Clay County Athletics announces top high school players for winter sports

Tony Salazar

Clay County Athletics announced on their Facebook and Twitter the Clay County All-Coaches Teams for competitive boys soccer, competitive cheerleading and girls basketball Tuesday morning.

The head coaches for every winter sport held a meeting last week to select players for First-Team, Second-Team and Honorable Mention. The All-County teams for three of the six winter sports have been announced on social media.

Boys Soccer

11 boys soccer players got the nod for First-Team All-County. Fleming Island had the most nominations with four. Those four athletes are Peyton French, Nathan Ernst, William Kennedy and Matthew Male. Oakleaf and Ridgeview were tied with the second most players selected with two each.. Oakleaf’s Drew Ammon and Akindele May-Parker and Ridgeview's Liam McDonald and Stone Perry were selected to the First Team. Clay High, Keystone, Middleburg and Orange Park each had one player selected for the First Team. Nick Sciartelli for Clay, Logan Spence for Keystone, Wade Mathis for Middleburg and David Sanchez for Orange Park.

Competitive Cheerleading

Orange Park, Clay High, Middleburg, Fleming Island and Ridgeview had three cheerleaders make First-Team and Oaklead had two cheerleaders make First-Team. Orange Park had Kendall Bagmon, Abbie Ricks and Brandon Lopez. Oakleaf’s Dayna Grannis and Bailey Nelson made the team. Clay High’s Eliza LaBelle, Kyla Sawdo and Cody Mobley got the selection for the First-Team. Middleburg’s Kendall Bryan, Tenleigh Sanford and Khoda Moses got the nod for First-Team. Fleming Island had Javen Garay, Arelys Trabal and Samuel Stofsky make the First-Team.

Girls Basketball

Oakleaf and Ridgeview tied for the number of basketball players selected to the First-Team with two. Fantasia James and Kaylah Turner made it for Oakleaf and Paetyn Miller and Nia Blocton made it for Ridgeview. Keystone’s Dezaray Bright and Fleming Island’s London Jenkins also received nods for the First-Team.

Clay County Athletics plans to post the All-County teams for boys basketball, girls soccer and girls weightlifting at a later date.
Photo byTom Briskey

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