Manatee High volleyball coach Tony Cothron will have a hard time topping his first season.
Cothron, who led the Hurricanes to their first state championship earlier this month, was named the Florida Dairy Farmers Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year. The award is for all classes. Cothron already had won the Class 8A Coach of the Year Award.
Cothron totaled 146 points with seven out of 20 first-place votes. Venice's Brian Wheatley finished with 124 points.
Manatee's top player, junior Haley Coulter, finished fourth in balloting for Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Volleyball. Coulter was named to top player in Class 8A.
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CARDINAL MOONEY 69, BRADEN RIVER 53 -- Ryan McMahon's 23 points helped carry the host Cougars (5-0) past the Pirates.
Tommy Rao, Nick Peacock and Will Grauel each had eight points for Cardinal Mooney. Jacob Garrett paced Braden River with 11 points.
OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY 49, SARASOTA MILITARY ACADEMY 28 -- Lisa Hoffman turned in a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds as the visiting Thunder moved to 5-1.
Jenna Bloch added 17 points for ODA.
SAINT STEPHEN'S 33, IMAGINE SCHOOL OF NORTH PORT 19 -- Savannah Sandstrum dropped 10 points on her birthday to lead the host Falcons past the Sharks.
Claudia Sbaschnick was three points shy of a triple-double for Saint Stephen's (3-4), notching seven points, 10 boards and 10 steals.
MANATEE 6, LARGO PINELLAS PARK 0 -- Jacob Titsworth scored three times as the visiting Hurricanes improved to 3-1-2.
Edson Chavez, Julian Rodriguez and Antonio Hernandez also scored for Manatee. Luis Segura had two assists, and Tyler Robinson and Santiago Cruz each had one.
SOUTHEAST 3, TAMPA ROBINSON 1 -- Johnny Salgado, Abdel Rivas and Ricardo Rodriguez notched the goals, and the visiting Seminoles got past the Knights in Class 3A-District 9 action.
Josh Karg made three saves in goal for Southeast (5-2, 3-1).
SAINT STEPHEN'S 8, OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY 2 -- Henry Howell and Alex Virgilio led the way with three goals apiece as the host Falcons pulled away in the second half for a Class 1A-District 7 play.
Saint Stephen's (4-0-2, 2-0-2) also got goals from Antonio Colacci and Jon Boyd. Colacci had four assists, and Howell had two. Trevor Mulqueen and Garrett Barnes combined for five saves.
MANATEE 8, LARGO PINELLAS PARK 0 -- The visiting Hurricanes cruised in a Class 5A-District 8 match behind three goals from Rebecca Byrnes.
Manatee (8-1, 3-0-1) also got goals from Clarissa Palmer, Jessica Schafer, Morgan Burns, Christina Bobreck and Sydney Cornell. Brianna Blethen dished out two assists, and Schafer, Katie Gabbard and Sydney Cornell had an assist apiece.
BAYSHORE 4, TAMPA MIDDLETON 1 -- Reesie Karkoff and Tiffany Manansala each scored twice as the visiting Bruins (4-4-1, 3-0) stayed perfect in Class 3A-District 9 play with a victory over the Tigers.
OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY 1, SAINT STEPHEN'S 1 -- Katie Lang scored the goal for the visiting Thunder on an assist from Kimmy Comito. Mika Siefert had nine saves.
-- Herald staff reports