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IOC THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1988 M SL Jit. s:; B oca Raton captures Area IX Knights head I..: By JANET GRAHAM Palm Beach Post Staff Writer c.l : BOCA RATON - Trailing the College of Boca Raton 1-0 at half-vi ime, South Carolina-Spartanburg's t. soccer team was feeling pretty in-,"X timidated. Then one of the players yelled out, "Who do you think we're !' playing, the Argentine National -i Team? C'mon." r :, The Rifles might not have been playing against a team as skilled as the Argentines, but the Knights' composure was World Cup caliber as they defeated USCS 2-1 to win ' the National Association of Inter-1 ' collegiate Athletics Area IX title at t -I the CBR field Saturday. .( . "We kind of felt like they won '' ' the first half and we won the second In" half but they still managed to put a -:' goal in on us in the second half," VUSCS coach Frank Kohlenstein said. "We have some young players ""and they were pretty uncomfort--!f-' able out there." in- The Rifles won a wild 2-1 Dis- " trict title match from Charleston " last week in which there were six I yellow (caution) cards and two reds ! (ejections). They were without ""'sophomore midfielder Raul Go-"'mez, who had one goal and 11 assists this season before being ejected in the District match. " ' ' The Knights were prepped all week by coach Roy Wiggemansen about the importance of compo-Z' sure. And the best way to keep , .composed is to score early, which Atlantic's wins regional title C7 By VICTOR LEE Palm Beach Post Staff Writer : LAKE WORTH - South Fork's ' girls cross country team was ex-l pected to battle Cardinal New-r .v man's girls Saturday for the fourth S and final team to qualify for the , state championships from the Re- gion IV-AAA meet at John Prince Park. ; But the unexpected happened as I both South Fork and Newman fin- ished among the top four teams and qualified for next Saturday's state t meet at Osceola High School in beminole, thanks to a surprising fifth-place finish by Homestead-South Dade. Cross Country "This is the first time ever in the state meet for the South Fork girls," South Fork coach Rod Warner said. "I have a lot of confidence in them, and they're all back next year except a couple." Newman finished third with 74 points, followed by South Fork with 90. South Dade, expected to be among the top four, faded to fifth. Fort Lauderdale-Cardinal Gibbons won with 63 points, followed by Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas with 66. Atlantic's boys advanced to the state meet by finishing fourth with 128 points. The Eagles' Stephen Adderley won the boys 3-mile race in 16 minutes, 8 seconds. Fort Lau-derdale-McArthur won the boys team title with 97 points, followed by Hollywood-South Broward with 110 and St. Thomas Aquinas with 120. , ; Cardinal Gibbons' Peggy Keough (12:24) upset defending ; champion Lisa Brown (12:40) of Fort Lauderdale-Dillard for the girls individual title. Lisa Beck of . Newman finished fourth in 12:59. South Fork's highest finisher was Caralisa Mack (13:34) in 11th, with teammate Alison Hodgson (13:51) 12th. I Mack, a junior, has benefited greatly from the emergence of sophomore Hogdson this season. "Oh, yeah, because she's never been able to set course records until this year," Warner said. "But this year she's had somebody to push her." Beck was being pushed by Keough, Brown and third-place finisher Brenda Baader (St. Thomas Aquinas) about halfway through the race. Two freshmen steal spotlight as Spanish River sweeps district titles By CHRIS DeSTEFANO Palm Beach Post Staff Writer BOCA RATON Spanish River may have won the show when its boys and girls swim teams swam away with the District 6-AAAA titles, but it was two freshmen that stole the spotlight Saturday night. Santaluces' Stacey Scowden and Spanish River's Jimmy Pearce each won two events in the district meet at Mission Bay Aquatic Center to qualify for next Saturday's Class AAAA state meet in Orlando in just their first year of high school swimming. "It was an unexpecting meet (because) I didn't expect to win," said Pearce, a 15-year-old freshman who led the Sharks to the district title with 270 points, 77 more than runner-up Merritt Island. to NAIA national tournament Soccer Boca Raton