Coral Reef Girls Shut Out Miami Springs


Columbus, Braddock capture GMAC bowling championships


Braddock’s girls continued to win championship trophies Tuesday afternoon.

Three weeks after winning the Youth Fair title, the Bulldogs cruised to their second consecutive GMAC bowling championship at Bird Bowl.

Braddock’s girls did not drop an individual game in any of the three Baker bracket tournament matchups, sweeping Coral Reef in the final after doing the same to Miami High and American in the quarterfinals and semifinals.

Coral Reef rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the semis to oust Ferguson, and prevent a rematch of last year’s final.

On the boys’ side, Columbus edged Killian in a contest that went five games as they overcame a 2-1 deficit to win the championship.

The Explorers swept Terra 3-0 in the semifinals after winning an equally challenging contest in the quarterfinals 3-2 against Reagan.

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GMAC Girls Volleyball Tournament

Semifinals — Ferguson d. Reagan (25-17, 25-13): Alexandra Gonzalez 7 kills, 8 digs. Southwest d. Coral Reef (25-19, 25-22): Mya Thomas 10 kills. Maria Rodriguez 7 kills.

Quaterfinals — Ferguson d. Krop (25-16, 25-11): Michelle Cuervo 8 kills, 2 aces. Kasandra Lopez 5 kills, 3 aces. Coral Reef d. Carol City (25-7, 25-11): Stefany Desroches 8 aces, 4 kills. Kristin Davis 4 kills. Southwest d. Miami Beach (25-18, 25-20): Melody Hershman 4 kills, 3 blocks. Mya Thomas 6 digs. Reagan d. Sunset (20-25, 25-20, 15-13): Sara Requena 6 kills. Ivana Brull 6 kills each.

Girls Swim Wins 1st Place at GMAC

GMAC swim meet took place on Tuesday, October 11th after being postponed due to the hurricane.
Girls Team represented Coral Reef against 17 school and the Boys Team represented CRHS against 19 schools.
Girls brought back the first place trophy to CRHS once again.
Next meet: District Meet  Monday, October 17th, Ransom Everglades.

South Dade’s Castro, Coral Reef’s Chai-Onn win GMAC golf championships

South Dade’s Cole Castro made a major second half push last season to end the year as Miami-Dade County’s strongest golfer.

Castro might have taken the first step toward another strong finish by winning the GMAC boys’ individual title Thursday at the Redlands Golf and Country Club.

Castro shot an even-par 72 to secure the title, edging Columbus’ tandem of Robby De Paz (3-over 75) and Sharif Amastha (4-over 76), who finished second and third, respectively.

De Paz, a senior, originally played baseball at Columbus, but took up golf in recent years and has since become one of the best at the school.

Columbus secured the team title on the boys’ side with a final score of 305. Palmetto shot 321 as a team to finish second led by Youth Fair champion Jordan Laklak’s 76.

Coral Reef’s Abigail Chai-Onn continued her mastery of the event, winning the girls’ individual title with a 75, improving upon the 77 she shot to win the event last year.

The Barracudas finished second to Palmetto’s girls, however, who took home the team championship with an impressive performance.

Individual runner-up Alexa Rivas shot a 78 and sophomore Katie Burge finished third with an 89.

Team scores – Boys: 1. Columbus 305, 2. Palmetto 321, 3. South Dade 331, 4. Coral Reef 361, 5. Miami Beach 366; Girls: 1. Palmetto 361, Coral Reef 372, American 422.

Individual results – Boys: 1. Cole Castro (SD) 72; 2. Robby De Paz (COL) 75; 3. Sharif Amastha (COL), Jordan Laklak (PAL) 76; 5. Jake Moscoso (COL) and Joel Garcia-Lee (COL) 77; Girls: 1. Abigail Chai-Onn (CR) 75; 2. Alexa Rivas (PAL) 78; 3. Katie Burge (PAL) 89; 4. K. Jackson (AM) 92; 5. Sofia Guisasola (PAL) 93; 6. Marisa Urrutia (CG) 94.

Alford lifts Barracudas to victory

Coral Reef’s Colvin Alford helped lead the Barracudas to their first win of the season on Friday night at Tropical Park, scoring on offense and defense in a 14-7 victory over the Ferguson Falcons.

Alford led the offensive effort for Coral Reef (1-4), rushing for 148 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries and returning an interception for a touchdown in the win.

Looking to shake things up on offense after last week’s shocking loss against Braddock, Coral Reef unveiled their WildCat offense for the first time, with Alford and quarterback Keith Anderson trading snaps under center for the Barracudas.

“We wanted to get something going and it’s great to finally get that win,” Coral Reef Head Coach Joseph Petisco said. “Colvin came to me and said ‘Use me however you need to’ and that’s what I’m doing. He’s a team player.”

The new system paid dividends on the opening drive when Alford capped off the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run to give the Barracudas a 7-0 lead with five minutes left in the first quarter.

On the very first play of the second half, Alford struck again, intercepting Ferguson quarterback Cristian Martinez’s pass at the 12-yard line and rushing into the end zone to extend the Barracudas lead.

But Alford did make one critical error, fumbling deep in Coral Reef territory to set up Ferguson’s lone touchdown — a two-yard keeper by Martinez — to cut the Barracudas’ lead in half.

Despite several chances for the Falcons (1-4, 0-2 District 15-8A) to put together a game-tying drive, the Barracudas defense was able to make key stops to secure the victory.