GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITOR ORANGE COUNTY The Windermere High School cafeteria become a place for lively discussion about school safety dur ing a community meeting held Thursday, March 1. About 100 people attended the meeting, which was spearheaded by Mothers Opposing Violence in Education. M.O.V.E, which formed after 17 people died Feb. 14 during a shooting at Mar jory Stoneman Douglas High School, is a group of mothers working together to call more attention to the issue of school safety and security. WEST ORANGE TIMES &YOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.Celebrating more than 110 years in West OrangeObserver WEST ORANGE SENDS BANNER TO PARKLANDStudents and faculty at West Orange High School have expressed their sympathy and empathy to the school and community of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Student Government Association students created a banner that students signed with messages of prayers, compassion and solidarity. In addition, Warriors wrote letters to give to MSDHS students.YOUR TOWNFREE THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018Two Legacy students sign D2 oers. PAGE 13.Ocoee deputy chief attends FBI academyDeputy Chief Steve McCosker soon will graduate from the 10-week FBI National Leadership Academy.SEE PAGE 4. Power surgeDuke Energy employees restore power in Puerto Rico.SEE PAGE 3 VOLUME 85, NO. 10 BLACK TIE Hearts of aWARRIOR West Orange High students raised more than $52,000 for Childrens Miracle Network hospitals during Warriorthon. SEE STORY ON PAGE 4. Students, parents suggest school safety improvementsFollowing the recent school shooting in Parkland, a parent-led group requested a community meeting to discuss school safety. ENCORE! Garden Theatre throws 10th anniversary party. SEE PAGE 7SEE KEEPING PAGE 6 Davon Dae Dae Earle, Tre Jackson, Seth Janetzke, Giuliano Baber, Kordel Luke and Peyton Garner were the life of the party.Photos by Danielle HendrixMaiya Persaud and Tatyana Chowbay were happy to support Warriorthon.
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Join Ed Thralls, residential horticulturist and master coordinator for the Orange County Master Gar dener Program, as he provides expertise in general education classes on urban horticulture. Cost is $5 per family. Advanced registration is required by calling (407) 254-9200. WEST ORANGE REPUBLICAN WOMEN FEDERATED MEETING 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at the West Orange Country Club, 3300 West Orange Country Club Drive, Winter Garden. Special guest speaker is Michele Rigby Assad, author and former undercover ocer in the U.S. Central Intelligence Agencys Directorate of Operations. She trained as a counter-terrorism specialist and, after retirement, worked in Iraq with her husband with persecuted Christians. Buet lunch, served at noon, costs $20. RSVP to email@example.com. WINDERMERE GARDEN CLUB CRAZY CARD PARTY 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. Lunch, crazy card game, silent auction, raf es galore and plenty of laughs and sociability are always the hallmarks of the Windermere Garden Clubs Annual Crazy Card Party fundraiser. Tickets are $25. For information, call Peggy, (407) 876-4239.FRIDAY, MARCH 9FRIDAYS ON THE PLAZA 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the gazebo on Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy Molly Holtons acoustic blues. (407) 656-4111. LENTEN FISH FRY 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, in the Parish Hall of Resurrection Catholic Church, 1211 Winter GardenVineland Road, Winter Garden. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. The menu includes baked or fried cod, french fries, vegetables, cole slaw, hush puppies, drink and dessert. Tickets are $9 for adults, $5 for children. (407) 656-3113. NO LAUGHING MATTER 8 p.m. Fridays, March 9 and 16; 8 p.m. Saturdays, March 10 and 17; and 2 p.m. Sundays, March 11 and 18. The synopsis of this Mimis Community Theater production: Alexei comes to New York looking for a job when his career as a comedian stalls, and he unwittingly becomes entangled in an FBI operation. The agents believe he is a Russian assassin in cahoots with the sta at the diner, but they couldnt be further from the truth. Je Dunne is the author, and Paul Hamrec is the director. Tickets can be purchased at https://tinyurl.com/ybpdl8sd.SATURDAY, MARCH 10DEVICE ADVICE 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Winter Garden Library, 805 E. Plant St. Have a new tablet or smartphone but not sure how to use it? Get started with the basics to become more familiar with your per sonal device. Seating is limited; registration recommended at (407) 835-7323. MODERN ART: WHY SHOULD I LIKE IT? Noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Winter Garden Art Associations SoBo Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Session 1 of this three-part lecture series takes an in-depth look at the why behind modern arts varied art movements, Explore the many -isms that fall under the umbrella of modern art, such as Cubism, Pointillism, Futurism and Abstract Expressionism. Tickets are $10 for WGAA members and $15 for others. Reservations and payments can be made by calling (407) 347-7996 or by going online at wgart.org. A MORNING FOR MATTHEWS HOPE 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 10, at 6506 Old Brick Road, Windermere. This sipand-shop-event supporting the homeless will showcase vendors such as Matilda Jane, LipSense, Perfectly Posh, Thir ty-One Gifts, Usborne Books, Trades of Hope and Norwex. This mom-friendly event has supervised childrens activities and snacks. OCOEE SPRING FLING 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Bill Breeze Park, 125 N. Lakeshore Drive. Spring Fling is a fun-lled day with activities, games and live demonstrations all aimed at reinforcing safe behavior by youth and families. (407) 905-3100. WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Oakland Nature Preserve, 747 Machete Trail, Oakland. Join wildlife photographer Steve Shaluta for this all-day workshop. Topics will include equipment choice, technique, composition, processing and time taking photos around the preserve. Cost is $35. Tickets available at oakland naturepreserve.org.TUESDAY, MARCH 13GRACE MATHER SMITHS OAKLAND 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation, 21 E. Plant St. Join the WGHF for a presentation and book signing for My Darlings, a collection of journal entries by Grace Mather-Smith when she arrived in a slumbering Oakland with her husband from Chicago in 1910. Seating is limited. Call (407) 656-3244 for reservations.
