The Public vs. Private game debuted three years ago, providing graduating seniors an opportunity to be seen by coaches and recruiters from colleges across the country.
Miami Country Day cheerleading
The Miami Country Day Middle School cheerleaders worked diligently on their cheers and halftime dances which helped support the football team. The standouts are Melissa Benedek, Violeta De La Guardia, Gabrielle Edgecombe and Veronica Ortiz.
Kendall Hammocks flag football
NFL Flag Football under the direction of the Kendall Hammocks Warriors program has registration for boys and girls, age 5-16 (can’t turn 17 in 2013).
Teams are formed by age. Registration fee $110 which covers a reversible NFL flag jersey, NFL belt with flags, participation awards, referee costs, secondary insurance, exhibition game and 10 game season. All practices and games are at DevonAire Park, 10411 SW 122 Ave.
Registration: 6-9 p.m. Feb. 22; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 2, March 16, April 6, May 4 at DevonAire Park.
The Kendall Hammocks Warriors, an all-volunteer program, are members of the Optimist Club of Kendall Hammocks. To coach or for other information, email Khwfootball@aol.com.
Highland Oaks track
The Highland Oaks Middle School track team opened it season with two runner-up finishes in the Junior Varsity Invitational at Ferguson High School in Miami.
The girls scored 106 points to place second of nine teams. Maryann Jadotte won the discus and shot put and was third in the 100-meter dash. Tianna Jackson won the long jump, was runner-up in the 100 and third in the 200.
Tramese Pierre was second in the shot put and fourth in the discus. Kameron Clarke was third in the shot out and fifth in the discus. Coreena Saintilmond was fourth in the 100. The girls’ 400 relay team (Saintilmond, Jadotte, Jackson, Saharee Davey) finished first. The 1,600 relay team (Pierre, Samantha Castano, Anicia Collins, Hayley Piper) was fourth, and the 3,200 relay team (Piper, Collins, Pierre, Katherine Elizabeth) was sixth.
The boys scored 100 points also for second of nine teams. Jamir Ferguson won the meet’s Best Male Athlete Award for the second consecutive year. Ferguson won the 1,600 and 800-meter runs, was second in the 400 and fourth in the long jump. Bryce Coq won the discus and was sixth in the shot put.
Derrick Spicer finished second in the 1,600 and 800. Neil Fagan took third in the long jump, and Jordan Anderson was fifth. The boys’ 400 relay team (Anderson, Fagan, Wilfrid Coleau, Shaggion Milligen) placed third. The 1,600 relay team (Fagan, Milligen, Coleau, Pablo Rosero) was fifth as was the 3,200 relay team (Rosero, Spicer, Cameron Ross, Timothy Williams).
Bay Harbor Islands 5K
The seventh Bay Harbor Islands 5K (3.1 miles) occurred at Town Hall in Bay Harbor Islands.
Local results: Female: 9U: 2. Ana Carolina Leite, Bay Harbor, 54:05. 15-19: 5. Beth Cohen, Bay Harbor, 48:34. 25-29: 1. Heather Schry Setter, Miami, 24:21; 3. Angelica Lopez, Miami Shores, 41:09; 4. Erin Hantman, Aventura, 42:27; 5. Emily Vainstein, Bay Harbor Islands, 48:33. 30-34: 2. Paola Ruiz, Miami Lakes, 34:24. 35-39: 1. Luciana Leite, Bay Harbor, 54:04. 45-49: 1. Pam Ryder, Miami, 26:52; 2. Emily Rosenstein, Miami Beach, 28:57; 5. Bahee Salver, Bay Harbor Islands, 39:17. 50-54: 1. Susan Fernandez, Miami Beach, 28:22; 3. Debbie Setuain, Sunny Isles, 33:25. 65-69: 1. Susan Hantman, Miami, 1:04:56. 70-74: 2. Ilene Wallace, Bay Harbor Islands, 55:15. Masters: 1. Debra Frisch, Aventura, 26:37.