Rockledge High’s Drew Parrish has been named the Florida Dairy Farmers Class 6A Baseball Player of the Year and Steven Cross of Merritt Island the Class 3A Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year, awards chosen by statewide votes of coaches and media.
Both will be Florida State freshmen in the fall.
On the mound, Parrish went 10-1 and posted a 0.71 earned run average for the Raiders. He struck out 107 batters in 59 1/3 innings while walking just nine. He batted .459 and drove in 24 runs. Parrish doubled 10 times and hit four triples. His 11 stolen bases led the Rockledge team.
He and the Raiders won the District 13-6A championship and advanced to the regional final round.
Cross won 3A championships in the 1,600 and 3,200 meters at the FHSAA state meet in May. His 3,200-meter time of 9:14.71 was the fastest in all classifications.
Cross was the Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Cross Country in the fall after winning the 3A title with a 15:30.63 over 5,000 meters. That was the state’s fastest winning time by 14 seconds. He earned his second berth to the Foot Locker National Championship, the only Brevard County high school boy to qualify twice.
Two Vipers sign to continue careers
Two Space Coast Jr./Sr. High football players signed letters of intent on Saturday to continue their playing careers.
Nathan Camick signed with Johns Hopkins University. The Baltimore school plays in Division III. Vipers offensive lineman T.J. Jackson signed with Savannah State of Georgia. The FCS program competes in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Palm Bay offers wrestling opportunity
Palm Bay High’s wrestling camp will run Monday through Thursday at the school on Pirate Lane. The cost is $75, and on-site registration begins at 8 a.m. on Monday.
Camp activities will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Instructors will include some current Brevard County high school head coaches as well as past and current Palm Bay wrestlers.
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