Posts Tagged ‘Broward’


Flag Football Popularity Rockets because of Girls

March 16, 2010

Flag football is rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing girls’ high school sports across the country.
In Broward County, Florida the sport has evolved from recreational leagues to middle and high school programs. And the teams feature talented players who are out to prove that football is not just a sport for boys.

“Flag football has become real popular,” Stranahan coach Bennett Wyche said. “We’ve been taking some girls away from the track programs.”
Since the Florida High School Athletic Association first recognized flag football as a varsity sport in 2003, Broward County has been a dominant force.
The county has produced two state champions (Fort Lauderdale in 2003 and Miramar in 2006) and two state runners-up (Fort Lauderdale in 2004 and Dillard in 2007).

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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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