News Archive

2019

  • October

    Raider swimmers give back to community

    Scott Berman
    Ransom Everglades School commitment to community was on full display at the Ansin Aquatic Center this past Saturday. Scholars from the Breakthrough program spent the day with both our girls and boys swim team learning and engaging in swim development. A special thank you goes out to all who made this day possible. 

    Daniella Nunez, program director at the Breakthrough project had these words to share about the event.
    "I want to thank coach Huggins and coach Hastings for going out of there way in making this such a special day for everyone. It was a beautiful experience for all involved and I can testify it was truly a REACH project. Some taught, some learned and all took part in a gratifying activity. I wish you could have seen how both the middle schoolers and the upper schoolers grew just by sharing their swim experience with the Breakthrough scholars. The Breakthrough scholars who were mostly very shy at the beginning ended up having an amazing time and would like to get back in the pool and practice their new skills soon".

    Congratulations to all involved on a wonderful day!
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  • Raiders give back to community

    Scott Berman
    Ransom Everglades School commitment to community was on full display at the Ansin Aquatic Center this past Saturday. Scholars from the Breakthrough program spent the day with both our girls and boys swim team learning and engaging in swim development. A special thank you goes out to all who made this day possible. 

    Daniella Nunez, program director at the Breakthrough project had these words to share about the event.
    "I want to thank coach Huggins and coach Hastings for going out of his way in making this such a special day for everyone. It was a beautiful experience for all involved and I can testify it was truly a REACH project. Some taught, some learned and all took part in a gratifying activity. I wish you could have seen how both the middle schoolers and the upper schoolers grew just by sharing their swim experience with the Breakthrough scholars. The Breakthrough scholars who were mostly very shy at the beginning ended up having an amazing time and would like to get back in the pool and practice their new skills soon".

    Congratulations to all involved on a wonderful day!
     
     
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  • Raiders win Smoothie King Invitational silver bracket

    Scott Berman
    The Raiders completed their final tournament of the season as they took home the Silver Bracket Title, defeating West Broward High School in straight sets. The tournament kicked off with pool play games on Friday afternoon. The Raiders got off to a strong start behind the play of Junior Carmela Ribadeneira '21 who had 10 kills, 14 service points and 6 aces as they breezed past Florida Christian, 25-18, 25-10. In the final match of the day, Ransom Everglades defeated Cypress Bay High School by a score of 25-8, 25-18. Sophia Capote '22 led the way with 5 service points and 2 aces. Saturday's opener proved to be a difficult matchup as the Raiders welcomed the 31st ranked team in the state of Florida (Community School of Naples) into town. The Raiders came up just short, losing in two tightly contested sets as they finished pool play at 2-1. A semifinal showdown with Southwest High School would await the Raiders later in the day. Behind strong performances from sophomore Daniela Ortiz '22 and junior Kelli Miller '21 the Raiders would advance with scores of 26-24, 25-13. A championship match awaited pitting the Raiders against West Broward High School. Ortiz would have her best game of the season with 21 digs, 8 service points and 18 assists as the Raiders won by scores of 25-21, 25-18. The Raiders will now turn their attention to the district playoffs as they await the winner of Carrollton School of The Sacred Heart vs Archimedean. 
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  • Raiders close out regular season with win

    Scott Berman
    Cara Signoret '22 had 11 service points and Mia Balestra '21 posted a season high 20 kills as the 13-5 Raiders defeated Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in straight sets. Despite an early deficit in set one the Raiders fought back and never trailed again. Anna Sannia '20 contributed 10 digs and Sophie Antezana '20 added 10 kills to help the Raiders clinch the #1 seed in the district tournament. Both teams wore pink uniforms to help raise awareness for breast cancer as part of the Dig Pink initiative which is designed to educate and empower young athletes while also teaching the value and importance of giving back to the community. All proceeds from the event will go towards breast cancer research and wellness.
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  • Raider defense continues to shine

    Scott Berman
    Nick Lampert '21 continued his strong play with four catches and two touchdowns as the Raiders extended their win streak to six. Both teams struggled to move the ball in the first quarter behind strong defensive efforts. Early in the second quarter Robbie Moret 20', in his first start at quarterback found junior Walker White '21 on a 15 yard square in route. Moments later Moret found Lampert open across the middle for the first touchdown of the night. Citi Christian Academy looked poised to return the favor until an interception by Lampert which featured a 60 yard touchdown return changed the momentum and sent the Raiders into halftime with a 14-0 lead. The second half saw the Raiders feature a ball control offense behind junior running back George Laranjeira Hazel 21' and a a 35 yard field goal by Caleb Carlson 22' to a secure a 17-0 victory. 

