Standout seasons for Miami Country Day School cross-country teams

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The Miami Country Day School boys’ varsity cross-country organisation had a stellar season. The Spartans went 18-1, won a third uninterrupted district championship, finished a fifth uninterrupted informal coming (finishing runner-up) and reached states where they placed ninth.

Miami Country Day was led by sophomore Alex Cohen and comparison Julian Schultz. Junior Jacob Strouse, comparison Conor Space and beginner Ryan Finvarb were superb around a season.

The Miami Country Day School girls’ varsity cross-country organisation finished a clever deteriorate during 14-3 and were runners-up in a district tournament. After subordinate for regionals for a fifth uninterrupted season, a Spartans reached states where they placed 19th.

A immature Miami Country Day organisation was led by eighth grader Isabella Allen along with sixth grader Kitty Simmonds, seventh grader Klara Meyer, sixth grader Sydney Fuentes, and ninth grader Lea Ankonina.

South Kendall football

The South Kendall Gators came from behind to lift off a dissapoint by violence a formerly undefeated Kendall Boys Girls Club Kolts 18-14 in a 12U (130 pound) semifinal of a Miami Xtreme Youth Football League during Ted Hendricks Stadium during Milander Park in Hialeah.

Trailing 14-6, a Gators rallied to win their eighth true game.

With 7:51 to go in a third quarter, Rayshawn Williams scored on a 1-yard run to cut a necessity to dual 14-12. Williams helped set-up his possess measure by racing 28 yards and afterwards 3 yards. Quarterback Kevin Smith finished a pivotal pass to Trenard Wilson, before Williams large 28-yard run.

With 9:01 remaining in a game, Williams pennyless a tackle in a backfield en track to a winning 66-yard touchdown run around a right side.

The Gators invulnerability stood clever 3 times on goal-line stands in a second half to also inflection a victory. Jimmie Bryant, Romello Gatlin, Camron Jones, Alvin Kemp, Cedric Sawyer and Ali Skipper helped lead that defense.

Jones and Kemp were superb throughout. Wilson had an interception in a finish territory to stop one, and Raymond Williams intercepted a pass to sign a win.

The Kolts (11-1) went forward 6-0 when quarterback Ari Arteaga scored on a 6-yard run to finish a initial quarter. South Kendall (9-3) evened things in a second entertain on a 4-yard touchdown run by Rayshawn Williams, who set-up his measure on a 16-yard pass play from Smith.

On a indirect kickoff, Jahvar McSween retrieved a turn after it sksipped over his conduct and afterwards raced 70 yards for a movement overhanging touchdown late in a second quarter. Matthew Enriquez kicked a 2-pointer with Arteaga a holder, and Kendall Boys Girls Club led 14-6.

Raymond Williams took a subsequent kickoff and ran 40 yards into Kolts’ territory, though Patrick Silva of Kendall Boys Girls Club recovered a fail a few plays after to stop a drive. Teammate Eric Contreras had a fail liberation progressing in a initial half, and Ricardo Marcado took a feign punt 51 yards to a South Kendall 9-yard line in a fourth quarter.

North Miami Beach football

The North Miami Beach Sundevils softened to 10-1 by winning a 12U (130 pound) semifinal of a Miami Xtreme Youth Football League during Ted Hendricks Stadium during Milander Park in Hialeah.

The Sundevils kick a West Miramar Patriots 24-6.

After a scoreless initial half, Ebelson Raphael returned a second half kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown. Bryan Trillos kicked a initial of 3 2-pointers with Dmitri Pierre a hilt and Karyne David a snapper.

Keyon Brezilla employed a restraint of Nathaniel Gesper and Gregory Pierre-Louis to measure on a 20-yard run. RayJe’ Grant had a 46-yard touchdown run with plain restraint from Ezekiel Figueroa, Wesly Joseph and David.

Phon’te Mannings, Patrell Nadal, Riyad Wilmot and Raphael also blocked well, and D’Mor Jean-Baptiste, Grant and Joseph anchored a clever defense.

