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Sports briefs for March 22, 2014

Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Baldwin in SI
Four-time state wrestling champion Fox Baldwin of Osceola High is featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces In The Crowd” section of the March 24 edition.
Baldwin, who has spent the past month training at the U.S. Olympics Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., holds the  national records for high school victories and pins.
Bulldogs win lift invite
The St. Cloud weightlifting team won the Frostproof Invitational March 15 over a field of 12 teams.
Individual winners were Shelton McInnis (475 total lift) at 129; Mike Fagan (435) at 139; TJ Whitley (555) at 154 and Kaylin Alvarez (520) at 169.
Milan Anderson clean and jerked 205 pounds to finish second at 119, and Eric        Moreno (435) was second at 129.

Photo/Special to the News-Gazette  The Neptune Middle School boys basketball team recently won its second consecutive county title at the Osceola High gym.

Photo/Special to the News-Gazette
The Neptune Middle School boys basketball team recently won its second consecutive county title at the Osceola High gym.

OHS coaches honored
Osceola High wrestling coach and athletic director Jim Bird has been named Florida’s Man of the Year by Wrestling USA Magazine.
Bird guided Osceola to second place in Class 3A for the second consecutive season.
OHS assistant wrestling coach Javier Maldonado was named Florida Assistant    Wrestling coach of the Year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
Liberty golf tourney
The Liberty High Charger Touchdown Booster Club will hold its inaugural golf          invitational May 18 at 8 a.m. at Falcon’s Fire Golf Course.
The $100 fee includes raffles and door prizes. All proceeds benefit the Liberty football program.
For more information, contact Coach Cory Johns at 863-605-0023 or email
Attack Club clay shoot
The Attack Wrestling Club will host its annual Clay Shoot and barbecue May 31 at the Teneroc Shooting Center in Lakeland, beginning at 9 a.m.
Cost is $65 per person which includes shooting and a steak lunch. Rentals and shells are available via Teneroc Shooting Center. All proceeds will go toward funding trips to national events and camps for members of the club.
For more information, contact Coach Rick Tribit at
Upward soccer
Registration is open at First Christian Church of Kissimmee, 415 N. Main St., for the Upward soccer season for children ages 4-11.
Practices and games are at the Johnson University Florida campus (formerly Florida Christian College) at 1101 Bill Beck Boulevard.
The fee is $85. The season begins March 29.
For more information, contact Ross Glunt at 3210558-9637 or email
FBU camp
Osceola High will host a FBU (Football University) camp April 4-6.
The camp is run by NFL players and coaches and is designed to identify athletes for the Army All-American middle school and high school games.
For more information contact OHS Coach Doug     Nichols at or 407-460-2205.
 Hurricane golf
The Hurricane Golf Tour will kick off its inaugural season May 17-18 with the    Hurricane Amateur Kickoff at Grande Pines Golf Club in Orlando.
The tournament is open to amateur golfers of any age and skill set. This will be the first opportunity to gain an invitation to the National Tour Championship in Orlando that takes place
in December.
Players will also be competing for the $2,000 total prize purse, where the top 3 finishers from each flight will be awarded, regardless of field size.
The two-day, 36-hole tournament will have a unique“19th Hole” dinner after the first round, which will allow the players to dine with their competitors and round 1 awards will be handed out as well.
The registration fee for members is $260, and includes both rounds of golf and the “19th Hole” dinner. Deadline to enter is May 9.
For 2014 membership information, please visit the website at
Osc. Senior Softball
Osceola Senior Softball welcomes players ages 55-over. All skill levels are welcome. The games are played at the Fortune Road complex.
For more information, call 407-957-6188, email or visit
Tough Mudder
The Tough Mudder    adventure challenge comes to Osceola County for the first time Nov. 8-9 at Trophykart Ranch on Poinciana Boulevard.
Participants have until Nov. 7 to register, but early bird discounts are in effect through Oct. 9.
Tough Mudder endurance challenge tests participants’ toughness, fitness, strength, stamina, mental grit and teamwork. Tough Mudder will host more than 60 events in countries worldwide this year.
Tough Mudder events have drawn 1.5 million participants since 2010.
For more information about Tough Mudder visit