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McCarthy girls take third in golf, boys advance to bowling final

A round-up of the results of fall sports for archdiocesan high schools

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MIAMI | The following is a round-up of the results of the fall sports season for archdiocesan Catholic high schools. The information is taken from the website of the Florida High School Athletic Association.

 

GOLF

Archbishop McCarthy’s girls took third with a two-day 656 in the Class 2A girls state golf championships. The Mavericks posted back-to-back 328s to finish 27 shots behind Plantation American Heritage.

In the individual race, Cardinal Gibbons’ Kaylee Ehret tied for 11th with a two-day 156. Archbishop McCarthy’s Isabella Bailly was 1 shot back.

Archbishop McCarthy’s boys took fifth with a two-day 651, while Belen Jesuit tied for ninth 10th with 660. The Mavericks posted 328 and 323 to finish 54 shots behind winner Ponte Vedra. Archbishop McCarthy’s Brett White shot a two-day 154 to tie for 11th. Sebastian Barcia led Belen with a 35th best 162.

In the Class 3A boys, St. Thomas Aquinas finished 12th with a two-day 667. Ben Weins led the Raiders by tying for 53rd with 164. St. Thomas’ Erin Marcelino competed as an individual medalist, finishing 42nd with a two-day 164.

 

VOLLEYBALL

St. Thomas Aquinas lost to state finalist Mater Academy Charter 20-25, 29-27, 25-21, 21-25, 15-12 in the Region 4-6A semifinals. The Raiders beat Winter Haven 25-22, 25-6, 25-14 in the region quarterfinals after finishing runner-up to Mater Academy Charter in District 16-6A.

Archbishop McCarthy lost to state finalist Jensen Beach 25-21, 24-26, 25-22, 22-25, 15-13 in the Region 4-5A semifinals. The Mavericks won District 16, then beat Okeechobee 25-19, 25-12, 25-19 in the region quarterfinals.

Three archdiocesan teams advanced out of district tournaments into the Region 4-4A tournament. Cardinal Gibbons reached its first state final since 2015, facing Bishop Kenny. Read more about the Chiefs in this separate story.

St. Brendan, which reached the state semifinals last year, lost to Cardinal Gibbons in the Region 4 final. The Sabres won District 16, earning a bye, then beat Immaculata La Salle 25-16, 25-13, 18-25, 25-15. Immaculata-La Salle advanced to the regionals by winning District 15, then beat Gulliver Prep 25-12, 25-21, 25-11 to advance beyond the first round for the first time in school history.

In Class 3A, Chaminade-Madonna reached the Region 4 semifinals for the first time since 2017, falling 25-8, 25-17, 25-17 to Divine Savior Academy. The Lions won District 13, then beat Hialeah Educational Academy 25-14, 25-22, 25-11 in the region quarterfinals.

 

FOOTBALL

Defending Class 8A champion Columbus opted out, playing only a limited number of games. However, the Explorers are 4-0. St. Brendan, in their third year of existence, also opted out of the playoffs but has built a 6-1 season.

Defending Class 7A champion St. Thomas Aquinas received a bye into the region quarterfinals, playing Lehigh.

In Class 6A, Archbishop McCarthy received a bye to the second play-in round, facing Miami Central. However, the Mavericks had to forfeit due to COVID-19. Belen Jesuit lost in a Nov. 13 play-in game 38-0 to Plant City Dunbar.

Defending Class 4A champion Cardinal Gibbons advanced to a Region 4 semifinal clash against Miami Gulliver Prep. Cardinal Gibbons beat Clewiston 37-7 in the region quarterfinals. Msgr. Edward Pace lost to Gulliver Prep 43-13 in the region quarterfinals.

Defending Class 3A champion Chaminade-Madonna advanced to a Region 4 final clash against Calvary Christian. The Lions beat Somerset Academy 52-0.

The regional semifinals begin Nov. 20, followed by the state semifinals Dec. 4. State championship games are set for Dec. 11 and 12.

 

SWIMMING

St. Thomas Aquinas’ girls took 12th in the Class 3A swimming and diving competition Nov. 6, 2020 in Stuart. St. Thomas' Kaitlyn Ross took third in the girls 1-meter diving with 404.85 points. Teammate Julianne McCranie took fifth in the 100-yard butterfly in 57.03 seconds.

In Class 3A boys, St. Thomas Aquinas’ boys finished 14th with 61 points, while Belen Jesuit finished tied for 22nd. St. Thomas’ Lance Lesage finished second in the 100 backstroke in 48.80 and third in the 50-yard freestyle in 21.00 seconds. Jack Faulkner took seventh in the 100 backstroke in 53.94.

In the Class 2A girls, Cardinal Gibbons took 15th with 36 points. The Chiefs took ninth in the 200 medley relay in 1:55.15.

In the Class 2A boys, Immaculata La Salle was 39th with eight points, led by Pablo Lopez Franco’s 11th-best 54.63 in the 100 backstroke. Cardinal Gibbons finished tied for 42nd with five points behind Marcus Szabo’s 12th-best 54.57 in the 100 butterfly; followed by Msgr. Pace in 44th with four points off Juan Camilo Rivero’s 13th-best 54.58 in the 100 butterfly.

 

BOWLING

Archbishop McCarthy’s boys advanced to the state bowling tournament. In the Baker Bracket, the Mavericks lost to Apopka 621-495, then fell in the consolation bracket to Merritt Island 982-895.

In the individual competition, Joshua Alonso finished 27th with a four-game score of 862 and did not advance to the individual finals.

Archbishop McCarthy’s girls finished 24th in team qualifying.

 

CROSS COUNTRY

Among other archdiocesan schools at the state cross country meet at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, Our Lady of Lourdes finished 12th in the Class 4A girls team race with 276 points. The Lions were led by Paola Elise Garcia’s 52nd-best 20:37.4. St. Thomas Aquinas’ Lindsey Duffner finished 43rd in the individual race in 20:20.6.

In Class 4A boys, Martin Goodwin of St. Thomas Aquinas finished 40th in 16:54.2.

St. Brendan’s Emma Hencock had the area’s best girls finish, taking sixth in the Class 2A individual race in 19:15.4. Hencock finished the first mile in eighth, then picked up a spot in the second mile, then another at the finish line.

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