accomplished at the 11:53 mark. Senior midfielder Donnie Rollins sent a long free kick from 30 yards out toward the goal and it was headed in from 10 yards by freshman forward Darrin de Wet to give CBR a 1-0 lead. "We've been a team that has started slow this year," said Rollins. "And we knew this was a very intense, physical team. We wanted to score early and we did. Darrin always seems to be in the right place at the right time. And he's easy to spot with his red hair." Although the Knights had numerous scoring opportunities through the rest of the first half and into the second, they were unable to convert until the 73:12 mark. Senior sweeper Mark Vermeu-len started the attack, feeding the ball to Rollins coming up the right wing. Rollins crossed to de Wet who put it past USCS goalkeeper Inaki Sanso. Still, the Rifles played aggressively and moments later scored at the 77:45 mark. USCS freshman midfielder Victor Pace crossed it to freshman forward Danny Re-buck coming through the middle and he stuffed it into the far side of the goal. CBR senior goalkeeper Darrin Kelley made a diving at Adderley High Schools "She had them sitting on her," Newman coach Harry Howell said. "But I could tell by the look on Keough's face she was ready to go." Beck dropped to fourth and was disappointed with her finish, but Howell was pleased with his teams' effort overall. "I told the team this would be their Smith-Barney race," Howell said. "They would have to earn their way to the state meet. I told them everybody counted. I said the one you pass may be the difference between going to state and not going." Adderley wasn't totally pleased with his time of 16:08, but said he couldn't reasonably expect more without someone to push him. "I just need someone there beside me or out in front of me," said Adderley, who finished fourth at the state meet last year. "I set the pace here for the whole field, and I don't like that." Other top area finishers for the boys were Roderick Smith of Lake Worth 9th (16:46), Chris Fischer of Newman 14th (17:09), David Gia-marco of Atlantic 15th (17:13), Marcus Dempier of Fort Pierce Westwood 17th (17:19), William Finlay of South Fork 18th (17:30) and Steven Coate of Atlantic 20th (17:34). Leonard, Jupiter qualify teams for state meet ORLANDO John I. Leonard's boys cross country team qualified for next week's state meet by taking fourth place at the Region III-AAAA meet at the University of Central Florida. The Lancers finished close behind runner-up Lake Howell and third-place Lake Brantley. Lyman won the boys title with 50 points. "We had a real slow start," said Leonard coach Rigo Gomez. "We started out behind. The first mile was pretty fast." Two Lyman runners, Nicholas Radkewich and Teddy Mitchell, jumped out to an early lead and were not challenged. Mitchell won the race in 15:19, with Radkewich just 9 seconds behind. Leonard's top runner, freshman Jamie Fain, finished 15th in 16:20. The Lancers' top five runners finished within 40 seconds of each other. Shane Ledford was 19th with Swimming The Spanish River girls also won with 282 points as senior Rita Garay won the 200-yard freestyle and the 100 backstroke. The two-time defending state champion girls' team also will travel to Justus Aquatics Center next week to defend its title. But it was Pearce who made all the waves Saturday night. He won the closest race of the meet the 200 freestyle by .07 over teammate Javier Lopez. Merritt Island's Pat Van Meter finished .23 behind Lopez and Spanish River's Gregg Podalsky finished fourth .20 behind Van Meter. "We all haft pretty close times coming in, st;,I figured it would tempt for the ball but was beaten and the Rifles had narrowed the lead to 2-1. "When that goal went in, the first thing I did was turn around and look at the scoreboard," said Rollins. "I was thinking, 'wow, that's a lot of time left. Don't let them tie now.' " Vermeulen, who had left the game briefly after an on-field collision, was sent back in following the goal and the Knights defense hung on. USCS had a final attempt when sophomore midfielder Scott Dy-mond took a shot with 3:48 left. The ball went wide left but had he been a bit more accurate, it would have been a goal because Kelley dove to the right. "We played very well until the last 12 minutes," said