Miami-Dade High School roundup

Columbus pair ties at Youth Fair Invitational as golf round shortened

Julio Betancourt hits his tee shot on the ninth hole at the Youth Fair Golf Invitational Championship at Country Club of Miami on Sept. 17, 2013, just before play was called because of lightning.
Julio Betancourt hits his tee shot on the ninth hole at the Youth Fair Golf Invitational Championship at Country Club of Miami on Sept. 17, 2013, just before play was called because of lightning.
Joe Rimkus Jr. / Miami Herald Staff

Columbus’ Juan Yumar and Rafael Martinez each know what it’s like to win golf tournaments.

But Tuesday afternoon, inclement weather forced them to split the Youth Fair Invitational boys’ championship honors.

Yumar and Martinez each shot 35 over nine holes at the Country Club of Miami to finish tied for first place individually.

“We’ll probably have a playoff for fun [Wednesday] or later this week to settle the score,” Columbus coach Mike Marinelli said.

The team title, however, was not in dispute after weather forced the normally 18-hole tournament to end early and be scored over nine holes.

Columbus edged Ransom Everglades by three strokes 150-153 to win the title. Palmetto finished third after shooting 154. Palmetto’s D.J. Burnham and Ransom’s Phillip Straus finished tied for third individually with a score of 36.

The Explorers were coming off a runner-up finish at the Ida Baker Bulldog Invitational last week at which they shot an impressive 292 as a team, second only to defending state champion Lakewood Ranch.

“It was nice to see us put up a good number in spite of the weather conditions,” Marinelli said. “The [Ida Baker] tournament was huge for us in terms of confidence.”

Team scores: 1. Columbus 150; 2. Ransom Everglades 153; 3. Palmetto 154; 4. Belen 158; 5. Gulliver 159; 6. Miami Springs 161.

Individual results: 1. Juan Yumar (COL) and Rafael Martinez (COL) 35; 3. D.J. Burnham (Pal) and Phillip Straus (RE) 36; 5. Patrick McGrath (RE) and Zach Granoff (CR) 37; 7. Tomas Nieves (CG), Eddie Martinez (COL), Michael Lefkowitz (GUL), Kyle Safreed (MS), Pedro Gomez (BEL) and Daniel Tannenbaum (RE) 38.


The TERRA girls’ volleyball team’s hot streak continued Tuesday as it defeated Homestead in straight sets 25-5, 25-9, 25-3.

TERRA was led by the always consistent Brooke McDermott, who registered nine kills and a team-high seven aces.

McDermott didn’t do it alone, though. Carolina Ruiz added five aces and an assist, and Monica Chang accumulated five aces and three assists. The win propels TERRA to a perfect 9-0 record.

TERRA will hit the court again Monday when it takes on Jackson at 5 p.m.

TERRA d. Homestead 25-5, 25-9, 25-3: Brooke McDermott 9 kills, 7 aces. Carolina Ruiz 5 aces, assist. Monica Chang 5 aces, 3 assists. TERRA 9-0.

•  Coral Reef d. Varela 25-20, 25-14, 25-15: Kristine Rios 16 assists, 5 kills, 3 digs, 2 aces. Adara Anselmo 12 kills, 11 digs, 2 aces. Andrea Alespeiti 5 kills, 4 blocks. CR 6-0.

•  Ferguson d. Coral Gables 25-16, 25-12, 25-13: Michelle Cuervo 10 kills, 10 aces, 12 digs. Nicole Rodriguez 3 aces, 2 digs. Annika Reczek 6 kills, 3 aces, 2 blocks. FER 5-1.

•  North Miami Beach d. Central 25-19, 25-13, 25-10: Tania Joseph 7 kills, 3 aces, 2 blocks. Jennifer Laforest 6 aces, 3 kills. Destini Miller 4 kills.

•  Hialeah d. South Dade 25-15 ,25-21 ,25-22: Nahir Navarro 14kills, 15 digs, 2 aces. Janeliz Martinez 11 aces , 21 assists,10 digs. Stephanie Prado 3 aces, 5 blocks,7 digs. HIA 5-1.

•  Mourning d. Norland 25-4, 25-10, 25-2: Mary Shelow 9 kills, 4 aces. Amanda Rey 13 aces, kill, 10 assists. Erin Donahue 13 aces, kill, 8 digs. ATM 4-0.

•  Killian d. South Dade 25-15, 25-20, 26-24: Kristen Munoz 6 digs, 6 points. Amanda Aramis 7 kills, 5 points. Ashley Reid 5 kills, 8 digs. KILL5-1.

