High School Sports

Rogers, Berryhill prevail at GMAC cross-country championships

Daesha Rogers is shown last season while conpeting for Miami Northwestern.
Daesha Rogers is shown last season while conpeting for Miami Northwestern. Miami Herald staff

Daesha Rogers has been progressively putting herself back among South Florida’s cross-country elite.

Rogers, a junior who transferred to North Miami before the season, secured one of her bigger wins of the season Friday when she ran a time of 19:45.67 to win the individual girls’ title of the GMAC cross-country championships at Larry and Penny Thompson Park.

Rogers finished nearly a minute ahead of former Northwestern teammate Shiree Hinds, who came in second with a time of 20:38.01.

Ferguson continued to dominate on the team side by winning that trophy after scoring 32 points. The Falcons were led by Jazmyn Martinez, who placed third in 20:41.12.

Coral Reef and its star runner Carlin Berryhill dominated on the boys’ side once again.

Berryhill added another championship to his growing collection by winning the individual title with a time of 16:44.20. The Barracudas edged Columbus by 12 points to win the boys’ team title.

▪ Boys’ team results: 1. Coral Reef 36; 2. Columbus 48; 3. Ferguson 53; 4. Homestead 168; 5. Coral Gables 206. Boys’ individuals: 1. Carlin Berryhill (CR) 16:44.20; 2. Leonardo Rodriguez (Ferg) 16:49.43; 3. Guillermo Rojas (Ferg) 16:55.24; 4. Carlos Aguerri (Col) 17:01.75; 5. Cameron Berryhill (CR) 17:04.08; 6. Derwin Moultrie (CR) 17:08.83; 7. Jamir Ferguson (Amer) 17:11.44; 8. Humberto Freire (Col) 17:11.81; 9. Alec Cuevas (Col) 17:13.92; 10. Hunter Dobbs (CR) 17:17.59; 11. Adrian Crespi (Ferg) 17:18.68; 12. Daniel Areces (Col) 17:26.45; 13. Javier Arriaga (Ferg) 17:36.11; 14. Austin Redondo (CR) 17:39.12; 15. Andy Del Valle (Col) 17:44.06.

▪ Girls’ team results: 1. Ferguson 32; 2. Northwestern 51; 3. Coral Reef 69; 4. Terra 147; 5. MAST 201. Girls’ individuals: 1. Daesha Rogers (NM) 19:45.67; 2. Shiree Hinds (NW) 20:38.01; 3. Jazmyn Martinez (Ferg) 20:41.12; 4. Megan Moussa (TER) 20:47.10; 5. Javenique McDowell (NM) 20:47.50; 6. Gabriela Crespi (Ferg) 21:04.61; 7. Rachael Osman (CR) 21:06.80; 8. Kaylee Alfaro (Ferg) 21:19.15; 9. Erika Cantin (CR) 21:23.79; 10. Tenka Stringer (Kil) 21:29.14; 11. Melissa Melchor (Ferg) 21:30.20; 12. Natalia Cabanas (HG) 21:34.38; 13. Ayoola Gbolade (NW) 21:39.59; 14. Antravia Snow (NW) 21:40.21; 15. Briana Vergara (CR) 21:41.50.


Flanagan had two members of its football team selected to the 2016 Under Armour All-American game held January 2 in Orlando.

Linebacker Devin Bush, Jr. and wide receiver Dredrick Snelson were each presented their game jerseys for the event at a ceremony Friday morning at the school. In addition, Flanagan coach Devin Bush, Sr. was picked to coach in the game.

On Monday, St. Thomas Aquinas receiver Sam Bruce and defensive lineman Nick Bosa will be presented their jerseys. Gulliver’s Dionte Mullins and Hallandale’s Josh Hammon have also been selected to the game.

▪ Boyd Anderson 39, Boynton Beach 6: After going 0-10 last season, the Cobras are headed to the playoffs as District 15-6A championship after beating the defending champion Tigers on Friday night.

Quarterback Avery Thorton tossed four touchdowns and passed for 295 yards to pace the Cobras (7-1, 2-0). After a scoreless first, Tahjon McKinney caught a 10-yard scoring pass from Thorton. BA would score 19 points in the second thanks to a 55-yard interception return from Nicholas Shaw and a 74-yard touchdown pass from Thorton to McKinney —they hooked up for three scores. Rashawd Williams closed BA’s scoring with a 3-yard touchown run.

Boynton Beach drops to 4-3 and 1-1 in the district and will face Dillard in two weeks with the winner likely going the playoffs as the district runners-up. The Panthers beat Northeast 47-0 on Friday.

▪ McArthur 26, Hollywood Hills 7: Quarterback Kenny Stanley threw three touchdowns in the first half and McArthur’s defense forced six turnovers in a rout over the rival Spartans. The win puts the Mustangs —winless last season — in prime playoff contention with only a game against Nova remaining. West Broward and Cooper City are also 3-1 in the district with the Mustangs holding a tie-breaker over the Cowboys but not West Broward.

Despite the wet conditions, Stanley was effective as McArthur (6-1, 3-1 in 15-7A) jumped out to a 6-0 lead on an 8-yard touchdown pass to Dominick Watt.

Hollywood Hills (2-5, 0-3) trailed 12-0 but cut into its deficit when Donavan Henderson Jr. scored the Spartans’ only touchdown as he capped a six-play, 79-yard drive with an 11-yard scoring run with 3:49 remaining in the half.


