Miami-Dade County plans to continue with athletic activities, but Broward County is halting all extracurricular activities, including athletics, beginning Monday because of the coronavirus.
Miami-Dade County superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho and Broward County superintendent Robert Runcie both held press conferences Thursday to discuss how the two South Florida school districts are handling the COVID-19 outbreak, and the two districts are taking differing approaches to after-school activities.
In Broward County, sports will continue as scheduled until Monday, when the district is halting all in-state travel and suspending all extracurricular activities. In Miami-Dade County, sports will go on as scheduled indefinitely with travel being handled on a case-by-case basis.
“We are, at this point, not canceling sports activities, extracurricular activities or club activities associated directly with schools,” Carvalho said at his press conference in Miami. “We feel that it sends a disconnected message to our community of learners, parents and students if we are maintaining our school system open, but simultaneously canceling activities directly connected to schools.
“In-county field trips and, in a much-selective basis, travel to certain areas within the state are being looked at on a case-by-case basis.”
The Florida High School Athletic Association is still leaving decision-making up to individual schools and districts, and no final decision has been made regarding state championship events, according to an FHSAA press release. The FHSAA also canceled a series of in-person meetings Thursday, citing Center for Disease Control recommendations to limit unnecessary travel.
“Schools and school districts should continue to follow state and local health department advisories regarding extracurricular activities and athletic contest,” the FHSAA statement said.
▪ Miami Springs 10, Naples 0 (6 innings): Jason Torres 2-3, BB, 4RBI, HR, 3B; Yoansel Diaz 3-4, 3R, 3B, 2B. WP: Torres 6 IP, 10 Ks. MS: 4-3.
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▪ North Miami 13, Carol City 3: Chris Sweeting Jr and Kevin Montilla both went 2-3 with 2 RBI’s. WP: Randy Wilson 6IP, 6 Ks, 2-3 at the plate.
▪ Krop 15, Hialeah 0: Angelina Santiago 2-3, 3 RBI, HR; Bianca Stoutenburg 2-3, RBI; Kirra Magana 2-3, 2 RBI. WP: Jenna Opalak - 1H, 1BB, 10 K’s. KR: 6-0
▪ Killian d. Coral Reef 3-0 (25-1, 25/11, 25-16): Carson Carothers 9 assists, 5 kills; Koree Jacquet 7 kills, 4 digs; Jorge Alvarez 5 kills, 3 aces.
▪ Ransom Everglades d. SLAM 3-0 (25-10, 25-11)
▪ Ransom Everglades d Mater Academy 2-0 (25-8, 25-21)
▪ Ransom Everglades d. Sunset 2-1 (22-25, 25-23, 15-8)
▪ Ransom Everglades d. Pinecrest Prep. 2-0 (25-19, 25-13)
▪ Championship Match — Ransom Everglades d. Sunset 2-0 (25-15, 26-24): Will Drody 44 kills, Nick Namias 46 assists, Nick Stone 43 assists, Gabe Alencar 18 kills. RE: RE 10-0
▪ Ransom Everglades 13, University School 6
▪ Palmetto 15, Cypress Bay 6: Vanessa Serrano 8 goals, 4 ground balls; Sofia Aguirre: 3 goals, 4 assists, 8 ground balls; Shannyn Cullen 2 goals, 4 assists, 6 ground balls; Samantha Berlan 1 goal, 4 ground balls; Gabi Rousseau 1 goal, 4 ground balls; Sabrina Rodriguez 9 ground balls; Isabella Mendoza 2 assists, 4 ground balls; Sofia Sicuso 6 ground balls; Emily Polo 4 saves.
▪ Doral Academy d. Plantation American Heritage 6-1: Valeria Ray, Lauren Kettlewell, Valeria Lenteno, Brenda Yoris and Patricia Palencia all won in singles. Kettlewell/Adriana Lamothe won in doubles.
▪ Doral Academy d. Plantation American Heritage 7-0: Luis Fernandez, Falundo Olmedo, Peyton Williams, Andres Rodriguez and Issac Guadagnino all won in singles. Olmedo/Williams and Guadagnino/Machado won in doubles.
▪ HEAT 12, Mater Academy 0: Isabella Miranda 2 TDs, 75 yards recieving, 60 yards rushing, 1 INT, 8 flag pulls; Lietty Robaina 80 yards rushing, 9 flag pulls