Miami-Dade High Schools

Players get a chance to shine at the Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase

High schools roundup.
High schools roundup.

With the inaugural event having been a major success a year ago, the 2018 Orange Bowl Florida High School Football Showcase is set to go again.

This year’s event will take place on Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the campus of Nova Southeastern University in Davie.

Last year, 341 academically qualified student-athletes participated in front of 49 schools with 61 ultimately earning more than $1 million in scholarships to study and play football at NCAA Division II, III and NAIA schools. All NCAA Division II, III, and NAIA head football coaches have been invited to attend the showcase.

Last year, St. Vincent College (NCAA Division III school from Latrobe, Pennsylvania — training camp home of the Pittsburgh Steelers), awarded the most in players scholarships (nine) while Graceland College (NAIA School from Lamoni, Iowa) awarded eight.

To be eligible to participate in the Showcase, student-athletes must be graduating high school seniors who have not accepted a scholarship offer from a NCAA Division I (Football Bowl Subdivision and Football Championship Subdivision) program. In addition, they must meet the following academic qualifications:

Earn a 2.5 GPA or higher in 16 Core Courses AND earn an SAT score of 920 (math and verbal only) or higher; OR have a composite ACT Score of 18 or higher or a sum score of 68 or higher.

For information about the event and to register, visit http://community.orangebowl.org/highschoolfootballshowcase/.

BOY’S SOCCER

District 16-3A semfinal: Miami Springs 2, Mourning 1 (2 OT): Mauricio Losada scored a golden goal on a header off a corner kick from Leo Osorio in the second overtime to give Miami Springs the district playoff win and put the Hawks into the regional playoffs for the first time in 10 years.

District semifinal: Varela 2, Ferguson 1 (4-2 PKs): Varela keeper Andres Jaramillo blocked 3 penalty kicks.

District 14-1A semifinal: Miami Country Day 1, Scheck Hillel 0 (2OT): Dre Medici scored a golden goal in the second overtime off an assist by Erik Pantin to give the Spartans the win. MCD: 15-3-2.

District 16-5A semifinal: Coral Reef 4, Killian 1: Tomas Cora, Marcello Gamoneda, Alexy Stengel and Nathan Burke 1 goal each. Jonathan Gaitan 2 assists, Marcello Gamoneda 1.

District semifinal: University School 1, Coral Springs Charter 0: Liam Borbely scored the winning goal off an assist from Sebastian “Nino” Smith. US: 17-0-1.

Palmer Trinity 4, Riviera Prep 1: PT: 15-2-0. Alberto Franceschi, Robert Bistry, Andres Montana and Ezequiel Cutin 1 goal each. Nicolas Ludwig, Jonathon Ludwig and Marco Campiani 1 assist each.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

South Miami 56 Southwest 55: SM: Menendez 14, Damon 13, Cerphy 11, T. Dean 11, A. Dean 5, Flenor 2. SW: Murray 24, Pratt 13, Hernandez 5, Ramirez 5, Rodriguez 3, Aluma 3. Carbonell 2. Rebounds: Menendez 12. Assists: Dean 11. Steals: Dean 3. Blocks: Cerphy 2. Half: SM 33-22.

Jackson 67, TERRA 44: JAX: Brinson 16, Jeanty 16pts, Perez, 13, Dunn 12. TERRA: Jailwon 16

Columbus 57, Braddock 55: COL (12-10): Pace 23 , Cooper 12, Brooks 11, Perez 6, Vento 2, Vidal 2, Rodriguez 2. BRAD: Perez 20, Simon 11, Penalver 8, Castellanos 8, Valdes 4, Bensallan 2. Rebounds: Cooper 8. Assists: Perez 5. Three pointers: Pace 4, Cooper 3, Perez, Simon, Castellanos, Perez. Half: BRAD 26-23.

SLAM 93, Gulliver Prep 73: SLAM (20-1) Pacheco 20, Portier 20, Solano 13, Garcia 12, Leverrett 12, Ju. Neely 11, Jo. Neely 4. GP (15-8): Mashburn 34, Howard 15, Taylor 14, LaMonica 6, Idlett 2, Moore 2. Three pointers:: Mashburn 4, Pacheco 3, Howard 2, Garcia 2, Taylor, Solano, Leverret. Rebounds: Howard 12. Assists: LaMonica 3

Hialeah Gardens 62, Westland Hialeah 46: HG (14-6): Suarez 20, Lopez 17, Alic 15, Galezo 4, Borrell 3, Canizares 1, Duncan 1, Williams 1. WH (4-15): Sanchez 16, Sieza 10, Troupe 7, Cruz 6, Hernandez 5, Menocal 2. Rebounds: Williams 6, Suarez 6. Assists: Suarez 3. Steals: Suarez 7. Three pointers: Lopez 3.

Doral Academy 60, Belen Jesuit 34: DOR: Ayesa 23, Nuñez 18, K. Perez 8, R. Perez 8, Ford 2, Requena 1. BEL: Rodriguez 16, Dajer 5, Tinoco 5, Beceria 3, Lopez 3, Fernandez 2. Three pointers: Ayesa 5, Nuñez 2, Beceria, Dajer, Rodriguez. Half: DOR 33-14.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

SLAM 62, iMater Academy 9: Perez 9, Jailene Garcia 8, Jacqueline Garcia 8. iMATER: Williams 3, Anthony 2.

Lourdes 77, Mater Academy 50: LOU: Vazquez 19, Codispoti 19, Porras 18, Diaz 10. Assists: Porras 4. Rebounds: Vazquez 8. Steals: Porras 3, Vazquez 3.

Calvary Christian 52, Coral Springs Charter 32. CC: Julia Sieradzan 23 points.

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