MCD freshman Nicci Sherwood was 41st in 25:30, and Florida Christian freshman Gabriela Piheiro was 42nd in 25:33.
• In the boys’ race, Miami Country Day was third of seven teams. MCD freshman Jacob Strouse was seventh of 87 runners, covering the 3.1-mile run in 18 minutes 22 seconds.
Teammate Emil Martayan, a junior, was 10th in 18:53. Alexander Cohen, an eighth-grader for MCD, was 15th in 19:04. MCD sophomore Julian Schultz was 17th in 19:07. MCD junior Carter Weiss was 26th in 19:51.
Florida Christian junior Gabriel Diaz was 34th in 20:39. Teammate John Cabauy was 36th in 20:42. Joshua Salazar, a Florida Christian junior, was 38th in 20:46.
Two golfers from the Scheck Hillel Community School ranked in the Top 10 during a Florida High School Athletic Association district tournament at Grand Palms Golf and Country Club in Pembroke Pines.
Senior Elon Rubin shot an impressive 86 to finish seventh, and junior Sonny Perez shot 98 to tie for eighth among the 25 players who competed at the par 71 course. The pair advances to the regionals.
Competition at the district level included Archbishop McCarthy, Chaminade, Hebrew Academy, Miami Country Day, Monsignor Pace and Somerset Academy.
Located in North Miami Beach, Scheck Hillel Community School is one of the largest Jewish schools in the country. From early childhood through Grade 12, Hillel inspires students to become exemplary Jewish global citizens through an innovative curriculum of secular and Jewish studies enriched by a comprehensive extracurricular program set within a nurturing, diverse, traditional Jewish community.
Hillel is the only private school in South Florida and Jewish school in the country to be named a 2011 Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Hillel is also Florida’s first Jewish International Baccalaureate World School.
Miami Country Day athletes
Miami Country Day School: Middle School Male Athlete of the Week: Corso Luciano (cross-country) was third overall in the South Florida Middle School Cross-Country Championships.
Middle School Female Athlete of the Week: Amelia Gregorio (swimming) was first in the 50 and 100 freestyle events in a high school varsity meet against Monsignor Pace.
Upper School Male Athlete of the Week: Rashad Woodside (football) caught a 36-yard touchdown pass and returned a kickoff 62 yards for another score against Ransom Everglades.
Upper School Female Athlete of the Week: Adriana Vivas (volleyball) had 13 digs in helping lead the Spartans to a district semifinal win against Archbishop Curley.
Our Lady of Lakes sports
The Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School varsity flag football team (seventh-eighth grade) is 6-4 including wins over Mother of Christ 53-21, Holy Rosary 47-19, St. Thomas 31-12 and St. Michaels 30-15.
• The cross-country team had a good showing at the All Catholic Conference Championships at Belen Jesuit Preparatory School. In each division, the boys placed runners in the Top 10.
Michael Sanchez (fourth grade) and Adam Magoulas (third grade) were second and third, respectively in Primary. Adam Magoulas (third grade) was 10th in Junior Varsity. Danny Padron (eighth grade) was eighth in Varsity.
The Junior Varsity team was fifth. Daniel Quesada (sixth grade) ran a personal best 10:35, finishing in the Top 25.
St. Kevin soccer
For the second consecutive year, the St. Kevin Catholic School Primary boys’ gold soccer team (third-fourth grade) finished the season undefeated to win the 2012 ACC Championship.
The champs are Yoyo Barquin, Luis Chiqui Cordova, David Fernandez, Luciano Molieri, Ben Rodriguez and Ricky Rodriguez. The coaches are Cyndi Guerra and Mike Montero.
The Primary boys’ green soccer team (third-fourth grade) also finished the season on a high note defeating St. Agatha 2-1 and Good Shepherd 1-0.
• St. Kevin Catholic School is at 4001 SW 127 Ave., Miami. It educates approximately 690 students in grades Pre-K through eighth following the Archdiocese of Miami Curriculum Guide. The school is accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference and affiliated with the Association of Independent Schools of Florida and the Dade Association of Non-Public Schools. The teachers are university trained professionals certified to teach by the state of Florida. For information and to view the school’s mission statement, visit www.stks.org.
