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Once a Cavalier, Always a Cavalier: Welcome Back Home, Mr. Wood!

Gables alumnus Max Wood continues to show his Gables pride well beyond his high school years, now working as a substitute teacher and water polo coach.

Ariana Alvarez, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

You may find him at the pool or you may find him substitute-teaching in the classroom, but what is most surprising, however,is that you can also find him with the senior class of 2014 in the Coral Gables Senior High yearbook. Max Wood, who also goes by the name of Coach Woody, joined the teaching staff...

Last, But Not Least: The Spring Sports Season

The third and final sports season during the scholastic year sees badminton, baseball, boys' volleyball, softball, tennis, track & field, water polo and girls' flag football players spring into action.

Alexander Tabares and Allegra Sharp

February 1, 2020

A wise man once said: third time's a charm. Perhaps, that is why there are so many sports during the third and final season of the scholastic year. The spring season has come to shed light on the up and coming teams that students and fans are looking forward to. This season allows athletes to show their...

Swimming With a Purpose

A Cavalier goalkeeper braces himself for a scoring attempt by his opponent.

Daniel Toll, Sports Editor

March 18, 2018

The sport of water polo, although not one of the more dominant sports in modern society, has an intriguing history associated with it. Originally developed in the mid-nineteenth century in Great Britain by a man named William Wilson, "water rugby", which soon came to be known as water polo, was a sport...

Water Polo Takes on Ransom

Teammates watch as the team faces off against the Ransom Raiders.

Hannah Cordes, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017

On March 14, the Cavalier water polo teams took on the Ransom Everglades water polo teams. Ransom's women's team has been state champions multiple times, so the Lady Cavaliers knew the game would be tough. Sadly, the Lady Cavaliers fell short against the state champions with a score of 14-3. The Ransom's...

Athlete of the Week: Osmani Alegre

This week's athlete of the week is water polo goalie, Osmani Alegre.

Hannah Cordes, Staff Writer

February 14, 2017

The athlete of the week for the week Feb. 12-18 is senior Osmani Alegre. Alegre is recognized for his defensive skills on the water polo team. Alegre a student in the International Baccalaureate program and was a key player in the Manga Santos Tournament by blocking over 30 shots in just three games. Q&A Why did you start playing wa...

Gables Water Polo Takes Another Win

Gables Water Polo Takes Another Win

Robert DeDonatis, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016

Tuesday, Mar. 1, the Cavaliers' water polo teams both took home wins after beating Terra at the Ransom Everglades High school campus. The boys team seemed to take control of the game quickly with the final score coming out to a whopping 15-1 with senior Alex Biondi scoring 6 of the 15 goals and sho...

Athlete of the Week: Nicolas Restrepo

Nicolas Restrepo is hoping to make a big impact on the water polo team in his last year at Gables.

Cavan Wilson, Sports Editor

February 27, 2016

Senior Nicolas Restrepo has been a driving force behind this year's boys' water polo team. Restrepo led the team last week with six goals, three assists and four steals. As this is his last year in high school, Restrepo has high hopes for the team this season and is working towards getting the team...

Nicolas Restrepo Shoots for a Great Season

Restrepo defends the goal alongside teammate Alex Biondi.

Hannah Cordes, Sports Editor

May 22, 2015

One of the players leading off the attack on this year's water polo team was junior Nicolas Restrepo. Restrepo's water polo journey began five years ago when his grandfather, who used to play, encouraged him to start. Restrepo has just finished his third year of playing for the Gables team and is...

Water Polo: Gables Makes a Splash

Coach Fraga and the girls water polo team huddle during a break.

Kelsy Pacheco, Sports Editor, Camilo Bacca, Photographer

March 9, 2015

  On Tuesday March 3, the girls and boys water polo teams played tough matches against Coral Reef and Columbus. The girls played a great game coming out on top and beating Coral Reef 28-0, and the boys played a tough match against Columbus but in the end were defeated 15-20. In the boys game, the team tried their hardest, but lost ...

Athlete of the Week: Romain Lecat

Senior Water Polo Player Romain Lecat had 7 goals and 7 assists, leading the team to an impressive 4-0 run and winning the Manga Water Polo Tournament in Ft. Lauderdale.

Kelsy Pacheco, Sports Editor

March 8, 2015

Passionate for both land and water sports, senior Romain Lecat is sure to leave Gables with his legacy established. Currently playing for the water polo team, Lecat has found himself to have a passion for sports like rugby and soccer. This being his last year on the team, Lecat wants to give it his...

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