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Will Harmony win OBC All-Sports crown again; All-OBC winter and spring teams

Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 2:39 pm

Ryan Adams, the School District Athletics coordinator, presented Harmony AD John Wallauer Jr. with the All-Sports championship trophy.

By Rick Pedone
Sports Editor
Can someone cool off the Longhorns this school year?
Harmony earned the Orange Belt Conference All-Sports championship for the 2016-17 school year, a feat it accomplished for the eighth time over the past 10 years.
The Longhorns (122) outscored rival St. Cloud (118). Those schools have finished atop the conference standings for the past three years, with St. Cloud winning in 2014-15.
Osceola (106) was third, while Celebration (91) enjoyed its best All-Sports performance and placed fourth. Next were Gateway (56), Liberty (52) and Poinciana (45).
There was little drama about who would win the crown after Harmony jumped to a big lead, 47-39, over St. Cloud during a near-perfect fall sports season. The Longhorns won five of their nine conference titles in the fall – boys and girls golf, boys and girls swimming, and volleyball. The boys and girls cross country teams placed second.
The Longhorns again are favored for several fall sports titles this year.
Harmony won the girls soccer title in the winter, and finished the school year with wins in flag football, boys tennis and girls track during the spring season.
St. Cloud won six conference titles: boys and girls cross country, competitive cheerleading, girls weightlifting, softball and boys weightlifting.
Osceola won four conference crowns for boys basketball, baseball, boys track and wrestling.
Celebration won girls basketball and girls tennis titles.
The All-Sports standings do not include football, boys volleyball, water polo, lacrosse, girls wrestling, bowling or adaptive sports. The county schools do not have an OBC football schedule, and a majority of local schools do not participate in the other sports. Girls wrestling is not sanctioned for a playoff series by the FHSAA.
St. Cloud claimed the Athletics/Academics Achievement Award with a cumulative GPA of 3.270, edging Harmony for the honor.
The conference membership will increase when the new Toho High on Boggy Creek Road opens in the fall of 2018.
Here are the All-Conference spring sports teams, as selected by the high school coaches:

All-OBC Spring Sports teams:
Girls tennis – Harmony: Kalin Abernathy, Mary Jacobsen. Celebration: Bea Cohelo, Alisa Demenchouv, Maria Fregonezi, Alexandra Tucker, Manuala Vasconcelos.
Second team – Gateway: Courtney Rosenthal. Harmony: Rehema Lebulu, Maylei Maybre. Osceola: Erin Chau, Naomi Yap. St. Cloud: Samantha Singleton.
Coach of the Year: Jessica Pociask (HHS).
Boys tennis – Harmony: Christian Bernard, Victor Lopez, Gio Mella. Celebration: Fernando Chaves, Jamal Scaggs. Gateway: Gavin Gui. Osceola: Jacob Johnson, Angel Partidas.
Second team – Celebration: Ricardo Pereira, Simon Rodriguez, Marco Santos.
Gateway: Heting Lui, Richard Molina. Harmony: Chris Magnaye, Fabian Malave. Osceola: Kevin Lewis, Jeremy McCleary.
Coach of the Year: Ann Moss (HHS).
Flag football – Harmony: Brooke Barber, Ashli Burkhalter, Shaye Herman, Bryn Hudson, Audrey Marriage. St. Cloud: Brea Bennett-Henly, Kayla Blackwood, Rakela Cummings, Alyssa DeJesus. Liberty: Miranda Morales, Jaeclyn Rebeiro. Osceola: Alexis Pippen. Celebration: Bree Pope, Celina Rivera. Gateway: Russiah Torton.
Second team – Celebration: Gabby Suarez. Gateway: Tiana Soto, Anissa Tuitt. Harmony: Farah Lowe, Chloe McCurdy. Liberty: Emily Florentino, Aryanna Morales, Tiffany Sarduy, Nachalee Quinones. Osceola: Kelsey Jones, Krystine Kossol. Poinciana: Kayla Russell. St. Cloud: Ciera Engberg, Marian Ibarra, Megan Messersmith.
Coach of the Year: Dan Caughman (CHS).
Softball – Liberty: Taylor Bates, Ciara Ramos, Jasmeen Rivera, Michelle Santiago, Gracie Thaxton, St. Cloud: Lindsay Burns, Emily Henderson, Ariana Manzanares, Alyssa O’Donnell, Briana Rodriguez, Cortney Wentsell, Skylar Whobrey. Osceola: Trinity Gibbs, Abigail Kendrick, Audra Thompson.
Second team – Gateway: Nyrobi Milien. Harmony: Caitlin Harris, Kendall Kisamore, Harley Sienko. Liberty: Kelly Benson, Sydney Marrero. Osceola: Natalia Ferrer, Maria Nunez, Leila Santiago, Liana Santiago, Megan Yawn, Leyla LaBoy. Poinciana: Beverly Rehfeldt. St. Cloud: Hillary Johnston, Amy McNab.
Coach of the Year: Ray Whobrey (SCHS).
Baseball – Gateway: Luis Cabrera, Bryan Carruyo, Jose Montoyo. Harmony: Cole Emmons, Jackson Nezuh. St. Cloud: Darren Friedman, Derek Serrano, J. Earl Waters. Osceola: Josh Pahlad, Jorge Ramirez, Giancarlos Rios, Kevin Silva. Celebration: Luis Bombay Rodriguez, Adams Torres. Liberty: Issac Tayes.
Second team – Celebration: Justice Candeloria, Joe Martin. Gateway: Emile Perez, Juan Ramirez. Harmony: Gabriel Bryant, Justin David, Nate Herstich, Sage McCoy. Liberty: Garrett Padgett. Osceola: JP Clement, Bryan Garcia, Markey Tavares. St. Cloud: Chase Goerner, Josiah Rivera, Carson Roe.
Coach of the Year: Scott Birchler (OHS).
Boys weightlifting – Harmony: Brett McCarroll, Conan Smith. Osceola: Tayquan Pinellas, Dion Bergan. Celebration: Jerad Swilley. St. Cloud: Josh Piasecki, Tyler Williams, Brian Gembutis, Colton Weismore, Gabriel Martinez.
Coach of the Year: John Wallauer (HHS).
Girls track – Harmony: Mataya Sweeting, Vanessa Bolen, Alyssa Scheerer. Osceola: Talyssa Gatlin, Sadae Davidson, Amaya Phillips, Alliann Johnson, Jaeda Ray, Nydaiyah Pickett, Virginie Beljour, Niyah Harris. Poinciana: Jendaya Nesbitt. Celebration: Katherine Hearn. St. Cloud: Essence Tornabene.
Coach of the Year: Adam Kerns (HHS).
Boys track – Osceola: Malcolm Davidson, Quavon Brown, Devuntaye Montgomery, Elliot Bodre, Malachi Wilson, Deshawn Baker, Kameron Moore, Marvin Gatlin, Trey Bridgemohan. Gateway: Jason Owens. Harmony: Seth Musselman. St. Cloud: Tristen Montalvo, Matthew Velez, Kenry Atubel, Anthony Velez, Alex Miranda. Liberty: Richmael Augustin, Justin Hooks. Celebration: Hunter Hummel.
Coach of the Year: Ray Hines (OHS).

