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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...

Girls soccer: Olympic Heights records shutout

Sydney Durrance scored two goals, lifting the Olympic Heights girls soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday in Boca Raton. Victoria Barreto earned her 14th shutout in goal for the Lions (13-3-2). West Boca Raton 8, Oakland Park-Northeast 0: Kelsey Clark and Alexa O’Brien each had hat tricks as the Bulls (12-1-1) coasted past the Hurricanes in Boca Raton. American Heritage...

Soccer: Boca Raton girls improve to 11-2

Kendra Cashion had two goals and an assist, leading the Boca Raton girls soccer team to a 4-0 shutout of Spanish River on Tuesday night in Boca Raton. Dayana Martin added two goals for the Bobcats (11-2). St. John Paul II 4, Yeshiva 0: Isabel Sasso scored two goals and Erika Dagher added a goal and an assist as the Eagles (10-2) clinched first place in their district by shutting down the Storm in...

Girls basketball: Seminole Ridge stops Park Vista

Aneeshea Cason had 13 points and seven assists, leading the Seminole Ridge girls basketball team to a 44-38 victory over Park Vista on Tuesday night in Loxahatchee. Jahnae Midget added 15 points and four assists, Lynzie Smikle contributed eight points and 11 rebounds, and Kyla Lewis added six points and four rebounds for the Hawks (7-6). Brooke Bogatz scored 20 points to lead Park Vista. Cardinal...
Forest Hill boys hold off Palm Beach Lakes

Forest Hill boys hold off Palm Beach Lakes

Forest Hill had the home-court advantage Tuesday night — plus Phillip Lyttle — in a key boys basketball matchup against Palm Beach Lakes. The senior guard scored a game-high 30 points, and Mehki Millender added 14 to lead the host Falcons to a 72-66 victory in front of a packed crowd. Jalen Jackson chipped in 13 points for Forest Hill, which improved to 13-1 overall and 3-0 in District...

Wellington, Olympic Heights post shutouts in girls soccer

Wellington 10, Palm Beach Lakes 0: Erin Berlingo had a hat trick and an assist, Lauryn Auger added two goals and two assists and Meghan Miserendino contributed two goals and one assist as the Wolverines (12-3-1) blanked the Rams in West Palm Beach. Olympic Heights 2, Boca Raton Christian 0: Kaley Tanis had two goals and goalie Victoria Barreto earned her 13th shutout of the season as the Lions (12-3-2)...

Park Vista tops Forest Hill in girls basketball

Park Vista 53, Forest Hill 18: Brooke Bogatz had 21 points, eight assists and seven steals, and Jasmine Morales added eight points, four assists, three steals and two blocks as the Cobras (8-4) handled the Falcons in West Palm Beach.
Dallas Mavericks retire ex-North Shore High star Derek Harper’s jersey

Dallas Mavericks retire ex-North Shore High star Derek Harper’s jersey

Sunday was indeed a special night for Derek Harper. During halftime of a game with the York Knicks at American Airlines Center, the former North Shore High School and University of Illinois star had his jersey retired by the Dallas Mavericks during an emotional ceremony featuring a former coach, teammates and members of his family from West Palm Beach. *Derek Harper: North Shore’s favorite...
The Palm Beach Post’s high school All-Area sports teams - Fall 2017

The Palm Beach Post’s high school All-Area sports teams - Fall 2017

Check out our All-Area teams for the Fall 2017 high school sports season. — All-Area Swimming Team (girls) — All-Area Swimming Team (boys) — All-Area Bowling Team (girls) — All-Area Bowling Team (boys) — All-Area Cross-Country Team (girls) — All-Area Cross-Country Team (boys) — All-Area Golf Team (girls) — All-Area Golf Team (boys) — All-Area...
Atlantic’s Corey Gammage named Post’s All-Area football player of year

Atlantic’s Corey Gammage named Post’s All-Area football player of year

Corey Gammage was everywhere for the Atlantic football team in 2017. The highly touted wide receiver had a standout season on offense, catching a team-high 73 passes for 602 yards and seven touchdowns, which earned him 2017 Palm Beach Post Large Schools Offensive Player of the Year recognition. He was equally as effective on defense for the Eagles, who held all but one opponent to 14 points or fewer...
Oxbridge’s Keidron Smith named Post’s defensive football player of year