Darrell Watson scored late in a diversion for West Miramar to equivocate a shutout.

St. Brendan sports

St. Brendan High School seniors Benito Varela, Nicolas Lares, Hugo Casilla and Zuhayr Pigot sealed their inhabitant letters of intent.

Benito will play round for a NCAA Division we Stetson University Hatters. Nicolas and Hugo will play round for a NCAA Division II University of Bridgeport Purple Knights, and Zuhayr Pigot will float for a NCAA Division we University of North Carolina Tar Heels.

All 3 round players perceived full academic/athletic scholarship. Zuhayr warranted a 65-percent jaunty scholarship.

Scheck Hillel sports

Scheck Hillel Community School named Daniel Ohayon as a Student-Athlete of a Week.

Ohayon, a senior, had his second double-double of a deteriorate with 11 points and 14 rebounds in a 49-34 district win for a boys’ varsity basketball organisation over Archbishop Curley. He is one of a team’s hardest workers, and it shows on a court—practice and games.

Miami Country Day sports

Miami Country Day School: Middle School Female Athlete of a Week: Jordan Sheppard (basketball) led a Spartans with 14 points, 3 rebounds and dual steals in a 34-19 win opposite Gulliver.

Middle School Male Athlete of a Week: Anthony Cervone (soccer) scored a idea and sum an support in 2-1 win opposite Westminster Christian.

Upper School Male Athlete of a Week: Mick Lynott (basketball) scored 19 points in a Spartans’ 77-33 win opposite Somerset Central Academy.

Upper School Female Athlete of a Week: Michelle Berry (basketball) sum for 35 points and 17 rebounds in wins opposite Colonial Christian and Lake Highland Prep.

Hochberg Prep sports

The Hochberg Prep third-fourth class dwindle football organisation kick Hebrew Academy 35-12.

They will play a leader of Hillel/Lehrman in a championship. They are led by third-grade pouch dilettante Max Jacobs and quarterbacks/running backs Jack Harris, Zack Kaplan and Meyer Cusnir.

The Hochberg Prep fifth class dwindle football organisation degraded Posnack 42-21 to bind a tip seed in a playoffs.

The Hochberg Prep undefeated core propagandize girls’ basketball organisation clinched a tip seed and IAL South Division pretension with a win over Hillel 24-9. The Lions are led by a extreme safeguard play of Daniella Aronsky.

They also accept plain play from Ariel Fishman and forwards Mia Ohana and Emily Davidovic. In a playoffs, they will be though their captain and heading scorer and rebounder Ahava Greenbaum, who pennyless her finger.


Two people from Miami and one from Coral Gables perceived awards during a 65th USTA Florida Annual Meeting Volunteer Celebration during a Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando.

The weekend celebrating Florida tennis volunteers and village advocates also enclosed educational sessions, a tennis mixer, a Starry, Starry Night Awards Dinner Dancing, and a Sunday Breakfast with a Stars awards.

Team Tennis Volunteer Of The Year Kara Borromeo of Miami

Whether it’s captaining internal Junior Team Tennis squads, bringing travelling teams to informal Team Tennis Challenges or going to JTT nationals, Kara Borromeo is a hustler in removing kids active in organisation tennis in a Miami area.

She said: “If it were not for Junior Team Tennis events, these kids would substantially never have a eventuality to knowledge tennis foe and a intercourse of being on a team. They have so many fun roving to events.”

The executive of tennis during Coral Reef Park in Palmetto Bay has volunteered as a JTT captain and organizer over a past 5 years, and is typically concerned with 7 or some-more teams any season.

In serve Kara also orderly proffer opportunities for high propagandize students to support as 10 and Under Tennis justice monitors, and assisted staff during a initial Miami Tennis Cup featuring 10 and Under Tennis during a 2014 Sony Open.

Junior Competitive Coach Of The Year Kevin Chow of Miami

The Director of Tennis during a Tamiami Tennis Center and J.D. Redd Park, Kevin Chow takes time out from coaching some of a tip juniors in Florida to minister to girl tennis in a series of other ways.

