Ryan Granda, Keith Stevens power Killian to Hall of Fame Classic win over Illinois Oak-Park River Forest

03/26/2014 12:00 AM

03/26/2014 12:14 AM

Killian’s Ryan Granda entered Tuesday’s Hall of Fame Classic matchup against Illinois Oak-Park River Forest with an unblemished 5-0 record.

Oak-Park River Forest experienced the same outcome of Granda’s previous five opponents as Killian cruised to a 6-1 win.

Granda threw six innings and struck out six batters to improve his record to 6-0.

Keith Stevens went 2 for 3 with a home run and a game-high three RBI. Bryan Ozuna went 2 for 2 with three stolen bases.

Killian advances to play Calusa Prep today at 10 a.m.

•  Killian 6, Illinois Oak-Park River Forest 1 (Hall of Fame Classic): WP: Ryan Granda (6-0). LP: Mike Martinez. Top performers: Keith Stevens 2-3, HR, 3 RBI. Bryan Ozuna 2-2, 3 SB. Ryan Granda 6 IP, 6 K’s. KIL 14-3. Play today at 10 a.m. Calusa Prep.
•  Brito 9, Arkansas Heritage 2: WP: Leandro Espinosa (3-0). LP: Norris. Top performers: Mauricio Amaral 1-2, BB, RBI, RS. Savian Fernandez 1-2, BB, RBI, RS. Laz Gonzalez 1-1, 2 BB, 3 RS.
•  Pembroke Pines Charter 5, Alabama Montevallo 1: WP: Danny Melgarejo (3-1), complete game, 11 K’s. Top performers: Jake Jacos 1-3, 3B, 2 RBI, 2R. Danny Rodriguez-Velez 2-4, 2B, RBI.

• Calvary Christian 4, Sagemont 3:

TRACK AND FIELD

Unorthodox jumping styles have Westminster Academy’s dynamic pole vault tandem of Karin Sastre and Jordan Mansour collecting titles while drawing looks of disbelief.

With Mansour belying the conventional one foot take off for an extremely rare two foot approach and Sastre swinging her off arm to generate speed instead of holding the pole with both arms in her run up, Mansour and Sastre were the talk of the Cardinal Gibbons Field and Relay Open on Tuesday.

Mansour, a first-year vaulter who set the school record 14-1 (No. 8 in Florida) on March 22, finished at 13-6 with no misses to win the title.

Sastre, meanwhile, didn’t need the 11-1 school record (No. 11 in Florida) she also set on March 22, settling for 10-6 to give the Lions a pole vault sweep.

“It’s kind of hard for people to grasp how Karin and I jump,’’ Mansour said. “She holds the pole in one hand and swings her other arm during the run up. I jump with a weird style. One of the other vaulters even came up to me today, talking about how I messed up because I jumped off both feet. I said “no, that’s how I jump.” I guess you have to be different if you want to be good.”

Mansour’s unlikely rise to stardom with under three months experience has been a welcome surprise for a Lions’ team expected to contend for the Class 1A state title.

Mansour said he ditched the traditional one-legged takeoff after it yielded modest results in practice and has used the rare two-feet-jump approach since.

After dividing his time between football, basketball and golf, Mansour now sees the pole vault as his ticket to a college scholarship and beyond.

“Ever since I jumped 14-1, it has been serious,” Mansour said. “I want to be at 15-6 by states, this is my goal. That should win me states. Jumping off two feet is working for me. I get more power this way than jumping off one foot. I didn’t even know I was doing it. It just became so natural.”

