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Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, March 29 through Friday, April 4. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights. Read up on all of our nominees then vote until noon Monday at

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Grace Curren, Hernando tennis: The sophomore dethroned Pasco senior Mady Johnson as Class 2A, District 7 champion at No. 1 singles 6-4, 7-5.

Jerosan Fletcher, Gibbs track: The senior won four events at the Pinellas County Athletic Conference meet: the 100 meters (12.71), 200 (26.02), 400 (58.29) and long jump (17-31/2).

Alexis Franco, Largo tennis: The sophomore won the Class 3A, District 10 No. 1 singles title 1-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5) over Lakewood Ranch's Ashley Bongart to automatically qualify for state.

Kylie Moulin, Newsome tennis: She earned two automatic state berths by beating Lakeland George Jenkins' Taylor Oliver 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles in the Class 4A, District 6 tourney. Then she teamed with Tess Studdiford to win No. 1 doubles.

Nikki Sedivy, Gulf softball: The senior had two RBIs in a 3-2 win over rival River Ridge that locked up the No. 2 spot in Class 5A, District 8.

Alea White, Cambridge Christian softball: The sophomore struck out 14 in a 3-1 district victory against Academy at the Lakes on Thursday. White (9-4) has 176 strikeouts and a 1.36 ERA.

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Steven Chamblee, Plant baseball: The senior right-hander gave up just four hits in a complete-game 11-0 win over district rival Alonso.

Palmer Evans, Jesuit tennis: The junior beat Tampa Catholic's Richard Golinello 3-6, 6-3, 10-6 at No. 1 singles as Jesuit won the Class 2A, District 9 tourney by sweeping the finals.

Andrew Llewellyn, Countryside track: The distance specialist completed a quadruple at the Pinellas County Athletic Conference meet, taking first in the 800 (2:01.15), 1,600 (4:28.78) and 3,200 (10:11.78), then anchoring the winning 4x800 relay (8:22.77).

Jake Poore, Land O'Lakes track: The senior won the 3,200 in a Sunshine Athletic Conference meet-record 9:35.19 and helped the 4x800 relay set another meet mark (8:28.35) as the Gators won their third straight conference title.

Jamaree Ried, Anclote track: The senior set two Sunshine Athletic Conference meet records in winning the 110 (15.24) and 300 hurdles (39.93).

Matt VanJelgerhuis, Largo baseball: The senior (3-3) threw a 3-0 no-hitter against Lakewood on Tuesday for the 5-14 Packers.