Highlands Christian Academy is planning its annual Family Fun Fitness day for Saturday, Oct. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Szklany won the 1,600-meter run (4:55.03) and the 3,200 (10:33.66) at the recent District 13-1A competition to help the Knights to a runner-up finish behind host Kings Academy of West Palm Beach. Published in Sun-Sentinel on Feb. 5, 2010. Eight student-athletes are moving on to the next level and it is something that is not lost on Good, who is also the schools varsity basketball coach. I know what the course is now and I am a little more used to where I should go a little harder or maybe lay back a little bit, Szklany said of the 5K layout at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. Szklanys time of 24:51.6 put him ninth overall and made him the top non-DI finisher. I know that it is the best thing to do for my family; but Im definitely torn., Considering what an awesome team our girls will have for years to come, added Ebenhack, who coached most of the middle school runners as elementary students for the past three years, and considering all the great times Ive with Ryan Szklany, especially these past four years especially our Saturday morning long runs down A1A it is very difficult.. Knighton had 10 carries for 239 yards and two scores. Szklany was nearly a minute behind Foleys fastest time of the season. No-one has reviewed Highlands - Soccer - Field. Geddis, 19, is headed to the University of Cincinnati on a football scholarship. We are able to watch many of our students grow and learn, from kindergarten all the waythrough high school graduation. This year, he had a lot on his plate and could only come to practice once a week, but he focused a lot on the pole vaulters and high jumpers during that time. Foley won the event in 15:47.25. After posting our best half the entire season, we let the lead slip in the fourth quarter. After I want to get 155 ft. in regionals and hopefully 160 at state, said Blackburn, who placed 4th in the National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas with a throw of 144.75 ft. last July. In their lone head-to-head meeting, Foley won the Flrunners.com Invitational 18 Race of Champions Boys Division at Holloway Park in Lakeland on Sept. 30. years. Foley has a best time of 15:20, so Szklany knew he had to stay within striking distance at the state meet. Blackburn competes for Broward Elite Track Club out of Pine Crest in Ft. Lauderdale during the summer. team also benefitted from a trio of midfielders in sophomore Payton You can also ask your parents to call us What keeps me focused on improving is my dream of running on a college scholarship; glorifying God, who gave me my abilities; and impacting people around me, Szklany said. Legacy invites you to offer Read More, Erinn Johnson's passing has been publicly announced by Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Pompano Beach, FL. What a moment, for our team, for Lor who has worked incredibly hard to improve his game, and for our school. Blackburn is highly thought of by Highlands track coach Brenda King. championship. St. John Paul II Academy for the district championship and,two games It helps me know that my team is depending on me, so it helps me calm down. Published in Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center on Jun. Were sorry, you have to be 13 years old I could not be prouder of our guys, said Coach Luke Still, whose team also won the Sheridan Hills JV Invitational a week ago by defeating Boca Christian and then Sheridan Hills. It is a small school, but I enjoy going there, Blackburn said. Veynovich earned first Team All-State for the Sunshine State Athletic Conference and set the HCA career record for three pointers made in his career with 191. It was also a bittersweet moment for Ebenhack, who will be relocating his family to Lancaster, CA, on June 3. final four. I just went all out at the end and it paid off.. 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It was their first trip to the regional finals in 19 To win the SACC on our home floor and the first win in over eight years, he added. They will be the pioneers for not only a new sport at FSU, but a new sport on the college level, Poole added. Veynovich, who is headed to Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA, where he will play basketball, was the schools Salutatorian. I just think the development is starting to pay off, Szklany said. I just went all out at the end and it paid off., In their lone head-to-head meeting, Foley won the, This is good for confidence knowing that I could hold down a strategy, Szklany added. Not registered yet? He also brings this can do attitude to his academic life, maintaining over a 4.3 GPA while taking honors and college level classes. postseason, they won the district title and advanced all the way to The event will close with challenge winners being announced at 11:30 a.m. Ryan has always responded well to coaching advice and approaches every practice with a desire to push himself to the next level, Veynovich said. My throw would have been the winning throw at states, said Blackburn, who was 9th in the state in the shotput in her 8th-grade year and was 14th in the state in the discus event that year. Other athletes from the 2018 senior class heading off to college include Erin Allen, volleyball, University of North Greenville in Greenville, SC; Sawyer Lawhon, basketball, Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota; Chad Allen, baseball, Keiser University in West Palm Beach; Giancarlo Edwards, baseball, Keiser University in West Palm Beach; Jurden DArnault, baseball, North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri; and Richard Silva, soccer, Newbury College in Boston, MA. kids that we had to work and do our part and God would take care of They came out and excited very well and made the most of the short time they played, said Deerfield Beach coach Jevon Glenn, whose team is ranked 37th nationally by MaxPreps. The Knights also lost in the regional The Knights finished 15-8 this season and avenged its overtime loss to Westminster last year. My highest last year was in the 130s, so I am improving each year.. The Highlands Christian Academy 17-year-old won six meets this year and showed at state that he had tremendous heart as he closed the gap considerably falling by just eight seconds with a personal best 15:55 clocking at the FHSAA Class 2A Cross Country State Championships at Apalachee Regional Park. We are trying to help families as much as wecan, and we know that in these tough economic times, its organizations like Step Up ForStudents that are making a difference in peoples lives, said Lopez. NFHS Network is part of the CBS Sports Digital Network. assists in 14 games), and Lor Louis (4 goals, 7 assists). 30, 2021.
