Broward High Schools

Cross-country meet full of drama as teams compete in Fort Lauderdale City Championships

Bragging rights will be on the line as 10 Fort Lauderdale-based, cross-country teams vie for the Fort Lauderdale City Championships at Mills Pond Park on Thursday.

St. Thomas Aquinas is the prohibitive favorite to sweep the boys’ and girls’ championships, while Pine Crest and Westminster Academy figures to battle for the runner-up spots on both sides.

The biggest drama, however, surrounds the girls’ race, in which Pine Crest’s Julia Montgomery, the reigning Class 2A state champion, faces St. Thomas Aquinas’ Alexa Cruz, a state runner-up in 4A last season.

What could come down to a stride-for-stride finish should help settle the debate — at least until Montgomery and Cruz meet again — over which sophomore star runner reigns as the best in Broward.

Montgomery owns a 17:52 personal-best while Cruz, who led the Raiders to its first state title, ran 18:09 last season.



Donna Klein 37, Hillel NMB 50, Hebrew Academy 58, Somerset Academy 71: Andrea Martinez (SAG) 27:33. Shania Hodgson (SA) 28:09. Mikaela Mesch (DK) 28:20.



Hillel NMB 60, Sagemont 63, Somerset Academy 78, Donna Klein 80

: Daniel Moundeb (HIL) 20:40. Rickey Caldwell (SA) 20:42. Asier Sebastian (SAG) 20:56.


The host Cardinal Gibbons girls’ volleyball team defeated Archbishop McCarthy during a nail-biting overtime set, 25-14, 18-25, 24-26, 25-16 16-14.

The Chiefs’ Ali Jacobs led her team with 11 kills, 16 service points, six aces, seven digs and two blocks.

Katie McInnis led the Mavericks, registering six points, 10 kills, six blocks and 27 assists.

Ventina Caidedo assisted with 15 points, two aces and 26 digs, and Brooke Wilder with five points, 10 kills and 14 digs.

With the win, Cardinal Gibbons improved to 9-2.

The Chiefs will next host the Hallandale Chargers at 4:30 p.m. Monday.


St. Thomas d. Pines Charter 25-9, 25-12, 25-16:

Courtney White 6 kills 5 blocks. Brooke Bauer 5 kills, 3 digs, 1 block, 3 points.

STA 5-0


American Heritage d. Hallandale 25-7, 25-11, 25-10:

Katie Johnson 12 aces, 14 assists, 2 kills. Lu Grinspan 7 kills, 9 aces, 3 digs. Laura Perez 4 kills, 4 aces, 6 digs. AH 3-2.


Coral Springs Charter d. University 25-15, 19-25, 25-19, 25-17:

Sarah Seldomridge 2 aces, 8 kills, 4 blocks. Susana Rowen 2 aces, 12 assists. Priscilla Haase 21 assists, 22 digs. Morgan Haynes 22 digs. Hanna Seldomridge 3 blocks. CSC 3-3 (1-2 district).

Western d. Nova 25-11, 25-8, 25-11: Amanda Medlock 14 kills, 3aces, 15 digs. Melissa Taylor 32 assists. Taylor Calder 10 kills, 3 aces, 8 digs. WES 4-0 (2-0 district).


The St Thomas Aquinas Raiders defeated the Cardinal Gibbons Chiefs 151-162 at Jacaranda East Country Club.

The Raiders were led by Mathew Galluzzo, who finished with an even-par 35, followed by teammates Tray Moody (38), Harrison Doyle (39) and James Greco (39).

The Chiefs were led by Sam Madson, who shot a 33, followed by David Keene (40), Tony Teraneo (43) and Harrison Porter (46).

The Raiders improved their record to 3-2.


American Heritage 307 d. Cypress Bay 322 (at Weston Hills Country Club):

Mourin 73, Coll 76, Strafaci 76, Gregor 82 (AH). Arrazola 77, Cachon 80, Kent 81, Rheingold 84 (CB).



