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Transgender wrestler will defend state title in Texas

Transgender wrestler will defend state title in Texas

A transgender wrestler from Texas will be defending the Class 6A girls championship at next week’s state tournament, WFAA reported. On Saturday, Mack Beggs, 18, of Euless Trinity will compete for a 6A Region II tournament title, which will determine bracket seeding for the state tournament. The top four finishers in each weight class advance. Last year, a parent filed a lawsuit to...

Softball: Palm Beach Gardens stops Dwyer

Katelyn Robine pitched a four-hitter with six strikeouts, leading the Palm Beach Gardens softball team to a 5-2 victory over Dwyer on Friday night in Palm Beach Gardens. Brooke Matthews was 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored and Haley Hoffman was 2-for-3 with two RBIs for the Gators (2-0). Nicole Collins had a double, an RBI and a run scored for Dwyer.

Girls soccer: Boca Raton falls in overtime in state semifinal

Miami-Our Lady of Lourdes Academy handed the Boca Raton girls soccer team one of its two losses this season, winning by a goal on Dec. 15. Since then, the Bobcats had not lost a game. But on Friday, Lourdes again defeated Boca, escaping with a 2-1 victory in the Class 5A state semifinals. After Boca Raton’s Dayana Martin and Lourdes Academy’s Mia Atrio exchanged goals in the first half...
Boys basketball: Dwyer rallies to top Forest Hill in district final

Boys basketball: Dwyer rallies to top Forest Hill in district final

Surging Dwyer and resurgent Forest Hill met on the basketball court for the second time this season Friday night, this time with a district championship on the line. And like the previous meeting, the top-ranked Panthers rallied late to top the fourth-ranked Falcons. Miles Coleman scored 21 points, and Javonni Quince added 15 to lift Dwyer to a wild 61-60 victory in the District 13-8A final. The top-seeded...

Girls basketball: Santaluces holds off Palm Beach Gardens

Whitney Howell had 16 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks, leading the Santaluces girls basketball team to a 57-53 victory over Palm Beach Gardens in a Class 9A regional quarterfinal Thursday night in Palm Beach Gardens. Brona Jean added 16 points and five assists and Heaven Sanders contributed 10 points and five assists for the Chiefs (19-8). For Gardens, Kiara Brown scored 21 points and Kyandra...

Softball: DiNatali’s grand slam leads Park Vista

Kaylee DiNatali hit a grand slam, leading the Park Vista softball team to a 13-2 rout of Santaluces on Thursday night in Boynton Beach. Gabby McDermott homered, tripled and drove in two runs, Cassidy Trimble went 2-for-2 with a triple and an RBI and Tyrina Jones struck out five in two innings for the Cobras (1-1). Jupiter 10, Olympic Heights 0 (5): Emily Bodenheimer had a hit and two RBIs and Marissa...
Football coach’s heroism in Broward School shooting resonates locally

Football coach’s heroism in Broward School shooting resonates locally

Baz Alfred was not in his classroom Thursday morning. The Olympic Heights football coach was in the school parking lot, monitoring the area for anything suspicious. A potential shooting had been reported at nearby Coconut Creek-North Broward Prep one day after a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, in nearby Parkland, ended with 17 people dead and more than a dozen injured. The incident...
Florida school shooting: Football coach shot, killed while protecting students hailed as hero

Florida school shooting: Football coach shot, killed while protecting students hailed as hero

UPDATE, 5:19 a.m. EST Thursday: Aaron Feis, an assistant football coach and security guard at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has died after being wounded in a deadly mass shooting Wednesday, the team tweeted early Thursday. “It is with great sadness that our football family has learned about the death of Aaron Feis,” the team wrote. “He was our assistant...

Boys basketball: No. 4 Forest Hill holds off No. 5 Palm Beach Lakes

Philip Lyttle had 21 points and 12 rebounds, leading the fourth-ranked Forest Hill boys basketball team to a 67-60 victory over No. 5 Palm Beach Lakes in a District 13-8A semifinal Wednesday in Palm Beach Gardens. D’Ante Daniels added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the second-seeded Falcons (24-3) against the third-seeded Rams. No. 2 Wellington 75, Jupiter 48: Bryan Williams scored 24 points...

Forest Hill boys advance to state boys soccer semifinals for 1st time

Forest Hill and South Broward took to the soccer field with heavy hearts. The Bulldogs were one of the few Broward County teams who played in any sport on Wednesday. The Broward County Athletic Association tried to postpone most games following the mass shooting at Parkland-Stoneman Douglas that left at least 17 people dead. The Bulldogs lost 1-1 (4-2 penalty kicks) in Wednesday’s Class 4A regional...

Boys basketball: Park Vista upsets No. 10 Santaluces

Sherman Royal scored 24 points, leading Park Vista to a 70-69 upset of No. 10 and Santaluces in a District 10-9A quarterfinal Tuesday night in Lantana. Zach Riegle added 14 points for the seventh-seeded Cobras. Tylor Miler scored 20 points, Chance Dixon added 17 and Justin Nichelson contributed 11 for third-seeded Santaluces (18-9). Park Vista will face second-seeded Atlantic in the semifinals at...
Boca Raton girls capture regional championship

Boca Raton girls capture regional championship

For the second consecutive year, Boca Raton hosted Vero Beach with a girls soccer state semifinals berth on the line. And for the second straight year, the Indians headed home empty-handed. Dayana Martin scored three goals, and Stephanie Dodson added one score to lead the Bobcats to a 4-0 victory Tuesday night in a Class 5A regional championship game. Boca Raton (18-2-1) moves on to Friday’s...

Softball: Palm Beach Gardens opens with rout

Haley Hoffman hit a three-run home run, helping the Palm Beach Gardens softball team to a season-opening 17-0 rout of John I. Leonard in three innings Tuesday night in Palm Beach Gardens. Brooke Barnard added two hits, two runs and five RBIs and Breanna Robine went 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Santaluces 11, Somerset Canyons 9: Alycia Celia was 3-for-4 with two steals and struck out three in five...

