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Southwest to hire alum Don March as new football coach

Southwest Miami High is in the process of hiring former offensive lineman Don March as its new football coach.
Southwest Miami High is in the process of hiring former offensive lineman Don March as its new football coach.

Don March battled in the trenches for Southwest during one of the school’s most historic seasons.

March, a former offensive and defensive lineman for the Eagles in the mid 1990s, was part of the 1995 team that went to the playoffs for the first time and scored its first victory over rival Coral Gables.

March, 39, is going back to his alma mater and hoping both occurrences become common in the near future.

Southwest is in the process of hiring March as its new football coach nearly two weeks after former coach Tim Neal left to become the new coach at Coral Gables.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to go back to my roots at Southwest,” March said. “I come from a long family of Eagles. I definitely have some big shoes to fill after what coach Neal has done, but I’m confident that with my background working in athletics and building programs, Southwest can look forward to continued success.”

March, whose uncle Bill March was a quarterback for Southwest in the late 1960s, spent the past two seasons as football coach and athletic director at Palm Glades Prep. Prior to that, March coached one season at Miami Community Charter.

March, a graduate of the University of Evansville in Indiana, has spent several seasons in the youth football scene in Miami-Dade County as well.

“I know it’s going to be a challenge, but I’m looking forward to it,” March said.

BASEBALL

▪ Columbus 8, TERRA 4: Mikey Fernandez (COL) 3-4, HR; Carlos Linares (COL) 2-2, 2B, 2 RBI; D. Labrador (T) 3 H, 2 RBI. WP: Chris Bohrer 3 IP, 3H, 1R, 3 K.

▪ Southwest 12, South Miami 1: Danny Cruz 3-3; Jorge Tejeda 3-4; Brett Mantrana 2-3. WP: Jose Valero.

▪ Tuesday - Southwest 17, Southridge 0: Mike Piulats 2-3, 3 RBI; Daniel DeLeon 2-3, 3 R; Erick Orbeta 2-3, 3 R. WP: Kike Aparicio.

▪ Tuesday - Miami Country Day 3, Dr. Krop 1: Kian Andersen 2 hits, 2 RBI. WP: Jorden Gross 5 IP, 2 H, 1 R; Save: Connor Goodman.

SOFTBALL

▪ Lourdes 10, Southwest 2: Catherine Ullivarri 3-4, 2 RBI, R; Nora Zubillaga 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R; Emalie Hernandez 2-3, 2 RBI, R. WP: Nora Zubillaga 2-0. LRD 3-0.

▪ Douglas 5, Calvary Christian 2: Jackie McKenna (D) 2-2, 2B, 2 RBI; Hannah Bonta (D) 1-2, 3B, 2 RBI; C.Crump (CC) 2-3, RBI; A.Gonzalez (CC) 1 H, 1R. WP: Gianna Lovito 2-0. LP: C.Crump 1-1. DOUG 2-0; CC 1-1.

▪ Saint Brendan 18, Mater Academy 5: Vicky Lara 4-5, HR, 4 R; Eliza Artiles 3-5, 3B, 2 R; Susana Perez 5-5, 3B, 3 R; Katie Martinez 5-5, 2 R; Autumn Lopez 4-5, HR, 2 R; Vanessa Armas 1 HR. WP: Bianca Hernandez.

▪ St. Thomas Aquinas 12, South Plantation 1: Gehring HR, 3 RBI; Agemy 2 RBI. WP: Nori 10 K.

▪ Wednesday - South Dade 7, Southwest 3: Zoi Hall 2-3, 2B, 2 R; Miumi Atkins 2-3, 3B, R, 3 RBI; Jelly Torres 2-2. WP: Tatum Rodriguez (1-0) 7K.

BOYS’ TENNIS

▪ Miami Country Day 4, Delray-American Heritage 3: 1. Evan Meiselman (MCD) 8-2; 2. Alexander Slezynger (MCD) 9-7; 3. Morgan Weisberg (MCD) 8-3.

