Varela captures bracket in volleyball invitational


Last Week’s Best Performances


Belen’s boys and Ransom Everglades’ girls swept the team championships of the Youth Fair Swimming and Diving Invitationals. Julian Ballestas led the Wolverines boys by winning the 100 and 200 yard freestyle races, and Boleck De Pawlikowski won the 100 backstroke. Laine Morgan and Annie Valls led Ransom, winning the 100-yard backstroke and 100-yard breaststroke, respectively.


Diquan Johnson, Carol City, football: Johnson ran for 171 yards on 19 carries, scored four touchdowns and a pair of two-point conversions to lead the Chiefs to a 34-13 win against North Miami Beach.

Tray Fance, Varela, football: Fance ran for a touchdown and caught another to lead the Vipers to a 47-7 district win against Ferguson.

Darius Tice, Northwestern, football: Tice ran for 189 yards on 22 carries and scored the game-winning 72-yard touchdown in a 7-0 win against Southridge.

Daniela Leal, Coral Reef, volleyball: Leal had 25 assists, 17 digs, five aces, six kills and five blocks to help the Barracudas beat Palmer Trinity.

Nahir Navarro, Hialeah, volleyball: Navarro had five aces, seven kills and 11 digs to lead the T-Breds to a win against North Miami Beach.

Avery Lopez, Belen, boys’ cross-country: Lopez finished individual runner-up with a time of 15:13 but led Belen to the team title of the Race of Champions of the Invitational.

Courtney Filliben, Lourdes, girls’ cross-country: Filliben finished a Dade-best 16th at the Race of Champions of the Invitational.

Wayne Denswil, St. Brendan, boys’ swimming: Denswil won the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke at the Youth Fair Invitational.

Isabella Paez and Arianna Noya, Reagan, girls’ swimming: Paez won the 200 free and 100 fly, and Noya won the 200 IM and 500 free at the Youth Fair Invitational.

Beau Clavijo, Miami Beach, boys’ golf: Clavijo shot a 34 to lead the Hi-Tides to a win against Braddock.

Alix Hamilton and Chloe Horton, Ransom, girls’ golf: Hamilton and Horton each shot 37 to lead the Raiders to a win against Carrollton.

Jason Gonzalez, Columbus, boys’ bowling: Gonzalez bowled a 696 series to lead the Explorers to a 5-2 win against TERRA.

Jasmine Smith, Coral Reef, girls’ bowling: Smith bowled a 510 series to lead the Barracudas to a win against Palmetto.

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The Varela girls’ volleyball team won the Silver Bracket at the Palm Beach Invitational over the weekend.

The Vipers (7-7) played three matches Saturday, defeating Piper (25-16, 25-12) and Berean Christian (25-23, 25-21) before taking down American Heritage 25-19, 25-17 in the Silver Bracket Championship.

Valeria Ibarra had 20 aces in the three matches combined and accumulated a team-high 22 assists in the final match against American Heritage.

In that same match, Samantha Cruz registered 11 kills and four aces, and Claudia Campero contributed six kills and three digs.


•  Late Saturday — Varela d. American Heritage 25-19, 25-17 (Silver Bracket Championship): Samantha Cruz 11 kills, 4 aces. Valeria Ibarra 22 assists, 5 aces, 4 kills. Claudia Campero 6 kills, 3 digs. VAR 7-7.

•  Late Saturday — Varela d. Berean Christian 25-23, 25-21: Valeria Ibarra 14 assists, 7 aces, 4 digs. Becky Garcia 6 digs, 5 kills; Maria Estupinan 7 digs, 4 kills. VAR 6-7.

•  Late Saturday — Varela d. Piper 25-16, 25-12: Valeria Ibarra 8 aces, 4 digs. Maria Estupinan 8 digs, 3 kills, 3 aces. VAR 5-7.


•  Reagan d. American 25-20, 25-17, 25-21: Kaitlyn Woods 13 kills, 2 aces. Jessica Almeida 10 kills, 15 assists. Natalia Castro 6 aces, 3 kills, 35 assists. RR 6-3.

•  Ferguson d. Killian 25-17, 25-17, 25-13: Alex Reczek 12 kills, 4 digs. Raquel Ponce 2 aces, 8 digs. Dani Suarez 12 kills, block. FER 11-6.


•  TERRA 5, Coral Reef 2: High game: Jonathan Stadmire (CR) 225. High series: Stadmire 641.

