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Stanford Samuels to replace Devin Bush as Flanagan High School football coach

The successor to Devin Bush at Flanagan has been made official, and the Falcons are staying within the family.

Stanford Samuels Jr., who served as Bush’s defensive coordinator for the past three seasons, was promoted to head coach of Flanagan’s football team Monday after Bush took a position on the football staff with the University of Michigan.

“Everybody’s excited,” Flanagan athletic director Al Guzzo said. “[Samuels] is excited and Coach Bush is ecstatic ... this is the first branch of the Coach Bush coaching tree. “They have a lot of similar qualities in terms of coaching style and Coach Samuels is going to bring in his own little dimension of coaching.”

Bush, in a message to the Miami Herald, said Samuels “deserves it.”

Samuels will be looking to pick up right where the Falcons left off under Bush, winning the Class 8A state title.

“The goal hasn’t changed. Since Day One, the goal has been to win a state championship,” Samuels said.

Bush and Samuels both played their college ball at Florida State, and the similarities don’t end there.

Samuels takes over in a similar situation that Bush was in last season with his son, Stanford Samuels III, a highly touted four-star senior recruit. Bush went with son and linebacker Devin Bush Jr., to Michigan, and Samuels isn’t ruling out any possibilities in the future.

“The one thing I know for sure is that I’ll be coaching,” Samuels said. “Outside of that, as to where, I love Flanagan. We built a foundation there, a different atmosphere. We renamed it — Dirty Bird Nation. With that being said, there’s no place like home.

“Being honest, it is a possibility that a college job would come up, but you never can tell with those things. For me, it’s just about taking care of this season.”

Samuels is going on his seventh consecutive season coaching Samuels III. He coached his son at Flanagan his first three years of high school and the previous three years in Optimist play.

While many dubbed Samuels the favorite for the job, Guzzo said that was not the case and he had to beat out other candidates that interviewed.

“We left it wide open. Going in, there was no clear-cut favorite,” Guzzo said. “Everybody was on a level plane.”

On top of serving as defensive coordinator the past three seasons, Samuels has also dabbled with the offense and special teams at Flanagan, making it clear he was an all-around top candidate being involved in coaching all three phases of the game.

SOFTBALL

Miami Springs pitcher Emily Santos has signed to play for St. Thomas University next season.

Santos has compiled a 0.56 ERA with 99 strikeouts in 52 innings this season and is hitting .813 at the plate as Springs took a perfect 18-0 record into this week’s GMAC tournament.

▪ BCAA Big 8 Semifinal — Pines Charter 3, Monarch 1: WP: Claire Blounc (8-2), 10 Ks, 2-2. Camila Lopez 1-2, 2B. PPC 17-3.

▪ Lourdes 20, Killian 10: WP: Jackie Lorente 1-0. Cat Uliivarri 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI. Stephanie Iglesias 4-4, 4 R, 2 RBI. Julie Lorente 2-2, 2 R, 3 RBI. LOU 11-9.

▪ Doral 14, Ferguson 4: Kassandra Machado 4 IP, 4 R. Ashley Jarquin 2-2, HR, 3 RBI. Ashley Venegas 2-2, 2B, RBI. Janelle Figueroa 2-3, 2 R, SB. Sydney Lageyre 1-2, HR.

▪ Pace 15, Nova 5: Sofia Dominguez 8 K’s, 3 IP. Kathy Rios 2-3, 2B, 2 R. Sofia Dominguez 3-3, 3B, 2B, 2 R. Natalie Rodriguez 1-2, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI. MP 15-6.

▪ Calvary Christian 4, Lake Worth Christian 3: WP: C. Crump (11-4). T. Deibel 1-2, BB, R. E. Neves 1-3, R. CC 14-9.

Boys’ tennis

▪ Regional — Krop 4, Coral Reef 1: 1. Ariel Hollender (KRO) d. Thomas Barrogue (CR) 6-0, 6-1. 2. Arman McLean (KRO) d. Johann Rapp (CR) 6-2, 6-1. 3. Fabrice Bissainthe (KRO) def. Lucas Nickolich (CR) 6-0, 6-0. 4. David Vasserman (CR) 3-6, 7-6, 1-1 (Inj) d. Nadav Marianowsky (KRO). 5. Jarad Ratner (KRO) d. Simon Galvis (CR) 6-4, 6-2. KRO 15-2.

▪ Region 15/16 3A Semifinal — Mourning 4, Belen 1: 1. Tom Jaworski (ATM) d. Daniel Martinez (BEL) 6-3, 7-5. 2. Carlos Grande (BEL) d. Santiago Uribe (ATM) 6-2, 6-3. 3. Abdyleziz Abydov (ATM) d. Lucas Venegas (BEL) 6-2, 6-2. 4. Edward Luca (ATM) d. Eduardo Scheuren (BEL) 6-0, 6-2. 5. Daniel Ramirez (ATM) d. Sabastian Duenas (BEL) 7-6 (2), 6-2. ATM 11-3.