Sydney has special God given talents and she must be treated in that manner. Freshman Alex Villas won the long jump (18-07.25), while sophomores Chanz Miller captured the boys pole vault (11-06.25), and Jamie Sims won the girls pole vault (6-02.75). Know a good website about Highlands - Soccer - Field? I had a lot of freshmen and underclassmen looking up to me that I had to carry as a team. Ely High School senior Thomas Geddis, of Pompano Beach, placed fourth in the Class 3A state finals in the 200-meter dash (22.13) and was a member of the fourth place 4100 relay with Pierre Dupuy, Arthur Forrest and Rodger Wright (41.95) and the sixth place 4400 relay (3:21.85) with Tremaine Brown, Roderic Wilson, and Devonte Findlay. She finished fourth at the state meet last year in the shotput with a throw of 36.1 ft. but scratched on all three attempts in the discus. Blackburn got her start in track in 2014 with Highlands Christian while participating on the HCA Middle School Track and Field team. Szklany helped lead the Eagles to the non-D1 team title, making the Blue and Gold 2-for-2 in 2018. Szklany also won the individual championship in the Boys High School Select Division at the FSU Pre-State Invitational at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee, as well as the 35th annual Spanish River Invitational at South County Park in Boca Raton. Reid was second with a time of 16:25.1. I enjoyed how Coach Luke prepared us in practices for the games. Other top 10 finishes for Highlands included 8th grader Sydney Blackburn, who took ninth in the shot put (32-04), senior Christopher Julien placed 7th in the 100-meter dash, while sophomore Ryan Szklany was 8th in the 1,600 meters (4:41.11) and fourth in the 3,200 (9:47.04). In addition to the rigorous academic program, students atHighlands Christian can participate in sports such as football, volleyball, golf, soccer,baseball, softball, cheerleading, cross country, and track and field. Give us a call at 1-877-735-7837, P.O. Texas A&M also has a very good aerospace engineering program as well as a nationally-ranked track and field program.. You must be logged-in to add a fact. They are among the very best in the nation as beach players, and we are fortunate that they have made a commitment to Florida State University. Blanche Ely finished fourth in the state competition. I havent committed anywhere yet, Szklany said. What keeps me focused on improving is my dream of running on a college scholarship; glorifying God, who gave me my abilities; and impacting people around me, Szklany said. Several HCA staff members are graduates of theschool, and some teachers have taught at the school for more than 30 years. If you're receiving this message in error, please call us at 886-495-5172. Its nice when the accreditation agencies agree with what were doing,but our final standard is really the impact we are making on these students academically,socially, emotionally and spiritually., The student body is comprised of more than 600 students, 83 of whom benefit from theStep Up For Students Scholarship Program. You must be logged-in to add a link. You must be logged-in to add a ground to your map. They all bought into it. regional final with a concussion just 15 minutes in, which also hurt He finished the game with 5 points and had 8 points in the semis against Jupiter. Pellitteri also became a Junior 18-under Regional and National Dig the Beach champion. What a moment, for our team, for Lor who has worked incredibly hard to improve his game, and for our school. The Knights had seven baskets from long distance that game with Wik and Good both hitting 3 each. 2021. Szklany was third in the Jim Ryun Invitational by Fellowship of Christian Athletes (16:35.80). The first mile we went out far and, after that, there was a group of a two or three guys that were about 20 meters ahead that I wanted to catch before they broke away, said Szklany, who was third at last years Class 1A state cross country championships. Szklanys time this season was 16:16.40, which was three seconds off the previous 16:13.0, which he ran in the Foot Locker South event in Nov. 2015. Szklany said he is starting to return to the form he was at two years ago when he ran his personal best time of 16:13.00. She taught at Bright Horizons School in Pompano Beach and was a member of Pompano Beach First Church of the Nazarene and Coastal Community Church. Not registered yet? We are blessed to have positive role modelswho sometimes are teaching two or three children from one family throughout the years. The talented Highlands Christian Academy sophomore track star recently accomplished one of those goals as she threw 151.02 ft. in the discus and won the District 13-1A title. I am starting to transition back into it. It was frustrating to sit out, but I did all of my therapy and it was great to make it to states., Highlands sends senior class off to colleges, Blackburn gets personal best discus throw, aiming higher, Szklany, Blackburn looking for state titles. had last made the postseason. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION (CH-14609) AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1(800)435-7352 OR ON THEIR WEBSITE FDACS.GOV. Highlands I was pleased with our execution and was happy to get the backups and young guys a chance to play the entire second half., It was one of our finest (signing classes), said Highlands Christian Academy Athletic Director Jim Good. 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Szklany said he has started to return to the form he was at two years ago when he ran his personal best time of 16:13.00 towards the end of the season and won the district and regional championships. Submit it here. that they worked for this year.. Blackburn competes for Broward Elite Track Club out of Pine Crest in Ft. Lauderdale during the summer. Fred Hunters Funerals Cremation Cemeteries. He was born April 26, 1968, in Grand Rapids, Michigan and graduated from Highlands Christian Academy and from Palm Beach Atlantic University. at 866-495-5172 to learn more. guard/forward, who received a full basketball scholarship to Liberty University, to the Class 1A All-State team. It was one of our smaller classes as we graduated only 30, but a quality group of young people.. It was a great way to end my senior year in cross country. He has recently competed to the UF Pepsi Florida Relays, where he finished third in a large field, It would be amazing if I could attend Embry Riddle Aeronautic University because of their world-class aeronautic and aerospace programs, said the 17-year-old Szklany, of Lighthouse Point who has been at Highlands for 13 years. They deserved everything profiles were viewed 5.4 million times by college coaches in 2018. Highlands The Highlands girls won the District 13-1A competition with 190 points. She is also gunning for the 2020 Olympics.
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With public schools, you get to experience more, but in my district there is very good competition., I like to keep my goals close, Blackburn said. The school, an outreach of Grace Baptist Church, serves families with children aged 3through the 12th grade and truly focuses on developing children and supporting families. 26, 2016. Other Highlands athletes to capture top honors in their events in the district competition included 8th graders Bianca Francis in the triple jump (32-02.75) and Abby Simpson in the 100-meter hurdles (18.93). Are you Football student-athlete at Highlands Christian Academy. The competition I have now is not as good as my summer track.. It was one of our finest (signing classes), said Highlands Christian Academy Athletic Director Jim Good. Comments Off on Highlands sends senior class off to colleges. The He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Alice Ann, (2007), and his son Gerryl Curtis, (2004).
The top-seeded Westminster Academy squad advanced to the championship game with a 59-57 win over fourth-seeded Berean Christian, while second seeded Highlands edged third-seeded Jupiter Christian, 47-46, to move on. It was a great way to end my senior year in cross country. By taking advantage of this extensive network, more than 92 percent of NCSA verified athletes play at the college level. Also named to the first team were Ismaila Dauda, a Grandview Prep senior; Jean Prophete and Farad Cobb (who helped lead Summit Christian to the Class 1A state basketball title) and Jordan Warner, of Florida A and M. Smith, one of the Knights captains and leaders, played basketball since fourth grade at Highlands Christian Academy, where he played elementary, junior high, junior varsity and three years of varsity. He was also named first team All-County for his junior and season year for cross country and track. them to worry about the things they could control and nothing else. For us, it stems from a philosophical approach,Lopez said. For many, it has been a dream since they were younger to continue playing the sport they love at the college level. Deerfield Beachs Steph-anie Pellitteri will make history this year after signing a national letter of intent to play beach volleyball at Florida State University, the inaugural sport beginning in 2012. They said I walked out of the circle wrong and didnt count my throws. The network is available to high school student-athletes around the country through valued relationships with the NFLPA, FBU, NFCA and SPIRE. She is a fun loving young lady who does not mind working hard at athletics or academics. Sydney has always desired to go to college and participate in a sport, added King, who said that Blackburn has drawn interest from the University of Miami and University of Virginia as well as Butler. My goal is to get into the high 170s by the time I finish high school. SUFS SOLICITS 100 PERCENT OF ITS CONTRIBUTIONS AND DOES NOT CONTRACT PROFESSIONAL SOLICITORS. I think the training caught up a little bit and I starting to transition back into it. Veynovich is also a Lifer and started at the school in Kindergarten. I had a lot of freshmen and underclassmen looking up to me that I had to carry as a team. He enjoyed sports, playing HS football and basketball. Serves mostly private-paying students: Step Up students make up an average of 30 percent of total enrollment. Questions?
