The Pirates advanced to states in the girls 4x400-meter relay, the boys 4x800-meter relay and the boys 800-meter run.
The Matanzas Pirates track and field team competed in the Class 3A Region 2 meet on Thursday, April 26, at George Jenkins High School in Lakeland. The Pirates advanced to the state meet — held May 4-5 at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville — in three events: the girls 4x400-meter relay, the boys 4x800-meter relay and the boys 800-meter run. The girls relay team of Ja'Dashia Catlin, Oryiah Clayton, Allison Tuggle and Cadaen Wilds finished in fourth place with a time of 4:13.54. The boys relay team of Jacob Miley, Dalton Hawley, Maxwell Hornstein and Kevin Connelly finished in fourth place, as well, with a time of 8:23.58. Miley also advanced to the state meet in the 800-meter run, finishing second in the event with a time of 1:54.76.
The 58th Florida State Horseshoe Tournament was held on Friday, April 27. Here are the results from the Flagler County Horseshoe Club respective to their class: In doubles, Joe Barnhart and Howard Hawes finished in second place, while Elaine Studnicki and Sandra Eagan finished third. Ron Ceryak helped out and placed second, and Ceryak and Len Perugini placed third in mixed doubles. For the singles, Steven Hoffman, Al Meyer and Larry Millen finished first; Ed Lindaberry, Perugini and Studnicki finished third.
Matanzas baseball's season ends in Round 1 of district tournament
Matanzas baseball’s season ended in the first round of the district tournament on Monday, April 30. The Pirates lost to Deltona 8-2. The Pirates finish the season with a 14-12 overall record, going 5-7 in district play. The Pirates’ longest win streak was five games, defeating Mainland, Pedro Menendez (twice), Taylor and Flagler Palm Coast in the span of 16 days.