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 3 267717 At Growing Together Pediatrics we offer comprehensive medical care for infants, children and adolescents. We provide physicals, immunizations, ADHD/behavior consultations and treatment, acne and eczema care and so much more.Phone: 407-770-1414 1583 E. Silver Star Rd. Ocoee, FL 34761 www.GrowingTogetherPeds.comOpen: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Same day AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITORThe job was tedious, but the effects are far-reaching. Seven employees from the Winter Garden facility were among Duke Energys team of more than 200 that went to Puerto Rico and spent six weeks restoring power on the island. It was five months ago that Hurricane Maria battered the Caribbean, but Puerto Rico, the hardest hit, is still without power in some parts of the country. Duke deployed employees who volunteered for the job, as well as buck et trucks, equipment and supplies on barges to the island. Tommie Parker, construction and maintenance supervisor, and six members of his team Eric Dupenthaler, Josh Wilson, Book er Jones, Steven Goepfort, Shawn Mathis and Richard Clarke were part of the crew that helped rebuild the power grid and restore electricity in the coastal region of Ponce. The Duke Energy team joined personnel from several U.S. electric companies deploying resources to support the effort. The workers join the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Parker was eager to volunteer to go and said many of his coworkers felt the same about the opportunity. Its amazing the response you get from people youre helping, Parker said. Were restoring power, and we help people. Thats just what we do.A TYPICAL DAYThe volunteers stayed at a Hilton resort in Ponce. Their day started at about 5 a.m. with breakfast, and then the workers learned road safety and stretched before their 85-minute drive to the top of the hill. We do stretching of our soft tissue, because we do a lot of climbing during the day, Parker said. We talk about our materials, and once were loaded, we head up the mountain. Once were at the top of the mountain, we do the pre-job briefing thats when we talk about our work for the day and what were going to do. We cover our location, where well be at in case of emergency, Parker said. We lay out the job for the day and lay out the hazards and (discuss) how to mitigate them and what to look for. Then they get to work. This could include untangling or cutting and picking up downed wire and trimming the limbs of fallen trees where, according to the locals, tornadoes swept through. It wasnt unusual for workers to pick up eight bundles of line in a half-mile span. Crews were setting up poles, too. Sometimes, the terrain was inaccessible so the volunteers had to abandon their bucket trucks to climb mountains and poles. They worked through misting rain, wind and hot temperatures at times. We work solid through the day, Parker said. We stop for lunch, and thats about it. We make our lunches and take it with us. Id say every three or four days the people up here feed us. Its awesome to be without power, and theyre still cooking. The communities in the region are sporadic and vary in size, and Parker said they could travel five or six miles before seeing a house. You might pass a little spot on the side of the mountain, and there might be six houses or 10, he said. They are running on generators; thats a lot of gas. I know their water-pumping system from the mountains pumps to all the communities. All thats on generators right now. At times, it took crews several days to get one line up and power restored for 15 people. It was just as likely that a line could take just one day and restore power to 70 homes. It feels good when you get somebody on, Parker, a 14-year Duke employee, said. As far as my crew, theyve done an outstanding job for the condition weve been in in the terrain. Its very different than what you see in pictures. Im like a brothers keeper. I want everyone to come home, just like they came up here. Duke Energy crews arrived in PonceJan. 14and successfully restored about 93% of the region. The Florida team returned home March 1. Hurricane Mariais regarded as the worst natural disaster on record in Dominica and Puerto Rico.The Category 5 hurricane reached wind speeds of 175 mph. Courtesy photosDuke Energy volunteers from the Winter Garden facility are Tommie Parker, seated; and Richard Clarke, left, Shawn Mathis, Steven Goepfort, Booker Jones, Josh Wilson and Eric Dupenthaler.Restoration ProjectAmong the 240 Duke Energy crew members are workers from Winter Garden, Clermont, Apopka and Lake Buena Vista.Tommie Parker, left, and another volunteer crew member survey the job ahead of them.
