High School Sports

Miami Christian, Braddock take Youth Fair bowling titles

The Miami Christian boys and Braddock girls teams celebrate their Youth Fair bowling championships at Bird Bowl on Friday.
The Miami Christian boys and Braddock girls teams celebrate their Youth Fair bowling championships at Bird Bowl on Friday. Courtesy photo

Braddock and Ferguson dueled all of last season for the top spot among Miami-Dade County girls’ bowling teams.

The neighborhood rivals were at it again Friday at Bird Bowl.

Braddock gained the upper hand in the end defeating Ferguson in the Baker bracket round to win the Youth Fair tournament championship.

Braddock defeated Ferguson 3-2 after beating Coral Reef in the semifinals 3-1. Ferguson beat TERRA to move into the finals.

The Bulldogs won the GMAC and district titles last season after Ferguson prevailed in the Youth Fair tournament.

Ferguson did walk away with one trophy as Angela Chapman bowled a 555 high series to win the individual title, edging Braddock’s Patricia Velasco (518).

On the boys’ side, Miami Christian had little trouble securing a repeat championship.

Cody Stevens led the Victors, who defeated Ferguson’s boys, and also won the boys’ title with a high series 715. Igar Rodriguez finished second with a series of 654.

Jorge Herrera led Ferguson’s boys with a 609 series to finish third.

Miami Christian beat Killian 3-1 in the semifinals as Ferguson topped TERRA 3-1 for the final matchup.


▪ Baker bracket championship – Boys final: Miami Christian d. Ferguson; Girls final: Braddock d. Ferguson.

▪ Boys individual results: 1. Cody Stevens (MiCh) 715; 2. Igar Rodriguez (MiCh) 654; 3. Jorge Herrera (Ferg) 609; 4. Joseph Crusan (Kil) 603; 5. Eric Garcia (Brad) 584; 6. Liam Reloba (MiCh) 581; 7. Josue Mena (Ferg) 561; 8. Riain Festge (Mourn) 559; 9. Marek Bochnik (Ter) 559; 10. Jorge Orfila (Kil) 539.

▪ Girls individual results: 1. Angela Chapman (Ferg) 555; 2. Patricia Velasco (Brad) 518; 3. Veronica Junco (Ter) 503; 4. Amanda Grullon (CR) 493; 5. Vanessa Perez (Ferg) 473; 6. Kassandra Buell (Ferg) 456; 7. Katrina Hernandez (Brad) 432; 8. Laura Martinez (Ferg) 421; 9. Kaitlyn Guise (Krop) 411; 10. Cassandra Zuria (CR) and Jade Groover (Pal) 404.


▪ Cardinal Gibbons 42, Coconut Creek 8: Nik Scalzo tossed three touchdown passes as the visiting Cheifs remained unbeaten at 5-0 by running away with a District 16-5A victory Thursday night.

The Chiefs (5-0, 2-0 in district) held a 35-0 lead at halfime. Scalzo, a sophomore, opened the scoring on an 8-yard pass to Daniel LaRose. Tavontae Davis caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Scalzo to make it 14-0 heading into the second.

▪ Friday’s scores: Chaminade-Madonna 45, Somerset-Homestead 0; South Miami 26, Westland Hialeah 0.

▪ Saturday’s schedule: Varela at Braddock, 10 a.m.; Everglades Prep at Westminster Christian, noon; Plantation at Everglades, noon; North Miami at Hialeah Gardens, 2; Mourning v. Miami Springs (NMiami), 4; Reagan at Goleman, 4; Jackson at Hallandale, 7.

▪ Thursday’s scores: Cardinal Gibbons 42, Coconut Creek 8; Deerfield Beach 61, Taravella 0; Columbus d. Coral Park - forfeit; Edison 49, HML 18; North Miami Beach 43, Hialeah 14; Ransom Everglades 34, Miami Country Day 8; Palmetto 43, Homestead 0; American 19, Dr. Krop 13; Belen Jesuit 31, Southwest 27;


▪ Miami Beach d. Hialeah 25-9, 26-24, 25-12: Jessica Ramos 9 kills; Omer Ramati 6 aces, 6 kills; Amanda Garcia 12, 8 aces. MB 10-2.