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VIDEO: Bruce Judson talks state championship win
VIDEO: Cocoa High’s Bruce Judson talks after a 31-17 win in the 4A state championship. Video by Tyler Vazquez. Posted Dec. 8, 2016.
Flashback: 2009 Cocoa-Bolles game was a classic
The two teams that meet Thursday for the 2016 Class 4A state title had an instant classic OT game in 2009.
Watch Astronaut’s Tristan Schultheis 7’2″ high jump
Astronaut’s Tristan Schultheis clears the high jump bar at 7′ 2″ for a new school record. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted March 18, 2016
Video: Viera QB Hayden Kingston on the team’s 1st playoff win
Video: Viera QB Hayden Kingston talks about the team’s 1st playoff win and what comes next. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted Nov 14, 2015.
VIDEO: Eau Gallie’s Chase Smith
Commodores senior returned INT for TD in Thursday win over Bayside. Video by Brian McCallum. Posted Oct. 4, 2015.
Video: New Scoreboard Installed at Panther Stadium
Palm Bay Magnet and Florida Tech fans will see a brand new scoreboard when they attend their next game at Panther Stadium. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted October 30, 2015.
Melbourne coach Mike Soliven dances the “dab’
Melbourne boys basketball coach Mike Soliven celebrates his team’s victory over Bartow in the regional finals by dancing the dab for his team. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted Feb. 20, 2016.
Shane Stewart on winning district wrestling
Stewart won at 138 and Palm Bay won team title. Video by Brian McCallum. Posted Feb. 18, 2016.
Heritage baseball having best season
The Panthers have a goal of a winning season for the first time in Heritage High history. Video by Brian McCallum. Posted March 29, 2016.
VIDEO: Quinn Lowdermilk talks MCC lacrosse to FLORIDA TODAY.
VIDEO: After an 18-3 victory over Holy Trinity, MCC’s Quinn Lowdermilk discusses lacrosse. Video by Tyler Vazquez. Posted on March 11, 2016.
Macoyah Barry of Heritage girls basketball
Barry’s deafness doesnt slow her athletic career. Interpreters help her communicate. Video by Brian McCallum. Posted Feb. 1, 2017.
Video: Viera gets district 6-4A girls soccer trophy
Viera defeated Melbourne, 2-1, in double OT on Friday. Video by Brian McCallum. Posted Jan. 15, 2015.
Melbourne basketball coach Mike Soliven talks about earning a final four spot
Melbourne basketball coach Mike Soliven talks about defeating Bartow to earn a spot in the Class 7A finals next week in Lakeland. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted Feb. 20, 2016.
Melbourne High’s Jayden Jackson vs. Bayside
Melbourne High’s Jayden Jackson talks about win against Bayside. Video by Carl Kotala, for FLORIDA TODAY Posted Oct. 21, 2016
Merritt Island’s Jimmy Batch on hurdling
Batch is a state-placing hurdler and Merritt Island’s quarterback. Video by Brian McCallum. Posted March 31, 2016.
Melbourne High boys lose to Blanche Ely
Melbourne High basketball team loses in Class 7A semifinals against Blanche Ely. Posted Feb. 26, 2016. Photos by Craig Bailey.
Video: Cocoa head coach John Wilkinson
Cocoa head coach John Wilkinson talks about the youth of his team this season and the progress they’ve made. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted Ocr 23, 2015
Melbourne Sr. Greg Durham on his tennis season
Durham talks expectations and his Naval Academy appointment. Video by Brian McCallum. Posted March 24, 2016.
Sights and Sounds: Melbourne High Football
Sights and sounds from football practice at Melbourne High School. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted Aug. 10, 2016.

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It’s time to vote for the high school athlete of the week. Included in this week’s vote are basketball, soccer and wrestling. Vote at floridatoday.com/sports. Voting stays open until noon on Thursday.

Here are the nominees:

Bryce Poppell, Palm Bay wrestling

Poppell was named the outstanding wrestler for the upper weights as he won his Cape Coast Conference 160-pound title on Saturday. He won twice by pin and once by major decision, improving to 44-3.

Alasia Spivey, Melbourne girls basketball

Spivey grabbed 15 rebounds in Thursday’s Class 8A regional quarterfinal game against Lake Minneola. The Bulldogs won, 65-53, improving to 23-3. Spivey also scored nine points.

