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Madison Conway, swimming, Wiregrass Ranch
Shyanne Dove, golf, Mitchell
Bailey Hertenstein, cross country, Riverview
Kelsy Holbert, golf, Steinbrenner
Haydyn Gibson, golf, Osceola
Ashley Zagers, golf, Cambridge Christian
Blake Dyer, golf, St. Petersburg
Tyler Bakich, golf, Newsome
Emir Muratovic, swimming, Ridgewood
Brandon Swift, football, Palm Harbor University
Naejaun Jackson, football, Sunlake
Quentin Poteralski, football, Steinbrenner



Mon. March 17, 2014 | Times Staff

HomeTeam Hot Shots
A spotlight on the Times’ bay area players of the week.

Female Hot Shot: Corynn Miner, Farragut
Skinny: Last year, Miner started her high school career as a freshman and gave the Blue Jackets something it had been lacking: an ace. “Corynn kind of changed the whole story for us,” coach Linda Derk said. This season, Miner has the Blue Jackets eyeing a postseason berth. In a pivotal Class 3A, District 10 matchup last week, Miner mowed down St. Petersburg Catholic batters with efficiency, finishing with a one-hit shutout and nine strikeouts in a 2-0 victory.

Male Hot Shot: Flabio Garcia, Strawberry Crest
Skinny: The senior rightfielder helped lead the Chargers to their second straight Saladino Tournament semifinal appearance. He went 8-for-13, including three doubles and four RBIs, while scoring four runs. Garcia owns a .300 batting average and leads the Chargers in extra-base hits. “He is a big hitter,” coach Eric Beattie said during the tournament’s pool play. “He’s a four-year player for us, and he’s gotten better every year.”


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