Raiders rolling toward county title

 

Last week’s best performances

TEAM OF THE WEEK

Lia King set meet records in the triple jump (38-8), 100 hurdles (14.19) and 300 hurdles(43.27), finished third in the long jump and Regine Williams won the 100 (11.86) and 200 (24.03) to lead the Hallandale girls’ track team to the George Steinbrenner Invitational title.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Matt Fierman, Coral Springs Charter, baseball: Fierman’s single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Jorge Solano as the Panthers (7-6) rallied for a 4-3 upset of American Heritage (11-2).

Erin Dimeglio, South Plantation, flag football: Dimeglio passed for 125 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Paladins over South Broward 14-13.

Dakota Villella, American Heritage, softball: Villella went 2 for 4 with two RBI to help the Patriots (15-1) beat Westminster Christian 5-3 for the SlamFest Tournament gray bracket title.

Lani Skolnick and Jenna Cisneros, Coral Springs, girls’ tennis: Skolnick and Cisneros each won singles to lead the Colts over Coconut Creek 6-1.

Sam Culver, Cooper City, boys’ water polo: Culver made 18 saves to lead the Cowboys over Miami Dr. Krop 7-5.

Khari Herbert, American Heritage, boys’ track: Herbert finished second in the 400 (48.24) at Disney’s Track and Field Showcase.

Caio Henriques and Tyler Kruger, Monarch, boys’ tennis: Henriques and Kruger each won singles and doubles to lead the Knights over Pompano Beach 4-3.

Kendall Ellis, St. Thomas Aquinas, girls’ track: Ellis won the 400 (54.71) and led the 1,600-meter relay team of Toria Levy, Krystal Sparling and Alon Lewis to victory at the Bob Hayes Invitational.

Heather Ramos, Coral Springs Charter, softball: Huber (7-1) struck out 10 to lift the Panthers over West Broward 7-3 for the SlamFest white bracket title.

Daesha Rogers and Rachelle Alexander, American Heritage, girls’ track: Rogers and Alexander went 1-2 in the 800 (2:17.60, 2:20.02) and Rogers won the 1,600 (4:59.78) at the Bob Hayes Invitational.

Krystal Sparling, St. Thomas Aquinas, girls’ track: Sparling won the 100 in a Florida-leading 11.57 and led the Raiders’ 400-meter relay team of Khalifa St. Fort, Krysten Golden and Nastolgia Smith to victory (47.26) at the Bob Hayes Invitational.

Toria Levy, St. Thomas Aquinas, girls’ track: Levy won the 300 hurdles in a Florida-leading 42.93 and helped the Raiders win the 1,600-meter relay at the Bob Hayes Invitational.

James Buckley, Coral Springs Christian, baseball: Buckley went 3 for 4 with four RBI to lead the Crusaders (11-2) over Calvary Christian 11-3.

Johnny Haney, Cooper City, baseball: Haney threw three scoreless innings to earn the save as the Cowboys rallied for a 3-2 victory over Northeast.


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Having aced every major test so far this season, the only suspense surrounding the St. Thomas Aquinas girls’ track team is how wide a margin the Raiders will win the BCAA championships on Saturday.

With all due respect to reigning Class 4A state champion Boyd Anderson, all signs point to the Raider girls joining their boys counterparts atop the victory stand at Dillard High School.

The Raiders, who are coming off an impressive victory at the Bob Hayes Invitational, open their BCAA bid in the South Central qualifier at South Plantation on Wednesday.

“The locomotive is at full steam right now,” said Raiders coach Alex Armenteros. “Right now we have no weaknesses. From the 100 to the two mile. These girls have made up their minds its not only about winning the state track championship. It’s about getting recognition on the national level.”

The Bob Hayes Invitational provided the third head-to-head competition with three-time Class 2A state champion American Heritage, and the Raiders maintained bragging rights with a 3-0 mark.

Krystal Sparling and Toria Levy led the Raiders’ dynamic sprint corps by each posting Florida-leading times. Sparling went 11.57 in the 100 and led the Raiders 400-meter relay and 1,600-relay teams to victory, and Levy ran 42.93 in the 300 hurdles.

