High School Sports

Booker T.’s Richardson wins Player of Year; plus results roundup

Booker T. Washington’s Daniel Richardson has led Miami-Dade County in passing twice in his high school career.

And he still has two more seasons to go.

On Friday morning, Richardson was recognized for his efforts by winning the fourth annual South Florida Player of the Year Award presented by Warren Henry Auto Group and Tournament of Champions, Inc.

Richardson, the starting quarterback for the Tornadoes, was chosen among the three finalists that also included the Miami Northwestern duo of junior quarterback Tutu Atwell and senior running back Kai Henry.

The event was attended by Miami Heat great Alonzo Mourning and former Miami Dolphin Terry Kirby and served as a prelude to the 23rd annual Miami-Dade North-South All-Star game which took place Friday night at Miami Southridge High.

“This means so much and I really feel like this award is for the community and everybody that has supported me these past two years,” Richardson said. “The next two years are going to be amazing.”

Richardson joined former winners – Dalvin Cook (Central – 2013), Hilton Joseph (North Miami – 2014) and Jawon Hamilton (South Dade – 2015).

Atwell and Henry each played key roles leading Northwestern to its first district championship since 2009 and advancing to the Class 6A regional semifinals before losing to eventual state champion Carol City.

To recognize the Bulls’ turnaround season, the group also awarded its first-ever Coach of the Year Award to Northwestern coach Max Edwards.

Richardson led the county in every major passing statistic for the second consecutive season.

Richardson completed 181 of 316 passes for 2,443 yards, 33 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, leading Booker T. to the Class 4A state semifinals before losing to eventual state champion Cocoa.

As a freshman, Richardson completed 201 of 325 passes for 2,765 yards and an identical 33 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions and guided the Tornadoes to what was then their fourth consecutive state title.

“I learned so much over the past two years from our coaches and going to camps,” Richardson said. “It has been a great honor to learn from them and to win this award.”

DOLPHINS VISIT

Six former Miami Dolphins paid a visit to Archbishop McCarthy’s football team during its annual banquet this past Monday in Sunrise.

The group consisting of Lousaka Polite, Lorenzo Hampton, James McKnight, Trent Gamble, Don Brown and Jeff Faulkner spoke to the team about the virtues of sacrifice, hard work and faith as it relates to football and success.

This highlighted an evening of traditional awards presentations and reflections on the past year during which the Mavericks went 11-1 and won their second consecutive Gold Coast Conference title.

“We really enjoyed the opportunity to share our experiences and ideas with the Maverick football family,” Hampton said. “I hope that we were able to make a connection with the kids and provide them with some sound advice on how they can achieve their dreams.”

The event ended with the Mavericks presenting coach Byron Walker with an award, signed by all of the players and coaches, recognizing him as one of only six football coaches in Florida history to eclipse 300 victories.

“It was great having all these professional players come out and speak with our kids about the important attributes that are essential for success in the classroom, on the field and throughout life,” Walker said.

“I wouldn’t have had this success without the great kids, assistant coaches and support from some many administrators over the years.”

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

▪ Ronald Reagan 54, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 38: RR (5-4): Sweet 14, Fernandez 10, Prince 10, Marvil 6, Cortes 3, Basso 3, Perez 2, Burgos 2, Lobo 2, Gomez 2. HML: Hahaway 15, Philys 8, Cuenta 5, Carabello 3, Cole 3, Sarranza 2, Rondon 2.

▪ Miami Christian 70, Norland 61: MC (8-0): Alvarez 13, Camacho 8, Rivera 6, Diaz 6, Rosario 15, Haase 9, Hernandez 13. Nor (6-3): K.Rolle 15, Griffin 8, Brown 10, Raye 1, O.Rolle 6, Spenkuch 2, Laidler 4, Jones 9, Wilkerson 4, Henderson 2. Half: MC 41-22.

▪ Columbus 75, Coral Park 39: Cbus (7-4): Vidal 10, Gomez 10, Rodriguez 9, Cooper 8, Brooks 8, Mata 7, Figueredo 6, Vento 6, Valdez 5, Davis 5, Lezcano 2. CP: Jara 8, Morejon 8, Fiore 6, Sanchez 4, Davila 3, Marlin 2, Hernandez 2. Half: Cbus 44-16.

▪ Monsignor Pace 72, Doctors Charter 44: Pace(4-3): Rodriguez 25, Shaw 13, Frazier 6, Stridiron 4, Cowins 4, Paula 4, Smart 3, Iser 3, Pereda 3, Dubon 3, Carter 2, Gernier 2. DC: Jordan 16, Kevin 11, Aaron 5, Jonathan 4, Kyle 4, Efren 4. Half: Pace 53-21.

▪ Miami High 68, Mater Lakes 61: MHS (7-1): Garcia 9, Mera 24, Reyes 4, Francisco 23, Davila 2, Shannon 6. ML (4-2): Largie 20, Cota 3, Morales 23, Cysnerez 11, Alzamora 2, Cuevas 2. Half: ML 35-34.

