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Given the choice, most of us want to stay in our homes. Sometimes, people need help to remain at home. That's where Always Best Care Senior Services comes in.

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“There are so many nursing homes to choose from, with their guidance I was able to find the right facility for my mother, right away. I would highly recommend them to any family or friends in need of their services.”

Candace K.

“Steve and Claudia at Always Best Care Senior Services were just awesome in how they provided at home care for my mother Carmen. Starting with the initial consultation by Steve to learn about mom's personal care needs to the follow-up visit of a registered nurse to the eventual placement of a compassionate caregiver; every step of their service was well thought out and they truly delivered on providing a level of care for mom that exceeded our families (and mom's) expectations. It can be very nerve racking to find and leave your loved one with a caregiver but this company gets that and they were just fantastic. Thank you Always Best Care!”

Mark B.

“ABC has provided the essential care and support my dad needed after hospitalization and chemo treatments. I have peace of mind knowing they are supporting him.”

Michelle B.

“I have been utilizing Always Best Care Senior Services for 2 years to care 24/7 for my elderly parents. I am very pleased with their services. The Owners and Office Staff bend over backwards to make sure that there is always coverage, to alert my parents Caregiver Team of any requests that I make, to advise me when there is an issue with my parents or their dog. The Caregiver Team working with my parents are all compassionate and caring, knowledgeable and skilled. Sadly, my Father passed away in the fall of 2020. Each of their Caregivers, the Owners and the Office Staff expressed to me that they would like to attend his memorial service when we are able to have it. During the weeks he was slipping away, the Caregiver team not only took care of my parents, they looked after me, gently reminding me to eat, rest or take a break. They truly care not only for my parents, but for all our family. I can’t begin to express what a comfort it has been to have them caring for my parents, especially during the pandemic when visits are prohibited. They are my eyes and ears. Working intimately with my parents, the Caregivers are very tuned in to even subtle changes. If you are in the market and looking for a senior services/home health care company, I strongly urge you to reach out to Always Best Care Senior Services. You’ll be happy you did.”

Heidi R.

“If you want quality care for yourself or your loved ones, Steve and his time are the best, don’t waste your time looking elsewhere. As an estate planning attorney, I have recommended clients to Steve who have been very happy with his team. Steve and his team went above and beyond for one specific client of mine that had a very complex situation, and I am eternally grateful to them. I only hope I can continue to work together with him - Steve and his team are dedicated to making sure you are comfortable, happy and safe. My favorite part about Always Best Care is that all of their staff are TRAINED EMPLOYEES WITH CONTINUING EDUCATION - NOT INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS!”

Aldo C.

“Always best care is a top notch senior services company. They go above and beyond with their clients and treat them as if they are family. If you are looking for a great family oriented team to help take care of your love one look no further. Give Always best care a call you will not be disappointed!!”

Forrest H.

“Highly recommended! All the staff is very professional and courteous”

Ryan N.

“Steve and his team were amazing. As my father’s Parkinson’s progress, we were in need of home health care desperately. Steve and his nurse came to our home, assess the situation, and set up a schedule to accommodate our needs. I would highly recommend them to any family or friends in need of their services.”

Claudine P.

“Steven and his team are superior in caring for aging friends and family. The most important thing is having people who you can trust with your family.”

Allison T.

“Steve and his team will take superior care of your loved ones.”

John D.

“Steve Snell and Staff of Always Best Care Senior Services have been amazingly responsive, helpful and worked diligently to make sure my clients needs were met! Can't praise them enough. The case was staffed immediately and overseen at all levels. Thank you for Always providing the Best Care!”

Karen G.

“I have worked with, and explored working with, various agencies and registries in the Palm Beach County area. I am picky. Always Best Care is qualitatively a notch above every other organization I've encountered. Responsive. Amiable. Professional. The aide, Islande, who has worked with my mom is top-notch for our needs. And . . . I have no doubt Steve (the agency's owner) and his staff would strive to find someone else, if it hadn't been a fit. If you are looking for Nursing Care, I strongly recommend giving Always Best Care a chance. BTW: It is important to understand that working with an Nursing Agency (like Always Best Care), means the staff are employees, not independent contractors (as they are when working through a Nursing Registry). An Agency is vested in having good employees, and a good agency wants you to be happy. But even all Agencies are not created equal. I worked with one (Alternative Health Care) where aides did not always show up! That was painful and incredibly stressful, and the manager and other higher-up staff didn't give a hoot.”

