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Matanzas star Miracle Porter scored the 230th goal of her career last week, making her the top scorer in state history.

Score: A look back at the year in sports, 2017, through the eyes of the Observer's photographers

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Matanzas star Miracle Porter scored the 230th goal of her career last week, making her the top scorer in state history.

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Matanzas weightlifter Chiara Longo has won both district and region titles as a first-time lifter.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Matanzas weightlifter Chiara Longo has won both district and region titles as a first-time lifter.

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Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

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Victoria Camper, Rayna and Edward Ertel got a late start, but they ran in the Bobcat 5K.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Victoria Camper, Rayna and Edward Ertel got a late start, but they ran in the Bobcat 5K.

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FPC player Madi Hald goes up to head a pass to her teammate Giuliano during the soccer match.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

FPC player Madi Hald goes up to head a pass to her teammate Giuliano during the soccer match.

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FPC’s Moriah Peck took third in the 100-meter hurdles.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

FPC’s Moriah Peck took third in the 100-meter hurdles.

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FPC’s Avery Holder stands at the top of the wrestling mountain as the 126-pound 3A state champ.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

FPC’s Avery Holder stands at the top of the wrestling mountain as the 126-pound 3A state champ.

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Lane Cody takes a ride at the 62nd-annual Cracker Day.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Lane Cody takes a ride at the 62nd-annual Cracker Day.

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Doreen Chase headed to New Zealand to try to win Fastpitch softball gold in the 2017 World Masters Games.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Doreen Chase headed to New Zealand to try to win Fastpitch softball gold in the 2017 World Masters Games.

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Drew Castanheira struck out three batters in the first three innings of his opening day game.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Drew Castanheira struck out three batters in the first three innings of his opening day game.

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Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

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Flagler Knights team owner Charlie Washington’s son, Elijah, helps Jarvis Jones strap up his shoulder pads.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Flagler Knights team owner Charlie Washington’s son, Elijah, helps Jarvis Jones strap up his shoulder pads.

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Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

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Palm Coast Firefighter Daniel Driscoll took on the challenge of boxing for the first time in his life.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Palm Coast Firefighter Daniel Driscoll took on the challenge of boxing for the first time in his life.

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Matanzas’ Joseph Alvarado makes it to home safely for a run against Seabreeze.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Matanzas’ Joseph Alvarado makes it to home safely for a run against Seabreeze.

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Miracle Porter dodges an FPC defender in flag football.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Miracle Porter dodges an FPC defender in flag football.

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Matanzas’ Owen Cuthbert makes a double play late in the game against FPC.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Matanzas’ Owen Cuthbert makes a double play late in the game against FPC.

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FPC’s Donovan Montoyo showed his arm talent and running skills in the spring game.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

FPC’s Donovan Montoyo showed his arm talent and running skills in the spring game.

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Peyton Halliday flips off the balance beam during practice.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Peyton Halliday flips off the balance beam during practice.

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Emma Mullin slides home and is called safe when Emily Warren dropped the ball on the tag.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Emma Mullin slides home and is called safe when Emily Warren dropped the ball on the tag.

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Matthew Stratton, 13, earns first for the 14 and under age male group at the GratitudeAmerica 5K.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Matthew Stratton, 13, earns first for the 14 and under age male group at the GratitudeAmerica 5K.

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Flagler County tourism got a boost last weekend, as Hammock Beach Resort hosted the third-annual EVP Pro Beach Volleyball tour.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Flagler County tourism got a boost last weekend, as Hammock Beach Resort hosted the third-annual EVP Pro Beach Volleyball tour.

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Dalton Roberts was the winning pitcher in Palm Coast Little League’s 14-2 win against Yulee.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Dalton Roberts was the winning pitcher in Palm Coast Little League’s 14-2 win against Yulee.

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Cody Raymond leaps up to grab the Frisbee over Eric Rich during the first game on Sunday, July 2, at Holland Park.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Cody Raymond leaps up to grab the Frisbee over Eric Rich during the first game on Sunday, July 2, at Holland Park.