Jordan Tomberlin, Merritt Island girls soccer

Tomberlin made 11 saves on Friday in a 2-0 defeat of Plantation American Heritage in a Class 3A state semifinal soccer game. The Mustangs improved to 21-0-1 and advanced to the championship game.

Timothy Tran, Bayside wrestling

Tran was named the top wrestler among lighter weight competitors at the Cape Coast Conference tournament. The 113-pound champion improved to 32-6, won twice my pin and once by major decision.

Nick Wilson, Merritt Island lacrosse

Wilson scored 18 goals in two games last week. In 19-9 win over Edgewood, he scored 12 as the Mustangs improved to 2-0. In a season-opening 16-4 win over Sebastian River, Wilson scored six times.

VIDEO: Bruce Judson talks state championship win
VIDEO: Cocoa High’s Bruce Judson talks after a 31-17 win in the 4A state championship. Video by Tyler Vazquez. Posted Dec. 8, 2016.
Flashback: 2009 Cocoa-Bolles game was a classic
The two teams that meet Thursday for the 2016 Class 4A state title had an instant classic OT game in 2009.
Watch Astronaut’s Tristan Schultheis 7’2″ high jump
Astronaut’s Tristan Schultheis clears the high jump bar at 7′ 2″ for a new school record. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted March 18, 2016
Video: Viera QB Hayden Kingston on the team’s 1st playoff win
Video: Viera QB Hayden Kingston talks about the team’s 1st playoff win and what comes next. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted Nov 14, 2015.
VIDEO: Eau Gallie’s Chase Smith
Commodores senior returned INT for TD in Thursday win over Bayside. Video by Brian McCallum. Posted Oct. 4, 2015.
Video: New Scoreboard Installed at Panther Stadium
Palm Bay Magnet and Florida Tech fans will see a brand new scoreboard when they attend their next game at Panther Stadium. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted October 30, 2015.
Melbourne coach Mike Soliven dances the “dab’
Melbourne boys basketball coach Mike Soliven celebrates his team’s victory over Bartow in the regional finals by dancing the dab for his team. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted Feb. 20, 2016.
Shane Stewart on winning district wrestling
Stewart won at 138 and Palm Bay won team title. Video by Brian McCallum. Posted Feb. 18, 2016.
Heritage baseball having best season
The Panthers have a goal of a winning season for the first time in Heritage High history. Video by Brian McCallum. Posted March 29, 2016.
VIDEO: Quinn Lowdermilk talks MCC lacrosse to FLORIDA TODAY.
VIDEO: After an 18-3 victory over Holy Trinity, MCC’s Quinn Lowdermilk discusses lacrosse. Video by Tyler Vazquez. Posted on March 11, 2016.
Macoyah Barry of Heritage girls basketball
Barry’s deafness doesnt slow her athletic career. Interpreters help her communicate. Video by Brian McCallum. Posted Feb. 1, 2017.
Video: Viera gets district 6-4A girls soccer trophy
Viera defeated Melbourne, 2-1, in double OT on Friday. Video by Brian McCallum. Posted Jan. 15, 2015.
Melbourne basketball coach Mike Soliven talks about earning a final four spot
Melbourne basketball coach Mike Soliven talks about defeating Bartow to earn a spot in the Class 7A finals next week in Lakeland. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted Feb. 20, 2016.
Melbourne High’s Jayden Jackson vs. Bayside
Melbourne High’s Jayden Jackson talks about win against Bayside. Video by Carl Kotala, for FLORIDA TODAY Posted Oct. 21, 2016
Merritt Island’s Jimmy Batch on hurdling
Batch is a state-placing hurdler and Merritt Island’s quarterback. Video by Brian McCallum. Posted March 31, 2016.
Melbourne High boys lose to Blanche Ely
Melbourne High basketball team loses in Class 7A semifinals against Blanche Ely. Posted Feb. 26, 2016. Photos by Craig Bailey.
Video: Cocoa head coach John Wilkinson
Cocoa head coach John Wilkinson talks about the youth of his team this season and the progress they’ve made. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted Ocr 23, 2015
Melbourne Sr. Greg Durham on his tennis season
Durham talks expectations and his Naval Academy appointment. Video by Brian McCallum. Posted March 24, 2016.
Sights and Sounds: Melbourne High Football
Sights and sounds from football practice at Melbourne High School. Video by Craig Bailey. Posted Aug. 10, 2016.

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