SPORTS: 2016 Spring All-Area picks

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Aaron Robinson-Central Baseball

Aaron Robinson-Central Baseball

Baseball Pitcher of the Year

Aaron Robinson, Central

Senior right-hander went 10-2 with a 1.20 ERA to lead the Jaguars to their first-ever trip to the state tournament. Robinson was the bellcow for the Jags this year, getting the ball in every big game, including the state semifinal game against Lafayette. He struck out 126 batters in 81 and two-third innings and recorded two shutouts.

Jaguars have achieved program history but remain hungry

Branden Fryman Tate Baseball

Branden Fryman Tate Baseball

Baseball Hitter of the Year

Branden Fryman, Tate

Fryman’s hard work placed him in discussion for best SS in Florida after his play throughout the entire season as Tate captured a District 1-7A title and two tournament championships (Aggie Classic, Ocoee Tournament). As a key leader in Tate’s run to the regional finals, Fryman connected for 35 hits (.393 average) which included 14 RBI. Fryman scored 26 runs, led the Aggies in stolen bases (11) and accounted for five doubles. Fryman was named to the All-State first team.

WATCH: Casual Chats with Tate baseball

Jaime Rigdon-Pensacola High School Baseball

Jaime Rigdon-Pensacola High School Baseball

Baseball Coach of the Year

Jamie Rigdon, Pensacola High

Rigdon engineered a complete turnaround of the Pensacola High baseball program, winning more games this season than the previous three years combined. The Tigers nearly pulled off the upset in the district semifinals (lost to district champion Choctaw by one run) and finished the year with 13 victories.

Rigdon keeps it light for All-Stars

Megan Robertson-Milton Softball.

Megan Robertson-Milton Softball.

Softball Pitcher of the Year

Megan Robertson, Milton

After being named to first-team all area in her sophomore year, Robertson took things to the next level this season. Leading the Panthers further in the playoffs than any area team, Robertson threw a three-hit shutout against Tate (defending 7A state champs) in the first round of the playoffs.

Softball: Milton vs. Tate

Samantha Kummer-Pace Softball

Samantha Kummer-Pace Softball

Softball Hitter of the Year

Samantha Kummer, Pace

Branded a “contact hitter” as a junior, Kummer added explosiveness to her repertoire this season as she hit a robust .475 with a league-leading 8 homers and 22 RBIs. She hit safely in 17 of 22 games and scored 26 runs.

Kummer joined by Rowell, Moore at FACA games

Kevin Jordan-Milton High Softball

Kevin Jordan-Milton High Softball

Softball Coach of the Year

Kevin Jordan, Milton

In his first year as Milton head coach, Jordan led a young team one step further than last season as the Panthers reached the second round of the playoffs. The Panthers made the deepest postseason push of any team around.

Milton tops Tate in 1st round of playoffs

Marcus Reaves-Pine Forest Track and Field

Marcus Reaves-Pine Forest Track and Field

Boys Track Athlete of the Year

Marcus Reaves, Pine Forest

The Pine Forest sprinter did what no area sprinter has been able to do since Olympian Justin Gatlin did it in 2000 by winning a state championship in the 100-meter dash at the 3A state meet. Reaves ran a 10.92 to capture state, then anchored the winning 4X100 relay team.

Pine Forest honors Reaves, signees with celebration

Alexis Lucas-Pine Forest Track and Field

Alexis Lucas-Pine Forest Track and Field

Girls Track Athlete of the Year

Alexis Lucas, Pine Forest

Lucas owned the field at regionals, qualifying for state in two events as she took first place in both discus and shot put. She placed third in discus and 10th in shot put at the 3A state meet, and signed to continue her track and field career at Alabama A&M next year.

Pine Forest girls aim for 9th straight district title

CJ Washington-Pine Forest Track and Field

CJ Washington-Pine Forest Track and Field

Track Coach of the Year

CJ Washington, Pine Forest

Washington led the Pine Forest boys to a convincing win with 201 points (runner-up had 93) in the District 1-3A championship. Washington and the Eagles continued to advance to state as Marcus Reaves took first in the 100m dash followed by a first-place finish for the 4×100 relay team.

