Broward High School roundup

Douglas star Gillian Morrison pulls off rare BCAA Track sweep

 

Last week’s best performances

TEAM OF THE WEEK

Senior ace Meghan King scattered three hits and had 11 strikeouts to lead the St. Thomas Aquinas softball team (14-0, No. 9 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25) past Palm Beach Gardens 8-2 in the South Florida SlamFest Gray Bracket championship game.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Julie Asunce, Pines Charter, girls’ tennis: Asunce won at No. 3 singles to help the Jaguars defeat Coral Glades 5-2.

Gino Brown Jr. and Brandon Williams, Chaminade, boys’ track: Brown won the triple jump (46-3.50) and Williams won the 3,200 meters (10:36.86) at the Disney Track and Field Showcase.

Mark Nowatnick and Colin Durkin, Cardinal Gibbons, baseball: The FAU commit Nowatnick went the distance, struck out 10 and hit a two-run home run and Durkin went 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBI to help the Chiefs (8-4) upset District 16-5A rival and MaxPreps No. 9 American Heritage 6-1.

Kimani Rushing and Tanisha Hardy, Hallandale, girls’ track: Rushing won the triple jump (40-9.75) and the 100 hurdles (14.48) and Hardy won the discus and shot put to help the Chargers win the George Steinbrenner Invitational girls’ team title.

Tito Calderon, Zion Lutheran, baseball: Calderon went 4 for 4 with a RBI to lead the Lions over Boca Christian 13-3.

Megan Sorg, Chaminade, softball: Sorg went 3 for 4 with a run, RBI and stolen base to lead the Lions over Miami St. Brendan 4-2 in the South Florida SlamFest semifinals.

John Battle IV and Antwuan Musgrove, Hallandale, boys’ track: Battle went 2-3 in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles and Musgrove went 2-3 in the 300 hurdles and 110 hurdles to help the Chargers win the George Steinbrenner Invitational boys’ team title.

Andrew James, Westminster Academy, boys’ track: James won the 200 (21.61) and finished second in the 100 (10.91) at the Disney Track and Field Showcase.

Monika Garabedian, Cypress Bay, softball: Garabedian went 3 for 4 with a home run, scored three runs and allowed two hits to pick up the victory as the Lightning beat Marathon 14-2 in the South Florida SlamFest semifinals.

Gianlucca Massa, Cypress Bay, boys’ tennis: Massa won at No. 1 singles to lead the Lightning over rival Sagemont 4-3.

Nick Gauntner, Westminster Academy, baseball: Gaunter went had a home run and three RBI to lead the Lions (10-1) over North Broward Prep 6-4.

Phillip Lee, Boyd Anderson, boys’ track: Lee won the high jumper in a personal-best 6-7 (No. 5 in Florida) and fourth in the triple jump to lead the Cobras to the Disney Track and Field Showcase team title.

Kasera Cypress, University School, softball: Cypress went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI to help the Suns rally past Miami Pace 5-4.

Chyna-Joi Staton, Boyd Anderson, girls track: Joi Staon won the 200 (24.89), the 400 (56.03) and led the Cobras’ 400 meter relay team to second place at the Disney Track and Field Showcase.

Ethan Kraus, Cooper City, baseball: Kraus went 2 for 3 with two RBI to lead the Cowboys over Pine Crest 7-6.

Abagail Perry, Cardinal Gibbons, girls’ track: Perry finished second in the triple jump (35-1.50) at the Disney Track and Field Showcase.

FABIAN LYON


flyon@MIamiHerald.com

Drawing inspiration from the unique skill set of U.S. Track and Winter Sports Olympian Lolo Jones, Douglas’ sophomore star Gillian Morrison pulled off a rare four-event sweep at the BCAA Track and Field Championships North qualifier at Blanche Ely on Tuesday.

In a tour de force performance, which had Morrison shuttling between the jump pits and track, Morrison won the long jump, high jump, triple jump and then the 100 hurdles in 15.93.

“The adrenaline kept pumping today,’’ Morrison said. “I want to do as many events as possible to keep me busy and keep me active. If I could do five or do six, I would love to. It just gives me another chance to put it out all on the track and leave it out there. I look up to Lolo. She is a two sport Olympian. That is crazy. She put in the work and it has paid off. I want to be as good as her some day.”

