Temple Heights pitcher Ryan Pressly threw a perfect game Saturday leading the Eagles to a 10-0 victory over Keswick Christian. Pressly, a junior right-hander, struck out 10, two in each inning of the game, which was stopped after Temple Heights made it 10-0 in the bottom of the fifth. Pressly, who improved his record to 2-0, also tripled for the Eagles (2-1).
When school is done for summer, so will the rules governing high school athletes. The Florida High School Activities Association decided Saturday to stop regulating the activities of high schools and their athletes from June 1 to Aug. 9 (when fall sports practice begins). Only football will still be regulated. Previously, the FHSAA had rules for the summer, including a ban on athletes practicing together with their coach. But FHSAA commissioner Ron Davis said the rules were difficult to enforce and sometimes blocked high school coaches from coaching non-scholastic teams. With the new decision, football players can meet over the summer, but without pads, helmet or any physical contact. In other news, at its annual meeting Saturday, the FHSAA Board of Directors rejected a motion to allow a vote of high school principals to decide whether separate playoffs should be held for public and private schools.
Martavious Houston scored 28 points to lead Lauderdale Lakes Boyd Anderson to a 75-57 victory over Orlando Boone for the Class 5A state championship Saturday. In Class 3A, Jacksonville Ribault became only the second school to sweep both boys and girls state titles with a 64-54 victory over Naples Lely. Ben Fleming and Torrance Archie combined for 31 points for the Trojans. Ocala Vanguard in 1982 is the only other school to win both titles. In Class A, Brian Lamb scored 38 points to lead Tallahassee Florida A&M High School to a 67-54 victory over Eatonville Wymore, giving the Baby Rattlers their fourth state championship.