Liz S.

“I wish there were more that five stars. I can not say enough about the experience we have had in working with Always Best Care Senior Services. Not only were they extremely receptive to our needs, available immediately to every call, text or email, compassionate and kind...every single employee was better than the next. My Dad's recent death and my mothers recent surgery (with complications) requiring extra care was a traumatic time for our family. The care she received was beyond skilled and professional. We knew she was in trusting, caring hands. She was happy. I have recommended ABC to others and they have had the same experience. Do not hesitate to reach out to them if you are in need. I highly recommend them. I know I will be reaching out to Steven and Claudia the next time I am in need. My family and I are extremely grateful.”

Donna H.

“Fabulous experience with Always Best Care. Treated my 90 year old Father in Law with dignity and respect. We actually had fun with his aides and they were helpful and kind.”

Alicia B.

“I am very glad to have chosen ABC Senior Services to get us through a very difficult time when my parents finally reached the end of their independent lifestyles at age 96 and 97. Scheduling was difficult and sometimes changes were made last minute, but ABC came through as well as could be expected. Despite losing his wife of 37 years, my father is currently doing very well back north in an assisted living facility. Thank you ABC for the compassion you expressed throughout the 4 months you were there for us.”

Rob C.

“Always Best Care is a great company who goes above and beyond for their clients. My mother fell at my brothers home in Connecticut and I called Steve Snell for some guidance. Even though Steve is in Florida he was able to get my family connected with a representative in Connecticut immediately. Thank you Steve!”

Mike B.

“ABC goes to great lengths to get to know their clients in order to provide the best possible match with ABC’s in home care providers. The aides blend into the home environment with professionalism, compassion and helpfulness. They are unobtrusive but available at all times. As a primary caregiver I wish I started with them years ago.”


“Extremely friendly and professional. I was very comfortable leaving my loved one in their care.”

happy C.

“Great, helpful, supportive service! I tried others, but ANC is the beat!”


“Experiencing using ABC is the best you will find anywhere. The owners and employees are there for one reason and that is to make their clients happy with their caregivers. I have never seen such compassion from an agency. I am the client, so I know what to look for and the caregivers they recommend. Would be happy to talk to anyone with questions. Thanks”

Mimi B.

“Always Best Care's caregivers and office staff are the best I have dealt with.”

Bruce M.

“I can't say enough about how much ABC has helped both our parents and our family. Their name -- Always Best Care -- is clearly their guiding principle! From the highest level administration (Stephen and Beverly) to the amazing caregivers and schedulers -- the entire staff have been responsive and attentive from day one. They have been unfailingly respectful, caring, professional and competent. They were flexible and kind when my mother became terminally ill. And readily available and again responsive when we reinitiated services for my father. Their attentiveness and professionalism is reflected in the amazingly kind, competent and resourceful caregiving staff. Their exceptional caregivers have allowed us peace of mind, knowing that our Dad is getting great support from reliable providers who readily alert us of any matters that need attention. I highly recommend ABC!”

Carla R.

“Always Best Care has been wonderful in many ways. Steve Snell, Owner and Area Representative, and Beverly Casper, RN were patient, kind and respectful while my Dad came to terms with the idea that he really did need help. They were flexible and open and that made all the difference. My Dad's aide Fabienne is responsible and caring and now more of a companion than aide. Steve and his scheduling team has been proactive about any changes that needed to occur and very good about communicating with me both by phone and email. Having them on board has lessened the worry I feel on a daily basis. My mother had a prolonged illness and through the years we dealt with many health care agencies. The attention and care we have received from Always Best Care is, by far, the best we ever have experienced and we are very grateful to have found them.”

Linda S.

“I highly recommend Always Best Care Senior Services if you have a loved one that needs personal care.”

Melanie T.

“Dori, is such a wonderful person and makes such an impact on everyone she is involved with.”

Jamie W.
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How does In-home Senior Care in Jensen Beach, FL work?

Home is where the heart is. While that saying can sound a tad cliche, it's especially true for many seniors living in America. When given a choice, older adults most often prefer to grow older at home. An AARP study found that three out of four adults over the age of 50 want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. When you begin to think about why, it makes sense. Home offers a sense of security, comfort, and familiarity.

The truth is, as we age, we begin to rely on others for help. When a family is too busy or lives too far away to fulfill this role, in-home senior care is often the best solution. Home care services allow seniors to enjoy personal independence while also receiving trustworthy assistance from a trained caregiver.

At Always Best Care, we offer a comprehensive range of home care services to help seniors stay healthy while they get the help they need to remain independent. As your senior loved one ages, giving them the gift of senior care is one of the best ways to show your love, even if you live far away.

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Aging in Place: The Preferred Choice for Most Seniors

While it's true that some seniors have complicated medical needs that prevent them from staying at home, aging in place is often the best arrangement for seniors and their families. With a trusted caregiver, seniors have the opportunity to live with a sense of dignity and do so as they see fit.

In-home care makes it possible for millions of seniors to age in place every year. Rather than moving to a unfamiliar assisted living community, seniors have the chance to stay at home where they feel the happiest and most comfortable.

Here are just a few of the reasons why older men and women prefer to age at home:


How much does a senior's home truly mean to them? A study published by the American Society on Aging found that more than half of seniors say their home's emotional value means more than how much their home is worth in monetary value. It stands to reason, that a senior's home is where they want to grow old. With the help of elderly care in Jensen Beach, FL, seniors don't have to age in a sterilized care facility. Instead, they can age gracefully in the place they want to be most: their home. In contrast, seniors who move to a long-term care facility must adapt to new environments, new people, and new systems that the facility implements. At this stage in life, this kind of drastic change can be more harmful than helpful.

Healthy Living
Healthy Living

Institutional care facilities like nursing homes often put large groups of people together to live in one location. On any given day, dozens of staff members and caregivers run in and out of these facilities. Being around so many new people in a relatively small living environment can be dangerous for a seniors' health and wellbeing. When you consider that thousands of seniors passed away in nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, opting for in-home care is often a safer, healthier choice for seniors. Aging in place has been shown to improve seniors' quality of life, which helps boost physical health and also helps insulate them from viral and bacterial risks found in elderly living facilities.


For many seniors, the ability to live independently with assistance from a caregiver is a priceless option. With in-home care, seniors experience a higher level of independence and freedom - much more so than in other settings like an assisted living community. When a senior has the chance to age in place, they get to live life on their own terms, inside the house that they helped make into a home. More independence means more control over their personal lives, too, which leads to increased levels of fulfillment, happiness, and personal gratification. Over time, these positive feelings can manifest into a healthier, longer life.

Cost and Convenience
Cost and Convenience

More independence, a healthier life, and increased comfort are only a few benefits of aging in place. You have to take into consideration the role of cost and convenience. Simply put, it's usually easier to help seniors age in place than it is to move them into an institutional care facility. In-home care services from Always Best Care, for instance, can be less expensive than long-term solutions, which can cost upwards of six figures per year. To make matters worse, many residential care facilities are reluctant to accept long-term care insurance and other types of payment assistance.

With Always Best Care's home care services, seniors and their families have a greater level of control over their care plans. In-home care in Jensen Beach, FL gives seniors the chance to form a bond with a trusted caregiver and also receive unmatched care that is catered to their needs. In long-term care facilities, seniors and their loved ones have much less control over their care plan and have less of a say in who provides their care.

Empowers Seniors

Affordable Care Plans

In-home care is a valuable resource that empowers seniors to age in place on their own terms. However, a big concern for many families and their loved ones is how much in-home care costs. If you're worried that in-home care is too expensive, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that it is one of the most affordable senior care arrangements available.

Typically, hiring an Always Best Care in-home caregiver for a few hours a week is more affordable than sending your loved one to a long-term care facility. This is true even for seniors with more complex care needs.

At Always Best Care, we will work closely with you and your family to develop a Care Plan that not only meets your care needs, but your budget requirements, too. Once we discover the level of care that you or your senior need, we develop an in-home care plan that you can afford.

In addition to our flexible care options, families should also consider the following resources to help offset potential home care costs:

Veteran's Benefits
Veteran's Benefits

Attendance and aid benefits through military service can cover a portion of the costs associated with in-home care for veterans and their spouses.

Long-Term Care Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance

Many senior care services like in-home care are included in long-term care insurance options. Research different long-term care solutions to find a plan that provides coverage for senior care.