    The shutout is now the Raiders fourth of the year in what continues to be a remarkable statistical season for the defense. The Raiders will now turn their focus to a tough St. Andrews team this Friday, October 11th at 7:00 PM in what will be the last regualar season home game.   
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  • Raiders win silver division

    Scott Berman
    With three victories in four matches the Raiders completed a successful tournament weekend behind strong performances from senior Anna Sannia '20 and junior Mia Balestra '21. Both players came up big in pool play with double digit kills and service points leading the Raiders to a three set victory over Doral Academy.  Despite a hard fought loss to Divine Savior later in the day the Raiders secured a semifinal berth in the silver division.  

    Julia Williamson '22 had eight service points and three kills in the first semifinal of the day as the Raiders defeated Gulliver Prep 25-18, 25-15 to move on to the championship game verse Palmetto Senior High School.  The Raiders jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as Sophie Antezana '20 and Mia Balestra had 13 kills leading to a 25-17, 25-17 victory giving Ransom Everglades a silver division championship.
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  • Raiders send seniors out with victory

    Scott Berman
    Senior Sophie Antezana '20 had 11 kills and four digs as the Raiders defeated Chaminade-Madonna in straight sets to remain unbeaten on their home court. The Raiders also received significant contributions from senior Ana Sannia '20 and lunior Mia Balestra '21. In what was an emotional night, the Raiders played at a high level from the start and never trailed. The victory puts the Raiders at eight wins to only four losses with districts three weeks away. Congratulations to seniors Sophia Antezana and Ana Sannia on tremendous careers. The Raider family appreciates all you have done for Ransom Everglades Volleyball. 
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  • Jake Beber-Frankel wins in dramatic fashion, Raiders place sixth

    Scott Berman
    Jake Beber-Frankel '20 captured the individual title at the Maverick Invitational in dramatic fashion with an eagle on the final hole to force a playoff before taking the championship in extra holes. Zach Buttrick '20 kept the Raiders in the team competition with a +3 (73) to finish in a tie for 6th. Marc Chaneles '20 and Kobe Lopez '23 posted strong finishes as the Raiders finished sixth in the 15 team field.
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  • Raiders sail to success

    Scott Berman
    This past weekend the Raiders participated in their first South Points Regatta of the season. The Intracoastal Waterway venue in Broward County, notorious for shifty winds challenged and frustrated the fleet throughout the day. The varsity team was able to navigate through the difficult conditions to finish second in the 25 team field and continue its strong start to the season.

    In the junior varsity competition the Raiders fielded two teams as freshman Skippers Jackson McAliley 23' and Olivia Drugard '23 along  with veteran crews of Gabe Vianna 21' and  Lucas Vianna '21 dominated the16 boat fleet with top finishes throughout the day. Congratulations to all our sailors on a fantastic competition. 
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  • Raiders win home meet

    Scott Berman
    Lauren Heller '22, Mattie Barfield 21', and Alex Hommen '22 were all victorious in individual races as the Raiders defeated Carrolton School of the Sacred Heart, and Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in yesterday's dual swim meet at the Ansin Aquatic Center. The girls got off to a strong start with a team victory in the 200 yard medley relay and carried that momentum throughout the meet. Other standout performers included Meredith Hutchinson '20 with a victory in the 100 yard butterfly (1:03.09) and Sophie G '22 who was victorious in the 100 yard breastroke (1:17.95).
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  • Raiders place fourth in 15 team field at South Florida PGA Invitational

    Scott Berman
    Jake Beber-Frankel '20 and Jackson Langer '24 led the way as the Raiders impressed at Boca Grove Country Club. In the individual competition, Beber-Frankel had rounds of 75-70 to finish one shot off the lead. Langer fired rounds of 78-78 to finish in a tie for 18th in the 75 player tournament. Zack Buttrick 20' and Marc Chaneles 20' also played well as both finished in the top half of the field. The two day tournament saw 15 teams from all over the state come together and compete for both team and individual honors
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  • Raiders stay unbeaten, extend winning streak to five

