Pinecrest boys hold off Douglas for District 24 lacrosse title

04/18/2014 12:01 AM

04/18/2014 12:38 AM

Pinecrest players weaved and whipped their sticks and found the net in an 8-7 win against Stoneman Douglas on Thursday at Calvary Christian in the District 24 lacrosse championship.

“We are excited,” Panthers coach George Harris said. “We played much smarter than we did the other night and more disciplined than the first time we played against a much more improved Stoneman team. We executed the game plan.”

The Eagles stifled the Panthers in the first quarter to take a 2-1 lead. The Panthers scored to tie the game at 2 early in the second quarter before Noah Dearman scored twice, giving his team a 4-2 edge.

“I told them there was plenty of game left,” Harris said. “We have been down before.”

The Panthers (10-7) took a 5-3 lead into the half. In the third quarter, each team scored once, setting up a close fourth quarter. Blake Israel found the net early in the fourth quarter to cut the score to 6-5. Panther’s goalie Patrick Haley began to feel the pressure.

“The pressure started building up, and I said, ‘Oh, boy, here it comes,” Haley said. “We had to force outside shots, but I had to get ready for it because they were going to pressure us. I kept my cool, and so did the defense.”

Two Panthers goals later, the crowd began to rise with an 8-5 lead. The Eagles egged on their counterparts with one more score before netting the nail biter with 30 seconds remaining. But Haley’s heroics and a relentless defense denied the Eagles the tying score.

Zach Smith led the Panthers with two goals and four assists. Alex Caldwell also scored in the win.

“I thought our defense did a good job forcing a lot of outside shots,” Haley said. “Not a lot of clean shots down the alley. They allowed me to make some good saves.”

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Coral Springs Christian basketball standouts 6-8 Moses Newman and 6-5 Lawrence Barnes ensured they will be college teammates after signing a letter of intent with Florida State College on Wednesday.

Barnes averaged a career-high 16 points and seven rebounds, and Newman averaged eight points and five rebounds this past season.

FABIAN LYON

RECRUITING

Archbishop McCarthy announced that nine of its student-athletes signed national letters of intent to play collegiate sports.

The following athletes signed their letters: Kry Nichlany (swimming) Incarnate Word University; Shawn Sanon (soccer) University of West Florida; Kaitlin Armstrong (swimming) Lynn University; Sean Pratt (football) Ave Maria University; Karly Zacharias (soccer) Young Harris College; Drew Nolan (football) Oberlin College; Nick Bost (football) Capital University; Edwin Betancourt (soccer) University Missouri Kansas City; and Alexa Rivera (soccer) St. Thomas University.

BASEBALL

•  Pembroke Pines Charter 6, South Broward 1: WP: Brett Alayon (5-0), 4 IP, 1 hit, 2 K's. Top performers: Jake Jacobs 2-3, 3 RBI's, 1 R. Trent Herzog 2-2. Alex Monge-Rodriguez 2-4, 1 R. PPC 16-4.
•  Gulliver 4, American Heritage 2: WP: M. Gonzalez (4-2). LP: Mitchell. S: Jonathan Perez. Top performers: Mikey Gonzalez 6 IP, 4 Ks, 4 Hs, no ER Gio Soto 2-3, 2B, RBI, R Justin Fernandez 2-3, R.
•  Cooper City 8, Stranahan 0: WP: John Haney (6-0). LP: C. Ford. Top performers: Angel Almonte 3-4, HR, 2 doubles, 2 runs, 2 RBI’s. Quest Hopler 2-3, 1 run scored. Ethan Kraus 2-3, 1 run scored. Phillip Tomasulo 2-4, 1 run, 1 RBI, 1 double. CC 16-5.

SOFTBALL

•  District 14-7A final — Monarch 16, Ft. Lauderdale 0: WP: Brooke Hale (11-2). LP: Sweetapple. Top performers: Victoria Alonzo, Stefany Collins, Sarah Goldman all hit home runs. Brooke Hale, ho hitter. MON 20-4, wins district title for third-consecutive year.
•  American Heritage 15, Archbishop McCarthy 0: WP: M. Canby. LP: B. Dimler.

