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Medley winners start Aquinas’ swimming rout of Taravella


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In a matchup between former national football champions, reigning Class 7A state champion St. Thomas Aquinas put up 28 first-half points, got two rushing scores from Madre London and knocked Miami Northwestern quarterback Trevis McKinney out of the game in a 38-3 season-opening victory.


•  Clint Sills Jr., Plantation, football: Sills scored three touchdowns in a highly anticipated matchup against Dillard, his former team, as the Colonels cruised 33-6.

•  LaShonna Goodman, Hollywood Christian, girls’ volleyball: Goodman had 18 points and 13 aces to lead the Eagles over Posnack School in three sets.

•  Jason Woodburn, Westminster Academy, boys’ swimming: Woodburn won the 50 and 100 freestyle to lead the Lions over Calvary Christian.

•  Elric Ruff, Everglades, football: The Gators’ starting quarterback kicked the game-winning field goal with five seconds left as the Gators beat South Broward 30-27.

•  Cassidy Bonito, West Broward, girls’ volleyball: Bonito had 15 assists, six points and three digs to lift the Bobcats over McArthur.

•  Joe McChrystal, Coral Springs Charter, football: McChrystal went 12 for 19 with three touchdowns and 206 yards to lead the Panthers over Key West 39-34.

Juan Lucas, Pines Charter, boys’ swimming: Lucas won the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke to lead the Jaguars over Hollywood Hills.

•  Kendal McMann, Coral Springs, girls’ volleyball: The outside hitter had 16 points and seven kills in a three-set victory over rival Coral Glades.

•  Julia Schulte, Pompano Beach, girls’ swimming: Schult won the 100 breaststroke to help the Tornadoes sweep Coral Glades and Monarch.

Peyton Bender, Cardinal Gibbons, football: Bender went 24 of 30 passes for 346 yards and four touchdowns to help the Chiefs rout Western 45-0 and help Mike Morrill (96-54) become the winningest football coach in Chiefs history.

Matt Mourin, American Heritage, boys’ golf: Mourin shot 2-under-par 70 to finish second at the American Heritage Invitational and lead the Pats to the team title for the third year in a row.

•  Mikayla Thibadeou, Cypress Bay, girls’ golf: Thibadeou (75) won a playoff tiebreaker against Ransom Everglades’ Katie Hanley to claim the Archbishop McCarthy Invitational title.

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St. Thomas Aquinas jumped right into its swimming season against Coral Springs Taravella on Tuesday, dominating every aspect of the competition and only losing in one event as the St. Thomas boys routed Taravella 120-58 while the girls cruised to an easy 138-58 victory.

The Aquinas boys started off the meet by winning the 200-medley relay. Esteban Velasquez, Andrew Szatkowski, Gabriel Perez Silva and Kearn Kurbanali teamed up for a total time of 1:45.10.

Their female counterparts also won the 200-medley race, led by Sammy Stinemire, Natalya Wozab, Kristina Brennan and Jenna Diaz. They scored a total time of 1:59.03.

Taravella’s lone star was Kelly Kealty, who kept St. Thomas away from a full event win with her victory in the 100-yard breaststroke. Kealty recorded a time of 1:12.02.


•  St. Thomas Aquinas 120, Taravella 56. For STA: Velasquez, Szatkowski, Perez Silva and Kurbanali won the 200 medley relay. Kyle Desrosiers won the 200 free, 500 free. Perez Silva won the 50 free, 100 fly. Devin Nugent won the 1 diving. Just Torres won the 100 free. Velasquez won the 100 back. Szatkowski won the 100 breast. For TAR:Ilya Evdokimov won the 200 IM.


•  St. Thomas Aquinas 138, Taravella 38. For STA: Sammy Stinemire, Kristina Brennan, Natalya Wozab and Jenna Diaz won the 200 yard medley. Sophia Oliva won the 200 yard free, 500 free. Marie Borrelli won the 200 IM. Kristina Brennan won the 50 free, 100 free. Karlee Price won the 1 diving. Quinn Connor won the 100 fly. Stinemire won the 100 back. For TA: Kelly Kealty won the 100 breast.


