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Prep Report 2-6-23

By Staff | Feb 6, 2023



Lee County Athletic Conference Championships

At Riverdale High school

North Fort Myers, Mariner and Cape Coral finished 2-3-4 in the Lee County wrestling tournament on Saturday at Riverdale.

The host Raiders were the top team in the event.

North’s strong finish was due to the team’s depth. Frank Cornelison (220 pounds) was the only weight class winner for the Red Knights, but eight other North wrestlers were top-four finishers.

Mariner, as usual, was led by two-time state champion Christian Minto (160) and defending state titleist Maximus Brady (126). Six other Tritons were in the top four of their weight classes.

For Cape Coral, Richard Albert won at 113. Four other Seahawks posted top-four results.

Team: Riverdale 237.5, North Fort Myers 197, Mariner 172, Cape Coral 156, Bonita Springs 149.5, Fort Myers 126, Cypress Lake 94.5, South Fort Myers 73.5, 9 Dunbar 70, Lehigh 65.5, East Lee County 65, Gateway 56, Island Coast 49.5, Ida Baker 40.5, Estero 9.

Individual: 106 pounds: 1 Kael Seneca (FM), 2 Isaac Towenko (CC), 3 Ryan Boos (M), 4 Wyatt Alexander (IC). 113: 1 Richard Albert (CC), 2 Steven Bruno (NFM), 3 Richado Villaquiran (IB), 4 Jayden Jackson (SFM). 120: 1 Ayden Balma (R), 2 Robert Albert (CC), 3 David Collington (FM), 4 D’Angelo Gil (NFM). 126: 1 Maximus Brady (M), 2 Mason Fox (CL), 3 Preston Thompkins (BS), 4 Kai Thomas (R). 132: 1 Jonathan Martinez-Mercado (SFM), 2 Ethan DiNottia (FM), 3 Zachary Balma (R), 4 Jimmy Bankell (IC). 138: 1 Solomon Lucas (CL), 2 Riley Hyde (BS), 3 Samuel Hall (R), 4 Buddy Bishop (M). 145: 1 Christian Varela (R), 2 Justin Tobia (NFM), 3 Judd Cole (CC), 4 Eric Paul (ELC). 152: 1 Alexander Soto (R), 2 Julian Gonzales (IC), 3 Hansel Pompa-Mauri (M), 4 Keegan Weigelt (CC). 160: 1 Christian Minto (M), 2 Cade Best (R), 3 Bret Formosa (NFM), 4 Arath Preciado (BS). 170: Konner Stuttgen (BS), 2 Tyler Charette (CC), 3 Aiden Sanchez (D), 4 Clark Daley (M). 182: Floyd McKenna (BS), 2 Cole Hayes (R), 3 Logan Ngo (M), 4 Leandro Calderin (NFM). 195: 1 Braden Quigley (L), 2 Kirk Rendon (NFM), 3 Chaos Sanchez (M), 4 Ivan Iriate (R). 220: 1 Frank Cornelison (NFM), 2 Javien White (SFM), 3 Jeremiah Erickson (L), 4 Benny Nguyen (FM). 285: 1 Tristan White (CL), 2 Parry Samuels (D), 3 Seth Tshiams (NFM), 4 Jaquan Austile (G).

Southwest Florida Conference Championships

At SW Florida Christian Academy

Oasis won the team competition Saturday at the Southwest Florida Conference meet, with Bishop Verot coming in third.

The conference brings together public, charter and private school wrestlers from Lee, Collier and Hendry counties that either don’t have or are not eligible for county athletic conferences.

The Sharks had weight class champions at 120 pounds (Ethan Bissler), 132 (Adrian Ross-Benninghoff), 138 (Kealan Clifton), 152 (Brayden Penney) and 182 (Adrian Cauceglia).

Verot’s Edward Nolan won the 220-pound weight class.

Team: Oasis 221.5, LaBelle 183.5, Bishop Verot 157, 4 Clewiston 110.5, 5 Evangelical Christian School 103, Canterbury 91.5, Gateway Charter 79, SW Florida Christian 71.

Individual: 106 pounds: 1 William Bussott (Clew), 2 Enzo Vasquez (BV), 3 Leland Flatherty (ECS), 4 Johnathan Espinoza (LaB). 113: 1 Ronald Loreto (Clew), 2 Camden Phillips (O), 3 Gabrielee Arevalo (LaB), 4 Nathan Druskis (Can). 120: 1 Ethan Bissler (O), 2 (Gumaro Martinez III (Clew), 3 Clinton Thompson Jr. (ECS), 4 Anthony Kats (LaB). 126: 1 Kendall Mann (LaB), 2 Dashiell Fu (BV), 3 Andrew Labash (O), 4 TJ Simmons (ECS). 132: 1 Adrian Ross-Benninghoff (O), 2 Nico Richmond (BV), 3 Luke Collins (ECS), 4 Jacob Turner (SWFC). 138: 1 Kealan Clifton (O), 2 Cael Horton (BV), 3 Sean Cameron (ECS), 4 Eduardo Rodriguez (GC). 145: 1 Devon Jackson (LaB), 2 Ethan Swanson (BV), 3 Ethan Varela (GC), 4 Chase Biggs (O). 152: 1 Brayden Pinney (O), 2 Ethan Drabant (LaB), 3 Clinton Williams (LaB), 4 Peyton Flynn (SWFC). 160: 1 Bennett Sweitzer (Can), 2 Liam Murphy (BV), 3 Owen Brown (SWFC), 4 Colin Anderson (O). 170: 1 Derek Washington Jr. (ECS), 2 Gabriel Holligan (Clew), 3 Greg Conzalez (LaB), 4 Christopher Conde (O). 182: 1 Adrian Cauceglia (O), 2 Owen Hawley (Can), 3 Andrew Laurent (GC), 4 Dominic Failla (SWFC). 195: 1 Raistlin Sievert (LaB), 2 Jackson Murnane (O), 3 Mason Mangold (BV), 4 Bryce Valiquette (ECS). 220: 1 Edward Nolan (BV), 2 Edwin Rosado (LaB), 3 Gabriel Fessel (O), 4 William Monroe (Can). 285: Mason Beaird (SWFC), 2 Mark Campbell (GC), 3 Logan Conley (O), 4 Jack Benatis (BV).


