Miami Northwestern’s game at Belle Glade Glades Central was canceled Friday because of “unrest in the community,” officials announced.
The decision to cancel the game stems from a shooting near Glades Central that forced the school to go on lockdown during an activity Thursday night, a source told the Palm Beach Post.
“Due to unrest in the community, school police, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and the area’s superintendent have canceled tonight’s game against Northwestern,” Glades Central co-athletic director Dennis Knabb said.
According to Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office spokesman Teri Barbera, there was a shooting around 7 p.m., Thursday in the 2000 block of S. Main Street, which is less than a mile from the high school.
Barbera said the decision to forfeit the game was made by the school district, not PBSO.
“We were not involved in the decision process,” she said.
Through its Twitter account, Northwestern’s football team tweeted, “Tonight’s game vs Glades Central in Belle Glade has been canceled. Glades Central will forfeit the game due to Gang Violence in the area.”
According to Knabb, the plan is for Glades Central to receive a forfeit loss as a result of the cancellation, but details are still being finalized. The Raiders entered the week with a 3-4 record.
Ransom Everglades won both the boys’ and girls’ District 16-2A meets.
Gabriel Correa of Ransom won the boys’ event with a 16:37.50. Peter-Paul Grootens from Pace placed second with a 17:16.91 while Everett Wagner of Key West finished in third with a 17:21.58.
Daesha Rogers of Jackson High won the girls’ event in 19:25.77. Lauren Archer of Ransom placed second in 19:52.71, and Maria Madiedo of Carrollton placed third in 20:29.06.
In District 16-1A Westminster Christian stood atop the girls’ overall score, and Miami Country Day ruled on the boys’ side.
The Warriors’ girls placed the top four runners in the district meet with Dana Thomas leading the way with her first-place finish in 19:20.13. Teammates Victoria Hoppe (19:38.27), Hailey Mira (20:16.50) and Natasha Strump (20:54.57) followed in order behind Thomas.
Miami Country Day placed four runners in the top 15 en route to its victory over Doctors Charter and Westminster Christian.
Josiah McLaughlin of Doctors Charter won the individual meet in 17:18.73. Following McLaughlin were Iverson Williams of Dade Christian and Guilherme Pereira of Divine Savior.
•District 16-4A Championship– Ransom Everglades d. Gulliver 25-21, 25-23, 25-14:
Nikki Colonna 12 kills, 3 digs, block, 11 assists. Caroline Sklaver 9 kills, 2 blocks, 13 assists. Sophie Bullard 8 kills. Annie Elkin 2 aces, 3 digs, 6 points. RE 25-3.
•District 15-8A Championship – Lourdes d. Ferguson 18-25, 25-20, 25-22, 22-25, 15-10:
Michele Marenus 28 kills, 21 digs. Annie Ortiz 45 assists, 19 digs, ace, 2 blocks. Brit Bilotti 10 kills, 19 digs, 3 aces. LOU 22-4.
•District 15-4A – La Salle d. Pace 25-17, 25-17, 25-22:
Erica Stoodley 10 kills, 13 digs, 7 aces. Alex Echevarria 8 blocks, 6 kills, 8 digs. Erin McCain 5 kills, 6 digs, block. Therese Vidal 27 assists, 8 digs.
South Dade vs. Killian (Tropical), 7
Reagan vs. North Miami (N. Miami), 7
Krop vs. Hialeah (Milander), 7
Key West at Westminster Christian, 1
Zion Lutheran at Palmer Trinity, 1