What doesn't South Walton High do well? After the 2016-2017 season, it's certainly a valid question. 

Three Final Four trips, multiple academic state championships, a Sunshine Cup title, adding lacrosse to the athletic program ... for a school just 15 years old, the Seahawks are the poster child of brains, brawn and growth.

Kevin Craig's girls basketball team finished 23-8, won district and regional titles and advanced to the 1A state title game before dropping a tightly-contested loss to perennial power Wildwood. Afterward Craig was named the Daily News COY, 6-foot-3 post player Savannah Slade was named POY and the team won an academic state title.

Chad Mercado's 12-11 volleyball team also advanced to the Final Four, defeating Blountstown for district and regional titles en route to making its third straight state semifinal appearance. Again, player and coach of the year honors followed for Mercado and Maddie Hiers.

Nick Borthwick's 23-7 crew hoisted a regional title as well, its first ever after a 2-0 win over Chiles avenged a district championship loss to the Tigers. Soon later Borthwick and prolific power hitter Austin Garofalo swept the Daily News' postseason honors and the team joined its sisters on the hardwood with an academic state title.

The two academic state titles led the Seahawks to an overall academic state title in 1A, just another benchmark in a season full of them.

Postseason success also followed for the South Walton boys golf team, which won a district title behind district low medalist Flint Bekkers and qualified for state after a second-place finish at regionals. The girls golf team qualified for regionals, too, after a district runner-up finish.

The boys cross country team won a district title and finished sixth at state, while the girls finished district runner-up and qualified for state as well. 

The boys tennis team was a win away from being regional champion, and the softball team qualified for the Sweet 16.

Meanwhile the track and field program, led by Anthony Bryant's two district titles and three state medals, celebrated district titles from Payton Thedes in the girls triple jump, Jacob D'Aleo in the 1600 run and Logan Brooks in the 3200 en route to the boys district team crown.

"I think it was a great year and I'm extremely proud of where we're at," said South Walton's athletic director Phil Tisa, who lovingly quipped that Principal Dr. Alexis Tibbetts keeps him on his toes. "The sports that have been successful have remained successful and programs like baseball have grown to new heights."