Oxbridge’s Keidron Smith named Post’s defensive football player of year

In the tunnel leading to Camping World Stadium, Keidron Smith addressed his team before his last game as a ThunderWolf. “Keidron was the voice,” Oxbridge coach Brendan Kent said. “He spoke to our team and gave them some words of inspiration and talked about his time at Oxbridge and what it meant to be in that game at that time. It was Keidron’s voice, and everybody was just...
PB Gardens’ Maddie Anderson wins large-schools volleyballer of the year

PB Gardens’ Maddie Anderson wins large-schools volleyballer of the year

Why? Anderson, who is getting a head start on her college career at Florida State, helped carry the Gators to the Class 9A state final, ending the season with 330 kills, 36 aces, 92 blocks and 214 digs. What was the highlight of your season? The highlight of my season was the relationships and strong bonds that I made with not only my teammates, but our fan group as well. It was an amazing feeling...
Lake Worth Christian’s Sarah Franklin named volleyball player of year

Lake Worth Christian’s Sarah Franklin named volleyball player of year

Why? The sophomore helped lead the Defenders to the Class 3A regional finals this season, finishing with 405 kills, 78 blocks, 254 service points and 92 aces. What was the highlight of your season? Beating Divine Savior Academy to get to the regional finals. When did you first start playing volleyball? My first time playing volleyball was at the Lake Worth Christian camp in 2013. What are...
Park Vista’s Kyle DiMatteo named Post’s boys All-Area swimmer of year

Park Vista’s Kyle DiMatteo named Post’s boys All-Area swimmer of year

Why: Was a Class 4A state champion in the 50-freestyle (20.42) and 100-free (44.45) in Automatic All-American times. His 100-free time is a county record and sixth-fastest in state history. Like those other two events, he had a county-best time of 1:41.76 in the 200-free. That made the Cobras the district runners-up, the best finish in school history. What was the highlight of your season? It would...
Benjamin’s Alessandra Baldari named Post’s girls swimmer of the year

Benjamin’s Alessandra Baldari named Post’s girls swimmer of the year

Why: Capped her high school career at the Class 1A state championships by finishing second in the 200 IM (2:01.28) and third in the 100-fly (53.77). Both times were Automatic All-American Times. She will be attending Yale University next year. Also swam on the school’s 200-medley-relay and 200-freestyle-relay teams. She also had the third-best time in the county in the 50 free (23.75). What...
Forest Hill’s Isaias De La Puente named cross-country runner of year

Forest Hill’s Isaias De La Puente named cross-country runner of year

Why: Finished third at the Class 4A state championships with a personal-best time of 15:44.47. Was regional winner at 16:22.47 and district winner at 16:19.11. Also won second consecutive county championship at 16:28.15. What was the highlight of your season? When the doctor told me I’ll be able to run again. When did you first start playing your sport? When my athletic director told me to come...
Boca Raton freshman Pia Beaulieu named cross-country runner of year

Boca Raton freshman Pia Beaulieu named cross-country runner of year

Why: She improved as the season progressed and finished fifth at the Class 4A state championships in 18:23.52, just shy of her personal best. She was also a regional champion at 18:25.57. Finished second at the county championships at 18:30.45. What was the highlight of your season? Getting fifth in states and consistently improving my times. When did you first start playing your sport? I first started...
Spanish River’s Luke Gifford named Post’s All-Area boys golfer of year

Spanish River’s Luke Gifford named Post’s All-Area boys golfer of year

Why? Had one of the best seasons in school history. Not only did he finish fourth at the Class 3A state tournament with rounds of 70-77, he shot a 73 at region and 65 at district. What was the highlight of your season? My highlight of the season was the Daniel Berger AJGA open At Dye Preserve where I won the tournament over the summer. During the high school season, it would probably be at districts...
Oxbridge’s Maisie Filler named Post’s All-Area girls golfer of the year

Oxbridge’s Maisie Filler named Post’s All-Area girls golfer of the year

Why? Finished a county-best sixth at the Class 1A state tournament with rounds of 68-74. Had a 71 at districts. Her improvement was evident after finishing 22nd at the Class 1A state tourney with a 9-over 153 in 2016 and was an All-Area first-team selection. What was the highlight of your season? When my team was undefeated for the season. This was the first year we were undefeated, which made it...
Jupiter’s Logan Coffey named 2017 Palm Beach Post boys bowler of year