4 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITOREleven thousand dollars. Thats the margin by which West Orange High students beat their fundraising record for War riorthon during this years mini dance marathon for Childrens Miracle Network hospitals. Warriorthon is only in its fourth year as a school event, but hundreds of passionate students have been the catalyst behind its growing success. This years dance marathon, held on Friday, March 2, raised a total of $52,070.74 last years total was $41,109.61. West Orange is one of a handful of Central Florida-area high schools that holds its own mini dance marathons, which are hosted locally under the umbrella of the University of Central Floridas dance marathon event, Knight-Thon. All proceeds go directly to Childrens Miracle Network hospitals locally, this includes Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Zaineb Z Saied, a 2016 graduate of WOHS, participated in Warriorthon once as a student. Now a sophomore at UCF, she serves on the leadership board for Knight-Thon as the family and hospital-relations captain. Warriorthon raised over $41,000 last year; I think they were the second-highest fundraising high school in the state, Saied said. Knight-Thon is the seventh-largest dance marathon in the country, and we raised $1.25 million last year. Arnold Palmer treats approximately 135,000 kids annually, and because its a nonprofit hospital they provide a lot of non-billable services. Also, uncompensated care is huge so if a child enters that hospital and needs treatment and cant afford it, Childrens Miracle Network pays for it, she said. This money goes directly to this hospital thats in our community and saves so many of our kids. The cause hits home for her, because her sister once had openheart surgery at Arnold Palmer. And shes not the only one. West Orange seniors Michelle McKenna and Tatyana Chow bay headed the event this year, and each is passionate about the cause for her own reasons. My brother had cancer when he was 4, McKenna said. He was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, which is a rare and really aggressive form of cancer. He fought the battle for four years, but he unfortunately passed away when he was 8, so I have a really special place in my heart for this. Chowbay added that one of her former babysitters has a granddaughter who had brain injuries when she was born, requiring multiple surgeries. She is a big part of Chowbays interest in fundraising for CMN. Warriorthon took place in the school gymnasium for five hours, and the goal is for students to stay on their feet and stand for the children who cannot. They get to enjoy games, inflatable slides and activities and perform a morale dance each hour, on the hour. Additionally, students can put each other in jail and set a bail amount another fun, fundraising method. The fundraising goal this year was $45,000, but the Warriors banded together and beat it by just more than $7,000. Its honestly incredible, Saied said. Im so emotional because this was me a couple years ago. I come into this school all the time and present to these students about the cause, about the organization and why its so impor tant, and you can see the passion.GABBY BAQUERONEWS EDITOREarning the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to receive specialized training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, has been a longtime career goal for Ocoee Police Deputy Chief Steve McCosker. The academy hosts a 10-week program called the FBI National Leadership Academy four times a year and enrolls about 220 upperlevel law-enforcement officers from agencies around the country per session. To be eligible, one must meet certain qualifications, be nominated by the head of a police agency, and pass a comprehensive background check that includes FBI visits to the home. But none of that fazed McCosker, who dreamed of joining the program for years. This is something that has been pretty much a career-long dream of mine, because it does set you apart from other people in law enforcement, McCosker said. Only 1% of active law-enforcement officers have actually completed this training, partially because its a full 10 weeks and youre away from your family. Its a dorm setting, so its kind of like being in college. I was real excited when I was accepted. I researched this almost seven years ago when I presented it to (Ocoee Police) Chief (Charles) Brown. McCosker received his nomination from Brown, also a graduate of the program. He is now completing his ninth week of the highly selective program and aims to graduate March 16 as part of Class 271.THE PROGRAMThe program, which partners with the University of Virginia to offer 17 college credits upon completion, provides coursework in intelligence theory, terrorism and terrorist mindsets, management science, law, behavioral science, law-enforcement communication and forensic science. Since joining, McCosker has learned about different facets of law-enforcement leadership from tactical strategies to media relations and social-media management to how to help lawenforcement officers dealing with experiences that may cause post-traumatic stress disorder, a skill he aims to take back home to the Ocoee Police Department. Its like being in master-level college courses again, he said. You have to turn in term papers, give group presentations and individual presentations. But one of the things Im most excited about is that one of the courses requires you to pick from three different topics for a final paper, and I chose to write an article that Im told is going to be published in the (FBI-LEEDAs) Insighter Magazine a publication by the Law Enforcement Executive Development Association. Most of the courses take place in a classroom setting, but students can volunteer to take week end sightseeing trips. So far, he has taken tours of the Arlington Cemetery, Pentagon, White House and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, but the majority of the program involves seminars with renowned guest speakers in the law-enforcement community. Weve heard from people who dealt with the Ferguson riots, investigators from the Boston bombing and more, so youre getting knowledge from all these high-level people whove actually experienced