Perez pitches in the pros

Sports Staff Report Friday, June 16, 2023

 Not so long ago, Arrison Perez was a front desk attendant at what then was called Shula’s Athletic Club in Miami Lakes.           He’s now a starting pitcher in professional baseball.  The 24-year-old Perez made his first pro start on May 31 for the Washington Wild Things. He pitched five shutout innings, but his team wound up falling 6-4 to the Florence Y’alls. Perez, a...

Miami Lakes AutoMall donates to youth baseball

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, June 16, 2023

Miami Lakes AutoMall donated $1,000 on June 3 to the Optimist Park baseball program and also held a test drive to raise an additional $500.

Shown from left: Jim Hamilton, treasurer for The Optimist Club; Danny de Varona, president of the baseball program; Lazaro Veliz, general manager of Miami Lakes Chevrolet and Fred Senra, partner at Miami Lakes AutoMall. Photo: Fred Senra.

Town of Miami Lakes roots for the home teams

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, June 1, 2023

     It’s a storybook season for two of South Florida’s sports teams: The Miami Heat of the NBA and the NHL’s Florida Panthers.         They were both unlikely contenders as No. 8 playoff seeds to reach the finals of their respective leagues.      On May 22, team banners were hung in a front window at Miami Lakes Town Hall to support the Cats and the Heat and to...

BankUnited, Miami HEAT fund college scholarships

Sports By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, May 17, 2023

     BankUnited and the Miami HEAT Charitable Fund presented five South Florida high school seniors with $5,000 college scholarships during a recent NBA game. Shown from left are: Celine Churchman, Cambridge Magnet Program at G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School in Miami; BankUnited Senior Executive Vice President Gerry Litrento for Retail and Small Business Banking; Natasha Harris, School for Advanced Studies North Campus,...

Optimist Bandits win 8U invitational tournament

Featured Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, May 4, 2023

The Miami Lakes Optimist 8U Bandits won the 2023 8U Weston Eagles Invitational. The team competed in six games and on April 2, defeated Team Sosa Elite 8U by a score of 9 – 6 in the championship game, Coach Jeffrey Rodriguez said. Shown in the photo are, front row from left: Jason Lloredo; Caleb Martinez; Matthew Torres; Lucas Sanchez; Brayden Pinto; Chris Jeong; Alec Rodriguez and Michael Simon. In the middle row are Fabian...