Jupiter’s Logan Coffey named 2017 Palm Beach Post boys bowler of year

Why: Averaged 208.5 at the State Individual Qualifying Round. Finished 29th at the 2017 state tournament. Finished tied for sixth at the 2016 state tournament. Was the 2016 Bowler of the Year. What was the highlight of your season? Winning the district championship and bowling a very high series. When did you first start playing your sport? My first time bowling was in a summer league in 8th grade...
Berean Christian’s Nichole Lewis named Post’s girls bowler of year

Berean Christian’s Nichole Lewis named Post’s girls bowler of year

Why? She was the lone girl from any Palm Beach school to reach the individual round of 16. There she finished with an 802 series, finishing eighth overall. Her game high 253 was the best of any girls’ bowler in the county. Finished with a 197 average and won a district title. What was the highlight of your season? Making the top 16 at (the state tournament). And bowling a 299 at the Top 8 Tournament...

Wellington routs Coral Springs to claim boys hoops championship

The Wellington boys basketball team won the The Rock Championship Saturday night with a 74-58 victory over Coral Springs. Bryan Williams scored a team-high 24 points, Jonathan Philistin had 13 points and seven rebounds, and Linton Brown added 18 points for the Wolverines. Williams was named the tournament’s MVP, while Nico Toledo and Philistin were named to the All-Tournament Team. Wellington...
Jordan Travis named Post’s All-Area offensive football player of year

Jordan Travis named Post’s All-Area offensive football player of year

Benjamin offensive lineman Martin Weisz is used to quarterback Jordan Travis playing behind him. But sometimes the dual-threat quarterback sprints out ahead, like one play the Virginia-bound lineman remembered from last year. “I think it was a high snap and he had to catch the ball. So he ran … to the right of the field, then ran to the left of the field, then ran back to the right of...
Palm Beach Central’s Akeem Dent Post’s defensive football player of year

Palm Beach Central’s Akeem Dent Post’s defensive football player of year

Akeem Dent’s offseason move to Palm Beach Central paid big dividends in 2017. The five-star defensive back, who starred at Pahokee the previous year, helped carry the Broncos to a district championship and a berth in the Class 8A regional semifinals. Palm Beach Central finished 8-3 this year, more than doubling its win total from last season. The Broncos finished 3-7 in 2016 and missed the playoffs...

Basketball: Wellington girls, boys earn tournament victories

Sydney Jones had 11 points and 15 rebounds, leading the Wellington girls basketball team to a 48-30 rout of Miami-Norland in the New Year’s Classic on Friday night in Miami. Camryn Debose added 11 points and 13 rebounds for the Wolverines, who improved to 10-2 on the season. Park Vista 47, Port St. Lucie-Morningside Academy 28: Brooke Bogatz had 22 points, six assists and eight steals and Cayla...
Boys basketball: Shorthanded Benjamin falls in tournament

Boys basketball: Shorthanded Benjamin falls in tournament

Things didn’t go as planned for Benjamin at the Forest Hill Classic on Thursday afternoon. The short-handed Buccaneers, playing without leading scorer Ben Lubarsky — out with an injured foot — struggled early and couldn’t recover in a 76-47 loss to Sunrise-Piper. Javane Nugent scored 15 points to lead five Bengals players in double figures. Piper (8-5) advances to play Inlet...

Boys basketball: Palm Beach Central wins thriller

Gyvicht Geneus’ layup with nine seconds remaining helped the Palm Beach Central boys basketball team edge Fort Pierce central in the Palm Beach Central Holiday Tournament in Wellington. Florida Christian 54, Atlantic 47: Kadeem Wilkes scored 15 points, but the Eagles fell at the Palm Beach Central Holiday Tournament.
Forest Hill boys basketball team enjoying season turnaround

Forest Hill boys basketball team enjoying season turnaround

It’s been more than a decade since the Forest Hill boys basketball team finished a season with a winning record. The Falcons went 16-11 in the 2005-06 season, and haven’t come close to matching that performance … until now. Under second-year coach Tony Watson, Forest Hill is flourishing. The Falcons, who finished 9-15 in Watson’s inaugural season, already have matched that...
UPDATE: Girl, 14, burned by bonfire called ‘the bright spot on the day’

UPDATE: Girl, 14, burned by bonfire called ‘the bright spot on the day’

A promising St. Lucie County high school softball player was in critical condition — and in a medically induced coma — at a suburban Miami hospital Wednesday after an accident at a New Year’s Eve bonfire burned 95 percent of her body, according to authorities and friends. Layne Chesney, 14, was hurt in a friend’s backyard in suburban Fort Pierce. The friend and his father,...