it. Its not just classroom theory, its more, This is what happened, this is what went right, this is what went wrong and this is what we could do in the future. Despite all the term papers, McCosker said the most challeng ing part of the program has been the distance from his wife and two children. THE YELLOW BRICK ROADBut a big challenge he soon will face if he wishes to graduate is the final physical fitness test: The Yellow Brick Road. The program prepares its students for the grueling 6.1-mile obstacle course with weekly physical challenges on Wednesdays. Developed in 1981, the Yellow Brick Road is also the obstacle course U.S Marines in training are required to complete. It requires its participants to make their way through a wooded trail marked by yellow bricks. The students run through creeks, climb over walls, jump through simulated win dows, scale rock faces with ropes and crawl under barbed wire in muddy water, among other such tasks, to complete the obstacle course. If completed, they receive a yellow brick as a little souvenir of their achievement and earn the privilege of joining the ranks of the FBI National Leadership Academys graduate class.Courtesy photoSteve McCosker, one of two deputy chiefs at the Ocoee Police Depart ment, hopes to graduate from the FBI National Leadership Academy on March 16. Its really a high-level training that sets you apart and gives you a dierent perspective of law enforcement, he said.Cream of the crop This is something that has been pretty much a career-long dream of mine, because it does set you apart from other people in law enforcement. Ocoee Police Deputy Chief Steve McCosker ONLINESee more Warriorthon photos at OrangeObserver.com Fourth Warriorthon raises $52,070.74 ObserverPublisher / Dawn Willis, dwillis@OrangeObserver.com Executive Editor / Michael Eng, meng@OrangeObserver.com Design Editor / Jessica Eng, jeng@OrangeObserver.com Senior Sports Editor / Steven Ryzewski, sryzewski@OrangeObserver.com News Editor / Gabby Baquero, gbaquero@OrangeObserver.com Community Editor / Amy Quesinberry, amyq@OrangeObserver.com Black Tie Editor / Danielle Hendrix, dhendrix@OrangeObserver.com Sta Writer / Eric Gutierrez, egutierrez@OrangeObserver.com Advertising Executives Michelle Gentry, mgentry@OrangeObserver.com Cyndi Gustafson, advertising@OrangeObserver.com Creative Services Tony Trotti, ttrotti@OrangeObserver.com Customer Service Representatives Allison Brunelle, abrunelle@OrangeObserver.com Katie Rehm, firstname.lastname@example.org If we are to build a better world, we must remember that the guiding principle is this a policy of freedom for the individual is the only truly progressive policy. 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Several commissioners took issue with the amount of clapboard siding proposed on the units, citing mildew and highmaintenance concerns. The commission unanimously approved the site plan and the first amendment to the development agreement and the architectural elevations subject to a color rendering and the addition of brick and deletion of a portion of the clapboard siding. The agreement includes an option for the developer to alter the number of apartments and senior units, making them closer to 180 each. This would require additional approval. At present, there are 42 onebedroom and 42 two-bedroom senior-housing units, as well as 100 one-bedroom, 112 twobedroom and 52 three-bedroom apartments and 12 carriage units.Oakland leaders approve plans for Longleaf projectIN OTHER BUSINESS The Town Commission approved a temporary moratorium on applications related to development until the town can develop urban design guidelines and standards to apply to new development. 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The rst phase of the 16acre development will bring 276 apartments and 84 senior-living units to the west end of Oakland Avenue.
6 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 13th Annual Bill Breeze Park Saturday, March 10, 2018 10:00am 3:00pm 125 N. Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee, Florida A free community event and fun-filled day with activities, games and live demonstrations---all aimed at reinforcing safe behavior by our youth and families and showcasing community services available throughout the area. Bike Rodeo Balloon Artist Face Painting Bounce Houses Rock Climbing Educational Road Obstacle Track Trees, Plants and Rain Barrels Giveaway* Food Music Lots of Prizes & More!!!* For tree/plants and rain barrel giveaway, must be Ocoee resident, www.ocoee.org 407.905.3100 13th Annual Bill Breeze Park Saturday, March 10, 2018 10:00am 3:00pm 125 N. Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee, Florida A free community event and fun-filled day with activities, games and live demonstrations---all aimed at reinforcing safe behavior by our youth and families and showcasing community services available throughout the area. 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On Friday, we had multiple lockdowns within the area, and I watched as I was working, feeling helpless at the comments, concern and panic that parents had. Im a strong believer that if you have a concern or a problem or answers, then you need to step up and be heard. Sadlier said the goal was to open a dialogue about school safety in Orange County and serve as a call to action for anyone who wishes to see state lawmakers pass legislation that would help provide more resources to boost school security. Orange County Public Schools District Chief of Police Bryan Holmes and Orange County Sher iffs Office Major Angelo Nieves both gave presentations detailing the preventive measures, programs and precautions their agencies engage in to keep schools safe. During their presentation, Holmes said the district employs random weapon screenings rather than daily screenings because of time constraints. Meanwhile, Nieves emphasized his officers receive active-shooter training and that because of the increase in the number of threats and inappropriate social-media posts, his agency is working with state legislators on a bill to ensure threats are addressed properly. I want to reiterate we will make arrests, have done so and will exhaust all methods to identify a responsible party, Nieves said. After