Columbus training staff receives national honor

10/09/2013 12:00 AM

09/08/2014 6:54 PM

There are more than 750 high schools in Florida, and Columbus High School is just one of two Florida schools to be named by The National Athletic Trainers’ Association as a “Safe Sports School 1st Team.”

The award recognizes the work of the Columbus training department, and their focus in sports safety and concern with the well-being of its student athletes.

“We received the award because we offer an excellent athletic training facility that is well-equipped to take care of students both physically and mentally,” head trainer Herb Baker said in a statement.

The top-of-the-line equipment includes several treatment tables, muscle stimulators, ultrasound machines, whirlpools, bicycles, treadmills, game-ready machines and portable water tanks. Columbus also offers treatments to any athletes if injured, and on many occasions those treatments resolve any costly issues the athletes might have.

“We act as the first responders here. If there is ever an injury, we are there to treat and evaluate them, often times we eliminate the student’s need to go elsewhere for expensive medical services,” Baker said.



•  Killian d. Sunset 21-25, 26-24, 25-22, 6-25, 15-10: Adriana Ortega 9 kills, 10 digs. Ashley Reid 11 kills, 15 digs. Jackie Machado 26 assists, 11digs. KIL 9-7.
•  Hialeah-Miami Lakes d. American 25-8, 25-11, 26-24: Olivia Napoles 10 kills, 14 digs. Fatima Madlum 23 assists, 21 points, 14 aces. Jessy Marquez 8 kills, 15 digs. Shantall Suarez 9 kills. HML 7-5.
•  Doctors Charter d. Dade Christian 25-17, 25-21, 25-13: Allison Yao 6 aces, 25 assists, 2 kills. Brittany Magloire 10 kills, 13 blocks. Kathryn Dorney 8 aces, 3 kills. DC 10-4.
•  La Salle d. Mater Lakes 25-22, 19-25, 26-24, 25-18: Erica Stoodley 19 kills, 17 digs, block. Erin McCain 8 kills, 9 digs, 2 aces. Alex Echevarria 8 kills, block, 6 digs. Therese Vidal 25 assists, 9 digs. LS 12-6.
•  MAST d. Edison 25-18, 25-12, 25-11: Christina Soto 13 kills, 15 assists, 6 aces, block. Mia Boloix 8 kills, assist, 3 aces, block. Haley Zidik 5 kills,11 assists, 5 aces. Carolina Almirola kill , 2 assists, 7 digs. MAST 9-6.
•  Carrollton d. Coral Shores 16-25, 25-11, 25-17, 19-25, 15-9: Manuela Fernandez 44 digs, 7 aces. Maria Hornbacher 16 kills. Adrianna Rovirosa 12 kills. Alexandra Hasner 37 assists.
•  Ransom Everglades d. Florida Christian 25-23, 25-13, 25-17: Sophie Bullard 12 kills, 6 digs. Nikki Colonna 3 kills, 3 blocks, 18 assists. Cristina Ortiz 5 kills. Sydney Bent 3 kills, 2 blocks.
•  Coral Gables d. South Miami 25-16, 25-12, 25-19: Karina Williams 6 kills, 6 assists, 2 aces. Lorraine Cruz 3 kills, 4 digs. Kamila Garcia 4 assists, 5 aces. CG 4-9.

Gulliver d. Keys Gate 25-7, 25-7, 25-8: Cat Arnholt 7 aces, 3 kills, 7 assists, 3digs. Vero Balli 9 aces, kill, 2 digs. Caro Mengotti 3 aces, 3 kills, block, 4 digs. GUL 9-7.


Ransom Everglades competed for the second year in a row at the Honda Classic High School Invitational at PGA National Resort and Spa on September 20 and 21.

The field at the invitational was comprised of the top teams in the state. The Raiders finished fifth overall, ahead of six other teams, with Carolina Garrett leading the way. Garrett shot a total148 (74-74) giving her a fourth-place finish in a field of 59 players.

The Raiders also participated in the Crutchfield-Hawkins Invitational in Sebring, where they placed fifth. They were only eight strokes from second place. Garrett scored a 74, putting her in a tie for third place.


•  Palmer Trinity 156, Ransom Everglades 167, Riviera Prep (INC): Daniel Abdelnour (PT) 38, Jackson Fox (PT) 38, Jack Sumagalli (PT) 39, Joon Kim (RE) 39, Ian Shapiro (RP) 39.


•  Keys Gate 134, Miami Country Day 129: Mateo Robles, Marco Juarez, Alejandro Coto and Audley Hamilton (KG) won the 200 Free & Medley Relays. Juarez (KG) won the 200 IM & 100 Breast. Robles (KG) won the 500 Free & 100 Back. KG 6-1.
•  South Dade 106, Killian 62: For SD: Al Mercado won the 200 Free. Javelin Watson won the 50 Free. John Worthley won the 200 IM. SD 4-1.


•  South Dade 93, Killian 71: For SD: Elizabeth Martino won the 50 Free. Carole Martino won the 100 Back. SD 4-1.
•  Keys Gate 104, Miami Country Day 125: Megan Wells (KG) won the 100 Back. Erika Smith (KG) won the 200 IM. KG 4-1.


