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Cardinal Gibbons wrestlers romp in Region 4-1A final

 

Special to The Miami Herald

Entering regionals, Cardinal Gibbons wrestling coach Frank Pettineo’s goal was to get double-digit wrestlers into states.

By the time the last finals match was over Saturday, the host Chiefs had exceeded Pettineo’s expectations by one.

Eleven wrestlers will be wearing Cardinal Gibbons red in the Class 1A finals as the Chiefs ran away with the Region 4-1A final with a team score of 263.5. Five of those 11 won an individual regional title by placing first in their weight classes.

“Most of our guys worked really hard throughout the season,” said Anthony Vazquez, who defeated Someret’s Joe Haan in the finals match at 132 pounds. “The guys who didn’t make it only lost by one point or it was a close match the whole match, so I’m proud of all our guys.”

In addition to Vazquez, Jamal Morris, Ryan Thomas, Jeiko Dasilviera and Diego Bell also won individual regional titles. Morris maintained his perfect record on the year with a 3-1 decision over Christian Perez of Doral Academy.

Thomas was down three with 30 seconds left when he came back with a scoop to pin Sterling Hill-Ridgeway of Coral Springs. He’ll be making his first trip to Lakeland.

“I’m a little nervous,” said Thomas, who is 36-4 this season as a freshman. “I’ve been watching them wrestle for two years, and now I’m in it.”

Bell surprised everyone — even his own coaches and teammates — when he won a state title at 225 pounds after being bumped up from the 185 class.

The wrestling state finals take place over two days starting Friday at The Lakeland Center.

Team standings: 1. Cardinal Gibbons 263.5; 2. Key West 155; 3. Somerset 117.5; 4. Plantation American Heritage 96; 5. Doral Academy 90.5; 6. Delray American Heritage 79; 7. Monsignor Pace 70; 8. Coral Shores 60; 9. Calvary Christian Academy 57.5; 10. Coral Springs Charter 57.

Championship finals – 106: Angelo Guieb Guieb (KW) dec. Zach Sherman (AHP) 5-0; 113: Franco Valdes (SOM) pin Dominick Gibson (CG) 2:29; 120: Christopher Moreno (DA) dec. Vic Blasucci (SOM) 12-2; 126: Jamal Morris (CG) dec. Christian Perez (DA) 3-1; 132: Anthony Vazquez (CG) dec. Joe Haan (SOM); 138: Danny Garcia (DA) dec. Erich Byelick (CCA) 7-3; 145: Chase Singletary (SOM) dec. Nick Limperis (CG) 6-2; 152: Zachary TAG Wilber (JUPChr.) pin Rodney Thomas (CG) 4:32; 160: Jeiko Dasilviera (CG) pin John Mulkeen (CS) 1:41; 170: Jose Fernandez (FC) pin Tyler Gilbert (AHD) 4:35; 182: Chase Kelley (KW) pin Adam Hude (CSCha.) 5:29; 195: Ryan Thomas (CG) pin Sterling Hill-Ridgeway (CS) 5:32; 220: Diego Bell (CG) dec. Roberto Val (KW) 13-8; 285: Richard Desir (AHD) pin Kenneth Sagan (KW) 5:36.

Consolation finals – 106: Ross Clark (CG) pin Joseph Lopez (SOM) 2:54; 113: Joseph Padron (AHD) pin Maher Jaser (ATM) 3:37; 120: Jamel Morris (CG) dec. Brady Moser (AHP) 10-1; 126: Elijah Cleary (JUPChr.) dec. Alexander Perez (MP) 8-5; 132: Nicholas James (AHP) dec. David Colatori (CHA) 8-1; 138: Scott Pomare (CUR) pin David Morse (AHD) 3:42; 145: Drayvan Golden (ED) dec. Andrew Perea (St. Andrews); 152: Ale Smith (MP) dec. Nicholas Chavez (SOM) 6-4; 160: Uriel Diaz (KW) pin Racheed Skyers (GLC) 2:33; 170: Conor Wipple (St. Andrews) pin Antonio Sannasardo (CG) 2:22; 182: Matthew Poirer (CCA) pin Joseph Morales (ATM) 1:26; 195: John Pozzi (KW) dec. Marquis Brown (JAC) 12-10; 220: Kenneth Rosa (CSCha.) pin Alston La Costa (CN) 2:25; 285: Jordan Ingraham (BTW) pin Matthew Lynch (WC) 2:24.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

•  Late Friday — District 13-4A semifinal — North Broward Prep 61, Pine Crest 58: Despite trailing Pine Crest for most of the game, North Broward Prep rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat the defending state champions.