Gulliver Prep d. Riviera Prep, Coral Shores: 200 Medley

: Corina Scheuren (GP). 100 free: Tori Rios (GP). 200 IM: Corina Scheuren (GP). 100 fly: Namilla Sanchez (GP).


Pembrooke Charter d. Northeast, Boyd Anderson:

200 Medley: Maya Hirian (PC). 100 free: Osianna McReed (NE). 200 IM: Melissa Gonzalez (PC). 100 fly: Justrina Villarta (PC).



Gulliver Prep d. Riviera Prep, Coral Shores: 200 Medley:

Nick Trubetskoy (GP). 100 free: Ricky Hermida (GP). 200 IM: Ricky Hermida (GP) 100 fly: Sean Arrington (GP).


Pembrooke Charter d. Northeast, Boyd Anderson:

200 Medley: Juan Lucas (PC). 100 free: Alexander Viloria (PC). 200 IM: Juan Lucas (PC). 100 fly: Blake Kelly (PC).



Columbus vs. American Heritage , 7

Boyd Anderson vs. Flanagan (Flanagan), 7

Cooper City vs. Cardinal Gibbons (Gibbons), 7

Chaminade-Madonna vs. Gulliver Prep , 4

Coconut Creek vs. Nova (Nova), 7

Coral Glades vs. Fort Lauderdale (Dillard), 7

Coral Springs Charter vs. John Carroll (Coral Glades), 7

University School vs. Cypress Bay (Cypress), 7

Hollywood Hills vs. Everglades (Everglades), 7

South Broward at Hallandale, 7

Plantation vs. Miramar (Miramar), 7

Western vs. Monarch (Deerfield Beach), 7

North Broward Prep vs. Bishop Verot (Verot), 7

Pompano Beach at Pine Crest, 7

Saint Andrews vs. Calvary Christian (Calvary Christian), 7

Belen Jesuit vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (PPC), 7

Piper vs. West Broward (Cooper City), 7


Cooper City vs. Plantation (Plantation Preserve), 3

Stranahan vs. Plantation (Plantation Preserve), 3

West Broward vs. Coral Glades (Coral Springs CC), 3

Cypress Bay vs. Western (Bonaventure), 3

St. Thomas vs. Douglas (Parkland), 3

Northeast vs. Pompano Beach (Pompano Municipal), 3

Pembroke Pines Charter vs. Pompano Beach (Pompano Municipal), 3

Nova vs. South Plantation (Plantation Preserve), 3


Taravella vs. Cypress Bay (Home), 4:30

Coral Springs vs. Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach), 6

Fort Lauderdale vs. Dillard (Dillard), 4:30

Coral Glades vs. Douglas (Home), 4:30

McArthur vs. Flanagan (Flanagan), 4:30

Coconut Creek vs. Northeast (Northeast), 4:30

South Plantation vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (Pembroke Pines Charter), 4:30

Nova vs. Plantation (Plantation), 6

Hollywood Hills vs. South Broward (South Broward), 4:30

Pompano Beach vs. Western (Western), 4:30

Northwest Christian vs. Hollywood Christian (Hollywood Christian), 5:30

Sagemont vs. Dade Christian (Dade Christian), 6:30

Miramar vs. Everglades (Everglades), 4:30

Chaminade-Madonna vs. Somerset Academy (Somerset Academy), 5:30


Cooper City vs. Plantation (Plantation Preserve), 3

West Broward vs. Coral Glades (Coral Springs CC), 3

Western vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale CC), 3

Cardinal Gibbons vs. Pompano Beach (Pompano Municipal), 3


Fort Lauderdale City Championship (Mills Pond Park) 4:30



Champagnat at Archbishop McCarthy, 7

St. Edwards vs. Coral Springs Christian (Mullins), 7

St. Thomas Aquinas vs. John Curtis (Superdome), 8

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