High School Sports

Westminster Christian hires Ed Holly as its football coach

Westminster Christian announced Monday it has hired Ed Holly as its new football coach.

Holly spent the past year as the defensive coordinator at East Mississippi Community College where he also coached from 2008-2009.

In addition, while at East Mississippi, Holly recruited several current NFL players including New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount.

From 2010-2015, Holly was the football coach at Coral Shores in Tavernier where he led the Hurricanes to three consecutive Southeastern Football Conference playoff appearances and a co-division championship in 2013.     

“For years, I have watched this program from the vantage point of a coach, recruiter, and player, always wanting to be part of the Warrior family and the football legacy at Westminster,” Holly said. “I’m grateful that God opened the door and that he has placed me where he wants me to be.”

BASEBALL

Saturday – District 7-4A championship – Calvary Christian 3, NSU University School 2: Christian Scott picked up the win for the Eagles, the reigning Class 4A state champs. For University, Jack Schmidt struck out nine and allowed only two runs in 5 1/3 innings and Buddy Hayward went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

FLAG FOOTBALL

Friday – Edison 13, Northwestern 0: Jaquala Brown went 14 of 20 passing for 128 yards, ran for 62 yards and four pulls and two interceptions on defense. Brittany Julius had six catches for 101 yards, a touchdown, an interception and three flag pulls. Chakeria Cooper had five catches for 73 yards. Tatyana Fremont went 14 for 18 passing with 139 yards and a touchdown pass. Nikesha Pierre had four catches for 38 yards, four sacks and three flag pulls.

TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE

BASEBALL

Region 4-9A quarterfinal: Coral Gables at Hialeah Gardens, 4

Region 4-9A quarterfinal: Krop at Coral Park, 4

Region 4-9A quarterfinal: Palmetto at Columbus, 7

Region 4-9A quarterfinal: Braddock at South Dade, 7

Region 3-9A quarterfinal: West Broward at Douglas, 4

Region 4-9A quarterfinal: Coral Springs at Flanagan, 7

Region 4-8A quarterfinal: Piper at Delray Atlantic, 7

Region 4-8A quarterfinal: Coral Glades at St. Thomas Aquinas, 7

Region 4-8A quarterfinal: Mater Academy at Nova, 7

Region 4-8A quarterfinal at Walker Park: Cooper City at Westland Hialeah, 7

Region 4-7A quarterfinal: South Broward at Doral, 3

Region 4-7A quarterfinal: Belen at Pines Charter, 7

Region 4-6A quarterfinal at Alex Fernandez: American Heritage vs. Goleman, 7

Region 4-6A quarterfinal: Miami Springs at Archbishop McCarthy, 7

Region 4-5A quarterfinal: Cardinal Gibbons at Lincoln Park, 7

Region 4-5A quarterfinal: LaBelle at Pompano Beach, 7

Region 4-5A quarterfinal: Gulliver at Monsignor Pace, 7

Region 4-5A quarterfinal: iMater at Key West, 7

SOFTBALL

Region 4-9A semifinal at Palmetto Bay Park: Coral Reef vs. Palmetto, 7

Region 4-9A semifinal: American at Coral Gables, 4

Region 3-9A semifinal: Monarch at Douglas, 4

Region 4-8A semifinal: Cooper City at Nova, 7

Region 4-8A semifinal: Spanish River at St. Thomas Aquinas, 7

Region 4-7A semifinal: Pines Charter at Doral, 7

Region 4-6A semifinal at Virginia Gardens Park: American Heritage vs. Miami Springs, 7

Region 4-5A semifinal: Key West at Gulliver, 4

Region 4-5A semifinal at Betti Stradling Park: LaBelle at Coral Springs Charter, 4

Region 4-4A final at Palmetto Bay: Chaminade-Madonna at Westminster Christian, 7

Last week’s best Miami-Dade performances

TEAMS OF THE WEEK

The Northwestern boys’ and girls’ track teams swept the Class 3A division at the state meet. The boys won their first state championship since 2003. Thomas Burns led the Bulls with his victory in the 300 hurdles and helped the Bulls win the title-clinching 1,600-meter relay. Northwestern also won the 400-meter relay. The girls won their ninth state title in a row and 14th overall, extending their state record. Taranique Alexander won the long jump and triple jump and helped the Bulls win the 400 relay. Twanisha Terry was on that relay and won the 100 and 200.

