North Fort Myers 3, Cypress Lake 0: The Red Knights improved their record to 10-4 Tuesday with a 25-10, 25-19, 26-24 win over the host Panthers.
Leading NFM to the victory were Amanda Anzalone with 6 kills and 14 digs, Katelin Kelly with 6 kills and 15 digs and Leah Schneider with 7 kills.
Oasis Charter’s Danielle Bebber goes up for a spike during the Sharks’ exciting five-set win against the Southwest Florida Christian Academy Lady Kings, Monday night. The girls were wearing pink jerseys in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Lady Kings wore pink socks. More photos of the match are available online at: cu.cape-coral-daily-breeze.com.
The Knights return to action Thursday at Lehigh.
Fort Myers 3, Ida Baker 0: The Bulldogs ventured to Fort Myers Tuesday and lost three straight to the Green Wave, 25-8, 25-8 and 25-11.
Leading Baker in the loss were Kristina Kayatta with 5 kills and Devon Rayme with 4 kills.
The Bulldogs, now 9-10 on the year, travel to Estero Monday.
Oasis 3, Southwest Florida Christian 2: Making a special night honoring Breast Cancer Awareness even more special Monday night, the Oasis Sharks volleyball team made it exciting as well by winning a five-game match over Southwest Florida Christian 25-17, 24-26, 27-25, 20-25, 20-18 at the Shark Tank.
Marion Chlipala, Larra Bickelhaupt and Tiffany Schramm led the Sharks to victory. Chlipala came up with 20 kills, 13 digs and three service aces. Bickelhaupt delivered 21 kills to go with three aces and a dozen digs. Schramm made 30 digs along with three blocks, two kills and three aces.
The win boosts the Sharks to 12-5 on the season heading into Wednesday's home match against Mariner when teachers will be honored.
"It was an awesome night," said Sharks coach James Mikolajczyk. "We raised more than $518 with admissions and donations."
Roses were presented before the match to all in attendance at "Dig Pink" night who are battling cancer or who have won their battle with the deadly disease.
All proceeds (including admissions) go to the Side-Out Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the unification of the sport of volleyball and its alliance with the movement for breast cancer awareness and education (www.side-out.org).
Wednesday's match against Mariner is all about teachers at Oasis as well as any other past or present teacher. During pre-game festivities, teachers and players will be introduced to the crowd.
Tritons Invitational: Ida Baker claimed the boys' team title Saturday while the school's girls' team placed second to Lemon Bay in the multi-team event.
The host Tritons ran sixth overall in the boys' race while their girls' placed 10th.
Alejandrom Pedraza of Golden Gate won the boys' overall title in 16:43.24 while Sarah McBeath of Evangelical Christian posted the girls' fastest time of 20:04.60.
Tony Milana led the Bulldogs to the overall title with his time of 17:44.13, which was sixth-best overall. Brandon Walker crossed the finish line 11th and Kenny Hernandez 17th.
Shawn Hasten's 14th-place finish led the Triton boys while Isabelle Foy ran 24th overall to lead the Mariner girls.
Dani Vanhoose set the pace for Baker's girls with a time of 21:31.29, which was sixth-best overall. Teammates Keschel Hernandez and Jessica Polendo also cracked the top 10.
Boys Team Scores - 1. Ida Baker 84; 2. Bishop Verot 121; 3. LaBelle 123; 4. Venice 132; 5. Lemon Bay 148; 6. Mariner 162; 7. Golden Gate 163; 8. Seacrest 226; 9. Lely 236; 10. LH 247; 11. Gulf Coast 286; 12. Clewiston 328; 13. Riverdale 342; 14. Island Coast 350; 15 East Lee Co. 379; 16. St. John Neumann 422; 17. Dunbar 440; 18. Evangelical Christian 463; 19. North Fort Myers 475; 20. Southwest Florida Christian 552.