Coral Park soccer
Senior midfielders Juan Ganan (15 goals, 12 assists) and Kelby Zambrano (three goals, 10 assists) lead the Coral Park High School boys’ varsity soccer team this season.
Last season the Rams were 7-9 for Coach Michel Fotso.
“We graduated a huge senior group last year,” Fotso said, “but we have a strong incoming group. We will be the surprise of the season.”
Juniors Emmanuel Castaneda (midfielder, two goals, five assists), Gabriel Nogera (forward, two assists) and Felipe Olivera (goalkeeper) also return as does senior midfielder Facundo Prado.
Miami Beach soccer
The defending district champion Miami Beach High School boys’ varsity soccer team is gearing for the 2012-13 season.
Senior forward/midfielder returns. Last season he scored eight goals with 10 assists as the Hi-Tides (13-5-3) reached the region semifinals.
Senior defender/midfielder Giovanni Araujo (five assists) and senior defender Jhan Guzman also return to a younger team for Coach Edgar Botto.
Ransom Everglades wrestling
The Ransom Everglades High School wrestling team is led by seniors Riccardo Benviutti (140 pounds), Garret Rubin (160) and Alex Taufer (135).
Last season the Raiders went 5-5.
“We are looking forward to another successful season at Ransom Everglades,” said Michael Waite who enters his sixth season as the school’s wrestling coach “We are excited for all of our returning wrestlers as well as any new faces we will see this season.”
Presented by the SeaHorse Wrestling Club, the 38th SeaHorse Open, a tribute to Joe Gicobbe, is Nov. 23-24 at the Coral Springs Gym, 2501 Coral Springs Dr.
Gicobbe, a Hall of Fame coach, died in June. His family will attend at 9 a.m. Nov. 24 to receive the John Lyzott Award on his behalf posthumously.
Paperless matches will be electronically sent to tables with a computer at each table, recording points and sending results to the main computer via trackwrestling.com. Last year satellite weigh-ins were very popular and will continue on Nov. 21 at more than 50 locations throughout the state.
The competition will be outstanding as wrestlers from some of the best teams and clubs compete on eight mats, supplied by Tiffin Mats, in the state’s longest running preseason wrestling event. It serves as a tune-up for the upcoming season, allowing coaches an opportunity to give their wrestlers some quality mat time.
Email SEAHORSEWRESTLER@AOL.COM. Call or text Ron Schulz, event director, 954-290-5262, or Allen Held, competition director at 954-854-1124. If interested in being a satellite weigh in site, contact them.
Howard Palmetto baseball, softball
Registration for the 2013 Howard Palmetto Baseball & Softball winter season has started. Go to www.howardpalmetto.com to sign up.
The season starts in January and continues through April/May. Registration fees are $219 for baseball, $195 for softball and $185 for T-ball. Registration includes T-ball Titans for boys and girls age 4-6; baseball for boys age 6-15; high school boys’ baseball for grades 10-12; fast-pitch softball for girls age 6-17.
Games are at Evelyn Greer Park, Suniland Park, Palmetto Bay, Coral Reef and Chapman Field. Register online or for information, visit www.howardpalmetto.com.
More events, leagues, programs
Key Largo Bridge Run
Racers can enjoy a spectacular foot race with panoramic views of the Upper Keys and the eastern edges of the Florida Everglades at the fourth annual Key Largo Bridge Run on Nov.10.
Runners from Canada and 21 American states are among more than 310 participants already registered. The out-and-back 10k, half marathon and 5k run/walk typically entices nearly 900 participants of all ages.
The USA Track & Field certified course crosses the 65-foot-high, 1.25-mile-long Jewfish Creek Bridge. Racers occupy the northbound lanes of the bridge and the southern portion of the 18-Mile Stretch, a section of the Overseas Highway that connects mainland South Florida with Key Largo.
The event offers a free Health and Fitness Expo featuring osteoporosis screenings for women. The expo is noon to 6 p.m. Nov.9 at the Key Largo Holiday Inn at mile marker (MM) 100.
From noon to 9 p.m., participants can pick up race packets. Race organizers are going green by providing virtual race bags that include value-added offers, exclusive discounts and educational information. The virtual goody bags are to be delivered to each participant’s email inbox within two weeks of the race.
