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Class of the county

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published December 6, 2000


RENEA PHELPS, Sickles

Scored 32 points in a 62-49 victory over Wharton on Friday to become the first basketball player -- girl or boy -- in school history to reach the 1,000-point mark. The 6-foot senior forward now has 1,027 points for her career.

CARL JONES, Armwood

Earned the game ball in the Hawks' 17-14 state-playoff football win over Lake Gibson last Friday night. Jones rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown in the game that put Armwood into the semifinals.

MIKE MARTINEZ, Tampa Catholic

Selected MVP of the Mustang Invitational Wrestling tournament last weekend. He pinned all four of his opponents in capturing the title in the 145-pound weight class.

RUSS 'ROCKY' COZART, Temple Heights

The eighth-grade wrestler went undefeated, beating two opponents who placed at state last year to win the 119-pound championship in the Mustang Invitational.

DAVID CRAIG, Temple Heights

Proved age doesn't always matter in some events as the seventh-grade wrestler beat seniors and juniors in going 4-0 and winning the 112-pound weight class title at the Mustang Invitational.

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PREVIOUS WINNERS: GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY: Bloomingdale -- Amber Littleton; East Bay -- Lindsey Moffenbier; Riverview -- Dee Dee Haefling; BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: Berkeley Prep -- Rolf Steier; Sickles -- Daniel Doromal, Adam Sisler; FOOTBALL: Armwood -- Antwan Allen, Leonard Anderson, Ron Buskey; Brandon -- Rhett Soltas; Berkeley Prep -- Jason Kichalka; Chamberlain -- Eddie Lee Ivery; Durant -- Chris Jones, Jason Reider; East Bay -- Gary Bell, C.J. Owens; Gaither -- James Streeter, Lydell Ross; Hillsborough -- Ian Macalister; Jefferson -- Jeremy Burnett, Matt Glavich, Robert Wax; Jesuit -- Xavier Beitia, Jonathon Giles; Plant -- Devon Kennedy; Plant City -- William Brown; Riverhills Christian -- Julius Smith; Riverview -- Avious Steadman; Robinson -- Clark Green; Sickles -- Drew DeBerg, Dave Moore; Temple Heights -- Jeremby Gordon; GIRLS SWIMMING: Plant -- Allison Kirkwood, Crystal Rasmussen; Durant -- Katie Bowden; BOYS SWIMMING: Durant -- Richard McGrath; Jesuit -- Brad Perez; Plant -- Carter Crosby; Plant City -- Tommy Pollock; VOLLEYBALL: Bay Shore Christia -- Ericka Womack; Berkeley Prep -- Sarah Kirkwood; Durant -- Jenna Jordan, Mallory Minichbauer; Tampa Prep -- Amber Langston, Justine Patton; BOYS GOLF: Berkeley Prep -- Ty Harris, John Stevens; Gaither -- Jeremy Garner; GIRLS GOLF: Chamberlain -- Whitney Code; WRESTLING: Chamberlain -- Robert Genever; GIRLS BASKETBALL: Tampa Prep -- Amber Langston.

- Class of the county members are chosen by Times staff writers. Nominations can be made by coaches only to Scott Purks (226-3353) during office hours or to Terry Jones (684-2457) Sunday evening or Monday morning.

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