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Veteran Trinity Christian baseball team ready for state semifinals

Veteran Trinity Christian baseball team ready for state semifinals

Six Trinity Christian senior baseball players crossed the stage for graduation Tuesday night. They didn’t have any time to celebrate, though. After graduation, they and the rest of the reigning state champion Warriors baseball team traveled to Fort Myers to play in the Class 2A semifinals against Jacksonville-Christ’s Church Academy at 4 p.m. today. “We’re leaving tonight,...
BREAKING: Judge sets bond for NFL player Matt Elam following arrest

BREAKING: Judge sets bond for NFL player Matt Elam following arrest

9:45 a.m. UPDATE: Judge Dina Keever-Agrama on Tuesday morning set Matt Elam’s bail at a total of $4,000 on the two counts the NFL player is facing. Agrama also ruled at a first-appearance hearing at the Palm Beach County Jail that Elam have no contact with the girlfriend. Elam, who played five seasons for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens after standout careers at Dwyer High School in Palm Beach...
Wellington falls short in state softball championship

Wellington falls short in state softball championship

Wellington didn’t win the Class 8A state softball championship Saturday at Historic Dodgertown. That title went to nationally ranked Orange Park-Oakleaf. But the Wolverines, with just three seniors on their roster, surprised many by getting so close. Following the Knights’ 6-1 victory, Wellington coach Mark Boretti talked about how his team defied its youth. “Did anybody think that...

Seminole Ridge falls in flag football final

It was not the ending that Seminole Ridge was seeking, as its state record 52-game win streak was snapped by Tampa-Plant 19-6 in the Class 2A flag football state championship Saturday at Citizens Field. The defenses dominated early, with Plant (16-2) getting the first break when Sydney Johnson intercepted a pass by Seminole Ridge quarterback Emily Higgins, giving the Panthers great field position...

Spring football: Palm Beach Gardens pulls away from Glades Central

A new era at Palm Beach Gardens kicked off Friday night with a positive outcome as the Gators defeated visiting Glades Central 35-21 to close out spring drills for both programs. It was the first game for Billy Clark as head coach at Gardens. “Any team is a work in progress, especially in spring, but we’re excited with how many talented young kids we have,” said Clark, who takes...
Talent from three counties on display in Palm Beach Lakes jamboree

Talent from three counties on display in Palm Beach Lakes jamboree

Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties are famous for their high school football talent. All three counties had representatives on the field at Palm Beach Lakes on Friday night. The Rams hosted a spring-game jamboree, bringing in visiting Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach and Miami Central in a clash of the three South Florida counties. “(This lets) us know where we are, where we stand vs...

Jupiter falls 1-0 in softball state semifinal

Runs were hard to come by Friday in a Class 9A state softball semifinal between Jupiter and Palm Harbor University, but the Hurricanes needed just one. Bailey Wilson’s RBI single in the top of the sixth brought home Jada Radecki with the winning run, lifting Palm Harbor University to a 1-0 victory over the Warriors at Historic Dodgertown. The Hurricanes (30-2) advance to play Winter Garden-West...

Spring football: Wellington rallies past Cypress Bay

In a spring game that saw both first teams struggle, quarterback Austin Wallace and Wellington’s second team helped the Wolverines rally to a 16-14 victory over Weston-Cypress Bay on Friday night. Taking the reins to start the fourth quarter, Wallace engineered the comeback drive, hitting Adrian Hector for a 14-yard touchdown with less than three minutes left. “We played three hard quarters...

Seminole Ridge advances to state flag football final

The Seminole Ridge flag football team overcame the threat of thunderstorms and a slow start to run its winning streak to 52 games with a 25-12 victory over Cooper City in the Class 2A state semifinals Friday at Citizens Field. On the second possession of the game, Cooper City (15-2) capitalized on a Seminole Ridge (16-0) turnover by taking a 6-0 lead on a touchdown pass from Caitlin Dunn to Kimberly...
Wellington advances to state softball final

Wellington advances to state softball final

The magic continued for the Wellington softball team on Friday at Historic Dodgertown. Less than a week after a game-winning grand slam lifted the Wolverines into the state semifinals, freshman Kate Desimone and a patient Wellington offense helped put the school within one win of its first state softball championship. Desimone gave up one unearned run, and the Wolverines broke open a close game in...

Spring football: Dwyer’s youth shows in loss

The team that Dwyer will field next fall will be young and lacking much varsity game experience, and it showed Thursday night in the Panthers’ 30-10 loss to visiting Miami-Dr. Krop in a spring matchup at Blum Stadium. Aside from one big play that resulted in a touchdown in the first quarter, Dwyer’s offense never found any rhythm while alternating quarterbacks throughout the game. The...

