Edison wins GMAC flag football title; Gulliver and Ransom win district lacrosse titles

Miami Herald Staff Reports
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The Edison girls’ flag football team defeated Krop 25-6 to win the GMAC title in the Gold Bracket (top four seeds).

Krop was the runner-up, and Ferguson beat Miami Central for third place.

In the finals, Edison quarterback Lonesha Howell had two touchdown runs and threw a touchdown pass to Carol Cadet, and sophomore Alexandria Harris caught a pass covering 60 yards and intercepted a pass.

Samarra Howard later sealed the win on a 45-yard touchdown run. The defense was led by Sarley Joseph and Howard with 15 flag pulls. Cadet also intercepted a pass.

The champs are: Mykyra Joseph, Alexandria Harris, Jackie Brown, Natalie Sanders, Rilya Pharr, Samarra Howard, Sarley Joseph, Kaliya Charles, Lonesha Howell, Ronisha Gibbs, Abigail Bailey, Carol Cadet, Inaru Barbon, and Wadline Bruno. The coaches are Vince Hall (head coach), Ken Simmons (offensive coordinator), Mikey Sheehan (defensive coordinator) and Terrence Fisher.

For Krop, Lindsey Weingard was 14 for 24 for 109 yards and a touchdown, had a 15-yard run and on defense made 10 flag pulls. Mai Lisa Atis caught seven passes for 65 yards and had two runs for nine yards and totaled four flag pulls.

Emmy Mills made two receptions for 16 yards and a touchdown and recorded four flag pulls. Brooke Couri caught five passes for 26 yards and made a sack. Aliona Chapel had two flag pulls and Jada Pitts one flag pull.

The Krop flag football team finished second in the GMAC Tournament.
The Krop flag football team finished second in the GMAC Tournament.

In the semifinals, top seeded Edison defeated fourth seeded Central 6-0, and second seeded Krop defeated third seeded Ferguson 14-12.

In the Silver Bracket finals, Miami High beat Jackson 26-19 in overtime.

Miami High girls’ flag football team.
Miami High girls’ flag football team.
The Miami Jackson girls’ flag football team.
The Miami Jackson girls’ flag football team.

Teams competing included American, ATM, Barbara Goleman, Braddock, Carol City, Miami Central, Coral Park, Coral Reef, Edison, Ferguson, Homestead, Jackson, JC Bermudez, Killian, Krop, Miami Beach, Miami High, Norland, North Miami, Northwestern, South Miami, Southridge, Southwest, TERRA, Varela.

MaxPreps ranked Edison second and Krop third among teams in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Western is ranked first and Pembroke Pines-Somerset fourth. Ferguson is fifth and Central seventh. Western is ranked first in the state and Edison fifth.

District tournaments are this week.

More flag football

Mater Academy 24, Chaminade-Madonna 6.

Mater Academy 7, True North 0.

Wrestling Honor

Joe Blasucci of Somerset Academy was named the Florida Dairy Farmers Boys’ Wrestling Coach of the Year, after leading his squad to the Class 1A state team title, the first in school history.

Earlier in the season, the Panthers also captured the Class 1A state dual meet championship.

Blasucci, the Florida Dairy Farmers Boys’ Wrestling 1A Coach of the Year, won the overall coaching honor over Class 2A Coach of the Year Evan Robinson of Charlotte and Class 3A Coach of the Year Victor Balmeceda of South Dade.

Lacrosse district titles

Gulliver Prep won a district title in boys’ lacrosse. The Raiders face Belen Jesuit in a region semifinal on Friday.

Gulliver Prep boys’ lacrosse team won a district title.
Gulliver Prep boys’ lacrosse team won a district title.

District Semifinal: Gulliver Prep 18, Key West 2: Ryan Noyes 7 goals; JP Cortes 85% FO wins; Lukas Stavirnides 3 takeaways, 3 groundballs.

District Semifinal: Westminster Christian 15, Ransom Everglades 5: RE: Parker Alhadeff 2 goals; Nick Denaro 1g, 2a; Jack Rivas Vasquez 1 g; Felipe Decaedenas 1 g; Eliot Sable 12 saves.

District Championship: Gulliver Prep 7, Westminster Christian 7: Christian Olazabal 3 goals, 3 groundballs; Tanner Jenkins 4 goals, 2 groundballs; Kyle Goldberg 1 goal, 3 groundballs. WC: Bryce Palmer 3 goals, 2 assists.

