Miami-Dade High School Roundup

Gulliver Prep’s Anthony Infante saves best for District 24-1A golf tournament, claims title

 

Last week’s best performances

TEAM OF THE WEEK

The Coral Reef girls and Palmetto boys each earned the team championships of the GMAC swimming and diving meet. Freshman Kelly Fertel won the 100 breaststroke, 200 IM and was on the winning 200-free relay to lead the Barracudas girls. Sam Smiddy won the 500 freestyle and the 100 butterfly to lead the Panthers boys.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Trevon Sands, Southwest, football: Sands finished with 181 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 13 carries to lead the Eagles to a win over Goleman.

Akeem Jones, Carol City, football: Jones completed 16 of 26 passes for 191 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Chiefs to a 24-0 win against Naples Barron Collier.

Jamal Adjamah, Southridge, football: Adjamah ran for 128 yards and a touchdown to lead the Spartans to the 31-0 win against Norland.

Kenny Lewis, Dade Christian, football: Lewis forced three turnovers and returned two fumbles for touchdowns to lead the Crusaders to a 34-14 road win against Kings Academy.

Sylvia Hernandez, Westminster Christian, volleyball: Hernandez finished with 44 kills and 23 digs combined to lead the Warriors to wins against Bishop Verot and Evangelical Christian.

Daniela Leal and Kristine Rios, Coral Reef, volleyball: Leal finished with 57 assists, five aces, 16 kills and 27 digs, and Kristine Rios had 50 assists, 20 kills and 31 digs to lead Coral Reef to four wins at the Florida Christian Invitational.

Anthony Soto, Coral Gables, boys’ swimming: Soto won the 50 free and 100 freestyle at the GMAC championships.

Nicolas Coard, Krop, boys’ swimming: Coard won the 100 backstroke and tied for first in the 200 freestyle at the GMAC championships.

Isabella Paez, Reagan, girls’ swimming: Paez won the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke at the GMAC championships.

Avery Lopez, Belen, boys’ cross-country: Lopez won the Junior Orange Bowl title with a time of 15:55.05 and also led Belen to the team title.

Katrina Santiago, Ferguson, girls’ cross-country: Santiago finished a Dade-best second at the Junior Orange Bowl meet with a time of 19:36.96 and led the Falcons to the team title.

Eddie Martinez, Columbus, boys’ golf: Martinez shot a 72 to lead the Explorers to the championship of the Maverick Invitational.

Gabby Montes, Palmetto, girls’ golf: Montes shot a 40 to lead the Panthers to a win against Coral Reef and Braddock.

Alex Yaniz, Miami Christian, boys’ bowling: Yaniz bowled a 667 series to lead the Victors over Belen.

Melissa Perez, Ferguson, girls’ bowling: Perez bowled a 566 series to lead the Falcons to a win against Coral Park.


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ANDRE C. FERNANDEZ


Special to The Miami Herald

Anthony Infante picked a great time to shoot the best competitive round of his young golf career.

The Gulliver Prep senior, who said he had struggled all season, fired a 5-under-par 66 to win the District 24-1A golf title at the Biltmore on Tuesday.

Infante, who made four birdies and added an eagle on the 15th hole, won by four strokes over Key West’s Evan De Roche and by five shots over Gulliver’s Ray Boone.

Gulliver won the team title, and Key West and TERRA were the other teams that advanced to next week’s regional competition at Grand Palms in Pembroke Pines.

Advancing as individuals were Jackson Fox of Palmer (75), Jay Foster of Ransom (82) and Trei Cruz of Westminster (83), who won a five-golfer playoff with a first-hole birdie.

Carrollton won the girls’ tournament by 13 strokes over Ransom, and Gulliver also advanced.

Carrollton senior Julie Steinbauer, The Herald’s 2011 Female Golfer of the Year, won the girls’ individual title with a 6-over 78. She won by four strokes.

Terra’s Franchessa Dela Torre, who shot 84 and finished fourth; and LaSalle’s Gaby Pallares (104), also advanced as individuals.

