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American Heritage’s Daesha Rogers tops Pine Crest’s Julia Montgomery in Region 4-2A title race

 

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A riveting Class 2A cross-country state title chase between American Heritage eighth-grade sensation Daesha Rogers and Pine Crest star freshman Julia Montgomery is coming down to who plays the mental chess game best.

Rogers, 13, the 2011 state runner-up, made all the right strategic moves for the second consecutive week to beat Montgomery for the Region 4-2A title on Thursday at Mills Pond Park.

Rogers now faces the daunting challenge of trying to go 3-0 against her biggest challenger to a state title at the FHSAA State Finals at Tallahassee’s Apalachee Regional Park on Nov. 17.

“Last week at Districts, I didn’t go out as fast and we ran with each other the entire race,’’ Rogers said. “This week I ran out and it’s probably why Julia decided to stay close behind me. I sprinted a little more than I did at Districts. Julia is good competition. It probably will come down to both of us again at states.”

Unlike their District 14-2A showdown when Montgomery and Rogers went shoulder to shoulder, Montgomery elected to drift off Rogers before mounting a late push that Rogers answered to win in 18:58 at Mills Pond Park.

It’s back to the drawing board for Montgomery, who clocked 19:00 to finish two seconds behind Rogers for the second consecutive week.

“I ran the race a little bit differently than Districts,’’ Montgomery said. “I kind of let Daesha control it and see where it would go. My goal was to catch her. After the second mile I felt her dropping back. I was going to try and make a move on her but she was stronger in this race. Definitely.”

Rogers’ teammate Rachelle Alexander (19:43) finished third while a fourth-place finish by Pine Crest’s Ella Wurth (19:53) helped the Panthers, ranked a school-best No. 3 in 2A, win it’s first regional girls’ title.

The top six teams and top 15 finishers qualify for the state Finals.

In stark contrast to the close girls’ finish, North Broward Prep’s Jack Klumpp clocked 16:47 to win his first regional boys’ title going away.

Klumpp said he drew added motivation from a perceived snub by flrunners.com, which listed St. Andrews’ Nic Jacobsen and Ransom Everglades’s Jan Bergengruen and Gaby Correa as the runners to beat.

“In the flrunners preview it led with Nic and then I was on the second line,” Klumpp said. “Incentive is always the first line. I read it Wednesday night and again Thursday morning. With about three quarters of a mile to go I threw in a pretty big surge, probably at 5 minutes flat or 5:10. I have never closed so hard before over a last mile."

•  Region 4-2A championships. Girls’ results: 1. Daesha Rogers (AH) 18:58, 2. Montgomery (PC) 19:00, 3. Alexander (AH) 19:43, 4. Wurth (PC) 19:53, 5. Archer (RE) 20:05, 6. Miguez (Carr) 20:17, 7. Dominguez (Sun) 20:33, 8. Jovanovic (PC) 20:35, 9. Ortega (AH) 20:39, 10. S. Fernandez (SB) 20:42, 11. Pinnell (NBP) 20:43, 12. Scott (RE) 20:45, 13. DiCintio (PB) 20:51, 14. Gornisiewicz (PC) 20:52, 15. K. Smith (RE) 20:53. Top six – girls’ team scores: 1. Pine Crest 42, 2. American Heritage 61, 3. Carrollton 90, 4. Ransom Everglades 103, 5. Doral 175, 6. Lincoln Park 196. Boys’ individual results: 1. Jack Klumpp (NBP) 16:47, 2. Jacobsen (SA) 16:55, 3. Correa (RE) 16:56, 4. Geiman (Sun) 16:57, 5. Bergengruen (RE) 17:01, 6. Luttier (CN) 17:16, 7. Nelson (US) 17:18, 8. Sweetapple (SA) 17:19, 9. Hollander (CSC) 17:23, 10. Decker (PC) 17:24, 11. Friedman (RE) 17:24, 12. Guzman (KW) 17:25, 13. Wagner (KW) 17:26, 14. Ventura (MP) 17:29. 15. Samuelson (Sun)17:32. Top 6 boys’ team score: 1. Ransom Everglades 59, 2. Pine Crest 95, 3. Key West 107, 4. Suncoast 135, 5. St. Andrews 139, 6. Miami Pace 146.

FOOTBALL

•  Westminster Christian 41, North Broward Prep 6: While the Westminster Christian football team won’t be participating in postseason play this season, it proved that it has the potential to be a force in 2013.

The Warriors (6-4, 1-2), who will be returning all their key offensive playmakers next season, laid a beat-down on playoff-bound North Broward Prep.

Quarterback Hunter Boyett, who played in his second game since returning from a shoulder injury suffered against district foe Chaminade, tossed three touchdowns and completed 12 of his 16 passes for 149 yards.