Boys basketball: Atlantic rolls to victory

Kadeem Wilkes scored 24 points, leading Atlantic to a 72-48 rout of Miami-Columbus in the Palm Beach Central New Year’s Tournament on Tuesday in Wellington. Bradley Renaud added 18 points for the Eagles.. Miami-Braddock 66, Palm Beach Central 60: Gyvicht Geneus scored 14 points, but the host Broncos fell at the Palm Beach Central New Year’s Tournament.
Dwyer improves to 13-0 with tournament victory

Dwyer improves to 13-0 with tournament victory

Dwyer closed the first half of the 2017-18 boys basketball season with its unbeaten streak intact. Miles Coleman scored 19 points, and Michael Ingraham added 13 to lead the Panthers to a 59-49 victory over Ridge View (S.C.) in the Holiday Basketball Classic national championship bracket title game Saturday night. Jocquez Blunt added eight points for Dwyer, which improved to 13-0 with the win. The...
Palm Beach Lakes girls stay unbeaten with tournament title

Palm Beach Lakes girls stay unbeaten with tournament title

It’s been a good December for the Palm Beach Lakes girls basketball team. The Rams kept their unbeaten streak intact Saturday afternoon at the Holiday Basketball Classic, moving to 11-0 with a 70-39 rout of Westfield (Va.) High in the American Challenge bracket championship game. Keishmy Ayuso scored 20 points and Brittany Wilcox and Remi Halyard each added 12 for Palm Beach Lakes, which picked...

Girls Basketball: Palm Beach Lakes, Boca Raton post wins

Palm Beach Lakes 58, Dutchtown (Ga.) 34: Brittany Wilcox had 17 points and six rebounds, and Rashara Simmons added 15 points, 10 rebounds, and four steals as the Rams (10-0) routed Dutchtown (13-2) at the Holiday Classic of the Palm Beaches in Palm Beach Gardens. Boca Raton 60, Seffner Christian 44: Audrey Ramsey scored 21 points with eight rebounds, Hannah Pratt had 15 points with nine rebounds,...
Santaluces falls in D-Hop; Forest Hill, Dwyer, Wellington unbeaten

Santaluces falls in D-Hop; Forest Hill, Dwyer, Wellington unbeaten

For the first time in four years, the D-Hop Holiday Tournament championship has gone to a Broward County team. Plantation-American Heritage hit from the outside early and often Friday night, and pulled away late to defeat Santaluces 65-54 in the championship game at Palm Beach Lakes. Damari Monsanto scored a game-high 32 points, and Samir Stewart added 14 for the Patriots, who improved to 9-2 with...

Boys basketball: Spanish River, Forest Hill, Wellington post wins

Spanish River 87, Deltona-Trinity Christian Academy 59: Malacai Davis scored 19 points, Jashone Anderson added 14 points plus six assists, and Jeremy Hock contributed 14 points as the Sharks (6-2) handled the Eagles at the Palm Beach Shootout at Atlantic Christian School. Forest Hill 73, Port Orange-Spruce Creek 33: Philip Lyttle had 17 points, 10 rebounds and three assists, and Tristan Stephens added...

Girls basketball: Palm Beach Central, Boynton Beach, Grandview win

Palm Beach Central 53, Cardinal Newman 47: Shelby Gard had 14 points, Jasmine Malone added 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Yoslene Quiles contributed 10 points and eight assists as the Broncos (3-7) got past the Crusaders at the Palm Beach Shootout at Atlantic Christian School. Boynton Beach 52, Atlantic Christian 43: Britney Carver had 19 points, including three three-pointers, Jennifer...
Palm Beach Gardens’ young players get schooled in tournament loss

Palm Beach Gardens’ young players get schooled in tournament loss

Palm Beach Gardens played three good quarters of basketball Thursday in its first-round matchup with Coral Glades-Coral Shores at the Palm Beach Shoot Out. But a poor fourth quarter was the difference in a 68-54 loss to the Jaguars. Coral Glades outscored the Gators 25-8 in the final quarter to pull away with the win at Atlantic Christian Academy. Jaguars guard Steven Quintero led all scorers with...

