Fort Myers Women’s Weightlifting Wins District; Palmetto Ridge fight wins region
Here’s a roundup of high school sports in Southwest Florida on Friday, January 21.
Fort Myers won its second straight Class 2A-District 14 women’s weightlifting title, compiling 94 team points overall, more than double second-place Mariner (43) on Friday afternoon.
“I think the biggest part or biggest contributing factor to being able to repeat is your senior leadership,” Green Wave coach Pat Casey said. “The girls we had on our team last year who were able to win this championship, bringing them back showing the other girls what it took in the weight room, you know, to come here and win again today.”
Casey and the Green Wave will look to continue their success at next week’s regional meet at Charlotte High.
“Very proud of the girls and what they’re able to accomplish,” Casey said. “They have worked all season for this moment and thanks to their efforts throughout the season, we are able to win the district championship today.”
Team scores: Fort Myers 94, Mariner 43, Cape Coral 39, Dunbar 27, Ida Baker 12, Island Coast 0.
Top Individuals with Total Lift
101: 1. Laci Malloy (CC) 175, 2. Finley Mitchell (FM) 165; 110: 1. Kristen Abrams (M) 225, 2. Somiya McIntosh (R) 205; 119: 1. Jillian Jacobs (FM) 295, 2. Kassidy Emerick (M) 240; 129: 1. Olivia Cabrera (FM) 285, 2. Lexi Consolazio (FM) 285; 139: 1. Sara Reidenbach (FM) 295 2. Heidi Kinsey (FM) 270; 154: 1. Milena Weigel (FM) 260, 2. Jasmine Jimenez (D) 240; 169: 1. Julia Knowler (FM) 320 2. Meadow Lowe (M) 245; 183: 1. Chanel Ferrer (CC) 375, 2. Maya Equality (FM) 335; 199: 1. Vivianna Pascal (R) 355, 2. Grace Basey 285; ONE : Jan Morillo, (FM) 290, 2. Sierra Norvell (IB) 280.
Palmetto Ridge 54, Osceola 20
Coach Blaine Ison and the Bears were crowned 3A regional champions at the FHSAA State Doubles Championships in Kissimmee after defeating Osceola on Friday night. After dropping Game 1 in the 138-pound division, Palmetto Ridge would win 10 of the next 13 games to seal the victory.
“I’m very proud of how our team prepared and executed today in our game,” Ison said.
The Bears will face 3A powerhouse South Dade in Saturday’s semifinals, a test Ison and his team are ready to face.
“We are fully prepared and ready to go to war tomorrow morning,” Ison said. “Opportunities like these are what make great moments. We know it won’t be easy to destroy a powerhouse like South Dade. We have to go out there and fight for every point and be ready to fight for a full 6 minutes if not more.
Napoli 70, Palmetto Ridge 67: The Eagles earned their fourth straight win by defeating the visiting Bears. Marques Leon was one of three double-digit Eagles with 21 points, followed by Ghaith Fakhoury (15) and Jonas Duclona (11). Iago Stanback led all scorers with 25 points for Palmetto Ridge in the loss.
“Another great win against Palmetto Ridge tonight,” Napoli coach Garret Hull said. “Hopefully we can keep that momentum going in the district tournament.”
South Fort Myers 55, Gate 42: Anthony Ferguson and Carson Daughtery combined for 36 points as the Wolfpack beat the Eagles. Ferguson led the way with 19 points, while Daughtery added 17.
Gulf Coast 66, East Lee 51: The Sharks dispatched their seniors in style, with a victory on senior night against the Jaguars. Gulf Coast was led by Sebastian Dosa with 21 points, Yohandry Ortiz with 17 and senior Alex Vazquez who, in his college opener, scored a three-pointer on senior night.
Barron Collier 58, Estero 21: The Cougars had three players who finished in double figures, dominating from start to finish against the Wildcats.
South Fort Myers 55, Entrance Gate 24: Purdue commitment Addison Potts led the Wolfpack with 17 points, while Dae Dae Johnson had 10.
Lehigh 53, Island Coast 23: No statistics provided.
Oasis 7, Gateway 0: Kerian Fields scored a hat trick for the Sharks in their win over the Eagles. Fields was one of four scorers for Oasis, followed by Mitch Williamson (2), Kevin Ortiz (1) and Eugenio Tapia-Rodriguez (1). In goal for the Sharks was Mason Ricker, who earned a clean sheet.
South Fort Myers 3, North Fort Myers 1: The Wolfpack ended their regular season with a win over the Knights, courtesy of three different scorers. Michael Viano, Cristian Galegas-Mencia and Lazaro Uz Uz all scored for South in the win.
Fort Myers 4, North Harbor 0: Giana D’Altrui scored a pair of goals, while Ava Lees and Kailani Cassazo each had a goal in the win over the Bobcats. D’Altrui added an assist, as did Allie Attuso.
Goaltender Calynn Crisman led the Green Wave to a blowout victory over the Bobcats.
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