Tim Irvin caught one of those touchdowns as part of his 33 receiving yards, ran for 98 yards off nine carries and returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown.

The halftime score was 14-0, but Tobias Moss hauled in a 53-yard bomb over the middle from Boyett within the first two minutes of the second half that broke the game open in a third quarter that saw Westminster Christian score 27 points. Moss later returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown in the same quarter.

North Broward Prep (4-5,1-1) is in the Class 4A playoffs as the runner-up in District 7-4A. The Eagles will face District 8-4A champion Booker T. Washington in regional semifinals.

DAVID FURONES

•  Coral Shores 17, La Salle 7: The Hurricanes (6-4) ran in two first quarter touchdowns to build an early lead and eventually top the Royal Lions (6-4) at La Salle.

The game, which was the season finale for both teams, was the consolation matchup of the Southeastern Football Independents Conference Playoffs.

Coral Shores’ touchdowns came on a 7-yard run by Jimmy Rhyne and a 14-yard run by Kodi Roberts. La Salle’s only score of the game came on a 1-yard run by Emmanual Readon. The score was set-up by Readon, who had a 34-yard run on the previous play.

Down 14-7 late in the fourth quarter La Salle took over deep in its own territory, but went three and out.

DARREN COLLETTE

GIRLS’ SOCCER

St. Thomas Aquinas 4, Nova 0: Sara Perlman goal, assist. Jessica Hoyt goal, 2 assist. Sara Fayerweathere goal. Emmelina Bales goal. Megan Pivacco 1 assist. Brittany Macaluso third shutout. STA 3-0.

•  North Broward 3, Saint Andrews 2: Christine Creighton 2 goals. Nikki Giordano Goal. Cayla Creighton and Emma Dineen had 1 assist each. NBP 3-1-1.

•  Gibbons 8, Pace 0: Mackenzie Crittenberger 3 goals. Francesca DeNicola 1 goal, 1 assist. Tricia Solenski, Valencia Vigarino combined for shutout. CG 1-0-2.

•  Westminster Christian 1, Miami Country Day 0: Rebecca Barrios assist. Andrea Xiques shutout. Kelly Rico goal. WC 2-0.

•  Mater Academy 1, Miami Springs 0: Sydney Johnson goal. Julisa Benitez assist. Julia Sanchez shutout. MA 6-0.

•  South Dade 6, Killian 2: For SD: Jade Hayes 3 goals, 2 assists. McKenzie VanHeusen 2 goals, assist. Bania Duran goal. For KIL: Stephanie Galindo 2 goals. Rachel Kramer assist. SD 4-0-1. KIL 3-2.

•  Lourdes 8, South Miami 0: Ana Organvidez goal. Carly Cuadra goal. Ali Verdeja goal. LOU 4-0.

•  Goleman 2, American 0: Lucia Cuervo 2 goals. Kaley Huguet assist. Annmarie Rodriguez shutout. GOL 1-4.

BOYS’ SOCCER

•  Monarch 1, Cypress Bay 1: Nicolas Guevara (CB) goal. Eddie Almeida (MON) goal. Gabe Menescal (MON) goal. MON 2-0-1, CB 1-0-1.

•  St. Brendan 1, Florida Christian 0: Guillermo Ruiz goal. SB 1-0.

•  Hollywood Hills 3, Hallandale 1: Alejandro Osorio 2 goals. David Moreno goal. HH 1-1, HAL 2-1.

•  American Heritage 3, McCarthy 0: Jamar Champion-Hinds two goals. Mikael Dasilva goal. Djman Suare shutout, 5 saves.

•  Pines Charter 15, Hallandale 1: Alexis Nowak 5 goals, 2 assists. Kayla Faulkner 3 goals, 3 assists. Mya Goodman goal, 5 assists. Rachel Lorenzo 3 goals. PPC 5-0.

•  Hillel 3, South Florida HEAT 1: Julian Ribak, Aaron Franco, and Nety Silverman had one goal each.

•  American Heritage 2, Doral Acadamy 0: Donald Tomlinson 2 goals. Jamar Champion -Hinds and Philip Delvaille had one assist each.

FOOTBALL POLL

The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings:

Class 8A

RecordPtsPrv
1. Dr. Phillips (12)10-01381
2. Plant (2)8-11252
3. Lake Brantley9-11103
T4. South Dade8-1778
T4. Fletcher8-177T4
6. Killian7-167T4
7. Vero Beach6-14210
8. Timber Creek8-1419
9. Cypress Bay7-222
10. East Lake8-117

Others receiving votes: South Plantation 11, Columbus 11, Miami Palmetto 7, Apopka 6, Orlando Freedom 5, Palm Beach Central 4, DeLand 4, Orlando University 3, Miramar 1, Palm Harbor University 1, Seminole Ridge 1.