Defending state champion Mariner will begin defense of its crown at home Tuesday against St. Petersburg. The Tritons are the top seed in Region 5A-3.

Despite its victory against the Tritons in the District 5A-11 final, North Fort Myers is seeded second in Region 5A-3.

The Red Knights have a Tuesday home first-round match against Braden River.

North and Mariner are on opposite sides of the bracket, which leaves open the possibility of a rematch in the regional championship with a spot in the state semifinals on the line.


Mariner is returning to the Class 5A state soccer playoffs on Wednesday, opening as the fifth seed in Region 5A-3. First up is a match against Osceola.

The Tritons are the only Lee County team to make the 5A-3 field.

In Region 3A-2, Bishop Verot is the fifth seed and will open the playoffs at Windermere. Oasis made it into the field, but as the eighth seed must open at No. 1 Tampa Prep.

The winners of those two matches will meet in the regional semifinals.

While both Mariner and Bishop Verot won their district tournaments, the FHSAA did not award either a home first-round match.



Friday’s championship

Bishop Verot 48, First Baptist Academy 24: The Vikings seized the District 3A-12 title with a dominating win against FBA. Cameron O’Halloran paced Verot (16-9) with 18 points, backed by the duo of Carlyn Kelly and Josee Fry with 14 points each.


Friday’s championship

Port Charlotte 56, Mariner 23: The Pirates captured the district crown with a 16-11 mark, with the Tritons (6-11) finishing as tourney runners-up.


Regular season

North Fort Myers 63, Bishop Verot 59: The Red Knights head into district tournament play with a 9-15 record.

Gateway Charter 81, Ida Baker 33: Gateway Charter won its 20th game of the season (20-5).


All games 7 p.m.


Ida Baker at North Fort Myers


IB/NFM winner at Charlotte

Fort Myers at Cape Coral

Friday, Feb. 10

Semifinal winners


All games 7 p.m.


Dunbar at Island Coast


D/IC winner at Port Charlotte

Cypress Lake at Mariner

Friday, Feb. 10

Semifinal winners



Oasis at Canterbury

Bishop Verot at Community School of Naples


C/O winner at Gateway Charter

CSN/BV winner at First Baptist Academy

Friday, Feb. 10

Semifinal winners


LCAC Championships

At Riverdale High School

Team: Fort Myers 153, North Fort Myers 140, Riverdale 121, South Fort Myers 89, Cape Coral 52, Cypress Lake 51, Island Coast 27, Mariner 27, Gateway 15, Estero 15, Lehigh 5.

Individual: 100: 1 Carter Nelson (FM). 2 Sydney Trewartha (NFM). 3 Melanie Rodriguez (CC). 105: 1 Kayah Moss (SFM), 2 Isabella Hull (NFM), 3 Saomi Hermida (G). 110: 1 Jazlyn Diaz (R). 2 Fauline Paulin (SFM). 115: 1 Tatiana Soto (R), 2 Jolynn Ruiz (SFM), 3 Isamyn Menenzes (CL), 4 Isabella Parker (CC). 120: 1 Taylor Miranda (CC), 2 Skyler Randolph (R), 3 Isabella Nieves (SFM), 4 Samara Sokolova (IC). 125: Bianca Cespedes (R), 2 Gabriella Sergi (NFM), 3 Taylor Easterbrook (FM), 4 Addison Kloetzke (CC). 130: 1 Ryan Thomas (FM), 2 Madison Galluzzo (NFM), 3 Maria Roque (R), 4 Zioanny Quinines (SFM). 135: 1 Mallory Alcorn (NFM), 2 Aikaterini Koraledu (M), 3 McKenzie Winston (IC), 4 Payton Fulton (FM). 140: 1 Noelia Varela (R), Anyia Coffil (NFM), 3 Madison Wheeler (M), 4 Angelica Ortiz-Renteral (CL). 145: 1 Vallanda Antoine (FM), 2 Frances Moore (SFM), 3 Rebecca Reisen (E), 4 Roselee Murray (NFM). 155: 1 Lillian Seneca (NFM), 2 Ella Edsell (FM). 170: 1 Daphney Pierre (FM), 2 Kendy Sierra (CL), 3 McKyla Niccum (IC). 190: 1 Jayla Teague (FM), 2 Taliyah Duprea (NFM). 225: 1 Destine`e Thomas (CL), 2 Evalyn Thomas (FM). 1