Morrison’s teammate Caroline Atyeo won the 800 (2:34.69) and 1,600 (5:52.92).

The top three finishers are automatic qualifiers for the BCAA Track and Field Championships at Dillard on Saturday. The fourth berth in each event will be determined from the best times or distances from the four qualifiers.

Meanwhile, Monarch’s Calvin Ridley won the boys’ 100 in 10.63 seconds and then claimed “I’m not even a track runner” after the race before cruising to the 200 title in 21.92 and anchoring the Knight’s runner-up finish in the 400-meter relay.

Despite downplaying his status, Ridley has the raw talent and competitive streak to be a spoiler in a Finals sprint field headlined by Piper’s Andre Ewers, West Broward’s Isaiah Taylor, Fort Lauderdale’s Lamark Campbell and Miramar’s Jabari Hill.

“I got out bad in the 100, actually,’’ Ridley said. “I had to catch up at the end and finish the race strong.”

Ely gave the partisan crowd reason to celebrate by dominating the boys’ jumps. Marcus James led the charge for the Tigers, winning the high jump (6-2) and triple jump (44-4 1/2) and finishing third in the long jump. Chazton Mekenzie was equally as impressive, winning the long jump (21-4), finishing third in the high jump, winning the 110 hurdles (14.82) and finishing second in the 300 hurdles.

“I’m going to show out on Saturday,’’ Mekenzie said. “I am going to bring my best. It’s real important to win because I want to set an example for my team. Our whole team is going to bring that heat on Saturday.”

Coral Glades Anthony Deleva won the 1,600 (4:36.29), anchored the Jaguars’ winning 3,200 relay team and finished second in the 3,200.

BCAA North qualifier - Boys’ results: 3,200 relay: 1. Coral Glades 8:16.91; 110 Hurdles: 1. Chazton Mekenzie (Ely) 14.82; 100: 1. Calvin Ridley (Monarch) 10.63; 3,200: 1. Alexander Margetts (Doug) 10:14.57; 400: 1. Markevious Roach (Ely) 50.45; 1,600: 1. Anthony Deleva (CGlades) 4:36.29; 400 relay: 1. Ely 42.68, 2. Monarch 43.12; 300 Hurdles: 1. Jayson Francois (PB) 39.75; 800: 1. Guy Lamarre-Laurent (CS) 2:03.38; 200: 1. Calvin Ridley (Monarch) 21.92; High Jump: Marcus James (Ely) 6-2; Pole Vault: 1. Andrew Reising (PB) 12-0; Long Jump: 1. Chazton Mekenzie (Ely) 21-4; Triple Jump: 1. Marcus James (Ely) 44-4.50; Discus: 1. Anthony Gamble (Ely) 130-0; Shot Put: Zachary Mathurin (Doug) 48-6.25; 1,600 Relay: Blanche Ely 3:25.98; Girls’ results: 3,200 relay: 1. Douglas 10:37.36; 100 Hurdles: 1. Gillian Morrison (Doug) 15.93; 100: 1. Alexis Wilson (Doug) 12.31; 3,200: 1. Jade Fungquee (Monarch) 12:36.99; 400: 1. Kaylen Clark (Monarch) 59.98; 1,600: 1. Caroline Atyeo (Doug) 5:52.92; 400 relay: 1. Ely 49.88; 300 Hurdles: 1. Destiny Little (Ely) 48.90; 800: 1. Caroline Atyeo (Doug) 2:34.69; 200: 1. Kaylen Clark (Monarch) 25.98; High Jump: Gillian Morrison (Doug) 5-4; Pole Vault: 1. Hannah Hungate (CS) 7-6; Long Jump: 1. Gillian Morrison (Doug) 17-2.50; Triple Jump: 1. Gillian Morrison (Doug) 35-10.50; Discus: 1. Deja Enos (Doug) 98-2; Shot Put: 1. Alexis Kerr (PB) 32-4; 1,600 Relay: 1. Coral Glades 4:09.62.