Spring football: Switch keys Spanish River over St. Andrew’s

Spanish River coach Bill Caesar made a change in his defense at halftime of Thursday’s spring game against St. Andrew’s and the tweak paid off, keying the Sharks to a 30-7 victory. With the game tied at 7, Caesar switched the team’s defensive scheme from a 3-5 to a a four-front. Thirty minutes later, Caesar smiled after making the right call. “We started out in that 3-5, which...
Oxbridge Academy falls short in state softball final

Oxbridge Academy falls short in state softball final

Oxbridge Academy fell one step short of bringing home its first state softball championship. Adriana Otero went 3-for-4 with two runs, and Meghan Diaz and Nikkia Benitez each added a pair of hits to lead Miami-Westminster Christian to a 4-2 victory against the ThunderWolves Thursday night in the Class 4A state title game. The win was the 27th of the season for Westminster Christian, which snapped...

Spring football: Park Vista handles Royal Palm Beach

John Smith is a little short for a quarterback, standing 5-foot-10. Atorian Perry is a little tall for a receiver, measuring in at 6-foot-4. Together, the two loom large in Park Vista’s hopes for the fall. The Smith-to-Perry connection was working Thursday, as the two hooked up on three passes for 79 yards and two of the Cobras’ four touchdowns in a 27-0 spring game victory over Royal...
Former Palm Beach Central football star sentenced for 2014 murder

Former Palm Beach Central football star sentenced for 2014 murder

Former Palm Beach Central High and University of Maine football star Zedric Joseph was sentenced to life plus 15 years in prison for the May 2014 slaying of the lover of his child’s mother. The sentence came just days after the three-year anniversary of Joseph’s brutal May 14, 2014 attack on Richardy Chery, who died after Joseph stabbed him 27 times over the course of 40 minutes after...
Wellington, Jupiter set for state semifinal tests

Wellington, Jupiter set for state semifinal tests

Wellington’s last trip to the state softball tournament was in 2011. Jupiter followed a year later. After a short break and a pair of dramatic victories last week, both the Wolverines and Warriors are back in the state championship hunt. Jupiter, which rallied for a 5-4 victory against Parkland-Douglas on May 12 to earn a state tournament berth, will play Palm Harbor University at 7:50 p.m....

Atlantic displays aerial ability in spring loss

Despite falling to Miami Northwestern 19-7 in Wednesday’s spring game, the Atlantic Eagles showed flashes of what has the potential to be a potent passing attack this fall. Rising senior Corey Gammage made the first two highlight-reel plays of the night. The first time, the Florida Gators commit put a move on the cornerback and hauled in a 27-yard pass to put the Eagles in the red zone. Two...
Olympic Heights quarterback stars in spring debut

Olympic Heights quarterback stars in spring debut

Transfer quarterback James Micioni turned in an impressive debut for Olympic Heights on Wednesday night, leading the Lions to a 32-14 victory over Suncoast in the teams’ spring game. Less than two months after transferring to Olympic Heights from Coconut Creek-Monarch, Micioni displayed a strong arm while throwing three touchdown passes. “I was nervous (entering the game) because it&rsquo...
Glades Day falls to Aucilla Christian in 2A softball semifinal

Glades Day falls to Aucilla Christian in 2A softball semifinal

Glades Day played a tough regular-season schedule in order to prepare for the playoffs. The competition got even tougher Wednesday against two-time defending state champion Monticello-Aucilla Christian in a Class 2A state semifinal. *More high school sports coverage Elizabeth Hightower and Abigail Morgan teamed to throw a one-hit shutout, and leftfielder Natalie Sorensen went 2-for-3 with a double...

Jupiter gains revenge in regional baseball win over Palm Beach Central

To onlookers, Jupiter pitcher Zach Chivers leaving his postgame interview to “break it down” with his teammates may have been a strange sight. But after pitching his heart out in what could have potentially been the final game of his high school career, Chivers earned a brief, calm moment among friends. Taking the mound against Palm Beach Central in a rematch of the District 9-A final...