•  Southwest 5, Columbus 2: High game: Alec Sanchez (SW 246. High series: Sanchez 561.

•  Ferguson 7, Palmetto 0: High game: Andrew Garcia (FER) 194. High series: Garcia 514. FER 5-2.

•  South Dade 7, Killian 0: High game: John Hall (SD) 248. High series: Hall 668.


•  Ferguson 7, Palmetto 0: High game: Melissa Perez (FER) 214. High series: Perez 555. FER 7-0.

•  Coral Reef 4, TERRA 3: High game: Jasmine Smith (CR) 221. High series: Tori Burstein (TER) 566.

•  Coral Park 7, Sunset 0: High game: Solimar Alvarado (CP), Diyanis Portuondo (SUN) 139. High series: Alvarado 364.

•  South Dade 7, Killian 0: High game: Amber Mahan (SD) 135. High series: Mahan 404.


The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:

Class 8A

1. Dr. Phillips (14)5-01551
2. Plant (1)3-11352
3. Fletcher (1)5-01313
4. Killian4-01055
5. Lake Brantley4-1746
6. Timber Creek4-06310
7. Columbus 3-2584
8. Palm Beach Gardens4-1538
T9. Cypress Bay4-130
T9. Lake Mary5-030

Others receiving votes: South Plantation 18, Park Vista Community 11, Vero Beach 9, Miramar 4, Hialeah 3, Apopka 1.

Class 7A

1. Manatee (16)4-01601
2. Dwyer5-01382
3. First Coast5-01223
4. St. Thomas Aquinas3-11064
5. Lakeland5-0845
6. Lincoln4-0816
7. Fort Pierce Central4-0757
8. Fleming Island5-0578
9. Kissimmee Osceola5-0349
10. Countryside4-1910

Others receiving votes: Durant 8, Oviedo 3, Oakland Park Northeast 1, Venice 1, Evans 1.

Class 6A

1. Gainesville (14)5-01561
2. Armwood4-11322
3. Winter Haven4-01213
4. St. Augustine5-01004
5. Central (2)2-2905
6. Naples5-0797
7. Columbia4-1746
8. Largo5-0489
9. Northwestern4-1428
10. Carol City4-11610

Others receiving votes: New Smyrna Beach 9, Navarre 5, South Fort Myers 4, Fort Myers 2, Lake Gibson 1, Pace 1.

Class 5A

1. Palmetto (12)5-01521
2. Pasco (1)4-01332
3. Wakulla (1)5-01253
4. Norland4-11074
5. Robinson5-01035
6. Plantation American Heritage (1)3-1796
7. Godby (1)4-0737
8. West Florida5-0478
9. Lakewood4-022
10. Jackson4-118

Others receiving votes: Merritt Island 8, Lake Wales 8, DeSoto County 2, Immokalee 2, Crystal River 1.

Class 4A

1. Booker T. Washington (11)4-11552
2. South Sumter (5)5-01471
3. Bolles School4-11273
4. Raines4-01034
5. Cocoa2-2845

Others receiving votes: Yulee 18, Jones 6.

Class 3A

1. Delray American Heritage (12)5-01551
2. University (4)4-01383
3. Madison County5-01372
4. Berkeley Prep5-0994
5. Cardinal Newman5-0605

Others receiving votes: Orlando The First Academy 15, Pensacola Catholic 12, Trinity Christian-Jacksonville 12, Clearwater Central Catholic 12.

Class 2A

1. North Florida Christian (11)3-11512
2. Admiral Farragut (2)5-01323
3. Dade Christian5-01194
4. Glades Day (2)4-11031
5. Warner Christian (1)4-11025

Others receiving votes: Carrollwood Day 12, University Christian 8, First Baptist 7, Lake Mary Prep 6.



