The Florida High School Athletic Association this week released the standings for the Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup for the end of fall sports, and a handful of Brevard County teams ranked highly among their classifications.
Cocoa was ranked third among Class 4A public schools with 18 points, and Holy Trinity was third among 4A private schools with 58. Private and public schools are separated in 3A and 2A. Merritt Island stood at 10th place with 25 points in Class 5A, which was led by Plantation American Heritage (90.5).
Schools are ranked based on points received for state, regional and district championships as well as finishing among the top 16 schools in the postseason. Points are deducted for sportsmanship violations and for rules violations.
Teams are ranked based on points for boys and points for girls. Holy Trinity’s boys had the highest standing from the area, accumulating 32 points for second among 4A private schools. The Cocoa girls were tied for fifth among 4A public schools with five points. Cocoa’s boys were third with 13.
The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches released new statewide rankings this week, and two Brevard County schools have teams among the top-5 in their classifications.
Florida Air’s boys team was third among Class 3A teams. The Falcons enter tonight’s home game against St. Edward’s at 14-0. The Holy Trinity boys (15-1) were fifth in 4A. The Tigers are home tonight against Melbourne Central Catholic.
In girls rankings, Florida Air was ranked third in 3A with a 10-3 record, while Melbourne Central Catholic was No. 8 at 10-4. Viera (15-3) was among teams receiving votes in 7A.
The inaugural Rachel Price Memorial Soccer Challenge will be Saturday in honor of the former Melbourne standout soccer player who was killed by a drunk driver last year.
The 3 vs. 3 soccer tournament will be held for ages 5 and older at Max K. Rodes Park in West Melbourne. Portions of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Rachel Price Scholarship Fund and the local chapter of MADD.
Price was named the 2011 Florida Today Girls Soccer Player of Year and was appointed to the 2011 U.S. U-18 women’s national team.
For information, visit challengesports.com.
Andres Zuluaga will hold kicking camps on the football field of Holy Trinity every other week beginning Jan. 9.
The cost is $20, and instruction will cover punting, kickoffs and field goals.
Zuluaga was the Holy Trinity kicking coach this past season. He can be contacted at 321-514-2686 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Eau Gallie Baseball Alumni Game will be Feb. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school’s baseball/softball complex.
The event is free to play or attend and will include a home run derby competition at 11 a.m. Registration will start at 10:30 a.m.