    Scott Berman
    Junior Nick Lampert '21 led the way behind a 60 yard kickoff return and three catches including a touchdown as the Raiders continued their winning streak defeating Coral Shores 21-0. As has been the case all season, quarterback Thomas Schein '21 and his strong group of receivers proved to be too much to handle on the offensive side of the ball. Defensively the Raiders shutout another opponent and have not allowed a point in 12 straight quarters of football. The victory moves the Raiders into sole possession of first place in their division. 
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  • September

    Raiders sweep at Riviera Prep

    Scott Berman
    Carmela Ribadenira '21 had nine kills and 3 blocks as the Raiders handled Riviera Prep in straight sets. Juniors Cami Lindsey '21 and Valentina Londono '21 had impressive performances with double digit assists, and digs. The Raiders showed no signs of a let down following their five game tournament over the weekend as they jumped out to an early 15-7 lead in set one. Sophomore Valentina Londono '22 contributed 11 assists to help close out the set and the Raiders cruised home to victory by scores of 25-18, 25-20, and 29-27. 
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  • Raiders battle to a tie with Mater Academy Lakes High School

    Scott Berman
    Rachel DeAngulo '20 continued her winning ways with  a -1 under par 34 to finish with the top score in yesterdays dual match vs Mater Academy Lakes High School. The Raiders also received key contributions from Phoebe Beber-Frankel '20 with a four over par 38. Rounding out the scoring for the Raiders were Olivia Castillo '21 and Aliyah Cohen '22 with scores of 45 and 50. Both teams finished with total scores of 167, good enough for a first place tie.
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  • Raiders finish third in nine team field

    Scott Berman
    A round featuring multiple birdies by Jake Beber-Frankel '20 and Jackson Langer '24 was the highlight of the day as the Raiders finished third at the Dade County Youth Fair Golf Invitational. Frankel finished second overall after falling just short in a playoff with a -1 under par 71. Other key contributors were Marc Chaneles '20 and Zach Buttrick '20 who both played well on the difficult course. The Raiders finished third with a 313 overall score, good enough for third place. The Raiders will have a quick turnaround as they head to Boca Raton, Florida for the SFPGA High School Invitational on Friday, September 27th.
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  • Defense shines again in 42-0 victory over Marathon

    Scott Berman
    Strong winds and heavy rain did little to prevent the Raiders from a fourth straight victory. The defense got after it on the opening drive with a strip sack and fumble recovery by Stephen Garrett '20. Moments later Junior quarterback Thomas Schein '21 found Senior receiver Rober Moret '20 on a 20 yard touchdown pass giving the Raiders an early 7-0 lead. Later in the half Thomas Heisel '21 would record his first touchdown of the season from three yards out to extend the lead to 14-0. The Raider defense would continue to dominate the line of scrimmage forcing three turnovers. A punt return touchdown by Moret and a receiving touchdown by Nicholas Lampert '21 would put the score at 35-0 at halfime. A running clock in the second half allowed the Raiders to control time of possession and cruise on home for a 42-0 victory and stay unbeaten on the season.
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  • Junior Varsity Raiders win silver bracket

    Scott Berman
    An impressive performance from Sophmore Verena Gonzalez '22 and freshman Lila Diamond 23' paved the way for a 3-1 tournament record and champions of the silver bracket. The Raiders opened pool play with victories over Carrolton School of the Sacred Heart, and Doral Academy before falling just short against volleyball powerhouse Divine Savior. A 2-1 record put the Raiders in the championship game of the silver bracket where Freshman Elise Echarte '23 came up big with multiple service wins as she led her team to a victory. Great job Raiders!
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  • Raiders finish sixth, Sophie Antezana '20 makes all tournament team

    Scott Berman
    Sophia Antezana '20 led the way as the Raiders finished sixth at the C-M Cares Tournament hosted by Chaminade-Madonna. Friday's pool play action saw Ransom Everglades defeat St. John Paul Academy and Miami Country Day in straight sets before coming up just short to Cypress Bay (15-25, 27,25,16-14). Mia Balestra '21 and Cami Lindsey '21 had strong performances in all three matches. Saturday came quickly and the Raiders once again proved up to the task with a great victory over Chaminade-Madonna. The Raiders would finish the tournament with a 3-2 record and a top tier finish.
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  • RE junior advances to sailing national champs

