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Softball: No. 2 Jupiter knocks off No. 1 Gardens in district final

Ally Costa pitched a three-hitter with eight strikeouts, leading the second-ranked Jupiter softball team to a 2-o victory over top-ranked Palm Beach Gardens in the District 9-9A championship on Thursday night in Jupiter. Shelby Russo went 2-for-3 and Bailey Phillips doubled and scored a run to lead the top-seeded Warriors (23-3). The top-seeded Gators fell to 21-6 on the season. District 10-9A No...

Roundup: John I. Leonard wins boys volleyball district title

Michael Thorpe had 17 kills and 10 blocks, leading the John I. Leonard boys volleyball team to a 25-23, 25-22, 18-25, 23-25, 15-9 victory over Wellington in the District 6 championship Thursday night. Rogelio Diaz added 32 kills and six blocks and Josue Rodriguez contributed 52 assists for the Lancers (20-5). District 5 Suncoast d. Palm Beach Gardens 25-18, 25-23, 32-30: Henry Castellon had 18 assists...
Baseball: No. 2 Park Vista tops No. 4 Wellington

Baseball: No. 2 Park Vista tops No. 4 Wellington

In his last chance to prepare for next week’s district tournament, James Marinan looked sharp. The tall right-hander pitched five shutout innings as second-ranked Park Vista topped fourth-ranked Wellington 1-0 in Lake Worth on Thursday night. “Would I say it was his best outing?” Cobras coach Larry Greenstein said. “No, but it was pretty darn good. I’d take that any night...

Benjamin looking for elusive boys lacrosse title

Shane Rye has had plenty of success in his seven seasons as Benjamin’s varsity boys lacrosse coach. But the one thing missing on his résumé is a state championship. The Buccaneers (16-3) would take a big step toward achieving that goal with a win Friday in the state semifinals at Jupiter High School. Benjamin, which has lost twice in the state semifinals and once in the state finals...
Young pole vaulter’s career path looks like his soaring vault

Young pole vaulter’s career path looks like his soaring vault

A pole-vaulting runway extends about 125 feet from the side of the Duplantis family’s Acadian-style home, under a gate and into the backyard, where it ends at a foam landing pit, floodlit by a light made for an oil rig. It was, until recently, the training site for the family’s youngest son, Armand. On April 1, at the Texas Relays, he vaulted 19 feet 4 1/4 inches, a national high school...

Baseball: Grand slam lifts Atlantic over John I. Leonard

Rian Cyr hit a grand slam, leading the Atlantic baseball team to an 11-6 victory over John I. Leonard on Wednesday in Greenacres. Cameron Husing added a two run home run for the Eagles (15-10). No. 6 American Heritage 4, Palm Beach Gardens 3: Grant Patterson struck out eight, Chris Sather was 2-for-2 with two doubles and Austin Eassa went 2-for-4 with a double, but the Gators fell to the Stallions...

Flag football: Park Vista holds on to improve to 10-1

Dianna Dorzeme threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Julia Lips as the Park Vista flag football team held off Wellington 7-0 on Wednesday night in Wellington. With the victory, the Cobras improved to 10-1 on the season. Glades Central 25, Royal Palm Beach 0: Wiskierra Lemene threw a touchdown pass, caught a TD pass, returned a punt for a score, and returned an interception for a final touchdown...
Softball: Olympic Heights’ turnaround capped by district title

Softball: Olympic Heights’ turnaround capped by district title

Five years ago, Olympic Heights was a four-win softball program that struggled to compete with area teams. Today, the Lions are first-time district champions. Theresa Stettner went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, and Kaitlyn Cunningham pitched a two-hitter to lead the Lions to a 14-0, five-inning rout of host Dwyer on Wednesday night in the District 14-7A championship game. With the win, Olympic Heights...
UPDATE: Dad of FSU star killed by AK-47-style rifle

UPDATE: Dad of FSU star killed by AK-47-style rifle

Authorities said Paul Senat was “grossly careless” when he picked up an AK 47-style rifle late Friday and a shot fired, killing a handyman in the next room at Sugar Daddy’s Adult Cabaret, according to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report. The part-owner of the suburban West Palm Beach strip club told sheriff’s officials he keeps the gun in the club for protection...

Softball: Top-ranked Gardens rolls to district win

Dani Farley pitched a one-hitter with three strikeouts, leading the top-ranked Palm Beach Gardens softball team to a 16-1 rout of Palm Beach Central in Tuesday’s District 9-9A tournament in Jupiter. Jaden Walker added two hits and a walk with three runs scored and Brooke Matthews had a double, two hits, two runs and an RBI for the second-seeded Gators (21-5) against the third-seeded Broncos...

Baseball: No. 7 Benjamin scores six runs in seventh to win

The seventh-ranked Benjamin baseball team scored six runs in the seventh inning to edge Spanish River 11-10 on Tuesday night. Matt Lopes was 4-for-4 with two RBIs and Kris Armstrong tripled and drove in three runs for the Buccaneers. Palm Beach Central 10, Lake Worth 0: Joseph Corona was 2-for-2 with two singles, two runs scored and an RBI and Jake Simon went 2-for-3 with two singles and a run scored...

Boys volleyball: Gardens to meet Suncoast in district final

Henry Castellon had 15 service points and 15 assists, leading the Palm Beach Gardens boys volleyball team to a 25-9, 25-18, 25-23 sweep of Dwyer in a District 5 semifinal Tuesday night. Zach Herb added 23 digs, and Tervinson Lubin contributed 18 assists for top-seeded Gardens in its win over fourth-seeded Dwyer. Gardens advances to face Suncoast in Thursday’s district final. Suncoast d. Seminole...

