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Local roundup | Palmetto boys golfers win district championship

Tigers boys golfers snag district title

Josh Whitson led the way with an 84 on Tuesday as the Palmetto boys golf team won the Class 2A-District 19 championship at Golf Hammock Country Club in Sebring.

The Tigers totaled a team score of 345, 16 shots better than second-place Wauchula Hardee. Sarasota Military Academy claimed the third and final team spot with a 371.

The top three teams and three individuals not on qualifying teams will advance to the Region 7 tournament Oct. 21 at Port Charlotte Golf Club.

Southeast's Will Kelly (88) and Matt Everhart (102) moved on as individuals.

Whitson tied for the top spot with Booker's John Bozer. Bozer won medalist honors in a playoff. Palmetto also got an 85 from Chase Bafia, an 87 from Shane Halter and an 89 from Kohl Walsh.


NORTH PORT 3, SOUTHEAST 0 -- Senior Emma Bartges led the way on Senior Night with nine kills and six digs, but the host Seminoles fell 25-20, 25-22, 25-16.

Emma Rissman had three kills, Lydia Wilkinson added eight digs, Sydney Mitchell contributed 13 assists, and Megan Stevens had six digs for Southeast (11-12).

BRADEN RIVER 3, CARDINAL MOONEY 1 -- The host Pirates got 19 kills, 11 digs, seven aces and three blocks from Siena Kelley in a 25-20, 22-25, 25-17, 25-14 victory.

Cassidy Barich added 12 kills and 12 digs, and Mary Cate Heller contributed 11 kills and six blocks.

Cardinal Mooney got 13 kills from Maddie McNally.

OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY 3, BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 0 -- The host Thunder claimed a 25-19, 25-16, 25-21 victory to create a three-way tie for second place in Class 3A-District 10. There will be a blind draw between the Thunder, Panthers and Saint Stephen's to determine tournament seeding.

Natalie Buffett and Reanna Gregory led ODA with 15 and 12 kills, respectively.

SAINT STEPHEN'S 3, BOOKER 0 -- Sophie Bilik had 11 kills, nine digs and five aces as the host Falcons improved to 8-8. Jenna Turner had 15 digs and seven aces, and Bryce Liebel recorded 28 assists.

-- Herald staff reports