SPRING SPORTS ON HOLD
The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted life as we know it, and athletics is no exception. With Trinity teams a month from beginning district playoffs, the season was abruptly put on hold by the closure of Florida schools. Initially schools were closed through the end of March, but as the danger of the pandemic has become clearer that re-opening date has been pushed until May. So, what about spring sports? Are we done for good this season?
The FHSAA announced last week that a decision on the fate of spring sports has yet to be reached and that seasons could be extended until as late as June 30. There is also a possibility that in certain circumstances an extra year of spring eligibility could be granted to athletes.
With the baseball team sitting atop the district rankings and track having 18 athletes currently in line to qualify for regionals, athletes and coaches are hopeful that the season could resume within the next month or two. With senior athletes hoping to complete their senior season, the final decision by the FHSAA and the state of Florida is anxiously awaited by schools across Palm Beach County. Trinity has 12 senior athletes currently competing in sports.
Follow the FHSAA on Twitter @FHSAA for the latest updates on spring seasons.
FIVE WARRIORS NAMED ALL-COUNTY
The Sun-Sentinel recently released their winter All-Palm Beach County teams and five TCA athletes were recognized for their outstanding play.
Senior Rumi Martie (soccer) received the highest honor as he was selected first-team. He led the Warriors to an 8-5-1 season with 20 goals and 15 assists. Fellow senior Sergio Chois was named second-team.
Junior Melanie Garbarsky (basketball), the leading scorer in 2A at 28.3 ppg, received second-team accolades. She also recently came in third in the Florida Dairy Farmers 2A Player of the Year voting.
Junior Tristan Gee (basketball) was named second- team all county. He led the district in scoring and in blocked shots. Teammate Vonte Allen received an honorable mention selection. He was third in the district in scoring and second in rebounding.
WARRIORS THROW NO-HITTER
Last month, two Trinity pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter in an 11-0 win of rival Lake Worth Christian. Ericson Irausquin, battling a knee injury, took the hill against the Defenders and cruised through five perfect innings. The senior hurler struck out six before exiting with a double-digit lead. Fellow senior Greyson Snow took the ball in the sixth and closed out the game with two strike outs.
The performance continued a string of impressive outings by Warrior pitchers to open the season. Through nine games, TCA has compiled a 2.88 earned run average while holding opposing hitters to a .187 batting average. Irausquin has been perfect through three outings. Junior Kyler Clarke has posted a 2.03 ERA while fellow junior Paul Arencibia's ERA sits at 2.25.