Girls basketball: Grandview Prep stops Cardinal Newman

Paula Bravo scored 17 points, leading the Grandview Prep girls basketball team to a 65-48 victory over Cardinal Newman in the Palm Beach Shoot Out in West Palm Beach. Scarlett Anosier added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Pride. Grace Hundley scored 25 points for Newman. Clearwater-Superior Collegiate 43, Atlantic Christian 38: Brittany Carver made four 3-pointers and scored 27 points and Chasity...

Boys basketball: Santaluces wins D-Hop opener

Chance Dixon scored 13 points, leading the Santaluces boys basketball team to a 57-45 victory over Glades Central in the D-Hop Holiday Tournament on Wednesday night in West Palm Beach. Justin Nichelson added eight points for the Chargers. Naquavian Jefferson scored eight points for Glades Central. Plantation-American Heritage 86, John I. Leonard 73: Jerquan Worthen scored 13 points and Wylon Hamilton...

Girls basketball: Seminole Ridge holds on to win

Aneeshea Cason had 14 points and eight rebounds, leading the Seminole Ridge girls basketball team to a 38-34 victory over Tavares on Tuesday at the Palm Beach Shoot Out. Jahnae Midget contributed 15 points and eight rebounds and Lynzie Smikle added five points and 12 rebounds for the Hawks (5-5). Fort Lauderdale-Boyd Anderson 43, Grandview Prep 40: Danielle Montelbano had 10 points and five assists...
Jerry Jones’ grandson rallies team to Texas state high school football title

Jerry Jones’ grandson rallies team to Texas state high school football title

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones celebrated another championship Friday night, but it wasn’t his NFL team that made him proud. It was his grandson, quarterback John Stephen Jones, who rallied Highland Park to a 53-49 victory against Manvel in the UIL Class 5A Division I finale at AT&T Stadium -- the home of the Cowboys. Jones’ heroics gave Highland Park back-to-back state titles, and he...

Basketball: Two Scots set records in rout by St. Andrew’s boys

Two St. Andrew’s boys basketball standouts set school records Friday in the Scots’ 91-63 rout of West Boca Raton. Jammy Pierre-Louis scored 41 points, including six three-pointers, surpassing Anthony Polite’s record of 40 points in a single game for the Scots (7-2). Ben Milstein, meanwhile, added 15 points and 18 assists, besting Michael Comparato’s record of 17 assists in...
Roundup: No. 1 Dwyer boys earn tournament victory

Roundup: No. 1 Dwyer boys earn tournament victory

Miles Coleman scored 25 points, leading the top-ranked Dwyer boys basketball team to an 84-56 rout of Orlando-Dr. Phillips at the DeLand Holiday Tournament on Thursday night. Michael Ingraham added 19 points and Javonni Quince contributed 10 steals, nine rebounds and six points for the Panthers (9-0). No. 3 Wellington 56, Royal Palm Beach 45: Nicholas Toledo had 15 points and six assists, Jonathan...

Roundup: Top-ranked Dwyer boys roll to victory

Michael Ingraham scored 15 points, leading the top-ranked Dwyer boys basketball team to a 65-44 rout of Orlando-Evans at the DeLand Holiday Tournament on Wednesday. Javonni Quince added 13 points and six rebounds, for the Panthers (8-0). Boca Raton 67, Atlantic 54: Cade Long scored 22 points and Max Demeus added 13 as the Bobcats defeated the Eagles in the Kreul Classif fifth-place game late Monday...
PB Gardens’ Gurvan Hall bound for Miami; Jarrett Jackson to Louisville

PB Gardens’ Gurvan Hall bound for Miami; Jarrett Jackson to Louisville

Things went as planned — mostly — for three Palm Beach Gardens football players who signed national letters of intent Wednesday. As expected, defensive back Gurvan Hall and lineman Parker Ogle signed with the University of Miami and the University of Massachusetts, respectively, on the first day of the 2018 early signing period. Both took part in a signing ceremony held on campus, surrounded...
Five Oxbridge football players take advantage of early signing period

Five Oxbridge football players take advantage of early signing period

Two weeks ago, Keidron Smith, Romello Tarver, Jason McCleod, Herman McCray and V’Lique Carter were playing for a state football championship. Wednesday, the Oxbridge Academy student-athletes became official college scholarship signees. The five ThunderWolves standouts signed national letters of intent on the first day of a three-day early signing period for Division I football recruits. The...
Some high school players will take advantage of early signing day

Some high school players will take advantage of early signing day

Christmas will come early for many Division I college football coaches. Many coveted high school recruits who normally would make their college choices official on the first Wednesday of February — national signing day — instead will sign their letters of intent two months earlier. *More high school sports coverage Back in May, the Collegiate Commissioners Association approved an early...