Girls softball: Olympic Heights, John I. Leonard win openers

Olympic Heights 5, Park Vista 1: Theresa Stettner went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and one run scored, Madison Cote was 1-for-2 with an RBI and one run scored, and pitcher Kaitlyn Cunningham went seven innings, allowing two hits and striking out eight as the Lions (1-0) handled the Cobras in Boca Raton. John I. Leonard 5, Santaluces 2: Elizabeth Rambo went seven innings and added a home run as the...

Benjamin, Somerset Canyons advance in district boys basketball action

District 5-4A Benjamin 79, Port St. Lucie-Somerset Prep 26: Ben Lubarsky led all scorers with 17 points as the second-seeded Buccaneers routed the third-ranked Spartans in Palm Beach Gardens. The Buccaneers will face top-seeded Fort Pierce-John Carroll in a district semifinals matchup Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Somerset Canyons 64, Yeshiva 39: Marco Esteban scored 15 points, Michael Quan added...
Jupiter, Wellington, Oxbridge, Glades Day seek return to state

Jupiter, Wellington, Oxbridge, Glades Day seek return to state

Palm Beach County was well-represented at the state softball championships in Vero Beach last spring. Four area teams — Jupiter, Wellington, Oxbridge Academy and Glades Day — advanced to the state semifinals at Historic Dodgertown, while the Wolverines and ThunderWolves made the state title game in Classes 8A and 4A, respectively. As the 2018 season gets underway, all four teams have high...
Scoring controversy mars Wellington-Gardens district final

Scoring controversy mars Wellington-Gardens district final

Palm Beach Gardens beat Wellington 57-56 in the District 9-9A title game on Friday night. The contest featured a Wellington rally late in the fourth quarter, and the difference was a free throw by Palm Beach Gardens’ Kyandra Poitier with 4.5 seconds left. Forgotten in the game’s wild final minutes was the competitive first quarter and a scoring change by the home team’s scorekeeper...
Girls basketball: PB Lakes holds off West Boca for district title

Girls basketball: PB Lakes holds off West Boca for district title

Palm Beach Lakes almost let its second consecutive district title get away. The third-ranked Rams, who have lost only two games all season (and only one to a Palm Beach County opponent), fell behind by 10 points early on Saturday, but they came back to take down West Boca Raton 51-45 and claim the District 13-8A crown. “It was a struggle, and we fought back and kept digging,” Rams coach...
Palm Beach Central honors major leaguers Devon Travis, Brad Peacock

Palm Beach Central honors major leaguers Devon Travis, Brad Peacock

Fifteen years ago, Devon Travis was about to turn 12, and just a few months away from one of the biggest adventures of his life. In 2003, Travis starred on the East Boynton Little League team that gained nationwide attention, as it advanced all the way to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., before falling to Tokyo’s Musashi-Fuchu All-Stars. In the 15 years since, Travis starred...
California prep basketball player with Down syndrome scores first basket

California prep basketball player with Down syndrome scores first basket

A California teenager with Down syndrome had a memorable senior night, scoring his first career basket in his first appearance in a game, KMPH reported. Jack Welsh was introduced last on Feb. 8 as Reedley High School honored its seniors. “The heart and soul of Reedley,” Pirates football coach Brandon Nagle said. "That would explain Jack right there." When the game began...
Photos: Wellington vs Palm Beach Gardens girls basketball 2/9/2018

Photos: Wellington vs Palm Beach Gardens girls basketball 2/9/2018

In the third consecutive matchup between the two District 9-9A powers in the district tournament finals, Kiera Brown scored 22 points to lead sixth-ranked Palm Beach Gardens over seventh-ranked Wellington for the third consecutive time, as the Gators edged the Wolverines 57-56 in a back-and-forth thriller at the Gators’ home gym.

Boys basketball: No. 4 Forest Hill holds off No. 9 Santaluces

Tristian Stephens had 18 points and 12 rebounds, leading the Forest Hill boys basketball team to a 53-50 victory over Santaluces in a showdown of ranked teams in West Palm Beach. D’ante Daniels added six points, seven rebounds, and seven assists for the fourth-ranked Falcons (22-3) against the ninth-ranked Chiefs. No. 2 Wellington 70, Berean Christian 31: Bryan Williams scored 20...
Girls basketball: Palm Beach Gardens holds off Wellington

Girls basketball: Palm Beach Gardens holds off Wellington

Palm Beach Gardens’ Kiera Brown had played Wellington in district championship games twice and never lost. She wasn’t about to start losing Friday. In the third consecutive matchup between the two District 9-9A powers in the district tournament finals, Brown scored 22 points to lead sixth-ranked Palm Beach Gardens over seventh-ranked Wellington for the third consecutive time, as the Gators...
Vero Beach girls edge Jupiter in soccer regional semifinal

Vero Beach girls edge Jupiter in soccer regional semifinal

Jupiter and Vero Beach renewed their girls soccer rivalry Friday night, this time with a Class 5A regional finals berth on the line. In the fourth meeting between the teams this season, the Indians emerged with a 1-0 win in a regional semifinals matchup at Velocity Community Credit Union Stadium. Kate Hassell scored on a free kick with 4:33 remaining to lift Vero Beach to the win. The Indians improved...

Girls basketball: Wellington to face Gardens in district final

Camryn Debose scored 15 points, leading the seventh-ranked Wellington girls basketball team to a 46-34 victory over Palm Beach Central in a District 9-9A semifinal Thursday night in Palm Beach Gardens. Sydney Jones added 14 points for the top-seeded Wolverines against the fifth-seeded Broncos. Wellington advances to face Palm Beach Gardens in tonight’s district final. No. 6 Palm Beach Gardens...

