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32 x July 5 — 18, 2018 x Steve Clifford, who helped lead the Orlando Magic to the 2009 NBA Finals as an assistant coach and has more than 30 years Photo courtesy of Fernando Medina/ Orlando Magic Steve Clifford returns to the Orlando Magic as the basketball team’s head coach. of coaching experience at the NBA and collegiate level, was named the team’s head coach. Clifford is the 14th head coach in the franchise's history. He returns to Orlando after spending the previous five years as head coach of the Charlotte Hornets. “We are very excited to welcome Steve [Clifford] back into the Magic family,” said Jeff Weltman, president of Orlando Magic's basketball operations. “Steve is widely regarded throughout the NBA community as an elite coach and developer of players at all stages. His teams have always been disciplined and prepared, and have embraced the concept of playing for each other.” A full field of 160 golfers and celebrities teed it up for the Give Kids The World Celebrity Golf Classic held at the Golden Bear Club, a Jack Nicklaus signature course. Presented by Holiday Inn Club Vacations, the event raised a record $305,000 to benefit Give Kids The World Village. This year’s classic was dedicated to keeping the memory and mission of philanthropist and GKTW founder Henri Landwirth Dr. Phillips | Bay Hill | Windermere | Lake Buena Vista Your Orlando Dentist Featured in Orlando Magazine’s ‘Top Dentists as Rated by Their Peers’ every year since 2008 BUENA VISTA 11444 S Apopka Vineland Rd. Suite: 101. Orlando, FL 32836. 407-930-0060 Dr. Aldea SOUTHWEST SPORTS compiled by Lauren Salinero alive. Landwirth passed away April 16. The amount raised for GKTW came from local and national businesses and caring people living in the community, through sponsorships, foursome fees, drawings, and live and silent auctions. Prior to the tournament, a celebrity pairing party and concert was held at the Golden Bear Club. The Orlando Sports Foundation named the CFE Federal Credit Union as the title sponsor of the organization’s second annual AutoNation Cure Bowl All-Stars event. The high school football game features players, marching band members, cheerleaders and trainer aides from their respective schools in Seminole and Orange counties. Up to 300 students from more than 40 high schools are expected to participate. Last year, around 70 percent of the football players received financial aid to play football in college. The game will take place Dec. 11 at Showalter Field in Winter Park. Tickets are $5 at the gate, but entry is free with a donation of a children’s Christmas gift for the coaches’ Toy Drive Challenge. The Dr. Phillips High School Athletic Department honored the following 34 student-athletes and three graduates during its annual Athletic Awards and Hall of Fame Ceremony: 2017-18 junior Shania Gowan, women’s wrestling, and three-sport star Raymond Negron-Valero won the Most Outstanding Athlete of the Year honors. DPHS 2013 graduates Angela Algee, Bridget Blake and Hannah Schaible were inducted into the Dr. Phillips Athletic Hall of Fame. Shania Gowan won her second consecutive women’s wresting state championship this year and also competed in women’s weightlifting. Raymond Negron- Valero played in men's soccer, volleyball and baseball. The Bill Spoone Female Scholar of the Year award was presented to Isabela Bartczak, cross country and track and field. Bartczak graduated as valedictorian with a 5.26 GPA. Baseball sensation Cort Roedig won the Bill Spoone Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. The Bob Noyes Sportsmanship Awards were presented to Stephanie Oliveira, women’s soccer and flag football, and Bo Ivey, men’s cross county and men’s track and field. With two state championships earned this year, women’s wrestling head coach Kirwyn Adderly and football head coach Rodney Wells both earned Coach of the Year honors. The Principal’s Achievement Award, presented to students that exemplify humility, respect, sportsmanship, leadership and commitment, was earned by: Zoe Alexander, women’s track and field; Adriel Rivera Aponte, men’s track and field; Jaden Asuncion, women’s tennis; Isabela Bartczak, women’s cross country; Samijah Butler, women’s basketball; Mathew Crawford, men’s bowling; Sparkle Evans, athletic training; Kelly Gauger, women’s volleyball; Marissa Gilman, women’s bowling; Caroline Grzeszczak, women’s swimming and diving and women’s water polo; Emma Hallson, women’s golf; August Haymaker, baseball; Remy Hellinger, women’s wrestling; Joey Hodges, men’s golf; Bo Ivey, men’s cross country; Avinash Jawahir, men’s weightlifting; Madison Lamb, women’s soccer; Megan Lapeyrouse, flag football; Daniel Love, men’s basketball; Gariel Madej, men’s water polo; Micah Martin, men’s soccer; DJ Nenic, men’s volleyball; Sebastian Norma, men’s wrestling; Megan Rush, women’s weightlifting; Reece Simon, men’s tennis; Raychel Trocki,

softball; Bianca Velez, competitive cheerleading; and Brian Velez, football. x July 5 — 18, 2018 x 33 The Tigers baseball team captured the Dr. Phillips Little League Majors tournament championship with a 9-2 win over the Astros, completing the spring season with an overall 15-5 record. Johnny Jenkins led the Tigers from the mound, striking out 29 batters and surrendering only one walk and five runs in nearly 16 innings pitched over three tournament game wins. Brandon Lohr was solid behind the plate and started the championship game rally with an RBI double. Madden Bourst continued to lead the offense with two hits in the final, and Josh Zdrowak delivered the big blow with a grand slam home run in the fourth. Five hits from Gabe Rodriguez in the first two tournament games led the Tigers to the championship game. The Tigers, a Dr. Phillips Little League team, including (front, l. to r.) Adonys Christo, Gavin Moye, J-P Rando, Gabe Rodriguez, Christian Molina, (middle, l. to r.) AJ Gutzmer, Madden Bourst, Johnny Jenkins, Ryan Curcovezki, Joshua Zdrowak, Brandon Lohr and Shakir Rodriguez-Muhammad, (back, l. to r.) and coaches Dimitri Christo, Jeremy Bourst, Don Duncanson and Bob Lohr, win the league’s tournament baseball championship. Although we try to ensure that all information presented above is the most current, correct and dependable available, we do rely on others for the source of our news. Therefore, the Southwest Orlando Bulletin and Cornerstone Publishing & Multi-Media LLC cannot be held responsible for the validity of the information presented here, nor does mentioning it constitute an endorsement. Sports information is welcome and may be mailed to P.O. Box 851, Windermere, FL 34786; or emailed to ª