BASEBALL

•  Flanagan 6, Everglades 3: WP: K. Sued. LP: R. Quesada. Top performers: L. Barranco 2-4, 2 RBI. O. Rodriguez 2-4, RBI.

•  University School 3, Pine Crest 1: WP: Evan McKendry (1-3), 5.1 IP, 1 ER, 3K's. SV: Jesse Crosno (1). US 7-6.

•  American 11, Reagan 5: WP: Rasi Martinez. LP: Hernando Bolanos. Top performers: Kevin Williams 3-4. Edison Cabrero 2-4. Romy Gonzalez 2-4. AME 8-1.

•  Belen 4, Jackson 1: WP: Andres Fernandez, complete game three-hitter, 11 K’s. BEL 10-4.

•  Palmer Trinity 5, Boca Christian 3: WP: Daniel Chumbley. Top performers: Blake Miller 2-4, 2B. Julian Stark 2-4. Nick Font 2-3, 3B, 2 RBI.

•  Columbus 5, Miami Springs 0: WP: Nick Silva. LP: D. Carter. Top performers: Nick Silva 6 IP, 3 hits, 5 K’s. Danny Diaz 3-3, 3 singles. Alain Santana 1-3, 2 RBI. COL 13-3-1.

•  South Dade 12, South Dade 1: WP: Luis Borges (1-0). Top performers: HR: Erik Manoah (5), Sergio Lopez (1), Artie Paula (1). Sergio Lopez 2-3, HR, 3B, 2 RBI. Willie Escala 2-2, 2 RBI.

•  Miami High 13, Dr. Krop 3: WP: Evan Delgado (4-0). LP: Fabian Ortega. Chris Torres 2-4, HR, 4 RBI. Edgar Aparicio 4-5. Victor Herrera 2-4, double. MH 9-3.

SOFTBALL

• Chaminade-Madonna 8, Calvary Christian 2: WP: McCabe (14-2), complete game, 10 K's. Top performers: Cecilia Siegel 2-3, 1 run, 3 RBI's. Dayna Shull 1-1. CM 16-4. CC 10-6.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

•  Western 18, South Plantation 10: SP: Isabella Chiachi 4 goals. Ema Rose 4 goals, assist. Valentina Rivera 5 saves. SP 3-6.

•  St. Thomas Aquinas 11, Pine Crest 10: Chloe Mujwit 5 goals, 2 assists. Merriane Skubal 3 goals. STA 7-2.

•  Cypress Bay 14, West Broward 13: WB: Arielle Jonas 5 goals. Juliette Cusano 3 goals, 2 assists, 10 draw controls. Nicole Chandler defense, Katrina Ragbeer defense. WB 4-6.

BOYS’ LACROSSE

• Columbus 18, Pine Crest 12: COL: Bulnes 7 goals, 3 assists; Carreras 4 goals, 2 assists; Brais 2 goals; S. Cancio 2 goals; Rancano 1 goal, 2 assists; A. Gonzalez 1 goal,1 assist; and M. Perry 1 goal. Nickas 19 saves. PC: Z. Smith 4 goals; Tescher 2 goals, 4 assists; Dunne 4 goals, 1 assist; Shamon 1 goal; and Deerman 1 goal. Haley 9 saves.

•  West Broward 7, Cooper City 6: Jessee Smith 4 goals. Nick Mordente 2 goals. Matt Abes 15 saves. WB 4-5.

•  University School 16, Coral Shores 3: Daniel Eisdorfer 7 goals, 4 assists. max Hermann 4 goals, assist. US 7-0.

•  Western 12, South Plantation 8: Robert Rodriquez goal, 5 assists. Max Brecher 3 goals, 2 assists. Peter Cornelia 2 goals, 3 assists.

FLAG FOOTBALL

Sagemont 14, Hillel 0: Meagan Rucker 65-yard INT return for TD. Sinola Cole 35-yard TD run. Bailey Jones INT. SAG 1-0. HIL 0-1.

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

•  St. Thomas Aquinas d. South Plantation 25-7, 25-12, 25-23: Alex Pinzon 13 assists, dig, 6 points. Ben Pflum 5 kills, 3 points, ace. Nicholas Grossman 6 points, dig, 3 aces. STA 6-0.

