February 16, 2015

Miracle Sports 2015 Florida state softball rankings

Here is the first Miracle Sports softball poll for the 2015 season.


1. Bloomingdale 4-0

2. Miami Coral Reef 4-0

3. Oviedo Hagerty 5-0

4. Palm Beach Gardens 4-0

5. Jupiter 4-0

6. Lake Worth Park Vista 3-0

7. West Orange 4-0

8. Orange City University 7-1

9. Boca Raton 3-1

10. Tampa Alonso 4-1

Honorable mention: Cooper City 1-1; Boone 4-1; Tampa Wharton 4-0; Wellington 2-1, Douglas 2-1.



1. Tate 4-0

2. Fleming Island 5-0

3. Viera 8-0

4. St. Thomas Aquinas 2-1

5. Fort Myers 4-0

6. Harmony 3-1

7. Hialeah American 3-0

8. Melbourne 5-1

9. Tampa Gaither 4-0

10. East Lake 6-1

Honorable mention: Coconut Creek Monarch 6-0; St. Cloud 4-0; Lakewood Ranch 4-0; Dwyer 2-2; Niceville 2-0; Winter Park Lake Howell 3-1; Clearwater Countryside 3-0



1. Pembroke Pines Charter 5-0

2. North Fort Myers 4-0

3. St. Johns Creekside 4-1

4. Ocala Forest 4-0

5. Gainesville 4-1

6. Lake City Columbia 5-1

7. Orange Park Oakleaf 4-1

8. Pace 5-1

9. Lake Minneola 5-0

10. St. Johns Bartram Trail 5-0

Honorable mention: Auburndale 4-1; Lake Region 3-2



1. Plantation American Heritage 2-0

2. Gulf Breeze 5-0

3. Baker County 6-0

4. Clay 3-1

5. Ponte Vedra 2-1

6. Suwannee 4-1

7. Bradenton Bayshore 4-0

8. Panama City Arnold 3-0

9. Rockledge 4-1

10. Nature Coast 4-0

Honorable mention: Eustis 3-1; Riviera Beach Suncoast 2-1



1. Gulliver Prep 0-0

2. Astronaut 5-0

3. Bradford 3-0

4. West Florida 3-1

5. Cocoa Beach 4-1

6. Jacksonville Bolles 1-0

7. Fort Myers Bishop Verot 4-1

8. Alachua Santa Fe 4-1

9. Tallahassee Florida High 4-1

10. Fort Pierce Lincoln Park 2-1

Honorable mention: Miami Monsignor Pace 5-0; South Sumter 4-1; Montverde Academy 3-2



1. Miami Westminster Christian 3-1

2. Melbourne Central Catholic 3-0

3. University Christian 4-0

4. Tampa Prep 4-0

5. Lake Worth Christian 3-0

6. Carrollwood 0-0

7. Rocky Bayou Christian 1-0

8. North Florida Christian 2-2

9. The First Academy 4-1

10. Moore Haven 3-1

Honorable mention: Northside Christian 2-1; Seffner Christian 3-1



1. Canterbury 2-0

2. Aucilla Christian 1-1

3. Grandview Prep 0-0

4. Seven Rivers Christian 2-0

5. Academy at the Lakes 2-1

6. Foundation Academy 2-0

7. Pine Castle Christian 0-0

8. Glades Day 1-0

9. Orlando Christian 0-0

10. Seacoast Christian Academy 1-0



1. Chiefland 0-0

2. Williston 4-1

3. Sneads 2-1

4. Lafayette 3-1

5. Dixie County 3-1

6. Wewahitchka 3-1

7. Union County 2-0

8. Port St. Joe 1-0

9. Jay 0-1

10. Holmes County 2-0

Honorable mention: Pierson Taylor 4-2; Trenton 3-2

May 01, 2013

UPDATED: Baseball, softball games rescheduled for Thursday

Here you go, hot off the presses right here from the Miami Herald.

After a fun day of rain and rescheduling and running around sloshing around Miami, here's the list of games that were postponed and were rescheduled for Thursday.

Here's Thursday's new schedule

BASEBALL regional quarterfinals

Region 4-8A: Coral Gables at American, 11 a.m.

