Basketball bragging rights

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, December 1, 2022

      The Town of Miami Lakes triumphs 79 - 61 over the City of Hialeah in a charity basketball game to benefit the Women’s Breast & Heart Initiative. Virtutem Populo founder Maurits Acosta, a sophomore at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High whose civics group organized the event, said $7,417.08 was raised for the Miami Lakes non-profit that helps women get breast cancer screenings and other...

USA Basketball returns to Miami Lakes

Sports Staff report Thursday, November 17, 2022

For the second year in a row, USA Basketball’s men’s and women’s teams stayed at the Miami Lakes Hotel on Main during the first week of November and trained at the Miami Lakes Athletic Club as they prepared for the FIBA’s 3x3 AmeriCup tournament held in Miami Nov. 4 - 6.    The men’s team won a gold medal, repeating last year’s performance at the tournament. The women’s team won bronze...

Sports Hall of Fame Committee chooses class for Dec. 10 ceremony

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, November 16, 2022

     The public is invited to celebrate the fifth class to be inducted to the Miami Lakes Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony to be held Dec. 10.      The event will honor athletes and those who have coached or mentored youth sports, who have ties to town.      The new class members are the late Charlie DeLucca, Sr., a youth golf ambassador and children’s advocate; retired NBA point...
     When the Miami Lakes Athletic Club opened 40 years ago, there weren’t many other places in the new town where residents could socialize.      The club on Bull Run Road just off Main Street was more than just a place to compete before up to 250 spectators on one of the numerous tennis or racquetball courts.       Guests could have a sandwich, enjoy a cocktail or maybe even...

Optimist Club offers two $1,000 scholarships

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Monday, October 10, 2022

     The Optimist Club of Miami Lakes is offering its annual Roland Gomez Scholarships of $1,000 each to a college-bound boy and girl.       Eligible applicants must be ages 12-to-18; have participated in Optimist programs for at least three years; have been nominated by a coach and provide last year’s report card.      For an application and other information,...
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