Miami high coach Carreno steps down


Last Week’s Best Performances


The Norland boys’ basketball team won its third consecutive state title and fifth in the past nine seasons. Zachary Johnson finished with 19 points and nine assists in the final and earned MVP honors.


Marquise Clark, South Miami, boys’ basketball: Clark finished with 20 points in a 51-48 defeat to Orlando Evans in the Class 8A state semifinals.

Alfredo Morejon, Southwest, baseball: Morejon went 4 for 5 with three runs scored in victories over Mourning and Braddock.

Cleveland Westbrook, Norland, baseball: Westbrook threw a perfect game, striking out nine batters in a 1-0 win against Hialeah-Miami Lakes.

Thea Ramirez, South Dade, softball: Ramirez went 5 for 5 with three doubles, a home run, two runs and eight RBI to lead the Bucs to a 10-9 win against Braddock.

Amir Rasul, Columbus, boys’ track and field: Rasul won the 100 and 200 meters at the Sam Burley Invitational.

Lloydricia Cameron, Northwestern, girls’ track and field: Cameron won the shot put and discus to lead the Bulls to the Sam Burley Invitational championship.

Pablo Sanchez and Sam Prudhomme, Mourning, boys’ tennis: Sanchez and Prudhomme won their singles and doubles matches to lead the Sharks to a win against TERRA.

Allegra Hanlon, Ransom, girls’ tennis: Hanlon won her singles match to lead the Raiders to a 4-3 win against Carrollton.

Santiago Nunez and Ryan Guso, Belen, boys’ water polo: Nunez had 12 goals and Guso had 24 blocks to lead the Wolverines to four wins and their second consecutive St. Andrews Invitational title.

Alexandra Guerra, Gulliver, girls’ water polo: Guerra had seven goals to lead the Raiders to a 17-11 win against Winter Park.

Jon Nickas, Columbus, boys’ lacrosse: Nickas had eight saves to lead the Explorers to a 14-8 win against Ransom.

Lauren Dreisch, Palmetto, girls’ lacrosse: Dreisch had two goals and an assist to lead the Panthers to a 7-6 win against Coral Shores in overtime.


Miami High is searching for a new boys’ basketball coach for the first time in nearly a decade and a half.

Longtime coach Marcus Carreno stepped down recently after 14 seasons with the Stingarees. Carreno led Miami High to a state championship in 2005 and a state final four appearance in 2002.

With more than 300 wins on his coaching record, Carreno also led the Stingarees to five district championships and eight regional playoff appearances overall.

“It’s been great coaching at Miami High for 14 years, but my wife just had a baby and my family needs me right now,” said Carreno, who doesn’t have any immediate plans to idea of when he may return to coaching. “It was tough this season and these kids deserve someone that can devote their full attention to the team. For now, I don’t see myself coaching, but you never know down the road.”

Miami High was eliminated in the regional quarterfinal round this past season against Hollywood McArthur.

Miami High athletic director Dung Nguyen said the school is in the process of searching for a new coach.


After five successful seasons, Everton Edwards told The Miami Herald that he has stepped down as Gulliver’s girls’ soccer coach to pursue other opportunities.

Edwards led the Raiders to an undefeated state title season in 2011 that was the school’s first and the first for any Miami-Dade County team in the sport since 1993. Edwards also guided Gulliver to a state runner-up finish in 2012 and the regional playoffs all five seasons he was coach, compiling a staggering 113-4-8 record.

During that span, Gulliver had some of the most prolific teams in the state with two players — Dara Spital (2009-10, 61 goals) and Sarah Darmanin (2010-11, 65 goals) — setting county records for single-season goals in consecutive seasons.

Gulliver was eliminated in the Region 4-2A semifinals this season by MAST Academy in a shootout, which was the Raiders’ earliest playoff exit since 2007.


• Doral Academy 10, Miami Springs 5: WP: Eddie Escribano. Top Performers: Alejandro Juvier 3-4, 2 RBI's. A.J. Puigcerver 2-3, 4 RBI's. Carlos Pino 3-4, RBI. Chris Martinez 3-4, 2 doubles, RBI.

• Ferguson 1, South Miami 0: WP: Alan Saumell 7 IP, 11 Ks. Top Performers: Javi Valdez run. Kevin Torres 1-2, SB. FER 3-5.

• Westwood Christian 7, Miami Christian 4: WP: Nick Mejias. SV: Kenny Prado. LP: Ramirez. Top Performers: Adam Quinones 2-2, 2 RBI, double. Kenny Prado 1-1, double, RBI. Mat Fernandez single, 2 RBI. WC 5-3.