▪ Varela 5, Ferguson 2: 1. J.Ossa (F) d. L.Medina 9-8; 2. K.Herrera (V) d. J.Melian 8-6; 3. L.Siggaroa (V) d. A.Carillo 8-0. DOUBLES: 1. Ossa/Melian (F) d. Medina/Herrera 8-6.

▪ Calvary Christian 4, Archbishop McCarthy 3: 1. Mike Mendez (CC) d. Fabien LaFontant 8-2; 2. Sebastian Stam (CC) d. Luis Gallego 8-1; 3. Jose Rocca (AM) d. Kegan Hinsley 9-7; 4. Nico Goncalves (AM) d. Caleb Keller 8-1; 5. Santiago Severo (AM) d. Juan Moscoso 8-6; Doubles: 1. Mendez/Keller (CC) d. LaFontant/Nico Goncalves 9-7; 2. Stam/Hinsley (CCA) d. Gallego/Daniel Vargas 8-3.

▪ American Heritage 5, North Broward Prep 2: 1.Adam Duan (AH) d. Giuliano Rengifo 8-4; 2. Guilherme Santos (NB) d. Lorenzo Lamo 8-2; 3. Jacob Thompson (AH) d. Nicola Zucchetti 8-2; 4. Luis Garcia (AH) d. Alex Glass 8-2; 5. Danilo Gonzalez (AH) d. Marcus Kallor 8-2. Doubles: 1. Rengifo/Santos (NB) d. Duan/Lamo 8-2; 2. Ben Geller/Alex Marzban (AH) d. Zucchetti/Glass 8-3.

▪ Monarch 5, Taravella 2: 1. Alan Nguyen (M) d. Ou, E 8-4; 2. Santiago LaTorre (M) d. Blanket, Z 8-4; 3. Sebastian Townsend (M) d. Adams, Z 8-1; 4. Anthony Pham (M) d. Hoffman, C 8-1; 5. T by forf. Doubles: 1. Ou/Blanket (T) d. LaTorre/TsuTsumi 8-2; 2. Pham/Townsend (M) d. Adams/Hoffman 8-0.

▪ Hillel 6, Yeshiva 1: Myles Gilbert 6-0; Yair Lisker 6-2; Daniel Berkman 6-3; Brandon Wabnik 7-5; Daniel Frank 6-4.

GIRLS’ TENNIS

▪ Ferguson 7, Varela 0: 1. Brianna Gomez d. A.Herrera 8-0; 2. Jordanna Ossa d. A.Ortiz 8-0; 3. Annie Carrera d. C.Patriarca 8-0; 4. Jennie Leon d. J.Ramirez 8-0; 5. A.Sotomayor d. R.Napolitano 8-0. Doubles: 1. E.Ortega/J.Leon d. A.Ortiz/J.Ramirez 8-0; 2. A.Sotomayor/E.Vidal d. C.Patriarca/R.Napolitano 8-0. FER 3-0.

▪ Miami Country Day 4, Delray-American Heritage 3: 1. Allexii Bassette (MCD) 8-2; 2. Lolita Bell (MCD) 8-2; 3. Danni Bernstein (MCD) 8-2.

▪ Archbishop McCarthy 6, Calvary Christian 1: 1. Cata Gonzalez-Umana (AM) d. Tammy Cartyuvles 8-0; 2. Paola Gonzalez (AM) d. Sarah Enders 8-1; 3. Katherine Cabrero (AM) d. Haley Day 8-2; 4. Sophia Lagos (AM) d. Ally Hinsley 8-5; 5. Veronica Guerera (CC) d. Natalia Brown 8-6. Doubles: 1. Gloria Cabrero/K.Cabrero (AM) d. Cartyuvles/Hinsley 8-0; 2. Gonzalez/Lagos (AM) d. Enders/Day 8-3.

