Archive for May, 2009

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Florida’s Girls Flag Football May Fall Victim to Budget Cut

May 30, 2009

FHSAA debate on cutting sports schedules will continue next week in Orlando

Five weeks after a controversial measure to cut back regular season sports schedules passed by a 9-6 vote, the Florida High School Athletic Association’s board of directors will continue to debate the hot topic when it meets next Thursday and Friday in Orlando.

Girls Flag Football season could go from 12 games down to 10. The exclusions to this proposed change would be Cheerleading and Tackle Football.

The FHSAA’s new executive director, Roger Dearing, will pitch his own amendment that would allow schools that do not have football or competitive cheer teams to designate other “revenue-producing” sports that would be exempt from the new game limits.

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2008-09 All-Broward Awards Winners Announced

May 28, 2009

Broward, Fl- Flag Football Player of the Year: Michelle Roque-Paskow, from North Broward Prep was announced as well as the award ‘Coach of the Year’ was assigned to Coach Bennett Wyche, of Stranaha High. Each year the Miami Herald chooses the top athletes in Broward County’s High Schools for the ‘Athlete of the Year’.

District 20 championship: Monarch vs. North Broward Prep
(Ginny Dixon, Sun Sentinel / April 29, 2009)
Monarch’s Katie Guttman (center) gets by North Broward Prep’s Sarah Larracuente (left) and Michelle Roque-Paskow to score a touchdown during the District 20 flag football championship against North Broward Prep at Douglas High. The touchdown was called back but Monarch won the game in overtime 12-6.

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Dr. Phillips High School Girl Makes Sentinel’s 2009 Girls Flag Football ‘Player of the Year’

May 24, 2009

Dr. Phillips High School’s quarterback Cassie Maloney made the Orlando Sentinel’s “Player of the Year”

Dr. Phillips quarterback Cassie Maloney wasn’t on Coach Anthony Jones’ radar leading into her junior year.

But after taking over at quarterback for the injured Summer Jenkins and setting several school records, including passing for 32 touchdowns for last season’s district championship squad, Maloney became the main target of opponents in 2009.

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This Is Not Your Mother’s Powder Puff

May 17, 2009

Traditionally speaking, high school girls played flag football douring the homecoming celebration. Where reverse rolls we given to students. Boys dressing up as female cheerleaders and girls as flag football players.
They only difference? The girls took the competition seriously.

As more girls explore alternative sports, the popularity of competitive girl’s flag football grew. Only two states, Florida and Alaska sanction High School Varsity Girl’s Flag football programs. But the number is growing.

“Four high schools in Central Texas started a league this spring and Ivy Prep near Atlanta will have a five-team intramural girls flag football league this coming fall.”
-Atlanta’s Leaf Chronicle

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