American Airlines Center will host the McDonald’s High School Basketball Classic on Saturday.
Here’s the lineup:
1:00 p.m. Madison (ranked No. 2 in state in 3A) vs. Garland Lakeview Centennial (No. 17 in 5A)
2:30 p.m. Carter (No. 2 in 4A) vs. Richland (unranked)
4:00 p.m. Lincoln (No. 3 in 4A) vs. Plano East (No. 3 in 5A)
5:30 p.m. Woodrow Wilson (No. 7 in 4A) vs. DeSoto (No. 1 in 5A)
The quadruple header will serve as playoff … [visit site to read more]
American Heritage-Delray beats Cardinal Gibbons 3-1 January 24th, 2013
Stallions girls soccer advances to Class 2A regional semifinals
DELRAY BEACH – It was a good night for the Coy sisters and American Heritage-Delray’s girls soccer team.
Fashion Inspiration: American Girl Doll Samantha November 21st, 2012
Remember the days of American Girl dolls? If you’re like me, you had your favorite picked out, and – whether you owned that doll or just wished you did – your choice probably reflected your personality.
To help you get in touch with your inner child, our latest series takes fashion inspiration from these elementary school favorites, using them to inspire real-life-wearable outfits you can rock today. (In case you missed them, see our posts on American Girl Felicity and American Girl Molly.)
American Girl doll Samantha Parkington lived a life of luxury with her grandmother in the Victorian period. For fans of the books, Samantha’s heartwarming stories could always relieve a bad mood. Samantha was also one of my favorites because her outfits were always so elegant looking, with intricate detailing and girly touches.Of course, no outfit was complete without her signature bow!
While the days of tea parties with your Samantha doll may have passed, you can turn her polished look into sine wearable, everyday outfits. Below, I’ve created a few outfits inspired by Samantha. Scroll down to view them all!
Steal Samantha’s signature checked ensemble with a tartan print skater dress and a pair of ballet flats. Belt the dress with a burgundy skinny belt, and grab a bright pink clutch for a trendy twist. For accessories, wear a cute bow in your hair and add a charm necklace to complete the look!
Samantha looked perfectly pink in her birthday party outfit! (Do you guys remember it?) Update her festive look with a blush pink dress and ballet flats. Wear with a skinny belt, flower hair clips, and mismatched earrings for a fun twist!
Bonus Look: Nellie O’Malley
Samantha’s best friend Nellie O’Malley was another childhood favorite of many. Though Nelly may not come from the same circumstances as Samantha does, she maintains a determined, sweet, and caring personality (and adorable clothes, too!).
For a modern spin on Nellie’s classic look, wear a blue lace dress with a dark blue sash belt and black ballet flats. Accessorize the outfit with a dainty charm necklace, and a cute (though optional) hair bow.
What do you think?
Was Samantha your favorite American Girl doll? Would you wear any of the outfits above? Which look is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like these in the future? Let me know in the comments!
Fashion Inspiration: American Girl Doll Molly November 14th, 2012
Photo via American Girl
After the overwhelming response to last week’s post on fashion inspired by American Girl doll Felicity, it’s clear that many CF readers remember these childhood favorites! So this week, we’re back with another American Girl doll-inspired post featuring my personal favorite, Molly McIntire.
Molly McIntire‘s story was set right in the middle of World War II, and like Felicity, her stories always had a sense of patriotism about them, which is probably why I loved them so much. She was a bit of a troublemaker and didn’t always have the best attitude, but through each story, she learned about what it meant to be selfless, supporting loved ones in the war effort, even if that often meant giving up a few of her luxuries. She also loved to tap dance (remember the Miss Victory costume?), and always wore the prettiest ribbons in her long, brown, braided hair.
Molly’s outfits were appropriately 1940s-ish, featuring lots of sweaters and skater skirts, and of course, her signature Mary Janes. Below, I’ve created a few outfits inspired by Molly. Feel free to use them to inspire your own everyday looks! Scroll down to view them all!
Molly’s signature outfit is an adorable schoolgirl-themed ensemble with a navy sweater and matching skirt. Steal her style with a similar sweater and navy skater skirt, plus a pair of black ballet flats. Grab a vintage-inspired satchel bag just like Molly’s, and wear a heart necklace to get the look of the locket that her dad gave her.
English Tea Party
For her birthday, Molly had an English tea party, and wore an adorable white dress. Get an inspired look with a white peplum dress and black Mary Jane flats. Belt the dress with a colored skinny belt for a fun accent. Finally, wear a bow in your hair and pearls on your neck to finish off this party-ready look!
Get Molly’s Miss Victory look in a red and white star-print jumper over a royal blue striped skirt. Slip on a pair of blue Mary Janes for cuteness and comfort. For accessories, wear an American flag bow and a star charm necklace.
Bonus Look: Emily Bennett, Molly’s English Friend
Photo via American Girl
Molly’s best friend was Emily Bennett, a girl from England who stayed with Molly and her family during the war. Although she was a bit shy at first, Emily and Molly quickly became good friends.
Get Emily’s girly British aesthetic with a floral print dress, belted with a skinny red belt, and accented by a pair of t-bar patent leather flats. Wear with a cream cardigan and a red headband to finish off this adorable look!
What do you think?
Was Molly your favorite American Girl doll? Would you wear any of the outfits above? Which one is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like this one in the future? Let me know in the comments!
Fashion Inspiration: American Girl Doll Felicity November 7th, 2012
Remember the days of American Girl dolls? If you’re like me, you had your favorite one picked out, and – whether you owned that doll or just wished you did – your choice was probably a reflection of your personality.
To help you get in touch with your inner child, our latest series takes fashion inspiration from these elementary school favorites, using them to inspire real-life-wearable outfits you can rock today. Think it can’t be done? Watch us prove you wrong…
Felicity Merriman was the spunky animal lover of the American Girl historical dolls. Her stories, set in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia in 1774, gave many of her adventures a very patriotic theme.
Whether you had a Felicity doll or always wanted one, Felicity and her colonial attire can actually be a great source of fashion inspiration! (And no, we aren’t talking about those “dress like your doll” matching outfits… but how many of you owned those, too? Be honest!) Below, I’ve created a series of outfits inspired by Felicity. Scroll down to view them all!
While she wasn’t always fond of tea time, Felicity always dressed in pretty floral dresses for the occasion. Channel her style with a cute floral dress and lace-accented cardigan. Wear with oxfords, a horseshoe charm necklace, and dainty floral studs to finish off this super cute, tea time-inspired look.
Equestrian At Heart
If Felicity was your favorite, you probably loved her most for her love for animals, especially horses. Above, I created a modern-day equestrian outfit inspired by Felicity, featuring pieces that are on trend for this season.
To get this look, wear a bow-tie blouse under a plaid blazer, and pull on a pair of skinnies. Choose quilted riding boots for an equestrian flair, and accessorize with a faux leather strap bracelet and mix-and-match horse stud earrings to complete the ensemble.
What do you think?
Did you have American Girl dolls? Was Felicity one of your favorites? Are you inspired by Felicity’s colonial style? Would you wear any of the looks above? Which one is your favorite? Would you like to see more posts like these in the future? Let me know in the comments!
A week after making a major leap in the ESPNHS Powerade Fab 50, American Heritage has moved up again, and this time, the Patriots have risen as high as they can go.
American Heritage moved from No. 2 to No. 1 in the most recent ranking and have all but locked up the Powerade Fab 50 title. However, nothing is official yet since some states are still finishing their seasons.
Here’s what ESPN had to say about it’s decision to move the Patriots into the top spot:
“American Heritage moves up from No. 2 to No. 1 after previous No. 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) was upset in the CIF Southern Section Division I semifinals by Newbury Park (Thousand Oaks, Calif.). The three No. 1 teams prior to the Monarchs who lost were Calallen (Corpus Christi, Texas), Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.) and Olympia (Orlando, Fla.).
When Jesuit lost, it was to American Heritage 3-0 in the Florida Class 5A state semifinals. The Patriots went on to blank Ponte Vedra (Fla.) 9-0 in the championship.
Another team that was considered for this week’s No. 1 ranking was Columbus (Ga.), a 33-4 squad that won its third straight Class AAA state title.
The difference for the Patriots was strength of schedule and on-field performance. All four of their losses were by one run and one of those was in an extra-inning game 1-0 to Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood, Calif.), which is another nationally ranked team.”
Also ranked in the Powerade Fab 50 is three-time state champion Archbishop McCarthy which is ranked No. 16. Nova is ranked No. 42.
For American Heritage, the wait continues.
After winning the Class 5A state baseball championship, the Patriots rose in a number of national rankings, even taking the No. 1 spot in the ESPNHS Powerade Fab 50. But with a handful of states still wrapping up their seasons, Heritage can’t quite claim the national championship…yet.
That said, another week as the top-ranked team in the most recent Fab 50 moves them one step closer. Joining Heritage in the most recent Powerade Fab 50 are Archbishop McCarthy (No. 13) and Nova (#48).
In Baseball America’s most recent ranking, Heritage takes the No. 4 spot and McCarthy comes in at No. 5.
Remember the American Heritage baseball team from 2008 that won both a state and national title? Turns out they may have been even better than we thought.
If all goes as expected during the first round of Major League Baseball’s first-year player draft on Monday night, that squad will have produced three first-round picks.
The first? Royals’ first baseman Eric Hosmer, who was Kansas City’s third overall pick in 2008. In 2010, the Detroit Tigers picked up Nick Castellanos with the 44th pick overall. Castellanos played at Heritage before transferring to Archbishop McCarthy and leading the Mavericks to a state title. He’s currently with the Lakeland Tigers, one of Detroits’ higher-A affiliates.
Tonight, former Heritage standout Deven Marrero, a shortstop at Arizona State, is projected to go to the Pittsburgh Pirates with the eighth overall pick.
If it happens, that will translate into a pretty remarkable accomplishment for any high school baseball team.
Making it even better? Two other players from that squad–pitcher Juan Carlos Sulbaran and catcher Adrian Nieto–are also playing professionally. Sulbaran is currently with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, a AA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and Nieto is currently with the Hagerstown Suns, a lower A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.
“You look at it and see it was one of the best groups we ever had,” said former Heritage coach Todd Fitz-Gerald, who is now the coach at Douglas. “We had three first-rounders across the diamond. That’s special. And the thing is, all those kids were with us for a while. They weren’t one or two-year kids. We saw them grow up and develop into the players they are. It makes you proud.”
American Heritage’s Brandi Teague commits to Villanova September 11th, 2011
Another one of Broward County’s top girls basketball players will be playing in college next year.
American Heritage coach Natasha Kossenko confirmed Friday that Patriots center Brandi Teague has verbally committed to Villanova.
Teague, a 6-foot-3 senior, averaged 10.3 points and 9 rebounds per game last season as a junior.
She received interest from several major college programs including Louisville, DePaul and Florida. She’s the first member of the Patriots’ roster to commit this season.
Earlier this week, Calvary Christian’s Bobbi Carson committed to Elon.
St. Thomas Aquinas senior goalkeeper Julia Kantor was named to the ESPN RISE Winter All American first team. Teammate Julie Schumacher, a senior forward, was named to the third team.
Tatiana Coleman, a senior forward from West Boca High, was a second team selection