Basketball: Oxbridge boys earn victory at tournament

Ronique Spencer led all scorers with 18 points, leading the Oxbridge Academy boys basketball team to a 56-35 rout of Friendship School (Wash.) in the seventh-place game of the Kreul Classic on Monday in Coral Springs. Klein Alexandre added 11 points for the ThunderWolves (4-5). GIRLS BASKETBALL Forest Hill 47, Inlet Grove 25: Brianna Martin had 13 points and four steals, Shemere Todd added nine points...

Girls soccer: Wellington cruises to victory

Meghan Miserendino scored two goals, leading the Wellington girls soccer team to an 8-0 rout of John I. Leonard on Monday night in Greenacres. Abby Bryan, Lauryn Auger, Claire Masta and Grace Langsam each added a goal and Lindsay Schindler earned her third shutout for the Wolverines (10-2-1). Lake Worth Christian 2, Jupiter Christian 1: Hanna Toenoskoetter had a goal and Angelina LoFranco had a goal...

Boys soccer: Boynton Beach improves to 11-0-1

Victor Margarito had two assists, helping the Boynton Beach boys soccer team to a 4-2 victory over Palm Beach Central on Monday night in Boynton Beach. Cedrick Decious and Christian Alvarez each scored a goal for the Tigers (11-0-1). Lake Worth Christian 1, Jupiter Christian 0: Alden Stacie scored a goal and James Berry had eight saves as the Defenders edged the Eagles in Jupiter. Dreyfoos 3, Forest...

Boys basketball: John I. Leonard earns victory

Jerquan Worthen scored 27 points, leading the John I. Leonard boys basketball team to a 74-63 victory over Elite Academy on Saturday in Greenacres. Jevon Allen added 16 points and Tyrese Monecla contributed 10 points for the Lancers. Monsignor Scanlan (N.Y.) 57, Oxbridge Academy 42: Anthony Joseph scored 11 points, but the Thunderwolves (3-5) fell at the Kreul Classica. LATE FRIDAY Heritage School...

Girls soccer: Olympic Heights earns 11th victory

Skylar Deutch scored a hat trick, leading the Olympic Heights girls soccer team to an 8-0 rout of Inlet Grove on Friday night in Riviera Beach. Sydney Durrance added two goals and an assist and Victoria Barreto earned her 12th shutout and scored on a penalty kick for the Lions (11-2-2). Oxbridge Academy 5, Cardinal Newman 0: Allison Breed scored two goals and Lizzie Spears, Camryn Socha and Hannah...

Boys basketball: No. 4 Suncoast tops No. 8 Palm Beach Lakes

Miclenby Geffrard scored 15 points, leading the fourth-ranked Suncoast boys basketball team to a 56-50 victory over eighth-ranked Palm Beach Lakes on Friday night in Riviera Beach. Isaiah Eden added 10 points and Samuel Rolle contributed five points, eight assists and eight rebounds for the Chargers (7-0). No. 2 Lake Worth 67, No. 9 Spanish River 55: Avery Brooks had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Marques...

Girls basketball: No. 2 Oxbridge Academy rolls to victory

Alexa Zaph made four 3-pointers and scored 25 points, leading the second-ranked Oxbridge Academy girls basketball team to a 68-40 rout of Southwest Ranches-Archbishop McCarthy on Friday night in West Palm Beach. Aaliyah Stanley added 11 points for the Thunderwolves (8-3). No. 9 Grandview Prep 49, Pinecrest-Gulliver Prep 38: Scarlett Anosier had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Alexis Romer added 11 points...

