Lakewood Ranch wins Class 6A state all-sports championship

HERALD STAFF REPORTMay 31, 2012 

Lakewood Ranch won the Class 6A Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Award presented by the Florida High School Athletic Association.

The Mustangs finished with 905 points to cruise past second-place Gainesville (724).

Points are awarded based on how each school finished in each sport, with 100 points awarded for a state championship. Schools were also given a five-point bonus for district and regional titles.

Olivia Ortiz won the state cross country title and helped the 3,200-meter relay team win a state track title in the spring. Lakewood Ranch's boys golf team won a state championship, and the school's baseball and softball teams reached the final four. The boys and girls tennis doubles teams of Arnav and Arsav Mohanty (boys) and Cari Berry and Ashley Bongart (girls) won overall state titles. Swimmer Danielle Valley collected two state titles, and Will Kazokas got one.

The volleyball team also clinched its first district championship.

Buoyed by the football team's state title and Derrick Calloway's championship in the shot, Manatee placed ninth in Class 7A with 309 points.

Saint Stephen's finished tied for ninth with 180 points in the Class 2A private classification.

Here are the 6A girls standings:

CLASS 6A

1. Lakewood Ranch, 905 points

2. Gainesville, 724

3. Niceville, 528.5

4. Barron Collier (Naples), 512

5. Archbishop McCarthy (Southwest Ranches), 451.5

6. Fort Myers, 413.5

7. Choctawhatchee (Fort Walton Beach), 398

8. Belen Jesuit (Miami), 387.5

9. Winter Haven, 387

10. Melbourne, 374.

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