•  Princeton Christian d. Colonial Christian 25-17, 23-25, 25-23, 25-26: Tatiana Mullins 11 kills. Aryanna Arce 6 Aaces, 2 kills. PC 5-2.

LaSalle d. Booker T. Washington 25-5, 25-4, 25-6: Camilla Latimer 4 kills, 8 aces. Alex Echevarria kill, 26 aces. Therese Vidal 10 assists, 12 aces. Thalia Gonzalez 2 kills, 6 aces. LS 6-4.

•  St. Brendan d. Keys Gate 25-3, 25-23, 25-2: Carolina Caram 11 kills, 7 digs. Kaitlyn Bello 7 kills, 2 blocks. Kasey Garcia 4 kills, 7 aces. SB 6-2.

•  Palmer Trinity d. ABC 25-3, 25-6, 25-10: Kristen Fernandez 12 aces, 17 digs. Grace Hibschman 5 kills, block. Grace Seide 3 kills, 4 aces, 3 digs. PT 6-4.

•  Florida Christian d. Coral Shores 25-17, 25-17, 25-14: Nicole Fontela 16 points, 16 digs. Natalia Tohme 16 points, 8 kills. Veronica Gomez 7 points, 13 digs, 16 assists, 13 digs. FC 6-4.

•  Palmetto d. Sunset 26-24, 25-19, 25-12: Nati Ucros 17 assists. Erika Jacobs 6 kills, 7 digs. Lauren Phillips 5 kills, 11 digs. PAL 5-2.

•  Braddock d. Coral Park 25-9, 25-14, 17-25, 25-21: Yanely Garcia 11 kills, 4 aces, 5 digs. Jackie Guerra 8 kills, 4 blocks. Aishel Vega-Henao 16 assists, 4 aces. BR 3-2.


•  Calvary Christian 158, Boca Christian 193 (Palm Aire Country Club par 36): Duame (CC) 34, Mendez (CC) 40, Rubin (CC) 40, Gifford (BC) 41, Butts (CC) 44, Caldler (BC) 45, B. Mitaca (BC) 53, C. Mitaca (BC) 54.


•  Mourning d. North Miami: For MOU: High Games: Omar Hafeez 225, Quinn Festge 193. High Series: Omar Hafeez 497. MOU 3-0.

•  TERRA d. Coral Reef 3-0: High games: Josh Munoz (TERRA) 193, Giancarlo Caro (TERRA) 191, Nick Munoz (TERRA) 171, Jonathan Stadmire (CR) 245. High series: J. Munoz (TERRA) 565, Stadmire (CR) 629. TERRA 2-1.

•  Ferguson d. Coral Park 7-0: For FER: Game highs: Giovanni Andres 202, Andrew Garcia 201, Richard Pinero 200. High series: Richard Pinero 576, Andrew Garcia 561, Giovani Andres 557. FER 5-0.

•  Reagan d. Miami 7-0: For REA: High Game: Rafael Chang 181. High Series: Rafael Chang 466.

•  Hialeah Gardens d. Hialeah-Miami Lakes: Total pins: HG 2,043, HML 1,541. High scores: Andre Barrientos (HG) 524. Alex Folgueras (HG) 427. Joshua Arguellas (HML) 354.

•  Killian d. Palmetto 3-0: Total pins: KIL 2,166, PAL 1,831. Game High: Carlos Forero 278. Series High: Carlos Forero 732.

•  Southwest d. Coral Gables 7-0: For SW: Game high: Jorge Osinaga 229. Series high: Alec Sanchez 662. SW 4-0.

•  Miami Beach d. American 2-1: High Game: Brian Corcoran (MB) 207. Orlando Perez (AME) 179. High Series: Corcoran (MB) 489. Perez (AME) 439.

•  South Dade d. Sunset 5-2: High Series: Jon Hall (SD) 562. High Game: Devin Gajus (SD) 210. Total pins: SD 2,386, SUN 2,023.


•  TERRA d. Coral Reef 3-0: Game-highs: Tori Burstein (TERRA) 190, Samantha Boellard (TERRA) 179, Kelsey Traeger (TERRA) 149, Isabella Carlson (CR) 150. Series high: Tori Burstein (TERRA) 504. TERRA 4-0.

•  Palmetto d. Killian 7-0: High Game: Andrea Keeler (PAL) 137. High Series: ANDREA KEELER (PAL) 357. PAL 14-0 (2 WINS NO LOSS)

Hialeah-Miami Lakes d. Hialeah Gardens: Total pins: HML 1,995, HG1448. For HML: Nicole Rios 348. Alicia Loredo 308, Nicole San Martin 313.