Boys basketball: No. 5 Atlantic holds off Benjamin

Kadeem Wilks scored 25 points, leading the fifth-ranked Atlantic boys basketball team to a 70-64 victory over Benjamin on Thursday night in Delray Beach. Reggie Duhart added 15 points and Ladarien Variance contributed 14 for the Eagles (14-9). Ben Lubarsky scored 23 points for Benjamin. Jupiter Christian 84, Glades Day 48: Clay Fitzmorris made six 3-pointers and scored 23 points and Dion Fernander...

Boys basketball: No. 2 Wellington improves to 24-0

Texan Moulton had a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds, leading the second-ranked Wellington boys basketball team to a 77-47 rout of Village Academy on Wednesday night in Wellington. Bryan Williams added 10 points for the Wolverines (24-0). Village Academy fell to 9-10 on the season. Cardinal Newman 46, Palm Beach Gardens 40: Castra Gedeon had 13 points and four steals and Emmanuel Onuama...

Boys soccer: Boynton Beach escapes in overtime

Karl Joseph made the game-winning goal in overtime, as the Boynton Beach boys soccer team edged Okeechobee 2-2 in the Class 4A regional quarterfinals in Boynton Beach. With the victory, the Tigers improved to 18-4-1 on the season. Atlantic 2, Royal Palm Beach 0: John Nalus and Rodrigo Albayeros each scored a goal, as the Eagles shut down the Wildcats in the Class 5A regional quarterfinal in Delray...
Nineteen Dwyer High athletes pen letters of intent on signing day

Nineteen Dwyer High athletes pen letters of intent on signing day

2018 gave 2017 a run for its money at Dwyer High School Wednesday morning. Nineteen student-athletes — two short of last year’s record total — signed collegiate letters of intent inside the school’s packed media center. Four baseball players, eight football players, two lacrosse players, two soccer players and two softball players participated in the school’s annual Signing...
C.J. Smith sticks with Nebraska on Signing Day; PB Lakes players sign

C.J. Smith sticks with Nebraska on Signing Day; PB Lakes players sign

Dressed from head to toe in Cornhusker red and white, defensive back C.J. Smith made his college choice official Wednesday morning at Palm Beach Lakes High School. The No. 2-ranked player on the Post’s Class of 2018 Big Board, the standout safety signed a national letter of intent with the University of Nebraska. Smith, who played at Oxbridge Academy this fall and transferred...

Boys basketball: No. 4 Forest Hill rolls to win

Mehki Millender had 10 points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals, leading the fourth-ranked Forest Hill boys basketball team to a 65-27 rout of Port St. Lucie on Tuesday in West Palm Beach. Jalen Jackson added six rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks and Donovan Draper contributed seven points, six rebounds and four steals for the Falcons (20-3). No. 7 Spanish River 52...

Girls basketball: Berean Christian advances

Zoe Baumeler and Jenna Brannon each scored 15 points, leading the Berean Christian girls basketball team to a 54-32 rout of Pompano Beach-Highlands Christian in a District 7-3A semifinal in West Palm Beach. Alex Doege and Therezhina Graham each contributed eight points for the third-seeded Bulldogs (15-9) against the second-seeded Knights. Berean advances to face Lake Worth Christian in the final...
Girls soccer: Wellington tops Spanish River to advance

Girls soccer: Wellington tops Spanish River to advance

Wellington kept rolling Tuesday night, notching its seventh consecutive win to earn a berth in the Class 5A girls soccer regional semifinals in Wellington. Lauryn Auger scored the game’s only goal on a header with 2:32 remaining, lifting the Wolverines to a 1-0 victory over visiting Spanish River in a regional quarterfinal. Wellington improved to 19-3-1 and will face Boca Raton on Friday. The...
Dwyer to have large group of athletes sign Wednesday

Dwyer to have large group of athletes sign Wednesday

National Signing Day rarely is a low-key affair at Dwyer High School. There’s cake, there’s balloons, and there’s athletes. Usually lots of them. The Palm Beach Gardens school typically signs a big class of student-athletes each spring — so many that in some years, the number of people at Dwyer’s annual Signing Day ceremony far outweighs the number of available chairs...

Boys basketball: Lake Worth, West Boca, Boca Raton post wins

No. 3 Lake Worth 89, John I. Leonard 54: Avery Brookes scored 35 points and Japhet Medor added 14 points as the Trojans (21-1) defeated the Lancers in Greenacres. Jerquan Worthen scored 23 points in the loss. West Boca Raton 71, Lake Worth Christian 40: Zach Desir scored 26 points and had 12 rebounds, and Phillip Tromann added 10 points and five assists as the Bulls handled the Defenders in Boca Raton...

Girls basketball: Park Vista, Santaluces, Dwyer post district wins

District 10-9A Park Vista 58, Atlantic 45: Brooke Bogatz scored 23 points to go with seven steals, seven rebounds and 11 assists, and Cayla Polsky added 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Cobras (14-9) handled the Eagles. Park Vista will face Boca Raton in a semifinals matchup Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Santaluces 74, Spanish River 40: Emiah Downie scored 19 points, Whitney Howell added 14 points...

Roundup: No. 1 Oxbridge Academy girls fall

Nashani Gilbert-Taylor scored seven points, but the top-ranked Oxbridge Academy girls basketball team fell to Fort Myers 53-50 on Saturday in West Palm Beach. Aaliyah Stanley added six points for the ThunderWolves (22-5). BOYS BASKETBALL Palm Beach Lakes 79, Seminole Ridge 49: Ty Hands scored 18 points and Denzel Robinson added 17 as the Rams routed the Hawks in West Palm Beach. Ryan Moore scored...

