Redmond, Wagner step down as coaches


Last week’s best performances


Michael Deeb went 2 for 3 with two RBI and Shaun Anderson (7-1) picked up the victory to help the American Heritage baseball team (17-2) beat Douglas 6-1 in the Sir Pizza Invitational championship game.


Kendall Ellis, St. Thomas Aquinas, girls’ track: Ellis led the Raiders’ 1,600-meter relay team to a nation-leading 3:41.52 and the 800-relay team to fourth place at the Texas Relays.

Alexander Perez, Pine Crest, baseball: Perez went 2 for 3 with four RBI to lead the Panthers over Riverview 5-2 for the Sarasota Classic.

Brittany Golden and Leslie Bapp, North Broward, girls’ tennis: Golden and Bapp won at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, respectively, to lead the Eagles over Westminster Academy 5-2.

Alexandria Torchia, Chaminade, softball: Torchia went 1 for 3 with two RBI to help the Lions rally for a 7-6 victory over Miami Pace.

David Salvetelli, Calvary Christian, boys’ lacrosse: Salvetelli had six goals to lead the Eagles (10-3) over Cardinal Gibbons 17-16.

Eric Hepple, Coral Springs Christian, baseball: Hepple threw a complete game four-hitter and struck out eight to help the Crusaders beat American Heritage Delray 4-3 for the Florida League Invitational title.

Christopher Ernewein, Cardinal Gibbons, boys’ tennis: Ernewein won at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles to lead the Chiefs over Archbishop McCarthy 6-1.

Alon Lewis, St. Thomas Aquinas, girls’ track: Lewis led the Raiders’ 3,200-relay team to a nation-leading 9:17.56 and the 1,600-sprint medley and 800-meter relay teams to fourth place at the Texas Relays.

Brandon Escalante, Everglades, baseball: Escalante went 4 for 4 with three RBI to lead the Gators over Zion Lutheran 10-6 in the Sunchase Classic Tournament.

Kenny Miggins, Fort Lauderdale, baseball: Miggins went 2 for 4 with three RBI to help the Flying L’s storm back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Santaluces 7-4 for the Coral Springs Spring Break Classic title.

Guinevere Svekis, St. Thomas Aquinas, softball: Svekis went 3 for 3 with a home run and two RBI to lift the Raiders over Osceola 5-3 for the Kissimmee Klassic blue bracket title.

Allie Lawdan, Western, softball: Lawdan went 3 for 3 with two RBI to lead the Wildcats over Cooper City 8-0.

Andrew VanZwieten, St. Thomas Aquinas, boys’ volleyball: VanZwieten had 11 digs, 10 kills and nine points in a three-set victory over Chaminade.


Special to The Miami Herald

The Stranahan and West Broward football teams will have new coaches next season.

Stranahan’s Joe Redmond, citing kidney problems, resigned Monday, and West Broward’s Chris Wagner resigned from the Bobcats two weeks ago.

Redmond has coached football for 38 years in high school and college. He has compiled a high school head coaching record of 97-49. The stress of coaching, compounded by his health issues, made his resignation the clear-cut choice even though he and his wife wanted him to return for one more year to reach the 100-win milestone.

Redmond has undergone two month-long stints in the hospital in the past three years — once last spring and the other in 2010 — where he said both times he stared death in the face.

“I’d like to look my wife in the face instead of death,” Redmond said.

He will continue with his role as a teacher, even beyond the end of the school year in May. He said he will remain in regular contact with players and coaches and help with management of team’s weight-training workouts.

Redmond coached at Miami Jackson, Dillard and Deerfield Beach before spending the past six years at Stranahan, where he won three district titles with a squad that was 0-9 the year before his arrival.

“I think I made a profound impact,” Redmond said. “I think I brought a culture and a style. I coach high school football because that’s what I like. I take pride in grooming young men.”

Stranahan will post the job opening online sometime this week.

Reports surfaced Monday afternoon that Wagner’s resignation also occurred Monday, but The Miami Herald confirmed that Wagner’s resignation took place before spring break, approximately two weeks ago.

West Broward athletic director James Darr posted an ad for the head football coaching vacancy on the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) website on March 19.

Darr said he has received résumés from local and out-of-state applicants. He said he hopes to find the Bobcats’ new football coach this week with spring football practices to commence later this month.

West Broward finished 2-8 overall and 0-5 in District 12-8A in 2012.


St. Thomas Aquinas gave reigning Class 4A state girls’ track champion Boyd Anderson something to think about by clocking two nation-leading times at the Texas Relays.

Two-time 400-meter state champion Kendall Ellis teamed with Khalifa St. Fort, Krysten Golden and Krystal Sparling as the Raiders won the 1,600 relay in 3 minutes 41.52 seconds.

The Raiders’ 3,200-relay team featured Toria Levy, Narinah Jean-Baptiste, Alon Lewis and Christina Kalis, who assumed the top spot in the nation with a time of 9:17.56.

