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5C MSI High schools THE PALM BEACH POST SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1998 UM wins 14th straight The No. 1 Hurricanes i shut out Harvard 7-0 ! to continue streak. ; Ellington tops Vero Two home runs lift Wolverines to 3-1 victory Lakes girls set & i Tl O T"l iklt Q I Barnes Lawson national iv iij Baseball March 6. "But after we got (Maag's) home run, I quickly got my confidence back." Wellington coach Scott Benedict was thrilled with Pope's 80-pitch performance. "He doesn't have a weakness," said Benedict. "He's a helluva pitcher who has good control and is great at mixing pitches." Bobby Bradley closed out the game striking out four over his two innings of work. Despite giving up two home runs (to Maag and a solo shot by Robbie Orton in the seventh), Wilson had a strong performance on the mound with five strikeouts over seven innings. Special to the Palm Beach Post j CORAL GABLES Sopho-j more Alex Santos allowed six hits in seven innings as the University of Miami baseball team, the No. 1 ; team in the nation, shut out Har-j vard 7-0 Friday at Mark Light; Stadium. The Hurricanes (26-4); have won 14 straight and 20 of 21. j Colleges By Paul Pedersen Special to the Palm Beach Post VERO BEACH Kevin Maag waited three weeks for a chance atpayback. He succeeded in his effort on Friday night when the Wellington right fielder hit a two-run home run to give his Wolverines (13-3, No. 2 Post Top 10, No. 6 Class 6A) a 3-1 win over host Vero Beach. "Last time we played them one of our star players got pegged in the face by the same pitcher (Andy Wilson) we played tonight, so this was revenge for us," said Maag. "This was a very emotional game. I knew our team was ready, especially after our last outing against them." In their previous game, the Indians (12-3, No. 1 Post Top 10, No. 9 Class 6A) shut out the Wolverines 4-0 in 14 innings. Friday's game was no different in that the two teams com- Santos, who leads the teami with 67 strikeouts, has not allowed a run in 15 innings. Shortstop' Bobby Hill went 3-for-4 with two; doubles, two runs and two RBI. ' record ;A second leg fall can't keep the 440-meter I hurdles team from setting the mark. ; By Brian McLaughlin i Special to the Palm Beach Post ; GAINESVILLE Palm ! Beach Lakes' girls are so good in hurdle races, they suffered a fall on the second leg and still set a ; national high school record in the 1440-meter hurdles shuttle run at I the Florida Relays on Friday. ' Seniors Sharianne Lawson and ; Lasheba Barnes and juniors Jer-jkita McClorin and Antoinette ! Wilks combined to run a 58.89 and j took fourth in a college event With ;five teams in it. The relay team, ; running under the name Lakes ' Express Track Club, beat out the i University of Missouri while ' breaking the previous national record of 59.2. Track -' Wilks' right leg hooked the "second-to-last hurdle, causing the fall, and she fell to the ground, sustaining minor scrapes. But 'it was her recovery that kept Palm 'Beach Lakes in the running for the national record. The team would have blown the record away in the 56-second range without the fall. ' ' '1 feel privileged and proud of myself and all my teammates to have run against these teams," Wilks said. "We just came into this 'thinking of it as just another high school meet." 1 Palm Beach Lakes coach Jerome Groover's relay team spent extra time getting ready for the unique event, staying late at the track for as long as two to three hours after practice. "We were on par to shatter the record by 2-3 seconds," Groover said. 