    Ransom Everglades’ Javi Garcon ’21 navigated through heavy rain, high winds and choppy seas to advance to the 2019 Interscholastic Sailing Association Cressy Singlehanded National Championship Regatta during a qualifying regatta Sept. 21-22 on Biscayne Bay.
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  • Jake Beber-Frankel '20 wins again, Raiders finish 3rd

    Scott Berman
    Jake Beber-Frankel 20' continued his winning ways with a one over par 73 at Crandon Park Golf Course. Weather once again played a factor as high winds kept players from going low on the already difficult course. Senior Marc Chaneles '20 put together an impressive round with a six over par 78, good enough for a third place finish. Zach Buttrick 20' and Jonathan Pollack 23' rounded out the scoring for the Raiders as the team finished just one shot back of second place. The Raiders will get back to work today as they prepare for the Miami-Dade Youth Fair Tournament Tuesday, September 24th.
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  • Raiders swim to a win in dual match

    Scott Berman
    Victories by Lauren Heller '22 in the 500 meter freestyle and Arjun Badwal's '23 first high school win in the 200 meter individual medley helped lead the Raiders to an easy victory over Westminster Christian in Thursday's dual match. Both teams were strong in all relays as they tuned up for Saturday's RE invitational. Opening race wins by both the girls and boys teams to start the afternoon gave the Raiders a lead that they would not relinquish as they would go on to a 123-18 girls victory and 97-38 boys victory. 
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  • DeAngulo '20 wins individual competition, Raiders place third

    Scott Berman
    On a day where scoring was difficult Rachel DeAngulo performed masterfully as she finished in a tie for first with a +3 (38).  Finishing one shot off the pace was Phoebe Beber-Frankel with a +4 (39). Despite wind gusts above 20 mph all Raider golfers performed well in tdifficult conditions.The Raiders will return to practice today as they prepare for an important match next Tuesday, September, 24th at the Biltmore Golf Course.
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  • Raiders outlast St. Brendan in five set thriller

    Scott Berman
    Dani Ortiz '21 returned from injury with a team high 44 assists as the Raiders remained unbeaten in September. The Raiders jumped out to a fast start winning the opening set 25-21. Saint Brendan would return the favor in the second set knotting the match at 1-1. Both teams would trade punches in sets three and four leading to a decisive fifth set. Cami Lindsey '21 and Sophia Antezana '20 would come up clutch with three kills each in the final set, leading the Raiders to a 15-9 victory and a match win. The win puts the Raiders at 3-0 as they head into the CM Cares Tournament this weekend and Chaminade Madonna. 
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  • Raiders protect home court with big win

    Scott Berman
    Mia Balestra '21 finished with a season-high 23 kills as Ransom Everglades won a four-set decision (25-22, 25-20, 21-25, 25-22) over Gulliver Prep, Friday night.  There was plenty of back-and-forth action throughout the match with the two teams battling through 25 ties and 10 lead changes in the four-set match. In the decisive fourth set, Ransom Everglades built an early lead and carried that lead all the way to the finish.  Cami Lindsey '21 came through in a big way with 13 service point and seven digs. Also contributing were Kelli Miller '21 who had 12 digs, and Juliana Williamson '22' with nine kills. The win puts the Raiders at 2-0 as they head into an important match up with Saint Brendan School at home on Wednesday, September 18th, 5:30 PM.
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  • Raiders Reclaim Oar

    Scott Berman
    In front of a huge crowd the Raiders did not disappoint as they REclaimed the oar from Palmer Trinity by a score of 30-0. The dynamic duo of Junior quarterback Thomas Schein '21 and Senior wide receiver Robert Moret '20 could not be stopped as both had huge nights. Schein '21 threw for 175 yards and four touchdowns as the Raiders turned a tight first quarter into a blowout after halftime. Jonathan Prio Touzet '20 got things started for the Raiders with a strong speed rush off the left end and a strip sack that resulted in a safety. Later in the half a 15 yard touchdown catch by Walker White '21 extended the lead to 9-0. Following a 35 minute lightning delay the Raiders came out strong in the second half putting together scoring drives of 40,45, and 55 yards as they pulled away from the Falcons. The defense continued its impressive season with another shutout and has only allowed seven points in three games. The Raiders will look to improve to 4-0 when they host Marathon, Friday, September 27th at 7:00 PM. 
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  • Team depth on display as Raiders win dual meet