Girls basketball: Lake Worth Christian improves to 17-4

Jillian Schenk scored 26 points, leading the Lake Worth Christian girls basketball team to a 66-37 rout of Boynton Beach on Friday night in Boynton beach. Riley Mizell added 17 points for the Defenders (17-4). King’s Academy 57, St. John Paul II 26: Haley Gantt scored 17 points, Madison Lee added 13 and Isabel Albert contributed 12 as the Lions (17-7) overpowered the Eagles in West...

Boys basketball: Jupiter rolls past Palm Beach Gardens

Trent Webb scored 13 points, leading the Jupiter boys basketball team to a 69-39 rout of Palm Beach Gardens on Friday night in Jupiter. Larry Isaac Scott added 12 points for Jupiter. B.J. Pierre led Palm Beach Gardens with 10 points. No. 5 Inlet Grove 55, Somerset Canyons 50: Kevin Anders scored 21 points, Dante Moses added 16 points and 10 rebounds and Javaris Chevelon added five points and eight...
John I. Leonard boys win district title on PKs

John I. Leonard boys win district title on PKs

John Diaz just had to clear his mind. Don’t think about what the shot means, about how he could win John I. Leonard’s second consecutive boys soccer district title with his right foot. “Just clear your mind and hit it in the goal,” the junior said. Diaz launched his shot past Royal Palm Beach (16-6-3) goalkeeper Roland Tyson and was quickly mobbed by his teammates. His penalty...

Boys basketball: No. 5 Inlet Groves cruises to win

Dante Moses had 25 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, leading the fifth-ranked Inlet Grove boys basketball team to a 79-23 rout of Berean Christian on Thursday night in Riviera Beach. Kevin Anders added 14 points, eight assists and three rebounds and Courtney Washington contributed eight points for the Hurricanes (16-7). St. Andrew’s 58, Somerset Academy 29: Jammy Pierre-Louis scored 16 points...

Girls basketball: No. 8 Jupiter earns 20th victory

Aayden Ghee scored 15 points, leading the eighth-ranked Jupiter girls basketball team to a 61-25 rout of Jensen Beach on Thursday night in Jupiter. Carley Salter added 12 and Megan McCants and Veronica Edwards contributed nine points apiece for the Warriors (20-5). No. 6 Palm Beach Gardens 55, Port St. Lucie-Centennial 52: Kiera Brown had 20 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals and Tatiana St. Louis...
Donna Klein edges Yeshiva in boys soccer district final

Donna Klein edges Yeshiva in boys soccer district final

In the “Battle of the Fences,” Donna Klein Academy edged Yeshiva 2-1 in the District 12-1A boys soccer championship match Thursday afternoon. In a showdown of neighboring Jewish academies, the Eagles earned their first district title in program history in front of a sizable crowd, especially considering the 3:30 p.m. start and the small size of the private schools. “It’s the...

Boys soccer: John I. Leonard avances to district final

Luis Molena and Juan Cardoza each scored two goals, leading top-seeded John I. Leonard to a 4-1 victory over fifth-seeded Santaluces in a District 11-5A boys soccer semifinal in Lake Worth. With the victory, the Lancers improved to 16-1 on the season and advanced to Friday’s district championship match against second-seeded Royal Palm Beach. Royal Palm Beach 2, Lake Worth 1 (OT): Rick Chrysostome...

Girls basketball: Forest Hill picks up win over Pahokee

Gabby Powell scored 15 points, leading the Forest Hill girls basketball team to a 40-22 rout of Pahokee on Wednesday in Pahokee. Maya LaGrotta added seven points for the Falcons, who improved to 4-15. No. 3 Palm Beach Lakes 70, Palm Beach Gardens 52: Rashara Simmons scored 17 points, leading the Rams over the Gators in Palm Beach Gardens. Kiera Brown scored 15 points for the Gators. Park Vista 45...

Boys basketball: Jupiter rolls to victory

Jamael Stroman scored 20 points, leading the Jupiter boys basketball team to an 85-60 rout of West Boca Raton on Wednesday night in Jupiter. Trent Webb added 13 points for the Warriors. St. Andrew’s 63, Village Academy 34: Jammy Pierre Louis scored 25 points, Koby Pelissier added 10 points and Jackson Kennedy contributed nine as the Scots (14-6) routed the Tigers in Boca Raton. Saint John Paul...
Young players help Boca Raton maintain excellence

Young players help Boca Raton maintain excellence

Audrey Ramsey’s 3-pointer slid through the basket at the Lakeland Center, and Boca Raton’s 2016-17 season ended in a dogpile. It was the last game for stars Rachel Levy and Grace Marko. With the two 6-foot seniors, who were The Post’s Co-Players of the Year, graduating, it was assumed the Bobcats would take a step back after the pair led the team to three consecutive trips to the...

No. 4 Benjamin rolls St. Andrew’s

Benjamin ended the regular season on a high note Tuesday. The No. 4 Buccaneers (19-2) traveled down to Boca Raton and handled St. Andrew’s (13-5) with ease, picking up a 50-31 win, in which they never trailed, to end their regular season. “We made a deal with ourselves to try to go undefeated the second half of the season,” Benjamin coach Willie Shelton II said. “We took two...

Girls basketball: No. 9 Santaluces rolls to victory

Whitney Howell had 30 points, 20 rebounds and four steals, leading the ninth-ranked Santaluces girls basketball team to an 85-30 rout of Forest Hill on Tuesday night in Lantana. Brittney Howell added 17 points and 12 assists and Emiah Downie contributed 12 points and four steals for the Chiefs (16-7). Shemere Todd scored 11 points for Forest Hill. Jupiter 59, Royal Palm Beach 41: Ellie Eide scored...
Boys basketball: No. 1 Dwyer pulls away late from No. 4 Forest Hill

Boys basketball: No. 1 Dwyer pulls away late from No. 4 Forest Hill

Dwyer beat back a big challenge from surging Forest Hill on Tuesday night to clinch the top seed in next month’s District 13-8A boys basketball tournament. Javonni Quince scored a game-high 14 points, and the top-ranked Panthers broke open a close game with a big fourth quarter on the way to a 59-46 victory over the No. 4 Falcons. The Panthers improved to 20-1 with the win, while Forest Hill...

