High school blitz


Published: Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at 11:41 p.m.

Four basketball players from The Rock have made their college decisions, according to boys coach Svend Wilbekin. Trae Mayberry has signed a national letter of intent with St. Johns River Community College, and Anton Tuz (Tusculum College) and Borgia M'Bala (Bluefield College) have received partial scholarships. Girls standout Saule Kontautaite, a first-team all-area guard, has signed with Weatherford College in Texas. Also, former P.K. Yonge guard Travis Johnson has signed a national letter of intent with Central Florida Community College.

Eastside girls soccer standout Kelly Masteller is set to sign a national letter of intent with the University of South Florida at 3:15 p.m. Friday in the EHS media center, according to Rams' athletic director Justin Harrison.

Suwannee's Victoria Wood recently was named to the FHSAA's 2008 Academic All-State team. The school valedictorian, Wood carries a 4.0 grade point average and has lettered in tennis, swimming and soccer. She plans to attend Florida State, where she hopes to study finance.

Gainesville High School picked up a potentially big football transfer this week. Calvin Lecorn, the younger brother of South Carolina receiver Dion Lecorn, has enrolled at the school. A sophomore-to-be, Calvin is expected to play defensive back for the Hurricanes, according to coach Ryan Smith.

Buchholz is looking for a boys tennis coach. Interested applicants should contact Bobcats' athletic director Steve Ellard during school hours at 352-955-6702.

Softball final four

CLASS 6A

Jacksonville Mandarin (26-2) vs. Miami Palmetto (24-3)

Plant City Durant (25-5) vs. Palm Beach Gardens (29-4)

CLASS 5A

Jacksonville Bartram Trail (28-3) vs. Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer (22-8)

Lakeland George Jenkins (24-4) vs. Venice (30-0)

CLASS 4A

Glen St. Mary Baker County (24-3) vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (29-0)

Groveland South Lake (21-5) vs. Naples (26-3)

CLASS 3A

Jax Bishop Snyder (20-10) vs. Plantation American Heritage (19-10)

Winter Park Trinity Prep (17-8) vs. Lakeland McKeel Academy (16-13)

CLASS 2A

Wewahitchka (25-2) vs. Belle Glade Glades Day (21-7)

Jacksonville Providence (25-3) vs. Fort Myers SW Florida Christian (18-4)

CLASS 1A

Jax Eagle's View Academy (16-12) vs. Lake Worth Christian (25-0)

Lake Mary Prep (24-5) vs. St. Petersburg Canterbury (24-6)

* defending state champions listed in bold

Farewell

Best wishes go out to Sun correspondent Alden Gonzalez, who is in his last week with us before starting an internship with MLB.com covering the Florida Marlins. Alden is very talented and has been an integral part of our prep coverage the last few years.

He will be missed professionally and personally.

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