FABIAN LYON

Cardinal Gibbons Field and Relay Open - Girls’ results - 3,200 relay: 1. Douglas 10:08.42, 2. Archbishop McCarthy 10:17.40, 3. South Florida HEAT 10:29.68; 100: 1. Alexis Wilson (Doug) 12.25, 2. Rushing (Hall) 12.43, 3. K. Clark (Mon) 12.78; 1,600: 1. Marianne Aguilar (AM) 5:39.89, 2. Evans (SFH) 5:41.47, 3. Fungquee (Mon) 5:43.75; 400 relay: 1. Hallandale 48.25, 2. Westminster Academy 49.64, 3. Monarch 50.80; Long Jump: 1. Kimani Rushing (Hall) 17-20, 2. Perry (CG) 17-2.50, 3. Claiborne (CG) 17-1; Triple jump: 1. Kimani Rushing (Hall) 39-6, 2. Hubbard (HC) 38-10.50, 3. Lacey (Hall) 38-8; High jump: 1. Gillian Morrison (Doug) 5-8, 2. Casey (WA) 5-4, 3. Alvin (Hall) 5-2; Shot put: 1. Tanisha Hardy (Hall) 38-11.75, 2. Luke (WA) 33-3.25, 3. Enos (Doug) 33-1.25; Discus: 1. Camora Sanders (NE) 129-8, Slutsky (CB) 115-10, Simmons (Hall) 107-4; Pole vault: 1. Karin Sastre (WA) 10-6, 2. Sodergren (SFH) 9-0, 3. Wheatley (SFH) 8-6. Boys’ results - 3,200 relay: 1. Douglas 8:20.75, 2. Westminster Academy 8:21.77, 3. Archbishop McCarthy 8:38.05; 100: 1. Andrew James (WA) 10.99, 2. Q. Wilson (US) 11.27, 3. M. Young (Ccreek) 11.45; 1,600: 1. Brandon Bejarano (WA) 4:34.50, 2. D. Penaranda (PPC) 4:34.90, 3. Toussaint (BA) 4:35.30; 400 relay: 1. Hallandale 42.51, 2. Cardinal Gibbons 43.30, 3. Coconut Creek 43.51; 1,600 relay: 1. Westminster Academy 3:24.95, 2. Douglas 3:27.77, 3. Hallandale 3:30.22; Long jump: 1. Lawrence Barnes (CSC) 21-3.75, 2. Tindal (BA) 21-1.50, 3. Duncan (CCreek) 20-4.50; Triple jump: 1. Lenny Laguerre (BA) 44-10, 2. Duncan (Ccreek) 43-11, 3. Phipps (BA) 41-4.50; High jump: 1. Phillip Lee (BA) 6-4, 2. Barnes (CSC) 6-0, 3. Phipps (BA) 5-10; Shot put: 1. Zachary Mathurin (Doug) 51-5, 2. Etienne (WA) 50-1, 3. Robinson (Hall) 49-3.25; Discus: 1. Hozie Hankerson( WA) 147-8, 2. Calabro (CG) 140-0, 3. Robinson (Hall) 138-0; Pole vault: 1. Jordan Mansour (WA) 13-6, 2. Vecchi (AM) 13-6, 3. Logan (FtL) 13-6.

• Belen 195, LaSalle 62, Arch. Carroll 48, Barrington Christian 22, Mater 16, Northwest Christian 5: Daniel Mejia (B) won 110 Hurdles 15.73, won 300 Hurdles 42.19. Eric Castellanos (B) won Pole Vault 10'6. Jaime Lopez (B) won 3200 10:08.

SOFTBALL

• Archbishop Carroll 14, LaSalle 4: WP: Justine Cinalli (8-4). Top performers: Maddy Armand 2-4, 3 RBI. Naty Medina 2-3, walk, 2 RBI, 1 run. Emily Vaglio 1-3, triple, 2 runs. Jennifer Blanchard 4 walks, 3 runs, 2 stolen bases. ACC 8-4.

•  Calvary Christian 16, Pace 5: WP: C. Chang (2-7) LP: Dominguez Top Performers: Calvary- C. Chang 3-4, HR, 4RBI; T. Deibel, 3-3, 5R; Pace – Rodriguez, 3-3 2R; Calvary 6-8.

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

•  Belen d. Greater Miami 25-10 29-27 25-13: Andres Perez 14 kills, 4 blocks, 5 aces. Michael Diaz Silveira 9 kill, 5 blocks. Eduardo Cruz 6 kills, 3 blocks, 6 aces. BEL 9-3.
•  Columbus d. LaSalle 25-7, 25-12, 30-28: Nick Diaz 11 kills. Peter Cancio 9 kills. COL 6-3.

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

• Westminster Academy 9, Boca High 4: Mary Elizabeth Mahoney 4 goals. Naomi Sanders 4 goals. BH: Hayley Suizaci goal. WA 11-3. BH 7-10.

BOYS’ WATER POLO

• Boca High 14, Westminster Academy 10: BH: James Rivera 3 goals. Alex Vassallo 3 goals. WA: James Scasserra goal. WA 6-7.

BOYS’ LACROSSE

• Calvary Christian 19, Jupiter Christian 6: CC: David Salvatelli 8 goals. Dawson Allen 5 goals.

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