Coral Springs Athletic Director Dianne Sanzari and Assistant Athletic Director Susan Halliday have both been removed for their positions by  the Broward School District for inappropriate conduct. They are accused of having stolen money from the athletic department.

A Coral Springs resident was killed early this morning in a two vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of Wiles Road and Coral Ridge Drive.

Preliminary investigation shows that around 5:40 a.m., a 2009 Honda Fit being driven by Louis Campanella, 69, of Coral Springs was traveling south on Coral Ridge Drive attempting to turn east on Wiles Road when it was struck by a 1994 Chevrolet Corvette being driven by Ryder Gaenz, 18, of Coral Springs. Gaenz was traveling north on Coral Ridge Drive approaching Wiles Road when the two vehicles collided. Also, in the Chevrolet, was passenger Devin Gaenz, 59, of Coral Springs.

Louis Campanella was transported to Broward Health North where he was pronounced dead. Ryder and Devin Gaenz were also transported to Broward Health North in stable condition.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Officer Eric Schuster of the Coral Springs Police Department Traffic Unit at 954-346-1247.

 

The City of Coral Springs has named Ana Zeinieh as Chief Economic Development Officer. Zeinieh will be responsible for developing the City’s economic development strategic plan and will support existing companies, and oversee the attraction of new businesses.  “I am pleased to welcome Ana to our team. She will be an asset to the organization and we look forward to working with her,” City Manager Erdal Donmez said.    Zeinieh previously worked as the Economic Development Manager in the City of Tamarac. She was responsible for attracting new businesses and encouraging expansion and retention of existing businesses within the City. She is also experienced in workforce development is a veteran, and has exceptional leadership abilities.   “I’m excited to join the Coral Springs team and honored to take on the role as Chief Economic Development Officer.  This community is a great place to develop your business and I look forward to supporting new and existing businesses to Coral Springs,” Zeinieh said.   Zeinieh is pursuing her doctorate in Business Administration from Walden University, has a Master in Science Education from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Science-Professional Administration from Barry University.

Blanche Ely High School defeated Kissimmee 72 to 60 to a state basketball championship. The Tigers finished with a 28 -0 record. Cardinal Gibbons defeated Tallahassee Rickards 74 to 58 to win the Class 5A Florida championship.

The Florida Legislature is preparing to meet. These are a few issues that are of interest.

Governor Rick Scott has proposed $673 million in tax cuts and these cuts are mostly on cellphone and cable television bills. Because of financial issues, some charter schools have struggled. There is proposed legislation that make it more difficult to open a charter school and require that they fill an unmet need. People who enjoy craft beer may be able to fill up 64 ounce containers known as growlers if craft beer laws are passed. There is proposed legislation that would make illegal to fire people based on their sexual orientation. There is proposed legislation that would make it texting and driving a stand-alone offense. Now drivers can only be ticketed for texting and driving if they are pulled over for another offense. There is legislation that would allow people to carry concealed  guns on college campuses. In K-12 schools, gun would be limited to teachers and staff personnel who have the permission of the superintendent.

During a recent meeting, the Coral Springs Commission agreed to purchase three license plate reader trailers for a total of $120,000 from Vetted Security Solutions. These trailers read license plates on vehicles and record speed and some can read speed and record data from three lanes of traffic at the same time.

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The Coral Springs High School wrestling team earned second place in the District 12-3A Pictured here Coral Springs wrestlers Neil Calero, Wolky Belancourt, Kiesan Stephens and Angel Rodriguez.

FHSAA 3A-D12 Results for Coral Springs
106 – Steven Londono (40-6) placed 1st and scored 22.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Steven Londono (Coral Springs) 40-6 received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Steven Londono (Coral Springs) 40-6 won by fall over ADRIAN MURRAY (Taravella) 9-11 (Fall 1:28)
1st Place Match – Steven Londono (Coral Springs) 40-6 won by decision over Christian Arechabaleta (St. Thomas Aquinas) 32-9 (Dec 13-7)

113 – Neil Calero (26-13) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Neil Calero (Coral Springs) 26-13 received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Neil Calero (Coral Springs) 26-13 won by fall over Joey Chiapparelli (Monarch) 14-13 (Fall 0:11)
1st Place Match – Reily Findlan (St. Thomas Aquinas) 18-6 won by decision over Neil Calero (Coral Springs) 26-13 (Dec 6-1)

120 – Angel Rodriguez (42-6) placed 1st and scored 23.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Angel Rodriguez (Coral Springs) 42-6 received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Angel Rodriguez (Coral Springs) 42-6 won by fall over Giovani Pomales (Deerfield Beach) 11-14 (Fall 2:15)
1st Place Match – Angel Rodriguez (Coral Springs) 42-6 won by major decision over Max Wigutow (St. Thomas Aquinas) 38-13 (MD 16-5)

132 – Kiesean Stephens (46-13) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Kiesean Stephens (Coral Springs) 46-13 won by injury default over Angel Rodriguez (Northeast) 6-10 (Inj. 0:00)
Semifinal – Kiesean Stephens (Coral Springs) 46-13 won by fall over THOMAS GRAY (Taravella) 26-7 (Fall 3:05)
1st Place Match – Jonah Gomes (St. Thomas Aquinas) 45-7 won by major decision over Kiesean Stephens (Coral Springs) 46-13 (MD 8-0)

145 – Jermaine Maye (30-18) placed 3rd and scored 11.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Jake Townsend (St. Thomas Aquinas) 17-9 won by decision over Jermaine Maye (Coral Springs) 30-18 (Dec 2-1)
Cons. Round 1 – Jermaine Maye (Coral Springs) 30-18 won by fall over Nikolas Pena (Coral Glades) 8-18 (Fall 1:32)
Cons. Semi – Jermaine Maye (Coral Springs) 30-18 won by decision over Ryan Sills (Deerfield Beach) 23-8 (Dec 5-4)
3rd Place Match – Jermaine Maye (Coral Springs) 30-18 won by decision over Jake Townsend (St. Thomas Aquinas) 17-9 (Dec 4-0)

160 – Wolky Belancourt (45-8) placed 1st and scored 23.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Wolky Belancourt (Coral Springs) 45-8 received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Wolky Belancourt (Coral Springs) 45-8 won by fall over Dudley Bonhomme (Plantation) 6-10 (Fall 1:06)
1st Place Match – Wolky Belancourt (Coral Springs) 45-8 won by major decision over Kassio Colaco (Fort Lauderdale) 23-7 (MD 15-2)

170 – Kaelan Jones (24-12) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Kaelan Jones (Coral Springs) 24-12 received a bye () (Bye)
Quarterfinal – Ryan Oliveira (Deerfield Beach) 23-8 won by decision over Kaelan Jones (Coral Springs) 24-12 (Dec 6-1)
Cons. Round 2 – Kaelan Jones (Coral Springs) 24-12 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 3 – German Melgar (Douglas) 15-13 won by fall over Kaelan Jones (Coral Springs) 24-12 (Fall 4:32)

182 – Nilson Bretas (35-4) placed 1st and scored 23.50 team points.
Quarterfinal – Nilson Bretas (Coral Springs) 35-4 won by tech fall over Jonathan Campos (Northeast) 8-4 (TF-1.5 1:50 (16-0))
Semifinal – Nilson Bretas (Coral Springs) 35-4 won by fall over Wesewing Reser (Deerfield Beach) 19-6 (Fall 3:09)
1st Place Match – Nilson Bretas (Coral Springs) 35-4 won by fall over Ejay Jean (St. Thomas Aquinas) 23-15 (Fall 2:26)

195 – Randall Slapikas (4-14) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 – Devyn Ricks (Northeast) 9-12 won by fall over Randall Slapikas (Coral Springs) 4-14 (Fall 3:00)
Cons. Round 1 – Randall Slapikas (Coral Springs) 4-14 received a bye () (Bye)
Cons. Round 2 – Yashar Garcia (Douglas) 14-12 won by fall over Randall Slapikas (Coral Springs) 4-14 (Fall 4:09)

285 – Mario Corvil (29-10) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points.
Quarterfinal – Mario Corvil (Coral Springs) 29-10 received a bye () (Bye)
Semifinal – Mario Corvil (Coral Springs) 29-10 won by fall over Jake O`Neill (Douglas) 24-8 (Fall 3:57)
1st Place Match – Richerd Desir-Jones (St. Thomas Aquinas) 22-2 won by decision over Mario Corvil (Coral Springs) 29-10 (Dec 7-0)

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