Town opens new T-ball fields at Miami Lakes Optimist Park

Sports By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, August 17, 2022

        Two T-ball fields at Miami Lakes Optimist Park were renovated this year with a $50,000 grant from Major League Baseball and Scotts lawn product company, and the town and the Optimist Club unveiled them on Aug. 12.     Tykes began play that day on miniature versions of baseball fields. They could aspire to having a Major League Baseball career like that of Hanley Ramirez, an All-Star who played a...

Optimist Club baseball team visits Cooperstown

Sports By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The Miami Lakes Optimist 12U team took part in the 2022 American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament in Oneonta, N.Y. in July.  The team not only got to enjoy playing six baseball games and skills competitions, but also got a chance to tour the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in nearby Cooperstown, N.Y. From left: Samuel Velandria; Michael Santateresa; Emil Chavez; Khadyn Gates; Sebastian Gonzalez; Jacob...

Workout: To do at home, in the gym or on the go

Sports By Paula Liu, Yoga Instructor, Miami Lakes Athletic Club Wednesday, August 17, 2022

    Let’s do the Cobra Pose, aka Bhujangasana.  It is a heart-opening, backbend yoga pose that stretches the entire upper body.       It’s best known for its ability to increase the flexibility of the spine.       It also provides relief from lower back pain, which is a common experience nowadays.        The Cobra Pose is usually used as a...

Workout: To do at home, in the gym or on the go

Sports By Paula Liu, Yoga Instructor, Miami Lakes Athletic Club Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Sage Marichi I - aka Marichyasana I, is a deep forward fold of your body that stretches your back, shoulders and legs while lengthening your spine.         It also provides a nice massage to your internal organs.      Like all the forward bends, Marichyasana can help calm your mind and decrease stress. It can also help relieve tightness and pain in your lower back. 1.  Take a good seat on...

Spartans win ‘sling and shoot’ football camp

Sports Staff report Tuesday, July 19, 2022

     Monsignor Edward Pace High School’s football season doesn’t officially start until later this summer, but the Spartans already have a championship in 2022 to celebrate.      The school topped 39 other teams and won the “Sling and Shoot” camp title at the University of South Florida on June 16.       The tournament is a 7-on-7 event, one where players get...
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