• Juniors (3rd-4th grade)
Cowboys 12, Hurricanes 0: Marc Wendrow two touchdown passes; Johnny Fishman four receptions (one touchdown); Nisim Toledano five receptions, three sacks; Samuel Courtney two catches (one touchdown). For the Hurricanes, Ilan Koeing three receptions.
Gators 19, Crimson Tide 12: Tyler Gale two touchdown runs, one touchdown pass, two interceptions (one for a touchdown; Gabriel Leizorek two receptions, one touchdown; Alex Benarrouch, Daniel Solomiany, Jaime Meller, Moises Micha one reception each. For the Crimson Tide, Daniel Broides six receptions (one touchdown); Dylan Gale one touchdown pass; Eli Silverman one touchdown run, three receptions, one interception; David Amsalem two receptions.
Longhorns 18, Fighting Irish 7: Pablo Sangranichne two touchdown passes, five catches, one interception; Daniel Roffe one touchdown run, three catches (one touchdown), one interception; Alan Wainer one reception, one interception; Daniel Eidelsten five receptions (one touchdown). For the Fighting Irish, Alexander Moltman four catches, one; Meyer Shalom one touchdown pass; Moises Shaferman six receptions, one sack; Tomer Spivak five receptions (one touchdown).
The Scheck Hillel Community Day School boys’ varsity soccer team advanced for the first time in any team sport to an FHSAA Class 1A state semifinal.
Hillel, founded in 1972, is a Jewish school in North Miami Beach. In its fifth season competing in winter soccer, the Hurricanes already won the district championship three times. This season they won their first region title to qualify for that first state semifinal.
Hillel (18-1-1) practices at 6 a.m. each day because they don’t have a field to practice after school. One is being built for next season. The Hurricanes are also unable to play or practice from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown, because of their religious beliefs.
The team is 100 percent Latin, which surprises people. The Jewish community in Latin America was not afforded the same opportunities in respective Latin American countries. Fearful for their lives, some even had bodyguards. They relocated their families to the area.
“What these kids have done this year is phenomenal,” Hillel coach Ben Magidson said “It has been an unbelievable ride, and our whole community and school has rallied around these young men and what they have been able to accomplish.”
Hebrew Academy basketball
Hebrew Academy School senior Danny Abramowitz scored his 1,000th career point for the boys’ varsity basketball team.
This season he is averaging 17.8 points and 11.4 rebounds per game. He reached the milestone with a 3-pointer in the first quarter of the final regular season game at home against MAST Academy at the Scott Rakow Youth Center.
Danny, 18, lives in Miami Beach. He is a three-year varsity starter. He was a Jewish High School All-American and Honorable Mention Miami Herald All-Dade in 2012. He is a candidate for the 2013 Jewish High School Player of the Year.
Danny is co-captain with fellow senior Isaac Schechter (15.7 and 5.8 assists per game), another three-year starter. Isaac, 18, is from Miami Beach.
They helped the Warriors finish the regular season 15-6, seeded second in the District 14-2A playoffs.
• Hebrew Academy senior Bari Gordon scored a school-record 52 points in a 79-74 win over second seed Greater Miami Academy in the District 14-2A girls’ varsity finals. The district champion Warriors (16-0) advanced to host an FHSAA regional quarterfinal at the Miami Beach Jewish Community Center.