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Basketball: River Ridge’s Childs makes 5A all-state team

Posted Apr 8, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Apr 8, 2014 at 11:04 AM

River Ridge senior center John Childs, who has signed with Saint Leo University, has been selected to the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC) and Source Hoops Class 5A All-State team.

Childs, who averaged a double-double and 6.3 blocks per game, was named to the third-team. River Ridge lost in the first round of the district tournament and finished 13-13.

Also, Lakewood’s Jacobi Boykins, who led the Spartans to the 5A state title game, was named first-team while Gibbs’ Barry Brown made third-team

Players were selected based on in-person evaluations, a review of all-area teams selected by media from around the state, and recognition from the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches.

FIRST TEAM
Drake LaMont, 6-10 SR, Plantation American Heritage
Khalil Spearman, 6-3 SR, Panama City Rutherford
Jacobi Boykins, 6-4 SR, St. Petersburg Lakewood
Latarence Butts, 6-3 JR, Riviera Beach Suncoast
Michael Gilmore, 6-9 SR, Tallahassee Rickards

SECOND TEAM
Jose Morales, 5-9 JR, Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
Kevarrius Hayes, 6-7 JR, Live Oak Suwannee
Justin Massey, 6-5 SR, Plantation American Heritage
Charles Ruise, 6-2 JR, Baker County
Carlos Clemente, 6-2 SR, Brooksville Nature Coast

THIRD TEAM
Andre Hairston, 6-3 SR, Dunnellon
Rodney Hunter, 6-4 JR, Cape Coral Mariner
Kiron Williams, 5-10 SR, Eustis
Barry Brown, 6-2 JR, St. Petersburg Gibbs
John Childs, 6-10 SR, New Port Richey River Ridge


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Basketball: Perry steps down as Riverview head boys coach

Posted Apr 7, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Apr 7, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Riverview High is currently searching for a new boys varsity head basketball coach.

Dwayne Perry, the Sharks’ coach since 2008, will not return for the following season for health reasons, he said.

Perry, who played at Eckerd College and 13 years professionally overseas, said back problems have caused him to quit coaching.

Riverview finished 3-17 this past season and did not having a winning record under Perry, its best season being 11-12 in 2011-12 season. The team lost in the district semifinals that season. Perry inherited the program from Mike Baker.

Perry, who played at Orlando Jones High, said he will focus his attention on ministering but will continue to help young basketball players. Perry said he will miss the environment at Riverview.

“The student body as a whole, not just the players,” he said.


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Flag Football Top 25 Power Rankings

Posted Apr 7, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Apr 7, 2014 at 09:47 AM

The Florida Flag Football Power 25

1. Seminole Ridge (7-0) 94.5
2. Robinson (8-0) 93.8
3. Apopka (4-0) 75.5
4. Harmony (5-0) 74.6
5. Northeast-St. Pete (5-0) 74.5
6. Alonso (8-1) 73.7
7. Everglades (5-0) 72.9
8. William T. Dwyer (6-0) 72.3
9. Taravella (5-2) 72.2
10. Bloomingdale (5-0) 71.9
11. Treasure Coast (3-0) 71.8
12. Trinity Catholic (5-0) 71.7
13. Oak Ridge (6-1) 71.6
14. Monsignor Pace (5-1) 71.5
15. Jupiter (4-1) 71.4
16. Chiles (5-0) 71.3
17. Boyd Anderson (5-0) 71.2
18. Boca Ciega (4-0) 71.1
19. Dr. Phillips (4-1) 70.9
20. Coconut Creek (6-0) 68.4
21. DeLand (4-0) 68.3
22. First Coast (4-0) 68.2
23. Durant (8-0) 68.1
24. King (6-0) 68.0
25. Robert E. Lee (4-0) 67.9

About the rankings: The Florida Flag Football Power 25 is the only ranking recognizing the Sunshine State’s best flag football teams. Joe Pinkos’ Power Ratings are calculated using a formula based on strength of opposition and margin of victory. To determine the forecasted margin of victory between any two teams, simply figure the difference in the respective power ratings.