Region 4-8A at Alex Fernandez: Hialeah at Goleman, 2

Region 4-8A: South Dade at Sunset, 11 a.m.

Region 3-8A: Cypress Bay at Douglas, 1

Region 3-8A: Coral Glades at Flanagan, 1

Region 4-7A: Monarch at St. Thomas Aquinas, 7

Region 4-7A: Nova at Northeast, 7

Region 4-6A: Belen at Archbishop McCarthy, 7

Region 4-6A at Westland Gardens Park: Pembroke Pines Charter at Mater Academy, 11 a.m.

Region 4-5A: Riviera Beach Suncoast at American Heritage, 7

Region 4-5A: Pompano Beach at Jensen Beach, 7

Region 4-4A at St. Thomas University: Gulliver vs. La Salle, 11 a.m.

Region 4-4A: TERRA at St. Brendan, 11 a.m.

Region 4-4A: North Broward Prep at Monsignor Pace, 7

Region 4-3A: Delray American Heritage at Coral Springs Christian, 7

Region 4-3A at Florida Memorial: Mater Lakes vs. Westminster Christian, 4

Region 4-3A: Dade Christian at Florida Christian, 7

Region 4-3A: Highlands Christian at Boca Raton Pope John Paul II, 7

Region 4-2A at Miami Christian: Redland Christian vs. Brito, 10 a.m.

Region 4-2A: Westwood Christian at Colonial Christian, 4

Region 4-2A: Champagnat Catholic at Zion Lutheran, 3:30

Region 4-2A at Curtis Park: Sheridan Hills Christian vs. Mater East, 7


Regional semifinals

Region 4-8A: American at Goleman, 11 a.m.

Region 4-6A at Bucky Dent Park: Pembroke Pines Charter at Mater Academy, 6

Region 4-2A: Zion Lutheran at Sheridan Hills Christian, 2

Only games that have been played so far Wednesday are:


Region 4-8A: Killian 1, Southwest 0

Region 4-4A: Coral Springs Charter 14, Archbishop Carroll 4


Region 4-8A Coral Reef-Palmetto suspended 2-1 in 1st. was going to play Wednesday night at Palmetto Bay Park.

Region 4-4A: Coral Springs Charter 13, Monsignor Pace 0

Region 4-2A: Princeton Christian 18, Westwood Christian 3

April 30, 2013

Weather postpones some softball regional semifinals

            Inclement weather led to the postponement of several regional softball semifinal games Tuesday.

            Region 4-8A: The Palmetto-Coral Reef game was moved to Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Coral Reef. The American-Goleman was also rescheduled for Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Goleman.

            Region 4-6A: The Pembroke Pines Charter- Mater Academy game was moved to Wednesday at Bucky Dent Park at 7 p.m.

            Region 4-4A: The Coral Springs Charter- Monsignor Pace game was moved to noon Wednesday at Pace.

            Region 4-2A: The Westwood Christian-Princeton Christian game was moved to Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Princeton Christian. The Zion Lutheran-Sheridan Hills Christian game was moved to Thursday at Sheridan Hills tentatively at 4 p.m.

October 23, 2012

May 05, 2009

Dre's picks are back! Opening round for baseball; Decision day for softball

An action-packed day awaits around Dade and Broward with the regional quarterfinals for baseball and the regional finals for softball.

The biggest game for baseball could be at Alex Rodriguez Park....I mean Mark Light Field where Florida Christian takes on Gulliver in front of an expected crowd of at least 2,000 people.

Should be a great pitching matchup between Radziewski and Rodriguez. This one is happening one round early after Chaminade upset Florida last week.

I'm gonna go on a limb and say Gulliver, a steadily improving team all season.

Here's the rest of the games with some bold predictions.

Region 3-6A

South Broward at Douglas, 3:45 -- Ashley Bulluck, the 6-8 pitcher for South Broward got the Bulldogs here with that huge win against Flanagan. He'll keep it close, but Douglas prevails.

Taravella at Cypress Bay, 7 -- Taravella

Region 4-6A

South Dade at Columbus, 4 -- Fred Burnside's Bucs are the Cinderellas of the playoffs. But no one has touched Gus DeQuesada in these playoffs. He gets Columbus to Friday and likely a fifth matchup with Ferguson.