Boys Top 10 Individuals - 1. Alejandrom Pedraza (GG) 16:43.24; 2. Erick Medina (LaB) 17:06.74; 3. Christian Vazquez (LH) 17:18.31; 4. James Harrison (LB) 17:34.06; 5. Andrew Lemay (Sea) 17:38.20; 6. Tony Milana (IB) 17:44.13; 7. Alyx Gonzalez (GC) 17:46.35; 8. Miguel Casiano (LH) 17:47.93; 9. John Cokley (V) 17:52.06; 10. Joel Chairez (LaB) 17:57.86.
1. Ida Baker 84 - Tony Milana 17:44.13; Brandon Walker 18:11.26; Kenny Hernandez 18:38.73; Jordan Hatch 18:51.98; Alex Hamel 19:09,04.
6. Mariner 162 - Shawn Hasten 18:27.05; Brandon Feehery 19:08.22; Steven Schwab 19:21.00; Sam Newport 19:22.18; Josh Teeter 19:43.43.
14 Island Coast 350 - Edward Santiago 19:09.28; Nicholas Gee 19:44.48; Joey Theune 20:33.58; Camilo Herrera 21:30.00; Jason Keppel 22:18.21
19. North Fort Myers 475 - Andrew Salyer 20:01.44; Jared Renyhart 21:19.64; Thomas Salyer 21:49.67; Tyler Russo 23:16.68; James Dunn 23:51.36.
Girls Team Scores - 1. Lemon Bay 31; 2. Ida Baker 71; 3. Clewiston 128; 4. St. John Neumann; 5. Venice 171; 6. Lely 188; 7. LaBelle 214; 8. East Lee Co. 245; 9. Bishop Verot 250; 10. Mariner 257; 11. Evangelical Christian 262; 12. North Fort Myers 263; 13. Island Coast 266; 14. Southwest Florida Christian 345; 15. Golden Gate 397; 16. Dunbar 477; 17. Seacrest 497.
Girls Top 10 Individuals - 1. Sarah McBeath (ECS) 20:04.60; 2. Nicole Mis (LB) 20:20.85; 3. Abby Weinfeld (LB) 20:22,29; 4. Viviana Mendoza (ELC) 21:26.61; 5. Syndi Ogilvie (LB) 21:30.37; 6. Dani Vanhoose (IB) 21:31.29; 7. Keschel Hernandez (IB) 21:34.10; 8. Leanne Ellis (IC) 21:48.19; 9. Olivia Redmann (LB) 21:53.49; 10. Jessica Polendo (IB) 22:03.99.
2. Ida Baker 71 - Dani Vanhoose 21:31.29; Keschel Hernandez 21:34.10; Jessica Polendo 22:03.99; Katherine Jones 22:29.73; Annette Vandemark 23:47.76.
10. Mariner 257 - Isabelle Foy 23:28.17; Jocelyn Lima 24:35.10; Victoria Sands 25:10.37; Jessica Bouffard 26:44.66; Megan Cohill 27:03.51.
12. North Fort Myers 263 - Kristin Mittl 23:46.50; Diamond Phillips 24:51.99; Hannah Kline 25:53.44; Abbie Larson 26:21.23; Priscilla Pacheco 26:28.18.
13. Island Coast 266 - Leanne Ellis 21:48.19; Amanda Shapiro 23:35.18; Mackenzie More 26:14.47; Ashley Heavlin 27:18.53; Maria Landaverde 28:58.04.
The North Fort Myers High School Center for Arts and Media will celebrate the life of former football coach Wade Hummel, who passed away on March 6, during the Red Knights' home football game on Oct. 26 when they play Bishop Verot at Moody Field.
His former football players are asked to contact athletic director Kathy Padilla at 995-2117 or through email (KathyKP@leeschools.net) for information on participating in the celebration.
Current varsity football coach Brian Makar is excited about the celebration because "Coach Hummel cared!" "Besides his intelligence for the game of football, coach Hummel cared for the game and more importantly he cared for his players," said Makar. "His players knew this and felt it. Anyone who played for coach Hummel, played their hearts out. Players played 'for' coach Hummel. He expected and demanded your best effort and his players did not want to let him down.
"Coach Hummel helped build the tradition of Red Knight football and North Fort Myers High School. His 1994 football team (12-1) is still remembered as one of the best teams Lee County as ever had," added Makar.