Wiggemansen. "We were very tight at the back and Donnie and Darrin did what we expect them to do. Actually, it was a very clean game. I expected a lot rougher." The Knights now head to the NAIA national tournament but they won't have far to travel. It is being held at Nova University in Fort Lauderdale and will include the 10 area champions, the host college and one at-large team. Play begins Nov. 21 and continues through the week with the championship set for 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 26. "We're going to treat it just like I f .,. I v1 X rs . Atlantic's Stephen Adderley pulls away from the pack en route to winning regional cross country title Saturday at John Prince Park. a time of 16:28, Chris Thomas was 25th (16:47), Ryan McNally was 29th (16:54) and Brian Jones was 33rd (17:00). "We should beat Lake Brantley and Lake Howell next week," said Gomez. "Our goal is to finish in the top six teams at the state meet." Spanish River's Jennifer Atch-ley ran her best time of the season, finishing in 12:06, but it wasn't good enough to win as she placed third behind overall winner Heather Ca-mino (11:53) of Lake Brantley and Winter Park's Lisa Bovis (11:55) in the girls 2-mile race. "At the end, I was tired and let them go," Atchley said. "I should have kicked a little earlier. I was leading just before the mile and I should have taken it out a little bit more in the middle section." Her third-place finish qualifies Atchley for the Class AAAA state meet next Saturday at Osceola High School in Seminole. Jupiter's girls team finished fourth to qualify for the state meet. "Our girls ran super," said Jupiter coach John Lee. "We ran our best times of the year." MIKE MELTON Defenders' Hulkkonen wins district title LAKE WORTH - Fort Lauderdale-Westminster Academy dominated the District 3-A meet at John Prince Park, but Lake Worth Christian's girls advanced to the state meet and the Defenders' Matt Hulkkonen won the boys title. Westminster's girls scored 20 points to Lake Worth Christian's 58 and had the top three finishers. Lake Worth Christian's top finisher was Suzanne Sweetman in fifth come down to a few hundredths of a second," said Pearce. "I didn't think I was going to win it, but I did." Pearce came back to win the 500 freestyle in 4:46.21. "His swims were outstanding," Spanish River coach Larry Liebowitz said. "I think they were both good enough to be in the top eight times in last year's state meet." Another freshman who should perform well in the state meet is Scowden, who won the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle in 25.39 and 55.14, respectively. "I think it's fantastic for a freshman to be going to state," said Scowden, who trains at Lake Lytal. "It's going to be quite fun.' Another de'ible winner was Forest Hill iphomore Carol South Carolina-Spartanburg goalkeeper Inaki Sanso gets some help from his friends, namely, teammate Steve Landerdahl who kicks the ball away from the goal and out of danger. we were going away for a tournament," said Wiggemansen. "We'll seclude ourselves down in the Fort Lauderdale area at a hotel and find E.A. KENNEDY HiStaff Photographer with a 14:27. "We did not have a good team effort,' Lake Worth Christian coach Wayne DeYoung said of his girls. "It's hard to be at your peak for' every meet. I don't think you can run three super meets in a row, and we pointed more for the conference and state than this, but I had hoped for a bit better than we did." He couldn't have asked for more from Hulkkonen, however. The sophomore's 17:20 was his second-best time of the year. VICTOR LEE Aguirre, Clewiston girls take third at district meet CLEWISTON - The Clewiston girls cross country team finished third and qualified for the Class AA state meet in the District 4-AA Championships at Sugarland Park. Gina Derks of Miami-Gulliver Prep won the girls 2-mile race in 12 minutes, 15 seconds. Clewiston's Tatiana Aguirre was second in 12:47. Teammate Kathy Granville was fourth in 13:13. "I was really very disappointed that we didn't make it," Clewiston boys coach Mike House said. "This is the second year in a row when we just didn't run to our potential. Last year, we were the top-ranked team in the state and didn't advance past the districts." Clewiston's top runner, Joey Pinto, has been ill and