Here's a roundup of Southwest Florida high school sports from Friday, Jan. 21.
Fort Myers brought home their second straight Class 2A-District 14 girls weightlifting title, compiling 94 total team points, more than double second-place Mariner (43) Friday afternoon.
“I think the biggest part or the biggest contributing factor to being able to repeat is your senior leadership,” Green Wave coach Pat Casey said. “The girls that we had on our team last year that were able to win that championship, getting them back showing the other girls what it took in the weight room to you know, to come out here and win again today.”
Casey and the Green Wave will look to continue their success at next week's regional meet at Charlotte High.
“Very proud of the girls and what they're able to accomplish,” Casey said. “They worked all season long for this moment and because of their efforts throughout the entire course of the season, we're able to accomplish winning the district championship today.”
Team Scores: Fort Myers 94, Mariner 43, Cape Coral 39, Dunbar 27, Ida Baker 12, Island Coast 0.
Top individuals with total lift
101: 1. Laci Malloy (CC) 175, 2. Finley Mitchell (FM) 165; 110: 1. Kristen Abrams (M) 225, 2. Somiya McIntosh (D) 205; 119: 1. Jillian Jacobs (FM) 295, 2. Kassidy Emerick (M) 240; 129: 1. Olivia Cabrera (FM) 285, 2. Lexi Consolazio (FM) 285; 139: 1. Sara Reidenbach (FM) 295 2. Heidi Kinsey (FM) 270; 154: 1. Milena Weigel (FM) 260, 2. Jasmine Jimenez (D) 240; 169: 1. Julia Knowler (FM) 320 2. Meadow Lowe (M) 245; 183: 1. Chanel Ferrer (CC) 375, 2. Maya Egalite (FM) 335; 199: 1. Vivianna Pascal (D) 355, 2. Grace Basey 285; UNL: Jan Morillo, (FM) 290, 2. Sierra Norvell (IB) 280.
Palmetto Ridge 54, Osceola 20
Coach Blaine Ison and the Bears were crowned 3A regional champs at the FHSAA State Dual Championships in Kissimmee after taking down Osceola Friday evening. After dropping the first match in the 138-pound division, Palmetto Ridge would win 10 of the next 13 matches to seal the win.
“I’m very proud of the way our team prepared and executed today in our match,” Ison said.
The Bears will face 3A powerhouse South Dade in Saturday’s semifinals, a test Ison and his team are ready to take on.
“We are fully prepared and ready to go to war in the morning,” Ison said. “Opportunities like these is what makes great moments. We know taking down a powerhouse like South Dade is not going to be easy. We have to go out there and battle for every point and be ready to wrestle for a full 6 minutes if not more.”
Naples 70, Palmetto Ridge 67: The Eagles picked up their fourth straight win as they downed the visiting Bears. Marques Leon was one of three Eagles in double figures with 21 points, followed by Ghaith Fakhoury (15) and Jonas Duclona (11). Iago Stanback led all scorers with 25 points for Palmetto Ridge in the loss.
“Another great win against Palmetto Ridge tonight,” Naples coach Garret Hull said. “Hopefully we can keep this momentum into the district tournament.”
Ida Baker 84, Bonita Springs 42: The Bulldogs picked up their eight straight win, thanks to a dominate first quarter where the outscored the Bull Sharks 36-4. Leading the Ida Baker attack was Kaiden Crossdale with a game high 20 points, followed by Bryant Sperduti (15), Ishmael Hajmoussa (13) and, Kyle Wegelin (12). For Bonita Springs, Amarion Watkin scored a team high 14 points.
South Fort Myers 55, Gateway 42: Anthony Ferguson and Carson Daughtery combined for 36 points as the Wolfpack defeated the Eagles. Ferguson led the way with 19 points, while Daughtery added 17.
Gulf Coast 66, East Lee 51: The Sharks sent their seniors off in style, with a win on senior night against the Jaguars. Gulf Coast was led by Sebastian Dosa with 21 points, Yohandry Ortiz with 17, and senior Alex Vazquez who in his first varsity game hit a three-pointer on senior night.
Barron Collier 58, Estero 21: The Cougars had three players finish in double figures, dominating from start to finish against the Wildcats.
South Fort Myers 55, Gateway 24: Purdue commit Addison Potts led the Wolfpack with 17 points, while Dae Dae Johnson chipped in 10.
Lehigh 53, Island Coast 23: No stats provided.
Oasis 7, Gateway 0: Kerian Fields netted a hat trick for the Sharks in their win over the Eagles. Fields was one of four goal scorers for Oasis, followed by Mitch Williamson (2), Kevin Ortiz (1), and Eugenio Tapia- Rodriguez (1). In goal for the Sharks was Mason Ricker, who earned the clean sheet.
South Fort Myers 3, North Fort Myers 1: The Wolfpack ended their regular season with a win against the Knights, thanks to three different goal scorers. Michael Viano, Cristian Galegas-Mencia, and Lazaro Uz Uz all scored for South in the win.
Fort Myers 4, North Port 0: Giana D'Altrui netted a pair of goals, while Ava Lees and Kailani Cassazo each had one goal in the win over the Bobcats. D'Altrui added an assist, as did Allie Attuso.
Keeper Calynn Crisman led the Green Wave to a shoutout victory over the Bobcats.
This article originally appeared on Fort Myers News-Press: Fort Myers girls weightlifting wins district; Palmetto Ridge wrestling wins region