▪ American Heritage 7, North Broward Prep 0: 1. Ellen Ashley d. Isabella Neira 8-0; 2. Ronia Dolabany d. Amanda Zeitler 8-0; 3. Natalia Rossi d. Julia Singhai 8-1; 4. Isabella Chinchilla d. Jamie Leon 8-1; 5. Lauren Williams d. Dora Kives 8-2. Doubles: 1. Ashley/Dolabany d. Neira/Zeitler 8-1; 2. Rossi/Chinchilla d. Leon/Kives 8-0.

▪ Taravella 7. Monarch 0: 1. A.Brocki d. Vargas, Stephanie 8-5; 2. M.Bohorquez d. Gotthelf, Brooke 8-2; 3. A.Tran d. Krawczyk, Natalie 8-2; 4. M.Aragon d. Planakis, Chloe 8-0; 5. R.Kishor d. Fleming, Rhalina 8-0; Doubles: 1. Brocki/Bohorquez (T) d.Vargas/Gotthelf 8-3; 2. Aragon/Haffenden d. Krawczyk/Planakis 8-0.

▪ Hillel 7, Yeshiva 0: Alexa Cohen 6-0; Raquel Dimitri 6-1; Orli Algranatti 6-2; Nicole Toledano 6-0; Leah Savir by forf. Doubles: Cohen/Algranatti 6-0; Toledano/Leah Savir 6-2.

BOYS’ LACROSSE

▪ Cardinal Gibbons 18, Taravella 0: James Foster 2 goals, 3 assists; RJ Breton 3 goals; Whitman Hengtgen 1 goal, 2 assists; Cole O’Hallaron 4 goals, 2 assists; Clay Shaw 4 goals; Wax Worship, Payton Goodrich, Caleb Fiedler, Michael Shawver 1 goal each. CG 4-0.

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

▪ Cooper City 14, Flanagan 1: Olivia Lewis 8 goals, 1 assist, 6 draw controls; Crystal Williams, Amanda Rivas 2 goals each; Florence Andrieu 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 draw controls; Alyson Djuren 1 goal, 1 assist. CC 2-0.

▪ Pine Crest 16, Cardinal Gibbons 4: Sofia Caro 4 goals, 1 assist; Jordan Vital 3 goals. PC 4-1.

▪ Western 9, University School 7: UNIV: Nicole Steiner 3 goals; Emma Roberts 2 goals; Alexa Bond, Samantha Cohen 1 goal each; Chiara Omsky 2 assists; Ava LaTona 1 assist; Jordyn Epstein 8 saves.

BOYS’ WATER POLO

▪ Wednesday - Hialeah High 22, Miami High 9: D.Lemus (HH) 12 goals; A.Gandara (MH) 4 goals. HH 4-2.

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

▪ Wednesday - Hialeah High 22, Miami High 1: P.Dominguez (HH) 8 goals; M.Hernandez (HH) 7 goals; A.Aranguran (HH) 6 goals. HH 5-0.

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State soccer finals

When: Through Saturday.

Where: Spec Martin Memorial Stadium, 260 E Euclid Ave, DeLand.

Admission: $9 per session.

Thursday’s boys’ results –Class 1A: Tallahassee Maclay 2, Lakeland Christian 1; Class 2A: Melbourne West Shore 1, Tampa Berkeley Prep 0.

Wednesday’s girls’ results –Class 1A: Orange Park St. Johns Country Day 2, Lakeland Christian 0; Class 2A: West Palm Beach Oxbridge Academy 3, Montverde Academy 2.

Friday’s girls’ schedule – Class 3A: Merritt Island vs. Jacksonville Stanton, 10:05 a.m.; Class 4A: St. Thomas Aquinas vs. St. Johns Creekside, 1; Class 5A: Oviedo vs. Boca Raton, 4.

Saturday’s boys’ schedule – Class 3A: Merritt Island vs. Daytona Beach Seabreeze, 10:05 a.m.; Class 4A: Doral Academy vs. Orange Park Fleming Island, 1; Class 5A: Cypress Bay vs. Bradenton Lakewood Ranch, 4.

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