In girls’ lacrosse, Ransom Everglades won its sixth consecutive district title.

District Championship: Ransom Everglades 15, Key West 2: Senior Ellie Dyke 5 goals, 2 assists; Senior Rachel Bienstock 2 goals, 9 draw controls; Senior Maya Rego 1 goal, 2 assists, 5 draw controls; Senior Helaina Harris 4 saves, 2 goals allowed.

Softball no-no

Alyssa Zabala whirled a no-hitter for Doral Academy against Fort Myers-Riverdale at Bill Longshore Memorial Softball Tournament in Naples.

Bill Longshore Memorial Tournament: Doral Academy 9, Fort Myers-Riverdale 0: WP Alyssa Zabala 7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 10 K; Amanda Ramirez 2 H, 4 RBI.

Bill Longshore Memorial Tournament: Doral Academy 6, Immokalee 0: WP Lauren Breaux 6 IP, 0 R, 3 K; Ana Richiez HR; KC Machado HR.

Bill Longshore Memorial Tournament: Doral Academy 13, Tampa-Sickles 0: Sarah Breaux and Alyssa Zabala combined to pitch a shutout, striking out four. Amanda Ramirez led the offense with two hits and two RBI.

Gulliver Prep 14, Florida Christian 3: WP Ajah Mallary (7-1), CG, 7 IP, 2 H, 16 K; Andrea Delgado 3-5, 3 2B, 3 R, 3 RBI; Alyssa Jensen 3-5, R, 3 RBI; Nat Menendez 3-5, R, 2 RBI; Porter Bowen 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI; Hadley Bowen 4-5, 2 R, 3 RBI. GP (11-5).

Palmer Trinity 14, Southridge 3: WP Emme Fundora (8-5); Attie Crews 2-4, 2 RBI; Caroline Zamek 2-3, 5 RBI; Gina Pineda 1-3, 2 RBI. PT (10-5)

Baseball

Belen 15, Pines Charter 0: WP Andy Bello, CG; Gio Cueto 3-3, 4 RBI, HR, 2 2B, 3 R; Andy Gutierrez 3-3, 2B, 2 R; Lou DeGoti 2 for 3, 2 R; Ryan Bertran 2-3, 2 R, RBI; Sparky Carbajales 2-3, RBI, R; DJ Perez 1-1, 2B, 3 RBI; Carlos Iglesias 1-1, 2B, 2 RBI; Sebastian Rigueiro 1-1, RBI; Dorian González 1-1, RBI, R; Andrew Lamazares 1-2. BEL (14-6).

Braddock 8, St. Brendan 0: WP Mel Rubiera 4 IP, 3 H, BB, 3 K; Jose Hernandez 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI, BB, SB; Jean Baldoquin 2-3, 2 RBI; Adriel Benitez 2-3, R.

Doral Academy 12, Keys Gate 1: Renzo Gonzalez 2 HR, 4 RBI; Manny Marin 2-3, HR, 2 RBI; Marco Franco HR, 2 RBI; Anthony Bordone 2-3, RBI; WP Jake Gorelick 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 4ht win. DOR (18-4-1).

Doral Academy 7, Somerset Academy 0: Renzo Gonzalez 2-2, 8th HR; Marco Franco 1-3, 5th HR; Adrian Santana 1-3, 2nd HR; Anthony Bordone HR; WP Evan Demurias 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 5 K, 7th win. DOR (19-4-1).

McArthur 4, Chaminade-Madonna 0: WP Andre Guzman (4-2) CG, 7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 K; LP Austin Modics 5 IP, 4 R, 0 ER, 7 K. C-M (5-15-1), McA (7-12).

Riviera Prep 15, Somerset South 0: Marc Quarrie 4-4, HR, 3 RBI; Yohanny Vasquez 3-3, HR, 2 RBI; Nick Flowers 3-4, HR, 3B ,2B 3 RBI; Eric Fernandez 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI; Elias Baroniel CG, 4 IP, 5 K. RP (20-2).

Boys’ volleyball

Belen Jesuit d. Alonzo Tracy Mourning 25-20, 25-23, 26-24: Luis Halvorssen 6 kills, 3 blocks; Gaby Suarez 6 kills, 12 digs; Matthew Diaz 8 kills, 4 blocks. BEL (10-7).