Baseball: Dwyer advances to regional final

Jensen Beach gave Dwyer first baseman Kyle Khachadourian two extra lives in his first at-bat Tuesday, and it came back to haunt the Falcons. After the Jensen Beach first baseman misplayed a foul pop-up, Khachadourian reached second on a throwing error by the shortstop, keying a five-run rally that gave Dwyer all it needed to beat Jensen Beach 5-3 in the Class 7A regional semifinals in Palm Beach Gardens...
Oxbridge Academy, Glades Day set for softball state semifinals

Oxbridge Academy, Glades Day set for softball state semifinals

State tournament newcomer Oxbridge Academy joins veteran Glades Day at Historic Dodgertown on Wednesday in the softball state semifinals. The Gators, who routed Lake Worth Christian 15-5 last Tuesday to earn a spot in the Class 2A state semifinals, will make their fifth trip to the state tournament in Sherri Paez’s 15 seasons as coach. Glades Day won one state title — in 2005 — and...
Young pitchers lead American Heritage to brink of state tournament

Young pitchers lead American Heritage to brink of state tournament

American Heritage’s success this season has largely hinged on young pitchers, and to this point, that has paid off. The combination of freshmen Nelson Berkwich and Ben Vespi, along with sophomore Carmine Lane, has been dominant for the Stallions, and those three pitchers are a major reason why they are just one game away from the state playoffs in Fort Myers. To clinch a spot in the state semifinals...
Brian Dodds’ coaching proteges shares same qualities, values

Brian Dodds’ coaching proteges shares same qualities, values

When you’ve coached football as long as Brian Dodds has, it’s not unusual to see a familiar face on the opposing sideline. The Park Vista coach, who will enter his 30th season in high school football this August, has mentored numerous players who later became head coaches or assistants. Nearly a dozen currently coach — or have coached — at Palm Beach County schools, including...
Longley’s grand slam lifts Wellington to state semifinal berth

Longley’s grand slam lifts Wellington to state semifinal berth

With one swing of the bat, Sarah Longley lifted Wellington to its first state tournament berth in six years. The sophomore shortstop’s grand slam in the bottom of the seventh carried the Wolverines to a 6-5 victory against Winter Park-Lake Howell Friday night in a Class 8A regional final. Wellington (21-7) entered the inning trailing by three runs, but loaded the bases with one out before Longley...

Jupiter rallies to advance to softball state semifinals

Bailey Phillips has had some big hits during Jupiter’s run in the softball playoffs this season, but none as big as the one she delivered Friday night. Phillips sliced a two-out single down the right-field line that scored Megan McCants with the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Jupiter to a come-from-behind 5-4 victory against visiting Parkland-Douglas in the Class...
Benjamin’s Kaiir Elam carries on family football tradition

Benjamin’s Kaiir Elam carries on family football tradition

Elams have dominated Palm Beach County football fields for years. Abe Elam was a Super 11 pick and a first-team All-Area selection for Cardinal Newman in 1999. His brother, Matt Elam, was the Post’s 2009 Defensive Player of the Year and Florida’s Mr. Football. Both went on to successful college careers and played in the NFL. Now another Elam is making a name for himself: Abe’s son...
Baseball: Benjamin gets revenge in regional semifinals

Baseball: Benjamin gets revenge in regional semifinals

Benjamin didn’t need long to show it means business in the baseball playoffs and wouldn’t meet the same end it did last year. The Buccaneers (19-10) scored three runs in the first inning, which proved to be all they needed in a 7-0 victory over Sarasota-Cardinal Mooney (17-10-1) in the Class 4A regional semifinals Wednesday in Palm Beach Gardens. “To set it up the way it was set...
Photos: Oxbridge Academy vs Bishop Verot softball

Photos: Oxbridge Academy vs Bishop Verot softball

Oxbridge Academy's Lianna Mullins pitched seven shutout innings, and also hit a two-run homer to lead the host ThunderWolves to a 2-0 victory against defending state champion Fort Myers-Bishop Verot in a Class 4A regional championship game.

Baseball: Jupiter stops Park Vista in regional quarterfinals

Jupiter’s Dakota Gaillard watched his opposite-field bloop slowly fall out of the sky, hoping it would stay fair. “I was saying in my head, ‘Please drop, please drop, we need this,’ ” Gaillard said. The ball just fell in, and Jupiter’s Tyler Ward and Ricky Clark sprinted home to give the Warriors their first two runs of the game in the second inning. It proved to...
Oxbridge Academy advances to softball state semifinals

Oxbridge Academy advances to softball state semifinals

Oxbridge Academy continued its record-setting softball season Tuesday afternoon. Lianna Mullins pitched seven shutout innings, and also hit a two-run homer to lead the host ThunderWolves to a 2-0 victory against defending state champion Fort Myers-Bishop Verot in a Class 4A regional championship game. With the win, Oxbridge advances to the state semifinals next Wednesday in Vero Beach. The ThunderWolves...