Private Insurance
Private Insurance

Home care can be included as part of a senior's private insurance plan. Read over your loved one's insurance policy carefully or speak with their insurance provider to determine if in-home care is covered.

Life Insurance
Life Insurance

Depending on the life insurance plan, you may be able to apply your policy toward long-term care. You may be able to use long-term-care coverage to help pay for in-home elderly care.

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During your Care Plan consultation with Always Best Care, your Care Coordinator will speak with you about in-home care costs and what options there may be to help meet your budget needs.

Compassionate Care. Trusted Caregivers

When you or your senior loved one needs assistance managing daily tasks at home, finding a qualified caregiver can be challenging. It takes a special kind of person to provide reliable care for your senior loved one. However, a caregiver's role involves more than meal preparation and medication reminders. Many seniors rely on their caregivers for companionship, too.

Our companion care services give seniors the chance to socialize in a safe environment and engage in activities at home. These important efforts boost morale and provide much-needed relief from repetitive daily routines. A one-on-one, engaging conversation can sharpen seniors' minds and give them something in which to be excited.

At Always Best Care, we only hire care providers that we would trust to care for our own loved ones. Our senior caregivers in Jensen Beach,FL understand how important it is to listen and communicate with their seniors. A seemingly small interaction, like a short hug goodbye, can make a major difference in a senior's day. Instead of battling against feelings of isolation, seniors begin to look forward to seeing their caregiver each week.

Understanding the nuances of senior care is just one of the reasons why our care providers are so great at their job.

Unlike some senior care companies, our caregivers must undergo extensive training before they work for Always Best Care. In addition, our caregivers receive ongoing training throughout the year. This training ensures that their standard of care matches up to the high standards we've come to expect. During this training, they will brush up on their communication skills, safety awareness, and symptom spotting. That way, your loved one receives the highest level of non-medical home care from day one.

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Taking the First Step with Always Best Care

The first step in getting quality in-home care starts with a personal consultation with an experienced Care Coordinator. This initial consultation is crucial for our team to learn more about you or your elderly loved one to discover the level of care required. Topics of this consultation typically include:

An assessment of your senior loved one


An in-depth discussion of the needs of your senior loved one to remain in their own home


Reviewing a detailed Care Plan that will meet your senior loved one's needs


Our caregivers are trained to spot changes that clients exhibit, like mental and physical decline. As your trusted senior care company, we will constantly assess and update your Care Plan to meet any new emotional, intellectual, physical, and emotional needs.

If you have never considered in-home care before, we understand that you and your family may have concerns about your Care Plan and its Care Coordinator. To help give you peace of mind, know that every team member and caregiver must undergo comprehensive training before being assigned to a Care Plan.

When you're ready, we encourage you to contact your local Always Best Care representative to set up a Care Consultation. Our Care Coordinators would be happy to meet with you in person to get to know you better, discuss your needs, and help put together a personalized Care Plan specific to your needs.

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Nurse at Jensen Beach facility caught pawning stolen jewelry from elderly patient

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — The Martin County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) said 53-year-old Berline Rozin was supposed to care for her patients like family. Instead, deputies say she betrayed their trust and stole jewelry from those in her care.Detectives said Rozin, of Port St. Lucie, was caught by pawning jewelry that she claimed belonged to her deceased mother.Instead, investigators learned the nearly $3,000 worth of jewelry belonged to a patient the 53-year-old cared for at The Cabana at Jensen Dunes in Jensen Beach. Rozi...

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — The Martin County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) said 53-year-old Berline Rozin was supposed to care for her patients like family. Instead, deputies say she betrayed their trust and stole jewelry from those in her care.

Detectives said Rozin, of Port St. Lucie, was caught by pawning jewelry that she claimed belonged to her deceased mother.

Instead, investigators learned the nearly $3,000 worth of jewelry belonged to a patient the 53-year-old cared for at The Cabana at Jensen Dunes in Jensen Beach. Rozin worked there for almost a year.

"The offender took advantage, of the woman’s age, and vulnerability," Sheriff William Snyder told CBS12's Luli Ortiz. (WPEC)

According to the arrest report, the first pawn occurred in late May at Colorado Pawn & Jewelry in Port St. Lucie. Rozin was in there several times, investigators said. She did the same thing at another shop in Broward County. The business was able to provide surveillance video of Rozin in the store on June 13, 2023.