Class 7A

RecordPtsPrv
1. Manatee (14)9-01401
2. First Coast9-01232
3. Lincoln9-01103
4. Ft. Pierce Cen.7-0905
5. Kissimmee Osceola9-0796
6. Dwyer8-1517
7. St. Thomas 7-2508
8. Durant9-0439
9. Lakeland8-1274
10. Atlantic Comm.7-221

Others receiving votes: Ridge Community 10, Oviedo 10, Venice 7, Plantation 4, Oakland Park Northeast 3, Fleming Island 2.

Class 6A

RecordPtsPrv
1. Gainesville (12)10-01381
2. Naples (1)8-01132
3. St. Augustine9-0953
4. Miami Central (1)6-2864
5. Columbia8-1825
6. Lake Gibson10-0766
7. Largo10-0757
8. New Smyrna Beach8-0478
9. Winter Haven8-1249
10. Navarre8-11210

Others receiving votes: Hillsborough 11, Miami Northwestern 8, Palm Bay 2, Heritage 1.

Class 5A

RecordPtsPrv
1. Wakulla (11)9-01361
2. Pasco (2)9-01172
3. Robinson9-01133
4. West Florida9-0875
5. American Heritage (1)8-1847
6. Godby8-1694
7. Merritt Island8-1548
8. Ponte Vedra8-1349
9. Southeast8-232
10. Norland7-22810

Others receiving votes: Palmetto 11, Lakewood 3, Bishop Moore 2.

Class 4A

RecordPtsPrv
1. Booker T. Wash. (10)8-11361
2. South Sumter (3)10-01262
3. Bolles School8-11103
4. Cocoa (1)7-21024
5. Dunbar8-162

Others receiving votes: Raines 18, Jones 6.

Class 3A

RecordPtsPrv
1. Del. Amer. Htg. (8)9-01341
2. University (6)8-01312
T3. Madison County9-11003
T3. First Academy9-01004
5. Clrwtr Cen. Cath.8-1765

Others receiving votes: Trinity Christian-Jacksonville 13, Fort Meade 6.

Class 2A

RecordPtsPrv
1. Dade Christian (11)9-01341
2. Warner Christian (1)8-11122
3. Glades Day7-1993
4. Lake Mary Prep9-0904
5. N. Fla. Chrstn. (2)6-2715

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

FOOTBALL

Plantation at South Plantation, 7

Deerfield Beach at St. Thomas Aquinas, 7

Cypress Bay at Boyd Anderson, 7

Chaminade-Madonna at Archbishop McCarthy, 7

Flanagan at Cooper City, 7

Coconut Creek at Cardinal Gibbons, 7

Coral Glades at Douglas, 7

Coral Springs vs. Monarch (Deerfield Beach), 7

Fort Lauderdale at Northeast, 7

Hallandale at South Broward, 7

Hollywood Hills at McArthur, 7

Nova at Western, 7

Taravella vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (Flanagan), 7

Piper vs. West Broward (Everglades), 7

Gulliver Prep at Somerset Academy, 3

American Heritage at Naples Golden Gate, 7

Calvary Christian at Highlands Christian, 7

SWIMMING AND DIVING

Class 3A state tournament at Central Florida YMCA Aquatic Center -

BOYS’ SOCCER

Monarch at Deerfield Beach, 7

Plantation vs. Flanagan, 5

Pembroke Pines Charter at Key West, 4

South Broward at Chaminade-Madonna, 7

Coral Springs Christian at Miami Country Day, 5

University School at Ransom Everglades, 7

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Coral Springs Christian at Miami Country Day, 7

Archbishop McCarthy at Ransom Everglades, 4

Plantation at Flanagan, 5

Deerfield Beach at Monarch, 4

Pines Charter at Key West, 4

South Broward at Chaminade-Madonna, 5

SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE

FOOTBALL

Blanche Ely vs. Dillard (Lockhart), 7

SWIMMING AND DIVING

Class 1A state tournament at Central Florida YMCA Aquatic Center -

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

Region 3-8A final: Boca Raton at Western

Region 4-7A final: St. Thomas Aquinas at Royal Palm Beach

Region 4-6A final: Archbishop McCarthy at Fort Myers

Region 4-4A final: Chaminade at Miami Ransom, 7

Region 4-3A final: Calvary Christian at Miami Westminster Christian, 2

Region 4-2A final: Sheridan Hills Christian vs. Miami Westwood Christian or Miami Calusa Prep

CROSS-COUNTRY

Region 3-4A at South County Stadium – Girls: 8:30 a.m.; Boys: 9:15 a.m.

Region 4-3A at Stuart South Fork – Girls: 8:30 a.m.; Boys: 9:15 a.m.

Region 4-1A at Westminster Academy – Girls: 9 a.m.; Boys: 9:45 a.m.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

Pine Crest at Ransom Everglades, 1

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