Softball: Lake Worth Christian, Glades Day to meet in regional final

Geneva Alpert was 4-for-5 with three runs scored, leading the Lake Worth Christian softball team to a 12-3 Class 2A regional semifinal victory over Homestead-Colonial Christian on Thursday. Arianna Martin added a triple for the Defenders, who advance to face Glades Day in Tuesday’s regional final. Glades Day 15, Miami Christian 0: Olivia Esquivel was 2-for-2 with three RBIs and Lauren Fliesh...
Baseball: Palm Beach Central upsets Jupiter for district title

Baseball: Palm Beach Central upsets Jupiter for district title

When it came to playing Jupiter, the third time was the charm for Palm Beach Central. Despite losing to the Warriors the first two times the teams played, the second-seeded Broncos upset third-ranked and top-seeded Jupiter when it mattered most, upsetting the Warriors 9-3 in the District 9-9A finals on a rainy Thursday night in Jupiter. “We believed all year long that we just got a little better...

Baseball: Suncoast captures first district championship

Tyler Lavery struck out six as the No. 10 Suncoast baseball team edged Port St. Lucie 1- in the District 14-6A final Wednesday night in Riviera Beach for the Chargers’ first district title in school history. Jack Stengle was 2-for-3 with an RBI for the top-seeded Chargers (17-9) against the second-seeded Jaguars. District 9-9A No. 3 Jupiter 10, Palm Beach Gardens 0: Peter Cowley was 2-for-3...
Softball: Jupiter shuts down Boca Raton in regional quarterfinal

Softball: Jupiter shuts down Boca Raton in regional quarterfinal

Jupiter is back in the Class 9A regional semifinals following a dominating performance from pitcher Ally Costa on Wednesday night. The senior right-hander threw seven shutout innings, and Riley Benedetto added three hits and a run to lead the host Warriors to a 5-0 victory against Boca Raton in a regional quarterfinal contest. The Warriors (24-3) move on to face Park Vista in Tuesday’s regional...

Roundup: Suncoast outlasts John I. Leonard in boys volleyball

Ethan Fogt had 28 kills and 15 digs, leading the Suncoast boys volleyball team to a 25-22, 19-25, 20-25, 25-15, 15-12 victory over John I. Leonard in a regional first-round play-in match in Greenacres on Tuesday night. With the victory, the Chargers improved to 12-11 on the season. BASEBALL District 7-3A Pompano Beach-Highlands Christian 5, Jupiter Christian 3: Reed Burke struck out four in four innings...

Dwyer, Benjamin, Cardinal Newman win district baseball games

District 14-7A No. 1 Dwyer 8, No. 4 Boynton Beach 0: Shane Roberts pitched six innings, gave up one hit and struck out 13; Danny Lynch was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI, and Michael Siriani was 2-for-3 as the Panthers defeated the Tigers in a district matchup. Dwyer will face the winner of the Olympic Heights-West Boca Raton game Thursday at 7 p.m. for the championship. District 6-4A No. 2...

Park Vista, Seminole Ridge, Suncoast advance in district flag football

District 10-2A No. 1 Park Vista 20, No. 4 Santaluces 0: Diana Dorzeme threw two touchdown passes and had two interceptions; Savannah Herrin threw her first touchdown pass and Sandy Gonzalez had five receptions, one for a touchdown, and an interception as the Cobras shut out the Chiefs in a district matchup. Park Vista will face either West Boca Raton or Lake Worth in the semifinals today at 7 p.m...
Jupiter, Park Vista, Wellington among favorites to win district titles

Jupiter, Park Vista, Wellington among favorites to win district titles

The regular season is over and the first stage of postseason baseball is here. District tournaments start today and run through Friday. District champions and runners-up move on to the regional playoffs, which start on May 9 for Class 5A-9A teams and May 10 for Class 1A-4A teams. Here’s our preview: District 9-9A Favorite: Jupiter Prediction: Jupiter over Palm Beach Central Championship game...
Eliminating small-school football districts presents challenges

Eliminating small-school football districts presents challenges

When the Florida High School Athletic Association voted to eliminate football districts for smaller schools and change the playoff structure for all schools last September, the decision was applauded by many area coaches. The changes would give a fair shot to all teams, some said, as a new points system would determine most postseason qualifiers, as well as playoff seedings...

Benjamin’s slow start proves costly in state boys lacrosse loss

Five minutes. It’s a short period of time, but it set the tone for the Benjamin boys lacrosse team Friday night, as the Buccaneers couldn’t recover from an early five-goal deficit and fell to Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas in the state semifinals. Down 6-1 at the end of the first quarter, a spirited second-half comeback fell short as the Bucs lost to the Raiders for the second year...

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...
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