•  Cardinal Gibbons d. Pine Crest: 25-21, 23-25, 25-18, 25-15: Corry Short 4 assists, 33 kills, 17 digs, 4 blocks, 4 aces, 9 points. Jake Leventhal 53 assists, 6 digs, 2 aces, 5 points.

•  Cardinal Gibbons d. Pine Crest 25-21, 23-25, 25-18, 25-15: PC: Steven Graf 30 assists, 3 blocks, 9 digs. Tony Alfonso 21 kills, 34 digs. PC 1-3.

•  Monarch d. West Broward 25-16, 25-18, 25-17: Chris Susanj 16 digs, 3 assists, 14 points, 8 aces. Leo Ferguson 9 kills, 3 blocks, 8 digs, 4 points, ace. MON 4-2.

•  Hialeah-Miami Lakes d. American 25-14, 25-14, 25-9: Andres Carvajal 11 kills, 14 digs. Mike Roman 9 kills, 2 blocks. Kenneth Cardona 4 kills, 5 digs. Josue Espinoza 7 kills, 26 assists, 4 blocks. HML 8-4.

•  Palmetto d. Southridge 25-12, 25-5, 25-6: Devin Decker 9 kills, 4 blocks. Joey Sensale 8 kills, 4 aces. Kevin Goza 11 points. Luke Lee 8 points.

•  Westland Hialeah d. Booker T. Washington 25-14, 25-15, 25-9: Top players: Javier Delgado, Eber Sanchez, Pedro Martinez. WH 3-2.

•  St. Brendan d. TERRA 25-22, 25-23, 25-22: SB: Jahn Lozada 9 kills, 6 digs, 2 aces, block. Kristopher Gonzalez 21 assists. Jorge Gonzalez 4 kills, 3 blocks. SB 2-6.

•  Hialeah d. Miami Springs 25-19 , 25-17, 25-23: Henrry Castillon 23 assists, 6 digs. Kevin Gonzalez 8 kills , 12 passes, 6 assists. Gesler Estrada Lopez 8 kills ,4 digs, 8 digs. HIA 2-3.

•  American Heritage d. Chaminade-Madonna 25-19, 28-26, 25-23: Greg Holodak 15 kills, 12 digs, 3 assists, 2 aces, 2 points, block. Tyler Gordon 13 kills, 9 digs, 3 points, 5 blocks. Dave Dulay 4 kills, 11 points, 2 blocks, 2 digs.

•  Hialeah Gardens d. Mourning 21-25, 20-25, 25-19, 25-21, 15-12: MOU: Daniel Barrera 22 kills, 18 digs. Julian Moreria 7 kills, 4 blocks. MOU 5-3.

BOYS’ WATER POLO

• Westminster Academy 14, Deerfield Beach 3: Jason Woodburn 8 goals. Will Scasserra 3 goals. DB: Jacob Shendell goal.

•  Cooper City 13, South Broward 2: Teddy Sandoval 3 goals. SB: Romario Defour 2 goals. CC 6-1.

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

• Westminster Academy 8, Deerfield Beach 6: Koral LaStella 3 goals. Naomi Sanders 3 goals. DB: Bella Cagrona 3 goals.

•  South Broward 6, Cooper City 4: Ronit Ben-Joseph 2 goals. CC 3-8.

ALL-STAR SOCCER

The Squadra South Florida Senior High School All-Star Soccer Game will take place at American Heritage Plantation on Friday.

The girls’ matchup will kick-off at 6 p.m., the boys’ game will follow at 8.

BOYS’ TENNIS

•  Archbishop McCarthy 4, North Broward Prep 3: 1. Dimitri Salzmann AMHS d. Evan Dean 8-2. 2. Andrew Puglisi AMHS d. Xander Gomez 8-2. 3. Spencer Kallor NBP d. Chris Wheeler-Sabatino 8-5. 4. Walter Paniagua AMHS d. KevinShen 8-5. 5. Eric Nayman NBP d. Luis Gallego 8-3. Doubles: 1d. Salzmann/Puglisi AMHS d. Kallor/Nayman 8-2. 2d. Shen/Bedoyan NBP d. Balke/Plate 7-5.