A traditional Friday night spaghetti dinner is at DiGiorgio’s Café Largo, MM 100 bayside, between 4:30 and 11 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, available at the expo.
Race entry fees are $35 per person for the 5k, $50 per person for the 10k and $70 for the half marathon through Nov. 4. Participants age 17 and younger pay $12. Runners whose registrations are received on or before Oct. 14 get a $5 discount. Online registration is available through Nov. 8. The first 1,000 race registrants receive a free T-shirt.
Event proceeds benefit local charities including the Key Largo Bridge Run Scholarship Fund, Key Largo Baptist Church, Island Christian School and Active Disabled Americans. Event information www.keylargobridgerun.com.
The United States, as the host nation, and Brazil, ranked No.1 in the world, are the top-seeded teams for the upcoming Beach Soccer U.S. Indoor Championships from Nov. 13-18 at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Hollywood.
The six-team event features the national beach soccer teams from Argentina, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela, in addition to America and Brazil, competing in a round-robin format. This marks the third time that Beach Soccer, which is governed by FIFA, will be played indoors and the first in the United States.
Florida Senior Games
Registration is open for the 2012 Florida International Senior Games & State Championships. They are Dec. 1-9 in Polk County and are a qualifier for the 2013 National Senior Games in Cleveland in the summer 2013.
The Games offer 23 sports. Softball and the 10K Road Race are in November. Entry fees vary, and registration deadlines vary by sport.
The easiest way for athletes to register is online at www.flasports.com. Also available on www.flasports.com are PDF documents athletes can print and mail to the Florida Sports Foundation.
Miami Lady Express basketball
The Miami Lady Express girls’ basketball team needs funding to continue competing in tournaments throughout the United States. The coaches volunteered to train the girls, giving them something positive to do, and the parents have been fundraising.
Travel costs, food, tournament fees and lodging are very expensive for these girls. They practice at the Keys Gate Gym in Florida City and South Dade High School where their coaches teach. Contact Coach Larry Hicks at 786-301-2577.
The Thunder Academy Winter Youth Basketball League is the first week of November through Jan. 31 at the Tamiami Gym. Each team will have two practices and one game per week, and all practices and games will be inside the gym.
The goal of the Thunder Winter League is to teach fundamentals and principles of the game. The games will remain competitive and offer an opportunity to work in stations and learn from different coaches and coaching methods.
The cost is $250 and includes three sessions per week, uniform, division photo, drawstring bag, water bottle and wristband. Visit www.YouthBasketballMiami.com or contact Coach Rob at CoachRobCastillo@gmail.com.
Youth Rugby South Miami
The Miami Rugby Youth Division, boys age 6-18, practices 6-8 p.m. Mondays at Murray Park and Wednesdays at Palmer Park, 6120 SW 67th Ave., South Miami. Call 305-400-0134, ext. 101. Visiti www.miamirugbykids.com.
The Miami Marlins offer behind the scenes tours of Marlins Park. The tours are open to the public on non-event days for $10 a person.
The tour includes visits to the field (behind home plate), home clubhouse, home batting cage area and Diamond Club, Promenade Level featuring the art in the facility, the bobblehead museum and the premium areas including the Suites.
Tours operate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except when the Marlins play at home or when other major events are scheduled at Marlins Park. Group tours, accommodating between 10 and 25 people, are available by appointment.
For information, fans can call 1-877-MARLINS or e-mail email@example.com. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket windows on Felo Ramirez Drive (NW 6 Street between NW 14 Avenue and NW 15 Avenue) and are for the time and date specified.
Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
Hall Of Fame Baseball is sponsoring travel baseball teams for 11-12, 13-14, 15-18 (high school) for the fall season.
Hall Of Fame Coach Rich Hofman and his staff will coach the teams which will practice and play in tournaments and leagues. Register for a tryout at www.hofball.net or call David Hofman at 954-804-5600 or Ed Tisdale at 803-463-2591.
USTA Florida’s four-stop ’Me Gusta El Tenis’ tour will hit the Greater Miami-area, spotlighting the popularity of tennis in the Hispanic community in South Florida.