Two-time defending 400-meter state champion Kendall Ellis, meanwhile, outdueled Heritage star Deja Parrish to take the 400 in 54.71 (Parrish finished in 55.48) before capping Aquinas’ dominant showing with a superb anchor leg on the 1,600 relay.

“It’s not just American Heritage,” Armenteros said. “I love the competition we face at the Louie Bing, Sam Burley and Bob Hayes. All the top caliber teams show up in those meets. We’re also going out to the Texas Relays, and that’s as big as it gets. The BCAA will tell us exactly where we are. There is Boyd Anderson and it is for bragging rights in Broward County.”

SOFTBALL

Pine Crest 5, Calvary Christian 2

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WP: G. Lopez. LP: C. Chang (7-3). Top performer: K. Nevils (CCA) 2-3. CCA 10-3.

Cooper City 10, McArthur 0

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WP: Kelly Coulter (4-4). LP: Mansfield (4-10). Top performer: Shannon Allen 2-5, grand slam, 4 RBI. CC. 8-5. MCA 6-10.

Late Saturday — American Heritage 5, St. Thomas Aquinas 3 (8)

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Late Saturday — Timber Creek 7, St. Thomas Aquinas 3

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BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

•  Archbishop McCarthy d. Nova 22-25, 25-22, 21-18, 25-19: Alec Rodriguez 9 points, 8 kills. Michael Moreiras 11 points, 11 kills. Joe Figueroa 6 points, 35 assists. AMC 9-5.

•  Cypress Bay d. West Broward 25-16, 25-19, 25-17: Mike Calderone (WB) 6 kills, 5 blocks.

•  South Broward d. Everglades 25-10, 25-19, 25-20: SB 7-4.

BOYS’ TRACK

•  Late Saturday — Viper Classic — South Dade 136, Ferguson 100.33, Carol City 92.33, Killian 76, Coral Park 65, Sunset 48, Ransom 20, Archbishop McCarthy 20, Southwest 13.33, Edison 12, Mater Academy 10, Varela 10, Doral Academy 9, Miami High 3, North Miami Beach 2 — 100-meter dash: Jean Souiten (SD) 10.99; 200-meter dash: Jean Souiten (SD) 22.11; 400-meter dash: Jean Souiten (SD) 49.06; 800-meter run: Fabian Delgado (KIL) 2.06; 1600-meter run: Fabian Delgado (KIL) 4:27.31; 3200-meter run: Ronny Greenup (SUN) 9:52.14; 110-meter hurdles: Markey Joyner (ED) 16.01; 300-meter hurdles: Ketio Domond (SD) 40.0; 400-meter relay: SD 43.09; 1600-meter relay: CC 3:30.25; 3200-meter relay: SUN 8:11.2; high jump: Marco Collie (AMC) 6-2; long jump: Ketio Domond (SD) 22-1.5; triple jump: Pablo Espitia (FER) 42-11; shot put: Kevin Delgado (CP) 58-4; discus throw: Kevin Delgado (CP) 144-5.

•  Late Saturday — Panther Relays — Ely 72, Miramar 70, Columbus 68, Glades Central 37, Dwyer 35, Wellington 32.5, Leonard 31, Palm Beach Lakes 31, Flanagan 30, Nova 28 — 400-meter relay: GC 42.98; 800-meter relay: GC 1:30.54; 1600-meter relay: ELY 3:26.18; 3200-meter relay: FLA 8:31.21; 6400-meter relay: COL 18:54.42; 800 sprint medley: NOVA 1:36.66; 1600 sprint medley: BOY 3:44.56; distance medley: COL 10:53.67; 330-meter shuttle hurdle: PBL 44.46; high jump: Gurrier Wolky (MIR) 5-10; pole vault: Aaron Humyn (DWY) 13-6; long jump: Chazton Mekenzie (ELY) 21-2.5; triple jump: Darius Hodges (PBL) 45-9.5; shot put: Erik Gonzalez (COL) 47-6; discus throw: William Gendusa (DWY) 145.