But the big story was Infante, who hadn’t won a tournament this season entering districts.

“I’ve played kind of mediocre, and I wanted to get something going,” Infante said. “This is the right time to do it.”

Infante said his game started to come together last Thursday, when he fired a 69 against Ransom. Prior to that, in a major event, his best effort this season was a 73 at the Youth Fair.

“I told my dad, ‘Pop, I haven’t been practicing hard enough,’ ” Infante said. “This past week, I worked hard, taking a lot of shots with different clubs.”

Infante, who was the Herald’s 2011 Male Golfer of the Year, had a busy summer, competing in various tournaments across the country, never spending more than one consecutive weekend at home.

Once his summer ended, he took a week off before starting his high school season, and only now is he rounding into form.

On Tuesday, he said he knew from the first hole that he had “the right swing.”

Gulliver coach Steve Solomon said the key for Infante was easy to decipher.

“He’s been hitting the ball well all year, but today he rolled in the putts he needed,” Solomon said.

“On the 15th, he was 260 yards away from the hole, and he had to get it over the water. He hit a 4-iron to four feet, and he made his putt for eagle. He coasted from there — great job.”

•  Boys’ team standings: 1) Gulliver 291; 2) Key West 325; 3) Terra 336; 4) Ransom 338; 5) Palmer 339; 6) Marathon 363; 7) Westminster Christian 364; 8) Doral 367.

Boys’ individual standings: 1) Anthony Infante (G) 66; 2) Evan De Roche (KW) 70; 3) Ray Boone (G) 71; 4) Jackson Fox (P) 75; 4) Zach Montaner (T) 75; 6) Michael Leftowitz (G) 76.

•  Girls’ team standings: 1) Carrollton 342; 2) Ransom 355; 3) Gulliver (378); 4) Terra 506.

•  Girls’ individual standings: 1) Julie Steinbauer (C) 78; 2) Michelle Rodriguez (G) 82; 3) Tanya Eathakotti (C) 83; 4) Franchessa Dela Torre (T) 84; 5) Kristin Gonzalez (C) 87; 5) Alix Hamilton (R) 87.

BASKETBALL

High-flying Coral Springs Christian 6-6 forward Nura Zanna, coveted for his nifty footwork and guard-like quickness, made a verbal commitment to Long Island University on Monday.

“Nura wanted New York City — it’s such an international city,” Coral Springs Christian coach Steve Fitzgerald said. “He wanted a winning culture, basketball wise and Long Island is a tournament team. Plus they’re losing three bigs, which will give Z a chance to play as a freshman. Z felt like it was a real good fit.”

The 6-6, 230-pound Zanna came into his own as a junior, averaging 22 points and 11 rebounds to power the Crusaders to a school-best 26-4 record, its first Kreul Classic title and its first berth in the Class 3A regional semifinals.

“Usually athletic bigs are not that skilled,” Fitzgerald said. “Z gives you the best of both. I think the sky is the limit for this kid.”

Fully healed from a high ankle sprain that robbed him of his explosiveness heading into the 2011-12 state playoffs, Zanna is expected to carry even more of a workload as the Crusaders renew one of the state’s most spirited District rivalries with Class 3A state runner-up Sagemont.

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VOLLEYBALL

•  Palmer Trinity d. Gulliver 25-18, 21-25, 19-25, 25-22, 15-13: Danielle Littke 17 kills, 3 Aces, 50 assists. Ellie Nosich 16 kills, 2 blocks, 14 digs. Asly Quero 9 kills, 4 blocks. PT 17 W- 4 L.

•  TERRA d. Varela 22-25, 25-18, 14-25, 25-19, 15-13: Brooke McDermott 23 kills, 4 aces, 4 blocks. Mimi Penas 5 kills, 4 aces. Gabriela Aquino 6 kills. Katie Barrow 28 assists, 5 aces.

•  Yeshiva d. Hillel 25-22, 26-24, 25-22: Dana Sadounic 2 aces, 2 kills. Danielle Scheck 1 ace. Alyssa Budman 1 ace. HIL 3-5.

