Broward and Miami Dade high school sports results

The American Heritage-Plantation boys’ and girls’ golf teams won state titles at the FHSAA 2A State Golf Championships at Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills.

Senior Luke Clanton led the Patriots by winning the individual state title for the third time in his high school career. He is only the second golfer in Florida to win three titles in four years.

Clayton shot 3-under par (72-69–141) in the two-day competition on the El Campeon Course (par 72) to earn medalist honors. He became the eighth individual golf champion from American Heritage-Plantation, which is a state record.

Sohan Patel, Aiden Arce and Sebastian Sacristan finished 9th, 14th and 23rd, respectively, and Gabe Hegerstrom rounded out this year’s state title team.

Photo Courtesy American Heritage-Plantation Golf

This is the fourth state title for the American Heritage-Plantation boys’ golf program.

Team: 1. American Heritage (Plantation) 307-310–617; 2. Jesuit (Tampa) 318-314–632; 3. Naples 318-319–637; 4. Archbishop McCarthy 330-314–644; 5. American Heritage (Delray Beach) 337-314–651; 6. Cypress Creek (Wesley Chapel) 335-331–666; 7. Belen Jesuit 330-340–670; 8. Mosley (Lynn Haven) 333-342–675; 9. Fernandina Beach 328-348–676; 10. New Smyrna Beach 350-328–678; 11. Bishop Moore Catholic (Orlando) 341-342–683; 12 Estero 340-350–690; 13. Hernando (Brooksville) 344-352–696; 14. Suncoast (Riviera Beach) 338-360–698; 15. Gulf Breeze 355-354–709; 16. Seabreeze 367-367–734.

AH-P: 1. Luke Clanton (Sr) 72-69–141; T9. Sohan Patel (7th grader) 78-78–156; T14. Aiden Arce (Soph) 79-80–159; T23; Sebastian Sacristan (Sr) 78-83–161; T50. Gabriel Hegerstrom (Sr) 81-88–169.

The American Heritage girls’ team successfully defended its title on the Las Colinas Course (par 72), but it wasn’t easy.

Trailing by six strokes after 18 holes and then 11 shots during the final round of the two-day event, they rallied on the back nine (making some tough shots through the wind and rain) to finish ahead of Fernandina Beach by 14 strokes.

Senior Emma Parker finished with her career best score, and strong finishes from sophomores Katherine Schaefer and Alessandra Tabora and 6th grader Laura Monsalve also helped key the comeback. Senior Kelly Shanahan anchored the team, finishing fifth individually and securing the team’s state championship with her final putt.

Photo Courtesy American Heritage-Plantation Golf

This is the 10th state championship for the American Heritage-Plantation girls’ program, which is a state record, and fourth state title in the past five years.

Team: 1. American Heritage (Plantation) 324-311–635; 2. Fernandina Beach 318-331–649; 3. Archbishop McCarthy 340-336–676; 4. Seabreeze 342-335–677; 5. Cardinal Gibbons 353-347–700; 6. McKeel (Lakeland) 353-35–704; 7 Cypress Creek (Wesley Chapel) 352-365–717; 8. Gulf Breeze 358-367–725; 9. Milton 377-352–729; 10. Arnold (Panama City) 361-381–742; 11. Villages 377-371–748; 12. Lecanto 383-366–749; 13. Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville) 368-386-754; 14. St. Petersburg 388-375–763; 15. Sebring 384-393–777; 16. Lourdes 420-395–815.

AH-P: 5. Kelly Shanahan (Sr) 75-73–148; T12. Katherine Schaefer (Soph) 80-77–157; T24. Alessandra Tabora (Soph) 85-78–163; T46. Laura Monsalve (6th grader) 84-90–174; 50. Emma Parker (Sr) 93-83–176.

FHSAA Hall of Famer Brandt Moser is the director of the golf program at American Heritage-Plantation. The coaches are Mike Carlin and Linda Sibio.

1A State Golf Championships

Nicholas Prieto of Florida Christian School tied for fifth during the FHSAA 1A State Golf Championships at Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills.


He was the top Miami Dade County finisher with 71-74 (145) in the two-day competition on the El Campeon Course (par 72).