•  Southwest d. South Miami 5-2: High Game: Tristan Coll (SW) 220. K. Garcia (SM) 210. High Series: Alec Sanchez (SW) 528. SW 9-0.
•  TERRA d. Palmetto 3-0: High Game: Kevin Morrissey (TER) 218. Giancarlo Caro (TER) 209. Chris Bacallao (TER) 189. Eric Mence (PAL) 145. High Series: Morrissey (TER) 578.
•  South Dade d. Coral Reef 7-0: High Game: Jonathan Stadmire (CR) 218. High Series: Jon Hall (SD) 556. SD Total Pins: 2478. CP Total Pins: 2317.
•  American d. Hialeah-Miami Lakes 5-2: High Game: Orlando Perez (AM) 179. William Zepka (HML) 144. High Series: Perez (AM) 458. AM 3-4.
•  Ferguson d. Braddock 7-0: High Game: Richard Pinero (FER) 235. Jorge Herrera (FER) 219. High Series: Pinero (FER) 660. FER 9-1.
•  Coral Park d. Sunset 5-2: High Game: Giovanni Andres (CP) 188. High Series: Andres (CP) 470. CP 5-2.


Southwest d. South Miami 7-0: High Game: Catalina Portillo (SM )143. Anacarla Sanchez (SW) 138. High Series: Portillo (SM ) 425. Sanchez (SW) 389.

•  TERRA d. Palmetto 3-0: High Game: Kristi Perlberg (TER) 190. Tori Burstein (TER) 177. Samantha Boellard (TER) 155. Andrea Keeler (PAL) 146. High Series: Perlberg (TER) 501. Keeler (PAL) 359.
•  South Dade d. Coral Reef 4-3: High Game: Kristin Smith (SD) 173. High Series: Leia Schwartz (CR) 441. SD Total Pins: 1727. CR Total Pins: 1766.
•  American d. Hialeah-Miami Lakes 7-0: High Game: Briana Futch (AM) 179. Nicole Rios (HML) 145. High Series: Futch (AM) 463. AM 4-2.

Coral Park d. Sunset: High Game: Solo at Alvarado (CP) 139. Sabrina Perez (SUN) 139. High Series: Caroline Agreda (SUN) 340. CP 2-1

•  Ferguson d. Braddock 7-0: High Game: Angela Chapman (FER) 191. High Series: Chapman (FER) 446. FER 9-1.



American vs. Jackson (Earhart), 3

Booker T. Washington vs. Jackson (Earhart), 3

Hialeah-Miami Lakes vs. Jackson (Earhart), 3

Homestead vs. Jackson (Earhart), 3

Carol City vs. Krop (Ives Estates), 3:30

Hialeah Gardens vs. Krop (Ives Estates), 3

Hialeah-Miami Lakes vs. Krop (Ives Estates), 3

Miami High vs. Krop (Ives Estates), 3

Mourning vs. Krop (Ives Estates), 3

Norland vs. Krop (Ives Estates), 3

Ronald Reagan vs. Krop (Ives Estates), 3


Southwest vs. South Miami (Tropical), 7


Coral Gables vs. South Miami (Granada), 2:30

Killian vs. Miami Springs (Miami Springs CC), 3:30

Mourning vs. Miami Springs (Miami Springs CC), 3:30


Chaminade-Madonna vs. Doral Academy (Tamiami), 4

Ronald Reagan vs. Mourning (FIU North), 3:15

Hialeah vs. MAST (MAST), 3:30

Braddock vs. Coral Reef (MDCC-South), 3:30

Killian vs. Varela (MDCC-South), 8


Sagemont vs. Hialeah Educational Academy (Bucky Dent), 3:30

Norland vs. Krop (Home), 3:30

Doral Academy vs. Northwestern (NW), 5

Coral Shores vs. Keys Gate (Keys Gate), 5

Goleman at Westland Hialeah, 5

Jackson at TERRA, 5

Mater Academy Charter at Homestead, 5

Hialeah vs. Mourning (Mourning), 5:30

Sunset vs. Miami Palmetto (Palmetto), 7:15

Varela vs. Coral Reef (CR), 7:15

Killian vs. South Dade (SD), 7:15

Gulliver Prep at Westminster, 7:30


Coral Gables vs. South Miami (Granada), 3

Coral Reef vs. Miami Palmetto (Palmetto), 3


American vs. Jackson (Earhart), 2:30

Booker T. Washington vs. Jackson (Earhart), 2:30

Hialeah-Miami Lakes vs. Jackson (Earhart), 2:30

Homestead vs. Jackson (Earhart), 2:30

Carol City vs. Krop (Ives Estates), 3:30

Hialeah Gardens vs. Krop (Ives Estates), 3:30

Hialeah-Miami Lakes vs. Krop (Ives Estates), 3:30

Miami High vs. Krop (Ives Estates), 3:30

Mourning vs. Krop (Ives Estates), 3:30

Norland vs. Krop (Ives Estates), 3:30

Westland Hialeah vs. Krop (Ives Estates), 3:30


Chaminade-Madonna vs. Doral Academy (Tamiami), 4

Killian vs. Varela (Dade Kendall), 8

Coral Reef vs. Braddock (Tamiami), 3:30

Hialeah vs. MAST (MAST), 3:30

Ronald Reagan vs. Mourning (FIU North), 3:15

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