Detectives say they confronted Rozin, who changed her story. Eventually, the truth was revealed other pieces of jewelry she pawned belong to someone else, and sheriff Wiliam Snyder is urging families of patients Rozin once cared for to please check to see if they're missing any valuables.

"The offender took advantage, of the woman’s age, and vulnerability," said Sheriff William Snyder. "If you have a loved one who’s going to be in a care facility, and an overwhelming majority of them are honest, decent people, maybe that’s not the best place to take expensive jewelry, and have it exposed to different staff members."

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The sheriff's office said Rozin was charged with grand theft from a victim over the age of 65. Additional charges may occur if more victims come forward.

Detectives are urging family members of patients she has cared for previously, to check and make sure all jewelry and valuables are accounted for. If you have a concern, please call the Martin County Sheriff’s Office at 772-220-7170.

Residential community with 169 duplexes, townhomes slated for Goldenrod Road in Jensen Beach

JENSEN BEACH — A residential project with 169 units is slated for Northwest Goldenrod Road east of U.S.1.The 26-acre gated community is to consist of 105 two-story townhomes and 64 duplex units, records show.The project, unanimously approved Tuesday by the Martin County Commission, is part of the larger West Jensen development originally approved in 1989 that reaches from Northwest Jensen Beach Boulevard to the St. Lucie County line with commercial and residential uses.Approved sports facilit...

JENSEN BEACH — A residential project with 169 units is slated for Northwest Goldenrod Road east of U.S.1.

The 26-acre gated community is to consist of 105 two-story townhomes and 64 duplex units, records show.

The project, unanimously approved Tuesday by the Martin County Commission, is part of the larger West Jensen development originally approved in 1989 that reaches from Northwest Jensen Beach Boulevard to the St. Lucie County line with commercial and residential uses.

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Most of the development has been completed, including the Jensen Beach Country Club and Lowe’s Home Improvement along or off the U.S.1 corridor.

Additionally, the residential community approved on Tuesday is to be located next to a Wawa and Chick-fil-A approved by the County Commission in August 2021.

Developer Alberto Micha of Jensen Beach Land Co., Ltd. is to sell the land to Mattamy Homes, said representative Morris Crady, of Lucido and Associates land planning.

The townhomes are to range from four to five units per building, Crady said.

“We’re providing alternative housing types that can benefit people in the area and provide housing for workers that want to live and work in Martin County,” Crady added.

Commissioner Sarah Heard noted the evolution of land uses and zoning in the area over the past 30 years. Although the community is slated next to commercial projects, it’s better to incorporate both categories rather than to overload the area with multiple fast-food restaurants, for example, she said.

“Conditions on the ground have changed,” Heard said. “So while this looks like a classic example of really, really terrible planning, I have to believe (medium density) is the best use.”

The commission approval came with the condition the developer make drainage improvements to the area, as “most people are aware that parts of West Jensen had some flooding issues over the past,” said Deputy Growth Management Director Pete Walden.

Those issues will be addressed, Walden said.

Moreover, Commissioner Doug Smith asked staff and the developer to reach out to the owner of the Home Depot plaza south of the property to potentially build a road between both parcels.

“I would hope that the shopping plaza folks would work with us, and benefit them (while) benefitting their customers,” Smith said.

“The She Shed,” a Historical Mystery Novella Set in Jensen Beach. Local Author Raises $1,300,000 for Cystic Fibrosis.

Jensen Beach, FL, February 09, 2023 --(PR.com)-- Best selling children’s author and thriller novelist, Leah Orr, is killing it with her newest novella, "The She Shed." This 220 page, three hour mystery was written especially for readers who enjoy a mystery, but have limited time to read.Jensen Beach, Florida is a quaint coastal town once revered as the “land that time forgot.” The place where big city dwellers come for vacation. It was once k...

Jensen Beach, FL, February 09, 2023 --(PR.com)-- Best selling children’s author and thriller novelist, Leah Orr, is killing it with her newest novella, "The She Shed." This 220 page, three hour mystery was written especially for readers who enjoy a mystery, but have limited time to read.