A year in the making: Pine Forest aims for big regional

Hayden Essary-Gulf Breeze Tennis

Hayden Essary-Gulf Breeze Tennis

Boys Tennis Player of the Year

Hayden Essary, Gulf Breeze

Though the Dolphins were bounced in the first round of regionals, Essary excelled in individual play. His qualification for the FHSAA state championship series marked the lone boys tennis player to reach the big stage.

Gulf Breeze boys, girls tennis teams advance to state

Elizabeth Nowak-Catholic

Elizabeth Nowak-Catholic

Girls Tennis Player of the Year

Lizzie Nowack, Catholic

After helping the Catholic Crusaders reach the second round of the Region 1-1A tournament, Nowack qualified for singles at FHSAA 1A State Championships and reached the round of 16.

Andrews Institute to team with U.S. Tennis Association

Gregory Garrett, PHS Tennis

Gregory Garrett, PHS Tennis

Tennis Coach of the Year

Gregory Garrett, Pensacola High

Garrett led the Tigers to a sweep of the district championships in both boys and girls, then followed that up with championships at the regionals.

PHS tennis seals school’s first state tourney appearance

TJ Durst.

TJ Durst.

Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year

TJ Durst, Gulf Breeze

As a “day one” member of the Gulf Breeze lacrosse program, Durst finished his senior campaign with a bang as he helped lead the Dolphins to championship in the first ever all-local lacrosse district. Durst led the area in goals scored (40) and added 20 assists. As an attackman, Durst scooped 43 ground balls and earned just two penalties.

VIDEO: Dolphins are district lacrosse champs

Frances Williams- Gulf Breeze Girls LaCrosse

Frances Williams- Gulf Breeze Girls LaCrosse

Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year

Frances Williams, Gulf Breeze

Williams made history as the first girls lacrosse player from the Panhandle to ink a letter of intent to sign with a collegiate lacrosse program (Lenoir-Rhyne, division II). Williams helped lead the Dolphins to a championship in the area’s first all-local lacrosse district.

Best friends Warren, Williams are girls lacrosse pioneers

Adrian Acevedo-Pace Weightlifting

Adrian Acevedo-Pace Weightlifting

Weightlifter of the Year

Adrian Acevedo, Pace

Acevedo made it a clean sweep this year, winning the district, regional and state championship in the 119-pound weight class. At state, Acevedo benched 235 pounds and cleaned 225 pounds for a state championship total of 460 pounds.

