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Shining with modesty

Hillsborough All-county team

From left, Durant’s Sara Demuth, Chamberlain’s Jamie Mera, Jesuit’s Connor Revord, Plant’s Joel Samaha, Alonso’s Alex Panteliodis, Brandon’s James Ramsay and Chamberlain’s Samantha Holle all reminisce about their memorable seasons, earning them each the distinction as a Times’ player of the year for their respective spring sport.

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From left, Durant’s Sara Demuth, Chamberlain’s Jamie Mera, Jesuit’s Connor Revord, Plant’s Joel Samaha, Alonso’s Alex Panteliodis, Brandon’s James Ramsay and Chamberlain’s Samantha Holle all reminisce about their memorable seasons, earning them each the distinction as a Times’ player of the year for their respective spring sport.

During our photo shoot with the county's spring sports athletes of the year two weeks ago on the beach at Davis Islands, we chatted up our stars to learn a little bit about each of them.

And what did we discover?

That most are a bit modest.

Given the chance (and we gave them plenty), none of them bragged about their accomplishments. Instead, each smiled as they fondly recalled their memorable seasons. And make no mistake, they were exactly that.

Several in the group set school records.

Two helped lead their squads to a final four.

Four won state titles.

Not long before we gathered for the group shot, a warm breeze blew in from the west and pushed the clouds to the side, allowing the sun to emerge for the first time in days. The moment seemed fitting.

After all, the sun had shined on each of these athletes all spring.

Hillsborough All-county team 06/01/08 [Last modified: Sunday, June 1, 2008 12:30am]
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