All-OBC Winter Sports teams:
Girls soccer: Harmony: Viki Allen, Yeni Calles, Morgan Cecil, Cassidy Horn, Lindsay Larisa, Carlie Rucks. Osceola: Aden Carver, Carley Painter. Liberty: Cristal Cintron, Cyan Lopez. Celebration: Meghan Melissinos, Samantha Moore. Gateway: Ada Molina, Soneidy Rodriguez, Thiana Soto.
Second team: Gateway: Mayra Alejos, Nicole Barrientos, Saralez Mejias. Harmony: Jenna Butcofski, Calie Horn, Amber Jones, Angie Santos. Liberty: Uliana Abreu, Kaylin Moran, Damaris Santos. Osceola: Kaley Beindl, Leizmarie Cotto-Rodriguez. St. Cloud: Marina Beck, Adriana Salinas.
Coach of the Year: Scott Marlega (HHS).
Boys soccer: Liberty: Al Shareef Abu Zanet. St. Cloud: Giovann Alexander, Matthew Baran, Seth Stankich. Celebration: Inti Atunez, Anthony Bonilla, Luis Mora, Mel Rodriguez. Gateway: Juan Flores, Reynaldo Polar, David Vinasco. Osceola: Lyelson Miranda, Carter Richards. Harmony: Zach Ricketts, Michael Yma.
Second team: Celebration: Danai Matara. Gateway: Jerson Maldonado, Santiago Cobo, Hermon Flores. Harmony: Sam Grace, Ignacio Graneros, Luis Jimenez. Liberty: Bryan Berrio, Brandon McConney, Henry Rivas, Juan Zulaugo. Osceola: Jamil Cabriles, Dominic Flemming, Hordy Ndambo. St. Cloud: Bryan Hellmer, Mark Thomas Melendez.
Coach of the Year: Chad Broudreaux (CHS).
Wrestling: Liberty: Anthony Lopez, Jonathan Figueroa, Joshua Figueroa. Poinciana: Esau Bazilme. Osceola: Saul Mayorga, Malyke Hines, Luis Pena, Jose Cuevas, Jeff Mercado, Leandro Velasquez, Blake Fuller, Ethan Fuller, Nick Parsons. St. Cloud: Lucas Pancake, Demetrius Anderson, Bryce Bakken. Harmony: Austin Gilhart, Carter Harris.
Coach of the Year: Jim Bird (OHS).
Boys basketball: Gateway: Cameron Andre, Josh Colon. Poinciana: Kimar Edwards, Jacob Newman, Osceola: Brady Fernandes, Tevin Florent, Josh Marte, Isiah Palermo, Omar Payne. Harmony: Orlando Gonzalez, Tyrell Pendergast. Celebration: John Fuentes.
Second team: Celebration: Jamareus Mickle. Gateway: Jonel Aponte, Tyreke Robinson. Harmony: Tucker Gaston. Liberty: Marco Cruz, Giovanni Thompson. Osceola: Frankie Fabian. Poinciana: Mitchell Bass, Ony Guerrero, Josue Padilla, Jose Zabala. St. Cloud: Tyler Brighman.
Coach of the Year: Nate Alexander, OHS.
Girls basketball: Harmony: Brooke Barber, Ashli Burkhalter. St. Cloud: Beka Benge. Liberty: Shaneylix Davila. Osceola: Jaden Langer, Farah Mesidor. Celebration: Priscilla Smeenge, Gabby Suarez, Khaila Yu. Poinciana: Taylor Stelly. Gateway: Anissa Tuitt.
Second team: Celebration: Jenisis Pope. Harmony: Shaye Herman. Liberty: Yaysa Ramos. Osceola: Naquana Gray. Poinciana: Angie Sineus, Karina Cruz. St. Cloud: Bailey Ansbaugh, Gabby Jones.
Coach of the Year: Beltran Munoz (CHS).
Girls weightlifting: Osceola: Virginie Beljour, Karina Betancourt. St. Cloud: Destiny Lachendro, Elizabeth Toledo, Rachel Speis, Destiny Oguike, Essence Tornabene. Liberty: Aryanna Morales. Poinciana: Kiara Fields, Diazzaray Velasquez.
Coach of the Year: Lonnie Beckel (SCHS).