Hispanic communities can celebrate families playing tennis together at the four events, which will feature the 10 and Under Tennis short court format for learning the game.
Nov. 11: Founders Day Festival, Aventura.
Participants registering will be entered into a drawing to win four tickets to either the 2013 Sony Open men’s and women’s pro tennis tournament on Key Biscayne or the 2013 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships men’s pro event in Delray Beach.
The Gables Hispanic Festival is organized by the Gables Hispanic Cultural Foundation, a not-for-profit organization for charitable and educational purposes, including the undertaking of programs and activities designed to enhance the cultural Heritage and social well-being of families, children and youth of Miami-Dade County.
“We are looking forward to reaching out to the roughly 70 percent of Florida Hispanic players who are in the Miami area,” said USTA Florida Tennis Program Coordinator for the Miami area Cathy Nordlund. “Area pros will be out at the events, where parents can ask questions about local programming for kids and adults, and families can play the 10 and Under Tennis format together.”
Tennis participation numbers in Florida for small children of all demographics have increased exponentially since the introduction of the 10 and Under Tennis format. 10 and Under Tennis is designed for children, featuring smaller court sizes, racquet sizes, foam and decompressed balls, a simple scoring system, and net heights adjusted to ease kids into the sport.
Similar mini-tennis formats have long been popular in Europe, where current stars such as Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters first learned the game with age-adjusted racquets, balls and court sizes. To see a video of 10 and Under Tennis in action go to: http://10andundertennis.com.
For information on USTA Florida Hispanic community events, go to USTA Florida’s Spanish language website at www.ustaflorida.com/espanol. For specific information regarding Miami-area events contact Cathy Nordlund at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tennis classes, programs
Tennis classes and programs for all ages are at the Penny Sugarman Tennis Center at Sans Souci, 1795 Sans Souci Blvd., North Miami. Call for information on group lessons, annual passes, court rates and private lessons. Tennis pro is Ross Dubins. Call 305-893-7130.
Rebelle Athletics Club offers girls’ volleyball tryouts at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School, 4949 NE 2nd Ave.
The volleyball club, a member of the United States Volleyball Association, is under the direction of Mandi Tate, Dee Rey and former Barry University player Kelly Dantas. They are former coaches with South Florida Volleyball Club and currently coach at Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School in Biscayne Bay.
Rebelle Athletics is dedicated to providing developmental and participatory athletic sports programs beginning at the youth development level. It offers a progression of sports activities for persons of all ages, races and creeds. It strives to enhance the physical, mental and moral development of amateur athletes at all levels, promoting sportsmanship and active citizenship.
South Kendall Sun Blazers (sksoccer.org) at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park, 11395 SW 79 St. (305-630-3314).
Miami Dade Soccer League (miami-dadesoccer.com) at Three Lakes Park, 13375 SW 136 St. (786-488-5216).
Soccer 5 (ussoccer5.com) at Kendall Soccer Park, 8011 SW 127 Ave. (1-888-575-2976).
Club Atletico De Miami (camsoccer.com) at Kendall Soccer Park, 8011 SW 127 Ave. (305-764-5783).
Soccer Academy of the Americas (socceraa.com) at Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24 St. (786-486-3804)
Pinecrest Premier Soccer (pinecrestpremier.com) at Deerwood Bonita Lakes, 11511 S. Dixie Hwy. (305-255-3422).
Optimist Club of Westchester (tropicalsoccer.org) at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40 St. (786-370-4222).
Coral Estates Soccer Club (coralestatessoccer.org) at Coral Estates Park, 1411 SW 97 Ave. (305-279-2328)
South Kendall Soccer Club (sksoccer.org) at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park, 11395 SW 79 St. (305-630-3314).
Southern Soccer Coalition-AYSO (kendallsoccer.com) at Millers Pond Park, 13350 SW 47 St. and Westwind Lakes Park, 6805 SW 152 Ave. (305-965-0083).
Muscle Milk Grant Program
CytoSport, the largest sports nutrition company in the United States and maker of Muscle Milk, announced the launch of the Muscle Milk Recovery Grant Program which will provide up to $250,000 in grants to help rebuild and revitalize high school athletic programs around the country.
Submissions for high school programs will be accepted on the Muscle Milk Facebook page www.facebook.com/musclemilk now through Nov. 30.