finished 16th in 17:40. Pinto has the area's fastest time this season with a 15:43, but has been slowed noticeably in races lately. "Joey being sick affected us, but we should have been able to advance even without him," House said. Buttner, who won the 200 individual medley (2:12.86) and the 100 butterfly (59.97). Spanish River junior Carl Briscoe improved his previous best time of the year (1:02.77) in the 100 breast stroke by more than three seconds to beat Palm Beach Lakes' Tico Clark 59:43 to 1:00.41. The Sharks' boys relay team of Pearce, Lopez, Jeff Keckler and Ivan Dits-cheiner won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:20.78, bettering their previous best time of the season by almost 15 seconds. OIRLS RESULTS Taam acoraa: Spanish River 282, Fort Pierce Central 149, Jupiter 146. Memtt Island 145. Palm Beach Gardens 102, Boca Raton 89, Forest Hill 84. Martin County 82. Santaluces 68, Vera Beach 24, Palm Beach Lakes 1 7, John I. Leonard 7. Individual state qualifiers 200 medley relay: Spanish River 1:57 82: Jupiter 2:03.25: Martin County 2:05.26. 200 freestyle: Rita Garay (Spanish River) 1:54.64; Rose Rice (Jupiter) 1:57.91; Mame Sweatt (Fort Pierce) 1:59.54. 200 I.M.: Carol Buttner (Forest Hill) 2:12.86; Betty Engel (Martin County) 2:13.67; Sarah Gross (Spanish River) 2:14 98. 50 fraMtyta: Stacey Scowden (Santaluces) championship . - a field to practice on." Cottage of Boca Raton 1 1 2 South Carollna-Spartanburg O 1 t First half CBR: de Wet (Rollins) 1 1:53. Second half CBR: de Wet (Rollins), 73:12; USCS: Rebuck (Pace), 77:45. When it Panthers Fort Pierce Westwood football coach Jim Palla already has a game plan for next season. "Before every non-district game," he said, "I'm going to tell the kids that I got a call saying this team has just been added to the district. This way, all our games will be district games." If Palla's plan works, his Panthers will go undefeated next season. This year's team hasn't won a non-district game, but, more importantly, it hasn't lost a district game. Even though Westwood is 3-6 overall, it is 3-0 in District 13-AAAA. With a 20-3 victory over defending district champion Atlantic Friday night, the Panthers, a team that lost 16 straight before Palla took over last season, are district champions and going to the state playoffs. "We had a great week of practice before this game," Palla said. "We put in some new things and they worked." Palla confused Atlantic's defense with a wide variety of formations. On one play, he would employ a shotgun formation, with five receivers and no running backs. On the next play, it might be an unbal-. anced line with three running backs in the wishbone and no receivers. "Atlantic's defenders didn't know where to go," Palla said. Westwood hasn't had a sparkling season, but injuries and ineligibilities have contributed to its losing record. But when it counted, the Panthers won. Palla said Friday's game "was the first time in my two years here that we played four quarters worth of football." Atlantic (5-4, 1-2) may have a better overall record, but it's Westwood that will play another four quarters in the state playoffs. Since his team lost to Merritt Island, Martin County coach Bill Cubit was worried about the possibility of a three-way tie in District 6-AAAAA. In case of a tie, the Kansas tiebreaker decides which team goes to the playoffs. Palm Bay and Merritt Island are running teams, and Cubit thought they would have the edge if such a situation arose. It has. After Friday's games, all three teams are 3-1 in the district and will play a tiebreaker Nov. 21. But maybe Cubit shouldn't be so worried. In Friday's 42-14 win over Fort Pierce Central, Tigers quarterback Aaron Davis threw three 25.39: Cassle Gorskl (Fort Pierce) 25 97; Maria C-sofl (Boca Raton) 26.49. 100 butterfly: Carol Buttner (Forest Hill) 59:97; Ashley Feagan (Palm Beach Gardens) 1:02.05; Heather Schalk (Spanish River) 1 :02.53. 100 freestyle: Stacey Scowden (Santaluces) 55.14; Cassie Gorskl (Fort Pierce) 57.10; Brandi Bryan (Memtt Island) 57.89. Diving: Missy Urbanlc (Spanish River) 457.85; Megan Oakley (Boca Raton) 384.60; Elaine Roulo (Fort Pierce) 344.10; Caryn Redelhelm (Spanish River) 326.45. 600 freestyle: Rose Rice (Jupiter) 5:10.52; Mame Sweatt (Fort Pierce) 5:15 26; Krtsten Totman (Merritt Island) 5:15.32. 