The Miami Coral Reef boys’ cross-country team has been getting stronger late in the season.
On Friday at Larry and Penny Thompson Park, the Barracudas picked up a huge win edging the boys’ competition to win the Region 4-4A title.
They were led by Kurt Convey’s runner-up finish (16:01.17) that was less than three seconds behind Sunset’s Nick Diaz (15:58.72). Carlin Berryhill finished third and Carlos Lopez finished sixth.
On the girls’ side, St. Thomas Aquinas cruised to the championship led by Alexa Cruz’s victory in 18:59.23.
The Raiders finished ahead of Miami Ferguson by 36 points as Megan Schloss finished second behind Cruz and Brianna Rischar finished fifth.
On the boys’ side, Aquinas finished a Broward-best second 21 points behind Miami Coral Reef. Manuel Velasquez led the Raiders, finishing fourth.
10. Joseph Maus (STA) 17:02.81; 11. Alvaro Rivadeneira (BR) 17:06.24; 12. Christian Marenco (CP) 17:17.19; 13. Abiel Payano (FER) 17:19.36; 14. Marcos Garcia (COL) 17:20.06; 15. Cameron Berryhill (CR) 17:21.90.
FOOTBALLUniversity School 49, Island Coast 7: Champagnat Catholic 56, Highlands Christian 2:
Palmer Trinity (1-8, 1-3 Gulf Atlantic) allowed 35 first-half points and was never fully capable of stopping the offensive surge of the Raiders (3-7, 2-5 Southeastern).
Blake Miller and Alberto Parra combined for 188 yards rushing for the Falcons.
The Miami Springs girls’ soccer team continued its perfect start to the season with a 9-0 win over Miami Central on Friday.
Debbie Yance led the way for the Golden Hawks with two goals and an assist. Diana Haro and Natessa Perera each added a goal while Heissel Mayor registered three assists for Miami Springs.
With the win, the Golden Hawks improve to 3-0.
ELSEWHEREAmerican Heritage 3, Douglas 0: TERRA 4, Goleman 0: Kings Academy 3, Pine Crest 2: South Dade 8, Sunset 0: Dade Christian 7, SLAM 0: Mater Academy 8, Westland Hialeah 0: Miami country Day 1, Westminster Christian 1: Late Thursday – Coral Gables 5, Southwest 0: Late Wednesday – Coral Gables 6, Miami Beach 0:
Jean Paul Lopez, Danny Del-Oso and Austin Maysonet each scored goals as Coral Reef defeated Coral Park 3-0.Coral Reef 3, Coral Park 0: