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Miami sports mascots unite for celebration

The fur and feathers were flying when the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) launched its annual Miami Sports & Wellness Month. The event, sponsored by Citibank, started with the Miami Mascot Madness Kick-off Race at Museum Park in ...

Riding the track to excellence

Local Miami resident Jalen Isaiah Reeves was recently awarded a scholarship to attend Nova Southeastern University’s USchool Preparatory for Academics/Athletics. As the 2016-17 school year begins, Jalen will enroll as a ninth grader. He has researched possible college choices, which ...

The challenges of a coach

High school athletic directors and coaches are haunted by a daunting challenge: money, as in adequate compensation, or the lack thereof. The problem frequently inhibits the progress and success of high school athletic programs because of a restricted ability to ...

No off-season for coaches

Athletic coaches don’t find a whole lot of down time during their respective off-seasons. So, while the likes of baseball, volleyball and track and field play out their seasons with an eye on the ultimate prize of a state championship, ...

Opa-locka honors Andre Johnson

Opa-locka commissioners recently presented NFL wide receiver Andre Johnson a proclamation for his achievements in football and for his humanitarian contributions off the field. Johnson will also have the football field at Ingram Park named after him, courtesy of a ...

Bulls making things happen

There is more to high school sports than many might imagine: equipment; participants in good academic standing; those who have passed physical examinations. Then there are coaches, practices, opponents to stage competitive contests; facilities for the games, meets and matches. ...

‘Magic’ promotes good health and education to all students

NBA great Earvin “Magic” Johnson surprised middle and high school students at a Miami public charter school on Friday. The three-time NBA MVP visited Miami’s Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM!) Charter School to discuss the importance of healthy lifestyles and ...

Kayvon Webster receives key to the county from Commissioner Jordan

Denver Broncos cornerback and Super Bowl champion Kayvon Webster received the key to the county at the March 8 Miami-Dade County Commission meeting from Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, who also presented him with a district commendation. Webster accepted the honor ...

Honoring women in sports

Women’s History Month is at its mid-point with a focus on women in sports in Miami-Dade Public Schools. The bombshell in high school sports was the historic explosion in February when Lakatriona Brunson became the first female football head coach ...

Meet served as showcase

Three-time Hall of Fame Coach John Rolle was right at home when he brought his Carol City Chiefs track and field team to the Miami Central High School Relays last week. The Rockets hosted five teams on its relatively new ...

Edmonson honors the Tornadoes

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson presented a proclamation to Booker T. Washington High School Principal William Aristide while football players and coaches looked on at a Feb. 17 commission meeting. Edmonson congratulated the

FIU Panthers defeat FAU, 71-63

The FIU men's basketball team closed out its regular season road schedule, snapping its two-game losing streak with a 71-63 win at rival Florida Atlantic on Saturday afternoon. The win improves the Panthers' record to 13-16 and 7-9 in Conference ...

Girl's flag football launches in high schools

The high sports landscape is taking some new twists as the 2015-16 school year progresses. Miami-Dade County Public Schools is set to begin its first girls’ flag football season. The season kicks off with the Tip Off Classic on Thursday, ...

Lady Bulls win invitational

The Miami Northwestern High School Lady Bulls captured the team title at the 32nd Annual Louie Bing Invitational last Saturday at Tropical Park. The victory marks the kickoff of the Miami-Dade County High School Track and Field season. With 2,800 ...

Football teams honored by county chairman

Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime honored the Miami Central Rockets High School football team and the Gwen Cherry Bulls football team at the Feb. 17 County Commission meeting. Central won the 2015 FHSAA Class 6A State Championship, their fourth ...