As partial of a USTA Florida Coaches Commission, he is personification a partial in reshaping a Florida girl tennis landscape to yield a softened knowledge for girl players. As a partial of a Tenis para Todos initiative, or Tennis for Everyone, he promotes tennis in a Hispanic village in a city of Homestead during J.D. Redd Park.

Also on his radar annually are partnering with Special Olympics of Florida, and gripping kids active and concerned with organisation use besides contest play with Junior Team Tennis during his facilities.

The manager of a championship Florida Zonal 12-and-under organisation in 2013, Chow’s cadre of Top 25-ranked girl players includes Kelsey Laurente, who plays a tip singles position for a University of Miami.

Albert Carrington Balink Award (Junior Player Of The Year) Katerina Stewart of Coral Gables

This year Katerina rose to inhabitant inflection by reaching a semifinals of a US Open girl girls’ event, on a heels of violence out some of a world’s tip veteran players, winning 3 USTA Pro Circuit events during age 17.

In 2014, she won a prestigious Easter Bowl and won her fourth career age multiplication pretension during a USTA Florida Bobby Curtis Junior State Championships. She became a initial actor in 27 years to win 4 titles during a event.

Ranked No.1 in Florida and No.11 in a nation, her girl ranking suffered due to her success during pro events, that warranted her a ranking of No.543 on a WTA tour.

The initial Floridian given associate Hispanic Mary Joe Fernandez to win a Orange Bowl, Katerina says representing and ancillary a girl growth of Hispanics in Florida stays one of her passions.

A former Sportsmanship Award winner, Katerina says she balances a enterprise to best paint a USTA Florida Section on and off a court.

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The FBU National Championship kicked off Dec. 6 during 16 venues opposite America, with a winners advancing to turn 2.

The structure of a Football University National Championship is a multiple of a Little League World Series and a NCAA Mar Madness. The single-elimination tournament, comforts 192-region-based teams (64-teams in any age corner – 6th, 7th and 8th grade) comprised of a tip 30 all-star athletes from their area who had to try out to acquire a register spot.

The initial 4 rounds will start during informal sites, with a semifinals and championship weekend Dec. 20-21 in Naples for a final 4 teams in any age bracket.

Miami-Dade County girl athletes have been given a unusual respect of participating in a contest commencement Dec. 6. Sixth graders, seventh graders, and eighth graders were comparison to play for a FBU Miami-Dade County Team in any of their class levels. Each team, comprised of tip football players from by a county, will be competing in full hit football games with a ultimate idea of advancing to a championship in Naples.

The Miami-Dade County team, led by State Director Damian Sosa, will start a contest on Dec. 6 in West Palm Beach.

This year’s contest outlines a fourth year of a biggest girl football eventuality to date, with 192 teams nationwide, including some-more than 250 games, 6,000 athletes and 1,200 coaches. The contest will showcase 250 games by a three-week period, ensuing in some-more than 1,000 hours of play.


NFL Football Matters

The National Football Foundation announced a launch of, a absolute new serve to a organization’s debate to inflection a good in a diversion and a lifelong advantages to those who play it.

“Football creates a certain impact on so many levels, and we satisfied that we indispensable a centralized apparatus for capturing and subsequently constrained all a good football stories out there,” pronounced NFF President CEO Steve Hatchell. “ provides us a manly height for addressing that blank and delivering constrained calm directly to audiences who can assistance us amplify a messages about a value of football in producing leaders and formulating educational opportunities.”

NFF Chairman Archie Manning added: “It’s only delightful to be partial of something that does so many good for a immature people. The stories are out there, including a thousands of immature kids who could not have left to college though got some assist since of football, and their lives have been altered for a better. will capacitate us to directly constraint those stories and enthuse a subsequent era to serve their educations.”

The NFF has related with Arkleus Broadcasting, a Dallas-based full-service media company, to emanate a platform, that also encompasses a clever amicable media member to benefit traction for a campaign.