'They've all been very dedicated to setting this record. We'll just find another race to run in and we'll go after it again to see if we can run around 55 or 56 seconds." ', In the earlier high school preliminary races, Lawson took first in the 100-hurdle prelims at 14.37, McClorin was second (14.65), Wilks fifth (15.06) and Barnes sixth (15.11). Lawson also took third in the long jump finals (17-,10). ' Spanish River's girls distance "medley relay team set a Florida Relays record in 12:25.15. .' ' Suncoast's girls 400 relay team broke their Florida Relays record from last year with a first-place finish in the prelims at 46.92. Last year's record-setting relay team of Riunite Carter, Kris-tina Rolle, Delilah Dillard and To-mirror Ryles lost only Dillard to graduation, while freshman Erica Whipple has filled in more than adequately. Whipple took first in Friday's 100-meter prelims in a time of 11.79. Attallah McLawrence and Leah Smith give the Chargers depth in relay events. Smith has taken Ryles' place in the 400 relay recently, but Ryles will be back at practice Monday to challenge for her spot on the relay team. ? Whipple has handled the anchor leg in only her first year on varsity, and she will be a key if the f 1 v . 7W- -V , 4-.. ...V:.- Per- ;d' SV?XlJ!t r :r:..-ir-mm McClorin Wilks Chargers are to repeat as Class 4A state champions. 'It's fun to run the 4x100 because you already have the lead (when you start the anchor leg), and you just have to make it a bigger lead," Whipple said. Suncoast set the record, but the best could come in today's finals. "We played the handoffs safe today," Suncoast coach Lou Lo-zada said. "We just tried to do everything correctly. We've got good depth, it's awfully tough to have to pull any of them out." Westwood's boys 400 relay team was first in prelims at 41.99, while Brian Dacunha of Santaluces and Andrew Porter of Sebastian River were first and second, respectively, in the pole vault finals. Vincent Wilfork of Santaluces tok first in the discus finals at 166-5. Top area finishers: BOYS Long jump: None; Oiscus: 1. Vincent wilfork (Sant) 166-5; 3. Nicholas Brlley (PSD 163-4; 8. Bob by Paei (MC) 141-11; Pole vault: 1. Brian Dacunha Marglnelll 12-0; 400 relay: 1. Westwood 41.90; 5. Santaluces 42.39; 110 hurdles (preliminaries): 2. Sher- (Sam) 14-4; 2. Anarew Horror (seD) i-u; u. jonn rod Coates (Sant) 15.05; 4. Arrlngton Watkins (Sant) 15.14; 5. Selwyn Scott (Leon) 15.17; 100: 4. Robert Thomas (West) 11.08; 12. Torian Howard (Sant) 11.32; 16. Selwyn Scott (Leon.) 11.50; W0 re lay (preliminaries): 4. santaluces 1.