The Southridge girls’ track team won its first state championship since 2008. Symone Mason won three state titles — the 100, 200 and 400 meters — and Kayla Johnson won the 800 meters to lead the Spartans.

The Killian boys’ volleyball team won its first-ever state championship. The Cougars became the first team since Southwest in 2008 to win a state title from Dade.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Jose Garcia, Doral, baseball: Garcia went 4 for 7 with two doubles, two homers, four RBI to help the Firebirds win District 16-7A.

Yamil Chavarria, South Dade, baseball: Chavarria threw a two-hitter to lead the Bucs to a 1-0 win over Killian in the district semifinals. South Dade later won the district with a win over Palmetto.

Mallory Mitnick, Miami Springs, softball: Mitnick allowed two hits, struck out 11 and went 3 for 4 to lead the Golden Hawks to a 5-1 win over Archbishop McCarthy in the Region 4-6A quarterfinals.

Tyrese Cooper, Norland, boys’ track and field: Cooper won the 200 and 400 meters and finished second in the 100 meters to cap a stellar sophomore season with a pair of state titles.

Tiara McMinn, Jackson, girls’ track and field: McMinn won the high jump, 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles at the Class 2A state championships.

Michael Colonna, Ransom Everglades, boys’ volleyball: Colonna had a combined 50 kills in a win over SLAM and a five-set loss to Orlando Freedom in a state quarterfinal as the Raiders made their second state appearance.

Jaquala Brown, Edison, flag football: Brown went 14 of 20 passing, for 128 yards, ran for 62 yards and four pulls and two interceptions on defense to lead the Red Raiders to a 13-0 win over Northwestern and back-to-back district titles.

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Last week’s best Broward performances

TEAMS OF THE WEEK

Amari Johnson led the winning 1,600 relay team as the Hallandale boys’ track team edged American Heritage 56-55 for the Class 2A state title.

Jamal Walton won the 400 meters and 200 meters to lead the Miramar boys’ track team to the Class 4A state title.

Patrick Sastre led the winning 1,600 relay and 3,200 relay teams to lead the Westminster Academy boys’ track team to the Class 1A state title.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Alex Simon, Chaminade, softball: Simon drove in a run in the bottom of the first inning and scored a run to lead the Lions over Florida Christian 8-1 in the Region 4-4A semifinal,

Tyson Campbell, American Heritage, boys’ track: Campbell won the 100 meters and 200 meters at the Class 2A state championship.

Damion Thomas Jr., Northeast, boys’ track: Thomas won the 110-meter high hurdles title at the Class 3A state championships for the third consecutive season.

Jisjar Clotida, Highlands Christian, baseball: Clotida went 2 for 3 with four RBI to lead the Knights to a 13-1 win over John Carroll in the District 7-3A championship game.

Caitlin Dunn, Cooper City, flag football: Dunn threw two touchdowns to lead the Cowboys to a 20-19 come-from-behind victory over South Broward.

Brand Auerbach, Douglas, baseball: Auerbach went 2 for 3 with two RBI to lead the Eagles over Coral Springs 4-2 in the District 11-9A final.

Takira Williams, Hallandale, girls’ track: Williams won the triple jump at the Class 2A state finals.

Tim Manning, Cardinal Gibbons, baseball: Manning struck out eight in a complete game 4-1 victory over Somerset Academy in the District 14-5A semifinal.

Emily Townsend, Piper, flag football: Townsend went 10 for 16 for 108 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Bengals over Western 21-6.

Christine Alayon, Pines Charter, flag football: Alayon threw three touchdowns to lead the Jaguars over Archbishop McCarthy 28-0.

Fabian Lyon

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