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PHOTO COURTESY COURTNEY WEEKS JSL SCHOLARSHIPS — DeLand High School graduating seniors Anna Beal, second from left, and DeLaney Brosen hold up the checks they received from the Junior Service League of DeLand to continue their education. They each received $500. Presenting the checks are Junior Service League First Vice President Casey Johnson, JSL member Nicole Duchesneau and JSL President Courtney Weeks.

The DeLand Bulldogs Football 2022 Golf Tournament is in the scorebook, and the winning team represented Coast Title & Abstract, while Brown & Brown Insurance took second. The tournament was played at the LPGA Golf Course, with 88 individuals competing.

More than 40 items were auctioned during the tourney. Special plaques went to three individuals for the longest drive and closest to the pin for men and women.

The Coast Title & Abstract team consisted of Kevin Beasley, CJ Roberts, Ray Amara and Todd Cummings. Michael Schrier, Jackson Schrier, Roger Bismore and John Strickland represented Brown & Brown Insurance.

The longest drive for the men was driven by John Meade, while the ladies’ champion was Laurie Roy, who also claimed the plaque for being the closest to the pin. The male who was closest to the pin was Chris Low.

The Bulldogs had numerous helpers in making the tournament a success. Ian Carrey from DeLand Eatery set up his smoker, producing pulled-pork sandwiches with pickled jalapeño slaw. Jeremiah’s Italian Ice kept everyone cool with samples of mango and lemon Italian ice, and Coast Title & Abstract set up a hospitality tent on the fifth hole.

Heartland Precision Rifle had Zack Darlington showing some of his products on the third hole.

The DeLand Bulldogs Football Golf Tournament was sponsored by Boulevard Tire Center, Mainstreet Community Bank, Gunby & Company, Dickinson & McDonald CPA, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood, ICI Homes, Victoria Dental, McBride Land Services, Duke Energy, Schmid Construction, Morgan and Beth Gilreath, Reulbach Family-owned Domino’s Pizza, Della Parola Capital Management, and Coast Title & Abstract.

The DeLand track teams have not had their season-ending awards gatherings, but one award was presented early, since the winner was on his way to join the University of Florida NCAA national championship squad as a student and athlete. Senior sprinter Kevar Williams was presented the Most Valuable Sprinter Award just prior to his leaving for Gainesville June 22.

Williams, during much of the season, had times that were the best in the country in the 100 and 200 meters. He was unable to defend his FHSAA 200-meter title that he won as a junior due to a short hospital stay.

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association recently announced the recipients of the 2022 Division I Women’s Regional Awards, which recognize coaches and players for their excellence on the court and in their communities throughout the season. Stetson University’s head women’s tennis coach Travis Sandlant was named the Wilson ITA Coach of the Year for the Southeast Region. The Lady Hatter tennis players went 22-3 on the season, while claiming their first NCAA Division I Championship berth.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties, which have three chapters in West Volusia (and another one hopefully coming online shortly), had another successful Steak & Steak Gala. This was made possible through the event sponsors, which included Boulevard Tire Center, the Lacey Family Charitable Foundation, Southern Stone Communications, Harley-Davidson, Jeep Beach, Sysco, Florida Power & Light, Publix Super Markets Charities and Hilton Daytona Beach.

Diamond Sponsors were 1st Florida Realty – Lynn Byrne, AdventHealth, Avalon Park, CR&D Developers, CompuSys, DME Delivers, Doan Management/Strahan, Duke Energy, Gail & Stan Dembkoski, Halifax Health Foundation, Mullinax Ford, O’Connor Foundation, Ross Dress for Less, TouchPoint Innovative Solutions, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Volusia County Council.

College honors

India Sapp, of DeLand, a junior in the College of Health Professions at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, has been named to the President’s List for the spring 2022 semester. Ethan Werblo, of Orange City, a senior in Mercer University’s School of Business, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2022 semester.

Ohio University College of Arts and Sciences student Victoria Jones, of DeLand, has been named to the school’s spring 2022 dean’s list. Ohio University student Emily White, also of DeLand, was named to the spring 2022 dean’s list. White graduated with a Bachelor of Science in forensic chemistry.

Lauren Massarella, of DeLand, graduated cum laude from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and religious studies.

— Send school news to Tony Tussing via email: at flacoach43@hotmail.com.


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