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The Belen Jesuit School varsity boys’ swim team won its seventh consecutive regional championship, besting 15 other teams.

The Wolverines scored 417 points. Mater Academy, the runner up, had 247 points.

Belen was the fastest team in three relays. The school won the 200-yard medley relay, with Boleck de Pawlikowski (backstroke), Manny Lopez (breaststroke), Alejandro Carriazo (butterfly) and Ryan Guso (freestyle).

In the 200 freestyle relay, Belen Jesuit was first with Guso, Juan Perez Costa, Max Garcia del Pozo and Daniel Simpson. In the 400 freestyle relay, the team finished first with de Pawlikowski, Perez Costa, Carriazo and Guso.

Boleck accumulated 60 points including winning the 500-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke.

Belen qualified for the state meet in Stuart to defend its state title. The Wolverines are the defending state champs.

“We are very proud of our swimmers and coaches,” said Jesuit Father Pedro Suarez, school president. They have done an incredible job representing Belen Jesuit, and we are excited for them to defend their state title.”

Scheck Hillel basketball

The Scheck Hillel Community School varsity boys’ basketball team participated in the Cooper Yeshiva High School Invitational Tournament in Memphis.

The Hurricanes, led by team captain Jack Kaswan, ended the four-day tournament in third place in Tier 2 (11th place overall) with a 2-2 record. Sixteen teams participated.

The annual tournament, hosted by the Margolin Hebrew Academy in Memphis, is among the largest yeshiva high school athletic events in the United States. It was founded to provide the players a chance to meet others from across the country and instill a greater sense of Jewish pride.

The Scheck Hillel Community School varsity girls’ basketball team beat the David Posnack Jewish Day School Rams 37-9, securing third place in the Preseason Jewish Tournament. Shoshi Wolf scored 16 points, and Sami Lieberman added 10 to lead the Hurricanes.

Prime Time basketball

Saul Birmaher had 24 points to lead the Rebels over the Wildcats 34-21 in the SEC (5th-6th grade) of the Prime Time Basketball League at the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center in North Miami Beach.

Joshua Schmutter added six points, and Jared Brody and Miguel Walsh also scored. For the Wildcats, Jake Moss had six points, and Oren Borax scored five points. Oliver Hamami and Liam Senker totaled four points apiece and Michael Berenstein two points.

More SEC (5th-6th grade)

Crimson Tide 54, Razorbacks 50: Jaime Acherman 20 pts, Camari Austin 26 pts, Brendan Katz 4 pts, Jack Brown 4 pts. For the Razorbacks , Benjamin Yogev 33 pts (Player of the Week), Daniel Broides 9 pts, Isaac Almkies 4 pts, Evan Ben-Shmuel 2 pts.

Auburn 36, Tigers 26: Alan Berkman 32 pts, Eli Gelb 10 pts, Kovi Gelb 6 pts. For the Tigers, Samuel Taieb 8 pts, Evan Scheck 4 pts, Lauren Hornstein 7 pts, Elan Roffe 11 pts, Ben Hecker 4 pts.

Volunteers 48, Gators 40: Myles Gilbert 29 pts, Nissim Chaillo 6 pts, Ariel Yecutieli 6 pts, Ariel Bouskila 5 pts, Aaron Sherit 2 pts. For the Gators, Asher Courtney 25 pts, Benjamin Ratzker 11 pts, Adam Rimeris 4 pts.

BIG EAST (3rd-4th grade)

Hoyas 20, Red Storm 18: Menachem Gelman 8 pts , Ariel Eisen 2 pts, Ariel Almkies 2 pts, Itamar Gal 2 pts, Jonathan Bacal 2 pts, Jason Benezra 4 pts. For the Red Storm, Abie Saada 11 pts, Eithan Yisrael 7 pts.

Cardinals 22, Wildcats 21: Marc Wendrow 15 pts, Joseph Talmaciu 1 point, Abie Wahba 4 pts, Eduardo Halfen 2 pts. For the Wildcats, Avi Lalo 16 pts, Alex Ruah 1 point, David Lalo 4 pts .