-29.65; 6. Westwood 1:30.05; Distance medley: 10. Leonard 11:04.14; 17. Spanish River 11:11.77; 23. Olympic Heights 11:27.71; 25. Martin County 11:32.29; 1600 re lay (preliminaries): y. uwyer i:a.i; to. westwood 3:30.74. GIRLS Lena lump: 3. Sharianne Lawson (PBL) 17-10; 8. Antoinette Wilks (PBL) 16-8.75; 11. Jerkita McClorin (PBL) 16-3; High lump: 6. Erin Stern (Well) 5-2; 8. Leah Smith (Sun) 5-0; 12. Sabrlna Wal-dron (Jup) 4-10; 22. Kristina Rolle (Sun) 4-8; Shot put: 5. Shatoya Coogle (SR) 36-3; 7. Kal Cunningham (SF) 34-11. 5; 8. Franceta Razf (LW) 33-4; 400 relays (preliminaries): 1. Suncoast 46.92; 2. Palm Beach Lakes 48.02; 7. Santaluces 49.69; 100 hurdles (Drellminaries): 1. Sharianne Lawson (PBL) 14.37; 2. Jerkita McClorin (PBL) 14.65; 5. Antoinette Wilks (PBL) 15.06; 6. Lasheba Barnes (PBL) 15.11; 9. At tallah McLawrence (Sun) 15.63; 19. Jaddrlenne Ramph (Sun) 18.09; 100 (preliminaries): 1. Erica WhiDDle (Sun) 11.79; 2. Riunite Carter (Sun) 12.25; 8. Jareal Lurry (PBL) 12.86; 11. Lawana Booth (PBL) 12 93; 15. Kristina Rolle (Sun) 13.00; 800 relay (preliminaries): 9. Santaluces 1:47.09; 16. Dwyer 1:51.48: Distance medley: 1. Spanish River 12:25.15; 10. Jupiter 13:31.42; 12. Martin County 13:45.72; 1600 relays (preliminaries): 1. Palm Beach Lakes 3:58.28; 2. Santaluces 4:03.96. CLEWISTON INVITATIONAL BOYS Team scores: Glades Central 133, Moore Haven 72, Naples 54, Clewiston 42, Naples-Leye 39, Blshop- Verot 38, Immokalee 32, John Carroll 24, Mariner 19, St. John Newman 10, LaBelle 10, Evangelical Christian 1. 3,200 relay: 1. Glades Central 8:22; 2. Immokalee 8:33, 3. Naples 8:41. 110 high hurdles: 1. Dolusm (NL) 15.94; 2. Jones (MH) 15.97; 3. Hill (GO 16.16. 100: 1. Tlnsley (GO 11.18; 2. Cooper (MH) 11.41; 3. Sampson (MH) 11.44. 1,600: 1. English (N) 4:37 3; 2. Webber (NL) 4:40.4; 3. Schmidt (O) 4:42. 400 relay: 1. Moore Haven 43.31; 2. Bishop Verot 44.50; 3. Na ples 45 00. 400: 1. McBride (GC) 51.59; 2. Jones 16CJ 52 19; 3. Johnson (O 52 88 300 hurdles: I. Adderly (MH) 41.21; 2. Hill (GC) 41 28; 3. Simms (GC) 41.93. 800: I. McGruder (JO 2:00; 2. Schmidt (I) 2:03; 3. Kosiulinskl (BV) 2:05. 200: 1. Vickers (GC) 22 63; 2. Tinslev (GC) 22 69; 3. Cooper (MH) 23.12. 3,200: 1. Enolish (N) 10:06; 2. Webber (NL) 10:11.44; 3. Mcinkley (M) 10:34.03. 1,600 relay: 1. Glades Central 3:29 3; 2. Clewiston 3:35.31; 3. Bishop verot 3.31 is. Discus: 1. Summeralls (L) 141-4; 2. Moran (NL) 137-5; 3. Franklin (C) 134-6. Shot put: 1. Holmes (O 47-51; 2. Sampson M 45-2; 3 petrocelll M) u-t, Long lump: I. Lovett (GC) 22-7; 2. Banks (GC) 24-4; 3. Jones (MH) 21-7. Triple lump: 1. Banks (GC) 46-3;'i; 2. Howard (O) 45-8; 3. Messam (GO 44-8. High lump: 1. Jones (MH) 6-4, 2. Lovett (GO 6-4; 3. Squitterrl (N) 6-2 Pole vault: I. Sprehe (N) 11-6, 2. Sambrato (BV) 10-6, 3. Lebruen (GC) 10-6. GIRLS Team scores: Naples 126, Glades Central 116, Clewiston 69, St. John Newman 50, Naple-Lely 46, Bishop Verot 39, Mariner 30, Imokalee 26, LaBelle 13, John Carroll 10, Moore Haven 8'i, Evangelical Christian 0. 3,200 relay: 1. Naples 10:20; 2 St. John Newman 10 34; 3. Bishop verot 10 48. 100 high hurdles: 1. Jones GO 16.22; 2. Lee C 16.35; 3. Webster ISJN) 17.70. 100: 1. Thomas (N) 13.19; 2. Sherial (GC) 13.37; 3. Bessett (N) 13 30. 1,400: 1. Stopa (M) 5 18 12; 2. Guisto (N) 5:22 33, 3. Melham (NL) 5:42 6. 400 relay: I. Glades Centre! 50 63, 2. Clewiston 52 03. 3. Naples 52 06 400: 1. Outler (GO 61 5, 2. Johnson (C) 63 66, 3 Deloach (I) 64 28. 