High School Sports

McCarthy a big challenge to Heritage for golf title

Florida’s best high school girls’ golfers have gathered in in Central Florida to tee off Tuesday in the first round of the state championships in Classes 3A, 2A and 1A.

The 3A tournament will be played at the Deer Island Golf & Lake Club in Tavares, and the 2A and 1A tournaments will be held at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in the-Hills — the 2A tournament on the Las Colinas course and the 1A tournament on the El Campeon course.

The strongest team from South Florida in 2A appeared to be Plantation American Heritage — at least until last week’s regional.

Heritage is the defending state champion but received a wake-up call at the regional when the Patriots lost to Archbishop McCarthy, 303 to 311, at the Lago Mar Country Club.

Players from McCarthy and American Heritage will be able to keep good track of each other in Tuesday’s first round as they will be paired up in the first five foursomes.

McCarthy’s starters are Michelle Rodriguez, Brook Benedetto, Georgette Garcia, Katya Barahona and Christen Simons. Heritage’s starters are Alejandra Merchan, Lorena De Antonio, Casey Weindenfeld, Sunny Li and Andreina Merchan.

Tee-off time is 8:15 a.m. with Wednesday’s second and final round starting at the same time.


The Coral Springs Charter girls’ and boys’ bowling teams won the District 15 championship at Sawgrass Lanes.

Defending state champion Krystina Nealon bowled a score of 553 to win individual district championship. She led Coral Glades to a second-place finish. Teammate Katie Soldano finished with a 542 for second-place honors.

Hollywood Christian’s Lauren Pemderton (507) and Archbishop McCarthy’s Maria Alejandra Chavez (491) also were state qualifiers.

Pablo Cerda led the Panthers with a three-game set score of 700. Noah Hunter finished as district runner-up, scoring 650 for Taravella.

Coral Springs’ Dylan Sucher (636) and Nathan Samuel (645) also were state qualifiers.

The qualifiers will travel to Orlando’s Boardwalk Bowling Center for the state tournament on Nov.5 and 6.



▪ Coral Gables 3, Coral Park 2: Marianna Babboni goal, 2 assists. Brianna De La Osa goal, assist. Nelly Sagarra goal. CG 1-0.

▪ Cypress Bay 8, South Broward 0: Mary Matamoros 2 goals. Samantha Bornstein 2 goals. Maria Munoz 2 assists. CB 1-0.

▪ Pine Crest 5, Kings Academy 0: Autum Clark 2 goals. Eva Styredes 2 goals. Mariana Giraldo goal. PC 1-0.


▪ Preseason—Mourning 5, Miami High 0: Yoni Sonis goal. Allan Petrash goal. Leeroy Villanueva PK goal. Juan Jose Bustos goal. Juan Henao goal. David Lozano assist. ATM 1-0.

▪ Ferguson Preseason Tourney—American 1, Braddock 0: Samir Lopez (AME) goal.

▪ Ferguson Preseason Tourney— Reagan 2, Ferguson 2: Holman Rios (FER) goal. Juan Orrego (FER) goal. Owen Green (RR) goal. Pablo Bello (RR) goal.

▪ Preseason—University School 2, Coral Shores 0: Valerie Weinbrum goal. Camilla Cardenas goal.


▪ Late Friday, District 12-3A, Region 4— TERRA 478, Mater Academy 443, Mourning 300, Hialeah American 235, Goleman 111, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 42: 100 fly: 1. Julia Talamo (TER) 1:02.08, 2. Omaira German (AER) 1:02.26, 3. Ana Kondratovitch (MA) 1:03.26. 200 free: 2. Julia Talamo. 200 free relay: 1. Terra Institute 1:49.33 (Julia Talamo, Sofia Rodriguez, Catarina Vale, Cristina Vale), 2. Mater 1:54.36, 3. Hialeah American 1:56.34. 100 breast: 1. Delanie Perez (BG) 1:11.95, 2. Cristina Vale (TER) 1:18.02, 3. Dayme Delgado (MA) 1:22.45. 400 free: 1. Mater 3:51.24 (Nataly Jimenez, Loana Nardoni, Liz Travieso, Vanessa Mesa), 2. Terra Institute 4:07.30, 3. Mourning 4:28.85.


