-5 at No. 1 singles in Class 2A, District 7.

Jerosan Fletcher, Gibbs track: The senior was dominant at the Pinellas County Athletic Conference meet, winning four events: the 100 (12.71), 200 (26.02), 400 (58.29) and the long jump (17-3.5).

Alexis Franco, Largo tennis: The sophomore, in her first year on varsity, won the 3A-10 district championship at No. 1 singles with a 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) win over Lakewood Ranch’s Ashley Bongart to automatically qualify for state.

Kylie Moulin, Newsome tennis: Moulin earned two automatic state berths by beating Lakeland George Jenkins’ Taylor Oliver 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles in the Class 4A, District 6 tournament. Then she teamed up with fellow freshman Tess Studdiford to win No. 1 doubles.

Nikki Sedivy, Gulf softball: The senior was instrumental in topping district powerhouse River Ridge and locking up the No. 2 spot in 5A-8. She had two RBIs in the 3-2 victory.  

Alea White, Cambridge Christian softball: The sophomore struck out 14 in the Lancers’ 3-1 victory against district foe Academy at the Lakes on Thursday. White (9-4) has 176 strikeouts and a 1.36 ERA.

Male nominees
Steven Chamblee, Plant baseball:
The senior shortstop and right-hander threw a complete-game shutout against district rival Alonso, giving up four hits and striking out four in the 11-0 win. Chamblee (5-1) has a 0.78 ERA in 44.2 innings pitched.

Palmer Evans, Jesuit tennis: The junior beat Tampa Catholic’s Richard Golinello 3-6, 6-3, 10-6 at No. 1 singles as Jesuit won the 2A-9 district. The Tigers, who have won nine district titles this school year, swept the singles and doubles finals.

Andrew Llewellyn, Countryside track: The distance specialist completed a quadruple at the PCAC meet, anchoring the winning 4x800 relay (8:22.77) and taking first in the 800 (2:01.15), 1,600 (4:28.78) and 3,200 (10:11.78).

Jake Poore, Land O’Lakes track: The senior won the 3,200 in an SAC meet-record 9:35.19 and helped the 4x800 relay team set another meet mark of 8:28.35 as the Gators won their third straight conference title.

Jamaree Ried, Anclote track: The senior also set two meet records in the SAC meet, winning the 110 (15.24) and 300 hurdles (39.93).

Matt VanJelgerhuis, Largo baseball: The senior (3-3) threw a complete-game no hitter in a 3-0 win over Lakewood on Tuesday, a bright spot for the 5-14 Packers.

Voting is now closed.


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