BY ANDREW O'BRIEN | SPORTS EDITOR
It was quite the year for players of Ormond Beach football teams. Mainland, Seabreeze and Father Lopez all made it to the state playoffs.
The successful season was capped off Monday when the AP All-State teams were released. All three schools were represented.
Players who made the Class 6A first team include Mainland linebacker Kailik Williams and Seabreeze’s Charles Nelson, who was chosen as a utility player.
Mainland linebacker Ricky Norris and defensive back DJ Copeland were named to the Class 6A second team.
Trey Rodriguez (Mainland, running back/quarterback), Marcus Brunson (Mainland, defensive end), AJ Westbrook (defensive back) and Josh Stevens (Seabreeze, running back) were all named to the Class 6A third team.
Father Lopez quarterback Joe Boden was selected to the Class 3A honorable mention.
Volleyball: Florida Elite 14s take third place in tourney
Three of Florida Elite’s teams competed in the USAV Florida Volleyball Festival over the weekend at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center. Over the two-day tournament, the 14s (playing up to 15s) finished in third place.
The 14s includes three Ormond Beach residents: Isabel Harris, and Cameron and Caroline Brousse.
The 18s and 16s both took second place.
As a result of the most wins and highest points, Florida Elite Volleyball Club came away with the Florida Regions Club Cup.
In two weeks, the club will be competing in Orlando during the three-day MLK Tournament, at Orlando Volleyball Academy.
Tryouts for Ormond Beach Golden Spikes set
The Ormond Beach Golden Spikes competitive baseball club will have tryouts Sunday, Jan. 12, at various locations in Ormond Beach.
Registration for ages 9U to 12U starts at 1:30 p.m., with tryouts at 2, at the Nova Complex, 440 N. Nova road, in Ormond Beach.
Registration for ages 13U and 14U will also be at 1:30 p.m., with tryouts at 2 p.m., at the Ormond Beach Sports Complex, 1369 Harmony Ave., in Ormond Beach.
Visit obgoldenspikes.com, or call Sean Hoolehan at 878-1218.
Dates, times changed for Harry Wendelstedt Umpire Clinic
The Ormond Beach Leisure Services Department is now accepting registration for a two-day umpire clinic, which is being offered by the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School, for ages 16 to adult.
The clinic was originally scheduled for three days, but it has since been changed to two.
There are clinics for beginners and advanced, and they will be taught by major and minor league umpires on the Wendelstedt staff.
The clinics will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on two consecutive Saturday mornings: Jan. 18 and Jan. 25, in Ormond Beach.
Clinics will cover basic fundamentals of a two-man system, plate work, the strike zone and other rules. Advanced training will focus on the obstruction and interference rule.
The clinic is free but registration must be completed and turned in to the Leisure Services’ registration office by noon Jan. 16. Minors must be registered by their parents or a court-ordered legal guardian.
Registration forms can be found at ormondbeach.org. Registration can also be done at 399 N. U.S. 1. Call 676-3250.