“Arkleus is respected and anxious to be comparison by such a prestigious American establishment as a NFF to build and marketplace an sparkling new sports media property,” pronounced Arkleus Broadcasting President Joe Shults. “We are sexually committed to assisting a NFF in any proceed to protect, enhance, and safeguard a destiny of football for generations to come.”

The site focuses on stories, videos, and franchises highlighting a unequivocally best in high propagandize and college football, such as: Football Moms, Special Teams, Hook Corporate Ladder, Man-to-Man, a Quote of a Day and many more. The site will also be a home to disdainful profiles of Campbell Trophy finalists, Leadership Award Winners, Courage Award Winners and all a honors compared with a NFF.

“We are unequivocally vehement about a Football Matters initiative,” pronounced Hatchell. “I wish to appreciate everybody during Arkleus for their passion for a project. They have finished a miraculous pursuit of removing it adult and using in a brief volume of time, and we have already perceived good feedback.”

The site focuses on a stories that elicit a qualities of leadership, sportsmanship, rival zeal, impression building and a expostulate for educational value that exemplifies many of a immature organisation who play football and a families who support them.

You can learn some-more about a site and watch a video featuring NFF Chairman Archie Manning and NFF Board Members Jack Ford, Archie Griffin, Kevin Plank and Rod West by clicking here.





Orange Bowl shoe drive

The Orange Bowl announced a launch of a annual Kicks For Kids Program, in partnership with In Jacob’s Shoes, a internal present that provides new and kindly used shoes, propagandize reserve and jaunty boots and apparatus to economically disadvantaged youth.

The classification will once again plea schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to collect shoes. In addition, a Orange Bowl is partnering with Baptist Health South Florida to use a comforts as village collection sites. Anyone can dump off a span of new or kindly used jaunty boots in a Kicks For Kids boxes during participating Miami-Dade or Broward County Baptist Health Urgent Care Centers or Baptist Health Medical Plazas. TD Bank is also an associate unite of this year’s Kicks for Kids Program.

The Orange Bowl and Baptist Health are hosting a imitation challenge, where people can post cinema of themselves donating boots during a Baptist Health collection sites for a possibility to win a VIP knowledge for dual during a 2014 MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic featuring diversion tickets and behind-the-scenes access. To participate, donors are speedy to use a hastag #Kicks4KidsChallenge tagging @BaptistHealthSF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and, commission their family and friends to take a challenge.

For a propagandize challenge, 6 schools – 3 schools from Miami-Dade and 3 from Broward County – will have a eventuality to win adult to $1,500. Participating schools from opposite both counties are asked to collect new or kindly used jaunty boots and cleats around a month of November. The tip collectors from Miami-Dade and Broward counties will any accept a $1,500 extend from a Orange Bowl, with a second and third finishers receiving $1,000 and $500, respectively.

Last year, a Orange Bowl collected some-more than 4,000 shoes, a infancy from a School Challenge. This year, a Orange Bowl’s idea is to collect 5,000 pairs for South Florida youth.

“The South Florida community’s response to a Orange Bowl’s Kicks for Kids module has been unequivocally gratifying,” pronounced Orange Bowl CEO Eric Poms. “Because of their contributions, we have exceeded a possess goals in any of a initial 3 years. We can’t wait to see a formula of this year’s challenge.”

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Other businesses and people are also speedy to participate.

If we or your business would like to collect or yield boots or make a financial benefaction to a program, hit Melissa Klein during

The Orange Bowl is a 360-member, primarily-volunteer non-profit sports classification that promotes and serves a South Florida community.

The Orange Bowl comforts a year-round news of events culminating with a Capital One Orange Bowl on Dec 31, 2014. Other Orange Bowl core events embody a MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic, Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by Sports Authority, Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta, Orange Bowl Swim Classic and Orange Bowl Paddle Championships.

