Wildcats win World Series title

Sports Friday, October 4, 2013

  The Miami Wildcats 16-and-under softball team recently won the ESPN/USSSA World Series Championship in Orlando, Florida. Forty-six teams competed in the 16-and -under division, including teams from California, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Arizona and Alabama, during the eight-day tournament. The Wildcats went undefeated in the winners bracket putting them straight into the championship series. The girls faced off versus South...
  The Miami Lakes Senior Softball program is celebrating the start of its fifth year. In September 2009, George Pringle worked with the Town of Miami Lakes Elderly Affairs Committee to implement the program. Today, Pringle is a star performer. Games are held at 9 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday on Field No. 2 at Miami Lakes Optimist Park. Male players are 60 and older while females of any age are invited to play, and several very...

Shaky Rodriguez holds basketball coaches symposium

Sports By David L. Snelling, The Miami Laker staff Friday, October 4, 2013

  Basketball coaches for high schools, the Optimist Club, and parks and recreation, will have a golden opportunity to learn basketball pointers, techniques and strategies from some of the best pro and college coaches. Legendary high school basketball coach Shaky Rodriguez has organized a basketball symposium and clinic and invited an all-star coaching line-up that includes former Orlando Magic and Miami Heat head coach Stan Van Gundy...
  Miami Lakes Optimist baseball player Jasmine Harris was offered and accepted a full scholarship to South Carolina State upon graduating with top honors. Known to her teammates as “Jazzy,” Harris will be the starting shortstop for the Bulldogs. “This is a great accomplishment for a young lady who has worked extremely hard academically and is an amazing athlete,” said her coach Alex Castroman.  “Jazzy...

Jingle Bell Jog 5K set for Dec. 7

Sports Friday, October 4, 2013

  The Voice of Love Training and Development, in partnership with The Children’s Trust, is hosting its annual Cross Country Jingle Bell Jog 5K at 8 a.m. on Saturday, December 7. The race will be held at Shula’s Golf Club Par 3 Executive Course, 7601 Miami Lakes Drive, just east of the Palmetto Expressway. Preregistration is $25, and $30 on the day of the race. Families are invited to participate. There will be activities for...
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