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

•  Monarch d. Deerfield Beach 25-15, 25-17, 25-13: Ryan Clark 8 kills, 5 digs, 9 points, 5 aces. Chris Susanj 8 points, 7 aces, 6 digs. MON 15-6.
•  Late Wednesday — Monarch d. Nova 25-10, 25-20, 25-17: Bruno Teixera 17 kills, 6 digs, 4 points, ace. Tyler Johnson 8 kills, 7 digs, 9 points, 7 aces. MON 14-6.

TRACK AND FIELD

• District 15-4A: Girls’ team results — 1) Our Lady of Lourdes Academ 182 2) American HS 168 3) Dr. Michael Krop HS 133 4) Coral Gables HS 80 5) North Miami HS 31 6) South Miami HS 22 7) Hialeah Gardens HS 12 8) Ronald W. Reagan / Doral 3. Girls’ individual results — High jump: David, Jessica 12 American HS 4-10.00. Pole vault: Schiefer, Johanna 11 Coral Gables 10-08.00. Long jump: White, Kayla 11 Coral Gables 17-03.00. Triple jump: Govan, Destyni 9 Coral Gables 33-01.00. Discus: Williams, Vantae 9 Dr. Michael 96-06. Shot put: Carbon, Khadijah 12 Dr. Michael 33-10.00. 100 dash: Dyer, Lenysse 11 American HS 12.17. 200 dash: Dyer, Lenysse 11 American HS 24.78. 400 dash: Silburn, Tiffany 10 Dr. Michael 1:01.16. 100 Hurdles: Jackson, Olivian 11 American HS 15.95. 300 hurdles: Jackson, Olivian 11 American HS 47.05. 4x100 relay: American HS 'A' 48.96. 4x400 relay: American HS 'A' 9:41:39.88. 4x800 relay: Our Lady of Lourdes Academy 'A' 10:18.04. 800: Mcdowell, Javenique 9 Dr. Michael 2:25.23. 1600: Brea, Lourdes 12 Our Lady of 5:21.38. 3200: Brea, Lourdes 12 Our Lady of 11:30.08. Boys’ team results — 1) American HS 210 2) Dr. Michael Krop HS 129 3) Coral Gables HS 93 4) North Miami HS 79 5) North Miami Beach HS 38 6) Hialeah-Miami Lakes HS 31 7) Miami Beach HS 23 8) Ronald W. Reagan / Doral 17 9) Hialeah Gardens HS 12 10) Miami Senior HS 3. Boys’ individual results — High jump: Williams, Christian 12 American HS 6-08.00. Long jump: Williams, Christian 12 American HS 21-08.00. Pole vault: Sylene, Warren 11 Dr. Michael 10-06.00. Triple jump: Offor, Wisdom 12 American HS 44-01.00. Discus: Verdier, Vanderi 10 Dr. Michael 110-06. Shot put: Nicolas, Nathaniel 12 Coral Gables 43-09.50. 100: Medard, Ryan 11 North Miami 10.77. 200:Crouch, Edward 12 American HS 21.91. 400: Cogdell, Ari 11 American HS 48.45. 110 hurdles: Turner, Kevin 11 American HS 15.03. 300 hurdles: Turner, Kevin 11 American HS 39.21. 4x100: American HS 'A' 42.71. 4x800: American HS 'A' 8:29.40. 800: Hylton, Dawun 10 American HS 1:57.18. 1600: Enriquez, Tristan 12 American HS 4:39.00. 3200: Elortegui, Alexander 10 Coral Gables 10:48.50.

BOYS’ WATER POLO

District 9-3A final — Westminster Academy 10, Stoneman Douglas 9: WA: Jason Woodburn 7 goals, game-winner in overtime. SD: Alex Abanico 4 goals.

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

District 9-3A final — Westminster Academy 11, Stoneman Douglas 3: WA: Victoria Bevill 4 goals. Naomi Sanders 3 goals. SD: Melanie Lalinde goal.

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