For information on a 2014-15 Orange Bowl events, including promotional and proffer opportunities by a Ambassador Program presented by Panera Bread,

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In Jacob’s Shoes is a 501(c)3 Charity and was shaped in 2009 in amatory memory of Jacob S. Zweig. In Jacob’s Shoes provides new and kindly used shoes, propagandize reserve and jaunty rigging to children in need as good as grants for camp, jaunty and alleviation programs.

Since inception, In Jacob’s Shoes has served some-more than 80 agencies, schools and shelters and supposing 23,000+ pairs of boots and 2,500 backpacks with propagandize reserve for children critical in shelters, inspire caring and misery in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.

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Heads Up

Former parsimonious finish Troy Drayton played 9 seasons in a NFL, including 1996-99 with a Miami Dolphins, and he is a Dolphins’ girl module coordinator.

Drayton sum a new pretension to his résumé — NAmbassador for Heads Up Football.

The Nand USA Football jointly announced a inhabitant launch of Heads Up Football, a girl football module directed during creation football softened and safer for all who play it. The module is being upheld with a $1.5 million extend from a NFoundation.

Three million kids already play tackle football, and a diversion can be even safer. Heads Up Football includes a rebellious indication that removes a conduct from a game.

Heads Up Football has 5 core elements: The use of a Heads Up Tackling model; coaching certification; Player Safety Coaches; concussion education; and correct equipment-fitting.

The module was launched in 3 exam markets final year. This year, it stretched to some-more than 600 girl leagues in 50 states. Of these leagues, 100 were reserved a former Nplayer mentor. Drayton served as a manager to a internal Heads Up League — a Tamiami Colts of a Miami Xtreme Youth Football League.

Park upgrade

The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County District 13 Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr., announce a execution of new amenities during a 20-acre Norman and Jean Reach Park, 7901 NW 176 St., Miami.

The improvements embody a new six-foot fringe pavement corridor with wayside shadowy benches, stretched petrify square space around a distraction core and benefaction building, and a new unstable bleacher.

Miami-Dade County and The School Board of Miami-Dade County have entered into agreements to yield for a corner use of their respectively owned open properties for recreational purposes. Palm Springs North Elementary School is adjacent to a park, and a walking trail will be built on both properties to yield a protected track for walking activities. This plan was finished probable with a assistance of Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, a School Board and a School Board Chair, Perla Taberas Hantman, District 4, where Palm Springs North Elementary School is located.

“Amenities such as these will yield residents and visitors with some-more opportunities to suffer inlet and distraction during Norman and Jean Reach Park,” pronounced Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “I wish to appreciate a Parks Department for a good work in assisting us build a healthier and some-more bearable community.”

Commissioner Bovo said: “I am unequivocally gratified to see this finished growth during Norman and Jean Reach Park. we rarely inspire neighbors to come out for a transport in a park and to take full advantage of these softened recreational spaces.”

Miami-Dade County Parks Director Jack Kardys added: “Norman and Jean Reach Park offers active distraction for people of all ages. These new amenities have extended this pleasing park and all that it has to offer.”

Miami-Dade County Parks finished this plan together with Sagua Construction Inc. Funding of $154,000 was supposing by a Quality Neighborhood Improvement Program (QNIP), Capital Outlay Reserve Funds (CORF), Impact Fees, and a Miami-Dade County District 13 Commission Office.

Norman and Jean Reach Park also contains two-lighted basketball courts, four-lighted softball fields, two-tennis courts, a swimming pool, and a cruise shelter.

For directions and information about a recreational comforts and programs charity during this park

visit or call 305-823-2414.

Crandon Park

Crandon Park Marina during 4000 Crandon Boulevard in Key Biscayne has undergone a critical facelift, that includes new licence vessel docks, a new seawall and new state-of-the-art jetty amenities that offer softened opening and confidence for boaters.

The new growth is a outcome of an endless shoreline replacement bid led by a Florida Inland Navigation District, a state’s unite of a Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

“The improvements to Crandon Marina have recorded a critical Miami-Dade County waterfront value and served to raise a Marina as a world-class boating end for visitors and residents,” pronounced Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “We praise a Parks Department for their collaborations and common vision, that is assisting us to revive and bedeck a recreational treasures of a community.”

