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Naples Dominates CCAC Cross Country Title, Fort Myers and Estero Triumph in Golf Districts

Wednesday, Collier County Cross Country- Naples High made it look easy, taking home the girls and boys titles on the CCAC cross country championships on Wednesday morning at Palmetto Ridge High School.
Naples junior Tara Watkins accomplished the three-peat, sprinting to the front on the gun with teammate Annabelle Daley in close pursuit.
The Golden Eagles’ three, 4, and five runners formed a decent pack in the highest 10, leaving little doubt early on what the result could be. Watkins made an enormous move after the mile to open up a large lead that she held to the finish.
“It feels really good. I used to be sort of nervous going into it simply because the season’s been just a little off going into it,” said Watkins.
The boys’ race was a distinct story with an enormous pack led by a few seniors, Naples’ Hector Toro and Gulf Coast’s William Montanye.
The pack really didn’t begin to thin out until after two miles. Montanye made a giant move late to separate himself from Toro and Palmetto Ridge junior Hayden Clark.
“I sort of noticed that the opposite guys were beginning to fall behind just a little bit, and I took advantage of the situation and I just decided to grit my teeth and go as fast as I could,” said Montanye.
The Golden Eagle boys replicated the women’ efforts, putting five in the highest 10. For Toro, his third-place finish fit into his team’s overall goals.
“Our plan is to win CCAC, win districts, win regionals, and hopefully runner-up at State,” said Toro.

Girls Individual
Tara Watkins, Naples – 19:46
Emily Schaab, Naples – 20:18
Annabelle Daley, Naples – 20:28
Ciara McCloskey, Gulf Coast – 20:39
Cameron Bates, Naples – 20:51
Tonia Renda, Aubrey Rogers – 20:53
Samantha Strahle, Palmetto Ridge – 20:53
Sadie Scardino, Gulf Coast – 20:56
Violet Lackey, Naples – 21:32
Olivia Boncelet, Aubrey Rogers – 21:36

Girls Team
Naples – 20
Gulf Coast – 67
Aubrey Rogers – 72
Lely – 114
Palmetto Ridge – 135
Barron Collier – 145
Golden Gate – 174
Immokalee – 215

Boys Individual
William Montanye, Gulf Coast – 16:14
Hayden Clark, Palmetto Ridge – 16:24
Hector Toro, Naples – 16:29
Martin Mendoza, Immokalee – 16:41
Matthew Damouni, Naples – 16:44
Reece Lolly, Naples – 16:45
Michael Brewer, Naples – 16:46
Marcus Perales-Castrillo, Palmetto Ridge – 16:56
Jack Marshall, Naples – 16:59
Miguel Gaspar, Immokalee – 17:05

Boys Team
Naples – 30
Immokalee – 68
Palmetto Ridge – 73
Gulf Coast – 75
Aubrey Rogers – 133
Golden Gate – 149
Barron Collier – 196
Lely – 224

Class 2A-District 13 Boys Golf
Fort Myers captured a 2A-District 13 boys golf championship after posting a team rating of 342, with three Green Wave golfers ending in the highest five individually. Samuel McDonald (79) led the winning effort along with his first overall finish, while teammates Hayden Palmer (84) finished fourth, and Luke Scrabis (86) finished fifth.
Cape Coral finished second as a team after ending with a combined rating of 390. Don Kennedy (81) led the Seahawks along with his T2 finish, and Brady Fanter (88) placed sixth.
Mariner followed closely behind Cape Coral with a combined rating of 393, and can even move on to regional play. DJ Dwire (81) finished T2 for the Tritons, while Randy Wood (99) finished eleventh.
LaBelle’s Zachary Sutton (96) will move on to regional play after ending in ninth place. Clewiston’s Tucker Sergent can even advance along with his tenth place finish, in addition to North Fort Myers’ Benjamin Uphoff (101), who placed T12.

Class 2A-District 14 Girls Golf
Estero got here out on top of the Class 2A-District 14 girls golf championship after they finished with a team rating of 343. Jensi Krampel (78) led the Wildcats with a third-place finish, Sophia Reed took fourth with a 79, while teammate Sadie Johnson (88) finished ninth.
Barron Collier finished second after posting a combined rating of 350. Kate Freshwater (86) finished sixth for the Wildcats, while Rachel Romodan (87) was seventh and Brandy Singleton (87) was eighth.
Gulf Coast placed third as a team after ending with a combined rating of 357, led by Sara Vitasek’s (74) first overall finish. Madison Roach (77) finished second for the Sharks.
Aubrey Rogers’ Avery Deal (79) can even advance after taking fifth, together with Naples’ Olivia Cardeso (94) and Emily Sams (95).

Class 1A-District 6/LCAC Bowling
Oasis won the Class 1A-District 6/LCAC girls bowling championship after defeating Cape Coral 3-1 within the title match. The Sharks were dominant through the series, breaking 4 different Lee County or statewide records while tallying 62 strikes and 39 spares as a team.
Lexi Lenius led the Sharks’ winning effort after rolling a district series record of 798. Her two-game series rating of 544 is a Lee County record, while her three-game series rating is a brand new high each in Lee County and in Florida.
Katarina Hagler added a 223 and two 227s within the winning efforts, contributing to a brand new five-person three-game series record of two,588 pins.
Each Oasis and Cape Coral earned a spot in regional play, while Cole Kennedy and Mackenzy Stouffer will represent Cypress Lake in Orlando.

Semifinal Results:
Winner’s Bracket – Oasis 3, Cape Coral 1: The Sharks won 135-134, 127-119, 143-155, 157-152.
Loser’s Bracket (winner advanced to championship) – Cape Coral 3, Cypress Lake 2: The Seahawks earned one other shot at Oasis after defeating the Panthers, 135-131, 201-210, 147-182, 144-118, 146-148.

Finals Results:
Oasis 3, Cape Coral 1: The Sharks handled business against the Seahawks again within the championship match, winning 131-115, 134-125, 148-192, 159-155.

Top Individual Performers: 1. Lexi Lenius, Oasis (798); 2. Katarina Hagler, Oasis (677); 3. Cole Kennedy, Cypress Lake (646); 4. Brooke Pabst, Cape Coral (639); 5. Mackenzy Stouffer, Cypress Lake (541); 6. Paige Williams, Cape Coral (499); 7. Tashi Baez, Cape Coral (465); 8. Kaylee Marburger, Ida Baker (454); 9. Mia Gasperini, Bishop Verot (451); 10. Meesha Neujahr, Oasis


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