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CLASS OF THE COUNTY

DANIEL TOSCA, Durant baseball: He helped the Cougars win the first Western Conference tournament last week. In the five-inning 11-1, championship game win over Armwood, he was 3-for-4 at the plate with two home runs and five RBI. His solo 415-foot shot in the seventh gave Durant a 4-3 semifinal win over Jefferson.

LISA CARLOCK, Bloomingdale girls tennis: She recorded upset wins over Plant City's No. 1 seed, Lakshmi Venkiteswaren (1-6, 6-1, 6-2) and Brandon's No. 2 seed Jessellee Cuaresma (4-6, 6-3, 6-4) to win the Class 6A, District 6 title at No. 1 singles. She also won the Class 6A, Region North III title with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Melbourne's Anna Varlamov.

JESSICA SILVER, Sickes softball: Her .556 batting average is the best in Hillsborough County. In the Gryphons' 6-5 Western Conference semifinal win over Gaither on Thursday, she scored one run and drove in two.

BOBBY KRUEGER, Plant City boys tennis: He extended his season record to 14-0 in winning the Class 6A, District 6 and Region North III titles at No. 2 singles last week. The Raiders won both meets. He was awarded a default win in the semifinals and beat Tampa Bay Tech's Ketan Patel 6-1, 6-2 in the finals. In the regional final he defeated Melbourne's Caleb Michaud 6-2, 6-0.

PREVIOUS WINNERS: Softball _ Gaither: Jill Matthew; King: Kiki Trowell; East Bay: Staci Milton, Mandy Schuerman; Seminole Presbyterian: Jennifer Cainas; Tampa Prep: Laura Csere; Baseball _ Brandon: Todd Burney; Chamberlain: Lou Murphy; Jesuit: Michael Burruezo; Tampa Catholic: Adam Lowe; Tampa Bay Tech: Edward Kain, Steven Williams; Track - Girls: Bloomingdale: Katie Morgan; Gaither: Desiree Barcomb; Plant: Caroline Annis; Tampa Bay Tech: Kendriya Johnson; Boys: Hillsborough; Willie Humphrey; Plant City: Robert Mincy; Golf - Boys: Sean Zaharakes.

_ Class of the County members are chosen by Times staff writers. Nominations can be submitted by coaches only to Joey Johnston (226-3353) or Terry Jones (684-2457) no later than 9 a.m. on Monday.

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