As partial of a jetty replacement project, a sum of 515 linear feet of existent petrify seawall (built circa 1950) was transposed with a newly designed ‘sheet raise seawall’ that consists of low in belligerent galvanized steel piles encased in concrete. A new five-foot-wide tip was commissioned atop a new seawall, that sum 3 some-more feet of boardwalk.

The licence vessel area perceived new buffer and grapnel piles, a new petrify transport with integrated light bollards and planters, and 10 new vessel slips, any with a possess new power/water pedestal and fish-cleaning station. The dual strange beam used for weighing-in fish were renovated and reinstalled on a docks, for a hold of nostalgia. There is also a new transitory vessel trip only south of a site.

The jetty restorations were finished by a collaborative efforts of FIND, operative with Neville/Steffens Architects LLP; Ports and Coastal Engineering Practice – Atkins; SDM Consulting Engineers, Inc.; and Construction Contractors – Shoreline Foundation, Inc.

Miami-Dade County District 7 Commissioner Xavier Suarez said: “We are happy to yield this boating village with a fresher and new looking marina. This renewed trickery is some-more permitted than ever, easier to use and will continue to accommodate a recreational needs of boaters for many years to come.”

The jetty has also sum a new opening and several new confidence features, such as eight-foot-high fencing around a fringe and dry vessel storage and soppy trip areas, electronic gates that open and tighten around a pivotal card, and non-motorized walking gates that concede for puncture or occasional egress. The dry vessel storage area also has new inside lighting fixtures and new HD confidence cameras and flare posts for a parking lot.

All parking areas were re-surfaced and re-striped and have new circle stops and trade signage. The drift have a new involuntary irrigation complement and new landscaping around that includes Emerald sod (a tip golf march territory famous as Zoysia) and an collection of internal trees, such as Palms, Oaks, Royal Poincianas, and Gumbo Limbos. There are also new petrify walkways around a site, formulating a seamless tie to jetty facilities.

Miami-Dade County Parks worked in and with KVH Architects, Laura Llerena and Associates, Inc., and ABC Construction, Inc. to finish a improvements.

Miami-Dade County Parks Department Director Jack Kardys added: “Miami-Dade Parks is committed to assembly a needs of a boaters that use a jetty facilities. These enhancements will capacitate us to yield a boating open with a softened altogether boating experience.”

The sum cost for a jetty restorations and improvements was $8,060,000. Funding was supposing by a Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Program, Capital Outlay Reserve Funds, FIND, and a Marina Capital Improvements Fund.

Crandon Park Marina is circuitously some of a many fantastic fishing and diving opportunities in a United States. The jetty comforts a wharf master formidable with a bait-and-tackle and showering and washing facilities, 425 soppy slips, 10 blurb slips, moorings, and dry wharf storage. Boat rentals and licence fishing excursions are available.

The trickery is conveniently situated on a Intercoastal Waterway (at Mile Marker 73) and circuitously Miami-Dade Parks’ Crandon Park Beach, Crandon Park Golf Course and a Crandon Park Tennis Center.

For information about Crandon Park Marina, call 305-361-1281, or revisit

Florida Christian lacrosse

Florida Christian School Athletic Director Ed Riggan, announced that FCS Athletics will offer lacrosse during a JV turn for a open of a 2014-15 propagandize year. For information call 305-226-8152 or revisit


Thunder Athletix and Brain Gymnasium LLC teamed to offer a finish aptness module of physique and mind during a new ThunderPlex, 1440 NW 82 Ave. in Doral.

Students can urge their basketball skills and earthy fitness, as good as strengthen their educational skills by specialized education programs. They can have fun and finish their homework.

The goal is to learn a principles, fundamentals and facile skills of a diversion to children age 5-17.

Brain Gymnasium offers specialized tutoring, task help, FCAT Prep, SAT/ACT Prep, and Entrance Exam Prep. Their degreed, veteran and gifted teachers yield a facile and sparkling proceed to learning.