Flag football: Seminole Ridge holds on to improve to 11-0

Emily Higgins threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Kristi Kemper as the undefeated Seminole Ridge flag football team held off Glades Central 6-0 on Tuesday in Loxahatchee. With the victory, the Hawks improved to 11-0 on the season. Dwyer 28, Forest Hill 0: Shannon McCool threw three touchdowns passes as the Panthers (8-3) shut down the Falcons in West Palm Beach. West Boca Raton 41, Somerset Canyons...
NEW: Club employee charged in death of FSU star Travis Rudolph’s father

NEW: Club employee charged in death of FSU star Travis Rudolph’s father

A business partner in a suburban West Palm Beach strip club where a handyman was fatally shot Friday night has been charged with manslaughter. Palm Beach County sheriff’s detectives Tuesday afternoon charged Paul Senat, 36, of Lantana in the death of Darryl Rudolph. He was booked into the county jail on Tuesday afternoon and might appear before a judge on the charges Wednesday. The arrest came...

Royal Palm Beach, Olympic Heights, King’s Academy advance in softball

District 12-8A No. 4 Royal Palm Beach 2, Seminole Ridge 1: Jamie Tino had six strikeouts and was 1-for-3; Phoenix Stricker had a single and an RBI, and Jania Cobb kept Seminole Ridge from scoring the tying run in the seventh inning as the Wildcats edged the Hawks in a district semifinals matchup. Royal Palm Beach will face Wellington for the district championship Wednesday at 7 p.m. District 14-7A...

Wellington, Palm Beach Lakes, Boca Raton win in flag football

Wellington 27, West Boca Raton 25: Hallie Walker threw three touchdowns, including the game-winner to Sam Bean with 14 seconds left in the game, and Skyler Hagan had an interception return for a touchdown as the Wolverines (7-4) came from behind and defeated the Bulls. Palm Beach Lakes 7, Park Vista 6: Haley Brownell threw a 15-yard touchdown pass, but the Cobras (9-1) fell to the Rams in West Palm...

Jupiter edges Suncoast in battle of Top 10 baseball teams

No. 3 Jupiter 8, No. 10 Suncoast 7: Reese Albert was 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI and Anthony Servideo went 3-for-4 with two walks, a triple, two runs scored and an RBI as the Warriors (18-5-2) got past the Chargers.
School stops Fla. football star, facing felony charge, from practicing

School stops Fla. football star, facing felony charge, from practicing

UPDATE: A South Florida high school student facing a felony charge will not be allowed to take part in spring football practice while wearing an ankle monitor after officials read a newspaper story online. A judge’s order had allowed Shelley Singletary to participate in spring practices, as well as attend classes at Boca Raton High School, and the 18-year-old apparently was set to practice Monday...
Lot of new head coaches to watch first spring football practice Monday

Lot of new head coaches to watch first spring football practice Monday

Football is back in Palm Beach County, at least temporarily. Spring practice begins Monday for 36 area schools, and will run through May. Practice sessions will culminate with spring classics and jamborees. Teams are allowed a maximum of 20 practice sessions beginning with the Monday of Week 44 or the last 20 days of the school year, whichever comes first. Sessions are inclusive of the spring jamboree...

Baseball: No. 8 Benjamin explodes for 22 runs

Jack McCluskey was 3-for-4 with a double and a home run and six RBIs, leading the eighth-ranked Benjamin baseball team to a 22-3 rout of Oxbridge Academy on Friday. Aaron Steinhardt went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBIs and Kris Armstrong was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs for Benjamin (14-8). No. 2 Dwyer 9, Palm Beach Gardens 2: Kyle Khachadourian was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Alex Morales...

Softball: No. 2 Jupiter shuts down No. 6 Park Vista

Ally Costa struck out 10 batters, leading the second-ranked Jupiter softball team to a 6-0 shutout of sixth-ranked Park Vista on Thursday night. Rachel Frankhouser was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Bailey Phillips collected a double for the Warriors (21-2). No. 1 Palm Beach Gardens 9, Cardinal Newman 1: Ashley Fitzhugh was 3-for-4 with two triples and two runs scored; Caroline VonWerne went 3-for-4...

Baseball: No. 2 Dwyer escapes in bottom of ninth

Charlie Von-Werne’s homered in the bottom of the ninth to lift the second-ranked Dwyer baseball team to a thrilling 5-4 victory over Miami-Westminster Christian on Thursday in Palm Beach Gardens. Von-Werne was 3-for-5 and scored the tying run in the bottom of the ninth to set the stage for his extra-inning heroics for the Panthers (18-5). No. 4 Wellington 5, South Fork 0: Conner Dunnam struck...

Roundup: Seminole Ridge, Park Vista flag football teams stay perfect

Emily Higgins threw five touchdown passes, leading the undefeated Seminole Ridge flag football team to a 33-0 rout of Oxbridge Academy on Thursday night. Channing O’Brien and Kristi Kemper each had two touchdown receptions for the Hawks (10-0). Park Vista 14, Boynton Beach 7: Diana Dorzeme threw two touchdown passes as the Cobras (9-0) held off the Tigers. Suncoast 12, Palm Beach Lakes 6: Laura...

Baseball: Wellington pitchers combine for no-hitter

Four Wellington pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter as the fourth-ranked Wolverines handled Aquinas Institute of New York 8-0 on Wednesday night in Wellington. With the victory, the Wolverines improved to 17-5 on the season. No. 1 Jupiter 4, Doral Charter 4: Reese Albert went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs as the Warriors tied the Firebirds in Jupiter. No. 6 Trinity Christian 5, Fort Lauderdale-Archbishop...

Softball: No. 1 Jupiter improves to 17-2

Shelby Russo singled to score the game-winning run as the top-ranked Jupiter softball team edged Treasure Coast 1-0 on Wednesday in Jupiter. With the victory, the Warriors improved to 17-2. American Heritage 12, Fort Lauderdale-Westminster Academy 2: Chloe Nadler homered and tripled as the Stallions (10-8) took down the Lions in Delray Beach. Benjamin 15, Fort Lauderdale-Pine Crest 3: Alex Cohen doubled...

Roundup: Glades Central rolls in flag football Muck Bowl

Wiskerria Lemene threw three touchdown passes and rushed for two more scores, leading Glades Central to a 32-0 rout of Pahokee in the flag football Muck Bowl on Wednesday night in Belle Glade. Park Vista 25, John I. Leonard 0: Dianna Dorzeme ran for a touchdown and threw for another as the Cobras (8-0) shut down the Lancers in Lake Worth. Santaluces 19, Royal Palm Beach 13: Maria Martinez caught the...

Baseball: No. 5 American Heritage shuts down No. 8 Benjamin

Maybe experience is overrated. Both fifth-ranked American Heritage (17-5) and No. 8 Benjamin (13-8) sent underclassmen to the mound in a baseball showdown Tuesday night, and both tossed gems in a 1-0 pitchers’ duel. The Stallions came out ahead, with their one first-inning run proving to be the night’s only score. American Heritage freshman Ben Vespi has been dominant all season, entering...

Softball: No. 1 Palm Beach Gardens routs No. 3 Wellington

Haley Hofman was 3-for-4 with a home run, leading the top-ranked Palm Beach Gardens softball team to a 10-2 rout of third-ranked Wellington on Tuesday night in Wellington. Ashley Fitzhugh was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, including a homer, and two RBIs for the Gators (19-5). Wellington fell to 17-5 on the season. No. 5 Oxbridge Academy 13, Fort Lauderdale-Calvary Christian 3: Josie Foreman was...

Flag football: Park Vista improves to 7-0

Diana Dorzeme threw two touchdown passes and ran for another, leading the undefeated Park Vista flag football team to a 20-6 victory over Santaluces on Tuesday night in Lake Worth. Olivia Razzo had two touchdown receptions for the Cobras (7-0). Royal Palm Beach 14, Suncoast 6: Carah Tunks threw a touchdown pass to Savannah Krill as the Wildcats (2-7) upset the Chargers (8-2) in Royal Palm Beach. West...

Boys volleyball: Forest Hill tops West Boca in marathon match

Sal Capriglione had 11 kills and five blocks as the Forest Hill boys volleyball team rallied to a 19-25, 25-21, 19-25, 27-25, 17-15 marathon victory over West Boca Raton on Tuesday night in West Palm Beach. Andrew Farias added 28 assists and two aces for the Falcons (9-5). Park Vista d. Suncoast 25-22, 25-20, 28-26: Teddy Reyes had 18 kills and 13 blocks as the Cobras (16-8) swept the Chargers in...
Benjamin falls to Vero Beach in girls lacrosse showdown

Benjamin falls to Vero Beach in girls lacrosse showdown

As it has for much of the past decade, Vero Beach’s path to the girls lacrosse state tournament has gone through Benjamin. The schools met again Tuesday night in a second-round play-in game, with the Indians winning 13-6 at Jupiter Community Park to advance to Friday’s third round. Gabby Sposato scored four goals, and Preston Wakeland added three scores for Vero Beach (15-2), which won...

Entrepreneur changing shoulder pad industry

What you are about to watch is literally painful, making you wince and turn away in horror. Yet there is something metaphorically beautiful in it too. And that's sort of the point. Here stands Bob Broderick, right hand sandwiched between two small slices of foam and set flush against the work bench inside this East Hanover, N.J., warehouse. His left hand, raised high above his head, holds a football...

West Boca Raton, Park Vista sweep to victories in volleyball

West Boca Raton d. Palm Beach Central 25-15, 25-23, 25-23: Michael Valenzi had nine kills, five blocks and seven digs, and Anthony Ging had seven blocks, five kills and four digs as the host Bulls (9-4) swept the Broncos. Park Vista d. Boynton Beach 25-10, 25-15, 25-15: Lucas Deininger had 18 service points, nine digs and five aces, and Mason Medina had 14 service points, two aces and 12 assists as...

Seminole Ridge, Suncoast, Olympic Heights win in flag football

Seminole Ridge 21, Miramar-Everglades 6: Ayanna Wiltshire had a pick-six and Ashley Hollandsworth and Kristi Kemper each had a touchdown catch as the Hawks (9-0) overpowered the Gators. Suncoast 19, Boynton Beach 6: Sakeria Jones had two interceptions, Olivia Millien had one interception, and Jaylin Bullard had one touchdown as the Chargers (8-1) shut out at the half, came from behind and topped the...

Dwyer wins behind Roberts’ pitching, Iervolino’s hitting

No. 2 Dwyer 7, Miami-Monsignor Pace 1: Shane Roberts gave up one hit, no runs and struck out seven in six innings; Jack Iervolino was 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI, and Dylan Arcadipane went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored as the Panthers (17-5) held off the Spartans in a Big 12 matchup at Nova University in Davie. Coconut Creek-North Broward Prep 15, Oxbridge Academy 0: Jordan Bustabad...
2016-17 Winter Sports County High School All-Conference Teams

2016-17 Winter Sports County High School All-Conference Teams

GIRLS SOCCER North Division First Team Gemma Shoupp (SUN), Taylor Macmillan (SUN), Kendall Coyle (SUN), Izabelle Janson (SUN), Jennifer Jacobs (CN), Rebekah Brawley (CN), Morgan Sousa (CN), Julia Francis (JUP), Haley Manetta (JUP), Jenna Villas (JUP), Lexi Bolton (DWY). Second Team Skylar Elkin (SUN), Alex Sanderson (SUN), Danae Rojas (SUN), Ashley Labbe (SUN), Jessica Yupp (CN), Aranza Caceres (CN)...

Baseball: No. 1 Dwyer holds off West Boca Raton

Charlie Van Martin’s two-run home run helped the top-ranked Dwyer baseball team to a 4-2 victory over West Boca Raton on Friday night in Palm Beach Gardens. With the victory, the Panthers improved to 16-5 on the season. No. 5 American Heritage 3, Naples-Barron Collier 1: Carmine Lane struck out five as the Stallions (16-5) held off the Panthers in Naples.
NEW: Gardens High’s AD pulled from school amid sex-exploitation probe

NEW: Gardens High’s AD pulled from school amid sex-exploitation probe

Palm Beach Gardens High School’s longtime athletic director has been removed from the school after becoming a subject of a child sexual-exploitation investigation, according to school district officials and court records. Bill Weed — a teacher, cross-country coach and the school’s athletic director since 2006 — was pulled from campus more than a month ago as city police launched...

Roundup: Park Vista flag football team remains undefeated

Diana Dorzeme threw four touchdown passes and ran for two scores, leading the undefeated Park Vista flag football team to a 38-0 rout of Boca Raton on Thursday. Julia Lips added two touchdown catches and two interceptions for the Cobras (6-0). Seminole Ridge 14, Jupiter 7: Emily Higgins threw two touchdown passes, one to Ashley Hollandsworth and the other to Maddie Herzig as the Hawks (8-0) defeated...

Softball: No. 2 Jupiter handles No. 3 Wellington

Jupiter had plenty of offense to go around Thursday night in its 12-6 victory over Wellington in a battle of top-ranked softball teams. The No. 2 Warriors pounded out 18 hits, including seven doubles, on the way to picking up their 19th victory. Jupiter goes into the final week of the regular season at 19-2, while the No. 3 Wolverines, who hit two homers Thursday, dropped to 17-4. “We&rsquo...
Benjamin’s Armstrong switch-pitches in Bucs’ loss

Benjamin’s Armstrong switch-pitches in Bucs’ loss

Left-handed Kris Armstrong pitched a fine game Thursday. The right-handed Armstrong did not fare as well. Fort Lauderdale-Calvary Christian, which traveled to Palm Beach Gardens to play Benjamin, faced both versions of the Buccaneers’ junior hurler, as Armstrong pitched with both hands in the same high school game for the first time. He pitched the first three innings left-handed, then switched...

Baseball: No. 2 Jupiter improves to 16-4

Mason Dolittle drove in the game’s only run as the second-ranked Jupiter baseball team edged Plantation-American Heritage 1-0 on Wednesday night in Jupiter. With the victory, the Warriors improved to 16-4 on the season. No. 9 Benjamin 11, St. Andrew’s 1: Jack Keiser was 3-for-4 with two RBIs as the Buccaneers (13-6) routed the Scots in West Palm Beach. Palm Beach Central 7, Palm Beach...

Softball: No. 4 Royal Palm edges No. 9 Spanish River

Jamie Tino struck out 13 batters, helping the fourth-ranked Royal Palm Beach softball team edge ninth-ranked Spanish River 4-3 on Wednesday in Boca Raton. Nicole Hayslip was 2-for-3 with a single and a triple for the Wildcats (17-5). No. 6 Olympic Heights 11, Carindal Newman 1: Katelyn Cunningham struck out five on the mound and went 2-for-3 with two RBIs at the plate as the Lions (17-4) dominated...

Boys volleyball: Dwyer tops Royal Palm in five games

Spencer Hoagland had 34 assists, helping the Dwyer boys volleyball team rally to earn a marathon 19-25, 25-20, 25-20, 19-25, 15-11 victory over Royal Palm Beach on Wednesday night in Royal Palm Beach. Noah Mertens added 21 kills, and Nick Arnett contributed 10 kills for the Panthers (6-8). Palm Beach Gardens d. Seminole Ridge 25-14, 25-15, 25-19: Henry Castellon had 24 assists and Tervinson Lubin...

Flag football: Suncoast improves to 7-1

Sakeria Jones had two touchdown receptions, leading the Suncoast flag football team to a 25-0 shutout of Somerset Canyons on Wednesday in Boynton beach. Kassidie Williams and Sydney Panzone each added a TD reception for the Chargers (7-1). Wellington 19, Pahokee 13: Hallie Walker threw three touchdowns while Sam Bean caught the game winning touchdown to lift the Wolverines (6-3) over the Blue Devils...

Baseball: No. 2 Jupiter improves to 15-4

Gavin Scott struck out five batters in five innings, helping the second-ranked Jupiter baseball team shut down John I. Leonard 5-0 on Tuesday night in Jupiter. Anthony Servideo was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases for the Warriors (15-4). Atlantic 5, Santaluces 1: Justin Verisco pitched a four-hitter and was 2-for-3 at the plate and Cameron Husing was 2-for-3 with a double as the...

Softball: No. 3 Wellington earns road victory

Kate DeSimone pitched a three-hitter, leading the second-ranked Wellington softball team to a 2-0 victory over South Fork on Tuesday night in Stuart. Lexi Butler was 2-for-3 with two runs scored for the Wolverines (18-3). No. 2 Jupiter 6, West Boca Raton 4: Rachel Frankhouser was 3-for-5 with two singles and a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored as the Warriors defeated the Bulls. No. 4 Royal Palm...

Boys volleyball: John I. Leonard improves to 14-5 with sweep

Josue Rodriguez had 29 assists and 16 service points, leading the John I. Leonard boys volleyball team to a 25-22, 25-10, 25-10 sweep of Forest Hill on Tuesday night. Jorian Rivera added 19 kills for the Lancers (14-5). Wellington d. Lake Worth 25-9, 25-21, 25-14: Cole Linnus had 14 kills and four aces and Adam Figman added 14 service points as the Wolverines (15-5) swept the Trojans in Wellington...
Flag football: Seminole Ridge holds off Dwyer

Flag football: Seminole Ridge holds off Dwyer

When it’s spring in Loxahatchee, dominance on the flag football field is the norm and close games are unusual. That’s what is expected when a program wins five state titles in a seven-year span. “They’ve seen what the older players, the past players, have done,” Seminole Ridge coach Scott O’Hara said. “And now it’s their opportunity, their time to shine...

Wellington, King’s Academy post softball victories

No. 3 Wellington 11, Palm Beach Central 1: Thea Whitty was 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBI; Cathy Vega had a two-run homer and Kate DeSimone had a home run as the Wolverines (17-3) defeated the Broncos. King’s Academy 13, Trinity Christian 4: Hannah Frederico struck out eight; Cai Muchaga was 3-for-5 with two RBI and Margot McFadden had a double, three hits and three RBI as the Lions (5-9)...

American Heritage, Trinity Christian post baseball victories

No. 5 American Heritage 7, King’s Academy 2: Ben Vespi pitched six no-hit innings and struck out five; Troy Hamilton was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base, and Jason Fox went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored as the Stallions (15-5) downed the Lions. No. 6 Trinity Christian 12, Boynton Beach 2: Kaber Rog was 3-for-4 with a triple; Bertram Murray went 4-for-4 with four...

Dwyer tops Suncoast in double overtime in flag football

Dwyer 25, Suncoast 19 (2 OT): Shannon McCool had three touchdown passes, and Ally Cowan had the game-winning interception in the second overtime as the Panthers (5-1) got past the Chargers (6-1). Marlee Marquez threw three touchdown passes in the loss.

Park Vista, Santaluces, Palm Beach Gardens win in volleyball

Park Vista d. Trinity Christian 25-18, 21-25, 25-13, 25-18: Josh Spataro had eight blocks and five kills, and Teddy Reyes had 16 blocks and 12 kills as the Cobras (12-8) overpowered the Warriors (10-8). Lorenzo Gabree had 23 kills in the loss. Santaluces d. Boynton Beach 25-15, 25-20, 25-20: Scott Garis had eight kills and six service points, and Moises Ruiz had 15 digs and five service points as...

Baseball: No. 3 Wellington rolls to victory

Dylan Posto had two hits and scored two runs, leading the third-ranked Wellington baseball team to a 13-3 rout of Seminole Ridge on Friday in Wellington. John Campagnuolo added a two-run single for the Wolverines (13-5). No. 4 Dwyer 1, Boynton Beach 0: Dylan Arcadipane was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored as the Panthers topped the Tigers in Palm Beach Gardens. Santaluces 2, Boca Raton 0: Hakim...

Roundup: Cardinal Newman softball team stops Dwyer

Sarah Polak was 4-for-5 with three RBIs, leading teh Cardinal Newman softball team to an 11-4 victory over Dwyer on Friday. Maggie Foley went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases, two RBIs and four runs scored and Lillie Rodriguez had a hit and two RBIs for the Crusaders (7-8). West Boca Raton 7, Seminole Ridge 6: Kayla Joaquin was 3-for-4 with the game-winning single as the Bulls (10-10) edged the Hawks...

Oxbridge wins at baseball, lacrosse

Oxbridge Academy 2, American Heritage 0: Alex Rao was 1-for-2 with one RBI, pitched six innings and struck out eight as the Thunderwolves blanked the Stallions. Jupiter Christian 14, Berean Christian 1: Nathan Espinal was 2-for-2 with two RBI; Jaye Carnicella went 2-for-4 with three RBI and Reed Burke pitched three innings, struck out six and was 2-for-4 with four RBI as the Eagles overpowered the...

West Boca, Gardens softball winners; Dwyer grabs flag football victory

West Boca Raton 15, Atlantic 0: Katie Schiazo went 3-3 with two RBI while Anna Knight went 2-2 with three runs scored as the Bulls (9-10) shutout the Eagles in Boca Raton. Palm Beach Gardens 18, Palm Beach Central 1: Savannah Jones went 2-4 with three RBI as the Gators (18-4) trounced the Broncos in Wellington. American Heritage 13, Cardinal Newman 3: Maite Isasi was 2-for-3 but the Crusaders fell...

No. 4 Dwyer upsets No. 1 Jupiter; Palm Beach Central wins in baseball

No. 4 Dwyer 11, No. 1 Jupiter 3: Justin Allintoff threw five strikeouts as the Panthers (14-4) overpowered the Warriors in Jupiter. No. 7 Palm Beach Central 4, West Boca Raton 1: Jose Gonzalez went 1-for-2 with a triple and two RBI as the Broncos (12-4) defeated the Bulls in Wellington. Palm Beach Gardens 14, John I. Leonard 5: Nick Presto went 2-for-3 with four RBI while Mike Panczak threw six strikeouts...

Santaluces rolls over Lake Worth in volleyball

Santaluces d. Lake Worth 25-18, 25-18, 25-20: Parker Murray had 12 kills and five blocks, and Jacob Hornseldt added 22 assists and 10 service points as the Chiefs (4-7) swept the Trojans in Lantana. Palm Beach Gardens d. Oxbridge Academy 25-16, 25-17, 25-13: Henry Castellon had 16 assists and nine service points; Andrew Lord had 11 digs and 11 service points, and Tervinson Lubin had ten kills and...

Wellington, Olympic Heights, Spanish River win in softball

No. 3 Wellington 13, Forest Hill 0: Katie Schmidt threw 13 strikeouts while Ashley Woods went 2-for-4 three RBI as the Wolverines (15-3) shut out the Falcons in West Palm Beach. No. 7 Olympic Heights 10, Palm Beach Central 5: Kelly Montila went 3-for-4 with four RBI as the Lions (15-4) beat the Broncos in Boca Raton. No. 10 Spanish River 12, Santaluces 0: Jillian Strelitz went 3-for-4 with three singles...
Tactical change spurs Palm Beach Gardens volleyball on dominant run

Tactical change spurs Palm Beach Gardens volleyball on dominant run

There have been a few bumps in the road, but Palm Beach Gardens will take an unblemished record into the final third of the boys volleyball season. The Gators, who are scheduled to compete in this weekend’s Palm Beach Classic, built a 9-0 record to open the season, winning 27 of 33 sets along the way. John I. Leonard and Suncoast came closest to handing Palm Beach Gardens its first loss &mdash...

Cardinal Newman, King’s Academy, Oxbridge advance in girls lacrosse

Cardinal Newman 16, Seminole Ridge 7: Kelly Dennis had 21 draw controls and a goal, and MacKenzie Porter added five goals and two assists as the Crusaders (14-2) defeated the Hawks in the District 24 semifinal in West Palm Beach. King’s Academy 11, Park Vista 10: Marsh MacKenzie scored five goals and Cami VanWart added three as the Lions (13-2) edged the Cobras in the District 25 semifinal in...

Oxbridge, Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens win in volleyball

Oxbridge Academy d. Palm Beach Lakes 25-22, 25-21, 22-25, 25-13: Jack Stoll had 12 kills and five aces as the ThunderWolves (2-6) overpowered the Rams. Wellington d. Park Vista 24-26, 25-23, 25-20, 16-25, 15-9: Teddy Reyes had 23 kills and 15 blocks and Kyle Franklin had 17 kills and 19 blocks as the Wolverines (8-6) defeated the Cobras. Palm Beach Gardens d. Dwyer 25-20, 25-18, 18-25, 26-24: Tervinson...

Seminole Ridge, Dwyer, West Boca win in flag football

Seminole Ridge 40, Royal Palm Beach 0: Brooke Champagne returned an interception for a touchdown as the Hawks (5-0) remained undefeated with a win against the Wildcats in Loxahatchee. Dwyer 33, Palm Beach Lakes 7: Shannon McCool threw two touchdown passes and Summer Hane scored on a run and an interception return as the Panthers (3-1) defeated the Rams in Palm Beach Gardens. West Boca...

Jupiter, American Heritage, Wellington win in baseball

No. 1 Jupiter 9, No. 7 Palm Beach Central 7: Noah Otero-Vargas went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI as the Warriors (14-3) outlasted the Broncos in Wellington. No. 2 American Heritage 2, Douglas 1: Kevin Shulman had five strikeouts while Michael Malinchak had the game-winning hit in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Stallions (14-4) outlasted the Eagles in Delray Beach. No. 3 Wellington...
Palm Beach Gardens pounds out 12 hits in 11-2 win over Jupiter

Palm Beach Gardens pounds out 12 hits in 11-2 win over Jupiter

Palm Beach Gardens evened its season series with rival Jupiter Tuesday night, pounding out 12 hits in an 11-2 victory against the area’s No. 1-ranked team. Crystal Grimaldo went 4-for-5 with three runs, and Dani Farley pitched a strong seven innings to lead the No. 2 Gators (17-4), who dropped their first game with Jupiter nearly a month ago. “This is a big win,” Palm Beach Gardens...

Suncoast, Olympic Heights win in flag football

Suncoast 12, Inlet Grove 6: Olivia Schmidt threw two touchdowns, one to Sakeria Jones, and Lindsey Suncine had an interception as the Chargers (5-0) defeated the Hurricanes. Olympic Heights 20, Coral Springs Charter 0: Carly Terkiel threw two touchdown passes to Victoria Baretto, who also returned an interception for a touchdown, and Lindsey Poloskey had an interception as the Lions (2-2) shut out...

Royal Palm Beach, Spanish River, Santaluces, Benjamin win in softball

No. 5 Royal Palm Beach 10, Palm Beach Central 2: Miranda Hill was 3-for-3 with a single, a double, a triple and three RBI; Susannah Classen was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI and Jaime Tino struck out 12 as the Wildcats overpowered the Broncos. No. 10 Spanish River 4, West Boca Raton 2: Liz Gollin struck out 11 and Taylor Karger was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored as the Sharks...

Benjamin, Jupiter advance in girls lacrosse districts

Benjamin 25, Dwyer 8: Kylie Kempe had five goals and one assist; Gabriella Marad had four goals and Ashley Turner had four goals and two draw controls as the Buccaneers (9-8) defeated the Panthers in a district match. Benjamin will face Jupiter Friday at 7 p.m. in a district finals matchup. Jupiter 15, Hobe Sound-The Pine School 4: Jenna Keller and Madison Bradford scooped in five goals each to go...

Trinity Christian, Spanish River, Suncoast win in baseball

No. 6 Trinity Christian 5, Kentucky-Scott County 2: Tyler Hall was 2-for-4 and David Yourke pitched five innings, allowing four hits and striking out four, as the Warriors (13-5) defeated the Cardinals in a game played at Dodgertown in Vero Beach. Spanish River 12, Lake Worth 0: Cole McNally pitched five innings, struck out seven and walked one; Coby Robin was 2-for-2 with one run scored, three RBI...

Seminole Ridge, Trinity Christian, Park Vista win in volleyball

Seminole Ridge d. Palm Beach Central 22-25, 25-21, 24-18, 14-25, 15-8: Krishan Govin and Travis Vallis each had six kills and two blocks in the loss for the Broncos (3-5). Trinity Christian d. Pompano Beach-Highlands Christian 25-16, 25-6, 25-17: William Plaate had 19 assists and eight service points and Daeniel Lagoc had 22 digs and 12 service points as the Warriors (9-7) overpowered the Knights...
Keiser Seahawks have massive football signing ceremony

Keiser Seahawks have massive football signing ceremony

Kemar Downer has played two years of football since graduating from Palm Beach Central in 2015. The one-time high school quarterback spent his freshman year at Florida Atlantic, then transferred to Football Championship Subdivision South Dakota for his sophomore year. With his junior year coming up, he plans to spend his remaining college football time with the fledgling Keiser Seahawks, joining the...

