Nova and St. Thomas Aquinas have played some classic games over the past two decades during their long baseball feud. In the wake of Hurricane Irma this week, Aquinas players assisted Nova in cleaning up its damaged home field after the storm.
Due to storm surge caused by Hurricane Irma, multiple boats were swept onto the Coconut Grove school’s campus. As of Tuesday afternoon, three of them still rested on the school’s devastated football field located adjacent to Biscayne Bay.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools announced it has postponed all its athletic events scheduled for the rest of this week as the county braces for Hurricane Irma. The Broward County Athletic Association followed suit on Wednesday morning.
The Greater Miami Athletic Conference and Broward County Athletic Association are each keeping an eye on Hurricane Irma and are reviewing options regarding their athletic schedules should the storm affect the area this weekend.
Trey Flowers, a 5-9, 205-pound, two-star recruit with offers from FAU, Bowling Green, UAB, Colorado State and Akron, ran for 224 yards and two touchdowns to lead Palmetto to an impressive road win at Naples late Friday night.
Chaminade-Madonna running back Shaun Shivers did it on both sides of the football Friday night against Miramar. He barreled over defenders for 163 yards on 23 carries and then delivered some hits as a cornerback in the Lions’ 14-13 come-from-behind victory.
Holly Neher’s debut as quarterback for Hollywood Hills wont soon be forgotten. The 5-foot junior, in just her third snap from center of her high school football career, launched a 42-yard scoring strike to Alexander Shelton late in the fourth quarter
Former Marlins pitcher Alex Fernandez, who directed the McCarthy baseball team for the past decade along with veteran coach Rich Bielski, are no longer with a program they led to seven state titles in eight seasons — a Florida record.
U-School junior Kenny McIntosh, a four-star recruit, ran for 211 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries in a 13-7 at Glades Central last week. McCarthy junior Jacob Baptiste, last year’s leading rusher in Broward, ran for 201 yards and three touchdowns on 25 attempts in a 26-22 win over Fort Lauderdale. They face each other Friday night.
Patrick Surtain, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive back during his NFL career, has been a part of three state championships at American Heritage. Surtain hopes to share a fourth title with his son, Patrick Jr., the nation’s top cornerback prospect.
The Lions won a pair of state titles in a three-year span from 2003 to 2005. After losing in the state finals last season, Chaminade seems strong enough to secure the Class 3A state championship a year later.
The Bucks have seen numerous talented teams come up short of winning a state title through the years. With a stingy defense that could rank among its all-time best, Deerfield Beach is hoping to end that drought this season.