Jensen Beach, Florida is a quaint coastal town once revered as the “land that time forgot.” The place where big city dwellers come for vacation. It was once known for its beautiful sandy beaches, breezy ocean air, pleasant year-round weather, frilly cocktails, hometown boutique shops and restaurants, and ocean activities.

The town is also home to some unsavory characters and its many hidden skeletons—literally.

When Aunt Adeline goes missing, it is up to her niece, Charlotte, to uncover the clues of her deeply hidden family secrets and the town she calls home.

Enjoy the dual narrative from both Aunt Adeline’s and Charlotte’s point of view. Discover secrets the She Shed holds, the importance of friendship, and the true meaning of family.

Leah’s new book joins the bookshelf with Orr’s other thrillers, "The Executive Suite and The Bartender," along with four children’s books, "Messy Tessy," "It Wasn’t Me," "Kyle’s First Crush" and "Kyle’s First Playdate." Because Orr’s youngest daughter, Ashley, is afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis, proceeds from the sale of her books are generously donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Between profits from Orr’s books and participation in local CF events over the past 20 years, Orr has raised more than $1,300,000 for CF research. CF is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of nearly 70,000 children and adults worldwide and Orr’s personal goal is to not only raise awareness of the disease, but also raise money to help find a cure.

Leah has recently been featured on ABC’s Health Watch, NBC Today South Florida, CBS South Florida, CBS This Morning Virginia, NBC the 10! Show Philadelphia, Fox 4 News Morning Blend, National Syndicated, “The Daily Buzz,” and Lifetime TV’s “The Balancing Act.”

Leah has been featured in publications such as: Forbes Magazine, Medical News Today, The Miami Herald, The Sun-Sentinel, etc. Orr’s daughter, Ashley, was also a recipient of Oprah’s generosity in “The Big Give.”

Orr and her husband were nominated as one of Florida’s Finest Couples by the CF Foundation, and included in “In The Spotlight” on CFF.org.

Leah was also nominated as one of Broward County’s top 100 Outstanding Women. Orr grew up in Boston, MA, and is a graduate of The University of Miami.

"The She Shed" is available through local bookstores, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, and wherever books are sold. More information can be found at www.leahorr.com.


Back on top! Jensen Beach wrestling rolls to 1A duals state title for second year in a row

KISSIMMEE — Attitude.Effort.Commitment.Those traits are what the Jensen Beach wrestling program have preached to its kids to turn the Falcons into one of Florida’s premier programs.After Saturday’s FHSAA State Dual Championships, the Falcons added yet another feather into a cap getting filled with state title banners.Jensen Beach dominated the competition in Kissimmee at Osceola High School over two days as the Falcons lost only eight matches on the mats in three matchips wi...

KISSIMMEE — Attitude.



Those traits are what the Jensen Beach wrestling program have preached to its kids to turn the Falcons into one of Florida’s premier programs.

After Saturday’s FHSAA State Dual Championships, the Falcons added yet another feather into a cap getting filled with state title banners.

Jensen Beach dominated the competition in Kissimmee at Osceola High School over two days as the Falcons lost only eight matches on the mats in three matchips with a convincing 57-12 win in the championship match over Zephyrhills Christian to repeat as the 1A duals champions.

"It's intensity, it's relentless and it's family," said Falcon head coach Tom McMath about why his kids succeeded Saturday. "We talk and preach it all over the place and that's what it's about. We're consistent."

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Up and down the lineup for Jensen Beach, the competition over the two days in Kissimmee didn't come close to keeping up with the Falcons.

In three matches, Jensen Beach wrestlers pinned 14 opponents including six in the championship match against Zephyrhills Christian.

After the Falcons tamed Mater Lakes 42-25 on Friday in the regional final, Jensen Beach rolled 49-19 over Suwanee in the morning state semifinal. In the final, the lightweights in the Jensen Beach lineup got the team on the right track.

Sophomore Ben Norris at 106 pounds won an 11-5 decision over Reid Yakes and junior Gian Ortiz at 113 pounds earned a first-period pin of Izak Rodriguez.

Returning state champion sophomore Sebastian Degennaro at 120 pounds pinned Nevin Hayes after 59 seconds and senior Ryan Mooney at 126 pounds pinned Kyle Gallo in the second period.

Senior Charlie Armstrong, an Okeechobee transfer, defeated Talon Maple 5-1 at 132 pounds and senior and returning state champion Jewell Williams at 145 pounds was dominant in a 22-5 technical fall win over Aiden Hutchins.