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Jackson Lundahl, 10, sprints across a ladder during the NFL Play 60 event at Flagler Palm Coast High School.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Jackson Lundahl, 10, sprints across a ladder during the NFL Play 60 event at Flagler Palm Coast High School.

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Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

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Flagler County’s high school football community came together for Football Sunday at Palm Coast United Methodist Church.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Flagler County’s high school football community came together for Football Sunday at Palm Coast United Methodist Church.

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Devin Mathews runs a route at practice. MHS coach Robert Ripley said Mathews made some plays against Ed White.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Devin Mathews runs a route at practice. MHS coach Robert Ripley said Mathews made some plays against Ed White.

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Flagler Palm Coast defeated Matanzas in the opening game of the season: the Potato Bowl.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Flagler Palm Coast defeated Matanzas in the opening game of the season: the Potato Bowl.

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Matanzas High School’s Matthew Bayer hits a bunker shot on the ninth hole at Palm Harbor Golf Club. He led the Pirates with a 9-over 45.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Matanzas High School’s Matthew Bayer hits a bunker shot on the ninth hole at Palm Harbor Golf Club. He led the Pirates with a 9-over 45.

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Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

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Rylan Rookstool, 5, goes down a ramp with the aid of Maui Nix skater Justin Collins.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Rylan Rookstool, 5, goes down a ramp with the aid of Maui Nix skater Justin Collins.

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Matanzas High School product Jacob Miley takes the curve at Indian Trails Middle School at a Next Level Elites club track practice.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Matanzas High School product Jacob Miley takes the curve at Indian Trails Middle School at a Next Level Elites club track practice.

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Flagler Palm Coast defensive back Dennis Shorter returns a punt in the first quarter.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Flagler Palm Coast defensive back Dennis Shorter returns a punt in the first quarter.

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Matanzas High School’s’ Shane Riley takes a 44-yard option run to the house in the fourth quarter versus Seabreeze.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Matanzas High School’s’ Shane Riley takes a 44-yard option run to the house in the fourth quarter versus Seabreeze.

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A pair of Flagler Palm Coast High School defenders try to tackle a Palatka running back.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

A pair of Flagler Palm Coast High School defenders try to tackle a Palatka running back.

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Matanzas’ Tylee Austin swerves in an attempt to avoid a tackle from Mainland.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Matanzas’ Tylee Austin swerves in an attempt to avoid a tackle from Mainland.

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Matanzas’’ Victoria Woroniecki takes off at the start of the 100-yard backstroke. She won the event with a time of 1:03.46.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Matanzas’’ Victoria Woroniecki takes off at the start of the 100-yard backstroke. She won the event with a time of 1:03.46.

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Matanzas hitter Jaelyn Lawrence spikes a ball over a Flagler Palm Coast defender.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Matanzas hitter Jaelyn Lawrence spikes a ball over a Flagler Palm Coast defender.

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Matanzas’’ Kelly Steffens prepares to cross the finish line during the SJRAC Championship.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Matanzas’’ Kelly Steffens prepares to cross the finish line during the SJRAC Championship.

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Flagler Palm Coast High School players celebrate after a touchdown against Spruce Creek.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Flagler Palm Coast High School players celebrate after a touchdown against Spruce Creek.

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Flagler Palm Coast’s Garrett Linton stiff arms an Orlando Boone defender during a punt return.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Flagler Palm Coast’s Garrett Linton stiff arms an Orlando Boone defender during a punt return.

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Matanzas goal keeper Brandt Herron leaps for a save against FPC.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Matanzas goal keeper Brandt Herron leaps for a save against FPC.

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Flagler Palm Coast High’s Taliyah Lloyd does the clean-and-jerk.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Flagler Palm Coast High’s Taliyah Lloyd does the clean-and-jerk.

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Flagler Palm Coast High’s John Johnson defeated Orange Park’s Cameron Broughton 15-0.

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 |

Flagler Palm Coast High’s John Johnson defeated Orange Park’s Cameron Broughton 15-0.

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