▪ Region 8-2A — Gulliver 4, American Heritage Plantation 2: 1. Jordan Skalet (AHP) 6-2, 6-7, (10-6). 2. Zack Ebenfeld (AHP) 7-6, 6-4. 3. Christain Otero (GUL) 6-2, 6-4. 4. Maxim Krapivin (G) 6-1, 6-1. 5. Ryan Hellinger (G) 6-4, 6-4. 1 Doubles: Andre Libnic/Christian Otero (G) 7-5, 6-4.

▪ Region 15/16-1A Semifinals — Ransom Everglades 5, Chaminade 0: 1. John Michael Holtmann 4-6, 6-3, 10-6. 2. Antonio Mora 6-0, 6-0. 3. Samuel Rubell 6-0, 6-0. 4. Grant Dill 6-0, 6-0. 5. Patrick Visan 6-0, 6-2. RE 10-1.

▪ Miami Country Day 4, International Studies 1: 1. Miledge Cossu 6-0, 6-4. 2. Milan Bass 6-1, 5-7, (10-4). 4. Alex Cohan 6-4, 4-6, 10-5. 5. Evan Meiselman 6-1, 6-1.

▪ Palmetto 4, Miami Beach 2: 1. Matthew Fung (PAL) d. Quinn Mcleod (MB) 5-7, 6-3, 6-4. 2. Randy Wilson (PAL) d. Nicholas Barone (MB) 4-6, 7-6, 6-2. 5. Sam Stone (PAL) d. Omar Azzaoui (MB) 7-5, 6-3. Doubles: 2. Ryan Fung/Sam Stone (PAL) d. Zarif (MB)/Luca Mcleod (MB) 1-6, 6-2 (10-5). PAL 9-1.

▪ Pine Crest 4, MAST Academy 1: 1. Richie Torres (MA) d. Elliot Seckler (PC) 6-2 , 7-6 (11-9). 2. Samuel Dern (PC) d. Alejandro Matar Garcia (MA) 6-0, 6-0. 3. Daniel Gale (PC) d. Sevann Bignon (MA) 6-0, 6-0. 4. Christopher Katite (PC) d. Patrick Wilson (MA) 6-0, 6-0. 5. Para Hoghoughi (PC) d. Paul Wilson (MA) 6-0, 6-0.

girls’ tennis

▪ Region 8-2A — Gulliver 5, American Heritage Plantation 0: 1. Julieta Dalmau 6-3, 6-2. 2. Ysabel Gonzalez Rico 6-4, 6-0. 3. Estefania Navarro 1-6, 7-6, (10-7). 4. Lindy Lyons 6-1, 6-0. 5. Tatiana Ramirez 6-0, 6-1.

▪ Region 8-3A — TERRA 5, ATM 0: 1. Sophia Adams (TER) d. Mara Cerrini (ATM) 6-1, 6-0. 2. Michelle Adan-Pol (TER) d. Jamara Alonso (ATM) 6-4, 6-3. 3. Valeria Flandes (TER) d. Sofia Melnikova (ATM) 6-2, 6-2. 4. Nicole Cinquino (TER) d. Paola Carbonara (ATM) 6-4, 6-0. 5. Genie Hernandez (TER) d. Natalia Rodriguez (ATM) 6-0, 6-1. TER 10-2.

▪ Krop 4, Ferguson 3: 1. Naiya Oden (KRO) d. Brianna Gomez (FER) 6-1, 6-3. 2. Camila Ordonez (KRO) d. Annie Carrera (FER) 7-6, 6-1. 3. Sarah Van Ray (FER) d. Julie Shillington (KRO) 6-4, 7-5. 4. Jennie Leon (FER) d. Tyra Fairley (KRO) 7-5, 6-4. 5. Manami Maehama (KRO) d. Emily Ortega (FER) 6-2, 6-1. Doubles: 1. Oden/Ordonez (KRO) d. Gomez/Carrera (FER) 7-5, 6-2. KRO 15-2.

▪ Region 15/16-1A Semifinals — Ransom Everglades 4, Hillel 1: 2. Vivien Fernandez 6-0, 6-0. 3. Marina Pataro 6-0, 6-0. 4. Sophie Bullard 6-1, 6-0. 5. Lily Chang 6-0, 6-0. RE 8-3.

▪ Palmetto 4, Coral Gables 1: 1. Ansofi Wreder (PAL) d. Kristina Fernandez (CG) 6-2, 5-7, 6-1. 3. Samantha Alices (PAL) d. Ashley Penarando (CG) 6-3, 6-1. 4. Milena Vanderreis (PAL) d. Rata Gaine (CG) 6-2, 6-2. 5. Olivia Schuitema (PAL) d. Stefany Egas (CG) 6-2, 6-3. PAL 12-0.

▪ MAST 4, Pine Crest 1: 1. Stephanie Taylor (PC) d. Mencia Sanchez 6-0, 6-0. 2. Demi Snyder (PC) d. Anabella Camacaro 6-0, 6-0. 3. Carly Feldman d. Isabella Camacaro 6-1, 6-0. 4. Martina Ibrichimova d. Amanda Rabin 4-6, 6-3, 10-4. 5. Danielle Shecter d. Lucia Ors 6-0, 6-0.

