By: Matt Rothman
Coral Glades High School has continued its busy schedule, highlighted by the boys basketball team competing in a pair of tournaments.
Coming in on a three-game losing streak, the Jaguars went 2-2 during the tournament with a 47-45 victory over St. Bonaventure and a 59-52 win over Fort Worth Christian.
The Jaguars fell by one point in overtime against Shadow Ridge and then by three against Lincoln High School, led by Tahir Bond in scoring.
Coral Glades, though, fell in their first two games of their next tournament, losing 51-42 against Gibbs High School and then 72-59 against Gateway Charter.
They are now 7-8 this year and will play against Coral Springs High School in their next game on January 9. The Colts are 10-3 this year but lost by 14 points in the postseason last year.
The girls basketball team continues to look for their first win and is now 0-8 following losses against Pembroke Pines Charter and Boyd H Anderson High School.
The Jaguars will also play Coral Springs High School in their next game on January 9 at 6 p.m. The Lady Colts are 7-2 this year and beat Coral Glades 76-17 in their only meeting last season.
The boys and girls teams have combined to win 12 games on the soccer field. The boys are 5-2-5 and came into their last game against Blanche Ely High School with three straight ties but picked up a 3-0 win with Jaden Llyod scoring twice. Sahar Kirchish also scored, while Jayden Hernandez had two assists and Jordan Alvarez had one. Andres Morales also recorded a shutout with five saves.
The girls’ team won against Blanche Ely High by 8-0 and improved their record to 7-3-2, with Gina Bido scoring a hat-trick and providing three assists. Aryanna Marin scored twice, while Samantha Menard, Catalyna Paz, and Sabrina Santucci also scored goals. Santucci also contributed two assists to the team’s victory.
Both soccer teams will return on January 9 against Coral Spring Charter, with the girls playing at 5 p.m. and the boys playing at 7 p.m.
Keyshawn Sinifort was the lone football player from Coral Glades to be named an Honorable Mention. In a rebuilding year under their new Head Coach, Rocco Casullo, the Jaguars had one win coming against J.P. Taravella. Laine Brainard was also an honorable mention from the boys bowling team, while Carter Brooks, Justin Laing, Brayden Peeler, James Transue, and Shannon Glynn made it from the golf team.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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