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Baseball

First team

P: Evan Floyd, Catholic

P: Matt Cronin, Navarre

P: Donovan Benoit, Catholic

P: Madison Lockman, Tate

C: Cole Halfacre, Tate

IF: Chase Beckstrom, Pace

IF: Michael Sandle, Navarre

IF: Brent Nesmith, Catholic

IF: Chase Shell, Milton

OF: Carl Gindl, Catholic

OF: Matthew Estrada, Catholic

OF: Andrew Bates, Pace

DH: Nolan Frady, Central

UT: Kris Reber, West Florida

Second team

P: Jason Barlow, Pace

P: Jake Davis, Tate

P: Brandon Schrepf, Gulf Breeze

P: Justin Barr, Milton

C: Jake Nemith, Pace

IF: Dalton Jernigan, Milton

IF: Dakota Cassady, Central

IF: Drew Jimenez, Pensacola High

IF: Mason Land, Tate

OF: Devin Whitehead, Catholic

OF: Josh Kea, Tate

OF: Chance Shell, Milton

DH: Jordan Presley, Central

UT: Spencer Bills, Washington

Softball

First team

P: Olivia Printiss, Gulf Breeze

P: Elydia Eligio, PHS

P: Savannah Rowell, Tate

P: Destiny Herring, Jay

C: Lauren Carnley, West Florida

IF: Makenna Wade, Escambia

IF: Michaela Stewart, Jay

IF: Callan Taylor, Navarre

IF: Maddie Vasquez, Milton

OF: Jordyn York, Navarre

OF: Savannah Ullrich, Tate

OF: Jibrasha Moore, West Florida

DH: Kiarra Dortch, PHS

UT: Bri Morgan, West Florida

Second team

P: Hannah Brown, Tate

P: Sydney High, Pace

P: Farrah Nicholas, West Florida

C: Caroline Worrell, Milton

IF: Maegan Freeman, West Florida

IF: Kristin Quina, Tate

IF: Kallie Anderson, Navarre

IF: Bryce Miller, Pace

OF: Hannah Driscoll, Escambia

OF: Harley Tagert, Jay

OF: Kelsey Hodges, Milton

DH: Sarah Crutchfield, Escambia

UT: Lacee Stewart, Central

UT: Isabella Williams, Catholic

Weightlifting

119: Adrian Acevedo, Pace

129: Joseph Scalbreg, Pace

139: Antonio Gibson, Pace

154: Freddie Hughley, Pensacola High

169: Hasaan Williams, Navarre

183: Xavier Fernandez, Navarre

199: Aaron Mallory, Washington

219: Austin Travis, Escambia

238: Terrel Lightening-Hall, Pensacola High

Hwt: Brent Short, Navarre

Track and Field

Boys first team

High jump: Cal Dermody, Gulf Breeze

Pole vault: Caleb Phillips, Pensacola Christian

Long jump: Brandon Bell, Pensacola High

Triple jump: Ethyn Periman, Milton

Discus: Jordan Williams, Milton

Shot put: Kalia Davis, West Florida

100: Marcus Reaves, Pine Forest

200: Jaden Gardner, Pine Forest

400: Murray Washington, West Florida

110 hurdles: Devonte Simmons, Tate

300 hurdles: Azayah Suggs, Pine Forest

400 relay: Pine Forest (Jaelon Carmona, Nyheir Davis, Jaden Gardner, Marcus Reaves)

1600 relay: West Florida (Tino Espinoza, Myles Green, Javen Jackson, Damond Johnson)

3200 relay: West Florida (Javen Jackson, Myles Green, Brandon Mcnamara, Matthew Jones)

800: Matthew Jones, West Florida

1600: Mason Youberg, Gulf Breeze

3200: Mason Youberg, Gulf Breeze

Girls first team

High jump: Sophia Madison, Washington

Pole vault: Lynn Arthur, West Florida

Long jump: Tishauna Walker, Pensacola

Triple jump: Nykeria Lee, Pine Forest

Discus: Alexis Lucas, Pine Forest

Shot put: Alexis Lucas, Pine Forest

100: Cierra Smith, Pensacola

200: Tishauna Walker, Pensacola

400: Catera Smith, Pine Forest

100 hurdles: Shaniya Sanders

300 hurdles: Michaela Thompson, Pine Forest

400 relay: Pensacola High (Valerie Samuel, Victoria Samuel, Cierra Smith, Tishauna Walker)

1,600 relay: Pine Forest (Gabrielle Fountain, Aaleigah Knight, Shainya Sanders, Catera Smith)

3,200 relay: Pine Forest (Gabrielle Fountain, Aaleigah Knight, Catera Smith, Michaela Thompson)

800: Haley Kling, Pace

1,600: Haley Kling, Pace

3,200: Haley Kling, Pace

Tennis

Boys first team

Joel Bolles, Gulf Breeze

Danny Sullivan, Catholic

Jacob Baehr, Catholic

Michael Berryman, Washington

Riley Laggan, Pensacola

Girls first team

Cara Kizilbash, Pensacola

Emily Dawson, Washington

Frances Taylor, Catholic

Caroline Scheufler, Gulf Breeze

Alyssa Lampitoc, Pace

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