During Green’s tenure, the Panthers accumulated 10 state championships in a variety of sports. Green was also the first African-American from Lee County to obtain a college football scholarship and fought to allow Dillard to remain intact during integration.
Thompson was a two-time state champion in the high jump, holding the state record for 17 years, and was named Gatorade’s National Track Athlete of the Year in 1987. Thompson went on to become one of Florida State’s all-time greats in the event.
Mater Lakes earned another big early season victory Thursday night, defeating last year’s Class 2A state runner-up Westwood Christian 9-2. Chris Calleja tossed five innings, striking out six. Alex Lorenzo had four RBI and Alfreddi Ramos had three RBI.
LATE THURSDAY — SUNSET 5, SOUTHWEST 4
WP: Austin Comesanas 6 IP (2-0) Save: Paez (2). LP: Cancio. Top performers: Danilo DeArmas 1-2, 2 RBI, Herbert Iser HR. SUN 4-1.
LATE THURSDAY — PALMETTO 4, SOUTH DADE 3
WP: Amanda Guglietta (4-1). LP: C. Bramblett. Top performers: Megan Greenwell 2-3, run. Samantha Marquez 1-2, RBI. Amanda Guglietta 2-3, double. PAL 4-2.
LATE THURSDAY — CORAL REEF 10, VARELA 0 (5)
WP: Dayna Wilson (3-0). LP: Giselle Mesa. Top performers: Kylan Becker 3-3, 2 runs. Melissa Gomez 2-3, 2 runs. Amy Roach 2-3, run. Denver Keller 1-2, 2 runs. CR 3-0.
LATE THURSDAY — LOURDES 12, CORAL PARK 2
WP: Vanessa Flores 5 IP (3-2). Top performers: Carolina Rodrigues 3-3, 3 runs. Amanda Senra 3-3, 5 RBI. LOU 4-2.
Region 4-8A final: Hialeah Gardens at South Miami, 7
Region 4-6A final: Fort Myers at Norland, 7
Region 4-4A final: Fort Lauderdale University at Miami Ransom Everglades, 6
Region 4-3A final: Coral Springs Christian at Miami Westminster Christian, 7
Region 4-2A final: Deerfield Beach Zion Lutheran at Miami Westwood Christian, 7
Region 3-8A final: Jupiter at Deerfield Beach, 7
Region 4-7A final: Palm Beach Lakes at Blanche Ely, 7
Region 4-5A final: Naples Lely at American Heritage, 7
Cardinal Gibbons at St. Thomas Aquinas, 7
American Heritage at Florida Christian, 7
TRACK AND FIELD
Louie Bing Classic at Traz Powell - Running finals: noon