▪ Pine Crest 33, West Palm King's Academy 7: The visiting Panthers (6-2) took a 13-0 lead at halftime then scored 13 more in the third quarter to ease past the Lions and win their fifth straight.

Eddie Hauser got the Panthers going with a pair of field goals in the first then Noah Dearman scored from the 8 in the second. In the third, Jordan Schulefand and David Tescher hooked up for a 79-yard touchdown with Dearman scoring again, this time from the 5. Pine Crest’s scoring was concluded when Schulefand scored from 26 yards out.

▪ Postponed: The District 12-8A game between Everglades (3-4, 1-2) and host Flanagan (5-1, 3-1) will now be played Monday at 5 p.m. because of heavy rains. Southwest and Coral Reef were also postponed with that game moving to Traz Powell Stadium at 10 a.m. Saturday.

▪ Other Miami-Dade scores: Champagnat Catholic 12, Glades Day 7; Admiral Farragut 56, Everglades Prep 12; Dade Christian 13, Village Academy 7.

▪ Other Broward scores: Cooper City 13, Nova 2; Dillard 47, Northeast 0; Ely 7, Coconut Creek 0; South Plantation 39, Cypress Bay 32; Deerfield Beach 44, Douglas 21; Calvary Christian 35, Westminster Academy 14; West Broward 22, South Broward 18; Plantation 42, Western 21; Archbishop McCarthy 56, Key West 36; North Broward 27, St. Andrews 7; Coral Glades 23, Inlet Grove 7; Glades Central 41, University School 38; Clewison 54, Somerset-Pines 0; Monarch 29, Coral Springs 20; Boca Raton Christian 22, International School Broward 14.

▪ Thursday’s scores: Booker T. Washington 45, Gulliver 20; Killian 32, South Dade 29; Mater 29, Miami Springs 27; Doral 21, Goleman 14; Columbus 42, Miami Beach 13; Dr. Krop 33, Hialeah Gardens 21; Ronald Reagan 42, Westland Hialeah 0; Sunset 52, Mourning 0.


Southridge’s Symone Mason was named the 2015 USATF-Florida Association’s Female Athlete of the Year. Mason was the sole Floridian on Team USA at the IAAF World Youth Track and Field Championship in Cali, Colombia. Mason finished eighth in the 400 with a time of 53.55.

Mason qualified for the USA's World Youth Team in the 400 after besting a time of 52.80 to win the USA World Youth track and field championship. In addition, she has also run the 100 meters in 11.65 and the 200 meters in 23.37.


Cardinal Gibbons advanced to the gold bracket playoff of the Smoothie King Invitational at Ransom Everglades with victories over Wellington, Naples and the host Raiders on Friday. The tournament, with teams from througout South Florida, continues Saturday.

▪ Cardinal Gibbons d. Wellington 25-18, 25-23: Sarah Martin 14 assists; Macie Evans 13 points.

▪ Cardinal Gibbons d. Naples 25-16, 25-7: Kassie Akouri 10 assists; Kara Otten 3 kills.

▪ Cardinal Gibbons d. Ransom Everglades 25-23, 25-20: Daniella Molinari 7 kills; Bailey Pearlman 6 kills. CG 18-5.

▪ Florida Christian d. Archbishop Carroll 25-8, 25-8, 25-18: Epi Watkins 10 points; Nicole Fontela 13 digs; Katerina Rey 7 points. FC 17-6.

▪ Varela d. Miami High 25-12, 25-14, 25-21: Claudia Campero 13 kills; Fabiola Plaza 26 assists; Tiffany Bolaños 11 kills. Var 16-5.


▪ Coral Reef 117, Killian 33: Andres (CR) 200 IM; Keegan (Kil) 100 free; Ronald (CR) 100 breast.


▪ Coral Reef 118, Killian 39: Sidney (CR) 500 free; Sasha (CR) 100 back.


▪ Taravella 3, Coral Glades 0: Vinnie Fodera (Tara) 210; Joey Watynski (Tara) 207; Zach Conrad (Tara) 205; Xavier Tourrella (CGl) 180. Tara 11-0, CGl 5-6.

▪ Coral Springs Charter 3, St. Thomas Aquinas 0: Ryan Hernandez (CSC) 268; Jacob Austin (CSC) 234; Joey Galang (CSC) 233; Will Kline (CSC) 202; Roman Costa (STA) 171. CSC 9-2, STA 1-10.

▪ Archbishop McCarthy 2, Highlands Christian 1: Jonathan Cunningham (HiC) 168; Juan Martin Abreu-Melon (McC) 167; Marc Orozco (McC) 156; Daniel Novick (HiC) 156; David Campano (McC) 154. McC 3-9, HiC 2-6.

▪ Coral Springs 2, Douglas 1: Austin Raynor (Doug) 268; Austin Albarado (CS) 254; Chip Mountcastle (CS) 248; Nathan Samuels (CS) 233; Cody Riback (Doug) 213; Shawn Chouniard (CS) 210. CS 9-3, Doug 4-8.


▪ Coral Springs Charter 3, Taravella 0: Crystal Singh (CSC) 268; Harmony Romano (CSC) 192; Julia Galang (CSC) 186; Larkin Kramer (CSC) 181; Alanna Thompson (Tara) 174; Mikayla Vanvoorhis (Tara) 152. CSC 12-0. Tara 8-4.

▪ Douglas 2, Archbishop McCarthy 1: Ariel Contento (Doug) 174; Alejandra Chavez (McC) 144; Lauren Faulds (Doug) 138; Neilah Richardson (McC) 131. Doug 5-7, McC 8-4.