TERRA vs. South Miami (Bird Bowl), 3:00

Southwest vs. Ferguson (Bird Bowl), 3:00

Miami Palmetto vs. Sunset (Bird Bowl), 3:00

Coral Reef vs. Killian (Bird Bowl), 3:00

Columbus vs. Coral Park (Bird Bowl), 3:00

South Dade vs. Braddock (Bird Bowl), 3:00

Krop vs. Mourning (AMF Pem. Pines), 3:00

Hialeah-Miami Lakes vs. Ronald Reagan (AMF Pem. Pines), 3:00

Miami Beach vs. Goleman (AMF Pem. Pines), 3:00

Miami High vs. North Miami (AMF Pem. Pines), 3:00

American vs. Hialeah Gardens (AMF Pem. Pines), 3:00


Jackson vs. Westland Hialeah (Amelia Earhart), 4:00

Edison vs. Westland Hialeah (Amelia Earhart), 4:00

Coral Reef vs. Ferguson (Larry & Penny), 3:00

Coral Gables vs. Ferguson (Larry & Penny), 3:00

Southwest vs. Ferguson (Larry & Penny), 3:00

Doctors Charter vs. Miami Country Day (Greynolds), 4:00

Archbishop Curley vs. Miami Country Day (Greynolds), 4:00

South Florida HEAT vs. Miami Country Day (Greynolds), 4:00

Mourning vs. Miami Country Day (Greynolds), 4:00


Goleman vs. Hialeah Gardens (CC of Miami), 3:30

Miami High vs. Coral Gables (Granada), 2:00

Miami Palmetto vs. Coral Gables (Granada), 2:00

TERRA vs. Coral Gables (Granada), 2:00

Braddock vs. Killian (Killian Greens), 3:30

Columbus vs. South Dade (Redland), 3:30

South Miami vs. South Dade (Redland), 3:30


Ferguson vs. MAST (MAST), 4:00

Krop vs. Hialeah (Milander), 4:00

Ronald Reagan vs. Goleman (PSN-North), 3:30

South Dade vs. Southwest (Tamiami), 5:00

Coral Gables vs. Braddock (Tamiami), 3:00

Killian vs. Braddock (Tamiami), 3:00


Carrollton vs. Doral Academy (Doral), 12:00

Booker T. Washington vs. Archbishop Carroll (Carroll), 3:30

Somerset Charter (Homestead) vs. Florida Christian (FCS), 7:30

Coral Park vs. American (American), 5:00

American Heritage vs. Mourning (Mourning), 6:00

South Dade vs. Coral Reef (CR), 7:15

Doctors Charter vs. Dade Christian (Dade Christian), 5:30

St. Brendan vs. Gulliver Prep (Gulliver Prep), 5:00

Krop vs. Hialeah Gardens (Hialeah Gardens), 7:30

North Miami vs. Hialeah (Hialeah), 7:00

Monsignor Pace vs. Jackson (Jackson), 5:30

Killian vs. Miami Palmetto (Palmetto), 7:15

Ronald Reagan vs. Miami Beach (MB), 5:00

Mater Lakes vs. Miami Country Day (MCD), 5:30

Coral Gables vs. Miami High (MHS), 5:00

Goleman vs. Miami Springs (MSP), 5:00

Greater Miami Academy vs. Northwest Christian (NWC), 4:00

Carol City vs. North Miami Beach (Home), 5:00

Divine Savior vs. Princeton Christian (PCS), 5:00

Ransom Everglades vs. MAST (MAST), 5:00

Colonial Christian vs. Redland Christian (Redland), 4:00

Braddock vs. South Miami (SM), 7:15

Lourdes vs. Southwest (SW), 7:15

Ferguson vs. Sunset (Sunset), 7:15

LaSalle vs. TERRA (TERRA), 3:30

Southridge vs. Varela (Var), 5:00

Hialeah Educational Academy vs. Archemedian (Virrick), 7:00

Palmer Trinity vs. Westminster Christian (WCS), 6:30


Mourning vs. American (Country Club of Miami), 3:30

Miami Palmetto vs. American (Country Club of Miami), 3:30

Miami High vs. Coral Gables (Granada), 2:30

TERRA vs. Coral Gables (Granada), 2:30

American Heritage vs. Ransom Everglades (Lago Mar), 2:00


Doctors Charter vs. Miami Country Day (Greynolds), 4:00

Archbishop Curley vs. Miami Country Day (Greynolds), 4:00

Mourning vs. Miami Country Day (Greynolds), 4:00

South Florida HEAT vs. Miami Country Day (Greynolds), 4:00

Jackson vs. Westland Hialeah (Amelia Earhart), 3:30

Edison vs. Westland Hialeah (Amelia Earhart), 3:30

Coral Reef vs. Ferguson (Larry & Penny), 3:00

Coral Gables vs. Ferguson (Larry & Penny), 3:00

Southwest vs. Ferguson (Larry & Penny), 3:00


Ferguson vs. MAST (MAST), 4:00

Krop vs. Hialeah (Milander), 3:00

Ronald Reagan vs. Goleman (PSN), 3:30

Coral Gables vs. Braddock (Tamiami), 3:00

Killian vs. Braddock (Tamiami), 3:00

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