Loynd sparks Sandcrabs in their first win
Just as last season, the Seabreeze Sandcrabs have earned their first win of the season, by beating the Pine Ridge Panthers 20-6 Friday, Sept. 30, at Pine Ridge.
After a typical start in which the Sandcrabs trailed 6-0 early in the game, Brody Loynd replaced a struggling Brevin Glaze and altered the game’s momentum with a couple of first-down runs.
After forcing the Panthers to punt on their first possession of the second half, the Sandcrabs’ defense blocked the punt, and Amarri Davis scooped the ball and returned it for a touchdown. Noah Motto’s extra point gave Seabreeze its rare lead at 7-6.
Later Loynd broke for an 81-yard gain to put the Sandcrabs inside the 10-yard line, and he would then call his number again and score from seven yards out. Motto added another extra point.
The special teams put up another score, when Deshawn Hugee returned a punt 80 yards to the house. Motto added another point with his field goal.
Although Loynd seems to be the offensive playmaker for the Sandcrabs, Coke confirmed that Glaze will still start at quarterback going forward, while Loynd will have a designed package.
McMeeking wins Big Shoulders Classic
Corey McMeeking – the Volusia Flagler Family YMCA Masters swimmer – recently won the 2.5K open-water swim at the Big Shoulders Classic this in Chicago, Illinois.
McMeeking beat out thousands by a clear 30 seconds with a 32:28 finish in the famous Lake Michigan near Chicago’s Navy Pier.
McMeeking trains at the Ormond Beach YMCA and is an executive with Brown and Brown Insurance. He’s also the current Pan Am Masters 1K Open Water Champion.
Scott Bay named Coach of the Year
Ormond Beach resident and YMCA Aquatics Specialist Scott Bay was recently named Coach of the Year the United States Aquatic Sports Convention Awards Banquet.
The USMS honor recognizes a coach who exemplifies the highest standards in Masters coaching, including growth and development of Masters swimming with an all-inclusive approach – one that welcomes swimmers of all levels and abilities.
Bay, the Masters coach at Ormond Beach YMCA, has coached swimming for more than a quarter century. Bay was recently approached by a “how to” book publisher out of New York to write the new edition of Swimming Steps to Success after reading his numerous articles in swimming magazines.
“I was both humbled and thrilled to accept this honor on behalf of the men and women I’ve coached over the years and the numerous coaches who have helped me and mentored me along the way”, Bay said. “Coaching has never been a job. It’s a joy. It’s all about the swimmers, and I’ve been blessed to work with some of the best”