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Sidelines: Trio of students win tae kwan do state titles

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Also in the Observer: FPC's Henshaw, Shorter and Gilbert receive offers.
by: Ray Boone Sports Editor

Ryan Geary, Trevor Madero and Tyler Taylor won tae kwan do state titles for the 2017-18 tournament year.  They are students at the Karate for Kids school, located at 156 N. Nova Road in Ormond Beach, which is a member of the American Taekwondo Assocation.

Titles are won by competing in many tournaments throughout the year, beginning in July and ending in May. Points are awarded for first, second and third place at these tournaments. At the end of the season, the competitor with the most points in each category wins the state title.  

This year Geary, age 11-12, second-degree black belt, won the title for Combat Weapon Sparring. Madero, age 9-10, first-degree black belt, won the title for Sparring and the title for Combat Weapon Sparring. And Taylor, age 11-12, color belt, won the title for Form and the title for Weapons.  

The boys will be heading to Atlanta on June 8-9 to compete for Southeastern District titles.

FPC's Henshaw, Shorter and Gilbert receive offers

Flagler Palm Coast offensive lineman Verneal Henshaw received an offer from Georgia Southern on June 1. Georgia Southern is a Division I program in Statesboro, Georgia, that competes in the Sun Belt Conference. It was the fourth offer for Henshaw, who is now a senior with the Bulldogs.

Dennis Shorter returns a punt against Spruce Creek. File photo

In addition, FPC defensive back Dennis Shorter picked up offers from Bethune-Cookman and Tennessee State on May 30 and May 31, respectively. Bethune-Cookman, located in Daytona Beach, is a Division I program that competes in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Tennessee State, located in Nashville, is a Division I program that plays in the Ohio Valley Conference. Fellow defensive back Marquise Gilbert also received an offer from Bethune-Cookman.

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