308 hurdles: I. Blythwood (GC) 47.12; 2. Thomes (N) 51.91; 3. Ceicil (NL) 51.75 8O0: 1 Stopa (M) 22665; 2. Schneider (SJN) 2 28 6; 3 Russell (N) 2 34 89 200: 1 Blythwood (GC) 26 35; 2. Bell (N) 26 85, 3. Deloach (I) 27 00. 3,200: I. Guisto (N) 1201, 2. Mehtem (NL) 12 32; 3. Palmer (N) 12:41. 1,600 relay: I. Glades Central 4:12 8; 2. St. John Newman 4: 26.2. Discus: 1. West (M) 106-7, 2. McKemie (O I05-"j; 3. Moore (N) 102-2 Shot put: 1. Moore (N) 33-7H; 2. McKemie (O 33-34, 3. Blythwood (GO 33-2 'A. Long jump: 1. Deloach (I) 16-8-te; 2. Johnson (GC) 16-71, 3 Shew (C) 14-4'i. Triple lump: I. Shaw (O 36-7, 2. Louissint (N) 34-8'4; 3. Smith (GO 34 24. High lump: I. Webster (SJN) 5-2. 2. Brody (BV) 5-0; 3 Blytwood (GC) 5-0 Pole vault: 1. Elgeton (L) 8-2; 2. Kohl (BV) 8-0, ). Delo (BV) 7-6. bined for five hits. Wellington's Justin Pope (4-1) threw five innings, striking out seven while giving up two hits and one unearned run. "I decided I'd just come out and challenge them this game," said Pope, who was also l-for-2 at the plate. "This was a huge confidence boost for me and the team. Beating these guys on their own field and giving up only one run is really big." Pope admitted he was a little shaky after the Indians went up 1-0 on Jeff Searcy's double in the bottom of the third inning. "I was rattled a little bit after giving up that run because he's a good pitcher," said Pope, referring to Wilson's shutout game against the Wolverines on Roundup Santaluces Ely 202 063-13 13 1 000 021- 3 3 3 Davidson and Gillenwater; Caserta and Medina. WP: Davidson. LP: Caserta 2B: S Gillenwater, Hughes, Kennemer. HR: S Christie; PBE-Nunei. Pope John Paul 9, Forest Hill 7: Bob Templeman went 3-for-4 with t: o doubles to lead the Eagles c er the Falcons at We I rtm Beach. v .j. haw-y Sv. ulk out six for Pope John Paul. Eric Tatum homered for Forest Hill. Pope John Paul Forest Hill 103 108 4- f 002 118 3- 1 1 3 8 2 Hasey and Templeman; Knapp, Mack (5) and Seldonridge WP: Hasey (SOI. LP: Knapp (4-3). 2B: PJP-Templemen (2), Urie. 3B: PJP-Her-nendej. HR: FH-E. Tatum. Jupiter Christian 4, Lake Worth Christian 1: Brandon Mason struck out eight and went 2-for-3 with a double to lead the Eagles over the Defenders. Jupiter Christian Lake Worth Christian 188 21- 4 818 88- 1 S 2 1 8 Mason end Smith; Roach and Harden. WP: Mason (1-0) LP: Roach 28): JC-Aleander. Meson; LWC-Attt.eid. Okeechobee 11, Bartow 1 (5 Inn.): Bobby Williams went 3-for-3 with a triple, two RBI and two runs scored for the Brahmans (9-9) at the Johnny Freeland Tournament at Seb-ring. Brian Morgan was 2-for-3 with two singles, one run and one RBI and Mark Kobac was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RC;. MO 48 8- 1 2 1 IIS 4 6-11 3 I Okoocho.oo Pre.att. Crwm t2). ii; e"0 par, BeiH-e. Guerrero (4l end Lanier WP: Be-n-e i2-31 LP: Prevetl (0-1- C-Crawtord. T.jernn 38); 0-Wiiamt SOFTBALL John Carroll 7, Moore Haven 0: Junior Melissa Calise gave up one hit an seventh-inning infield single and struck out 12 to lead the Rams (7-5) over the Terriers (9-3, No. 4 Post Top 10) at Stuart. Calise also went l-for-4 with 34): a at Vr Jwhn (K. i? LANNIS WATERSStaff Photographer Pope John Paul's Bob Kelting gets back to second base ahead of the tag from Forest Hill shortstop Michael Wood during the second inning of Pope John Paul's 9-7 victory. Lincoln Park blanks Westwood; Glades Day routs Moore Haven The loss snapped Vero Beach's five-game win streak. Wellington Vero Beach 000 200 1-00 1 000 0- Pope (4-1), Bradley and Orton; Wilson (2-2) and Duncan. 