By: Matt Rothman
With the fall season ending, the local high school football teams played again while the swim teams competed in the postseason.
Coral Springs High School fell to 4-5 following their 48-0 loss against Monarch High School. The Colts will play J.P. Taravella in the Mayor’s Cup for their final season game on Friday, November 3, at 7 p.m. The Trojans had a bye this week and are 1-8 this year after losing to CSHS in 2022.
Coral Glades lost to Western School and headed into their final game of the regular season with a record of 1-8. They will play Marjory Stoneman Douglas on Friday, November 3, at 7 p.m..
Coral Springs Charter lost 34-8 against Sebastian River in their opening playoff game. They are now 3-6 and will still have one more game, playing against Tradition Prep in a consolation game. The Pirates are 4-4 this year but lost 61-22 against Paxton School For Advanced Studies.
The J.P. Taravella boys swim team finished with 353 points, with their 400-yard freestyle team taking first place with Jayden Davis, Miles Green, Mekhi Dawkins, and Zane Samms. That same team finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle while David Arana, Jayden Samms, Zac Bricher, and Joshua DeSuza placed sixth in the 200-yard medley relay.
Miles Green had the top individual result, placing second in the 50-yard freestyle, while Jaydin Davis, Zane Samms, Dawkins, and Jayden Samms all qualified in multiple events. Zac Bricher and Joshua De Souza also placed, while Arana will be an alternate in the 100-yard backstroke.
The girls team had 263 points, with Carolina Gonzalez, Giani Francis, Tawannah McLemore, and Rwani Ceballos winning first in the 200-yard freestyle and placing second in the 200-yard medley relay. Morgan Thomas, Victoria Sosa, Marianna Sanchez, and Joslyn Brown also qualified for regionals after finishing fourth in the 400 freestyle.
McLemore also shined individually, winning the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke, while Francis won the 100-yard butterfly. She will head to regionals individually along with Ceballos, Thomas, Gonzalez, Mariana Sanchez, Joslyn Brown, and Francis. Sanchez will also be an alternate in the 200-yard freestyle.
The Coral Glades boys team finished in seventh place with 109 points, led by a pair of relay teams. Vinicius Camargo, Arthur Meneghin, Samuel Laua Caudro, and Mekhi Dawkins finished fifth in the 200-yard freestyle. At the same time, Matthew Fuess, Kaseem Petion, Kenneth Rathray, and Ethan Person came in fifth in the 400-yard freestyle. Individually, Persian qualified for regionals in the 100-yard freestyle, placing third, while Fuess came in eighth in the 50-yard freestyle. The girls team finished in sixth place with 109 points, while Caroline Wesley swam well for Coral Springs High School, with Regionals set for November 4.
Coral Springs Charter had 13 swimmers compete in Regionals, with Brian Hamilton, Anthony Palumbo, Jorge Aguila, John Albornoz, and Sebastian Rincon-Villegas from the boys team. At the same time, Mariana Montes, Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, Addison Palumbo, Emma Baker, Sam Springer, Claire O’Connor and Grace Weeks swam for the girls.
- 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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