▪ American 74, Goleman 43: Amer (8-2): Narvaez 11, Diaz 3, Harris 17, Vilchez 8, Hall 8, Graham 3, St Louis 14, Howard 10. Gol: Marin 3, Mitchell 3, Olayon 7, Batista 2, Perez 11, Guido 11, Aguelles 2, Rocco 4.

▪ South Miami 57, Coral Gables 43: SM: Dawson 16, Arnold 13, Tyler 3, Ferguson 2, Glover 7, Lopez 4, Wright 5. CG: Blet 9, Morley 5, Guerrero 2, Huebrur 2, Alfonso 17, Brown 2, Walker 2. Half: SM 22-17.

▪ Westminster Christian 64, Keys Gate 32: WC (4-4): J.Wright 2, B.Wright 5, Montalvo 5, Schaefer 2, Verdeja 5, Brigham 10, Lopez 5, Hernandez 7, McCormick 6, Norris 4.

▪ Archbishop McCarthy 72, Somerset-Miramar 41: McC (5-2): Enriquez 2, Avila 11, J.Taylor 22, Jones 10, Jameau 11, Cucalon 6, Volmar 5, Smith 2, Nesselt 3.Som: Anthony 5, Ricardo 21, Marise 7, caled 2, Austin 4, Kamari 2. Half: McC 41-14.

▪ American 64, Hialeah Gardens 54: Am (8-2): Narvaez 18, Harris 21, Diaz 5, Vilchez 12, Howard 6, Noel 4. Half: AM 36-34.

▪ Florida Christian 64, SLAM 60: FC (6-1): Rocha 4, Sosa 4, Valdes 16, Pericles 3, Keller 15, Square 22. SLAM (4-4): Brooks 20, Garcia 17, Potier 11, Handley 3, Garfrard 7, Herena 2. Half: SLAM 35-23.

▪ Miramar 74, West Broward 53: WB: C. Bailey 1, Bager 10, Sone 6, Airs 10, Major 3, Wilson 8, Murphens 6, Shuyler 5, N. Bailey 4. Mir (7-2): Cesar 5, Rolle 27, Miller 18, Spence 4, Moore 10, Hercule 10. Half: Mir 34-24.

▪ Miami Springs 61, Dr. Krop 58: MS (4-3): Lavernia 16, Posada 13, Castro 13, Martin 10, Chestnut 6. Half: Krop 35-30.

▪ Palmer Trinity 67, Brito 59: PT (6-1): Waldman 25, Bess 11, Diaz 10. Brito: Ipman 24, Pagoda 18. Half: PT 37-29.

▪ Miami Christian 86, Westwood Christian 60. MC (7-0): Alvarez 12, Camacho 15, Rivera 6, Rosario 6, Oquendo 6, Haase 29, Hernandez 12. WC (8-2): Molina 2, Dowuona 13, Beautelus 2, Farradas 23, Shorter 7, Mejias 2, Gutian 5, Ametepe 6. Half: MC 40-37.

▪ Kreul Classic, Coral Springs — Palmetto 65, American Heritage 53: Palm: Rodriguez 20, Hamburger 19, Martinez 9, Shinhoster 5, Dobbs 4, Starks 4, Castellano 3, Ajabshir 1. AH: LaMont 17, McBean 10, Spencer 7, Backer 7, Grant 5, Slaton 4, Factor 3. Half: Palm 36-26.

▪ Battle at the Blue Dungeon at Gulliver — Miami Christian 70, Norland 61: MC: Rosario 15, Alvarez 13, Hernandez 13, Hasse 9, Camacho 8, Rivera 6, Diaz 6. Nor: K.Rolle 15, Brown 10, Jones 9, Griffin 8, O.Rolle 6, Ladier 4, Wilkerson 4, Henderson 2, Spenkuch 2, Raye 1.

▪ Battle at the Blue Dungeon at Gulliver — Gulliver 81, WPB Cardinal Newman 79: CN: Barnes 22, Fitzgerald 13, Hayes 12, Igwilo 10, Golson, Steele 5, Iscoe 5, Vincent 3, Onuama 2. Gul: Sanders 24, Mashburn 19, Robinson 18, Taylor 13, Silberman 5, Perry 2.

▪ Palmer Trinity Holiday Tournament — Schoolhouse Prep 75, Latin Builders Association Academy 30: SHP: Reyes 14, Synvrit 13, Hernandez 11, Perez 10, Baker 7, Hislop 6, Otano 5, Walker 5. LBAA: Quero 7, Arcila 6, Soto 6, Williams 6, Gomez 5.