GIRLS’ TRACK

•  Late Saturday — Viper Classic — South Dade 116, Ferguson 108.5, Carol City 101, Killian 81, Ransom 73, Lely 41, Archbishop McCarthy 27, Mater Academy 23, Varela 16, Doral Academy 15, St. Brendan 11, North Miami Beach 9, Southwest 2.5 — 100-meter dash: Kendia Williams (CC) 12.87; 200-meter dash: Ulani Toussaint (MA) 25.31; 400-meter dash: Ulani Toussaint (MA) 58.39; 800-meter run: Rachel Licea (FER) 2:21.35; 1600-meter run: Stephanie de la Guarda (FER) 5:21.57; 3200-meter run: Katrina Santiago (FER) 11:36.80; 100-meter hurdles: Ebony Morrison (KIL) 14.14; 300-meter hurdles: Brianna Payne (KIL) 47.26; 400-meter relay: KIL 48.07; 1600-meter relay: SD 4:01.65; 3200-meter relay: FER 9:42.64; high jump: Barbra Vilson (SD) 5-8; long jump: Ebony Morrison (KIL) 18-5; triple jump: Barbra Vilson (SD) 36-6; shot put: Jasmine Williams (CC) 40-11.5; discus throw: Jasmine Williams (CC) 155-1.

•  Late Saturday — Panther Relays — Dwyer 69, Lake Worth 61, Flanagan 53.5, Palm Beach Lakes 49, Kings Academy 35, Nova 31, Wellington 30, Jensen Beach 29, Barron Collier 29, South Fork 29 — 400-meter relay: ELY 49.18; 800-meter relay: LW 1:44.02; 1600-meter relay: LW 4:02.80; 3200-meter relay: SEM 10:11.78; 6400-meter relay: SF 23.92; 800 sprint medley: LW 1:50.54; 1600 sprint medley: SEM 4:21.32; distance medley: SF 13:34.06; 300-meter shuttle hurdle: PBL 51.81; high jump: Keyanna Harris (DWY) 5-4; pole vault: Cameron Heath (WEL) 9-0; long jump: Stacey Destin (BOY) 17-10.75; triple jump: Morgan Campbell (WEL) 37-10; shot put: Dominique Edwards (FLA) 39-0; d iscus throw: Dominique Edwards (FLA) 140.

FLAG FOOTBALL

•  Cypress Bay 21, Pembroke Pines Charter 13: Amanda Kreitzer 2 TD, extra point, 85 receiving yards. CB 1-1.

•  Hallandale 20, McArthur 0: Antranae Alvin 3 TD receptions, interception. Juanita Williams 3 TD passes. Michelle Wright interception. HAL 4-0.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

•  Cardinal Gibbons 14, Miami Killian 9: Kate Ingerto 5 goals. Lauren Burns 4 goals. Bridgette Morgan leading defender. CG 4-6.

BOYS’ WATER POLO

•  Cooper City 17, Fort Lauderdale 11: Sam Culver 11 saves, 7 assists. Brandon Bogumill 6 goals. CC 6-4.

TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE

BASEBALL

Dillard vs. Blanche Ely (Home), 6:30

Stranahan vs. Boyd Anderson (BA), 3:45

Douglas vs. Coral Springs (Home), 6:30

Miramar vs. Flanagan (Home), 6:30

Northeast vs. Fort Lauderdale (Home), 6:30

American Heritage vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (Pembroke Lakes Optimist), 6:30