“High school athletic programs are critical to the overall development of student-athletes, and we are dedicated to helping them succeed,” CytoSport Chief Marketing Officer Nikki Brown said. “The Muscle Milk Recovery Grant Program is a great way we can provide financial resources to programs in need in local communities around the country.”
Grants will be awarded up to $25,000 per submission to programs that show a financial hardship outlined in the application process. Applicants must be at least 14-years-old and can nominate the high school of their choice on the Muscle Milk Facebook page www.facebook.com/musclemilk where they will be required to submit a written statement outlining their program’s needs, provide photos that support their request and will have the option to upload a video link to help further tell their story.
Applications will be accepted through Nov. 30 and recipient programs will be selected in January 2013.
In conjunction with the launch of the Muscle Milk Recovery Grant Program, Muscle Milk will also launch limited time packaging that includes a red, white and blue theme. A portion of sales from the patriotic packaging will go toward funding the Recovery Grant Program.
For information on the Muscle Milk Recovery Grant Program, visit www.facebook.com/musclemilk.
The National Milk Mustache “got milk?” campaign launched the call for entries for the 15th annual Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Awards.
The SAMMY scholarship recognizes 25 student-athletes who excel in academics, athletics, community service, leadership and who fuel their daily success with milk.
Milk Mustache celebrity judges will help select 25 winners from across the country who will receive a $7,500 college scholarship, an awards ceremony at Walt Disney World and an opportunity to appear in their own special Milk Mustache ad.
For complete contest rules and applications log onto facebook.com/MilkMustache where visitors can also learn more about the exclusive SAMMY awards weekend and view behind the scenes footage.
Stand Up! For Those Who Can’t, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering children, families and communities through (w)holistic programs in education, culture and the arts, and as fiscal agent for the Sunshine Child Wellness Collaborative, has received a $50,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation to implement “Sunshine Fit for Tots,” an obesity-prevention program developed by SCWC for 3-year-old children.
“One in five preschool-age children in the United States are overweight or obese. We recognize the need to start prevention at the earliest age possible to promote lifelong habits of health and wellness,” said Mary Rae Smith, president and founder of SCWC. “We want to bend the curve on childhood obesity and are grateful to the Aetna Foundation for this opportunity to enhance obesity prevention through exercise and nutrition programming.”
Through March 2013, 60 children from four early childhood centers in Miami-Dade will receive nutritional education and obesity-prevention activities through art classes and dance lessons. The centers selected to receive the program are Fantasyland Learning Center in Westchester; Happy Kids in Miami Beach; Happy Children of Overtown; and Alberto’s Dream Childcare in North Miami.
“We thank the Aetna Foundation for awarding us this grant,” said Jeannette Egozi, president of SUFTWC. “In the United States, low-income families are the most affected by the alarming obesity trend. With these funds we can teach children how to eat healthfully and be physically active throughout their lives.”
For information about “Sunshine Fit for Tots” call the Sunshine Child Wellness Collaborative at 305-807-5229 or Stand Up! at 305-864-5237, e-mail email@example.com.
Jai-alai is open to anyone, age 10 to 80.
With a rubber ball and cestas, the amateur jai-alai facility is at 1935 NE 150th St. in North Miami, near FIU’s north campus.
It is indoors, air-conditioned and open to all. Contact Luis at 305-389-2313 or Bob at 786-556-3574.
Who said you have to be a male to play Jai Alai? Just as many females play the sport in Spain, France and Mexico, and gals can play it in South Florida at an amateur indoor air-conditioned fronton.
There are also leagues for males and children. Rubber or plastic balls used with free lessons by former pros. Cestas and balls also provided free with a nominal court fee.
Open everyday. Email admanUSA@aol.com or call Brucio 786-629-5428. The American Amateur Jai-Alai Academy is a not-for-profit organization.
CB Sports Leagues
CB Sports Club offers Youth Basketball, Flag Football, Youth Soccer, Adult Soccer and Adult Basketball. Visit cbsportsclub.com. Call 786-273-5639.
Miami-Dade Parks welcomes children with disabilities in its youth leagues. If you need accommodations to participate, call 305-735-7847 (V/TDD).