“I should have had a 300,” he said. “I had one spare that should have been a strike. The ball hit the pocket and the 10 pin started wiggling.”
Forero has been on the cusp of perfection all week. The freshman bowled a 280, 279 and 278 in practice.
In the team competition, the Coral Reef girls beat Ferguson 4-1.The Barracudas, who have won three consecutive Youth Fair titles, narrowly edged the Falcons. Coral Reef bounced back from a 120-119, second-game loss. Coral Reef, seeded first in qualifying, sealed the victory by winning the last two games of the Baker format match.
“Baker was very stressful,” junior Leia Schwartz said. “We picked up our spares.”
On the boys’ side, Columbus won its first Youth Fair title. The Explorers, struggling throughout the tournament, bowled a team score of 939 to jump from fifth place to first before the start of the best-of-5 semifinal match. Facing South Miami, the Explorers trailed 2-0 before winning three consecutive games to advance to the finals against Southwest.
The Explorers made quick work of the Eagles, sweeping Southwest 3-0.
“We talked and we decided that we weren’t bowling to our potential,” senior captain Jason Gonzalez said.
• Results – Top five boys’ series: 1. Charlie Forero (KIL) 666. 2. Alex Yaniz (MC) 662. 3. Jonathan Morales (SM) 623. 4. Jason Gonzalez (COL) 614. 5. Jesse Drenthe (SD) 593. Top five girls’ series: 1. Melissa Perez (SW) 673. 2. Samantha Boellardm (TER) 529. 3. Briana Futch (AM) 524. 4. Tori Burstei (TER) 518. 5. Jasmine Smith (CR) 495.
• Edison 20, Monsignor Pace 14: It has been a while since Edison (3-3, 2-1) recorded a bigger win than the one it got Friday.
Taking on Monsignor Pace (3-4, 0-2) in a key District 8-4A contest at North Miami Stadium, Red Raiders running back Franklin Labady scored from 7 yards out with 46 seconds left to break a 14-14 tie. Pace drove to the Edison 32 with six seconds left before a botched center snap kept them from tossing a final throw to the end zone.
• Booker T Washington 71, Doral Academy 14: In its highest scoring game of the season, Booker T. overwhelmed Doral at Curtis Park.
Krondis Larry scored three touchdowns in the game, including a 78-yard kickoff return.
• La Salle d. Florida Christian 28-26, 25-23, 9-25, 25-20: Maria Cuesta 15 kills, 3 blocks, 10 digs; Alexia Hirlemann 11 kills, 5 blocks; Christina Averhoff 34 assist; Jackie Urteaga 14 digs, 1 kill; Therese Vidal 9 digs. L S 15-6.
Belen Jesuit vs. Northwestern (Traz), 7
Krop vs. North Miami (North Miami), 7
Columbus vs. Coral Gables (Curtis), 7
South Miami vs. Southwest (Tropical), 7
Keys Gate at Gulliver, 1
La Salle at Archbishop Curley, 2
Mater Academy vs. Barrington Christian (Harris), 7
Smoothie King Invitational - Consolations: 8:30 a.m.; Copper/Bronze finals: 12:15; Silver final: 4; Gold final: 5:15