2B: VB Searcy. HR: W-Moag, Orton. one run scored and junior Robin Dungey went l-for-2 with one run scored. Moore Haven John Carroll 800 000 0- 0 002 102 I- 7 1 2 3 8 Toms, Pressley 16) Tharper (6) and Caban; Calise and O'Donnell. WP: Cause (5-4). LP: Toms (5-2). King's Academy 10, Glades Day 0 (5 inn.): Senior Brooke Saxon pitched a one-hit shutout, striking out five and walking one to lead the Lions (11-3, No. 6 Post Top 10) over the Gators (7-7) at West Palm Beach. Saxon went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI and senior Jennifer Frenier went 3-for-4, with two runs scored and two RBI for the Lions. Kimmy Carter and Jennifer Mossadeghi each collected two hits for King's. Glades Day King's Academy 000 00- 8 1 1 103 86-16 11 1 Carlton and Benson; Saxon and Carter. WP: Saon (11-3) LP: Cerlton (7-3). 2B: KA-Saxon 2, Frenier. 3B: KA Frenier. William T. Dwyer 8, South Fork 7: Lindsay Marzano went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and Jenel Thompson went 2-for-4 with two RBI to lead the Panthers (6-10) over the Bulldogs (7-7-1) at West Palrn Beach. Amy Guin went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored for South Fork. Seut Perk William T. Dwyer IH 078 1- 7 823 028 I- 8 1 R'PPer and Gum, Thompson and A Foster WP: Thompson (1-1) LP: R poer 17-7) 20): SF-Crane. Gume. WTO-Mariano. OdelL Foster. WTO-Thompson. Vero Beach 5, Palm Beach Lakes 3: Senior Carrie Bielecki struck out eight and hit two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Indians (12-6) over the Rams Vero Beach. Pom Boec uus Beech MXII-I 44 413 1- 6 I 4 8 I Chase ano Lee. ey Oeen B-ewc end Ate- WP: Biewcti ISI) LP: Chase MR: B-B e- GIRLS TENNIS CerreH 7, ile Crh0 1 : wee'on txi I Cope 8 1 Schweri d vn 8-2 Sei'Xo'-d uuo) 0 Mete" e-8 3) Bove IX I 4 Hturtt a-0 wo". iXl 4 Coretc e-fi Devbte Mee'nn-Schwef X ' Cope-G-riM, a-i Motner r an ' X d Sem-l' iimnS Record Jup Ch s' e 3 2 Harvard Miami 000 000 000 - 0 7 2' 100 012 30x- 7 13 1' Santos, Howell (81, Morrison (9) and Keck; Dut-l fell Schafer (41, Wells (7) Lennon (8) and Jacobson, Muller (8). W-Santos (7-0) L-Dutfell (1-0). 2B-i HU-Vankoski, UM-Hill (2), Seever. 3B-UM-. Saggase. ' MORE BASEBALL Florida St. 14, Maryland 2: Right fielder Matt Diaz had, three RBI and three hits, includ-' ing a two-run home run in the; first inning, as the No. 8 Semi-; noles won at home. FSU starter; Jon McDonald allowed one hit in seven innings. Maryland Florida State 008 002 000- 2 3 7 302 113 40x- 14 10 1. McDonald, Diblasi (8) and Klosterman; Ham-, mond, Infantino (4), Fleetwood (5) and Bronowicz., W-McDonold (6-2) L-Hammond (1-5). 2B-FSU-, Groves (2), Zabala. HR FSU Diaz, Salazar. , PBAB 6, Nova 4: Mark; Holbert went 3-for-4 with an RBI; and Nick Priolo got a complete-; game victory as Palm Beach At-' lantic College snapped Nova Southeastern's five-game win streak. Mike Clarke and Carlos Cajigas hit home runs for the, Sailfish. Nova Southeastern Palm Beach Atlantic 000 830 010-8S0 000 10k- -480 4 13 2 Suarez and Prill; Priolo and Cajigas. W Priolo.' L-Suarez (4-4). 