Ferguson vs. Palmetto (Southridge), 7 -- Another very good pitching matchup as Ferguson likely throws Javy Barros against Casey Delgado of the Panthers. The Falcons' have a bit more of a potent lineup and look for them to break up the duel. Ferguson

Miami Springs vs. Goleman (St. Thomas U.), 7 -- Gators went to state last year and have been kind of lost in the shuffle this year. They still have a solid arm in Jerrald Mejia and some good hitters.

American vs. Hialeah (Alex Fernandez), 7 -- American has been scrappy team the whole season, but Hialeah has pulled out some close games to get to this point. Add another one as they get payback for last year's 1st round exit. Hialeah

Region 4-5A

Naples Gulf Coast at Nova, 7:30 -- The Titans have been picking up momentum of late with some big wins including the district victory against Aquinas. Look for them to set up a rematch.

St. Thomas Aquinas at Cape Coral Mariner, 7 -- Did I say rematch? I may have typed too soon. Mariner is 24-4 and on the road, and I think will be "google-ing" how to get to Nova on Friday. Mariner

Region 4-4A

Pembroke Pines Charter at Belen, 4 -- Belen keeps on winning after surviving its tough regular season schedule. The Wolverines seem to get stronger this time of year. I say they keep their season going for their departing coach Tony Meilan. Belen

Key West at Archbishop McCarthy, 7 -- The Conchs scored a huge win by knocking out Pace in the district semis. They were brought down to earth by Belen, and will be sent home by a more talented Mavericks squad. McCarthy

Region 4-3A

Florida Christian vs. Gulliver (Mark Light), 7 -- See intro, I took Gulliver

Tavernier Coral Shores at Chaminade, 4 -- The Lions will have a tough start to the playoffs from a solid Coral Shores squad. But they battle as it showed when they rallied in the final three innings to beat FC. Chaminade

Boca Raton St. Andrews at American Heritage, 7 -- The defending national champs haven't lost in a while. Don't expect them to in this round anyway. American Heritage

Coral Springs Charter at West Palm Beach Cardinal Newman, 7 -- CSC is one of the top small school teams in Broward. They've been in the mix the whole season and look for them to earn another shot at Heritage. Coral Springs Charter

Region 4-2A

Dade Christian at Westminster Christian, 4 -- Westminster

Miami Christian at Miami Country Day, 7 -- Miami Christian

West Palm Beach Summit Christian at Highlands Christian, 7 -- Summit Christian

Calvary Christian at Delray American Heritage, 7 -- Delray Heritage

Region 4-1A

Sheridan Hills vs. Brito (Florida Memorial), 7 -- Brito

Champagnat at Westlake Prep (Seminole Rec. Center), 4  -- Westlake


Region 3-6A

Lake Worth Park Vista at Cooper City, 7 -- The Cowboys have played a brutal schedule that has set them up for this. Park Vista is 24-2 and they beat Palm Beach Gardens, but that wasn't your big sister's Palm Beach Gardens. Cooper City

Region 4-6A

Ferguson at Goleman, 4 -- Great job by Goleman and it's coaching staff this season. When does Ferguson leave for Plant City?

Region 4-4A

Pines Charter at Cocoa Space Coast, 7 -- Unless something special is waiting for them near Cape Canaveral, Pines and  and star pitcher Lauren Sewell are headed back to state.

Region 4-3A

American Heritage at Gulliver, 4 -- It wouldn't be right if the softball playoffs didn't have a showdown between these two teams. They have met eight years in a row with Gulliver leading the series 5-3. The only way the Raiders win is if Sara Buchholz pitches lights out, maybe even into extra innings. But with her recent back injury, that's going to be tough. Either way Heritage's lineup is tough to slow down. American Heritage

Region 4-2A

Delray Beach American Heritage at Westminster Christian (Palmetto Bay), 7 -- The Warriors get their first tough opponent of the playoffs. Luckily for them, they beat some of Class 2A's best during the regular season. Westminster

Region 4-1A

Fort Lauderdale Christian at Lake Worth Christian, 4 -- Lake Worth advances.