The middleweights also held up their end of the rope as senior Dylan Fox easily won on a 10-0 decision over Javier Lopez at 154 pounds and Colten Byrd pinned Gavin Alexander in the second period at 160 pounds.

Senior Luke Krakoff at 170 pounds pinned Jeremiah Chavis late in the first period, senior Malachi Harriel at 182 pounds capped the match with a pin of Ashton Liddington in the second period and senior Nate Sopotnick at 195 pounds didn't even have to wrestle winning via forfeit.

The triumph for Jensen Beach this season in the duals came against an entirely new crew of semifinalists compared to last season.

The Falcons had to go through Palm Bay in the semifinals and Clay in the championship to earn their maiden state championship in the duals.

A big senior class for Jensen Beach has already created a lasting legacy with their work they've done going back-to-back in the duals with the traditional state title sandwiched between and Saturday was just another step towards what the Falcons want in another month's time - a second state title sweep.

"It feels good, we have a good, hard-working team," senior Dylan Fox said. "We put a lot into this team and just working hard throughout the year, it's going to pay off."

Fox along with Mooney and Sopotnick now have sights set on joining their classmate Williams as individual state champions to cap their high school careers.

Throw in Degennaro along with the rest of the talented Falcon lineup eager to make their mark on their next big stage, Jensen Beach won't be satisfied with what they've already accomplished this season.

"That's what makes us motivated to push every day, going to practice thinking about (winning a state title)," Mooney said.

All of the fruits of labor McMath has pushed through the program from his youth programs within his Team Barracuda Wrestling Club all the way up to the high school team have produced results on par with the state's elite in the past year and a half.

In his mind, McMath's plan has always been about community and investment to get the most out of the athletes with the support of the participating families and Jensen Beach as a home to mold a winning culture.

"The program has been built from the ground up and each year, more and more people are back here, alumni come back, kids' club, kids and parents are here, the parents of all these kids, parents of kids from year's past are here supporting," McMath said. "I couldn't be more proud of these guys for what they accomplished and how they went about their business. They were so dialed in today."

Jensen Beach wasn't the only local team to reach the state semifinals Saturday as Fort Pierce Central reached the 3A Final Four after the Cobras nipped Wellington 34-30 Friday night.

With an injury at 113 pounds, senior Brittany Vincens, one of the top girls wrestlers in the area, got called upon and delivered an exciting come-from-behind victory in the final period that proved to be critical to the Cobras advancing.

In Saturday's state semifinal against host Osceola, Fort Pierce Central was game but ended up coming up short with a 38-30 defeat.

Aidan Madden (182 pounds), Hernan Ortiz (220 pounds), Alaq Dowd-Grant (285 pounds), Myles Henkel (106 pounds), Daniel Echeverria (126 pounds), Jayden Romanello (138 pounds) and Colin Madden (170 pounds) all won their matches Saturday for the Cobras.

Martin County takes Destito Duals title

Martin County ran the tables at their home Destito Duals, finishing with a perfect 8-0 record over the course of two days with the competition concluding on Saturday.

The event in its 20th year had the host Tigers, Port St. Lucie, Treasure Coast, South Fork and Lincoln Park Academy as the local schools participating along with Bayside, Seminole Ridge, Park Vista and Benjamin.

Port St. Lucie and Park Vista both went 6-2 over the two days and South Fork won five of its eight matches.

Martin County's Jonathan Sopher was named the top wrestler out of the lightweights division, going 8-0 in his matches.

Port St. Lucie's Jabarie Yearby was chosen as the top wrestler in the heavyweight divisions, also going 8-0 for the weekend.

St. Edward's boys hoops win SSAC 2A title

Gary Anderson's game-high 22 points led St. Edward's to a 65-55 victory over Morningside Academy Saturday in the championship game of the SSAC 2A conference.

Nate Sparkman scored 16 points and Dylan Redmon added 15 points for the Pirates (10-4).

Darious Moore scored 17 points, Marvin Tidas added 14 points and Damon Folds chipped in 13 points in the loss for the Eagles (9-11).

St. Edward's on the girls side lost their championship game 24-19 to Sarasota Christian with the Pirates (11-7) getting 10 points from Gaby Collazo.


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