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Friday 04/19/2019
Cudas Use Big Inning to Roll Past Broncos

After getting out of a jam in the first inning escaping with just two runs scored, sophomore Matthew Hernandez and the Homestead Broncos had trouble getting out of the second.

Posted: April 19, 2019
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Thursday 04/18/2019
Appreciating Every Win by Matt Becherer

Winning doesn’t come easy in sports. In fact, team sports provide the highest opportunity of defeating your opponent, and even that is only a 50/50 chance.

Updated: April 19, 2019 - 2:05 pm
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Friday 04/12/2019
Sports Icons Leave a Lasting Legacy

Matt Becherer

Posted: April 12, 2019
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NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Fan Vote Opens

Fan voting for the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2020 opened this week on ( and runs through Monday, May 20 at 11:59 a.m. ET.

Posted: April 12, 2019
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Ivey Battling To Start At UM

Former South Dade cornerback DJ Ivey has shown flashes during spring practices at the University of Miami as he prepares for his second season.

Updated: April 15, 2019 - 10:17 am
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Thursday 04/04/2019
Fairweather Powers Warriors to Win

Junior Jamar Fairweather has not allowed a run on the mound yet this season.

Posted: April 04, 2019
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You Never Know What Might Happen by Matt Becherer

If you watch any sport long enough, it’s inevitable that you will witness unthinkable moments and see upsets that are historic in nature. As we reach the pinnacle of the NCAA basketball tournament, March Madness is a time where we are more prone to see underdogs come out on top.

Posted: April 04, 2019
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Fast Lane Friday returns to Homestead-Miami Speedway Friday, April 5th

Race into April at South Florida’s most popular drag racing event, Fast Lane Friday, which is set to return to Homestead-Miami Speedway this Friday, April 5. Car enthusiasts and guests will be able to enter their street-legal cars to compete on the Speedway’s 1/8-mile drag strip from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Updated: April 05, 2019 - 10:23 am
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Friday 03/22/2019
Immortals Win 30-12 Over Outlaws in Pivotal Game

The South Dade Immortals entered Saturday’s game at Harris Field looking to knock off the unbeaten Pompano Beach Outlaws to take control of the FCFL South Division.

Posted: March 22, 2019
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Science and Speed by Matt Becherer

In many ways, science and sports have always gone hand-in-hand. In traditional stick and ball sports, the practice of sports medicine and the understanding of the anatomy of an athlete’s body have helped athletes improve over time while allowing fans to comprehend sports in a different way.

Posted: March 22, 2019
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Thursday 03/21/2019
Three charged with multiple felonies exploiting South Florida commercial fishing industry

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators charged three individuals after a two-year investigation, dubbed “Operation Thimblerig,” breaking up a criminal conspiracy involving the exploitation of the spiny lobster commercial fishery. The suspects are charged with numerous felony charges, including racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, organized scheme to defraud, criminal use of personal identification, and official misconduct pertaining to the sale and transfer of Spiny Lobster Trap Certificates as well as obtaining Restricted Species Endorsements on Saltwater Products Licenses.

Updated: March 21, 2019 - 6:05 pm
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Saturday 03/16/2019
South Dade Wins Sixth Straight Title

The South Dade Buccaneers won their sixth consecutive state championship by taking home the 3A crown at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee.

Posted: March 16, 2019
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Friday 03/08/2019
Celebrating Women

As we continue through the month of March, I encourage you all to take some time out of your day and thank all of the women in your lives. For those of you who don’t know, March marks Women’s History Month on the calendar here in the United States. What originally began as a week-long honor back in 1981 has now become a month long celebration for women and all the great things that they do in our lives.

Posted: March 08, 2019
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South Dade Strong in Regionals, Aiming For Sixth Straight Title

The South Dade Buccaneers are in a good position to win their sixth consecutive state championship.

Posted: March 08, 2019
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Friday 03/01/2019
Stallions Begin Season With 11-1 Loss

A battle between two teams with the same win total from last season got out of hand in the season opener.

Posted: March 01, 2019
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Homestead Happenings at the Speedway

In most sports, teams and athletes take part in preseason practices and games to get ready for the upcoming season. The preseason offers athletes a chance to fine-tune their skills and get into shape by the time the regular season rolls around. Essentially, preseason is used as a way to evaluate performance and shake off some rust before wins and losses start to count.

Posted: March 01, 2019
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Thursday 02/28/2019
10 Bucs Win District Titles, Lovett to 50-0

The five-time defending state champion South Dade Buccaneers dominated the Class 3A District 16 tournament with 10 of its wrestlers winning district titles with four others advancing to regionals.

Posted: February 28, 2019
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Friday 02/22/2019
Homestead Trio Signs with St. Thomas

Tasheem Reese, Greg Pruitt, and Andrew Eloissaint have decided to continue playing together in college.

Updated: February 25, 2019 - 1:28 pm
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Thursday 02/21/2019
Season starts with a bang at Daytona

Matthew Becherer

Updated: February 22, 2019 - 11:19 am
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Orange Bowl Senior Showcase Provides Opportunity For Local Players

Even though Signing Day has passed, a number of seniors are still looking for opportunities with colleges.

Posted: February 21, 2019
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