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Boys Basketball: Tampa’s Holston, Manzi and Garrett make All-Independent Team

Posted Apr 7, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Apr 7, 2014 at 10:07 AM

The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC) and Source Hoops present the 2013-2014 Boys Independent Schools All-State Teams.  Players were selected based on in-person evaluations, a review of all-area teams selected by media from around the state, and recognition from the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches.

FIRST TEAM
D’Angelo Russell, 6-5 SR, Montverde Academy
Ben Simmons, 6-10 JR, Montverde Academy
Mitchell Wilbekin, 6-1 SR, Gainesville The Rock School
Troy Holston, 6-3 SR, Oldsmar Christian
Udoka Azubuike, 6-10 SO, Jacksonville Potter’s House Christian Academy

SECOND TEAM
Justin Bibbs, 6-5 SR, Montverde Academy
Sidy Ndir, 6-3 SR, Orlando West Oaks Academy
Jaylen Patterson, 6-1 SR, Montverde Academy
Dan Manzi, 6-9, SR, Tampa Bay Christian
Brandone Francis, 6-5 SR, Jacksonville Arlington Country Day

THIRD TEAM
Jordan Caroline, 6-6 SR, Montverde Academy
Chris Egi, 6-8 SR, Montverde Academy
Pape Diate, 6-7 SR, Gainesville The Rock School
Malik Carter, 6-2 SR, Jacksonville Potter’s House Christian Academy
Jeff Garrett, 6-7 SR, Oldsmar Christian


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Boys Basketball: Class 1A/2A All-State Teams

Posted Apr 7, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Apr 7, 2014 at 09:28 AM

The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC) and Source Hoops All-State Teams. Players were selected based on in-person evaluations, a review of all-area teams selected by media from around the state, and recognition from the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches.


2A FIRST TEAM
Adonys Henriquez, 6-5 SR, Orlando Christian Prep
J.T. Escobar, 6-2 SR, Tallahassee FAMU DRS
Jamal Palmer, 6-3 JR, Boca Raton Grandview Prep
Greg Zuppas, 6-6 SR, Orlando Faith Christian
Blake Morrow, 6-2 SO, Sarasota Christian

SECOND TEAM
Keith Stone, 6-7 JR, Deerfield Beach Zion Lutheran
Tre Anderson, 6-3 SR, Tallahassee FAMU DRS
Dmitri Thompson, 6-5 SR, Orlando Christian Prep
Collin Gray, 6-2, SR, Boca Raton Christian
Sullivan Hernandez, 6-7 SR, Lakeland Vanguard Academy

THIRD TEAM
Jordan Coblin, 6-1 JR, Boca Raton Grandview Prep
Jordan Bates, 6-5 JR, Ocala St. John Lutheran
Jaylyn Lewis, 6-0 SR, Quincy Munroe
Bryce Reed, 6-3 JR, Fort Myers Southwest Florida Christian
Justin Hunter, 6-3 SR, Wellington Christian


1A All-State Team
FIRST TEAM
Chai Baker, 6-4 SR, Malone
Trent Forest, 6-4 SO, Chipley
Kevin McClain, 6-1 JR, Hamilton County
Neino Robinson, 6-0 SR, Northview
Zack Wright, 6-6 JR, Milton Central

SECOND TEAM
Kyle Weeks, 5-10 SR, Chiefland
Austin Carnley, 5-10 SR, Paxton
Antwain Johnson, 6-2 JR, Malone
Tyrome Sharpe, 6-1, JR, Chipley
Earl Brown, 6-8 SR, Williston

THIRD TEAM
Keldric Bradley, 6-1 JR, Hawthorne
Sam DeLeon, 6-0 SR, Live Oak Melody Christian
Alex Brown, 5-11 SR, Vernon
Antefernee Smith, 6-3 SR, Hamilton County
Jarvar Hill, 6-4 SR, Wewahitchka


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