a slight mishap with the schools emergency alarm, which caused attendees to exit the building and continue the meeting outside before being led back inside the cafeteria, parents and students were allowed to speak. Their suggestions were recorded by student volunteers and commented on by District 4 School Board member Pam Gould. Parents encouraged investing in panic buttons, bulletproof windows and doors, metal detectors, training programs in emergency procedures for substitute teachers and more funding for additional school resource officers, professionally licensed guidance counselors and mental-health services. WHAT IS M.O.V.E?Mothers Opposing Violence in Education is a self-described nonpartisan grassroots movement that supports school safety measures and mental health awareness. It is led by parents who make it their mission to keep an eye on elected ocials and their ef forts to ensure school safety. To learn more, visit FB.com/Movepush. ONLINESchool safety bill. OrangeObserver.com Keeping schools safeCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
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SPORTSMARCH 8, 2018 Legacys Justin LaGasse throws programs first no-hitter. Page 14.1 The Ocoee baseball team is o to an impressive 6-0 start this season ahead of a March 6 game against district rival Forest. Last week, the Knights topped West Or ange 2-1 for the programs second win over the War riors in its history. Ethan Long earned the complete game victory for Ocoee. A gallery from the game is available at Observer Preps.com.2 The West Orange baseball team bounced back from a pair of losses against Dr. Phillips and Ocoee to beat new rival Winder mere in the rst meeting of the two programs. Doug Nikhazy pitched ve scoreless innings and combined with Zach Pellegrino and Carson Montgomery to no-hit the Wolverines. Rafael Gutier rez hit a two-run homer for West Orange (2-2).3 Cristian Colon, a Class of 2015 West Orange High basketball alum and cur rent player for Cincinnati Christian University, was recognized by the River States Conference of the NAIA with its Champion of Character Award. The award honors a player from each team who portrays values including respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership and sportsmanship.4 The West Orange girls lacrosse team has raced out to a 4-1 start under new coach Nikki Thorndill. Last week, the Warriors defeated Evans 16-0 and Oviedo 9-8. The Warriors play at Winter Park (5-1) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.5 West Orange baseball alum Ethan Jones earned a win and a save for Flagler College last weekend in a series against Lander. On the season, Jones has pitched 19 innings for the Saints (16-2) and has a 0.47 ERA. HIGH5 Mikey Berkman III is a senior for the West Orange boys lacrosse team. His father, Mike Berkman Jr., was a point guard who played col lege basketball. The respective sports are dif ferent, but the younger Berkman credits his fathers approach to basketball as the foundation for his approach to lacrosse an approach that has been pretty successful. My dad was a point guard in college basketball, so Ive always There are fewer than 200 highschoolers at Legacy Charter. About half are boys, and it is from that pool that the schools football program is built. Athletic Director and offensive coordinator Jarrett Wiggers said many if not most of the players at Legacy are play ing football for the first time. At a charter school with a waitlist, where students are admitted via a lottery, the goal for the Eagles is to build a respectable and competitive team with whomever they have on campus. Its understood, though, that most of the student-athletes in Legacys football program likely will not play football in college. There are exceptions, of course. A handful of players in the past five years have had the oppor tunity to play for Division III or NAIA programs. But until this year, no one from Legacy had been recruited by and signed to a Division II program. That changed when seniors Dylan Clinger and Jalen Swift signed to play for Chowan Uni-STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORSTEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORMikey Berkman reached and passed the 400-point mark during the Warriors win March 1. He is only the fourth player in state history to reach the milestone. Dylan Clinger and Jalen Swift will join Chowan Universitys football program this fall.West Orange LAX senior hits career points milestoneLegacy duo are programs rst D2 signeesSEE LACROSSE PAGE 14 SEE LEGACY PAGE 14Steven RyzewskiMikey Berkman has 196 career goals and 209 career assists good for 405 career points. Should he pass 200 career goals, he will be the rst player in state history to have more than 200 career goals and assists.Steven RyzewskiDonning hats for Chowan University, where they will play college football, Jalen Swift, left, and Dylan Clinger are proud to be Legacys rst Division II recruits. File PhotoZion Collins scored a team-high 26 points for the Warriors in their 96-81 win over Seminole March 2 in the FHSAA Class 9A, Region 1 Final.The improbable playo run of the West Orange High boys basketball team continues this week with the programs rst trip to the FHSAA Final Four since 2005.SANFORD The West Orange High boys basketball team ended the regular season with a record that was one win above .500 at 13-12. To even make the playoffs, the Warriors had to go to over time in the district semifinals to beat Wekiva. After falling in the district final to Apopka, West Orange went on the road in the regional playoffs three times. By most measures, the Warriors were underdogs for all three rounds. To say the least, the road to Lakeland for the FHSAA Class 9A Final Four was an improbable one for West Orange (17-13). But, as senior guard K.J. Simon pointed out moments after the Warriors beat Seminole High 96-81 in the regional champion-STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORSEE BASKETBALL PAGE 15
