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Updated: 02/04/2014 05:24:05PM

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Shayla Sewell has been playing regularly as a freshman for the Edward Waters College women’s basketball team.

The Lake Wales High School graduate started three of the 17 games she played. She averaged 1.4 points, with a season-high 11 in the opener. She averaged 1.5 rebounds, including a season best of seven Jan. 27 against Allen University.

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University of Central Florida freshman Zykira Lewis, out of Bartow High School, had 15 points and seven rebounds in a loss to University of Memphis.


Another from Bartow High, Wanda Darby is a sophomore outfielder for Bethune-Cookman University.

Lake Placid High School graduate Taylor Test is a freshman infielder for Ursuline College (Ohio).

Sydney Jones, who played for Frostproof High School, is a junior outfielder for Webber International University.

Previously at Lake Wales, Carnesha Thompson is a sophomore outfielder/utility player for Florida Atlantic University.

Women’s track and field

Former Highlander Deja Jones is a freshman sprinter for Florida Atlantic.


Frostproof High product Marcus Ramos is a freshman outfielder for Webber International.

Travis Brown, out of Bartow, is a sophomore pitcher for Webber.

Lake Wales alumnus Esaul Hernandez is a freshman catcher for South Florida College.

Also a past Highlander, Jose Hernandez is a sophomore catcher for St. Johns River State College.

Men’s basketball

Ricky Williams is a freshman reserve for Riverside City College (Calif.). The Bartow graduate averaged 1.8 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists through 13 games.

Send updates about area athletes to Barbara Boxleitner at

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