▪ Palmer Trinity Holiday Tournament — IMG 51, Schoolhouse Prep 46: IMG: Pastor 18, Guyenelli 10, Prestamo 8, Stem 7, Farue 5, McCauley 4, Barnett 2, Aung 2. SHP: Synvrit 13, Perez 12, Reyes 10, Pierre 6, Walker 3, Hernandez 2.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

▪ Archbishop Curley 55, Riviera Prep 27: Cur: Wiggins 16, Duncan 6, Forbes 14, St. Ma 2, Saunders 14, Matthieu 3. Riv: Aivelo 6, Demoya 6, Ported 2, Agudo 2, Vasconce 6, Carmenantes 5.

▪ Miami Country Day 79, Dillard 43: MCD (10-0): Lewis 23, Marshall 15, Alvarez 10, Jackson 11, Berry 14, Taylor 4, Shaw 2. Dil: Christie 9, Davis 5, Howell 2, Johnson 2, Grier 2, Emmanuel 16, White 7. Half: MCD 52-20

▪ Southridge 44, Coral Reef 42: SR (5-1):Dean 12, Bedgood 3, Damon , Figueroa 4, Quinones 11, Damon 9, Deguerre-Jean 1, Gonzalez 3. C.R.: Perez 6, Houston 8, Friuman 4, Cannady 9, Louis 10, Hernandes 3, Lipson 2. Half: 18-27.

▪ Booker T. Washington 66, Monsignor Pace 52: BTW: Harris 7, Nelson 2, Durant 18, Pierre-Louis 12, Godwin 8, Burgess 19. Pace: Whitfield 4, Troup-Bishop 19, Pratt 15, Domond 4, Cumbermack 8, Cayon 2. Half: MP- 32-22.

▪ Norland 40, Archbishop McCarthy 27: McC: McCray 8, Berrocales 8, Grimaldo 3, Soto 3, Shinn 2. Nor: Williams 19, Pressley 8, Seide 4, Jackson 4, Bailey 3, Rotan 2.

BOYS’ SOCCER

▪ Coral Gables 1, Miami High 0: Samir Elmir goal; Daniel Rodriguez shutout.

▪ Calvary Christian 2, Somerset 0: Jake Palmar and Deven Gonzalez goal each; John Leserra shutout.

▪ Miami Country Day 2, Boca Christian 2: Dre Medici 2 goals. MCD 6-4-3.

▪ Monarch 1, Boca Spanish River 1: Davi Da Cruz goal. Mon 10-2-2.

▪ LaSalle 1, Ransom Everglades 1: Felipe Baptista (LaS) goal. LaS 8-1-4.

▪ Miami Beach 6, Killian 0: Josue Aguilar 2 goals; Cristian Bonilla, Alfredo Astaburuaga, Luis Munoz and Marc Amores goal each. Gabriel Suarez 7th shutout. MB 13-0.

▪ Belen 8, Sunset 0: Ethan Naos 2 goals; Sebastian Restrepo, Carlos Vela, Fran CastaÃtos, Juan Pereira, Andres Taquechel and Alain Bonvecchio goal each, Bel 11-3.

GIRLS’ SOCCER

▪ LaSalle 3, Ransom Everglades 0: Karina Santin 3 goals; Miah Bermudez shutout. LaS 11-2-2.

▪ Palmetto 3, Ferguson 0: Sydney Denkert, Sophia Bainger and Alexandra Brand goal each; Mary Franceschi 7th shutout.

▪ Coral Reef 4, South Dade 0: Tianna Rivera 2 goals; Bianca Mandrini and Rayquel Berry goal each; Montana Ligman SO. CR 14-0.

▪ Florida Christian 4, Monsignor Pace 1: Megan Rodriguez 4 goals. FC 4-2-1.

▪ Mourning 4, Miami Jackson 0: Chiara Calcagno 3 goals; Ali Wax goal. Mour 7-6-1.

▪ Southwest 6, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 0: Andrea Rojas and Daniela Valdez 2 goals each; Fairuts Avila 7th shutout. SW 9-6-1.

▪ Mater Academy 8, Miami Central 0: Amanda Diaz 4 goals; Cristina Lopez 2 goals; Karla Vargas and Sofia Torreno goal each. Mat 12-4-1.

▪ MAST 7, Somerset 1: Daniella Clavijo 3 goals; Lia Shaw and Karin Pomares goal each. MAST 9-4.

▪ St. Thomas Aquinas 8, Gulliver 0: Bella Dorsey 4 goals; Chloe O'Neill 3 goals; Julia Grosso goal; Kailey Homoky SO. STA 11-0-1.

▪ American 8, Hialeah 0: Evelyn Roque 3 goals; Nicole Barrera and Mariana Usma 2 goals each; Denise Mendoza goal; Denise Mendoza SO. Amer 7-5.

▪ Westminster Academy 8, Sheridan Hills 0: Randi Moore, Camryn Pagliaro and Shannon Scott 2 goals each; Christiana Hewlett and Jaylah Sterling goal each. WA 9-1-1.

▪ Coral Gables 9, Miami High 1: Bri De La Osa and Amy Ransom 2 goals each; Ceci Rodriguez, Julia Lancaster and Amanda Rose Cabrera goal each. CG 9-3-2.

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