TEAM OF THE WEEK
Pepperdine signee Nikki Lyons had 24 kills, Brook Bauer added 14 kills, and Providence signee Kara Mason had eight kills and 17 digs to lead the St. Thomas Aquinas girls’ volleyball team (28-4) over Winter Springs for the Class 7A state title — the third volleyball title in school history.
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK
Tsion Yared, Pine Crest, girls’ cross-country: The seventh-grade standout won the Class 2A state title (18:18), and 2013 state champion Julia Montgomery finished eighth to propel the Panthers to a runner-up finish at the state finals.
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Joel Lacy, Calvary Christian, boys’ cross-country: Lacy rallied from third place with a half mile left to win the Class 2A state title in 15:48.
Ayanna Armstead, Cardinal Gibbons, girls’ basketball: Armstead had a career-high 29 points to lead the Chiefs over Douglas 70-47.
Ryan Stanley, Flanagan, football: Stanley passed for 257 yards and three touchdowns and scored on a 7-yard run to lead the Falcons (11-0) in a 49-28 scoring fest over Coral Springs 49-28.
Marquice Flowers, Plantation, football: Flowers rushed for 191 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Colonels (8-3) over American 34-13 in the Class 7A regional quarterfinals.
Alexa Cruz, St. Thomas Aquinas, girls’ cross-country: Cruz led a 3-5-12 finish with Margaret Schloss and Brianna Rischar to help the Raiders finish second at the Class 4A state finals.
Massi Gamble, Calvary Christian, football: Gamble rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns to help Calvary Christian (11-0) beat Coral Springs Charter 31-20 for the Southeast Conference title.
Michael Kennedy, Pine Crest, boys’ cross-country: Kennedy finished ninth at the Class 2A state finals, propelling the Panthers to a school-best, second-place finish.
Tyler Huntley, Hallandale, football: Huntley threw for 188 yards and four touchdowns to lead Hallandale (11-0) over Miami Northwestern 47-20 in the Region 4-6A quarterfinals, the Chargers’ first playoff win since 2008.