    Raider dominance was on full display Wednesday as both the girls and boys put together strong performances in their victory over Miami Country Day.  Matti Barfield 21' and Alexandra Hommen 22' led the way for the Raiders with victories in the 200 yard individual medley and the 100 yard freestyle. On the boys side, Nicolas Valls 20' put up a strong time in the 50 yard freestyle that was good enough for a first place finish. Both teams were also excellent in relay competition with multiple victories. The Raiders will now turn their attention to the RE invite on Saturday, September 21st with the first race scheduled to kick off at 10:00 AM.
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  • Raiders place 2nd in seven team field

    Scott Berman
    A breezy South Florida afternoon led to difficult scoring conditions at the Community High School Varsity Golf Match at Deering Bay Golf Club. Gulliver, Palmer, Riviera, Palmetto, Westminster, Florida Christian and Ransom Everglades met for a nine hole challenge on the difficult mangrove lined golf course. Jake Beber-Frankel led the Raiders with a stellar 3 under par 33. Marc Chaneles followed with a one over par 37, while Jackson Langer shot a two over par 38. Jonathan Pollak rounded out the scoring with a 41. As a team the Raiders finished one shot off the lead while defeating all other schools by a large margin.
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  • Raiders find success in first meet

    Scott Berman
    After multiple weeks of practice both the boys and girls swim team got their first chance to compete on the road at Pinerest School. Somerset Academy also competed in the three team meet. Magnus Kron 21'  got the Raiders off to a blazing start winning his two individual races. Later in the afternoon both Raider teams kept that momentum going winning all relays against Somerset Academy. Both teams defeated Somerset Academy in the individuals and combined team formats but came up just short again Pinecrest. The Raiders will get back in the pool for practice today before they host Miami Country Day tomorrow at 4:00 PM.  
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  • Raiders stay undefeated

    Scott Berman
    A gametime temperature of 93 degrees proved no match for the Raiders high octane passing offense. Led by rising Junior quarterback Thomas Schein 21' and Senior receiver Robert Moret 20' the Raiders put together an eight-play 60 yard drive highlighted by a 15 yard touchdown pass to Moret 20'. Later in the first half Walker White 21' recovered a fumble and scored extending the lead to 21-0.  The second half saw Westminster Christian score quickly and momentum appeared to be on their side. However, two key third down conversions by Nicholas Lampert 21' and Robert Moret 20' would put an end to any comeback attempt as the Raiders controlled the clock throughout the fourth quarter in route to a 21-7 victory. The win keeps the Raiders undefeated as they head into the battle for the oar against Palmer Trinity in what will be the Raiders home opener.
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  • Raiders sweep on the road

    Scott Berman
    The Raiders Girls Varsity Golf Team came away victorious as they competed in a match vs Mater Academy and Our Lady of Lourdes Academy at Miccosukee Golf Club. Despite difficult weather conditions, the Raiders were led by seniors Phoebe Beber-Frankel '20 and Rachel DeAngulo '20 who shot 41, and 44. The Raiders will get back to practice today and begin preparations for their next match at the Biltmore Golf Course on Tuesday, September 17th.
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  • August

    Raiders shutout Florida Christian in season opener

    Scott Berman
    The Raider football team went on the road to start their 2019-20 season and left no doubt they were ready to play with a resounding 20-0 victory over Florida Christian.
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  • Raiders defeat Palmer Trinity

    Scott Berman
    The Raiders put together another impressive perfomance following a victory over Gulliver Prep earlier in the week with a resounding defeat over Palmer Trinity. Led by Mia Balestra and her fifteen kills the Raiders were victorious in four sets. Valentina Londono contributed in a big way with thirty eight assists and Caro Signoret finished with three aces and eleven service points. 
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< 2019
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
Middle School2045 South Bayshore DriveTel: 305-250-6850
Upper School3575 Main HighwayTel: 305-460-8800
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.