Ellis Davis, Jr. demanded excellence from his basketball players, both on and off the court.
Long before the Texas Legislature enacted “No Pass, No Play,” that was Davis’ policy.
“His students meant everything to him,” said his wife Betty Joe Davis. “He was just like a father figure. Kids were always first with him.”
Plenty of standout offensive performances highlighted Week 4 October 1st, 2012
Coppell wide receiver Cameron Smith earned offensive player of the week honors for his late-game heroics against top-ranked Allen.
There were plenty more standout performances last weekend, and far more than the 20 included in the honorable mentions.
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Allen football standout Oliver Pierce won the 152-pound division at the Junior Nationals Greco-Roman finals in Fargo, N.D., on Tuesday and has a chance to win a USA Wrestling Triple Crown.
Pierce won a Junior Nationals Folkstyle championship earlier this year. He will compete in the third leg of the Triple Crown — the Junior Nationals Freestyle tournament — later this week in Fargo.
Pierce was an all-district wide receiver for Allen last season and is in line to be the Eagles’ quarterback this season, replacing Alabama signee Alec Morris. Pierce also was the UIL state runner-up at 152 pounds in wrestling last season.
Northeast girls basketball standout Dariana Doumis set to sign June 19th, 2012
Northeast hasn’t exactly been a girls basketball powerhouse in Broward County in recent years, but the Hurricanes are a program that’s growing.
One mark of that growth? The fact that guard/forward Dariana Doumis is set to sign on Tuesday. Doumis, who finished her high school career with 1,144 points, 592 assists, 532 rebounds and 324 steals, has received offers from several schools including Judson University, Bethany College, Tennessee Temple and Doane College.
The four-year varsity starter is set to make her announcement at a signing ceremony at Northeast on Tuesday at noon. She has also played softball and flag football for the Hurricanes.
Gibbons’ volleyball standout Caiti Donahoe chooses Miami March 30th, 2011
As a junior this fall, Caiti Donahoe helped lead Cardinal Gibbons to a Florida-record state championship.
Now, Donahoe–expected to be one of the Broward County’s top seniors next season–has made her college choice. According to Chiefs coach Kathryn Farland, the 6-foot setter has verbally committed to Miami.
Donahoe, who finished with 870 assists, 161 digs, 72 kills, 67 blocks and 39 aces, was a second-team All-County selection this year. She was a force at the state tournament, notching a match-high 36 assists in Gibbons’ 25-19, 25-22, 25-16 victory over Fort Myers in the Class 4A state championship.
She had another 35 assists in the Chiefs’ state semifinal victory over Gulf Breeze.
Westminster volleyball standout Leigh Andrew a finalist for national award January 31st, 2011
Leigh Andrew is only a junior, but she’s already had a remarkable volleyball career at Westminster Academy.
For three straight years, Andrew has been named the Sun Sentinel Class 3A-2A-1A Volleyball Player of the Year and twice, she’s helped lead the Lions to the state tournament.
Wednesday, she picked up another honor when the website PrepVolleyball.com named her one of 35 finalists for its 2010 National High School Junior of the Year award. She is the lone player from Broward County on the list and one of just four Floridians on the list.
Despite missing two weeks of the season with an ankle injury, Andrew finished the 2010 season with 181 kills, 155 digs, 58 blocks, and 20 aces.
The outside hitter has already verbally committed to North Carolina.
Miami to honor former South Broward standout Tamara James December 16th, 2010
Before eventually starring at the University of Miami and becoming a WNBA draft pick, Tamara James helped make South Broward one of the state’s top girls’ high school basketball programs.
Later this month, the former Bulldog will be honored by her college alma mater when Miami hangs her No. 2 jersey from the rafters at the BankUnited Center on campus. Two other Miami women’s basketball players–Maria Rivera and Frances Savage–have also been similarly honored.
James, who was drafted No. 8 overall by the Washington Mystics in 2006, was a 2005 and 2006 First Team All-ACC selection. James finished her UM career as the school’s all-time leader in points (2,406), free throws made (520) and free throws attempted (664).
According to UM, the selection of honored jersey recipients is determined by the athletic director and the head basketball coach, along with an advisory committee.
James will be honored before the Hurricanes’ game on Dec. 30 against Morgan State.