BOYS’ LACROSSE

▪ Belen Jesuit 24, Miami Country Day 1: Johnny Powell 4 goals, assist. Deiter Prussing 4 goals. Robert Fernandez 3 goals, assist. Gabriel Garcia 2 goals, 3 assist. Danny Dager 2 goals, 2 assist. Brian Pascual 2 goals. Nicholas Smith 2 goals. Danny Hondal goal. Richie Perez goal. Joseph Cruz goal. Adrian Rey goal. Ricky Mayo goal. Ricky Mayo 13-21 FO. BEL 17-2.

▪ District 27 Semifinals — Pine Crest 11, Cardinal Gibbons 2. Douglas 19, Calvary Christian 0

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

▪ Cooper City 12, West Broward 9: CC (11-4): Alyssa Demetriou 4 goals. Olivia Lewis 2 goals, 9 draw controls. Florence Andrieu 2 goals, assist. Megan Pitt 2 goals, 5 ground balls. Ashley Lizzi goal, 4 caused turnovers. Amanda Rivas goal, assist.

▪ University School 7, Cypress Bay 8: Caroline Kapp 3 goals. Madison Kaplan 3 goals, assist. Emma Roberts goal, assist. Chiara Omsky assist. Sydney Soltau 13 saves.

boys’ volleyball

▪ Archbishop McCarthy d. Pembroke Pines Charter (25-12, 25-12, 25-12): Leo DeQuadros 15 points, 13 kills, 7 digs. Michael Moreiras 10 points, 4 aces, 5 digs. Nicky Grossman 14 points 4 aces, 16 digs. AM 15-2.

▪ Palmetto d. Braddock (25-16, 25-20, 25-17): Alex Brown 8 kills, 9 points, 4 blocks. Zack Wethy 7 kills. Carlos Laguerre 5 kills.

▪ Killian d. Sunset (25-14, 25-14, 25-22): Christopher Hallstrand 10 kills, 16 digs. Marquis Ramsay 6 kills, 6 blocks. Brett Brosius 5 kills, 3 blocks. KIL 17-2.

▪ Cooper City d. American Heritage (25-15, 25-19, 25-12).

▪ Douglas d. Coral Glades (25-15, 25-14, 25-9): DOU 5-8.

BASEBALL

▪ Jackson 3, Norland 1: Yordy Cabrera (5-4), 6 IP, 2 H, ER. SV: Kurland Mateo 1-3, RBI, 2 B, 2 SB. Joel Rivera 2-3, 2 R, 2 SB. Hector Rodriguez 2-3, 2 SB. JAX 9-8.

▪ Southwest 8, Miami Christian 2: Jason Graña 6 IP, 8 Ks. Danny Cruz 2-3, 2 RBI. Brett Mantrana 1-2, 2B, 2 BB. Albert Moralobo RBI.

▪ University School 4, Calvary Christian 3: WP: Scott Gutstein. Sv: Jack Schmidt GW, RBI. Buddy Hayward 2-4, RBI. US 16-5.

▪ South Dade 12, Homestead 1: Kendrick Pico (5-0), 3 IP, 1R, 3 H, 2K.. Jhan Barrios 1-1, 2 RBI. Chris Allende, Double, 2 RBI. Eli Garcia 2 IP, 0R, 2K. SD 19-1. HOM 7-13.

▪ Palmer Trinity 11, Somerset 0: WP: Kross. Miller 2-2, 2 RBI. Hebble 2-3, HR, 3 RBI. Sondon 1-3, HR, 2 RBI.

FLAG FOOTBALL

▪ Mater Academy 19, Miami Springs 12: Emily Acosta 149 rushing yards, TD, 60 receiving yards, TD, 2 INT-R, GW TD. Daniel Edinger TD, XP. Melanie Chiquillo 12 FP. MA 3-3.

▪ Hialeah 9, North Miami Beach 0: HIA (7-0): Ja’Keira Betties 140 yards rushing, 58 yards passing, TD, XP. Malikah Campbell 3 sacks.

▪ Miami High 15, Northwestern 6: Sweeting 105 passing yards, 135 rushing yards, TD. Richard 175 rushing yards, 60 receiving yards, TD, INT. Philippe 45 yards receiving.

WEDNESDAY’S SCHEDULE

SOFTBALL

GMAC championship at Palmetto Bay Park: Palmetto vs. American, 6:30

WATER POLO

District 10 finals at Fort Lauderdale — Girls: 6:30; Boys: 8:30

District 13 at Miami-Dade North — Girls’ semifinals: Krop vs. Goleman, 10 a.m.; Mourning vs. Hialeah Gardens, 11 a.m.; Boys’ semifinals: Mourning vs. Hialeah Gardens, noon; Krop vs. Goleman, 1; Girls’ final: 3; Boys’ final: 4.

District 15 at Ransom Everglades — Girls’ final: Gables-Southwest winner vs. Ransom, 4; Boys’ final: 6

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