For information on special packages, after propagandize programs and summer programs,

visit ; or call 786-505-5585.

For information on Brain Gymnasium, revisit or call 305-788-7339.

Thunder basketball

Thunder Basketball non-stop a new year-round trickery during ThunderPlex, 1440 NW 82th Ave., Doral.

The goal is to learn a principles, fundamentals and facile skills of a game. It stresses a significance of organisation and sportsmanship.

Thunder also encourages players to attain in a classroom and all aspects of life.

For information visit

Registration is open.

Email or call 786-505-5585.

Miami Lady Express basketball

The Miami Lady Express girls’ basketball organisation needs appropriation to continue competing in tournaments around a United States. The coaches volunteered to sight a girls, giving them something certain to do, and a relatives have been lifting funds.

Travel costs, food, contest fees and camp are unequivocally costly for these girls. They use during a Keys Gate Gym in Florida City and South Dade High School, where their coaches teach. Contact Coach Larry Hicks during 786-301-2577.

Tamiami basketball

Tamiami girl basketball registration is open for girls and boys ages 5 to 16.

Email or call 305 -273-1145.


USTA Florida and a USTA Florida Section Foundation announced a landmark three-way agreement with Special Olympics Florida to yield some-more tennis personification opportunities to athletes in Florida.

The grave agreement builds on a existent support that USTA Florida and a giveaway arm have supposing to internal Special Olympics programs by charity giveaway 10 and Under Tennis workshops, grants and other resources to providers that offer tennis programs to Special Olympics athletes.

Likewise, Special Olympics Florida will inspire their athletes to attend in USTA Florida programs and events.

To get a module started, Special Olympics coaches might request for a USTA Florida Section Foundation apparatus extend for adaptive tennis apparatus and other module needs by contacting Jessica Flynn during Special Olympics Florida.

For additional training opportunities and training resources, hit Linda Curtis during a USTA Florida Section Foundation during

Tennis classes, programs

Tennis classes and programs for all ages are during a Penny Sugarman Tennis Center during Sans Souci, 1795 Sans Souci Blvd., North Miami. Call for information on organisation lessons, annual passes, justice rates and private lessons. Tennis pro is Ross Dubins. Call 305-893-7130.

Marlins Tours

The Miami Marlins offer behind-the-scenes tours of Marlins Park. The tours are open to a open on non-event days for $10 per person.

The debate includes visits to a margin (behind home plate), home clubhouse, home batting enclosure area and Diamond Club, Promenade Level featuring a art in a facility, a bobblehead museum and a reward areas, including a suites.

Tours work from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday by Saturday, solely when a Marlins play during home or when other critical events are scheduled during Marlins Park. Group tours of 10 to 25 people are accessible by appointment.

For some-more information, fans can call 1-877-MARLINS or e-mail Tickets can be purchased during a sheet windows on Felo Ramirez Drive (Northwest Sixth Street between 14th and 15th avenues) and are for a time and date specified.

Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.

HOF baseball

Hall Of Fame Baseball is sponsoring transport round teams for 11-12, 13-14, 15-18 (high school) players.

Hall Of Fame Coach Rich Hofman and his staff will manager a teams, that will use and play in tournaments and leagues. Register for a audition during or call David Hofman during 954-804-5600 or Ed Tisdale during 803-463-2591.

Youth Rugby South Miami

The Miami Rugby Youth Division, for boys ages 6-18, practices from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays during Murray Park and Wednesdays during Palmer Park, 6120 SW 67th Ave., South Miami. Call 305-400-0134, ext. 101.


Soccer 5 Academy

Soccer 5 Academy Mini Soccer Program, also referred to as small-sided soccer, is during 3 Miami-Dade County-owned parks — Tropical Park (7900 Bird Rd.), Kendall Soccer Park (8011 SW 127th Ave.) and Amelia Earhart Park (401 E. 65th St., Hialeah).

