Posted: 6:59 pm Monday, March 14th, 2011

Palm Beach Gardens, other area teams ranked in Miracle Sports softball poll 

By Jeff Greer

There aren’t too many surprises in the Miracle Sports Florida high school softball rankings, and there are six area schools ranked and plenty more receiving votes.

The weekly poll is conducted using former and current high school and college coaches from across the state.

Anyway, area teams are bolded. Here are the ranking by class.

CLASS 6A
1. Palm Beach Gardens 12-1
2. Sarasota 9-2
3. Jupiter 9-1
4. West Orange 12-1
5. Mandarin 7-2
6. Winter Springs 10-3
7. Park Vista 10-1
8. Taravella 10-0
9. Boone 12-1
10. East Ridge 10-1

Area teams receiving votes: Centennial 9-2.

Class 5A

1. East Lake 15-0
2. Bartow 11-0
3. Chamberlain 8-0
4. Durant 8-0
5. St. Thomas Aquinas 12-1
6. George Jenkins 11-1
7. Columbia 8-0
8. Newsome 7-1
9. Wellington 13-3
10. Niceville 9-2

Area teams receiving votes: West Boca Raton 12-3, Dwyer 7-4, Spanish River 8-2.

CLASS 4A

1. River Ridge 10-1
2. Bartram Trail 9-0
3. Okeechobee 10-1
4. Pines Charter 7-1
5. Dunnellon 9-1
6. Braden River 8-1
7. Ida Baker 8-0
8. Harmony 11-3
9. Eau Gallie 9-3
10. Naples 9-3

Area teams receiving votes: Jensen Beach 8-3.

CLASS 3A

1. Plantation-American Heritage 15-0
2. Bolles 9-0
3. Gulliver Prep 11-0
4. Trinity Catholic (Ocala) 11-1
5. Oakleaf 10-3
6. Tampa Catholic 5-0
7. Satellite 8-3
8. Bishop Verot 7-3
9. Florida High 9-2
10.Fort White 9-1

Area teams receiving votes: Cardinal Newman 8-5-1.

CLASS 2A

1. PK Yonge 11-0
2. Providence 9-2
3. Pine Castle Christian 7-4
4. Westminster Christian (Miami)
5. Florida Christian 5-3
6. Liberty County 11-2
7. Trinity Prep (Winter Park) 8-2
8. Master’s Academy (Oviedo) 8-2
9. Calvary Christian (Fort Lauderdale) 6-5
10. John Carroll 9-2

CLASS 1A

1. Eagle’s View 5-7
2. Canterbury (St. Petersburg) 9-4
3. Grandview Prep 6-2
4. Hernando Christian (Brooksville) 10-0
5. Central Florida Christian (Ocoee) 6-4
6. Southwest Florida Christian 7-2
7. Trinity Christian (Deltona) 5-1
8. Paxton 7-2
9. Sarasota Christian
10. Master’s Academy (Vero Beach) 4-2

Area teams receiving votes: Wellington Christian 5-4.