Girls basketball: Gardens, Wellington, Jupiter, Santaluces post wins

No. 6 Palm Beach Gardens 54, Dwyer 29: Tatiana St. Louis scored 16 points and had seven rebounds, Kiera Brown added 11 points to go with 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals, and Kyandra Pointer contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds as the Gators (16-4) overpowered the Panthers in Palm Beach Gardens. Courtney Clark scored 13 points in the loss. No. 7 Wellington 50, Southwest Ranches-Archbishop...

Boys soccer districts: Leonard, Royal Palm, Lake Worth, Atlantic win

District 11-5A John I. Leonard 3, Wellington 1: Regner Guillen had two goals and Jonathan Diaz had one goal and one assist as the top-seeded Lancers (15-1) handled the eighth-seeded Wolverines in Greenacres. Royal Palm Beach 5, Dreyfoos 3: Emanuel Arroyaze scored one goal and had two assists, Reggie Pierre added two goals, and Brando Marcus contributed one goal and one assist as the second-seeded...

Basketball: Benjamin boys rout American Heritage

Ben Lubarsky had 18 points and 10 rebounds, leading the Benjamin boys basketball team to a 70-45 rout of American Heritage on Saturday in Palm Beach Gardens. Jordan Travis scored 13 points and Kaiir Elam added 11 points for the Buccaneers (14-7). FRIDAY’S RESULTS No. 2 Wellington 65, Seminole Ridge 34: Texas Moulton had 12 points and six rebounds and Nico Toledo added 10 assists and eight points...
Oxbridge Academy outlasts Benjamin in district final

Oxbridge Academy outlasts Benjamin in district final

Oxbridge Academy scaled a big hurdle Friday night in its bid to win a second consecutive girls soccer state championship. Allison Breed scored three goals, and added the game-winner on penalty kicks to lead the ThunderWolves to a 4-3 victory over Benjamin in the District 13-2A championship game at Oxbridge. The win was the second of the season for the ThunderWolves over the Bucs, following a 4-2 decision...
Cardinal Newman honors Travis Rudolph

Cardinal Newman honors Travis Rudolph

The Cardinal Newman High School sign read: “Welcome back alum Travis Rudolph.” Special programs for the Crusaders boys’ basketball game bore a similar message. With a standing ovation, the game crowd made it even more evident: They were proud to have their former football standout back Thursday night to place his jersey in the school trophy case. After an up-and-down year that saw...

Basketball: No. 4 Forest Hill boys improve to 19-1

Jalen Jackson had 21 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks, leading the fourth-ranked Forest Hill boys basketball team to a 64-44 rout of Park Vista on Thursday night in West Palm Beach. Tristan Stephens added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Falcons (19-1). Glades Day 79, Donna Klein 76: A.J. McPhee scored 26 points, George Acosta added 24, and Jacob Camacho contributed 15 as the Gators (4-9, 2-4)...

Soccer: King’s Academy boys hold on for win

Jake Zimmerman scored two goals, leading the King’s Academy boys soccer team to a 5-4 victory over Hobe Sound-Pine School on Thursday in West Palm Beach. Dylan Shepherd, Zeldon St. Surin and Adrian Boettger each contributed a goal for the Lions (9-5-1). Oxbridge Academy 2 , Trinity Christian 1: Immanuel Regales scored a goal, but the Warriors (9-3-4) fell to the ThunderWolves in West Palm Beach...
No. 6 Palm Beach Gardens stops No. 7 Wellington

No. 6 Palm Beach Gardens stops No. 7 Wellington

The District 9-9A girls basketball tournament — and therefore the title — could be decided by a coin toss. Sixth-ranked Palm Beach Gardens handed No. 7 Wellington its first district loss Thursday night 45-37. The Gators’ only district loss is to the Wolverines and vice versa, so a coin flip will determine the the top seed in the upcoming district tournament. “I believe it&rsquo...
Two more area players commit to South Dakota

Two more area players commit to South Dakota

Rack your brain and try to remember what you know about South Dakota. Odds are, you got Mount Rushmore and then drew a blank. Palm Beach Lakes defensive back Jakari Starling and Palm Beach Central defensive back Tre Jackson didn’t know a lot about it either until South Dakota — the football program, not the whole state — started recruiting them. “I didn’t know anything...

Boys basketball: No. 2 Wellington improves to 20-0

Jonathan Philistin scored 16 points, leading the second-ranked and undefeated Wellington boys basketball team to a 61-49 victory over Glades Central on Wednesday night in Belle Glade. Bryan Williams added 11 points for the Wolverines (20-0), and Nico Toledo had 14 points and eight assists. No. 9 Inlet Grove 70, Village Academy 46: Kevin Anders had 21 points and five assists and Dante Mosely added...

Soccer: Boca Raton girls roll in district semifinal

Dayana Martin scored four goals, leading the Boca Raton girls soccer team to an 8-0 rout of Coconut Creek-Monarch in the District 12-5A semifinals Wednesday in Boca Raton. Kendra Cashion contributed two more goals for the top-seeded Bobcats (14-2-1) against the fourth-seeded Knights. District 11-5A Wellington 3, Palm Beach Central 0: Lauryn Auger scored two goals, and Alexa Kovi earned her eighth...
No. 2 Oxbridge girls knock off No. 1 Boca Raton

No. 2 Oxbridge girls knock off No. 1 Boca Raton

There’s been another shuffle at the top of the Palm Beach County girls basketball hierarchy. Four days after beating then-No. 1 Palm Beach Lakes, top-ranked Boca Raton (15-6) fell to No. 2 Oxbridge Academy (20-4) 57-35 in a non-district showdown Wednesday night. “That’s been one of our big goals all season — we want to beat Boca,” Oxbridge coach Tracy Wolfe said. &ldquo...
County high school football coaches cite poor pay, support for exodus

County high school football coaches cite poor pay, support for exodus

Since the final whistle blew on the regular season in November, nine Palm Beach County high school football coaches have stepped down or been let go from their head coaching positions. That’s two more than last season, and three more than 2015. *More high school sports coverage Offseason coaching changes aren’t unusual in high school football. But the turnover rate in Palm Beach County...

