Upper School Female Athlete of the Week: Mallory Brown (cross-country) placed second for the Spartans and 10th overall in a seven-team home meet at Greynolds Park.
Upper School Male Athlete of the Week: Pablo Mejia (football) forced a fumble, recovered two fumbles and made three catches for 65 yards and two touchdowns in the Spartans’ win against Archbishop Curley.
Spartan Super Fan: Kyllene Weiss (parent/coach).
Orange Bowl YFA
The Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance, presented by Sports Authority, visited five sites as part of its Park of the Week program. The program recognizes select youth football parks across South Florida each Saturday during the fall.
The Park of the Week schedule included visits to National Youth Football League members Northside Panthers, Fort Lauderdale Falcons and Miami Gardens Bulldogs as well as Miami Xtreme Youth Football League members Dania Bears and West Miramar Patriots.
At each stop during its Park of the Week program, Orange Bowl Committee members, ambassadors and staff distribute promotional items and discounts from Orange Bowl YFA sponsors and present each park with a commemorative plaque and a financial contribution for park improvements.
Now in its 14th season, the Orange Bowl YFA, presented by Sports Authority, serves more than 16,000 young football players and cheerleaders in nine football leagues across eight South Florida counties and has invested approximately $5 million in youth sports in South Florida since 1999.
In addition to its continued support of the Orange Bowl YFA, the Orange Bowl directly supports locally-based festivals and events, including those that provide participatory opportunities to youth from throughout the world, such as Junior Orange Bowl, Orange Bowl Sailing Regatta Series, Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships and Orange Bowl Paddle Championships.
For 78 years, the Orange Bowl has been one of South Florida’s leading civic organizations, driving tourism and economic development and supporting scholarships and community athletic facilities. Inspiring thousands of student athletes each year, the Orange Bowl’s activities help foster youth confidence, celebrate student achievement, engage the community and enhance the South Florida economy.
For information about the Orange Bowl Committee and the Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance, presented by Sports Authority, visit www.orangebowl.org.
Miami was well represented at the 64th USTA Florida Bobby Curtis Junior State Doubles Championships, the top doubles prize in Florida junior tennis.
In boys’ 16s, top seeded Shaun Berman of Miami and Stephen Madonia of Lakeland won the title at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs.
In boys’ 14s, second seeded John Michael Holtmann of Coral Gables and Gabriel Carvajal of Weston captured the title at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.
In boys’ 18s, unseeded Paul An’drey Pierre-Louis of Miami and Stephen Watson of Orlando were surprise runners-up at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs.
Conine poker fundraiser
The second Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic, presented by Aaction Transmissions of Pembroke Pines at Calder Casino & Race Course in Miami Gardens, recently ’hit one out of the park’ and raised $115,000 for the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation, which helps underwrite the operations of the Conine Clubhouse, a home-away-from-home for families of children under care at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood.