Sports & Recreation


Eleven seminarians from the St. Vincent dePaul (SVDP) Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach competed in the 18th annual Father O’Malley Invitational Basketball Tournament in Illinois Jan. 26-28. After facing off against 16 other seminary teams from around the country and winning four straight games, SVDP took home the first championship trophy in school history, defeating Mundelein Seminary, 58-44. Tournament accolades went to two seminarians: former Davidson College star J.P. Kuhlman for tournament MVP, and former Georgia Tech player Patrick Lamar won the 3-point championship.

The Palm Beach County Sports Commission has announced its 2018 Hall of Fame induction class: Matthew Cetlinski, a Cardinal Newman High School graduate who set swimming records as a Crusader, earned eight All-American honors, five NCAA titles at the University of Florida and was part of the 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay team that won a gold medal at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul; fellow Crusader Larry Kissner, who lettered 10 times in football, track and wrestling while at Newman and again for football and wrestling at the University of Notre Dame; David Pressly, who won four SEC tournaments and three NCAA championships for the UF tennis team; Byron Walker, who compiled an all-time football coaching career record of 260-123, ranking fourth among active coaches in Florida while winning two state titles as a player at Glades Central High School in 1971 and 72 and compiling a 128-47 record coaching at Glades Day School; and James “Jim” Watt, who spent eight years in the Florida House of Representatives and is responsible for the creation of collegiate license plates, the University of Miami holiday basketball tournament, the West Palm Beach Auditorium Tournament, and during his two-year tenure at the Sports Commission, the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award.

Posthumous inductees are: Geraldine “Jeri” Athey, one of the top swimming and diving coaches for more than 30 years at five different high schools and as recently as last summer at age 90, was coaching a third generation of family swimmers; and Robert D’Angio, who coached football and baseball at Conniston Middle and Forest Hill High School. As coach of the Falcons, his teams compiled a 70-6 record and won four Suncoast Conference titles in the 1960s. The 42nd annual Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame Celebration will be held March 25 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. For tickets, visit www.palmbeachsports.com or call 561-233-3180.

The Delray Beach Open is looking for ballkids, volunteers and volleygirls when the tournament comes to the Delray Beach Tennis Center Friday-Feb. 25. Ballkids must be 12 years or older and will receive free uniforms, meals and tickets for family and friends. Call 561-330-6000 or email ITCBallkids@aol.com. Volleygirls must be 17 years or older with a sporty, electric and engaging personality; an on-site audition is required. Apply at www.yellowtennisball.com and click on “volleygirls.”

“Saturdays at Sanborn” is a free fitness event at Sanborn Square in Boca Raton every Saturday morning. Start the morning off with yoga, presented by Yoga Journey, at 9 a.m. Capoeira, a form of Brazilian martial arts, presented by Cia Do Axe, continues at 10:30 a.m. Ages 12 and up. Located at 72 N. Federal Highway; call 561-393-7703 for information.

High-energy, calorie-burning Zumba classes are offered at the Southern Dance Theater in Boynton Beach Saturday mornings 8 to 9 a.m., $10 per class. The theater is at 1203 Knuth Road. Call 561-902-8467 for information.

The Boynton Beach Fishing Club meets at the Harvey Oyer Park Clubhouse, 2210 N. Federal Highway, on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For information, call 561-703-5638.

Boynton Beach offers the following at:

The Carolyn Sims Center, 225 NW 12th Ave.:

• Get Fit Smart: Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m., set specific, measurable and attainable goals with help from a personal trainer. $60 residents/$75 nonresidents. Or, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., $7 per class, no advance registration required. Call 561-742-6640.

• Rise and Grind Sports: Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens ages 13 to 18, play flag football, kickball, dodgeball and basketball in a safe, positive, supportive and sociable environment. All skill levels are welcome. Call 561-742-6641.

The Civic Center, 128 E. Ocean Ave., 561-742-6240:

• Dance: Castoffs Square Dancing: Fridays, 7 to 9:30 p.m., $12 per couple, includes beverages. Advanced Square Dance: Mondays, 2 to 5 p.m., $6 per person at the door. Happy Squares Dance Club: Mondays, 6:45 to 9:15 p.m., $6 per person. Couples Dance: intermediate level, Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m.; advanced, Tuesdays 3 to 4:30 p.m., $6.

• Happy Kids Yoga: ages 6 to 12, Wednesdays, 10 to 11 a.m., $66 residents/$83 nonresidents.

• Jazzercise Lo: Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9 to 10 a.m., $39 a month for 12 months/$49 for six months. Call 800-FIT-IS-IT or go to www.jazzercise.com

The Denson Pool, 225 NW 12th Ave., 561-742-6645:

• Aqua Fitness: Tuesday to Friday 10 to 10:45 a.m. or Saturday 9:45 to 10:30 a.m., $3.

• Blazers Swim Team: ages 4 to 17; practices are year-round, Tuesday to Friday, 4:30 to 6 p.m., tryouts on a walk-in basis during general admission hours, successful tryout will lead to a spot on the team that competes in the fall and spring. $60 resident/$75 nonresident monthly fee.

• Lap Swimming for Adults: Tuesday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., no registration required; $2. Special-needs accommodations available.

• Learn to Swim Program: free basic or intermediate level, 45-minute swim lessons for qualifying families; three classes on weekday mornings or evenings and two on Saturday mornings. Pick up applications at the pool or call for information.

• Open Swim: Tuesday to Friday 1 to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday noon to 5 p.m.; all ages and special needs welcome; $2 adults over 18, $1 kids ages 5 to 17; ages 4 and younger are free.

• Private Swim Lessons: for kids ages 3 and older, must be potty-trained. Thirty-minute sessions by appointment only; $15 residents/$18 nonresidents. Call to schedule your date and time.

The Ezell Hester Center, 1901 N. Seacrest Blvd.:

• Community Interactive Basketball League: Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m. for men 18 and older. $50 residents/$63 nonresidents. Call 561-742-6552 for information.

• Pickleball: Saturdays 9 a.m. to 12 noon and Wednesdays 6 to 8:30 p.m.; paddles and balls provided but supply is limited; $5 per player; court is indoors. Call 561-742-6550 for information.

• Weight Room: Monday to Friday, 6 to 9 p.m., ages 18 and older. Incline bench, leg extension, curl machine and adjustable dumbbell racks available. Bring your own towel and water bottle, must complete waiver form. There is a $2 daily fee or purchase a 20-visit pass for $30. Call 561-742-6550.

The Senior Center, 1021 S. Federal Highway:

• Fantastic Fitness for Seniors: the center promotes physical health with a fitness room for members; personal training by appointment. Participants must complete a registration form, sign a liability waiver and participate in a gym orientation. Open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; call 561-742-6570.

• Tai chi: Wednesdays; advanced at 9 a.m., intermediate at 10 a.m. and beginners at 11 a.m. Members free; call 561-742-6570.

• Woodcarving for Seniors: Fridays, 8 a.m. to noon; beginners through advanced; requires a center membership or a per diem seasonal fee; $2 daily cleanup fee. Call 561-498-1827.

The Tennis Center, 3111 S. Congress Ave., 561-742-6575, unless otherwise noted:

• Mixed Doubles Round Robin Tennis: Sundays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; or the second and fourth Friday of each month, 7 to 9 p.m. One-week commitment; $12 residents/$15 nonresidents. Call 561-368-6848.

• Tennis FUNdamentals: Mondays, ages 5 to 8, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m., $48 residents/$60 nonresidents, ages 9 to 12, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., $60 residents/$75 nonresidents.

• Tennis Lessons: for adults, call the Pro Shop for availability. For kids, tennis pro Susan Allshouse is available for private half-hour ($25) and one-hour ($50) lessons with family and friends, up to four children permitted to share the fee.

Online registration is available for many of Boynton Beach’s programs; go to www.boynton-beach.org/recreation, or register in person at the Intracoastal Park Clubhouse, Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Compiled by Jimmy Knight. Email sports news to him at jknight@pbpost.com.



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