Pirates 21, Bulls 13: Daniel Solomiany 4 pts, Jaime Mizrahi 7 pts, Ariel Goldman 1 point, Kenny Zafrani 2 pts, Michael Abbo 1 point, Samuel Courtney 4 pts. Allan Strimber 11 pts, Adam Cohen 2 pts.

Friars 28, Musketeers 21: Noah Volel 12 pts, Lucas Korn 7 pts, Noah Yecutieli 2 pts, Ricardo Koenig 2 pts, Benjamin Bronstein 7 pts. For the Musketeers, David Amsalem 6 pts, Eli Bibliowicz 2 pts, Samuel Merenfeld 10 pts, William Shaoul 3 pts.

NBA (7th-9th grade)

Pacers 47, Bulls 44: Joshua Klein 18 pts, Luis Ruah 15 pts, Shaul Levy 8 pts, George Kaswan 6 pts. For the Bulls, Alejandro Klimberg 8 pts, Daniel Shaferman 20 pts, Yannic Waingarten 7 pts, Alan Berkman 9 pts.

Knicks 41, Spurs 35: Aaron Ben-Shmuel 9 pts, Benjamin Brener 10 pts, Darren Hirsch 14 pts, Jake Singer 6 pts, Tal Emano 2 pts. For the Spurs, Dan Berflein 4 pts, Ethan Ayache 21 pts, Eli Navarro 4 pts, Bernardo Faigenblat 6 pts.

Clippers 46, Nets 33: Abraham Woldenberg 11 pts, Ariel Taieb 6 pts, Avi Weiskoff 4 pts, Jake Wax 7 pts, Matheus Maia 4 pts, Max Weisinger 14 pts. For the Nets, Adrian Garcia 14 pts, Joshua Silverman 8 pts, Alan Grinspun 4 pts, Eric Getzel 5 pts, Samuel Mejia 2 pts.

Heat 34, Lakers 30: Alex Bitchatchi 2 pts, Jordan Weinstein 19 pts, Daniel Berkman 4, Brandon Weinstein 6 pts, Bradley Cusnier 2 pts. 6 pts. For the Lakers, Andre Ramos-Katsner 18 pts, Jonas Senker 3 pts, Jonathan Solomiany 9 points.


Champagnat football

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour visited Champagnat Catholic High School to select defensive lineman Travonte Valentine.

Champagnat Catholic High School honored the 6-4, 297-pound Valentine during an assembly with teammates, classmates, fans and family.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour travels across the country from September through December to announce 90 players for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be televised live on NBC from the Alamodome at 1 p.m. EST on Saturday, Jan. 4 in San Antonio.

Booker T football

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour also visited Booker T. Washington High School to select defensive back Treon Harris.

Booker T. Washington High School honored the 5-11, 170-pound Harris during an assembly with teammates, classmates, fans and family.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Tour travels across the country from September through December to announce 90 players for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be televised live on NBC from the Alamodome at 1 p.m. EST on Saturday, Jan. 4 in San Antonio.

Hialeah football

Quarterback Alin Edouard of Hialeah High School has been selected to play on the 2014 U.S. Under-19 National Team, assembled by USA Football. The U.S. Under-19 National Team will battle Team Canada on Feb. 7 at Maverick Stadium at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Edouard (6-1, 180) threw nine touchdown passes as a junior and recorded seven rushing touchdowns. He is verbally committed to the University of Miami.

Edouard joins teammate A'lique Terry, a 6-1, 290-pound offensive lineman, on Team USA.

The 2014 International Bowl is a collaboration of the sport’s national governing bodies in each country – USA Football and Football Canada – featuring top student-athletes in football’s greatest annual international competition.

The Bowl marks the third contest between Team USA and Team Canada. Team Canada defeated the Under-19 Americans 23-17 on July 7, 2012 at Burger Stadium in Austin, Texas. On July 5, 2009, Team USA defeated the Canadians 41-3 at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio.

