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Boca Raton seniors cap stellar career with state championship

Boca Raton seniors cap stellar career with state championship

Deja vu was starting to set in for Boca Raton’s most experienced players. Forward Rachel Levy and guard Grace Marko lost in the state semifinals as sophomores and dropped a heartbreaker to Vero Beach in double overtime in the state title game at the Lakeland Center last season. So as Saturday’s Class 9A state championship against Miami-Ferguson got into the waning minutes of the fourth...
Ramsey’s buzzer beater lifts Boca Raton to girls basketball state title

Ramsey’s buzzer beater lifts Boca Raton to girls basketball state title

Audrey Ramsey struggled in Boca Raton’s state semifinal win Friday, but she knew she had to win the game for the Bobcats on Saturday. Her coach told her so. “Earlier today,” coach Nhu Nguyen said, “I grabbed her to the side and whispered in her ear and said, ‘Audrey, we’re going to need you to win this game.’ ” Ramsey did what Nguyen wanted and more...

Baseball: Dwyer tops Jupiter to improve to 4-0

Anthony Servideo was 3-for-4 with a run scored, helping the undefeated Dwyer baseball team edge Jupiter 3-2 on Friday at the Santaluces Slam in Lantana. Kyle Khachadourian was 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored, including the game-winner, for the Panthers (4-0). Wellington 4, Royal Palm Beach 1: Angelo Brunelas and Conner Dunnam combined to hold the Wildcats to one run and lead the Wolverines...

Softball: Jupiter edges Wellington

Ally Costa struck out 12 to help the Jupiter softball team edge Wellington 2-1 on Friday night in Jupiter. Ashley Goebel was 3-for-3 for the Warriors. Palm Beach Gardens 13, Park Vista 0: Caroline Vaughn Worne was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored and Ashley Fitzhugh went 2-for-3 with two RBIs as the Gators (4-0) routed the Cobras in Palm Beach Gardens. Suncoast 8, Boca Raton 3: Emma Morgan...

Boys lacrosse: Dwyer handles Suncoast

Thomas Dean scored four goals, leading the Dwyer boys lacrosse team to a 12-3 rout of Suncoast on Friday night in Palm Beach Gardens. Jack DePhillipo added three goals for the Panthers (5-2). St. Andrew’s 12, Boca Raton 8: Zach Frey scored five goals, Marc Musa contributed another and Spencer Dobkin had 13 saves as the Scots (6-0) defeated the Bobcats (5-2). Oxbridge Academy 16, Park Vista 0...

Boys basketball: Wellington rolls to berth in state tournament

The Wellington boys basketball team gained revenge against Coral Springs on Friday night, rolling to an 82-62 victory in the Class 9A regional finals and a berth in next week’s state tournament. Wellington’s suffocating defense held Coral Springs without a field goal until 4:30 remained in the first half. The Wolverines led by as many as 20 points in the first half and entered the intermission...
Boys basketball: Palm Beach Lakes earn berth in state semifinals

Boys basketball: Palm Beach Lakes earn berth in state semifinals

After a 12-year wait, the Palm Beach Lakes boys basketball team is returning to Lakeland. Lavorris Givins scored a game-high 26 points, and Daiquan Wyatt added 13 to lead the Rams to a 70-53 victory against Hollywood-McArthur Friday night in a Class 8A regional final. Palm Beach Lakes (25-3) earned a berth in next week’s state championships with the win — its third straight over a Broward...
Boca Raton to play for state girls basketball championship

Boca Raton to play for state girls basketball championship

Unlike most of her teammates, Grace Alfieri has never played in a state semifinal. She was in middle school when Boca Raton made the state’s Final Four the past two seasons. “I definitely had some nerves,” Alfieri said of Friday’s game. “But the seniors and the junior, Hannah (Pratt), definitely calmed me down.” The freshman guard may have been nervous, but she...
Man who killed Glades Central football player found murdered

Man who killed Glades Central football player found murdered

A man convicted of robbing and shooting a Belle Glade football player in August 2000 was found murdered in Mangonia Park early Friday, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Gilbert Stokes, 39, was found shot to death inside a car in an industrial park in the 4700 block of Australian Avenue, just north of 45th Street. Deputies responded to the scene about 1:30 a.m. See who&rsquo...
UPDATE: Man who killed Glades Central football player found murdered

UPDATE: Man who killed Glades Central football player found murdered

A man convicted of robbing and shooting a Belle Glade football player in August 2000 was found murdered in Mangonia Park early Friday, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Gilbert Stokes, 39, was found shot to death inside a car in an industrial park in the 4700 block of Australian Avenue, just north of 45th Street. Deputies responded to the scene about 1:30 a.m. See who&rsquo...

Baseball: Doolittle leads Jupiter over Santaluces

Mason Doolittle was 2-for-2 with two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored, leading the Jupiter baseball team to a 13-3 rout of Santaluces in the Santaluces Slam on Thursday in Lantana. Jake Garland gave up one run on four hits and struck out seven and Mitchell Hartigan had a hit, three RBIs and two runs scored for the Warriors (3-0). Santaluces fell to 1-2 on the season. Somerset Canyons 13,...

Softball: Suncoast edges Olympic Heights

Lauren Nguyen’s game-winning triple lifted the Suncoast softball team to a 2-1 victory over Olympic Heights on Thursday night in Riviera Beach. With the win, the Chargers improved to 3-2 on the season while the Lions fell to 4-1. Santaluces 10, Atlantic 8: Maddie Garcia was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Melanie Guzman went 3-for-4 with an RBI as the Chiefs (2-2) held off the Eagles in Delray Beach...