•  Cardinal Gibbons 5, Pines Charter 2: Singles - Jimenez(PC) d. Ernewein 9-7; Northecide (CG) d. Beriro 8-4; Soong (CG) d. Shein 8-4; Gagne (CG) d. Mendoza 8-3 ; Mendoza (CG) d. Enos 8-0; Doubles Beriro/Shein (PC) d. Cole/Meehan 8-3; Lang/Lopez (CG) d. Gaviola/Borde 8-1.

•  University School 4, Pine Crest 3: 1. David Omsky (US) d. Sam Dern (PC) 8-6. 2. Louis Seigler (PC) d. Ryan Khan (US) 8-4. 3. Michael Heller (US) d. Ned Shashoua (PC) 8-1. 4. Ismael Ercan (PC) d. Mark Fedotovskiy (US) 8-5. 5. Alec Zager (US) d. Chris Cotite (PC) 8-2. Doubles: 1. Sam Dern & Louis Seigler (PC) d. David Omsky & Ryan Khan (US) 8-5. 2. Michael Heller & Mark Fedotovskiy (US) d. Ned Shashoua & Ismael Ercan (PC) 8-2.

•  Westminster Academy 6, Sheridan Hills 1: 1. SH S. Stan d. WA D. Carter 8-7 (7-2). 2. WA A. Nunez d. SH TJ Chipman 8-0. 3. WA B. Climenhage d. SH M. McKenzie 8-0. 4. WA Ryan Helmholdt d. SH D. Bialy 8-0. 5. WA Chris Manning d. SH B. Sichak 8-0. Doubles: 1. WA Carter/B. Abernethy d. Stan/Chipman 8-1. 2. WA J. Harbour/Climenhage d. McKenzie/Bialy 8-1.

GIRLS’ TENNIS

•  North Broward Prep 4, Archbishop McCarthy 3: 1. Simona Babb NBP d. Kelsey Berman 8-3. 2. Gloria Cabrero AMHS d. Sofia Corian 8-1. 3. Isabela Neira NBP d. Paola Gonzalez 8-5. 4. Randi Petregnani NBP d. Raquel Gil 8-4. 5. Anastasia Fersanova NBPd. Jessica Menendez 8-5. Doubles: 1d. Berman/Cabrero AMHS d. Neira/Petregnani (retired) 3-4. 2d. Gil/Gonzalez AMHS d. Corian/Rina Arai 6-1.

•  Cardinal Gibbons 2, Pines Charter 5: Singles - Landi (CG) by.forfeit ; Mendez (PC) d. Norton 8-0 ; Harmon (CG) d. Barea 8-6; Vaca (PC) d. VanSciver 8-5; Ascunce (PC) d. Cumming 9-7; Doubles Mendez/ Vaca (PC) d. Norton/ Landi 8-4; Barea/Ascunce (PC) d. Watkins/Giaquinto 8-0.

•  Pine Crest 5, University School 2: 1. Danielle Obolevitch (US) d. Ines De Bracamote (PC) 8-0. 2. Demi Schneider (PC) d. Leah Bush (US) 8-3. 3. Carly Feldman (PC) d. Natalie Benayoun (US) 8-0. 4. Amanda Rabin (PC) d. Kaylee Witschen (US) 8-0. 5. Dani Shecter (PC) d. Amelia Meles (US) 8-0. Doubles: 1. Danielle Obolevitch & Leah Bush (US) d. Demi Schneider & Stephanie Taylor (PC) 8-6. 2. Kaly Malik & Ines De Bracamote (PC) d. Natalie Benayoun & Kaylee Witschen (US) 8-2.

•  Westminster Academy 7, Sheridan Hills 0: 1. WA C. Meredith d. SH A.P. Andrade 8-0. 2. WA L. Klinge d. SH B. Bialy 8-1. 3. WA E. Jones 8-4 d. SH M. Tejada 8-1. 4. WA G. Revier d. SH K. Longsworth 8-0. 5. WA J. Ritter d. SH S. Fleurestil 8-0. Doubles: 1) WA C. Calhoun/C. Coningsby d. Andrade/Bialy 8-1. 2. WA Klinge/Jones d. Tejada/Fleurestil 8-0.

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