U.S. Under-19 National Team alum include RB Todd Gurley (Georgia), QB Kevin Hogan (Stanford), DE Stephon Tuitt (Notre Dame), RB David Wilson (N.Y. Giants/Virginia Tech) and QB Jameis Winston (Florida State).

Miami Beach flag football

Joel Perez caught an amazing pass to set-up the winning touchdown, and then on defense he made the sack to seal the victory as the Hurricanes edged the Seahawks 19-13 in overtime in the 11-13 age group of Miami Beach Parks & Recreation Flag Football at Flamingo Park.

Drew Burnstein threw a touchdown pass to Ezra Rivera in the first half. Tobias Castillo then scored on a run. Brock Levin and Maunel Nores scored on runs to force overtime.

More 11-13

Warriors 25, Seahawks 9: The Warriors’ Arthur Ackerman threw four touchdown passes to Chance Levin. The Seahawks’ Brock Levin threw a touchdown pass to Jake Eisenberg who also added a safety.

Broncos 18, Hurricanes 12 (OT): Alfredo Miranda made the winning touchdown catch. Drew Burnstein and Joel Perez had touchdowns for the Hurricanes. Noah Ogaza and Sam Martinez scored for the Broncos.

Warriors 24, Broncos 24 (OT): The Broncos’ Noah Ogaza scored three times, including one on an interception return to start the second half. The Warriors’ Arthur Ackerman threw four touchdown passes, three in the second half to Lau Seguera and Bryce Hammon. Chance Levin added two touchdowns.


Hurricanes 27, Titans 14: Tied at eight, the Hurricanes broke it open in the second half. Jullian Corniel caught three touchdown passes from Brody Minick. Wyatt Verself scored three times including one on an interception return in the second half. Adonys Christo caused a safety. The Titnas’ Koltun Weissman threw two touchdown passes to Samuel Scheinblum, who also recorded.

Falcons 19, Warriors 0: After a scoreless first half, the Falcons scored 19 unanswered points. Lucah Ogaza tossed touchdown passes to Joseph Levy and Matthew Clark. Joseph Levy scored on an interception return and added an extra point.


Hurricanes 40, Warriors 22: Owen Spill threw six touchdown passes. Gavin Basner caught two touchdown passes. Jack Costaregni had a breakout game with three touchdown receptions. Alexander Martinez also scored. Kevin Costa scored for the Warriors. Jared Rogoff connected with big play receiver Logan Spill for two touchdowns and two 2-point conversions in the second half.

Colts 18, Seahawks 12: The Seahawks started with touchdown runs by Justin Swartz and Dillon Weisman. Swartz also connected with Weisman for a touchdown pass in the first half. The Colts got a touchdown pass from Tyler Elpert to receiver Max Gelber, who later scored on a run.

Prime Time flag football

Player of the Week Zach Friedland had two touchdown runs, threw a touchdown pass and caught two passes and on defense intercepted a pass as the Steelers beat the Vikings 26-14 in Scouts (1st-2nd grade) of Prime Time Sports Flag Football at the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center in North Miami Beach.

Carson Orlinsky six receptions (one a touchdown), one sack; David Benhmron two receptions; Jeremy Bronstein two receptions; Matthew Finvarb one touchdown run, one reception; Ryder Rosenberg seven receptions.

For the Vikings, Andres Bentes two receptions (one a touchdown); Eyal Waxman one reception, one touchdown pass; Mark Szomstein nine receptions, Michael Benzadon nine receptions (one a touchdown), one touchdown pass.

More Scouts (1st-2nd grade)

Giants 12, Bengals 6: Nolan Senker one touchdown pass, two receptions; Arie Mizrachi one touchdown run, three receptions; Asthon Sklar two receptions (one a touchdown); Benjamin Leibovich one touchdown pass; Emilio Hosmany one reception; Noah Kurkin two receptions; Zachary Fisher one touchdown reception.