Lewis proved the biggest point-producer for the Raiders while also leading the 1,600 sprint medley (4:03.23) and 800-relay team (Florida No. 1 1:38.21) to fourth-place finishes.

Boyd Anderson will get to what it can do when it competes in the Arcadia Invitational in California on Saturday.



Coral Springs 7, South Plantation 3


WP: Jordan Barrett. LP: Ryan Terrill. Top performers: Barrett 4 2/3 IP, R, ER, 2 H, 9 K, 3 BB. Justin Mixon 2-4, R, RBI. Vinny Cerullo 2-4, RBI. Michael Montalvo 2-3, 2 R, RBI.


University 15, Westminster Academy 4


WP: Linette Flores (10-4). LP: Strandberg. Top performers: Flores 7 IP, 9 K; 3-5, HR, 3 RBI. Martinez 4-4, 2 RBI. US 10-4.

South Broward 15, Hallandale 0 (3)


WP: Angie Norris (4-12). Top performers: Norris 3 K. Hailey Fitzpatrick H, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB. SB 4-12.



North Broward Prep vs. Cardinal Gibbons (Home), 4

Nova vs. Cooper City (Home), 6:30

South Broward vs. Deerfield Beach (Home), 6:30

Western vs. Everglades (EVR), 3:45

Plantation vs. McArthur (MCA), 6:30

West Broward vs. Miramar (MIR), 6:30

St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Pompano Beach (Home), 6:30

Fort Lauderdale vs. Stranahan (STR), 3:45

West Branch (VA) vs. Taravella (TAR), 6:30

West Branch (VA) vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (Pemb. Lks Opt.), 6:30

Dade Christian vs. Archbishop McCarthy (AMC), 7


Stranahan vs. Hollywood Hills (Home), 4

Taravella vs. McArthur (MCA), 6:30

Fort Lauderdale vs. Monarch (MON), 4

Cooper City vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (STA), 6:30


Hollywood Hills, Cypress Bay vs. Hallandale (HAL), 2


District 11-4A at Monarch: 8:30 a.m.

District 12-4A finals at Midtown Athletic Club: 8 a.m.

District 13-4A finals at Maxwell Park: 9 a.m.

District 15-3A at Halpatiokee Park in Stuart: 9 a.m.

District 16-3A at Maxwell Park: 9 a.m.

District 14-1A at Woodmont CC: 8 a.m.


District 11-4A at Monarch: 8:30 a.m.

District 12-4A finals at Midtown Athletic Club: 8 a.m.

District 13-4A finals at Maxwell Park: 9 a.m.

District 15-3A at Halpatiokee Park in Stuart: 9 a.m.

District 16-3A at Maxwell Park: 9 a.m.

District 14-1A at Woodmont CC: 8 a.m.


American Heritage vs. Somerset Academy (SOM), 4:30

Nova vs. Cooper City (Home), 4:30

University School vs. Cypress Bay (Home), 4:30

Coconut Creek vs. Deerfield Beach (Home), 6

South Broward vs. Miramar (MIR), 4:30

Coral Springs vs. Monarch (MON), 4:30

Western vs. Northeast (Home), 6

McArthur vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (PPC), 4:30

Pine Crest vs. Plantation (PLA), 4:30

Zion Lutheran vs. Taravella (TAR), 4:30

Piper vs. West Broward (WB), 4:30

Nova vs. Cooper City (Home), 4:30

Pompano Beach vs. Coral Glades (CGL), 4:30


Hollywood Hills vs. Flanagan (Fort Lauderdale HS), 5:30

Cooper City vs. Fort Lauderdale (Home), 7:30

Pines Charter vs. Nova (Home), 7:30

Cypress Bay vs. Cardinal Gibbons (Nova), 5:30

S. Broward at Westminster Academy, 5:15


Cooper City vs. Fort Lauderdale (FTL), 6:30

Hollywood Hills vs. Flanagan (FTL), 4:30

Pembroke Pines Charter vs. Nova (Nova), 6:30

Cardinal Gibbons vs. Cypress Bay (Nova), 4:30

S. Broward at Westminster Academy, 4:15


Coral Glades vs. Blanche Ely (ELY), 4:30

Plantation vs. Boyd Anderson (BA), 4:30

Monarch vs. Deerfield Beach (DB), 6

South Broward vs. McArthur (MCA), 4:30

Cooper City vs. Miramar (MIR), 4:30

Douglas vs. Piper (Home), 4:30

Northeast vs. Pompano Beach (PB), 4:30

Coconut Creek vs. Taravella (TAR), 4:30

Cypress Bay vs. West Broward (WB), 4:30

Nova vs. Western (WES), 4:30


Cardinal Newman at Cardinal Gibbons, 4

Douglas vs. Western (WES), 5


Cooper City vs. American Heritage (AHP), 7

Cypress Bay vs. Douglas (DOU), 5

West Broward vs. University School (US), 4

Cardinal Gibbons vs. Western (WES), 5

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