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Plant’s Harrison honored

Plant High girls cross country and track coach Roy Harrison will be one of eight inductees into the Florida High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame on April 27 in Gainesville.

During his three decades as coach, the cross country program has produced 10 state championship teams to go with seven individual state champions, 19 district championships and 18 regional titles, and has qualified for the state meet 25 consecutive years.

Additionally, Harrison guided the girls track team to two region titles and eight district championships, while capturing six conference championships with the boys cross country team.

Harrison is a five-time winner of the Florida Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year award and has been awarded the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year 10 times.


After a continued run of success, Anclote coach Chris Vergnaud is stepping down to take an assistant coach position with the Pasco-Hernando State College volleyball team.

Vergnaud compiled a 74-59 in five years at Anclote, including two region tournament appearances.

Since going 0-21 in the program’s inaugural season in 2009, Vergnaud led the Sharks to four straight winning seasons, two district runner-up titles, a region semifinal berth and a 20-win season.

Freedom senior setter Kelly Schaller signed to play both indoor and beach volleyball at Eckerd.

Schaller, a four-year varsity player, had 283 assists and 22 aces last season for the Patriots (11-8).


Sarah Rowley (Pennsylvania) and Trystan Reibsome (College of Central Florida) of Strawberry Crest signed letters-of-intent during a ceremony Wednesday.


Strawberry Crest’s Cole Wisecarver (Florida Atlantic) and Angie Gallastegui (West Florida) became the first in program history to earn athletic scholarships in swimming, while Zach Kitzis will walk on at FAU.


Durant senior Morgan Trask will sign today to play at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

­Nick Williams, Mike Camunas

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Plant’s Harrison honored