It’s time to vote for the high school athlete of the week. Included in this week’s vote are tennis, softball, baseball, lacrosse and track & field.
Jake Riffee, Melbourne High baseball
Riffee broke up Bayside’s no-hitter in the top of the seventh inning with a solo home run to lift the Bulldogs to a 1-0 victory. Riffee also pitched five no-hit innings of his own in the game.
Luis Curbelo, Cocoa High baseball
Curbelo went 4-for-4 with a double, two HRs, 4 RBI and 4 runs scored in an 11-1 victory over Titusville High on Wednesday.
Emily Sidor, Rockledge High tennis
Sidor defeated Cocoa Beach’s Anique Hattenberg 6-1, 6-2 in the District 13-2A tournament Wednesday. She also teamed with Colleen Clay to defeat Fort Pierce Lincoln Park’s duo of Cortez and VanZyc 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10-6).
Greg Durham, Melbourne boys tennis
Durham won the District 10-4A No. 1 singles championship last week. In the final, he defeated Vero Beach’s Erik Olliges, 6-0, 6-0. Olliges was a 4A state quarterfinalist last year. Durham earned a spot in the state tournament.
Jeremy Lawson, Cocoa boys track & field
Lawson won three events on Thursday at the Cape Coast Conference meet, all with elite performances. He took the 400-meter run in 48.96 seconds, won the long jump with a mark of 22 feet, 9 1/2 inches and the triple jump (45-6).
Kaira Simmons, Rockledge girls track & field
Simmons won the long jump with a leap of 19 feet, 5 1/2 inches on Thursday at the Cape Coast Conference meet. She also won the 200-meter dash in 24.51 seconds and was the triple jumper runner-up (36 feet, 3/4 inch), and she ran on the winning 4×100 team (47.63).