2B-PBA-Wllder. HR PBA ' Clarke, Cajigas. Northwood Univeristy 15, Florida Memorial 4: Sean Ho-; meier went 4-for-5 with a double,; home run and five RBI and Jesse; Sund homered and drove in three' for Northwood (22-9). Florida Memorial Northwood Onivtnlty 001 002 100- 4 S 0 123 00 I2X-15 If 3 Sant ana, Williams (5) and Medina; Baraket, . Chapman (7) and Mann. WP:Baraket (6-2). LP:San-tana. 2B.-FM Romero, Pampillo; NW Homeier, Cheese man, Mann. 3B:NU-Upson. HR:FM-Alva ret NU Homeier, Sund. SOFTBALL FAU wins two in Buzz; Classic: Florida Atlantic defeat-; ed UNC-Charlotte 2-0 in its first: game of the Buzz Classic in At-; lanta, Ga. FAU defeated Drake in the second game of the tourna-' ment 3-1. Liz Niadna, who leads the con-, ference in wins, got her 18th of the season with a one-hitter in,' game 1. TENNIS FAU men tie for first: Flor-; ida Atlantic extended its winning streak to seven after a 5-2 vie-, tory over Troy State University in Boca Raton. The Owls (11-4) are 4-1 in conference, tying them for first with Florida International and Georgia State. . . . Sopho-; more Maria Widyadharma defeated Kristel Huntaruk 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 singles Friday to lead the Central Florida women to a 7-2 victory over The Air Force Academy. . . . The Nova women defeated Palm Beach Atlantic 5-2. The conference playoffs begin next weekend at Webber Col-; lege. . . . The University of Flori--da women's tennis team (15-0, 6-0 SEC), ranked third in the nation, takes on South Carolina (8-7) today. . . . The University of Florida men's tennis team (9-8, 3-4SEC), ranked 24 in the nation, captured its third consecutive Southeastern Conference victory with a 5-2 win over 29th-ranked Arkansas (9-6, 0-6 SEC) at the UA Tennis Complex in Fayette-ville. LATE THURSDAY Maryland 14, Florida St. 6: Casey Trout brought in three runs on two doubles as he led Maryland to a 14-6 win at Florida , State Thursday. The loss ended FSlTs 15-; game winning streak. ' The Terrapins (8-14-1) scored five runs in a two-out rallv in the seventh inning on three hits and five walks. Jared V'ogt hit a game-; winning two-run double in the; inning to put Maryland up 6-4. ; Right-hander Mike Wooden : (1-3) struck out seven batters in 6 , 1 3 innings to earn his first win of; the season. He gave up four runs on nine hits and two walks. Brian Cox led off the second ; and fourth innings with a double; and scored twice for FSU (26-8).; Jeremy Salazar hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to give the ! Semmoles a 4-2 lead. Centennial names O'Neal to coach first football team Special to The Palm Beach Post FORT PIERCE Jacob Bailey and Joe Wilhelmy combined for a four-hit shutout to lead Lincoln Park Academy (9-7) to a 5-0 victory against Fort Pierce Westwood (8-5) in baseball Fri day. Robert Boman went 2-for-2 with a run scored for Lincoln Park. Fort Pierce westwood Lincoln Pork Academy 000 000 8- 8 022 108 8- 5 4 1 8 2 Labigana, Lane (5) and Tomlinson; Bailey. Wilhelmy end Borland WP: Bailey (3-0). LP: Labigana. 