• Columbus 6, TERRA 1: WP: Armando Gonzalez. LP: Frankie Bareow. Top Performers: Danny Diaz 2-3, 2 doubles, 3 RBI. CC 8-2-1.


• TERRA 6, Mater Academy 2: WP: Tayler Sanchez (6-2) 5 Ks. Top Performers: Oceana Camejo 4-4, 2 runs. Victoria Conway 1-2, run. Vivian Calderon 2 runs. TERRA 6-2.

• Reagan 14, North Miami Beach 3: WP: Melanie Isaza 8 Ks, 2-4. Nayeli Gonzalez 2-2, 2 BB. Natalie Azpeitia HR.

• American 11, Westland 0: WP: Kayleen Romero (1-0); 2 IP, 6 Ks. LP: A. Santana. Top Performers: Amanda Sosa 3-3, RBI. Isabella Rodriguez 2-2, 3B, 3 RBI Andrea Rincon 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI, 3 IP, 7 Ks. AME 7-1.


• Belen d. Florida Christian (25-19, 25-16, 25-19): A. Perez 10 kills, 5 blocks. J. Paoli 9 aces, 12 assists. E. Cruz 5 blocks, 7 assists, 3 aces.

• Hialeah Miami Lakes d. Southridge (25-6, 25-6, 25-21): M. Roman 8 kills, 10 digs, 3 blocks. A. Carvajal 6 kills, 10 digs, 4 aces. J. Espinoza 20 assists, 6 digs, 12 points, 5 aces. HML 1-0.

• Miami High d. International Studies Charter (25-10, 25-16, 25-8): M. Malenciano 8 kills, 6 aces, 3 blocks. D. Malony 9 kills, 11 assists, 3 aces. D. Puentes 16 assists, 8 aces. MH 1-0.

• Ransom Everglades d. La Salle (25-12, 25-17, 25-18): V. Campano 5 kills, 4 assists, 11 points, 3 aces. S. Bonner 10 kills, 2 blocks. A. Chiavacci 3 kills. M. Colonna 5 kills.


• Gulliver Prep 18, Palmetto 1: A. Guerra 4 goals, 2 steals. T. Sanchez 3 goals, 3 assists, 2 steals. J. Chow 2 goals, 2 assists, 5 steals. GP 4-1.

• Columbus 9, Belen 6: R. Dawson 3 goals. J. Rizo 3 goals. N. Anderson 3 goals. S. Dawson 8 blocks, 3 steals.


• Gulliver Prep 9, Palmetto 1: M. Stoyanavich 3 goals, assist. A. Guerra 5 saves, 4 steals. C. Gomez 2 steals, 2 assists. GP 5-0

• Krop 12, Cooper City 4: J. Lubie 4 goals. J. Cook goal.


• Palmetto 7, South Miami 0: Alex Petrovic 8-0. Danny Trainor 8-0. Mark Hellinger 8-0. Marko Petrovich 8-0. Jake Guttentag 8-0. PAL 5-0.

•  TERRA 7, Varela 0: Luis Diamanti 4-6, 6-4, 10-7. Andres Perez-Doval 6-2. Charles Ogden 7-6. Alex Pizarro 6-2. Gary Yeung 6-2. TERRA 5-2.

• Palmer Trinity 5, International Studies 2: Singles: Waleed Mneimneh 8-2. Renato Smith 8-1. Basel Rohrer 8-2. Nico de Sola 8-7. Keenan Rodriguez 8-3. Doubles: Mneimneh/Vertematti 8-4. Rey/Martinez 8-5.


• Palmetto 7, South Miami 0: Emma Petersen 8-0. Cary Milanes 8-0. Olivia Schuitema 8-1. Marina Van Zimmerman 8-0. PAL 4-0.

• TERRA 7, Varela 0: Jessica Waddell 6-0. Maria Acosta 6-1. Victoria Cambe 6-0. Priscilla Perez 6-0. Marisa Stephens 6-0. TERRA 5-2.

• Carrollton 7, Palmer Trinity 0: Singles: Nina Cubero 8-4. Lucia Pimero 8-4. Sinna Vasquez 8-4. Alexis Videaveffa 8-5. Isabella Leanos 8-2. Doubles: Mayo/Souza 8-5. Aner/Montoya tied Herington/Alvarez 5-5. CAR 2-3.

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