Team: 1. (Bradenton) Saint Stephens 590; 2. Lake Mary Prep 601; 3. (Winter Park) Circle Christian 608; 4. (North Palm Beach) Benjamin 611; 5. (Orlando) First Academy 614; 6. (Sarasota) Cardinal Mooney 627; 7. (Lake Butler) Windermere Prep 634; 8. (Fort Myers) Bishop Verot 635; 9. (Jacksonville) Bolles 636; 10. (Jacksonville) Episcopal 636; 11. Pine Crest 645; 12. Pensacola Catholic 651; 13. Westlake 654; 14. (Boca Raton) FAU 663; 15. (Tallahassee) Florida High 669; 16. Ransom Everglades 683.

Individual: 1. Alex Long (SS) 142; 2. Beni Long (SS) 143; 2. Leo Li (SS) 143; 4. Barry Zhang (LMP) 144; 5. Nicholas Prieto (FC) 145; 5. Luke Poulter (CC) 145; 5. Wyatt Plattner (CM) 145; 8. Mohit Balaji (FA) 146; 9. Steven Liu (LMP) 147; 9. Sumaer Dhalla (WP) 147; 11. Matthew Yamin (Miami Country Day) 148; 11. Andrew McLauchlan (Bol) 148.


Divine Savior senior outside hitter Isabella Mendoza was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America second team.

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2021 Stats: 486 kills, 6.0 kills per set, 0.393 hitting percentage; 218 digs, 2.7 digs per set; 139 service points.

Mendoza totaled more than 1,300 kills in her high school career. With volleyball prowess and a 4.40 GPA, she has verbally committed to Yale.


GIRLS: LaSalle 3, Carrollton 2: Rebecca Baldelomar 2 goals; Hanah Gonzalez 1 goal, 1 assist; Nikki Nielsen 1 assist. LaS (3-0).

GIRLS: MAST 1, Carrollton 0: Myah Cortez 1 goal. MAST (3-0-1).

GIRLS: Miami Beach 4, Hialeah Gardens 0: Abby Oppenheimer 2 goals; Victoria Badran 1 goal; Valeria Molina 1 goal; Vy Elo 1 assist; Gkp Giorgia Serafini 3rd shutout. MB (3-0).

GIRLS: St. Thomas Aquinas 2, Cypress Bay 1: Player of the Game Genesis Hernandez 1 goal, 1 assist; Gianna Reich 1 goal, 1 assist. STA (3-1).

GIRLS: True North 2, Ransom Everglades 1: Sofia Vega 1 goal; Jennifer Pena 1 goal; Cam Corwin 1 assist. TN (2-0).

BOYS: Cardinal Gibbons 1, Fort Lauderdale 0: Danny Perret-Gentile scored off an assist by Greg Priyen. Gkp Grant Rodriguez shutout, 3 saves. CG (4-0).

BOYS: Florida Christian 5, Monsignor Pace 1: Jason Rodriguez 2 goals; Nicolas Britos 1 goal, 1 assist; David Rey 1 goal; Cristian Garcia 1 goal, 2 assists; Sebastian Sarquiz 1 assist; Lucas Gutierrez 1 assist.

BOYS: Florida Christian 2, Hialeah Educational 0: Jason Rodriguez 1 goal; Nicolas Britos 1 goal; Cristian Garcia 1 assist; Esteban Castaño 1 assist; Gkp Jayson Izaguirre shutout.

BOYS: Miami Beach 3, Miami Sr. 1: Lucas Turano 2 goals; Gianluca Calabrese 1 assist. MB (4-0).

BOYS: Miami Country Day 1, Palmer Trinity 0: Enzo LaGrassa scored on an assist by Renan Custodio; Gkp Emilio Belmonte three saves, second shutout. MCD (2-0-1).


The Maccabi USA national tennis tryouts were held recently at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens.

Scott Ehrlich, who played tennis at Cooper City High School and Barry University (Miami Shores), is the Team USA Masters tennis coach. He is also the chief executive officer of the David Posnack JCC in Davie.


The Nike Rose Classic Super Jam Basketball Thanksgiving Classic is Nov. 26 and 27 at Norland Sr High School, 1193 NW 193rd St., Miami Gardens 33169.

Girls: Northeast, Flanagan, (Virginia) Word of Life Christian Academy, (Bradenton) IMG Academy, Miami Christian School, (Canada) Next Academy, (Homestead) Somerset, Lourdes, Mater Lakes Academy, (Orlando) Jones, Archbishop McCarthy, Norland. Boys: Central, Norland.

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Roundup compiled by Jim Varsallone

This story was originally published November 17, 2021 10:49 PM.

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