Get Exposure with college programs. (L to R) top row: James Nichols, Sean Julien, Bryce Everette, Brady Tiedemann, Darryl Carney, Pasha Szklany, Coach Luke Still; (bottom row): Nick Vaccaro, Mike Giourgas, Jimmy Good, Kolton Wik, Lor Louis, Josh Gray. I was a little disappointed because I didnt get a PR, but I was able to get my second fastest time of the season and I am happy with that., I just think the development paid off, Szklany said. We worked really hard as a team and were able to accomplish our goal of winning the SACC Championship.. I loved it at Highlands, and parting is bittersweet, Ebenhack said. Were very gratefulto be a part of the program, and we hope it continues. Here are two of our most popular articles to get you started: National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA) is the exclusive athletic recruiting network that educates, assists, and connects, families, coaches and companies so REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. The competition I have now is not as good as my summer track.. Honestly, Westminster always plays hard, and had tied the game, with one second left on the clock, Lor Louis was fouled and knocked down both free throws. Her two sisters, Kristina and Brittany, are also top junior players. semifinals in 2004, 2005, 2014 and 2016. we played St. John Paul II, we beat them. It is giving me a little more drive to keep working hard and training hard to make sure I am there at the end of the season., Comments Off on Szklany cruises to another big win. Carney left the All eight of them excelled in the classroom as well as on the court or field, Good said. Findlay was fifth in the 300-meter hurdles (39.31). Sydney is our most valuable track member not just because of her points but she is our heart beat, King said. Teammate Sarah Edens also earned her second straight Sunshine State Conference Runner of the Week award when she ran the third-fastest time in program history, a 17:30.69, bettering her previous career-best time by nearly a minute (18:22.61 at Sand Shark Invitational Oct. 22, 2016). Connect with your classmates to honor alumni and teachers. It was her previous best throw until the district competition last week. They will have a 20-minute fitness class starting at 10:15 a.m. followed by a 20-minute walk/run at 11:10 a.m. Nobody has added any facts about Highlands - Soccer - Field. Published in Sun-Sentinel on Nov. 5, 2007. My highest last year was in the 130s, so I am improving each year.. team received strong play from goalkeeper Daryl Carney, who logged Christian Academy coach Davidson Loriston Sr. looked back at his out and have fun.. Her throw is the second best in the state behind Hallandale High School senior Amani Heavens 161.50 ft. throw at the Pepsi Florida Relays. profile and get matched with the right choices. Highlands Christian Academy operates under the belief that each child is uniquelygifted with individual abilities, interests and skills, and it provides an array of opportunitiesfor students. they can save time and money, get ahead and give back. With public schools, you get to experience more, but in my district there is very good competition., I like to keep my goals close, Blackburn said. Published in Sun-Sentinel on Sep. 4, 2019. Highlands Christian Academy (HCA) junior Ryan Szklany is looking to take his track career to new heights so it is fitting he is hoping for a career in aerospace. Photo by Gary Curreri. You must be logged-in to rate a ground. Legacy invites you to offer Read More, George Curtis Wood, 95, went home to be with the Lord March 8th. Blackburn said she sometimes feels pressure because she shoulders the load for her team. "Misha" was being a good Samaritan, trying to help another vehicle. NCSA athletes I think the training is starting to catch up a little bit. We have outstanding coaches and it is a brotherhood and a sisterhood. From there, the kids believed it. We did what we were supposed to do, Glenn said. Not registered yet? Step Up For Students, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), EIN: 59-3649371, P.O.