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Blanche Ely

By Dave Brousseau Staff Writer BOCA RATON – Education for the South Florida high school student athlete isn’t just a classroom achievement. Understanding life lessons and the correct path to adulthood were the consistent themes among all the guest speakers at the Fabian Lyon HoopsDay Leadership Summit presented by the Global Vybz Foundation on Saturday…

July 30, 2019

By Dave Brousseau Staff writer Here is the release of the Boxscorereport.com girls high school basketball Broward All-County Top 25 Dream Team from the 2018-19 season. There are 13 players of the 25 that represented the five teams (American Heritage, Deerfield Beach, Dillard, St. Thomas Aquinas and Somerset Prep) that advanced to the state tournament…

April 30, 2019

By Dave Brousseau Staff Writer FORT LAUDERDALE – The Florida High School Athletic Association released the reclassification of boys’ and girls’ basketball for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons. The FHSAA also reduced the number of classifications from nine to seven that helped balance the number of schools within each classification. Classifications were based solely on…

March 15, 2019

By Pat Lammer Staff Writer LAKELAND — Legendary coach Melvin Randall earned his record ninth state championship in Blanche Ely’s 57-52 victory over Bradenton Lakewood Ranch in the Class 8A state title game at RP Funding Center. Randall has won seven state championships at the helm of the Tigers after winning two at Deerfield Beach. “I’m…

March 10, 2019

Staff Reports Broward County will be well represented at next week’s FHSAA boys basketball Final Four in Lakeland. State tournament traditionalists Blanche Ely and Dillard advanced in Class 8A and 7A after posting victories in their respective regional finals on Friday. Ely coach Melvin Randall and Dillard coach Darryl Burrows have combined for 13 state…

March 2, 2019

BOYS REGIONAL BASKETBALL PAIRINGS Tuesday’s Regional Semifinals (Games at 7 p.m. unless noted) CLASS 9A: Jupiter (20-8) at Wellington (23-6); Western (19-9) at Cypress Bay (18-6); Pembroke Pines Charter (11-14) at North Miami (20-7). CLASS 8A: Forest Hill (25-3) at Blanche Ely (21-6); McArthur (18-9) at Mater Academy (15-5). CLASS 7A: Dillard (18-6) at Boyd…

February 22, 2019

The first round of the boys high school basketball regional playoffs begins on Thursday as Blanche Ely, University School and Westminster Academy begin the bid to defend their state titles. Blanche Ely (20-6) will host Palm Beach Lakes in Class 8A regional quarterfinal, while University School (22-4), who won the Class 5A title and finished…

February 17, 2019

By Dave Brousseau Staff Writer FORT LAUDERDALE – If the Blanche Ely/Dillard boys basketball rivalry wasn’t big enough already, it went up a notch on Saturday. And for Ely, the just keep finding a way to win championships. Senior forward Joshua Scott sank four straight free throws to help lead Ely to a 67-64 victory…

February 10, 2019

By Pat Lammer Staff Writer FORT LAUDERDALE — Blanche Ely and Dillard will meet Saturday night in the championship game of the 22nd BCAA Boys Big 8 Tournament being played at Fort Lauderdale High. Blanche Ely defeated Miramar, 64-59, on Friday night to advance to the final, while Dillard took down Deerfield Beach, 51-39. It…

February 9, 2019

The BCAA/BARWIS Boys Big 8 Basketball Tournament begins Wednesday at Fort Lauderdale High. Miramar, the defending Big 8 champion, returns and begins its defense when they play Coral Springs Charter on Thursday at 6:30. Opening quarterfinal games are Western vs. Dillard at 6:30 and Cooper City vs. Blanche Ely, the defending Class 8A state champ…

February 5, 2019