Broward High School Roundup

American Heritage girls and boys win District 22-1A golf tournament


Last week’s best performances


Darrell Young led a ferocious pass rush for the resurgent Boyd Anderson football team (4-1) with three of the Cobras’ nine sacks as the Cobras (4-1) beat Miramar 13-6. Gregory Hankerson and Eddie Jackson supplied all the offense the Cobras needed by connecting on two touchdown passes.


Daesha Rogers and Rachelle Alexander, American Heritage, girls’ cross-country: The eighth-grade star Rogers (19:33) and Alexander (19:52) went first and fourth at the Junior Orange Bowl Invitational.

Brandon Goldman, St. Thomas Aquinas, boys’ swimming: Goldman broke the Broward County record for the 100 backstroke (52.03), won the 200 IM and led the winning 200-medley and 400-freestyle relay teams to help the Raiders win their fifth consecutive BCAA title.

Jenna Cusak, Coral Glades, girls’ volleyball: Cusak had 32 digs, 11 kills, seven points and three aces in a victory over Cooper City.

Brandon Powell, Deerfield Beach, football: Powell rushed for 184 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bucks (2-3) past archrival Blanche Ely 19-0.

Megan Bodden, Sagemont, girls’ volleyball: Bodden had 12 points, 10 digs and eight kills in a three-set victory over University School.

Jorge Garcia, American Heritage, boys’ golf: Garcia shot 70 to win the individual title and lead the Patriots to a team title at the Benjamin Invitational title.

Wade Freebeck, Western, football: Freebeck threw three touchdowns to lead the surprising Wildcats (6-0) past rival Cooper City 37-14.

Anthony Deleva, Coral Glades, boys’ cross-country: Deleva finished 11th at the Junior Orange Bowl Invitational 16:41.

Mia Fiorenzi, St. Thomas Aquinas, girls’ swimming: Fiorenzi won the 200 IM, 100-yard butterfly and led the winning 200-medley and 400-freestyle relay teams as the Raiders girls’ won the BCAA title for the seventh consecutive season.

Terrell Bonds and Torris Calloway, McArthur, football: Bonds and Calloway connected on two fourth-quarter touchdown passes as the Mustangs rallied for a 17-16 victory over Nova.

Evita Conway, Pine Crest, girls’ volleyball: Conway had 20 kills, 18 digs, five aces, and four blocks in a four-set victory over Cypress Bay.

Sherrell Buckley, Cypress Bay, girls’ golf: Buckley shot a meet-low 36 to help the Lightning edge St. Thomas Aquinas 156-158.

Lance Rutkin, Fort Lauderdale, boys’ swimming: Rutkin won both the 200-yard freestyle and 500 freestyle at the BCAA championships.

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As golfers walked in to turn in their scorecards Monday at the Jacaranda Golf Course, they took a quick glance at the leaderboard.

The reaction was often the same, “Wow.”

The cause of the awe was the score of 271 that the American Heritage boys’ golf team shot to win the District 22-1A tournament. The tally broke a Broward County record for a team score in an 18-hole event.

American Heritage found out shortly after it had swept the event as the Patriots girls also secured the team title with a score of 289.

Robert Geibel led the boys by shooting an impressive 6-under-par 65, and teammates Kristian Caparros and Jorge Garcia each shot a 68. Tyler Strafaci shot a 70 and Matthew Mourin delivered a 74.

The Patriots enjoyed the victory but put it into perspective with a tough regional and state meet ahead over the next two weeks.

“It’s awesome because we all shot well as a team,” Geibel said. “We feel super confident right now, but we know we can’t afford to let our intensity decrease any, and we have to keep our confidence up.”

University School’s Jordan Gumberg continued his solid season by leading the Suns to a runner-up finish with a 69. Cardinal Gibbons finished third. The top three teams advance to regionals.

Westminster Academy’s Steven LaMay (73), Calvary Christian’s Zachary Mendez (73) and Pine Crest’s Ryan Hager (74) were the three individual qualifiers.

“We feel like we really have a shot going on,” said Gumberg, the leader on a team that went 21-3 in dual meets this season. “This is one of the strongest team we’ve had yet.”

Claudia DeAntonio won the individual girls’ title after shooting a 70. Teammates Alejandra Merchan and Marisa Messana each followed with a 72 and Jamie Freedman and Andreina Merchan each shot a 75.

Pine Crest’s Sam Haubenstock shot a 75 to lead the runner-up Panthers. Westminster Academy’s Ashley Malinchak shot a 77 to qualify individually.


Boys’ team scores: American Heritage 271; University School 293; Cardinal Gibbons 299; Pine Crest 319; Calvary Christian 326; Westminster Academy 337; South Florida HEAT 383; Pompano Beach 410; Sagemont 486. Individuals: Robert Geibel (AH) 65; Jorge Garcia (AH) 68; Kristian Caparros (AH) 68; Jordan Gumberg (US) 69; Tyler Strafaci (AH) 70; Jonah Wasserstrom (US) and Sam Madsen (CG) 72; Sean Smothers (CG) 73; Ryan Hager (PC) and Matthew Mourin (AH) 74; Joshua Mizels (US) and Jared Barclay (US) 76; Jesus Delgado (CG) and Alex Lutz (CG) 77.