Braddock d. SLAM 25-18, 19-25, 25-18, 26-24: John-Marcos Gonzalez 16 kills, 8 digs, 2 blocks, ace; Manuel Leon 16 kills, 11 digs, block; Nicholas Mirabal 49 assists, 2 blocks.

Southwest d. Flanagan 24-26, 15-25, 25-21, 25-21, 15-13: Flanagan Player of the Match: Bryan Povea.

Cardinal Gibbons d. Krop 25-17, 25-12.

Cardinal Gibbons d. Belen Jesuit 25-12, 25-19.

Cardinal Gibbons d. Cypress Bay 26-24, 25-21.

Cardinal Gibbons d. Lake Worth-Park Vista 25-19, 25-27, 15-8.

Southwest d. Cardinal Gibbons 25-20, 25-15.

The district champion Cardinal Gibbons girls’ track & field team.
The district champion Cardinal Gibbons girls’ track & field team.

Track & Field

District 14-2A Championships

Girls: Team: 1. Cardinal Gibbons 161; 2. Calvary Christian 92; 3. North Broward Prep 77; 4. Pine Crest 72; 5. Boca Raton-St. Andrews 70; 5. FAU High 70; 7. Pompano Beach 48; 8. Coral Springs Charter 43; 9. Stranahan 36; 10. University School 14.

100 Hurdles: 1. Akerah Jones (CG) 15.29. 100: 1. Mackenzie Osher (NBP) 11.94. 800: 1. Sydney Sinclair (CG) 2:26.18. 4x100: 1. CG (Isis Lewis, Leah Lemon, Shack Douglas, Aniyah Jones) 49.45. 400: 1. Mackenzie Osher (NBP) 54.72. 3200: 1. Eleanor Tymorek (StA) 11:56.87. Triple Jump: 1. Simone Eloi (CC) 11.34. Shot put: 1 Alexandra Bruno (CSC) 10.65. Pole vault: 1. Elaina Hamuy (PC) 2.25. Javelin: 1. Lilly McCarthy (PC) 32.47. 4x800: 1. CG (Isabelle Dugarte, Emily Baldwin, Emily Opalinski, Sydney Sinclair) 10:09.07. 200: 1. Mackenzie Osher (NBP) 24.19. 1600: 1. Eleanor Tymorek (StA) 5:09.78. 4x400: 1. FAU (Hannah Mendez, Maya Smith, Jayden Noel, Mais Atkinson) 4:04.54. Long Jump: 1. Isis Lewis (CG) 5.31. Discus: 1. Taliyah Mizell (Str) 30.07. High Jump: 1. Victoria Schrubb (StA) 1.67.

Boys: Team: 1. Calvary Christian 122.5; 2. Boca Raton-St. Andrews 108.5; 3. Stranahan 96.5; 4. Cardinal Gibbons 73; 5. Pine Crest 70; 6. North Broward Prep 64; 7. FAU High 61.5; 8. University School 58.5; 9. Pompano Beach 36.5; 10. Coral Springs Charter 7.

100 Hurdles: 1. Rocco Casale (CC) 15.57. 100: 1. Mario Bynes (Str) 10.69. 800: 1. Matthew Mule (StA) 1:56.74. 4x100: 1. UNIV (Cummings Jones, John Cannon, Ricar Hallman, Michael Stroup) 42.61. 400: 1. Damian Frias (Str) 50.68. 3200: 1. Ian Noble (StA) 10:20.08. Triple Jump: 1. Christian Dohler (NBP) 14.36. Javelin: 1. Jack Garey (CC) 55.32. Shot put: 1. Emile Aime (UNIV) 16.38. Pole vault: 1. Sam Mrky (CG) 4.35. 4x800: 1. StA (Ian Noble, Lucas Comparato, Will Romac, Matthew Mule) 8:11.76. 200: 1. Sam Mrky (CG) 21.76. 1600: 1. Matthew Mule (StA) 4:21.38. 4x400: 1. FAU (Carl Santiago, Daniel Saviano, Clyve Gassant, Lucas Shuckerow) 3:28.96. Long Jump: 1. Kennedy Sauder (CC) 6.85. Discus: 1. Emile Aime (UNIV) 49.00. High Jump: 1. Kennedy Sauder (CC) 2.10.

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Roundup compiled by Jim Varsallone

jvarsallone@miamiherald.com