Boys soccer: Royal Palm Beach tops Lake Worth

Brando Marcus and Rick Chrysotome each scored a goal, helping the Royal Palm Beach boys soccer team edge Lake Worth 2-1 on Friday night in Royal Palm Beach. Matt Jachim had five saves for the Wildcats (9-3-2). John I. Leonard 4, Park Vista 1: Christopher Diaz and Victor Garcia each had a goal and an assist as the Lancers (10-0) defeated the Cobras (4-2-2) in Greenacres. Suncoast 3, Oxbridge Academy...
Season highlight include new playoff formats and Forest Hill rebirth

Season highlight include new playoff formats and Forest Hill rebirth

The 2017 football season came to a close last weekend, and it was a good one for many Palm Beach County teams. Thirteen area teams made the postseason in the first year of a new playoff format instituted by the Florida High School Athletic Association. Seven of them won at least one playoff game, while two played for state championships. Oxbridge Academy and Atlantic both traveled to Orlando last...
Panthers' Thomas Davis donates $15K for high school state championship rings

Panthers' Thomas Davis donates $15K for high school state championship rings

Carolina Panthers defensive linebacker Thomas Davis has made a huge donation to help the Harding University High School football team get its players and coaches championship rings. Davis confirmed he donated $15,000 to the team in a tweet to WSOC-TV anchor John Paul. The football team finished its 14-1 season with a 30-22 win over Scotland County in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association...

Boys basketball: No. 3 Wellington improves to 6-0

Bryan Williams made four 3-pointers and scored 16 points, leading the third-ranked Wellington boys basketball team to a 65-30 rout of Pahokee on Thursday night in Pahokee. Jonathan Philistin added 10 points, Sean Smith contributed eight points and Nicholas Toledo had six assists for the Wolverines (6-0). Boca Raton Christian 62, Village Academy 59: Brandon Brivio had 22 points and nine rebounds and...

Boys soccer: King’s Academy tops Benjamin

Adrian Boettger scored two goals, helping the King’s Academy boys soccer team edge Benjamin 2-1 on Thursday in West Palm Beach. Justin Rothberg had an assist for the Lions (5-3). American Heritage 8, Pahokee 0: Riley Ferch scored four goals and Alex Guichard added two goals as the Stallions routed the Blue Devils in Delray Beach. Coconut Creek-Monarch 3, Spanish River 1: Greg Boko scored the...

Girls soccer: Dwyer shuts down Forest Hill

Haley Barac and Ana Pfalz each scored a goal, leading the Dwyer girls soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Forest Hill on Thursday night in Palm Beach Gardens. Maggie Odom had three saves to earn the shutout for the Panthers (7-3). St. John Paul 3, King’s Academy 0: Grace Rayner had a goal and an assist and Isabel Sasso and Erika Dagher each added a goal to lift the Eagles (9-2) over the Lions...

Girls basketball: No. 1 PB Lakes routs No. 5 West Boca

Britney Wilcox had 22 points and eight rebounds, leading the Palm Beach Lakes girls basketball team to an 89-56 rout of West Boca Raton in a battle of ranked teams Thursday night in West Palm Beach. Remi Halyard added 17 points and nine rebounds, and Sh’naya Anderson contributed 15 points and six rebounds for the top-ranked Rams (8-0) The fifth-ranked Bulls suffered their first loss, dropping...
Seminole Ridge baseball player hosts derby to raise money

Seminole Ridge baseball player hosts derby to raise money

Nick Healton didn’t know if he would be physically able to play baseball anymore. Then a freshman at Seminole Ridge, Healton was diagnosed with Osteochrondritis dissecans, a joint disorder, and would need surgery to fix his right elbow. After having surgery to replace the bone and cartilage with grafts from his knee, he needed surgery to do the same with his left elbow. “There was probably...

Girls soccer: Wellington improves to 8-1-1

Lauryn Auger scored two goals, leading the Wellington girls soccer team to a 4-0 shutout of Seminole Ridge on Wednesday night in Loxahatchee. Sam Jenkins and Abby Bryant each added a goal for the Wolverines (8-1-1). West Boca Raton 3, Fort Lauderdale-Boyd Anderson 0: Alexa O’Brien had two goals and an assist and Trinity Wheeler and Julia Wheeler combined for the shutout as the Bulls (10-1) won...

Boys soccer: John I. Leonard improves to 9-0

Regner Guillen scored two goals, helping the John I. Leonard boys soccer team remain undefeated with a 3-0 shutout of Santaluces on Wednesday night in Lantana. Victor Garcia added another goal for the Lancers, who improved to 9-0 on the season. Spanish River 6, Saint John Paul II 1: Greg Boko and Daniel Molina each scored two goals as the Sharks handled the Eagles in Boca Raton.