The Eagles will face University School, which eliminated Cardinal Gibbons in its semifinal, in the district championship on Saturday at 7 p.m.

MALCOLM SHIELDS

NBP (16-11): Harris 18, Lewis 12, Arnette 16, Reyes 6 Rifkind 6. PC (18-9): Crawford 20, Marcinkevicius 16, Antonio Vrankovic 9. Halftime: Pine Crest 38-29. Three pointers PC: Crawford 4 NPB: Lewis 4, Rifkind 2

•  Late Friday — District 13-4A semifinal — University School 62, Cardinal Gibbons 52: University School relied on its aggressive play — attacking the basket and tough defense — and beat Cardinal Gibbons (19-4) as the Suns pulled away in the fourth quarter.

Maquedius Bain led University School (15-7) with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Jalen Battle followed with 16 points and four rebounds.

US (15-7): Bain 17, Battle 16, Bullock 14, Baton 8, Hewitt 7. CG (19-4): Morales 22, Andino 14, Brooks 8, Goosby 8. Halftime: US 26-18. Assist: Hewitt 6, Barton 4, Bullock 2, Allen 2, Bain 3. Rebounds: Bain 12, Hewitt 6, Battle 4, Barton 3, Morales 5, Simmons 4, Goosby 4.

•  District 15-7A final — Blanche Ely 67, Northeast 42: Using a ball-hawking defense, reigning Class 7A state champion Blanche Ely opened an 18-10 first-quarter lead and then broke the game open with an 11-2 run in the second quarter to defeat Northeast in the District 15-7A championship game at Boyd Anderson.

Leading 29-12 at halftime, the Tigers got three consecutive three-pointers from Richard Lee and Lance Tejada to go up 51-26 with 1:10 left in the third quarter. Lee had 15 points, Tejada had 12 points and 10 assists and Khalil Thomas added 9 points and 15 rebounds for the Tigers (22-1).

Hunter Osceola hit six three-pointers to finish with a game-high 20 points for the Hurricanes. Malik Price-Martin added 13 points.

FABIAN LYON

NE (10-8): Price-Martin 13, Osceola 20, Mendez 2, Wiltshire 2, King 2, Simonson 3. ELY (22-1): Gossier 2, Thomas 9, Tejada 12, Lee 15, Allen 16, Cameron 13.:Half: 29-12. Three-pointers: Osceola 6, Tejada, Lee 2, Allen 2, Cameron. Rebounds: Thomas 15. Assists: Tejada 10. Steals: Lee 4.

•  District 11-8A final — Deerfield Beach 75, Douglas 50 – DB: Johnson 16, Owens 17, Jenkins 4, Carpenter 11, Huntley 16, Williams 2, Kelly 2, Wind 3, Graham 4. DOU: Allison 3, Naide 6, Edwards 3, Cuidad-Real 2, Kazprazak 15, Miedrik 18, Franco 3. Rebounds: Huntley 11, Owens 11. Assists: Carpenter 6

•  District 14-3A final — Sagemont 51, Coral Springs Christian 48 — SAG (22-5): DeLucia 2, Cooper 21, Kirby 11, Koulechov 12, Kande 4, Jurko 1. CSC (19-8): Spencer 7, Prophete 6, Bell 14, Zanna 6, Rayes 6, Talent 9. Rebounds: Koulechov 12. Assists: DeLucia 4. Steals: Cooper 4. Blocks: Cooper 2

•  Late Friday - District 15-2A final - Westwood Chrstian 93, Miami Chrsitian 70: The Warriors won their second district title in a row. WWC: Shoon 20, Joseph 21, Ramis 31, Conceicao 18, Molina 3, Jou 3. Rebounds: Conceicao 14. Blocks: Conceicao 5. Steals: Shoon 5. Assists: Ramis, Gonzalez 5.

•  Late Friday – District 15-8A final - South Miami 56, Columbus 45: SM: Perez-Laham 10, Simmons 18, Lopez 1, Cratit 8, Bartley 11, Barney 3, Blanco 5, Lobue 1. COL: Melendez 15, Minervino 9, Rico 11, Durant 10. Assists: Perez-Laham 5. Rebounds: Simmons 16. Steals: Barney 2.

•  Late Friday – District 16-8A final – Palmetto 72, Coral Reef 66 (OT): PAL: Coffey 24, Schulz 21, Pubchara 13, Wasser 6, Mulett 3, Parlic 2. CR: Hankerson 24, Glasford 18, McCrary 7, Avdain 6, Stevens 6, Pearl 2, Cannady 2, Bryan 1. Half: PAL 36-26. End of regulation: 61-61. Rebounds: Coffey 10. Assists: Wasser 9. Steals: Schulz 4.

