Lady Bulldogs Hernandez throws no-hitter
FPC’s sophomore Tiana Hernandez threw her first high school no-hitter in just the second game of the season in the Bulldogs’ 9-0 win against Taylor on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Taylor. Hernandez also struck out six batters.
Hernandez’s teammates Randa Motsinger went 4-for-4 with two RBIs, and Teagan Clayton went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
FPC will next play at home at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at FPC.
Pirate wrestler Russo earns district championship
Matanzas Pirate Lawrence Russo won the 126-pound individual District 4-2A championship last week at Matanzas.
Matanzas as a team finished in fourth place after winning the championship the last three years.
Other Pirates who placed in the Top 4 and will wrestle in the region tournament include fourth placers Josh Bower, Noel Alicia, Tyrel Scheltz, Ian Eckert and Chris Zaborowski; third-place finishers were Ethan Goodman and Stone White; runner-ups include Chris Mixon, Zach Fisch and Jakobi Givens.
Their Region 1-2A Meet will take place Feb. 24 and 25, Friday and Saturday, at Chiles High School in Tallahassee.
Lady Pirates softball down Mainland for first win
Matanzas kicked off the season with a 7-3 district win over Mainland on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Matanzas.
Sophomore pitcher Madison Bodin led the Pirates to the win, striking out 12 batters while only allowing four singles.
Alyssia Paiz led Matanzas on offense, going a perfect 3-for-3 with three RBIs and three stolen bases. Cassandra Veilleux went 1-for-2 with an RBI, and Emma Ford went 2-for-3.
The Pirates will look to add to their won column against Deltona on Tuesday and against Seabreeze at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Seabreeze
Matanzas boys lacrosse blank Father Lopez
Matanzas (2-2) dominated and shut out district foe Father Lopez 22-0 last week at Matanzas.
The Pirates used a 10-0 first quarter and an 18-0 first half to run away from the Green Wave.
Andrew McCintire led all scorers with four goals, and Joey Jackson and Storm Schalit each had three goals and an assist. Michael Foxwell added two goals and an assist.
After Buchholz this Wednesday, Matanzas will play against district rival St. Augustine at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in St. Augustine.
Matanzas basketball gets eliminated in playoffs
The Pirates fell to the Santa Fe Raiders 59-46 in the first round of the playoffs on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Santa Fe.
Matanzas returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2011, which also resulted in a district finals loss to Palatka.
The Pirates have yet to win a postseason game but will be returning most of their top players next season, including two of their Top three scorers, Greg Layne and Greg Harrison.