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Springtime School Sports Heat Up in Hollywood

McArthur High School football team welcomes new coach, participates in spring football practice

McArthur High School has a new football coach. Pierre Senatus is taking over the program and is expecting a good season. He comes from Hialeah High School where he was the football coach last season.

Coach Pierre Senatus

“McArthur offered me an exciting opportunity and I’m glad to be here,” he said. “This school is rich in football talent and I want to build a successful program here.”

Senatus knows it will take effort to win. “We need to focus on the details and we can have no mental errors. We have a young team and few seniors.”

He wants the players to do well in the classroom and considers academic success to be as important as success on the field. He encourages players to participate in community service projects.

The McArthur High School football at spring practice.

Some of the McArthur players have attracted interest from college programs. Recruiters from the University of Florida, the University of Nebraska, Florida State and other universities have visited the team’s practices.

Top players include Damion Powell, offensive line, Kelvin Taylor, receiver and Dontae Lunan, safety. The team is looking forward to the upcoming fall season.

Chaminade-Madonna defeats Ransom Everglades 4-3 in regional semi-final game

The Chaminade-Madonna Softball Team defeated Ransom Everglades 4-3 in extra innings in a regional semifinal softball game. The game was played on the Chaminade-Madonna campus.

The Chaminade-Madonna softball team defeated Ransom Everglades in 4-3 in eight innings. It was a regional semi-final game. Both teams played hard and well. Taylor Zinkler had two triples, Emily Winburn was the winning pitcher and Jayne Valere hit the winning run.

Chaminade-Madonna softball players celebrate victory over Ransom Everglades.

 

Coach Dakota Villella was very excited about the win and is looking forward to the next round of the playoffs.

The Chaminade Madonna football team honored for winning the 2017 state football championship

 

Athletic Director Andre Torres said he was proud of the team’s many accomplishments. The players and coaches received rings for winning the championship.

The ceremony took place under the school’s new stadium lights. Chaminade Madonna has long wanted these lights and now has them.

 

Chaminade Madonna football players at spring practice

Jimmy Nixon and Joseph Habinowski, players on the Chaminade Madonna football team.

Hollywood Hills High Shcool Athletic Updates

Hollywood Hills High School Football Coach Brandon Graham and Athletic Director Kevin Perry in the newly renovated weight room. Hollywood Hills spent about $121,000 to buy new equipment and renovate the weight room. Perry was the strength and conditioning coach for the University of Michigan football team before coming to Hollywood Hills.

The Hollywood Hills High School Girls Flag football team. This team has been very successful and has a winning record.

 

The Hollywood Hills baseball team. The team has struggled this season but the players gained experience.

David Volz
David Volz
David Volz has been a reporter for Hollywood Gazette since 2011 and has worked for numerous community news publications throughout South Florida over the past two decades including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and South Florida Business Journal. He is a Professor in the Business department at Broward College and the editor of the Coral Springs Connection, an online community news website. He covers city government, schools, sports events, cultural activities, faith groups and workplaces.

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