Girls basketball: St. Andrew’s earns 14th victory

Alexa Gutchess made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead the St. Andrew’s girls basketball team to a 52-39 victory over King’s Academy on Tuesday night in West Palm Beach. With the victory, St. Andrew’s improved to 14-6 on the season. Fort Pierce-Lincoln Park Academy 57, John I. Leonard 38: Aja Gregg had 17 points and 15 rebounds, Tecaria Glover added 11 points and seven assists...

Soccer: Lake Worth boys rout Cardinal Newman

Bill Joseph, Angel Cabrera, Jean Kerlin, Will Rivera and Javier Cabrera each scored a goal, leading the Lake Worth boys soccer team to a 5-1 victory over Cardinal Newman on Tuesday in Lake Worth. With the win, the Trojans improved to 11-3-2 on the season. Spanish River 2, Deerfield Beach 2: Alex Vanderlunde and Greg Boko each scored a goal as the Sharks (9-10-2) tied in Boca Raton. Trinity Christian...
No. 2 Wellington boys improve to 19-0

No. 2 Wellington boys improve to 19-0

The streak continued Tuesday night for the Wellington boys basketball team. The second-ranked Wolverines won their 19th consecutive game — extending a school record they broke last week — in a 63-45 victory over district rival Palm Beach Gardens. Texan Moulton had a game-high 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Bryan Williams added 14 points for Wellington (19-0), which broke open a close game...

Boys basketball: Cardinal Newman wins pair, Inlet Grove wins

Cardinal Newman 65, West Boca Raton 33: Emmanuel Onuama scored 22 points, Peter Igwilo added 11 points and Castra Gedeon, Jr. contributed eight points as the Crusaders (7-7) improved to .500, overpowering the Bulls in Boca Raton. LATE SATURDAY Cardinal Newman 52, King’s Academy 46: Emmanuel Onuama scored 21 points and Chris Kent added seven points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Crusaders...

Girls basketball: Boca Raton, Oxbridge, Palm Beach Gardens post wins

No. 1 Boca Raton 54, No. 9 Santaluces 46: Audrey Ramsey scored 19 points and Grace Alfieri added 11 as the Bobcats (15-5) got past the Chiefs (13-7) in Lantana. Whitney Howell scored 21 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, and Emiah Downie added 12 points and four assists in the loss. No. 2 Oxbridge 86, Cardinal Newman 16: Aaliyah Stanley grabbed nine steals en route to scoring 24 points, including four...

Girls Soccer Districts: Wellington, Spanish River, Dwyer earn wins

District 11-5A Wellington 8, Santaluces 0: Megan Miserendino scored four goals, Erin Berlingo, Haley Jenkins, Samantha Jenkins and Samantha Sullivan each contributed one goal, and goalie Lindsay Schindler earned the shutout as the Wolverines (16-3-1) blanked the Rams in Wellington. District 12-5A Spanish River 3, Deerfield Beach 1: Emily Spitzberg, Jackie Kantor and Jaime Arrington each scored a goal...

Boys soccer: Santaluces wins, Lake Worth Christian ties

Santaluces 3, Spanish River 2: Greg Aronstam and Lucca D’Amore each scored a goal, but the Sharks (9-11-1) fell to the Chiefs (9-8-2) in Lantana. Lake Worth Christian 1, Davie-Posnack School 1: Alden Stacie scored the lone goal and goalie Nicolas Adolphy grabbed 13 saves as the Defenders (4-9-2) and Rams tied in Davie.

Basketball: No. 3 Boca Raton girls rout No. 1 Palm Beach Lakes

Boca Raton and Palm Beach Lakes originally were not going to play this season. But one of the Bobcats’ games was canceled, and Boca Raton coach Nhu Nguyen knew who he would call. “We tried to get a game together — but at the beginning of the season, I didn’t have a game available — because coach Cassandra (Rahming) wanted to play,” Nguyen said. “I knew it...

Boys basketball: No. 3 Lake Worth stops No. 9 Boca Raton

Lake Worth kept its lead in the District 10-9A race Friday night, holding off a late-charging Boca Raton 69-63 in a top 10 boys basketball matchup. Japhet Medor scored a game-high 25 points, and Avery Brookes added 17 to lead the third-ranked Trojans, who improved to 15-1 with the win and 7-1 in district play. The No. 9 Bobcats dropped to 10-7 overall and 2-5 in the district. Lake Worth has two district...

Girls basketball: No. 8 Jupiter stops Dwyer

Aayden Ghee had 11 points and 14 rebounds, leading the eighth-ranked Jupiter girls basketball team to a 43-31 victory over Dwyer on Friday night in Jupiter. Veronica Edwards and Ellie Eide each added eight points for the Warriors (16-3). No. 4 Benjamin 53, Fort Lauderdale-Pine Crest 39: Da’mya Preston had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Deborrah Redmon and Anise Williams each added 11 points as...

Soccer: American Heritage boys roll to victory

Douglas Phillips scored two goals, leading the American Heritage boys soccer team to a 6-0 rout of St. Andrew’s on Friday in Boca Raton. Brian Lopez and Dominic Manzo combined for the shutout for the Stallions (11-3-1). Spanish River 5, Palm Beach Central 0: Greg Aronstam and Greg Boko each scored two goals as the Sharks shut down the Broncos in Boca Raton. Lake Worth 1, Forest Hill 0: A goal...

Girls basketball: No. 5 Wellington defeats No. 8 Jupiter

Camryn Debose scored 21 points, leading Wellington to a 52-41 victory over Jupiter in a matchup of ranked girls basketball teams Thursday night in Jupiter. Sydney Jones added 11 points for the fifth-ranked the Wolverines (14-3). Megan McCants scored 11 points and Carley Salter added six points and 12 rebounds for No. 8 Jupiter (15-3). No. 2 Oxbridge Academy 63, King’s Academy 22: Aaliyah Stanley...

Boys basketball: Benjamin stops West Boca Raton

Skylar Twyman scored 13 points, leading the Benjamin boys basketball team to a 65-47 victory over West Boca Raton on Thursday night in Palm Beach Gardens. Steele Carson added 12 points and Kaiir Elam contributed 11 for the Buccaneers (12-6). Jupiter Christian 80, Berean Christian 59: Gethro Germinal scored 21 points, Gedeon Germinal added 20 and Toler Reif contributed 13 as the Eagles (14-4) rolled...

Girls soccer: Lake Worth Christian improves to 17-1

Bryanna Cobos scored a hat trick, leading Lake Worth Christian to a 4-0 shutout of Davie-Posnack School on Thursday night in Boynton Beach. Kailee Zylstra scored her first goal for the Defenders (17-1). Jupiter 3, Stuart-South Fork 0: Isabella Benevente, Makenzie Blaser and Brielle Pierce each scored a goal and Julia Cain earned the shutout as the Warriors (13-4) stopped the Bulldogs in Jupiter. Park...
Royal Palm Beach boys hand Boynton Beach its first loss of season

Royal Palm Beach boys hand Boynton Beach its first loss of season

There was a chill in the air Thursday night, but Royal Palm Beach boys soccer team’s offense was hot. Royal Palm was facing Boynton Beach, which had not lost a game all season, but the Wildcats punched in two goals in the first 10 minutes. They’d add two more in the second half, handing the Tigers (13-1-1) their first loss of the year in a 4-0 victory. “I actually did (expect to...

Basketball: No. 9 West Boca girls hold off No. 5 Wellington

Shikal Gillion had 10 points and seven rebounds, helping No. 9 West Boca Raton to a 51-44 victory over No. 5 Wellington in a girls basketball showdown Wednesday in Wellington. Haley Prouty added 10 points for the Bulls (12-3). No. 2 Oxbridge Academy 66, Santaluces 43: Hailey Howerth scored 18 points and Aalyiah Stanley added 14 and Kaylon Smith contributed 15 as the Thunderwolves routed the Chiefs...

Soccer: Wellington girls shut out Jupiter

Meghan Miserendino had two goals and an assist, leading the Wellington girls soccer team to a 4-0 shutout of Jupiter on Wednesday night in Wellington. Alexa Kovi had four saves to earn the shutout for the Wolverines (15-3-1). Olympic Heights 6, Lake Worth 0: Skylar Deutch had two goals and an assist and Haley Jacobowitz added two goals as the Tigers (16-3-2) routed the Trojans in Boca Raton. Glades...

Boys basketball: No. 2 Wellington sets school records with rout

Bryan Williams scored 18 points as the second-ranked Wellington boys basketball team remained undefeated with a 62-33 rout of North Miami Beach-Hillel 33. Trey Perry added and Texan Moulton contributed 10 points and eight rebounds as the Wolverines (17-0) broke school records for best start to the season and most consecutive wins. No. 1 Dwyer 82, Palm Beach Gardens 52: Eddie Davis had 20 points and...

Girls basketball: King’s Academy wins on late basket

Brianna McDaniel made the game-winning basket with 3.5 seconds remaining as the King’s Academy girls basketball team edged Fort Lauderdale-Pine Crest 59-57 on Tuesday night in Fort Lauderdale. Madison Lee scored 23 points and Haley Gantt added 17 for King’s (12-4). No. 2 Oxbridge Academy 72, Glades Central 15: Aaliyah Stanley scored 13 points and Natalie Zoller added 12 as the Thunderwolves...

Boys soccer: Trinity Christian rolls over Lake Worth Christian

Rogeni Decaster had a hat trick and an assist, leading the Trinity Christian boys soccer team to an 8-0 rout of Lake Worth Christian on Tuesday night in West Palm Beach. and Raul Gonzalez had an assist and earned his fourth shutout of the season as the Warriors (7-2-4) rolled over the Defenders in West Palm Beach. Lake Worth 4, Santaluces 0: Javier Cabrera scored two goals and Bill Joseph...

Girls soccer: Lake Worth Christian improves to 16-1

Mary Beckwith scored two goals, leading the Lake Worth Christian girls soccer team to a 5-1 rout of Boca Raton Christian on Tuesday night in Boynton Beach. Samantha Waldman added a goal for the Defenders (16-1). Cardinal Newman 4, Dwyer 2: Rebekah Brawley scored a hat trick and Jennifer Jacobs added a goal as the Crusaders (12-6) doubled up on the Panthers in West Palm Beach. King’s Academy...
Palm Beach Central shocked, excited by Nick Saban’s helicopter visit

Palm Beach Central shocked, excited by Nick Saban’s helicopter visit

Like his Palm Beach Central football teammates, junior long-snapper Connor Woronstoff was asked by coach Tino Ierulli to wear his team jacket to school Tuesday morning — with no further explanation. When Woronstoff and his teammates were pulled out of class at 10:45 a.m. and told to gather at the football stadium, they weren’t given a reason. It was only when a helicopter descended from...
Nick Saban’s helicopter tour makes stop to see top recruit Akeem Dent

Nick Saban’s helicopter tour makes stop to see top recruit Akeem Dent

Little more than a week after winning his sixth national championship,  Alabama football coach Nick Saban took to the skies above South Florida. For the second time in a year, Saban arrived at a Palm Beach County school by helicopter. He visited Palm Beach Central on Tuesday to speak to the coaching staff about 2019 defensive back Akeem Dent, 2019 offensive and defensive lineman Renato...
Olympic Heights’ Michael Ippolito still feels loss of former teammate

Olympic Heights’ Michael Ippolito still feels loss of former teammate

Michael Ippolito and Jonathan Beauplan were always focused on the field, because when you’re 13-years-old and football is your life, every pass, every throw, every sprint to the end zone is on the biggest stage of your life, even if you’re just playing in the park. “It was always a good time with him,” Ippolito said. “He was always laughing and joking. We took stuff real...