28): LPA Boman. Glades Day 12, Moore Haven 2: Zach Threlkeld went 3-for-3 with three RBI including a double and a triple to lead the Gators (15-2) over the Terriers at Belle Glade. Tim Burns went 3-for-3 with three RBI for Glades Day. Moore Haven Glades Dey 108 108 i- 1 8 4 073 201 -!2 13 t Anderson, Hooah (4) end Seroeent. Wilkinson. Gregory (4) and Roy WP: Wilkinson (3-0). LP: Anderson. 28): GD-Threlkeld. 3: GD-Threl-keld, Beei. King's Academy 10, Pine Crest 2: Senior Kerwin Santiago went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and junior Ned Perry went 2-for-4 with two RBI, two runs scored and one stolen base to lead the Lions (8-2-1) over host Pine Crest (8-8). Ring's Academe 85 181 t-M 11 I 881 618 t I 4 4 Pino Crest McCormeck. Pittmen ii). Roberson (4) end Romero, Morton (7). Perrl and Taylor WP; Mc- Cormeck (3-1) LP: Perrl (4-4) 2B: KA-Perri, McCormock. Brooks. HR: P-Perrl. Suncoast 7, Glades Central 3: Brian Chumney went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored to lead the Chargers (4-13) over the Raid ers at Riviera Beach. Dan McKernan and Bryan Siber each went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Suncoast. Mows Central fcmceost 411 848 I- ej: 3 6 1 t 13 t Sne'e'a ontf Aimeien. Cfcvmnev and Per'on P: Chumney 12-31 LP: Sne'ero 13-31 70)r SUN-Fmn, S'moti, Chumney, McClmon. 38): tC-Santoi Santaluces 13, Pompa- no Beach Ely: Mark Koche went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and Todd Kennamer went 2-for-3 with three RBI for Santaluces (7-10). but said he wanted to move closer to his parents, who live in Lake Worth. "I'm from Palm Beach County and I wanted to get back to being close to my family," said O'Neal, who attended Lake Worth and Palm Beach Junior College (now Palm Beach Community College), and who was an assistant football coach at Forest Hill (1982-86) and Santaluces (1988-93). He was one of our finalists selected out of 28 candidates. The others were Fort Pierce Central coach Steve Ely, Parkland-Douglas coach Jim Mathisen and St, Petersburg-Boca Ciega coach Jean Gordon. Centennial Athletic Director Mike Leeds said he was impressed by O'Neal's philosophy on education and coaching. "They all had proven records of success," Leeds said. "The fact that he turned a program around from (0-10) to the state championship in four years was certainly a big factor." By Julius Whigham II Palm Beach Post Staff Writer If you can't go home again, "then Jim O'Neal will settle for the , next best thing living just up the road. .. O'Neal, who guided Chiefland to the Class 2A state championship in the fall, was recommended Friday to become the first head football coach at Centennial High School in St Lucie West Pending approval from the St. Lucie County School Board, O'Neal will be in charge of building the county's newest high school football programfrom scratch. The Centennial Eagles will open in August and play a varsity schedule in all sports. "I like the idea of being at a new high school, " O'Neal said. "I want to implement a lot of the things that worked for us at Chiefland." O'Neal had been the head coach at Chiefland, located near Gainesville, the past four seasons.

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