High School Sports

South Florida once again has a strong presence on NFL rosters

High schools roundup.
High schools roundup.

If anyone doubted just how good the high school football talent pool is in South Florida, doubt no more.

That after the NFL recently released full information on opening-day rosters around the league and one of the most eye-catching tidbits involved player hometowns and high schools.

Miami ranked first in terms of hometowns with 24 players and Fort Lauderdale was third with 15. By far the most prolific school was St. Thomas Aquinas, which had 15 alums, twice as many as any other high school in the country. One of those St. Thomas grads is Dolphins offensive tackle Sam Young.

“That’s pretty cool,” Young said. “I think it just speaks to the quality of the school, the quality of the program. I know I was there with Coach (George) Smith not only teaching us how to be great football players but great people, great men. That list is ... it’s pretty cool. I know two guys I played with that were in my class, like Geno Atkins and Marcus Gilbert. To see that it’s grown to be that size is pretty special and fun for me. It’s a source of pride. We’re all texting it back and forth.”

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

Killian d. Palmetto 3-1 (21-25, 26-24, 25-17, 25-23): Danielle Jimeno 21 kills, 3 aces 4 digs; Kylee Jacquet 19 kills, 10 digs, 3 aces; Andrea Ruiz 36 assists, 9 digs, 2 aces.

Plantation American Heritage d. Coconut Creek 3-0 (25-4, 25-5, 25-7).

La Salle d. Mater Lakes 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-17): Mikayla Sanchez 12 kills, 8 digs; Andrea Fonte 10 kills, 4 blocks, 5 digs, 12 service points; Isabella Falero 9 kills, 11 digs, 5 service points; Veronica Escarra 13 digs, 2 aces; Natalie Zawadski 35 digs, 4 aces. LS: 8-4.

Westminster Christian d. Key West 3-0 (25-10, 25-13, 25-19): Amanda Maier 11 kills, 4 service points; Victoria Baiter 8 kills, 3 service points; Emily Matias 6 kills, 4 digs; Kika Milton 7 service points, 4 digs; Alyssa Cadavid 6 digs, 8 service points, 3 aces. WC: 11-4.

Palmer Trinity d. Miami Community Charter 3-0 (25-5, 25-3, 25-7): Sofia Santamaria 8 kills, 8 digs, 2 aces; Jessica Weber 4 kills, 1 block, 5 aces; Mackenzie Serrate 6 digs, 15 aces, 10 assists, 3 kills. PT: 10-0.

Sunset d. South Miami 3-0 (25-8, 25-10, 25-2): Andrea Romero 25 assists, 14 aces; Vanessa Moscoso 11 kills, 3 aces; Mia Febles 6 kills, 7 aces. SUN: 7-4.

Lourdes d. Ferguson 3-2 (25-21, 15-25, 18-25, 28-26, 15-13): Alex Perez 13 kills, 2 blocks; Paige Erickson 11 kills, 5 digs; Lauren Jimenez 22 digs, 6 aces. LOU: 8-2.

Killian d. Varela 3-0 (25-10, 25-23, 25-13): Kylee Jacquet 10 kills, 5 digs; Daniella Jimeno 6 kills, 5 blocks; Nicole Perez 7 kills, 3 aces; Andrea Ruiz 13 assists.

St. Brendan d. Doral 3-1 (25-11, 25-8, 23-25, 25-15): Julie Lentz 12 kills, 5 blocks; Emily Diaz 10 kills, 17 digs, 9 aces; Valentina Mayz 37 assists, 3 aces, 4 blocks; Sophie Fernandez 8 kills, 4 blocks. STB: 7-3.

Coral Springs Charter d. American Heritage Delray 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-13): Ashley Guerrero 24 assists, 6 digs, 5 service points; Adriana Bravo 10 kills, 4 digs, 15 service points; Jordan Mills 9 kills, 5 digs, 10 serves points. CSC: 13-0.

Monsignor Pace d. Edison 3-0 (25-8, 25-10, 25-11): Cecilia Rodriguez 12 service points, 6 assist, 5 aces; Kaya Fusco 8 aces, 7 digs; Kyamara Montero 9 services points, 4 digs.

Mater Academy d. Westland Hialeah 3-0 (25-3,25-7,25-5): Angeles Alderete 12 kills, 9 aces; Elaisa Villar 14 kills, 6 aces; Lily Sierra 10 kills.