Girls basketball: No. 2 Oxbridge Academy earns win

Nashani Gilbert-Taylor scored 16 points, leading the second-ranked Oxbridge Academy girls basketball team to a 65-51 victory over Fort Pierce Central on Wednesday night in West Palm Beach. Kaylon Smith contributed 14 points for the ThunderWolves (7-3). Palm Beach Central 59, Royal Palm Beach 12: Jasmine Malone had 18 points and six rebounds and Yoslene Quiles added 18 and six steals, leading the Broncos...

Boys basketball: St. Andrew’s improves to 6-1

Marcus Pelissier scored 22 points, leading the St. Andrew’s boys basketball team to a 75-60 victory over Somerset Canyons on Wednesday night in Boca Raton. Jackson Kennedy added 19 points and six rebounds for the Scots (6-1). Boca Raton 77, West Boca Raton 39: Cade Long scored 25 points to lead the Bobcats over the Bulls in Boca Raton. Inlet Grove 76, South Fork 63: Dante Moses had 18 points...

Boys soccer: Spanish River ties Suncoast

Emily Spitzberg scored a goal as the Spanish River boys soccer team tied Suncoast 1-1 on Tuesday in Boca Raton. The Sharks are 6-2-2 on the season. Inlet Grove 3, Lake Worth Christian 2: Nick Adolphy scored two goals, James Berry had six saves and A.J. Rodriguez had three saves, but the Defenders fell to the Hurricanes in Riviera Beach. Glades Day 4, Jupiter Christian 2: Rett Lohmann and Alex Acosta...

Girls soccer: Jupiter coasts to victory

Brielle Pearce scored a hat trick, leading the Jupiter girls soccer team to a 9-0 rout of Palm Beach Lakes on Tuesday night in Jupiter. Soleil Lussier, Julia Cain and Sydney Wiebel each added a goal and Cain and Sophia Flores combined for the shutout for the Warriors (7-2). Olympic Heights 6, Coral Springs Christian 0: Sydney Durrance had two goals and three assists, Eva Giordano added a goal and...

Girls basketball: Howell leads No. 6 Santaluces

Whitney Howell had 26 points and 30 rebounds, leading the sixth-ranked Santaluces girls basketball team to a 70-35 rout of Atlantic on Tuesday night in Lantana. Heaven Sanders added 22 points for the Chief (7-2). No. 7 Benjamin 75, Fort Pierce-John Carroll 33: Emma Laszewski led all scorers with 23 points and six rebounds, Anise Williams added 15 points and Deborrah Redmon contributed 11 points and...
No. 4 Suncoast boys improve to 6-0

No. 4 Suncoast boys improve to 6-0

The Suncoast boys basketball team continued its fast start Tuesday night, overwhelming Lincoln Park Academy 61-19. The fourth-ranked Chargers improved to 6-0 overall with the win and 3-0 in District 15-6A. The Greyhounds fell to 0-7 and 0-2. Miclenby Geffrard led all scorers with 11 points, while Maximus Fulton-Durrant added nine and Isaiah Edden and Evan Stinson each had eight for Suncoast, which...

Boys Basketball: St. Andrew’s, Jupiter Christian post wins

St. Andrew’s 74, Fort Lauderdale-Pine Crest 71 (3OT): Jammy Pierre-Louis had 28 points and four assists and Marcus Pelissier added 24 points and three assists as the Scots (5-1) got past the Panthers in a triple-overtime game in Boca Raton. Jupiter Christian 73, Lake Worth Christian 37: Gethro Germinal scored 21 points, Gedeon Germinal added 17 points and Dion Fernander contributed 16 points...

Girls Basketball: Wellington, Grandview Prep, Seminole Ridge win

No. 8 Wellington 51, Palm Beach Gardens 46: Sydney Jones scored 15 points and Mia Jones added 10 points as the Wolverines (7-2) got past the Gators in Palm Beach Gardens. Kiera Brown scored 28 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Gators. No. 9 Grandview Prep 51, Yeshiva 30: Alexis Romer scored 11 points, had eight assists and grabbed seven steals, Scarlett AnosIer added 10 points and 10 rebounds...
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