FORT LAUDERDALE — Berkeley Prep’s boys volleyball team took one step closer to becoming the first team from Hillsborough County to win a state title in the sport, sweeping Miami Ransom Everglades 3-0 in the state quarterfinals Friday at Pine Crest High School.
The Buccaneers (20-7) will play the winner of the Wellington-St. Thomas Aquinas quarterfinal today at noon in the state semifinals. The state championship match will be played at 4 p.m. Mourning High and Lyman will play in the other semifinal.
“We’re starting to play in such a way of having all the working parts,” said Berkeley Prep coach Randy Dagostino.
Berkeley Prep won by scores of 25-18, 26-24, 25-23. Senior Kyle Dagostino led the team with 18 kills and three aces while setter Hugo Rapp controlled the offense with 42 assists. Libero Austin Iglehart had 10 digs.
“We are playing the way the game should be played,” Randy Dagostino said. “A lot of people are contributing at their skill level.”
Blind vaulter gets fourth in state meet
AUSTIN, Texas — A blind high school pole vaulter cleared three heights at the Texas state championships to finish fourth, one spot short of a medal.
Charlotte Brown is a junior from the rural town of Emory. She uses a seeing-eye dog to navigate her way around the track and an electronic beeper near the mat to help her time her jumps.
Her vision has been deteriorating for years. Last year, she still had pinhole vision in one eye, but now says she is completely blind. The Associated Press