•  Goleman d. Krop: High Scores: For GOL: Vanessa Galvez 143, 134. High Series: For GOL: Catherine Gutierrez 369. GOL 5-0.

•  Southwest d. Coral Gables 7-0: For SW: Game high: Emily Fernandez and Amanda Penton 131. High series: Emily Fernandez 361. SW 3-0.

•  American d. Miami Beach 3-0: High Game: Briana Futch (AME) 214. Brianna Schwarz (MB) 141. High Series: Futch (AME) 514. Schwartz (MB) 359

•  Ferguson d. Coral Park 7-0: For FER: Angela Chapman game-high 187, series 483. FER 4-0.

•  Reagan d. Miami 7-0: For REA: High Game: Natalie Ochoa-Odon 151. High Series: Natalie Ochoa-Odon 399.

•  South Dade d. Sunset 5-2: High Series: Kristin Smith (SD) 389. High Game: Kristin Smith (SD) 150. Total pins: SD 1,369, SUN 1,317.


•  Varela 106, Braddock 57, Goleman 30: Top Swimmers: Andrea Gutierrez (VAR) 200 IM 2:34:50. Emily Santamaria (VAR) 100 Back 1:26:68. Savannah Megens (BRA) 200 Free 2:51:56.


•  Varela 96, Braddock 52, Goleman 47: Sebastian Torra (VAR) 50 Free 23:78. George Lubien (VAR) 100 Back 1:03:78. Ronald Hernandez (BRA) 200 Free 2:98.


•  Coral Park 25, Coral Gables 39, Hialeah gardens 69.


Coral Park 20, Coral Gables 37, Hialeah gardens 80.



South Miami vs. Coral Park (Tropical), 7

Ronald Reagan vs. Hialeah (Milander), 7


Divine Savior vs. Miami Christian (MCS), 4:30

Somerset Academy vs. Archbishop Curley (Curley), 5

Jackson vs. Miami Central (Home), 5

Southridge vs. Norland (Home), 5

Homestead vs. Miami High (MHS), 5

International Studies Charter vs. Westminster Christian (WCS), 5

Broward Charter vs. Miami Country Day (MCD), 6:30



Jackson vs. Booker T. Washington (Traz), 7

Hialeah Gardens vs. North Miami (North Miami), 7

Miami Country Day vs. LaSalle ( LaSalle), 7

Westland Hialeah vs. Miami Springs (Hendricks), 7

South Dade vs. Miami Palmetto (Harris), 7

Varela vs. Sunset (Tropical), 7


South Dade vs. Columbus (Redland), 3:30

Miami High vs. Goleman (CC of Miami), 3


Archbishop Curley vs. Sagemont (Sagemont), 5:30

Archemedian vs. Hialeah Educational Academy (Bucky Dent), 4

Edison vs. MAST (Biscayne Rec), 4

Somerset Charter (Homestead) vs. Pinecrest Prep (Goulds), 4

Booker T. Washington vs. Monsignor Pace (Pace), 4

Miami Springs vs. Mourning (Mourning), 5

Ferguson vs. Coral Park (CP), 5

Krop vs. Miami High (MHS), 5

Doral Academy vs. Mater Academy Charter (Mater Academy Charter), 5

Key West vs. Ransom Everglades (Ransom Everglades), 5

Hialeah vs. Miami Beach (MB), 5

Southridge vs. Killian (Killian), 5

South Florida HEAT vs. Northwest Christian (NWC), 5

Mater Lakes vs. LaSalle (LaSalle), 5

North Miami vs. Hialeah Gardens (Hialeah Gardens), 5

Miami Central vs. Westland Hialeah (Westland Hialeah), 5

Northwestern vs. TERRA (TERRA), 5

Homestead vs. Jackson (Jackson), 5

Ronald Reagan vs. North Miami Beach (Home), 5

Norland vs. Goleman (Home), 5

Gulliver Prep vs. Palmer Trinity (PT), 5:30

Archbishop Carroll vs. Westwood Christian (WWC), 5:30

Florida Christian vs. Miami Country Day (MCD), 6:30

Brito Miami vs. Riviera Prep (Riviera Prep), 7

Sunset vs. Coral Reef (CR), 7:15

Southwest vs. Braddock (Braddock), 7:15

South Dade vs. Varela (Var), 7:15

South Miami vs. Lourdes (Columbus), 7:15

H.-M. Lakes vs. American (American), 7:30

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