Archbishop McCarthy continued its success early in the season as it defeated Dillard in straight sets 25-9, 25-10, 25-6 on Tuesday.

McCarthy’s dominance was led by the play of Brooke Wilder who recorded 13 points, seven aces and eight kills.

Grace Balcazar added nine kills and fellow teammate Valentina Caicedo recorded 18 points and seven aces.

Archbishop McCarthy improves to 3-0 and will next face Jensen Beach on Saturday.

•  Cardinal Gibbons d. Pompano 25-17, 13-25, 25-21, 24-26, 15-12: Ali Jacobs 9 kills, 2 blocks, 11 digs, assist, 5 points, ace. Kassie Akouri-Tejedor 24 assists, 2 kills, 8 digs, 8 points, 2 aces. CG 3-1

•  St. Thomas Aquinas d. Hollywood Hills 25-4, 25-10, 25-1: Allison Marble 7 kills, ace, dig. Brooke Bauer 3 kills, 3 digs. STA 2-0.

•  Calvary Christian Academy d. Boca Christian 25-17, 25-17, 25-10: Lindsay Foreman 19 kills, 10 digs, block, 2 aces. Nicole Decker 8 assists, 2 kills, ace. Alexa Romagnolo 11 digs, 2 aces, 8 points. CCA 3-0.

•  Western d. Piper 25-11, 25-3, 25-9: Amanda Medlock 15 kills, 4 points, 10 aces, 6 digs. WES 2-0.

Chaminade Madonna d. Coral Springs Charter 25-20, 25-19, 25-15: For CSC: Morgan Haynes 2 aces. Priscilla Haase 7 kills, 11 assists, 12 digs. Hanna Seldomridge 3 kills, 3 blocks. Alexa Downie 8 assists. CSC 1-2. For CSC: Sydney Armbrister 11 kills, 6 blocks, 5 points, 2 aces. Alyssa Osborn 11 points, 3 aces, 6 digs, 26 assists. Jacqui Koebel 16 points, 3 aces, 10 digs, 5 kills. CM 1-1.

•  American Heritage d. Coconut Creek 25-20, 25-8, 25-12: Katie Johnson 7 aces, 6 points, 20 assists, 2 kills. Lu Grinspan 8 kills, 4 spoints, 2 aces, 4 digs. Beatrice Roldewald 10 aces, 15 points. AHS 2-1.

•  Coral Springs Christian d. Highlands Christian 25-20, 25-16, 25-18.


Calvary Christian’s boys’ season got off to a great start beating the likes of University School, Westminster Academy and Palmetto Bay Westminster Christian. Calvary recorded a team-low score of 150 while University shot a second place 160, Westminster Academy placed third with a 171 and Westminster Christian rounded out the scoring with a 172.

Zack Mendez starred for Calvary along with his teammate Cory Duame, both shot team-low 34s. Jonah Wasserstrom of University school placed third and Jordan Gumberg, his teammate, placed fourth with a score of 39.

Steven Lemay of Westminster Academy placed fifth, also shooting a 39.

•  Calvary Christian 150, University School 160, Westminster Academy 171, Westminster Christian 172: Zack Mendez (CC) 34, Cory Duame (CC) 34, Jonah Wasserstrom (US) 35, Jordan Gumberg (US) 39, Steven Lemay (WA) 39, Jorge Borrow (WC) 40, Wyatt Rubin (CC) 41, Derek Butts (CC) 41, Blake Maier (US) 42, Charles Downey (WC) 42, Gabriel Porges (US) 44, Jordan Mansour (WA) 44, Eli Thompson (WA) 44, Brendan Abernathy (WA) 44, JP Mheur (WC) 44, Antonio Cruz (WC) 46.

•  Pine Crest 153, North Broward 176: Chervony (PC) 34, Shiao (NB) 37, Friedman (PC) 39, Colon (PC) 40, Carrera (PC) 40, Bench (NB) 42, Weisman (NB) 48, Nadelman (49).


•  St. Thomas d. Calvary Christian Academy. For STA: Madison Riordan 38, Ariana Garcia 38, Briel Hay 39, Melissa Trucks 40, Julia Matzat 41.

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