Baseball: No. 3 Wellington stops No. 8 Royal Palm Beach

Danny Hernandez doubled and tripled, drove in a run and scored a run, leading the third-ranked Wellington baseball team to a 5-2 victory over eighth-ranked Royal Palm Beach on Friday night. Kyle Black had two hits, including a double, and Conner Dunnam gave up one run in three innings of work for the Wolverines (11-4). No. 5 Dwyer 10, Olympic Heights 0: Charlie Von Werne was 2-for-3 with three RBIs...

Softball: Wellington rolls in battle of ranked teams

Taylor Koos was 3-for-4 with four RBIs, leading the third-ranked Wellington softball team to a 15-0 rout of fourth-ranked Royal Palm Beach on Friday. Bailey Cain added two doubles and four RBIs and freshman Kate DeSimone struck out four in in four innings to pick up the win for Wellington. No. 2 Palm Beach Gardens 10, Pembroke Pines-Pines Charter 0: Crystal Grimaldo was 3-for-4 with a home run, three...

Softball: No. 6 Park Vista tops Seminole Ridge

Jamie Greenwood was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, helping the sixth-ranked Park Vista softball team edge Seminole Ridge 9-8 Thursday in Lake Worth. Nicole Zumbaca homered for the Cobras (10-3). Megan Froelich was 4-for-4 and Kailey Martin was 1-for-3 with two RBIs for Seminole Ridge. No. 1 Jupiter 10, Dwyer 0: Ally Costa went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, two RBIs and pitched five perfect innings...

Flag football: Seminole Ridge tops Palm Beach Lakes

Christy Kemper caught the game-winning touchdown pass as the undefeated Seminole Ridge flag football team edged Palm Beach Lakes 6-0 on Thursday night in West Palm Beach. With the victory, the Hawks improved to 4-0 on the season. Wellington 19, Royal Palm Beach 0: Hallie Walker threw three touchdown passes to Skyler Hagan as the Wolverines (3-2) shut down the Wildcats in Royal Palm Beach. Park Vista...

Boys volleyball: Palm Beach Gardens stays undefeated

Tervison Lubin had 18 kills and 19 assists, leading the undefeated Palm Beach Gardens boys volleyball team to a 25-15, 21-25, 25-17, 25-16 victory over Jupiter on Thursday night. Andrew Lord added 14 kills and 11 digs for the Gators (8-0). Forest Hill d. Palm Beach Central 25-20, 25-18, 22-25, 25-16: Julian Vega had 15 kills and three blocks and Sal Capriglione added 14 kills, 14 blocks and three...

Roundup: Saint John Paul II girls lacrosse edges Benjamin

The Saint John Paul II Academy girls lacrosse team scored two goals in the final 27 seconds to edge Benjamin 13-12 on Friday night. Katie Trainor tied the match with 27 seconds left and, 10 seconds later, Madison Kennedy scored the game-winner for the Eagles (13-4). King’s Academy 12, Coral Springs Charter 2: Mackenzie Marsh scored four goals and Molly Erneston added three goals as the Lions...
Baseball: No. 7 Trinity Christian rolls to victory

Baseball: No. 7 Trinity Christian rolls to victory

Winning is good, but pizza parties are better. Trinity Christian coach Miguel Cuello inaugurated a new motivational technique Thursday night. He put up a chart, and for each little thing the Warriors execute correctly — like driving in a runner from third base or completing a successful hit-and-run — the team gets a check mark. Ten check marks means a team pizza party. “Now, every...
Baseball: Transfer, young players key Royal Palm Beach turnaround

Baseball: Transfer, young players key Royal Palm Beach turnaround

Home runs don’t come often in the small-ball world of high school baseball, but if you want your best chance of seeing one, head to Royal Palm Beach. Wildcats first baseman Tarik Latchmansingh has four long balls this season, which leads the county. “He’s got some strength, and he’s also a big kid, naturally, so that helps,” Royal Palm Beach coach Thomas Coates said....

Softball: No. 3 Wellington rolls to victory

Bailey Cain hit a three-run home run, leading the third-ranked Wellington softball team to a 10-0 rout of Seminole Ridge on Wednesday in Wellington. Hannah Dube added two singles for the Wolverines (12-3). No. 4 Royal Palm Beach 11, Forest Hill 2: Paige Houch was 4-for-5 with four singles as the Wildcats (13-4) handled the Falcons in West Palm Beach. No. 8 Spanish River 16, Santaluces 0: Lizz Gollin...

Boys volleyball: Undefeated Gardens escapes Leonard

Henry Castellon had 16 assists, helping the undefeated Palm Beach Gardens boys volleyball team outlast John I. Leonard 25-14, 24-26, 25-23, 15-25, 15-8 on Wednesday night in Palm Beach Gardens. Jeff Olson added 15 digs and Tervinson Lubin contributed 11 kills for the Gators (7-0). Forest Hill d. Dwyer 21-25, 27-25, 25-23, 25-22: Sal Capriglione had 13 kills and Julian Vega added 12 kills as the Falcons...

Flag football: Suncoast improves to 3-0

Marlee Marquez threw two touchdown passes, leading the Suncoast flag football team to a 32-0 rout of Olympic Heights on Wednesday night in Riviera Beach. Celina Aguirre had two touchdown receptions and Jaylin Bullard grabbed an interception for the Chargers (3-0). West Boca Raton 24, Spanish River 7: Haley Prouty threw two touchdown passes as the Bulls (1-1) handled the Sharks in Boca Raton.

