The Crusaders 1,600 relay (Terrence Alls, Mathew Bryan, Aaron Batten, Lanoris Graden) was runner-up in 3:27.83. The 400 relay (Gary Samson, Terrence Alls, Lanoris Graden, Aaron Batten) was sixth in 43.58. Graden, a sophomore, also placed third in the 300-meter hurdles in 40.33.
Florida Christian junior Marina Gatihno finished fourth in the girls’ triple jump at 35-0. Teammate Victoria Camargo, a sophomore, was ninth in the 800 in 2:28.47.
Miami Beach basketball
Ivinson Bernadel scored 27 points as the Heat defeated the Nets 45-41 in a semifinal in the 12-13 age group of Miami Beach Parks & Recreational basketball. Andy Salas added nine points. Victor Godoy had 16 points and Isaiah Manasara 12 points for the Nets.
In the other semifinal, the Clippers beat the Grizzlies 29-22. Jeffrey Keeler scored 14 points, and Elies Guennoun chipped in eight points. For the Grizzlies, Donald Dinerman scored 13 points and Alex Priess four points.
• The East All-Stars defeated the West All-Stars 20-15 in the 7-8 age group.
East All-Stars: Sebastian Alarcon, Julian Corniel, Max Gelber, Jackson Gessner, Alexander Raymond, Dylan Schnur, Owen Spill, Lucas Turano, Cole Young.
West All-Stars: Brett Burstein, Max Lawrence, Jack Meltzer, Manuel Palmieri, David Saka, Noah Scheinblum, Oliver Segal, Isaac Sokol, Dillon Weisman.
• The West All-Stars defeated the East All-Stars 35-25 in the 9-11 age group.
East All-Stars: Dylan Allen, Chaz Berkowitz, Noah Dinic, Isaiah Gardner, Max Gotlin, Joseph Kodsi, Noah Milon, Dahveon Morris, Justin Neely, Kevin Quiroga, Justin Swartz, Matthew Weissmann.
West All-Stars: Arthur Ackerman, Zack Barcenas, Zach Bohm, Drew Burnstine, Anthony Delrosario, Daniel Friedman, Ethan Hunt, Brock Levin, Jacob Martin, Nick Namias, Bryan Saka, Zaire Wade.
South Dade baseball
The South Dade High School freshmen baseball team (13-6-2) defeated Killian 5-4 and Belen 5-2 to win the Freshmen League Championship Tournament at Killian High School.
Outstanding performances by pitchers Giovanni Borges and Austin Mead led the championship effort. Catcher Alec Menoah highlighted the offense with a towering home run.
Palmer Trinity sports
Palmer Trinity School Athletic Director Dr. Jake von Scherrer has been recognized by the Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association as this year’s Florida State Award of Merit winner.
The Award of Merit is presented to the athletic director in each state whose leadership and programs have made a significant impact at the national level. Under von Scherrer’s leadership, Palmer Trinity has become recognized throughout the state as being on the cutting edge of sportsmanship on a school-wide basis.
In the past few years, von Scherrer has started a variety of sportsmanship initiatives, including a Captains Pre-Game Sportsmanship announcement, the creation of a Pre-Season Sportsmanship Powerpoint for Parents, the placement of Sportsmanship banners in the gym, along with starting a Captains Council of student athlete leaders as well as developing a first class Student Public Address Announcer. All of these efforts culminated with Palmer Trinity School being honored as the 2012 Florida High School Athletic Association State Champion for Sportsmanship in Class 3A.
• Palmer Trinity School — a coeducational, Episcopal day school — provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum that integrates knowledge, compassion and social responsibility, an essential goal of the school’s mission. Palmer Trinity School serves students from a broad range of socio-economic, ethnic and religious backgrounds in grades 6-12. For information visit www.palmertrinity.org.