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Lake County Tourism congratulates Sports Commission for honoring local athletes

RELEASE DATE: May 28, 2010

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS — Lake County Tourism & Business Relations congratulates the Central Florida Sports Commission for organizing the Bright House Sports Network Breakfast of Champions to honor local high-school athletes on May 21 at Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills.

Bright House Sports Network Breakfast of Champions

“We are delighted to be a part of this event and to honor the outstanding talents of our local high-school athletes,” said Sam Stark, President of the Central Florida Sports Commission. “We appreciate Bright House Sports Network sponsoring the five-county program and look forward to making this an annual event for many years to come.”

Twenty-five athletes from the Lake County School District and from The Villages High School in Sumter County received special medals for being selected as the best male and female players in their respective sports. Local high-school athletic coaches and athletic directors, as well as Bill Buchalter from the Bright House Sports Network, made selections of the top athletes. Recipients of the award in Lake County include: 

  • Austin Anderson, Mount Dora High baseball
  • James Bell, Montverde Academy boys basketball
  • Kim Smith, East Ridge High girls basketball
  • Chad Spradin, Leesburg High boys bowling
  • Vanessa Colburn, Umatilla High girls bowling
  • Blaine Ramsdell, Mount Dora Bible boys cross country
  • Ciarra Hopkins, Montverde Academy girls cross country
  • Jordan Ozerites, Mount Dora High football offense
  • Nick Waisome, South Lake High football defense
  • David Brown, Eustis High boys golf
  • Mallory Viera, Tavares High girls golf
  • Neil Scwalb, Mount Dora High boys soccer
  • Brooke Smith, Eustis High girls soccer
  • Kathy Novak, East Ridge High softball
  • Justin Kaisrlik, East Ridge High boys swim & dive
  • Lauren Grinnell, Village High girls swim & dive
  • Dylan Berge, Mount Dora High boys tennis
  • Katelin Mariner, Villages High girls tennis
  • Bryan Kilts, Mount Dora Bible boys track
  • Juline Nunn, South Lake High girls track
  • Joanivette Negron, Tavares High girls volleyball
  • Chris Kamp, Tavares High boys weightlifting
  • Emily Cook, East Ridge High girls weightlifting
  • Bruce Heggie, Mount Dora High boys scholar athlete
  • Amber James, Umatilla High girls scholar athlete

For more information, call Jon Baran, Lake County Marketing Manager at the Central Florida Sports Commission, at 407-648-4900 ext. 21, e-mail jbaran@centralfloridasports.org or log on to www.lakecountysports.org.

For more information about Lake County vacations, call (800) 430-LAKE, log on to www.lakecountyfl.com or visit the Welcome Center, located at 20763 U.S. Highway 27 in Groveland.

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