•  Late Friday – District 13-8A final – Hialeah Gardens 52, Carol City 39

•  Late Friday – District 16-6A semifinal – Norland 47, Belen 36 – NOR: McKnight 4, Roberts 5, Huell 7, McCrea 6, Mike 10, Williams 11, Johnson 4. Half: N 15-12. Three-pointers: Mike. Rebounds: McCrea 9. Assists: Johnson 4. Steals: Johnson 6.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

•  Late Thursday — Region 4-4A quarterfinal — Gulliver Prep 39, LaSalle 30 – GP: J. Westbrooks 18, M. Pyatt 4, C. Wirshing 8, C. Nixon 9. LAS: Noriega 1, Echeverria 4, Pena 2, Tillman 7, de la Madriz 7, Berry 6, Chapateau 3

GIRLS’ TENNIS

•  Late Thursday — Mourning 7, Monsignor Pace 0: Anastasia Paliivets won No. 1 singles 8-5. Jackie Rosales won No. 2 singles 8-0. Natalie Hernandez won No. 3 singles 8-2

BOYS’ TENNIS

•  Late Thursday — Mourning 7, Monsignor Pace 0: Pablo Sanchez won No. 1 singles 8-1. Giancarlo Penton won No. 2 singles 8-0. David Jaworski won No. 3 singles 8-0

SOFTBALL

LATE FRIDAY — SOUTH DADE 10, DORAL 2

WP: Christina Bramblett. LP: Kathy Acevedo. Top performers: Shelby Herbert 2-3, single, double. Crystal Bennett 3-4, single, 2 doubles, 2 RBI. Christina Bramblett 2-3, 2 doubles, RBI

LATE FRIDAY — MIAMI SPRINGS 3, PALMETTO 0

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WP: Geneva Santos (2-0) 8K. LP: Amaya. Top performers: Nicole Borroto 2-3. Crystal Ramos 2-4, RBI. MS 2-0

LATE FRIDAY — MATER LAKES 10, ARCHBISHOP CURLEY 0 (6)

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WP: Sam Herranz (3-0) 7K. LP: Romanik. Top performers: Jasmine Harris 3-4, 2 triples, 2 RBI. Heylin Rivera 2-3, 2 RBI. Samantha Herranz 6IPs, shutout, 7K. ML 3-0

LATE FRIDAY — SOUTHWEST 9, VARELA 0

WP: Samantha Lanzas. Top performers: Alex Castellanos 2-4, HR. Sarah Garcia 2-3, 2 SB. Stephanie Garcia 2-2, 3 SB

LATE THURSDAY — SOUTHRIDGE 17, HIALEAH GARDENS 7 (6)

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Top performers: Alyssa Fonda 4-5, 2 RBI, 3 runs. Kristen Martinson 4-5, 4 RBI, 2 runs.

PRESEASON BASEBALL

•  LATE FRIDAY — Florida Christian 12, Ransom Everglades 1

WP: Alex Valverde. Top performers: Mike Tosar 2-3, 2 RBI. Jack Diaz 2-2, 3 RBI.

•  LATE FRIDAY — PRESEASON CLASSIC AT MARLINS PARK — HIALEAH GARDENS 7, LA SALLE 6

WP: Gary Garcia. Top performers: Alejandro Piedra 2-2, RBI, run. Ryan Perez 1-2, double. Chris Gonzalez 1-2, RBI

•  LATE THURSDAY — SOUTHRIDGE 5, FERGUSON 4 (8)

WP: Mirabal 1-0. LP: Saumell 0-1. Top performers: Diandre Amion 3-4, 2 RBI. Brandon Garcia 2-4. Osvaldo Garcia 5 IP, 0 hits, 2 runs, 2 K

•  LATE THURSDAY — TERRA 25, MIAMI COUNTRY DAY 0

WP: Alexis Valladares. LP: Fente. Top performers: Alex Saavedra 3-3, 4 RBI. Reuben Pino 2-5, grand slam.

TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Region 3-8A semifinal: Miramar at Flanagan, 7

Region 4-7A semifinal: Nova at South Broward, 7

Region 4-6A semifinal:

Region 4-5A semifinal:

Region 4-4A semifinal:

Region 4-3A semifinal:

Region 4-2A semifinal at Scott Rakow Youth Center:

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