▪ Late Friday,District 12-3A, Region 4— Belen 455, TERRA 382, Mater Academy 322—50 free: 1. Antonio Perez (HML) 22.46, 2. Daniel Simpson (BEL) 23.35, 3. Brian Nguyen (TER) 24.04. 100 free: 1. Christian Fowler (BEL) 52.46, 2. Brian Nguyen (TER) 54.12, 3. Maurizio Pascual (TER) 54.45. 400 free relay: 1. Mater 3:20.79 (Jordan Colon, Alfredo Mesa, Jose Llanio, Julio Horrego), 2. Belen 3:21.17, 3. Terra 3:41.24.



Region 4-8A quarterfinal: Southwest at Coral Reef, 7

Region 4-8A quarterfinal: Killian at Ferguson, 7

Region 4-8A quarterfinal: Flanagan at Miami Beach, 7

Region 4-8A quarterfinal: Hialeah Gardens at West Broward, 7

Region 3-8A quarterfinal: Coral Springs at Cypress Bay, 7

Region 3-8A quarterfinal: Western at Douglas, 7

Region 4-6A quarterfinal: Miami Springs at TERRA, 7

Region 4-6A quarterfinal: Doral at Mourning, 7

Region 4-6A quarterfinal: Okeechobee at Pines Charter, 7

Region 4-4A quarterfinal: La Salle at Ransom, 7

Region 4-4A quarterfinal: Gulliver at Monsignor Pace, 7

Region 4-4A quarterfinal: Boca St. Andrews at Pine Crest, 7

Region 4-4A quarterfinal: Calvary Christian at Boca Pope John Paul II, 7

Region 4-2A quarterfinal: Colonial Christian at Divine Savior, 7

Region 4-2A quarterfinal: Boca Grandview Prep at Sheridan Hills Christian, 7

Region 4-2A quarterfinal: Riviera Prep at Island Christian, 7

Region 4-2A quarterfinal: Hollywood Christian at Boca Raton Christian, 7


State championships at Howey-in-the-Hills


District 12-4A at Tradewinds Park – Girls: 4; Boys: 4:45


District 12-1A at Ransom Everglades: 4


District 16 at AMF Pembroke Pines: 8 a.m.

District 17 at Bird Bowl: 8 a.m.


Miami High vs. Miami Beach (MB), 3:30

Miami Springs vs. Homestead (HOM), 3:30

Sunset vs. Coral Reef (CR), 3:30

Lourdes vs. Ronald Reagan (Ronald Reagan), 3:30

Westland Hialeah vs. TERRA (TERRA), 3:30

Braddock vs. South Miami (SM), 3:30

Southridge vs. Ferguson (FER), 3:30

Miami Palmetto vs. Killian (Ron Eahman), 3:30

South Dade vs. Varela (VAR), 3:30

Mater Academy Charter vs. Goleman (GOL), 3:30

Jackson vs. Northwestern (NW), 3:30

Edison vs. Ransom Everglades (Ransom Everglades), 4:00

Dade Christian vs. Hillel (Hillel), 4:00

Marathon vs. Carrollton (CARR), 4:00

Riviera Prep vs. Westwood Christian (WCS), 4:00

Westminster Christian vs. Gulliver Prep (GP), 4:00

Somerset Charter (Homestead) vs. Keys Gate (Keys Gate), 4:00

Hebrew Academy vs. Monsignor Pace (Pace), 3:30

Chaminade-Madonna vs. Doral Academy (DA), 6:00

South Plantation vs. Cardinal Gibbons (Cardinal Gibbons), 5:00

Fort Lauderdale vs. Coconut Creek (Coconut Creek), 5:00

Cooper City vs. Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach), 5:00

Monarch vs. Coral Glades (Coral Glades), 5:00

Coral Springs vs. Douglas (Douglas), 5:00

Everglades vs. Western (Western), 4:00

McArthur vs. Flanagan (Flanagan), 4:00

Hollywood Hills vs. Plantation (Plantation), 4:00

West Boca Raton vs. Taravella (Taravella), 4:00

Chaminade-Madonna vs. Doral Academy (DA), 6:00