Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Sports

HomeTeam Hot Shot

Each week, our HomeTeam staffers will nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover, then we turn the voting over to our readers. These nominations span Saturday, Sept. 28 through Friday, Oct. 4. The winners get a free T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in the area. Read up on what made our nominees stand out, then vote until noon Monday at tampabay.com/hometeam.

Female nominees

Claire Becker, Steinbrenner golf: Last year's district runnerup had one of the week's best rounds, a 36, to lead the Warriors to a 42-stroke victory over Wharton.

Ali Bronson, Hernando volleyball: With senior Kaitlyn Jones (knee) lost for the season, Bronson, a freshman outside hitter, had 14 kills and two aces in Wednesday's win over Weeki Wachee as the Leopards took first place in District 5A-7.

Hannah Brookover, Calvary Christian cross country: At the flrunners.com Invitational last week, Brookover took 10th (18:40) in the race of champions, the highest finish among county girls runners.

Alyssa Mathis, Bishop McLaughlin volleyball: The outside hitter, returning to the lineup from a leg injury, had 18 kills in a three-game sweep of district rival Seffner Christian. The San Diego State commitment had 23 kills against Indian Rocks Christian.

Anne Myers, Berkeley Prep swimming: The sophomore helped set two school records during the Bucs' eight-place finish at the 41-team Florida Swimming Pool Association meet last week. Myers was on the winning 200-yard medley relay and finished 11th in the 100-yard backstroke.

Michelle Turek, East Lake swimming: At the Florida Swimming Pool Association meet, she won the 100 free (51.35) and 200 free (1:49.19) to help the combined Eagles teams take third overall.

Male nominees

Marcus Allen, Weeki Wachee football: The junior had 211 passing yards and first-half touchdown passes of 50, 55 and 60 yards as the Hornets ended a four-game skid with a 21-20 win over Central.

CJ Cotman, Clearwater Central Catholic football: The freshman rushed for 145 yards on three carries, including a 99-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, that sealed a 35-14 victory over rival St. Petersburg Catholic.

Napoleon Maxwell, Admiral Farragut football: Against Calvary Christian, he rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns, and caught three passes for 70 yards and a touchdown in a 35-21 win.

Kevin Newman, Jesuit football: The junior running back had three touchdowns — two 1-yard runs and a 17-yarder — in the second quarter of a 49-16 district win against Spoto.

Glass Wilson, Ridgewood football: The sophomore ran 38 times for 218 yards and a touchdown as the Rams got their first win of the year, 30-28 over Wesley Chapel.

James Zentmeyer, Sickles cross country: The junior had a personal-best 5-kilometer run in 15 minutes, 58.70 seconds to win the boys' big-school race at the flrunners.com Invitational. The Gryphons finished third as a team.

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