The Jumpin’ Beinz jump rope team was outstanding at the USA Jump Rope Regional Tournament in Miami and the AAU Florida Double Dutch & Jump Rope Tournament at Nova Southeastern University in Davie.
They were first in 31 events at the USA Regional Tournament and set tournament records in Three-Minute Speed (Jake Amster), Female Triple-Unders (Megan Lipsky) and Double Dutch Pairs Speed (Gaby Perez, Allison Bramblett, Nicole Feldman, Natalie Askowitz).
At the AAU tournament, the team had its best finish, winning 80 percent of the triple crown events, setting five AAU Regional records and qualifying each team member for Junior Olympics.
Records were broken by Jake Amster (Single Rope Speed and Power); Natalie Askowitz and Nicole Feldman (Pairs Single Rope Power); Allison Bramblett, Natalie Askowitz, Gaby Perez, Nicole Feldman (Double Dutch Speed Relay); and Danielle Askowitz, Julia Fistel, Ashley Scarry and Megan Lipsky (Double Dutch Single Power).
Immaculate Conception cheerleading
Immaculate Conception Catholic School concluded a wonderful cheerleading season with an awards night at the school. Parents, friends and family members cheered their winning Celtics, as each participant received an award for their outstanding performances during the school year.
The program features 71 cheerleaders ranging from second to eighth grade. The youngest ones are on the primary team; fifth and sixth on junior varsity; seventh and eighth on varsity.
Immaculate cheerleading coach Amy Cao and assistant coach Jessica Torre also presented specialty awards to several outstanding cheerleaders including: Most Spirited: Ellie Cabeza (primary), Sophia Bovo (junior varsity), Alexa Gonzalez (varsity). Coach’s Award: Olivia Torre (pr), Emily Perez (jv), Amanda Alvarino (v). Most Improved: Miranda Roof (pr), Jacqueline Diaz (jv), Priscilla Velez (v). Most Dedicated: Hanah Gonzalez (pr), Anais Gonzalez (jv), Gabriella Llanes (v). Sparkle Award: Kailey Herrera (pr), Amber Romero (jv), Crystal Romero (jv), Nicole Pajon (v). Best Performer: Kaitlyn Llerena (pr), Amanda Lorenzo (jv), Nicole Diaz (v). Best All Around: Anjelica Llanes (pr), Diana Cao (jv), Sabrina La Rosa (v). Rookie of the Year: Natalie Estevez.
The team attended several events during the school year including the ACC Cheerleading Competition at Archbishop Coleman Carrol and the Full Out Competition at Barbara Goleman High School.
Max Ferguson, representing Miami Beach High School, was awarded the John B. Kelly Cup for winning the Senior Boys Singles Rowing Championship during the Stotesbury Regatta in Philadelphia.
It is the largest and most prestigious scholastic rowing regatta in the nation.
Ferguson is coached by former Olympian Francisco Viacava at the Miami Beach Rowing Club. The Kelly trophy embodies great prestige and an impressive lineage -- awarded to the best high school senior singles oarsman annually for more than 75 years.
Ferguson will attend Harvard University in the fall where he will compete on the college’s crew team.
Former U.S. No.1-ranked tennis player and five-time Grand Slam title winner Gardnar Mulloy of Miami was honored with a street signage at the corner of 800 NW 9th Ave. in Miami.
“The street naming is more than an honor to my dad but a tribute to our entire family,” said his daughter, Diane Mulloy. “My grandparents were pioneers of Miami, and the street behind the home that my dad grew up in on Northwest North River Drive is the street that they are naming after him.”