Lacrosse: Saint John Paul II boys roll to win

Shawn Gildae and Cam Etten each scored three goals, leading the Saint John Paul II Academy boys lacrosse team to a 15-2 rout of Cardinal Newman on Wednesday in West Palm Beach. With the victory, the Eagles improved to 13-5 on the season. GIRLS LACROSSE Jensen Beach 15, Oxbridge Academy 7: Mackenzie Wainmam scored three goals, but the Thunderwolves (5-6) fell to the Falcons in Jensen Beach.
Baseball: No. 5 Dwyer edges No. 4 Park Vista in 10 innings

Baseball: No. 5 Dwyer edges No. 4 Park Vista in 10 innings

The chance for a big win over a non-district rival squeaked through Park Vista’s legs Wednesday night. With the game scoreless in the top of the 10th inning and a runner on third, Dwyer’s Sean Maletzke hit a slow ground ball toward Cobras’ freshman shortstop Michael Brooks. The inning could have ended there, but the ball snuck under Brooks’ glove, allowing pinch-runner Kyle...

Softball: No. 4 Royal Palm Beach routs No. 6 Park Vista

Paige Houck earned a birthday serenade Tuesday night, and for good reason. The Royal Palm Beach left fielder went 3-for-4 with two runs, and Chelsea Gibbins added three hits to lead the Wildcats to a 12-2 five-inning victory against Park Vista in a battle of ranked teams. Houck, who turned 15 Tuesday, finished with a double and two singles for fourth-ranked Royal Palm, which finished with 15 hits...

Baseball: No. 5 Dwyer rolls to victory

Justin Allintoff pitched a four-hitter with 12 strikeouts, leading the fifth-ranked Dwyer baseball team to an 8-0 win over Royal Palm Beach on Tuesday night. Alex Morales was 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs and Kyle Khatchadourian had a hit, an RBI and scored two runs for the Panthers (11-4). No. 1 Jupiter 8, Suncoast 4: Anthony Servideo was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored and Ricky Clark...

Lacrosse: Jupiter girls handle King’s Academy

Madison Bradford scored six goals, leading the Jupiter girls lacrosse team to a 13-4 victory over King’s Academy on Tuesday. Jenna Keller added three goals and an assist; Melissa Fletcher contributed a goal and Bridget Chriske had two assists for Jupiter. Cardinal Newman 20, South Fork 13: Tammy Hutchinson had five goals and two assists and Kelly Denes added three goals and 10 draw controls...

Boys volleyball: Forest Hill rallies to victory

Sal Capriglione had nine kills and 10 blocks, leading the Forest Hill boys volleyball team rally for a 25-27, 25-22, 25-23, 25-21 victory over Jupiter on Tuesday night in West Palm Beach. Vasso Apostolopoulos added 29 digs for the Falcons (5-2). Santaluces d. Lake Worth Christian 25-18, 25-19, 25-16: Parker Murray had nine kills and Scott Daris added seven kills as the Chiefs (3-4) swept...

Flag football: Seminole Ridge improves to 3-0

Emily Higgins threw five touchdown passes, leading the Seminole Ridge flag football team to a 41-0 rout of Palm Beach Gardens on Tuesday in Loxahatchee. Ashley Hollandsworth threw another touchdown pass for the Hawks (3-0). Dwyer 7, Palm Beach Central 0: Kennedy Foster threw a touchdown pass to Hannah Primozic as the Panthers (1-0) defeated the Broncos in Palm Beach Gardens. Glades Central 31, Okeechobee...
Oxbridge Academy softball team off to best start

Oxbridge Academy softball team off to best start

Oxbridge Academy’s fourth season of varsity softball competition has been its finest — by far. With four wins at the Jupiter High School Tournament March 17-18, the ThunderWolves improved to 14-2 this season and cemented their status as the team to beat in District 6-4A. “We’re committed,” said coach Kevin Drake, who took over at Oxbridge last season and guided the ThunderWolves...

West Boca Raton defeats Olympic Heights in volleyball

West Boca Raton d. Olympic Heights 25-18, 25-23, 25-16: Evan Giuliano had 10 kills, six blocks and three aces while Michael Valenzi contributed 10 kills, eight digs and two assists as the Bulls swept the Lions.

Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth Christian win in softball

No. 2 Palm Beach Gardens 15, Palm Beach Lakes 0: Kyla Gates struck out three, was 2-for-2 and had two RBI; Jaden Walker went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and Haley Hoffman was 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and three runs scored as the Gators (14-4) blanked the Rams. No. 9 Lake Worth Christian 11, Berean Christian 0: Breanna Robine was 3-for-4 with three runs, two steals, a triple and two RBI; Geneva...

Jupiter Christian tops Boca Raton Christian in baseball

Jupiter Christian 16, Boca Raton Christian 4: Nathan Espinal stole four bases, was 3-for-3 with two RBI, Evan Peterson went 3-for-4 and Reed Burke had three RBI and struck out eight as the Eagles defeated the Blazers. Martin County 9, Palm Beach Gardens 3: Adam Brower was 2-for-2, but the Gators fell to the Tigers.

Suncoast tops Cardinal Newman in boys lacrosse

Suncoast 9, Cardinal Newman 6: Dylan MacDonald had four goals and an assist, Ben Spivey had two goals and five assists and goalie Shane Friedman grabbed 15 saves as the Chargers (8-7) got past the Crusaders.
Three Palm Beach County hoops standouts headed to Beantown

Three Palm Beach County hoops standouts headed to Beantown

Three of the top girls basketball players from Palm Beach County will trade the beach for Boston Commons this fall. Boca Raton’s Rachel Levy will play for Harvard next season, while her teammate Grace Marko and Cardinal Newman’s Milan Morris will both suit up for Boston College. Morris is the Post’s Small Schools Girls Basketball Player of the Year, and Levy and Marko are the Post&rsquo...
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