April 15, 2009

New High School Florida Softball poll is out

Here's the new Florida High School Softball poll with records updated through April 14
The GMAC final between Palmetto and Ferguson is tonight at Palmetto Bay Park.
And tomorrow night at FIU, Cooper City takes on Florida Christian at 5:30 p.m. followed by Gulliver against Pembroke Pines Charter at 7:15 p.m.
Class 6A
2.Eau Gallie,15-1,73
3.Timber Creek,19-3,71
4.P.B. Gardens,19-2,70
5.Cooper City,18-4,68
7.Park Vista, 21-2,51
9.Winter Springs,17-4,15

Class 5A
2.Pinellas Park,19-2,89
4.Bartram Trail,16-3,55
5.Palm Harbor U.,19-4,54
10.Fleming Island,16-2,23
Class 4A
3.Lake Wales,18-1,85
7.Space Coast,19-3,25
8.Jensen Beach,18-3,23
9.Braden River,16-4,20
Class 3A
1.American Her.,19-4,100
2.Gulliver Prep,15-4,69
3.Florida Christian,17-6,60
4.Florida (FSU),9-1,49
5.St.Pete Catholic,20-3,48
6.Cardinal Newman,17-3,39
7.Keystone Hgts.,19-3,36
8.Trinity Prep,14-1,34
Class 2A
1.Port St. Joe,19-2,76
2.Westminster Chr.,14-3,75
3.Am.Heritage (DB),16-4,64
4.Hollywood Chr.,16-4,63
8.Oak Hall,14-2,23
9.Pine Castle Chr.,10-5,22
10.Mt.Dora Bible,7-1,18
Class 1A
1.Eagle's View,12-6,100
2.Canterbury (St.Pete),12-3,87
3.Lake Worth Chr.,17-5,55
4.Princeton Chr.,12-2-1,50
5.Hernando Chr.,13-3,39
6.Sheridan Hills,17-2,38
7.Lake Mary Prep,10-2,37
8.Merritt Island Chr.,13-3,33
9.Rocky Bayou Chr.,6-2,21
10.Berean Chr.,8-8,20
All Class Poll
4.Eau Gallie,(6a),63
5.Lake Wales,(4a),61
6.Timber Creek,(6a),44
7.Cooper City,(6a),28

July 29, 2008

Softball stars honored by Louisville Slugger and NFCA

   Five South Florida high school softball players were named to the Louisville
Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-South Region team this week. Gulliver
pitcher Sara Buchholz, catcher Jaimee Vega and infielder Olivia Alvarez, who will play
at UCF this fall, were the Miami-Dade County players selected. Pembroke Pines Charter
utility players Audrey Broyles and Lauren Sewell were chosen from Broward.

June 29, 2008

Longtime Southridge softball coach Gloria Satterfield passes away

   Miami-Dade County lost one of its softball coaching
pioneers Sunday when former Southridge coach Gloria
Satterfield died of lung cancer at the age of 69.

   Satterfield was the Spartans' first-ever softball coach,
hired in 1976, and led them to a record of 288-97 during her
17 seasons. She led Southridge to the state's slow-pitch state
championships five times in six seasons from 1983-1988.

   After the transition to fast-pitch softball under the
Florida High School Athletic Association in 1988, Satterfield
guided the Spartans to the playoffs twice, including a berth
in the 1992 Class 4A state championship game.

   Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Satterfield graduated from Daniel
Webster High School and later from the Oklahoma College for
Women. In 1961, she moved to Miami and spent 15 years teaching
and coaching at Riviera Junior High before working at

   Satterfield was named The Miami News Softball Coach of the
Year in 1983 and 1987. She moved back to Oklahoma two years
ago. Last spring, she was diagnosed with lung cancer. After a
brief illness, she passed away early Sunday morning surrounded
by family members at her home in Jenks, Oklahoma.

Our sincerest condolences go out to Satterfield's family.

June 20, 2008

Several Dade and Broward athletes and coaches honored

Hey fans,

Over the past 10 days, a bunch of Dade and Broward's top performers from a memorable season were honored by the Florida Dairy Farmers Association.

Over the years, the group has not given many awards to this talent-rich area, but this season has been different.

Pat Dorsey and I compiled a list. Enjoy.

   • Palmetto's Kelly Saco, who led her team to a state
championship, collected another prestigious honor recently
when she was named the Association's Softball Player of the

   Saco is the first Dade recipient of this award since its
inception in 1993. She finished with a 16-2 record, 168
strikeouts, six shutouts and a 0.40 ERA. Saco, The Miami
Herald's Class 6A Pitcher of the Year, will play this fall at
Syracuse this fall.