•  Florida Christian d. Marathon 25-8 25-19 25-20: Natalia Tohme 20 points, 3 kills. Jenilice Novoa Miralles 5 kills, 7 points. Jenny Mallea 18 digs, 9 points.

•  Edison d. Homestead 25-11, 25-15, 19-25, 25-17: Cerline Hyppolite 6 aces, 8 kills, 2 blocks. Ashley Jean Baptiste 7 aces, 7 Kills. Olivia Dorvil 7 aces. Christlene Amitie 8 kills.

•  McCarthy d. Sagemont 25-22, 26-24, 22-25, 26-24: Katie McInnis 11 kills, 3 blocks, Alyssa Savery 14 kills, 3 blocks. Grace Balcazar 8 kills, 4 blocks. Sag: Pilar Irarrazabal 16 kills, 16 digs, 11 points. Megan Bodden 21 digs, 15 kills, 11 points. Sag 12-12. AM 11-7.

•  Western d. Cooper City 25-12, 25-19, 25-9: Alexa Oblak 16 kills, 14 digs, 12 service points. Amanda Medlock 17 kills, 13 service points, 8 digs. Gabi Matos 38 assists, 3 service points, 2 kills. West 13-6.

Coral Springs Christian d. American Heritage 25-12, 25-20, 25-14, 9-9: Sarah Angulo 9 digs, 2 blocks, 7 kills, 5 points, 2 aces. Katie Johnson 10 assists, 5 digs, 5 points.

•  Highlands Christian d. Boca Christian 25-15, 25-21, 25-18: Emily Kilgore 6 points, 3 aces , 6 digs, 7 kills and 4 blocks. Carlin Petreccia 10 service points, 2 aces, 4 digs, 13 assists. Kaitlyn Smith 6 service points, 2 aces, 11 digs, 2 kills. HC 10-9.

Cypress Bay d. South Broward 25-21, 25-23, 18-25, 25-15: Allison Shomers (SB) 16 service points, 5 aces, 9 kills, 10 digs. SB 10-8.

•  Highlands Christian d. Boca Christian 25-15, 25-21, 25-18: Emily Kilgore 6 service points, 3 aces , 6 digs, 7 kills and 4 blocks. Carlin Petreccia 10 service points, 2 aces, 4 digs, 13 assists. Kaitlyn Smith 6 service points, 2 aces, 11 digs, 2 kills. HC 10-9.

•  Douglas d. West Broward 27-25, 25-17, 25-21: Michelle Pagnotta 10 Service points, 8 digs, 3 aces, 3 assists.

•  Westminster Christian d. Pine Crest 25-21, 25-20, 25-14: Evita Conway 16 kills, 8 digs, ace. Nicole Rosenberg 18 assists, 3 digs, 1 block. PC 12-7.

GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY

•  Northwestern 15, Braddock 48, Krop 82, North Miami 122, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 134: Yolanda Springer 23:07, Altonece Williams 23:08, Ricardia Cooper 23:09.

•  Calvary Christian 46, Florida Christian 47, Miami Country Day 57, Archbishop Curley 120, Westwood Christian 139, Hebrew Academy 188, Doctors Charter (inc): 1. Victoria Camargo (FC) 21:29, 2. Nicole Taggart (CAL) 22:45, 3. Sophie Sweeney (CAL) 22:58

Sheridan Hills 25, University School 30, Delray American Heritage inc, Somerset inc, Chaminade inc. (Central Park): 1. Aubrey Paulding (SH) 23:11, 2. Clements (SH) 24:26, 3. Nolan (DAH) 24:56, 4. Hodgson (Somerset) 28:01, 5. Tami (US) 28:23, 6. Hyde (SH) 28:28, 7. Branse (US) 29:07.

