The Gulf Coast Eight Conference awards were announced last night at the winter meeting being held at Lecanto High School. Wrestler Josh Pritz led the way by being named Wrestler of the Year. Coach David Pritz was named Coach of the Year after leading the Leopards to the conference championship. The following wrestlers were named all-conference: Jonathan Britton (120), Jason Perez (138), Billy Fetzner (152), Josh Pritz (160), Chris Spellman (195), Qwenton Coney (220) and Sam Fleming (285). TJ Rodier (106) and Billy Gould (126) received honorable mention. Rodier, Fetzner, Pritz, Coney and Fleming have all made it to the state championships being held in Kissimmee this weekend.
Girls soccer midfielder, Erin King, received all-conference accolades while Gianna Huber and Ava Philip received honorable mention. Boys soccer had Jacob Kelly and John Coile receive all-conference honors while Nate D’Alfonso and Fernando Gonzalez were honorable mention.
On the hardwood, Taliyah Dowdell and Hayden Kimbrough received honorable mention honors for girls basketball while Jacob Batten and Landon Carter received honorable mention accolades for boys basketball.
To finish the awards, girls weightlifting came away with two all-conference members in Amelia Bunting ( 169) and Bre Mobley (183) and Hayley Shamblin and Kali Christie were named to the honorable mention team. Congratulations to all the Leopards and their success this past season.