14 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 versity in North Carolina. Its big (Dylan and I) are the first, and its an honor, Swift said. Both athletes had strong careers at Legacy, but the prospect of playing Division II football was not a given. Rather, assistant coach Jim Rathmann played matchmaker for the two athletes and the school, using his connections in the game to put Clinger and Swift on the radar of Chowan. As a former player for LSU who was part of the Tigers national championship team in 2003, Rathmanns endorsement carries some weight in the football world. Im very blessed to have Coach Jim in my life, Clinger said. Hes done so much for us. It also helps that both players were exceptional for the Eagles in the past few seasons. Dylan and Jalen are superior athletes and they figure out how to make plays, Wiggers said. The two local teens are excited to join the program in North Carolina, expressing enthusi asm about the schools scenic campus. Theyre also glad to be making the journey to the next step of their careers together, acknowledging that it will be helpful to have a familiar face around in a new place. Wiggers said the real excitement is that the football program at Legacy provided an avenue for two of his studentathletes to go to college. Sometimes athletics is what gets a kid to college and then that changes their life, academically, Wiggers said. Weve gotten a phone call from a guy who graduated who said, Hey, Im not actually playing football anymore but now Im on the deans list. Football got him there. had a point-guard mentality, Berkman said. I dodge to the goal, and people think Im dodging to score, which is why I can get assists. Including his eight goals and two assists in a 19-10 win over Windermere March 1, Berkman has ducked, dodged, scored and assisted his way to 405 career points (in lacrosse, players are credited for one point for either a goal scored or an assist on a goal scored). Passing the 400-point threshold has put the West Orange senior and Syracuse University commit into some rarified air, as far as high-school lacrosse is concerned. Berkman is only the fourth player in state history to have accomplished as much and, according LaxRecords.com, he is the 76th player nationally to reach the milestone. With 196 career goals and 209 career assists, Berkman is also on the precipice of another distinction he likely will be the first player in state history to have at least 200 goals and 200 assists. He can shoot lights out, and he has all the offensive tools, but his vision his ability to feed guys just makes everyone else better, West Orange head coach Bill Baker said. Hes like an elite point guard. Although he grew up zoned for West Orange, Berkman played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Dr. Phillips High through the schools magnet program. When he arrived at West Orange as a junior in the fall of 2016, though, it was a big get for Bakers program. Weve known Mikey going back to sixth grade, when he was coming up through the youth program, Baker said. To have him here is huge. A district champion and play off team last year, the Warriors (2-0) have their sights set on an even deeper run this year, and Berkman will be the point-per son for that mission. After his senior season con cludes, he will have a college career for the Orange to look forward to fulfilling what has been a lifelong dream of his. Both of my parents are from upstate New York, Berkman said. I have pictures of myself when I was six years old wear ing Syracuse lacrosse shirts. Ive always wanted to play for Syracuse. In the meantime, though, Baker and Berkmans teammates at West Orange are excited to see just how many more records the talented lacrosse player can break. Indeed, after rattling off some of Berkmans many accolades so far, Baker smiled and added, And hes still going. Have our Mobile Showroom come to you! Minneola Location 301 E. 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Closed Sunday SPORTS SPOTLIGHTThe Legacy Charter baseball team is 4-1 so far this season, and one of those wins included a milestone for the program. Justin LaGasse tossed the Eagles rst no-hitter, confounding district rival Faith Christian in an 11-0 victory that lasted ve innings, in accordance with the mercy rule. LaGasse struck out seven batters during his big game and also drove in two runs at the plate for Legacy.SPONSORED BY MARKS FLOORSJustin LaGasseWhat do you enjoy about playing for coach Jack Chambless? I love that he is blunt, and hell tell me if Im doing something wrong. Thats what I see in a good coach. I want to know what Im doing wrong, and hes not afraid to tell me. If you could play a game in any stadium in the world, which would you play in? Yankee Stadium, hands down. Ive been a Yankees fan my whole life. Which baseball movie is your all-time favorite? 42. Jackie Robinson, his story, it gets me every time. I love that passion that he had. Whats your favorite class? Chemistry I love balancing equations. Its like a puzzle. STEVEN RYZEWSKI THE BASICSYear: Sophomore Age: 16 Hometown: Boca Raton Resides: Winter Garden Hits/throws: Right/right Position(s): Pitcher, short stop, catcher Other varsity sports: Football, basketball, soccerLacrosse LegacyFROM PAGE 13 FROM PAGE 13 He can shoot lights out, and he has all the oensive tools, but his vision his ability to feed guys just makes everyone else better. Bill Baker Had you thrown a no-hitter before in youth baseball? I believe so. I threw several shutouts, and I think I threw one no-hitter (in youth baseball). Were you surprised to have accomplished a no-hitter in high school? The team is a district team, so they were good, so yeah, I was pretty surprised. But I had some confidence in myself. How did you feel that game and when did you know you had your best stuff? My arm was light like Jell-O like a rubber band. That night was a good night. Three up, three down in the first inning, and I knew it was going to be a good night. Which facet of the game do you enjoy the most? I love the feeling when you hit the ball right on the money hitting is my favorite. Name a professional baseball player, past or present, you admire? Everybody says it, but Derek Jeter just his leadership. Jack ie Robinson, as well. Theyre two typical answers, but Ive always admired them. Whats the outlook for the team this year? I think we can win our district I truly believe that. Were deep in pitching. Which of your teammates is the funniest? The funniest guy would have to be Blake Waldron hes great.
WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 15 Proudly Sponsors...267676 If you would like your pet to be considered for the Pet of the Week... email your furry friends photo to: Contests@OrangeObserver.com PETOF THE WEEK Two peas in a pod! ship March 2, how they got there really doesnt matter. We played a tough schedule the losses dont mean anything, Simon said after scoring 21 points in the Warriors victory. This is the money time right now in the playoffs. When you get in the playoffs, its anybodys game, and we showed it. West Orange will play nationally ranked Oak Ridge (28-4) at 7 p.m. March 9, at Lakelands RP Funding Center in the Class 9A State Semifinals. It is only the second trip to Lakeland for the Final Four in the programs history; the first came in 2005. The game that sent West Orange back to Lakeland was a microcosm of the Warriors 201718 season. Seminole went on a run in the second quarter that sent things to halftime with the Seminoles leading 51-38, and things looking bleak for the Warriors. But then the third quarter happened. West Orange outscored its hosts 31-11 in the third quarter, and the Warriors rode that wave to the win. Simon added nine assists to his point total, while teammate Zion Collins scored a team-high 26 points. Darrell Harding added 21 points and nine rebounds. The regional championship win is especially significant for Jones, one of the regions longesttenured coaches. Jones took over the program for the 2005-06 season, the season after the Warriors went to state. Scott Eggleston, the coach of that 2004-05 team, went to start the program at Ocoee High the next season along with most of the roster from the state semifinalist season. The Warriors have had some close calls since then including a heartbreaking loss to Hagerty in the regional final in 2012 but the veteran coach and his program are finally heading to the game's biggest stage in Florida. Man, its special, Jones said. Its only the second time in history that this school has been to a Final Four. These guys are trying to leave a legacy.BasketballFROM PAGE 13 IF YOU GOFHSAA CLASS 9A STATE SEMIFINALS West Orange (17-13) vs. Oak Ridge (28-4) WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday, March 9 WHERE: RP Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St., Lakeland THE MATCHUP: The Warriors will have their work cut out for them against the Pioneers, who are ranked No. 20 in the nation by MaxPreps Xcellent 25. The winner will face the winner of the opposite seminal, which pits Wellington against Miramar. The FHSAA Class 9A State Championship Game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10.CFCA hoops returns to Final Four after two decades After knocking on the door the past few seasons, the CFCA boys basketball team nally earned a trip to Lakeland. Knotted up with Florida Prep in a 45-45 tie with 4:10 left in the FHSAA Class 2A, Region 3 Final, the Eagles outscored the Falcons 20-8 the rest of the way Feb. 27, sealing a 65-53 win and the programs rst trip to the FHSAA Final Four since 1997. This is an accumulation of four years of a lot of hard work and sweat, head coach Jonathan McClintock said afterward. Weve been knocking on the door the past couple of years, and I feel so thankful and blessed that we got to break it down tonight. The game was rematch of last years regional nal, which Florida Prep won 45-40 in Melbourne. They knocked us out last year and we wanted to get them back, senior guard Dante Treacy said. We just kept telling each other to keep pushing. Treacy scored 14 points for the Eagles and forwards Jordan Preaster and Lorenzo Burdon each scored 11 points. Bryce Street scored a team-high 16 points for the Eagles, including four made three-pointers. CFCA played Miami Christian in the Class 2A State Seminals March 5. The Eagles fell to the Victors 68-53, ending their season. A full recap and photo gallery from the game are available at Observer Preps.com. STEVEN RYZEWSKI 268899 CITY OF OCOEE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PAST JPA AMENDMENTS & FUTURE LAND USE MAP CLEAN UP LARGE SCALE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT CPA2018002NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the OCOEE CITY COMMISSION will consider a proposed Large Scale Amendment to the City of Ocoee Comprehensive Plan to: (i) amend the Intergovernmental Coordination Element to incorporate into the Ocoee Comprehensive Plan amendments Seventeen (17) and Eighteen (18) to the Ocoee/Orange County Joint Planning Area Agreement (JPA); (ii) update the Existing Land Use Map (Figure 1) to conform to the JPA, as amended, and to reect small scale comprehensive plan amendments and annexations since the last update to Figure 1; (iii) amend the Future Land Use Element to incorporate a new map Joint Planning Area Land Use (Figure 1a); and (iv) amend Future Land Use Map (Figure 2) of the Ocoee Comprehensive Plan to add the Seventeenth (17) and Eighteenth (18) amendments to the Ocoee/Orange County Joint Planning Area Agreement, as amended, and to reect Small Scale Comprehensive Plan amendments and annexations since the last update to Figure 2. e OCOEE CITY COMMISSION will hold a public hearing on the proposed large scale amendment on TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018, AT 6:15 PM or as soon thereaer as practical. e public hearing will be held in the City Hall Commission Chambers located at 150 North Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee. AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OCOEE, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE OCOEE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AS ADOPTED IN 1991, AS AMENDED; AMENDING THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL COORDINATION ELEMENT OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO ADD THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH AMENDMENTS TO THE JOINT PLANNING AREA AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF OCOEE AND ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT TO REFLECT THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH AMENDMENTS TO THE JOINT PLANNING AREA AGREEMENT; AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP TO CONFORM TO THE JOINT PLANNING AREA AGREEMENT, AS AMENDED, AND TO REFLECT SMALL SCALE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS AND ANNEXATIONS SINCE JULY 2011; AMENDING THE EXISTING LAND USE MAP TO CONFORM TO THE JOINT PLANNING AREA AGREEMENT, AS AMENDED, AND TO REFLECT SMALL SCALE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS AND ANNEXATIONS SINCE JULY 2011; PROVIDING FOR TRANSMITTAL; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. is Large Scale Comprehensive Plan Amendment will change the future land use of parcels of land with the Ocoee/Orange County Joint Planning Area. Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard with respect to the proposed actions above. e complete case le may be inspected at the Ocoee Development Services Department/Planning Division located at 150 North Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. e City Commission may continue this public hearing to other dates and times, as it deems necessary. Any interested party shall be advised of the dates, times, and places of any continuation of these or continued public hearings shall be announced during the hearing and no further notices regarding these matters will be published. You are advised that any person who desires to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need a record of the proceedings and for this purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the City Clerks Oce 48 hours in advance of the meeting at 407-905-3105. EAST WEST EXW COLONIAL DROLDOCOEE APOPKA RDN CLARKE RDGOOD HOMES RDCLARCONA OCOEE RDFL TU RN S CLARKE RDSTORY RDN LAKEWOOD AVBEULAH RDN APOPKA VINELAND RDSTATE ROAD 429MAGUIRE RD ARK RIDGE GOTHA RD E ORLANDO AVS BLUFORD AVW SILVER STAR RDGOTHA RDE PLANT ST City of Ocoee Joint Planning Area Boundary Unincorporated Territory and Other Municipalities
16 WEST ORANGE TIMES & OBSERVER | THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 CHURCH DIRECTORY Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17 (niv)Words to Live By... 268014BAPTISTFIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 125 E Plant St., Winter Garden 407-656-2352 Sundays 8:30 am Traditional 9:45 am Bible Study 11:00 am Contemporary Awana Wednesdays 6pm Pastor Tim Grosshans www.fbcwg.org 2nd Campus: FOUNDATION WORSHIP Sundays 9:45 am All Ages at Foundation Academy High School 15304 Tilden Road Winter Garden www.FoundationWorship.com 407.730.1867 STARKE LAKE BAPTIST CHURCH PO Box 521, 611 W Ave, Ocoee Pastor Jeff Pritchard (407) 656-2351 www.starkelakebaptist.org CHURCH OF GODOCOEE CHURCH OF GOD Pastor Thomas Odom 1105 N. Lakewood Avenue, Ocoee 407-656-8011 EPISCOPALCHURCH OF THE MESSIAH 241 N. Main, Winter Garden Services: 8, 9:30, & 11am, 7pm www.churchofthemessiah.com CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION 4950 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd. Orlando Sun.Serv 8:30am, 10:30am, 5:30pm. 407-876-3480 www.ascension-orlando.orgMETHODISTFIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 125 N. Lakeview Ave Winter Garden Service Times 9:00 AM and 11:15 AM Phone 407-656-1135 Web: fumcwg.orgUNITED CHURCH OF CHRISTWINDERMERE UNION CHURCH 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Rd. Windermere, FL 34786 407-876-2112 Worship times: 9:00am Adult Sunday School 10:00am Worship www.windermereunion.orgNON-DENOMINATIONALPURPOSE CHURCH ORLANDO 13640 W. Colonial Dr., Ste 110, Winter Garden 407-654-9661 Prayer 9:30AM, Fellowship 9:45AM, Service 10:05AM HAVEN OF GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 13520 Foxcrest Blvd. Winter Garden, FL 34787 Services 9:30 and 10:30AM 407-952-0510Advertise your Services or Events on this page weekly.This page appears weekly in the West Orange Times & Observer and online at orangeobserver.com.To advertise in the Church Directory call 407-656-2121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Matthews Hope Chest Creations Custom Furniture Repaired, Refinished and Repurposed Wood Furniture Pallet Art & Furniture Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/MatthewsHopeChest/Visit our New Workshop Location at 930 Carter Rd. Suite #311, Winter Garden 1/4 Mile North of W. 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Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard with respect to the proposed actions above. e complete case le may be inspected at the Ocoee Development Services Department/Planning Division located at 150 North Lakeshore Drive, Ocoee, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays. e City Commission may continue this public hearing to other dates and times, as it deems necessary. Any interested party shall be advised of the dates, times, and places of any continuation of these or continued public hearings shall be announced during the hearing and no further notices regarding these matters will be published. You are advised that any person who desires to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need a record of the proceedings and for this purpose may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the City Clerks Oce 48 hours in advance of the meeting at 407-905-3105. 266837 CITY OF OCOEE NOTICE OF ONLINE PUBLIC AUCTIONS TO DISPOSE OF SURPLUS VEHICLES, EQUIPMENT, AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMSHOSTED BY: GEORGE GIDEON AUCTIONEERS, INC. 2753 N. HWY 441 ZELLWOOD, FL 32798 (407) 886-2211 www.ggauctionsonline.com Items may be inspected at Gideon Auctioneers: During Business Hours from 9:00 A.M. 4:00 P.M. 9:00 A.M. 3:30 P.M. for vehiclesCHECK THE CITYS WEBSITE WWW.OCOEE.ORG FOR A COMPLETE SURPLUS PROPERTY LIST OR OBTAIN A COPY FROM THE CITY HALL FRONT DESK
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