Patriots 7, Dolphins 6: Ari Dejman three receptions; Alexander Schpilberg three receptions; Dan Leonoff two receptions; Eli Tamir four receptions, one touchdown run; Elliot Perel two receptions, one interception; Daniel Wengrowsky one reception.

For the Dolphins, Alejandro Berkman eight receptions; Alex Hausmann one reception; Benjamin Schwartz one reception; Dylan Wigoda one touchdown pass, one reception; Joel Dejman one reception; Jonathan Almosny three receptions; Noam Vaintein two receptions (one a touchdown); Vanessa Batievsky three receptions.

Patriots 19, Packers 12: Alexander Schpilberg one reception; Dan Leonoff one reception; Eli Tamir one touchdown run; Elliot Perel two receptions. For the Packers, Evan Seder one touchdown run, one reception; Jake Manasee one reception; TJ Feely one touchdown run, three receptions; Zachary Banin one reception.

Seniors (5th-6th grade)

Vikings 26, Packers 18: Daniel Mundalk two receptions; Jack Shechtman three touchdown passes, one interception, one reception (Player of the Week); Jake Golan one reception; Joshua Finvarb one reception, one sack; Pablo Tannenbaum two touchdown receptions; Robert Behar one touchdown reception.

For the Packers, Elan Roffe one touchdown run, four receptions; Henri Birol one touchdown pass; Ido Yaari two receptions, one sack, one touchdown run; Michael Efroni two receptions (one a touchdown).

Dolphins 19, Steelers 0: Aidan Gold seven sacks; Arturo Jena one interception, three touchdown passes, one sack; Daniel Broides four receptions (one a touchdown); Ilan Koenig one reception for touchdown; Lindsey Weingard six receptions (one a touchdown); Daniel Derzavich one reception.

For the Steelers, Avi Alalu one reception; Daniel Roffe one interception, three receptions; Joel Assor three receptions; Noah Givner one sack; Rafael Andrusier six receptions.

Steelers 23, Bengals 19: Noah Markovsky two touchdown passes; Daniel Roffe one touchdown reception; Joel Assor one interception; Michael Hirsch one touchdown reception.

For the Bengals, Ariel Bouskila one touchdown reception; Beny Bakar one sack; David Batievsk one touchdown reception; Noah Pierre one touchdown reception; Sholom Marcus three touchdown passes.

Juniors (3rd-4th grade)

Patriots 31, Packers 13: Pablo Sangranichne one touchdown pass; Adam Cohen one interception; Benjamin Bronstein one touchdown run, one interception; Yaakov Marcus one touchdown reception, one touchdown run; David Lalo one touchdown run.

For the Packers, Nicholas Ludwig two touchdown run, one interception; Daniel Rosen two receptions; Levi Gans one reception, one sack.

Bengals 18, Giants 12: Allan Strimber three touchdown passes, three receptions; Jonathan Bacal two receptions (one a touchdown); Kayla Bigelman one reception; Marcos Romano one touchdown reception; Samuel Attias two receptions (one a touchdown), one sack.

For the Giants, Marc Wendrow one touchdown passes, one touchdown run, one reception; Max Kertznus one reception; Abraham Klainbaum one touchdown reception; Isiah Pierre one reception; Kyle Ratzker two receptions.

Dolphins 13, Steelers 0: Ari Schottenstein two receptions, one touchdown pass, one interception (Player of the Week); Eli Silverman one touchdown run, one sack, four receptions, one interception; Michael Stiberman two receptions (one a touchdown); Ricardo Koenig two receptions.

For the Steelers, Max Wagenber one reception; Tomer Spivak one reception, one interception; Aiden Hirsch one reception; David Delarosa one reception.

Varsity (7th-9th grade)

Dolphins 20, Bengals 0: Nadav Marianowsky one touchdown; Alex Fraynd two touchdown passes, one interception; Robert Behar two touchdown receptions. For the Bengals, Jake Kurkin one reception; Jake Singer three receptions.


Miami Beach travel soccer

The Miami Beach under-11 boys’ travel soccer team won the West Pines Kickoff Classic Tournament.