GIRLS’ GOLF

Cypress Bay 177, Cardinal Gibbons 193 @ Weston Hills CC, Par 36: CB – Agatha Alesson 39, Emiliana Martinez 40, Emma Ludwig 46, Raven Holmen 52, Maria Mustafa 56; CG – Kaylee Ehret 43, Taylor Schembri 50, Jayden Boros 50, Jaclyn Schembri 50, Celeste Adams 53, Annie Wilson 56

Archbishop McCarthy 150, Carrollton 183 @ Grand Palms, Par 35: AM – Taylor Roberts 34 (medalist), Natalia Jimenez 35, Morgan Herring 40, Rileigh Baker 41; CAR – Caro Swain 43, Ceci Izquiordo 43, Nina Spillis 45, Victoria Gallinar 52, Nina Gallinar 52.

Palmer Trinity 201, Florida Christian 280 at Miccosukee Golf Course: Remi 44, Riley 50, Sydney 52, Hanna 55.

Doral Academy 153, Carrollton 181, Gulliver Prep 192 @ International Links, Melreese, Par 35: DOR – Giuliana Gomez 38, Maria Quintero 38, Alejandra Sanchez 38, Ana Carolina Ojeda 39, Camila Ariano 41, Elisa Restrepo 44; GUL – Tori Hagenlocker 39, Amanna deLeon 50, Luisa Ribadeneira 51, Sarah V. 52, Eda A. 63.

BOYS’ GOLF

Core High School Golf Invitational @ Eaglebrooke in Lakeland: Archbishop McCarthy 6th place out of 16 teams (317), North Broward Prep 8th place (319).

Palmer Trinity 182, Florida Christian 200 @ Miccosukee Golf Course: PT – Kristian Fortis 37, Mike Gomez 46, Robert Bailey 49; FC – Nicholas Prieto 43, Krishan Nanda 44, Eric Estape 47.

Riviera Prep. 170, LaSalle 210 @ Granada Golf Course, Par 35: RP – Jack Barrios 39, Juan DeAngulo 43, Alexandra Ragan 43; LAS – Peter Hellebrand 38.

GIRLS’ BOWLING

TERRA d. Southwest 2-0: TERRA Astrid Trasobares 165 high game, 448 series; Gillian Pons 131 high game. TERRA: 6-0

Palmetto d. Coral Park 7-0: CP – high ame: 164 Maria Alfaro 164 high game; Nicole Guerva 363 high series.

Gulliver Prep d. Coral Gables 7-0: GULL – High game, Kaylee Rodriguez; High Series, Rodrigue and Jessica Berman. CG – Elizabeth Sardinas 119; High Series, Elizabeth Sardinas 284.

BOYS’ BOWLING

Reagan d. Carol City 7-0 (2405-452): RR – High Game Christopher Pena 212; High series: Christopher Pena 531.

Columbus d. Killian 7-0: High Game, Liam Bascuas 220 (COL); High Series Jorge Ofila 625 (KIL). COL: 4-1.

TERRA d. Southwest 3-0: Ryan Toffoli 264, 661 series; Casey Puett 207, Dan Valero 193; SW: Erhan Melendez 200. TERRA: 6-0.

Palmetto d. Coral Park 7-0: PAL – Connor Pipho high game, 251 and high series, 701; PAL: 3-1.

Gulliver Prep d. Coral Gables 2053-2050: GUL – High Game, Mason Gebhart 200; High Series, Connor Gebhart 483; CG – Arturo Diaz-Dube, high game (184) and high series, 517. GUL: 3-1.

Belen d. Schoolhouse Prep 3-0: High scorers: Fernando de la Lama Guzman (BEL) 170; Victor Hidalgo (BEL) 167; Sebastian Ventura (SP) 135. High series: Fernando de la Lama Guzman (BEL) 458; BEL: 1-1.

GIRLS’ SWIMMING

Hialeah Gardens 130, Southridge 35: Outstanding swims: Amanda Pamies 500 freestyle, Natalie Concepcion 200 freestyle, Leidys Jimenez 100 freestyle.

BOYS’ SWIMMING

Columbus 130, Hialeah 45, Southridge 25: Outstanding swims: Ariel Echevarria 100 backstroke, Aiden Cardenas 500 freestyle, Jimmy Zeng 100 breaststroke.

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