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Berkeley Prep Head Coach Mike Ryder Reflects On The Shortened Season

Berkeley Prep Head Coach Mike Ryder Reflects On The Shortened Season

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  FLN's Note: I was messaging with Coach Ryder on Twitter a few days ago and I asked him to put his thoughts on paper concerning the likely cancellation of the season (I was going to try to hold out hope for a resumption of the season but at this time I just don't see it.  Major League Baseball is now talking Mid-May and even the Kentucky Derby just moved a May race date to September, just to name two things). Mike wrote this up and I'd like others; coaches, players, parents and referees, to also submit a writing about their feelings at this point.  We all will feel a sense of missing out.  But we will all get through this by being smart and acting like we always do during times of crisis.  America didn't get it's reputation in the world by fluke, it got it by rising to the occasi
Greek Tragedies Reappear to Battle the Creator’s Game – Part 1

Greek Tragedies Reappear to Battle the Creator’s Game – Part 1

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  Well, just kind of a fancy way of saying "Life is not fair". No, it isn't. From Wiki:  Greek tragedy was a popular and influential form of drama performed in theatres across ancient Greece from the late 6th century BC. These were on my curriculum at Hobart in my freshman year but I was a pretty lazy student at the time so I'll liberally use other sources if needed.  If it interests the readers, you can find some of these plays in the motion pictures of today, like Troy.  Tragic heroes often were brought down by a “tragic flaw” in the character.  And Greek Mythology played a role in these plays too. Capricious.  Sudden and unaccountable changes. We all hold out at least a glimmer of hope that at some point we might see that miracle that will start play up again.  Bu
Give The Kids A Great Farewell If This It . . .

Give The Kids A Great Farewell If This It . . .

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  Oak Hall joined Broward County and St. Edward's in shutting down for now and I'm sure there will be plenty more today as school boards will decide that's it.  As I am typing this CNBC is reporting there will be a national state of emergency declared today along the lines of The Stafford Act, which could be used by state and local authorities to go further.  I've also heard New York City will shut down this weekend as a precaution. The point of all this is that if tonight is the swan song for the season, this will be your last chance to show the kids, coaches, refs and the entire community your appreciation for all the hard work and commitment it took to entertain us so much in such a competitive milieu. And I only ask one favor.  When the game enters the last 30 seconds, re
Breaking:  Broward County Announces Suspension of All Sporting Events:  Games, Practices, etc.

Breaking: Broward County Announces Suspension of All Sporting Events: Games, Practices, etc.

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  According to sources and a press conference being held now, Broward County has suspended all sporting events, practices, meetings, etc. No timetable to resume can be predicted at this point. This does not include Catholic schools, which fall under the Archdiocese rulings. Teams included will be Western, West Broward, Stoneman, etc. The first domino. Palm Beach County has not made the decision to suspend yet.
FHSAA Update – March 12th

FHSAA Update – March 12th

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  FHSAA CORONAVIRUS Update – March 12, 2020 GAINESVILLE, FL – The FHSAA continues to monitor developments regarding the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) and its impact on Florida and local communities. Schools and school districts should continue to follow state and local health department advisories regarding extracurricular activities and athletic contests. Following CDC recommendations regarding limiting unnecessary travel, the FHSAA meetings listed below will be held via teleconference. Specific directions to follow. March 18 – Winter Sports Officials Advisory Committee March 23 – Basketball Advisory Committee April 1 – Section 2 Appeals Hearing April 2 – Section 3 Appeals Hearing April 3 – Section 4 Appeals Hearing April 7 – Section 1 Appeals Hearing April 8 – Athletic
FHSAA Update on Coronavirus as of March 10th, Likely to be Updated Today

FHSAA Update on Coronavirus as of March 10th, Likely to be Updated Today

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According to the person I talked to, it is now in the hands of the Counties and the Schools . . . that is subject to change FHSAA Coronavirus Update Posted March 10th, 2020 The FHSAA has been closely monitoring updates from the CDC and the Florida Department of Health.  In a recent conference call with the CDC, sports organizations were advised to work closely with their own state and local health departments to protect against the COVID-19 virus.  Click HERE for general prevention guidelines for COVID-19.  The most recent update from the Florida Department of Health states the following: If you have been to China, Iran, Italy or South Korea in the past 14 days, you need to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you become sick during self-isolation, call your county health department.
Swim 4 Nick Registration Open for March 21st Event!

Swim 4 Nick Registration Open for March 21st Event!

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via press release   Hello Everyone, We are only 16 DAYS away from our next Swim4Nick event which will be held March 21st! This will be our first annual Swim With Nick ocean RACE! It will be a 1 mile open water race held at Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park 6503 N. Ocean Drive in Dania Beach. This event will be open to all swimmers and we encourage you to spread the word about this event and get your friends and family to come out and enjoy a beautiful day swimming in the ocean with the Swim4Nick family. You can get details and register for this event at the following link. https://victorysportsmgt.com/event/swim4nick/ The $40 registration fee includes an event tee shirt, event finisher medal, and more! Please visit the event page and&nbs...