100 backstroke: Rita Garay (Spanish River) 1:01.22: Michelle Whittling (Boca Raton) 1:03 30: Betty Engel (Martin County) 1:03.97. 100 bfeaststroke: Sarah Gross (Spanish River) 1:08.88; Michelle Whittling (Boca Raton) 1:10.23; Dance Stone (Spanish River) 1:10 92. 400 freestyle relay: Spanish River 3:5 1 .27; Merritt Island 3:52.74; Fort Pierce Central 3:55.53. BOYS RESULTS Team scores: Spanish River 270, Memtt Island 193, Palm Beach Gardens 183, Fort Pierce Central 1 26, Palm Beach Lakes 90, Martin County 84, Jupiter 84, Boca Raton 49, Santaluces 40, John I. Leonard 30. Vera Beach 23, Forest Hill 20. Individual state qualifiers 200 medley relay: Memtt Island 61:40.92; Spanish River 1:41.86; Palm Beach Gardens 1:44.45. 200 freestyle: Jim Pearce (Spanish Rrver) 1:47.44; Javier Lopez (Spanish River) 1:47.51; Pat van Meter (Memtt Island) 1:47.74. 200 I.M.: Ed Dailey (Merritt Island) 1:56.87; Oanny Valdes (Memtt Island) 1:58 89: Tom Moses (Fort Pierce) 2:01.20. 60 freestyle: John Goodrich (Merritt Island) 22.31; Paul Arango (Palm Beach Gardens) 22.35; John Lacko (Fort Pierce) 22.68. 100 butterfly: Ed Dailey (Memtt Island) 51.43: Danny Valdes (52.13): Ivan Ditscheilcr (Spanish River) 52.15. 100 freestyle: John Lacko (Fort Pierce) 50:02: Paul Arango (Palm Beach Gardens) 50:20: Ron Gonzales . , ''2,M - & - - --- .. v.. .. E.A. KENNEDY IllStaff Photographer Shota CBR 15, USCS 4. Comer klcka CBR 5, USCS O. Goalkeeper aavea CBR 1 , USCS 6. Foula CBR 25. USCS 29. Offsides CBR 6. USCS 1 . Yellow carde CBR Clare, 46:42. USCS Re-buck, 46:42; Gonzales, 47:90, Parkinson, 56:82. counted, up to test Scott Rosenberg HIGH SCHOOLS touchdown passes to Henry Haston. Nothing new there. Cubit s concern was that in the tiebreaker, where the offense pets ' " A.. . I , , 0 four downs to move 10 yards for a j score, Davis and Haston wouldn't ) be effective because they didn't 1 have a whole field to work with. j But all three touchdown passes i Friday covered less than 10 yards. Two were 3-yard passes and the other went for nine yards. "We've been working on our goal line offense for 10 or 15 minutes every day in practice," Cubit said. "Now it's reality. Now it hits you in the face. We're really going to have to work on some things for this tiebreaker." At least Cubit knows that if he has to rely on the pass Nov. 21, Davis and Haston don't necessarily have to cover 50 or more yards to score. Two Westwood baseball players are in Fort Pierce, but one has just recently returned and the other soon will be leaving. Jason Doss, a righthanded pitcher who graduated in June, has completed Instructional League play for the Chicago Cubs. Doss played for the Cubs' Rookie League team in Wytheville, Va., before going to Tempe, Ariz., for the Instructional League. "My curveball got better, I developed a change-up and my fastball is now at 90 mph ," said Doss, 18. "My last seven innings were scoreless and the pitching coach said by the time I'm 21, 1 should be in the major leagues." Westwood senior Charles Johnson Jr., the coach's son, is one of 18 players leaving Dec. 3 for Sydney, Australia, to play on the USA World Junior team. A catcher, Johnson is one of four high school players on the team. The rest are on college teams. (Martin County) 50.33. Dtvmg: Shannon Bailey (Spanish River) 429.05: Loren Bordi (Martin County) 336.35: Andrew Gord (Jupiter) 329.35; Council Simpson (Palm Beach Lakes) 303.50. 600 freestyle: Jim Pearce (Spanish Rrver) 4:46.21; Javier Lopez (Spanish River) 4:47.54; Edward Pearson (Palm Beach Gardens) 4:47.72. 100 backstroke: Eric Johnson (Palm Beach Gardens) 58.93; Mickey Palt (Memtt Island) 1:00.76; Jamie Pou (Spanish River) 1:02.20. 100 breast-stroke: Carl Bnsco (Spanish River) 59.43; Tico Clark (Palm Beach Lakes) 1:00.41; Tom Moses (Fort Pierce) 1:01.47. 400 freestyle relay: Spanish River 3:20.78; Palm Beach Gardens 3:29.92; Jupiter 3:3 1 .93. Miami-LaProgresiva 28, Potomac 6 BOCA RATON - LaProgresiva (4-3) used a balanced offensive attack that gained 332 yards to spoil the Jaguars' (0-7) final home football game. Westminster 17, St. Andrew's 7 FORT LAUDERDALE - Roger Smith rushed for 127 yards and Darin Mayer rushed for 110 yards and scared two touchdowns to lead Westminster Academy (4-5). i

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