•  Westminster Academy 21, Coral Springs Christian 46, South Florida HEAT 53, Coral Springs Charter 103 (Westminster Academy): 1. Amanda Baker (WA) 21:49, 2. Selbach (WA) 22:48, 3. Brooke (WA) 23:22, 4. Slupecki (CSC) 23:30, 5. Tauzer (CSC) 23:36, 6. Pond (SFH) 23:38, 7. Sumkin (Pos) 23:42.

BOYS’ CROSS-COUNTRY

•  Miami Country Day 28, Calvary Christian 60, Archbishop Curley 61, Doctors Charter 120, Florida Christian 126, Hebrew 174, Westwood 179: 1. Pasha Guilbert (CAL) 18:04, 2. Josiah McLaughlin (DC) 18:17, 3. Jacob Strouse (MCD) 18:20.

•  Krop 32, Braddock 76, Mourning 79, Northwestern 183: Edouard Gilles 18:25, Spencer Tate 18:32, Evan Gruda 19:10.

•  Chaminade 22, University 56, Sheridan Hills 67: 1. Corey Fisher (CM) 19:25, 2. B. Williams (CM) 19:26, 3. Stone (US) 21:16, 4. Allison (CM) 21:36, 5. Rolston (DAH) 22:17, 6. Baxter (SH) 23:16, 7. Wolosker (US) 23:32.

•  Westminster Academy 24, Highlands Christian 39, Coral Springs Charter 90, Coral Springs Christian 95, Upperroom Christian 125, Zion Lutheran 157: 1. Brandon Bejarano (WA) 17:45, 2. McCracken (WA) 17:54, 3. Nevils (SFH) 18:04, 4. Hollander (CSC) 18:22, 5. King (WA) 18:33, 6. Ebenhack (HC) 18:34, 7. Allsworth (WA) 18:35.

SWIMMING

•  Boys’ – South Dade 90, Braddock 80: Angel Guiterrez (SD) won 100 Free. SD 6-0.

•  Girls’ – South Dade 120, Braddock 58: Lindsey Cannon (SD) won 100 Back. Danielle Tuzio won 100 Breast. Christina Bramblett won 500 Free. Carole Martino won 100 Fly. SD 5-1.

GIRLS’ BOWLING

•  South Dade 5, South Miami 2: high game: Nikki Mehaffey (SD) 133. High Series: Amber Mahan (SD) 348.

•  Goleman 7, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 0: High Scores: Paris Webb 236. High Series: Webb 569.

•  TERRA 7, Kilian 0: High Game: Samantha Boellard 185. High Series: Tori Burstein 493.

•  Ferguson 7, Sunset 0: High games: Melissa Perez 231. high series: Perez 646. FER 10-0.

•  American 7, Mouring 0: High Game: Briana Futch (A) 199. High Series: Briana Futch (A) 510. AMR 6-2, ATM 0-7

•  Krop 5, American 2: High score: Shana Murphy 135. High Series: Shana Murphy 365. KRO 3-4.

•  Coral Reef 7, Braddock 0: High Game: Leia Schwartz (CR) 166. High Series: Jasmine Smith (CR) 457.

BOYS’ BOWLING

•  South Dade 7, South Miami 0: high game: Jon Hall (SD) 243. High series: Jon Hall (SD) 634.

•  Mourning 5, American 2: High game: Jonathan Araujo (AMR) 158. High Series: Alan Neiman (ATM) 438. ATM 7-1.

•  TERRA 7, Killian 0: High Game: Zack Munoz 205. High Series: Jeremy Burstein 544.

•  Ferguson 7, Sunset 0: High game: Brandon Farrell 214. High series: Vince De Bonis 533. FER 8-2.

•  North Miami 4, Hialeah Gardens 3: High Game: Albert Lewis (NM) 171. High Series: Ernesto Barrientos (HG) 454. NM 3-5, HG 4-4.

Krop 5, American 2: High game: Bailey Lorber 169. High Series: Bailey Lorber 476. KRO 4-3.

•  Coral Reef 7, Braddock 0: High Game: Jonathan Stadmire (CR) 209. High Series: Jonathan Stadmire (CR) 542.

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