   • Southridge runners Brandon O'Connor and Ebony Eutsey were
named the Track and Field Athletes of the Year.

   O'Connor was a state champion in the 200 and 400-meter
races, finishing with some of the fastest times in the country
this season. He ran a 20.82 in the 200 and a 47.12 in the 400.

   His coach, Rodney Wright, was named the Overall Boys' Coach
of the Year. Wright led the Spartans to their first state
championship and his teams have not lost a dual meet in five

   Eutsey, who was recently named the Gatorade State Athlete
of the Year, ran a 23.79 in the 200 meters and a 53.85 in the
400 at state to win state titles in both. She recently ran the
fastest time in the nation (53.23) at an invitational meet
this summer.

   Her coach, Sam Burley, who is retiring this season and is a
member of the Florida High School Athletic Association Hall of
Fame, was named Overall Girls' Coach of the Year. Burley led
the Spartans to their first state title in five seasons.

   • Thanks to Cypress Bay star Brennan Boyajian, boys' coach
Vince Grossi and St. Thomas Aquinas girls coach Carol
Deopsomer, Broward County accounted for three of the four high
school tennis award winners announced Thursday.

   Boyajian, bound for the University of North Carolina this
fall, won the Boys' Player of the Year award after going
undefeated and winning the 4A overall singles title. Grossi,
who led Boyajian and the Lightning to the 4A boys' team title,
took Boys' Coach of the Year honors.

   Deopsomer, who led the Raiders to their second consecutive
3A girls' title, won Girls' Coach of the Year. Only Girls'
Player of the Year Jacqueline Kasler of Gulf Breeze -- the 2A
state champion who edged finalists Amelia Martinez (Cypress
Bay; 4A overall singles winner) and Courtney Clayton (St.
Thomas Aquinas; 3A overall singles champion) -- kept Broward
from sweeping the awards.

   • Southwest senior outside hitter Jonathan Roldan was named
the Boys' Volleyball State Player of the Year after posting
459 kills, 107 aces, 157 digs and 63 blocks. Also The Miami
Herald's Player of the Year for Dade, guiding the Eagles to a
state championship.

   His coach Mauricio Diaz was named the Coach of the Year
after winning his second state title in six seasons after
leading Southwest to a 27-2 record. He has a career record of
230-31 and has led the Eagles to the state tournament four

For a full list of winners chosen for the 2007-08 School Year, go to www.floridamilk.com/sports

May 17, 2008

South Florida's successful softballers

If you were watching ESPN2 this afternoon, you might have heard the words "from Hollywood, Fla." -- in reference to Charisse Mariconda, a St. Thomas Aquinas graduate and Virginia Tech softball player who was in the Hokies' lineup against Tennessee (announcer Pam Ward also called Mariconda "a nifty little third baseman" in the Hokies' 4-0 win.

Of Course, Mariconda's not the only South Florida softballer in the NCAAs regionals, being played this weekend nationwide:

  • Houston senior Angel Shamblin (Hollywood Christian) threw a perfect game Friday in a 9-0 win against Delaware State.
  • Stanford junior Missy Penna (Miami Southwest) struck out 14 batters Friday in a 4-0 win against Massachusetts.
  • Pace's Kelley Montalvo, an Alabama junior, went 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI in Friday's 10-1 win over Jacksonville State.
  • UF's Tiffany DeFelice (American Heritage), UCF's Hillary Barrow (Felix Varela), USF's Cat Olnick (American Heritage), Auburn's Krista Clyde (Cypress Bay) and Tatiana Fernandez (Dade Christian), and Stony Brook's Casey Jacobs (Chaminade-Madonna) and Alyssa Struzenberg (Cooper City) all saw action Friday. UF's Stephanie Bronbacher (American Heritage), UCF's Diana Rojas (Lourdes), Auburn's Lauren Schmalz (Everglades), Notre Dame's Shannon Kelly (Hollywood Christian), Alabama's Crissy Owens (Braddock) and Florida State's Robyn Petrovich (South Plantation) also are on regional teams.

--Patrick Dorsey (e-mail)