Performers of the week
Compiled by KEITH NIEBUHR
© St. Petersburg Times, published December 19, 2000
Donny Caldwell Crystal River soccer
Right now it appears as if the only thing that can slow Caldwell is winter break.
In 12 games, the senior forward has scored an area-best 30 goals and also has 16 assists. Last week, he scored seven goals and had one assist for the Pirates, who went 3-0 and improved to 10-0-2.
Caldwell began the week scoring three goals in a 3-0 win against Citrus. He added two goals and one assist against state-ranked Springstead, then scored twice against Lecanto.
Caldwell has outscored the entire Citrus team.
WRESTLING: Bryan Covey, a ninth-grader for Crystal River, notched his first prep victory with a pin against Citrus.
Sam Force of Crystal River recorded a first-period pin at 171 pounds against Citrus.
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Danielle Albury of Seven Rivers scored 14 points in a losing effort against Citrus.
Erin Bailey scored a team-high 13 points, 10 of which came in the second half, in a loss to Citrus.
Kristin Berger of Citrus hit three three-pointers and scored 13 points against Lecanto.
Katie Steelfox, a guard for Citrus, scored 17 points against Seven Rivers and 16 points against Lecanto.
Crystal Wellman, a senior for Crystal River, scored a game-high 21 points and hit three three-pointers in a 32-31 loss to Citrus.
BOYS BASKETBALL: Mike Bass of Citrus scored a game-high 14 points against Crystal River.
Jamal Galloway of Citrus scored 11 points against Crystal River and was 9-of-11 from the foul line. Earlier in the week, he scored a team-high 24 points in a loss to North Marion.
Mike Jones of Crystal River led the Pirates with 13 points against Citrus.
Chris Jackson (17 points), Curtis Laytart (20) and R.J. McIntyre (18) combined to score 55 points in a 93-86 loss to Dunnellon. Earlier in the week, Jackson scored 14 and grabbed 13 rebounds against Lake Weir.
GIRLS SOCCER: Amy Bowen of Citrus scored twice against Crystal River.
Amber Gidden of Lecanto scored four goals for the week, including two in a win against Hernando.
Jessica Macdonald of Citrus had two goals against Crystal River.
Amber Presnick of Citrus scored once in a 1-1 tie with Ocala Forest and added one goal and one assist against Crystal River.
Heather Vantine of Lecanto scored two goals, both off direct kicks, against Crystal River. She added another goal against Dunnellon.
BOYS SOCCER: Andrew Austin of Crystal River scored three goals in an 8-4 win at Springstead. The ninth-grader has scored 15 goals this season.
Greg Schell of Lecanto scored one goal and had one assist against Dunnellon.
GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING: Melissa Thomas of Citrus defeated defending state champion Sally Ingram of South Sumter to win the 119-pound weight class. Thomas bench pressed 125 pounds and cleaned 145 pounds.
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