Coral Glades vs. Piper (Home), 7

South Plantation vs. Taravella (TAR), 6:30

Cypress Bay vs. Western (WES), 6:30

Hollywood Hills vs. Archbishop McCarthy (AMC), 7

SOFTBALL

Taravella vs. Coral Glades (CGLA), 6:30

Piper vs. Deerfield Beach (DB), 4

West Broward vs. Everglades (EVR), 6:30

Miramar vs. Flanagan (FLA), 6:30

Nova vs. Hollywood Hills (Home), 4

Blanche Ely vs. Northeast (NE), 6:30

McArthur vs. Plantation (PLA), 6:30

Fort Lauderdale vs. Pompano Beach (Four Fields), 4

Coral Springs vs. South Plantation (Pop Travers Park), 4

Dillard vs. Stranahan (STR), 4

Cypress Bay vs. Western (WES), 6:30

TRACK AND FIELD

BCAA North central qualifier at Piper: 4

BCAA South qualifier at Hallandale: 4

BOYS’ TENNIS

Cardinal Gibbons vs. Coral Glades (Coral Springs Tennis Center), 4

Hollywood Hills vs. Coral Springs (Home), 4

Pembroke Pines Charter vs. Everglades (Home), 4

Hallandale vs. Flanagan (Home), 4

Deerfield Beach vs. Miramar (Lakeshore Park), 4

Fort Lauderdale vs. Monarch (Home), 4

Cooper City vs. Nova (Home), 4

Pompano Beach vs. Taravella (Cypress Park), 4

Cypress Bay vs. West Broward (Home), 4

South Plantation vs. Western (Home), 4

Calvary Christian vs. American Heritage (AHP), 3:30

GIRLS’ TENNIS

Cardinal Gibbons vs. Coral Glades (Home), 4

Hollywood Hills vs. Coral Springs (Home), 4

Pembroke Pines Charter vs. Everglades (Home), 4

Deerfield Beach vs. Miramar (Lakeshore Park), 4

Fort Lauderdale vs. Monarch (Home), 4

Cooper City vs. Nova (Home), 4

Pompano Beach vs. Taravella (Cypress Park), 4

Cypress Bay vs. West Broward (Home), 4

South Plantation vs. Western (Home), 4

Calvary Christian vs. American Heritage (AHP), 3:30

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

Pine Crest vs. Cardinal Gibbons (Home), 4:30

Coral Springs vs. Coconut Creek (Creek), 4:30

West Broward vs. Cooper City (Home), 4:30

Somerset Academy vs. Cypress Bay (Home), 4:30

Coral Glades vs. Monarch (MON), 4:30

South Plantation vs. Northeast (Home), 6

Archbishop McCarthy vs. Nova (Home), 6

Plantation vs. Piper (Home), 4:30

Pompano Beach vs. Zion Lutheran (Home), 4:30

Western vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (STA), 4:30

Deerfield Beach vs. Taravella (TAR), 4:30

BOYS’ WATER POLO

Hollywood Hills vs. Nova (Home), 7:30

Cooper City vs. South Broward (Nova), 5:30

Flanagan vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (PPC), 8

Deerfield Beach vs. Westminster Academy (Home), 5:15

St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Boca Raton (Boca), 6

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

Cooper City vs. South Broward (Nova), 6:30

Hollywood Hills vs. Nova (Nova), 6:30

Flanagan vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (PPC), 7

Deerfield Beach vs. Westminster Academy (WA), 4:15

St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Boca Raton (Boca), 5

FLAG FOOTBALL

Pompano Beach vs. Coconut Creek (Creek), 4:30

Fort Lauderdale vs. Coral Glades (CG), 6

Douglas vs. Coral Springs (Home), 4:30

Coral Springs Charter vs. Deerfield Beach (DB), 6

West Broward vs. Everglades (EVR), 4:30

Archbishop McCarthy vs. Flanagan (FLA), 4:30

Dillard vs. Hollywood Hills (Home), 4:30

Monarch vs. North Broward Prep (NBP), 4:30

Western vs. South Plantation (SP), 4:30

South Broward vs. Stranahan (STR), 4:30

BOYS’ LACROSSE

Western vs. Cooper City (CC), 5

Taravella vs. Douglas (DOU), 5

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

West Broward vs. American Heritage (AHP), 7

Western vs. Cooper City (CC), 5

Cypress Bay vs. University School (US), 5

Taravella vs. Douglas (DOU), 5

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