Girls basketball: Jupiter earns 14th victory

Aayden Ghee scored 16 points, leading the Jupiter girls basketball team to a 56-36 win over Treasure Coast on Friday night in Port St. Lucie. Ellie Eide added 13 points and Megan McCants contributed 12 for the Warriors (14-2). Palm Beach Gardens 60, American Heritage 16: Zariyah Washington and Sade Bell each scored 11 points as the Gators coasted past the Stallions in Palm Beach Gardens. Boca Raton...

Boys basketball: Forest Hill improves to 14-1

Jalen Jackson had 21 points, 12 rebounds and six steals, leading the Forest Hill boys basketball team to a 73-46 rout of Yulee in Jacksonville. Mehki Millender added 15 points, six rebounds and three assists for the Falcons (14-1). Spanish River 73, Santaluces 67: Malaccai Davis-Issa scored 18 points and Charles West added 14 as the Sharks held off the Chiefs in Lantana. Justin Nicholson scored 14...

Soccer: Lake Worth Christian girls earn shutout

Brooke Santiago and Angelina LoFranco each scored a goal, leading the Lake Worth Christian girls soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Somerset Canyons on Friday night in Boynton Beach. With the win, the Defenders improved to 15-1 on the season. Inlet Grove 2, Lake Worth 1: Malia Doublas and Danica Jean each scored a goal as the Hurricanes (6-9) edged the Trojans in Lake Worth. American Heritage 1, Suncoast...

Boys basketball: Jupiter gets by Palm Beach Gardens

Josh Williams scored 14 points, leading the Jupiter boys basketball team to a 72-66 win over Palm Beach Gardens on Thursday night in Palm Beach Gardens. Armani Hayes led Palm Beach Gardens (3-9) with 24 points. Inlet Grove 73, Fort Pierce Westwood 64: Kevin Anders scored 33 points and Dante Moses added 28 to lead the Hurricanes (11-4) over the Panthers in Riviera Beach. Jupiter Christian 67, Seminole...
Girls basketball: Lake Worth girls hold off Santaluces

Girls basketball: Lake Worth girls hold off Santaluces

The heat was on in Lake Worth on Thursday. Or, more specifically, the air conditioning was off. The air conditioning in Lake Worth’s gym malfunctioned, wearing out both the Trojans and visiting Santaluces as they fought through a close fourth quarter. When the temperature and the pressure rose, the Trojans ( 11-7) came out ahead, stealing a 44-39 victory over their district rival, the No. 4...

Boys soccer: John I. Leonard improves to 12-0

Juan Cardoza scored four goals, leading the undefeated John I. Leonard boys soccer team to a 6-4 victory over Santaluces on Thursday night in Greenacres. Regner Guillen added two goals for the Lancers (12-0). Park Vista 1, Boca Raton 0: Luc Ferrazzoli scored a goal in the final two minutes to lift the Cobras over the Bobcats in Boynton Beach. King’s Academy 4, Pompano Beach-Highlands Christian...

Girls soccer: Wellington earns 13th victory

Samantha Sullivan and Alli Rehr each scored a goal, leading the Wellington girls soccer team to a 2-0 win over Jensen Beach on Thursday night in Jensen Beach. Alexa Kobi and Lindsay Schindler combined on the shutout in goal for the Wolverines (13-3-1). Cardinal Newman 2, Martin County 0: Rebekah Brawley and Izabella Rescigno each scored a goal as the Crusaders shut out the Tigers in Stuart. Saint...

Wrestling: Park Vista, Santaluces fall in regional dual meet

The Park Vista and Santaluces wrestling teams had an opportunity to compete in the inaugural Florida High School Athletics Association Class 3A Dual Team State Championships set for next weekend at Kissimmee Osceola High. Those plans were dashed for both schools, however, as they lost to Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas and Coral Springs, respectively, in the Region 3-3A meet at Coral Springs High...
Palm Beach Lakes girls basketball team chasing greatness again

Palm Beach Lakes girls basketball team chasing greatness again

Above the courtyard at Palm Beach Lakes, there’s a basketball painted on the wall commemorating the Rams’ 2014-15 state championship team. It casts a shadow over the teams that have played there the last three years. It reminds them that greatness can be accomplished there. *More high school coverage So the comparisons were always going to come. With each win, there were more and more...

basketball: Jupiter girls roll to 12th victory

Aayden Ghee scored 15 points, leading the Jupiter girls basketball team to a 53-30 rout of Fort Pierce Westwood on Wednesday night in Fort Pierce. Megan McCants added nine points for the Warriors (12-2). Palm Beach Lakes 81, Dwyer 22: Keishmy Ayuso had 30 points, Rashara Simmons contributed 11 points and five steals, and Shaneicia Pinniy added 10 points and nine rebounds as the Rams (13-1) trounced...

Boys soccer: John I. Leonard improves to 11-0

Louis Molina had a hat trick and an assist, leading the undefeated John I. Leonard boys soccer team to a 9-1 rout of Palm Beach Gardens on Wednesday night in Palm Beach Gardens. Christopher Diaz added two goals and an assist for the Lancers (11-0). American Heritage 3, Atlantic 2: Douglas Phillips scored two goals and Alex Guichard added another as the Stallions (8-3) edged the Eagles in Delray Beach...
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