Headed by Soccer 5’s Director of Coaching Development Alan Georgeson, who has some-more than 15 years of knowledge in Europe in mini/small-sided soccer, kids 3 to 12 years aged will learn a story of mini soccer, a basis of how to play, reasons because mini soccer is a elite form of soccer for kids, girl and even adults, and will have a eventuality to play in “3v3” to “7v7” matches.

The 3 locations make mini/small-sided soccer accessible opposite a county, providing a larger eventuality for children and families to opening a correct 4G territory diversion fields privately designed for “5v5,” “6v6” and “7v7” games.

With smaller fields, mini soccer is many easier for immature children or children who have never played. In addition, mini soccer is designed for foe among teams with fewer players, providing some-more eventuality for pick-up games, as good as some-more eventuality to play a turn creation mini soccer renouned with comparison players, too.

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Rebelle volleyball

Rebelle Athletics Club offers girls’ volleyball tryouts during Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School, 4949 NE Second Ave.

The volleyball club, a member of a United States Volleyball Association, is underneath a instruction of Mandi Tate, Dee Rey and former Barry University actor Kelly Dantas. They are former coaches with South Florida Volleyball Club and now manager during a Alonzo Tracy Mourning Senior High School Biscayne Bay Campus.

Rebelle Athletics is dedicated to providing developmental and participatory jaunty sports programs commencement during a girl growth level. It offers a course of sports activities for persons of all ages, races and creeds. It strives to raise a physical, mental and dignified growth of pledge athletes during all levels, constrained sportsmanship and active citizenship.



Jai-alai is open to anyone, age 10 to 80.

With a rubber turn and cestas, a pledge jai-alai trickery is during 1935 NE 150th St. in North Miami, circuitously FIU’s North Campus.

It is indoors, air-conditioned and open to all. Call Luis during 305-389-2313 or Bob during 786-556-3574.

Jai-Alai for women

Who pronounced we have to be a masculine to play jai-alai? Just as females play a competition in Spain, France and Mexico, women can play it in South Florida during a pledge indoor, air-conditioned fronton during 1935 NE 150 St., North Miami, circuitously FIU’s North Campus.

There are also leagues for males and children. Rubber or cosmetic balls are used with giveaway lessons by former pros. Cestas and balls are also supposing giveaway with a favoured justice fee. Open any day. Email or call Brucio 786-629-5428. The American Amateur Jai-Alai Academy is a not-for-profit organization.

Physically Challenged

Miami-Dade Parks welcomes children with disabilities in a girl leagues. If we need accommodations to participate, call 305-735-7847 (V/TDD).

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Sports Scene spotlights news and records from girl sports and adult joining activities with a aim to underline diversion records and a accomplishments of athletes from Miami-Dade County.

We rest on joining directors and coaches, as good as village members, relatives and schools to contention information. We accept photos though ask that everybody graphic be identified with a initial and final name and a name of a organisation or park they represent.

All sports are acquire as prolonged as a team, particular or joining is Miami-based.



Be respected during Miami Heat game

The Miami Herald and a three-time universe champion Miami Heat in partnership with Gatorade are sponsoring a Academic/Sportsmanship Team Player spotlight in Sunday’s girl sports pages in a Neighbors Sunday imitation territory of a Miami Herald and online during

Youth joining coaches, organisation reps, propagandize coaches, administrators, teachers or family members can commission any South Florida recreational, transport league, facile school, core propagandize or girl varsity basketball actor from fall, winter, open or summer seasons who displays sportsmanship and good grades or shows alleviation in a classroom.

Include school, class turn and grades or halt report. Each comparison educational organisation actor will accept a certificate of achievement, a Heat present pack, dual Heat tickets and will be famous on a court. Plan accordingly as there are 3 designated rite dates during a unchanging season, and no make-up dates.

To commission a Team Player, e-mail (Jim) or call 954-538-7153. Winners will be comparison by pointless sketch from nominees who accommodate a above requirements.

Be certain to embody a hit write series and finish mailing residence in your association and mail or e-mail a sketch to us. For Heat sheet information, call 786-777-HEAT and record on to

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