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Five Berkekey Prep student-athletes to be recognized at signing ceremony Wednesday

Posted Apr 15, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Apr 15, 2014 at 05:06 PM

Four student-athletes from Berkeley Preparatory School will sign National Letters of Intent while another will be recognized as a preferred walk on in a joint ceremony on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the school’s Lykes Center for the Arts on Berkeley’s campus.

Warren Backman (Soccer) Emerson College
Marshall Holmes (Basketball) University of Central Florida (preferred walk on)
Paola Maymi (Track and Field) Bowdoin College
Nikki Potts (Diving) University of Florida
Maddie Raquet (Volleyball) Troy University

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Testaverde leads group of seven Jesuit athletes to sign NLI’s Wednesday

Posted Apr 14, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Apr 14, 2014 at 04:05 PM

Jesuit senior QB Vincent Testaverde, son of the former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and Heisman Trophy winner, will sign with Texas Tech. Other signees include Joseph Trim (Fordham), who was honored with the Casey Most Valuable Golfer Award this season for Hillsborough County’s top prep golfer.

Kicker Rhett Waldron, who was named first-team All-State in Class 5A, will sign with Augustana (Ill.) College, as will fullback Ryan Black. Lacrosse standout Peyton Elliott, who has led the Tigers to consecutive District titles, will sign with John Carroll (Ohio) University. Baseball players Danny Lastra (Ave Maria) and Nick Bodner (Johns Hopkins) also will sign Wednesday.

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Florida High School Flag Football State Poll

Posted Apr 14, 2014 by Nick Williams

Updated Apr 14, 2014 at 03:37 PM

The Florida Flag Football Power 25

1. Seminole Ridge (10-0) 94.6
2. Robinson (10-0) 93.5
3. Northeast-St. Pete (7-0) 83.0
4. Apopka (4-0) 78.5
5. Harmony (7-0) 74.6
6. Alonso (9-1) 74.5
7. Everglades (8-0) 73.7
8. William T. Dwyer (8-0) 73.6
9. Bloomingdale (7-0) 73.0
10. Trinity Catholic (7-0) 72.9
11. Monsignor Pace (8-1) 72.8
12. Coconut Creek (8-0) 72.7
13. Jupiter (4-2) 72.3
14. Chiles (8-0) 72.2
15. Boyd Anderson (6-1) 72.1
16. Taravella (6-3) 71.5
17. Oak Ridge (7-1) 70.9
18. Dr. Phillips (6-1) 70.3
19. First Coast (5-0) 68.5
20. Miramar (7-1) 68.4
21. Armwood (7-0) 68.3
22. Westwood (7-0) 68.2
23. Treasure Coast (4-1) 68.1
24. Durant (9-0) 68.0
25. Robert E. Lee (5-0) 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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Patchan picks Hurricanes

Posted Apr 12, 2014 by Scott Purks

Updated Apr 12, 2014 at 04:54 PM

TAMPA—Scott Patchan, one of the most highly recruited defensive lineman in the country, has verbally committed to the University of Miami, Freedom coach Todd Donahoe confirmed on Saturday.

“Scott and I talked about waiting but I think he went down there for the (Miami spring intersquad game) and thought this is the place for me,” Donohoe said. “He feels good about his decision.”

Patchan’s father, Matt Patchan Sr., played for the University of Miami and his brother, Matt Jr., played for Armwood, the University of Florida and Boston College and is a possible draft pick in the upcoming NFL draft.

Several recruiting services have 6-foot-6, 225-pound Scott Patchan rated as one of the country’s top-20 high school defensive ends.

Patchan chose Miami over more than 20 major division schools around the country, including Florida State University, the University of South Florida and the University of Central Florida.


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Fruhmorgen commits to Clemson

Posted Apr 10, 2014 by Scott Purks

Updated Apr 10, 2014 at 05:33 PM

TAMPA—Plant offensive tackle Jake Fruhmorgen, one of the most highly recruited lineman in the country, committed to Clemson Thursday afternoon in the Plant High Fieldhouse.

Fruhmorgen. 6-foot-5,  280 pounds, had offers from most of the universities in the southeast, including Florida State, Florida, Alabama and Miami, and from several others around the country. Fruhmorgen is currently ranked as one of the nation’s top-10 lineman prospects and top 100 overall prospects by most recruiting services, including



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