Miami Beach, coached by Cristian Gabriel Shmith, edged the Cooper City Cobras 3-2 in the finals in a shootout.

The locals jumped to a quick 1-0 lead, which they extended to 2-0 in the second half. Two late goals by Cooper City tied the game, forcing a shootout. Miami Beach’s David Sierra, Alejandro Perez, Francesco Tassara and Aaron Aguirre each converted penalty kicks, and goalkeeper Julian Llanos did a good job to ensure the victory.

Miami Beach advanced to the championship match by going 3-0 in group play. In the opener, the locals dominated the second half in an 8-2 victory over Weston FC Premier White. Miami Beach then beat the Cooper City Cobras 4-0 and edged Kendall SC 02 White 2-1.

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Miami Beach rec soccer

The Black Shadows defeated the Broncos 3-1 in the 7-8 age group of Miami Beach Intramural Soccer at Flamingo Park. Walter Giron scored twice, and Jonathan Principe added a goal. Thomas Fermin had a goal for the Broncos.

In a defensive struggle, the Silver Raiders and the Monstars played to a tie at one. Sean Wendell scored for the Monstars.

The No Mercy defeated the Red Warriors 1-1 (2-0 penalty kicks). Fabian Jimenez scored for the Red Warriors, and David Deppen had the equalizer for No Mercy. Koltun Weissman and David Deppen made the winning penalty kicks. Xavier Smith had an outstanding game in goal.

Conchita Espinosa Academy sports

Three of Conchita Espinosa Academy’s cross-country runners participated in the FLYRA Middle School State Championships in Lakeland.

Andrea Comas-Sanchez finished ninth overall (first for second graders) in the Elementary Division in 10 minutes and 31.90 seconds. Ana Moros was in the Top 20 for fifth graders with a personal best 15:58, an improvement of 90 seconds. Alejandra Moros placed 51st overall in 13:10, a personal best.

Scheck Hillel sports

Ninth-grade soccer standout Alexandra Wolf is the Student Athlete of the Week for Scheck Hillel Community School.

Alexandra scored two goals and had an assist against Doctors Charter School. A starter on the varsity team since seventh grade, she also helped the defense record a shutout.


Louise McAlpin, 49, of Coral Gables won the women’s Masters title during the Miami Man 1/2 Iron Duathlon at Larry & Penny Thompson Park at Zoo Miami.

McAlpin completed the 1-mile run, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run in 5 hours 48 minutes and 16 seconds.

Other top local finishes: Athena: 1. Madeleine Hernandez, Pinecrest, 7:04:23. Female: 60-64: 1. Linda Kelly, Miami, 6:17:38. Male: Overall: 1. Maikel Cusimano, Hialeah, 4:40:38; 2. Hans Heinz, Aventura, 4:49:35. Visit


Marianne Curtis, 27, of Miami was runner-up in the women’s division of the Miami Man 1/2 Iron Triathlon at Larry & Penny Thompson Park at Zoo Miami.

Curtis covered the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run in 5 hours 5 minutes and 27 seconds.

Other top local finishes: Female: 20-24: 1. Catalina Henao, Miami, 6:45:56. 45-49: 1. Rebecca Manning, Miami, 5:27:28. Male: 50-54: 1. Jose Feliciano, Homestead, 4:37:43. 55-59: 1. Steve Brookner, Palmetto Bay, 5:04:33. Visit

Palmer Trinity Hall of Fame

Palmer Trinity School inducted four members into its Athletic Hall of Fame during a special Homecoming Day ceremony.

Joe Hanko (Class of 1980), Burford Smith (Class of 1981), Kevin Sanz (Class of 2001) and coach Dave Hewett (athletic director 1983-2000) were inducted for their incredible dedication and passion for the athletic programs at Palmer School, Trinity Episcopal and Palmer Trinity School.

Alumni especially enjoyed reminiscing with Hewett, who played an instrumental part in the development and success of the school’s growing athletic programs.

Palmer Trinity School serves students from a broad range of socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in grades 6-12. For information, go to p

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