Ormond Beach kids win state championships
Ethan Lemoncello and Joshua Yost won the state championships in the Elks Lodge 14U and 8U Soccer Shootout competition Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Florida Youth Elks Camp in Umatilla.
Lemoncello and Yost had to win the local tournament which was held in October at the Ormond Elks Lodge. Then, the two went on to compete for the district championship in Sanford, and once they won the districts, they went to regionals and eventually made it to states, where they won in their respective divisions. Lemoncello competed in the event last year, where he finished in third place.
Ormond Beach Pop Warner player wins national MVP Award
Jonathan Campbell, one of the Ormond Beach Observer players to watch for 2015, in the Pop Warner league, was awarded the Diamond All-American Bowl MVP Award for the fifth-grade game on Jan. 3, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Campbell played offense and defense, recording four tackles (2 for loss) and leading his team in rushing with six carries for 107 yards and the team’s only touchdown.
The All-American Bowl Week is a week for all athletes in the grades fourth-12th to showcase their talents on a national stage. Campbell was one of only two players of the 70 all-star athletes chosen from Florida.
Executive Women's Golf Association celebrates 10 years
The Executive Women's Golf Association celebrated its 10th-year anniversary by playing with spouses and friends on New Year's Day at the River Bend Golf Club in Ormond Beach. There were eight proximity competitions and a chip-in pool.
Teresa Sanders and Richard Williams split the chip-in pool money. Jane Walter, Bill Cook, Jim Poole and Shay Hall won closest to the pin, while Lois MacDonald and Katy Nelson won the longest putts. Connie Karby and Elaine Beltrandi won “Closest to the Champagne.”