Girls’ team scores: American Heritage 289; Pine Crest 356; Cardinal Gibbons 478. Individuals: Claudia DeAntonio (AH) 70; Alejandra Merchan (AH) and Marisa Messana (AH) 72; Jamie Freedman (AH), Andreina Merchan (AH) and Sam Haubenstock (PC) 75; Ashley Malinchak (WA) 77.


•  Cardinal Gibbons d. Douglas 25-21, 25-22, 25-20: Savannah Stones 16 digs, 9 points. Hannah Hillis 8 kills, 3 blocks, 2 digs, 8 points, 4 aces. Ali Jacobs 7 kills, 10 digs, assist, 8 points, ace. CG 9-8.


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 (13)7-01381
2. Plant (1)5-11232
3. Timber Creek6-01044
4. Lake Brantley6-1983
5. Lake Mary6-0787
6. Killian5-1665
7. Fletcher5-1508
8. Palm Bch. Gardens5-1399
9. South Plantation6-026
10. South Dade6-117

Others receiving votes: Columbus 12, Vero Beach 8, Cypress Bay 6, Sandalwood 3, Palm Beach Central 2.

Class 7A

Record Pts Prv
1. Manatee (14) 6-0 140 1
2. Dwyer 6-0 122 2
3. First Coast 7-0 104 3
4. Lakeland 7-0 81 4
5. Lincoln 6-0 79 5
6. Ft. Pierce Central 5-0 73 6
7. Osceola 6-0 57 7
8. St. T. Aquinas 4-2 39 8
9. Countryside 6-1 36 10
10. Durant 6-0 24

Others receiving votes: Venice 7, Plantation 5, Oviedo 1, Oakland Park Northeast 1, Evans 1.

Class 6A

Record Pts Prv
1. Gainesville (14) 7-0 140 1
2. Armwood 6-1 110 2
3. St. Augustine 6-0 94 3
4. Naples 6-0 93 4
5. Central 3-2 71 5
6. Lake Gibson 7-0 60 7
7. Columbia 5-1 58 6
8. Largo 6-0 48 8
9. New Smyrna Bch. 6-0 36 9
10. Winter Haven 5-1 18 10

Others receiving votes: Northwestern 16, Carol City 13, Navarre 8, South Fort Myers 5.

Class 5A

Record Pts Prv
1. Palmetto (11) 6-0 132 1
2. Pasco (1) 6-0 117 2
3. Wakulla (1) 6-0 111 3
4. Robinson 6-0 101 4
5. Godby (1) 6-0 87 6
6. West Florida 6-0 65 8
7. American Heritage 5-1 62 7
8. Lakewood 6-0 47 9
9. Merritt Island 5-1 19
10. Ponte Vedra 5-1 11

Others receiving votes: Norland 10, Southeast 4, Jackson 3, Rockledge 1.

Class 4A

Record Pts Prv
1. Booker T. Wash. (11) 5-1 137 1
2. South Sumter (2) 7-0 122 2
3. Bolles School 6-1 108 3
4. Raines 6-0 91 4
5. Cocoa (1) 4-2 90 5

Others receiving votes: East Gadsden 6, Jones 6.

Class 3A

Record Pts Prv
1. Del. Amr. Htg. (10) 6-0 135 1
2. Univ. School (4) 6-0 129 2
3. Madison County 7-0 113 3
4. Berkeley Prep 6-0 82 4
5. Cardinal Newman 7-0 56 5

Others receiving votes: Clearwater Central Catholic 18, Orlando The First Academy 13, Pensacola Catholic 7, Trinity Christian-Jacksonville 7.

Class 2A

Record Pts Prv
1. Dade Christ. (10) 7-0 132 2
2. Glades Day (1) 6-1 117 3
3. Warner Christ. (2) 6-1 111 4
4. Lake Mary Prep 6-0 78 5
5. North Florida Christian (1) 4-2 61 1

Others receiving votes: Admiral Farragut 30, First Baptist 24, University Christian 7.



Archbishop McCarthy at Sagemont, 6

Coral Springs Christian at American Heritage, 6

Somerset Academy at Archbishop Curley, 4

Hollywood Christian at Dade Christian, 4:30

Pine Crest at Westminster Christian, 5:30

Plantation at Blanche Ely, 6

Fort Lauderdale at Coconut Creek, 6

Western at Cooper City, 6

South Broward at Cypress Bay, 6

Boyd Anderson at Dillard, 6

West Broward at Douglas, 6

McArthur at Everglades, 6

Pines Charter at Flanagan, 6

Coral Glades at Monarch, 7:30

Boca St. Andrews at Pompano Beach, 6

Northeast at Stranahan, 6


Coral Springs Christian, Calvary Christian vs. Miami Country Day (Greynolds), 4


District 22-2A at Jacaranda East: 8 a.m.

District 23-1A at Grand Palms: 8 a.m.


District 23-1A at Grand Palms: 8 a.m.



Douglas vs. Cardinal Gibbons (HOF Pool), 6

Flanagan, Cypress Bay at Cooper City, 4:30

Coral Glades, Boyd Anderson at Deerfield Beach, 4:30

Stranahan, Dillard at Fort Lauderdale, 4:30

Pines Charter vs. Hollywood Hills (Patrick Meli Pool), 4:30

Miramar, McArthur at Northeast, 4:30

South Broward, South Plantation at Nova, 6

Coconut Creek, Coral Springs vs. Plantation (Central Park Pool), 7

Blanche Ely vs. Pompano Beach (Pompano Aq), 4:30

Monarch vs. Taravella (Coral Spr. Aquatic), 4:30

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