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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 ...

B-CU alum Rashean Mathis retires from NFL

DAYTONA BEACH — One of the best defensive players to ever step foot on the gridiron for Bethune-Cookman football called it a career on Feb. 16, as Rashean Mathis retired after 13 seasons playing professionally in the National Football League ...

FIU swim team tops Florida Atlantic University at match

Florida International University’s swimming and diving team (8-5) claimed seven first-place finishes en route to a 115-71 win over Conference USA foe Florida Atlantic on Feb. 6 from the FAU Aquatic Center. The victory marked the second of the season ...

Miami Jackson Generals make football history

The Miami Jackson Generals exploded a sports bombshell when Lakatriona Brunson was named head coach for their football team, making her the first female head coach in Florida football history. Some of Miami-Dade’s high school coaches and school officials weighed ...

A parade for the Tornadoes

Mickey Walker was born and raised in Overtown and graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in 1964. As she watched young and old alumni march through her neighborhood in a parade, she couldn’t contain her smile and excitement. “This ...