Lacrosse: St. Andrew’s girls rout Wellington

Emma Braden had five goals and an assist, leading the St. Andrew’s girls lacrosse team to a 15-2 rout of Wellington on Thursday night. Taylor Mullen added a goal and five assists for the Scots (2-5). King’s Academy 14, Palm Beach Gardens 1: Mackenzie Marsh, Cami VanWart and Molly Erneston each scored three goals as the Lions (5-1) routed the Gators. Cardinal Newman 23, Seminole Ridge 2...
Boca girls basketball team back — for third time — seeking state title

Boca girls basketball team back — for third time — seeking state title

Maybe the third — and final — time will be the charm for Boca Raton’s Rachel Levy and Grace Marko. Boca Raton’s star seniors have been key players in the Bobcats’ three state Final Four runs, making the trip up the Turnpike and across State Road 60 to the Lakeland Center each year since they were sophomores, but they have yet to come back to Palm Beach County with a championship...
Grandview Prep captures girls state basketball championship

Grandview Prep captures girls state basketball championship

The Pride have a lot to be proud of after Wednesday night. Grandview Prep won the Class 2A girls basketball state championship at the Lakeland Center, holding off Ormond Beach-Calvary Christian 37-34 for the program’s second state title. The Pride won their first in 2014. “It feels amazing,” senior guard Sarah Radebaugh said. “One of the best feelings in the world.” On...
Oxbridge girls lose big lead, fall in basketball state semifinals

Oxbridge girls lose big lead, fall in basketball state semifinals

Two things in life are assured, as the saying goes: death and taxes. Fourteen-point leads in the fourth quarter are usually only one rung below that. Except for the Oxbridge Academy girls basketball team Wednesday. Taking a 47-33 lead into the fourth quarter against Orlando-Jones, the ThunderWolves went cold. They allowed the Fightin’ Tigers to come back, tie the game and then win the Class...

Boys basketball: Wellington holds off Lake Worth to advance

In front of a packed gymnasium at Lake Worth High on Tuesday night, the Class 9A regional semifinal boys basketball showdown between Lake Worth and Wellington lived up to the hype. Led by senior and University of Illinois-signee Trent Frazier, Wellington held off Lake Worth 66-64 to advance to the regional finals. The Wolverines (26-3) held a 21-11 lead after the first period. Lake Worth guard Josh...

Baseball: Cardinal Newman opens with win over Seminole Ridge

Shane Drohan and Andrew Riedell combined for nine strikeouts on the mound as the Cardinal Newman baseball team opened its season with a 5-1 victory over Seminold Ridge on Tuesday night in West Palm Beach. Mike DuPont and Anthony Baldala each were 1-for-3 with an RBI for the Crusaders (1-0). Santaluces 2, Atlantic 1: Neiko Megrichian drove in the winning run in bottom of the seventh as the Chiefs (1-1)...

Softball: Gardens’ Dani Farley tosses no-hitter

Dani Farley pitched a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts, leading the Palm Beach Gardens softball team to an 11-0 rout of Palm Beach Central on Tuesday night in Palm Beach Gardens. Brooke Mathews had a triple, a home run and four RBIs and Savannah Jones added a hit and an RBI for the Gators (3-0). Seminole Ridge 8, Cardinal Newman 2: Taylor Pennica’s grand slam led the Hawks over the Crusaders in...

Lacrosse: Dwyer boys hold off St. John Paul II

Preston Bierman scored three goals and Sean Haynes added two goals, leading the Dwyer boys lacrosse team to an 8-5 victory over St. John Paul II Academy on Tuesday in Palm Beach Gardens. Sean Thompson contributed 11 saves for the Panthers (4-1). Brandon Moore and Wyatt Martin scored two goals each for the Eagles (5-2). St. Andrew’s 10, Oxbridge Academy 6: Carl Klemperer scored four goals and...
Oxbridge Academy boys get best of rival Cardinal Newman again

Oxbridge Academy boys get best of rival Cardinal Newman again

Anyone expecting a down-to-the-wire finish between Oxbridge Academy and Cardinal Newman’s boys basketball teams Tuesday night didn’t go home disappointed. Keidron Smith scored a team-high 21 points, and A.J. Cajuste added 19 to lead the ThunderWolves to a 72-66 victory over the Crusaders in a Class 5A regional semifinal. The game was the fourth this season between the district rivals,...
Young Oxbridge girls basketball team eyes state championship prize

Young Oxbridge girls basketball team eyes state championship prize

Oxbridge Academy has only one goal left ahead of it, and team leaders Kaylon Smith and Aaliyah Stanley make it clear in practice. “They like to say, ‘ring-chasing,’ ” ThunderWolves coach Tracy Wolfe said. “They’re just motivated. In practice, they’re keeping that idea of ‘We want a ring’ on the forefront. They’re always saying it. Every drill...

Santaluces shuts out Lake Worth in softball action

Santaluces 17, Lake Worth 0: Alycia Celia was 3-for-4 with two singles and a double; Abbey Callo went 3-for-4 with two singles and a triple, and Melanie Guzman was 3-for-3 with three singles as the Chiefs (1-2) shut out the Trojans in Lake Worth.

Jupiter, Palm Beach Central, American Heritage notch baseball wins

Jupiter 9, Atlantic 3: Anthony Servideo was 4-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and two stolen bases; Zach Chivers pitched five innings, had five strikeouts and allowed five hits, and Ricky Clark was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI as the Warriors defeated the Tigers at the Santaluces Slam in Lantana. Justin Verisco was 2-for-4 with a double in the loss. Palm Beach Central 4, Trinity Christian 2: James...

Grandview Prep girls basketball back in state semifinals

Grandview Prep has some “unfinished business.” Last year, the Pride made a run to the state semifinals before falling to Land ‘O Lakes-Academy at the Lakes 65-55. The Pride are back in the state semifinals this year, taking on Monticello-Aucilla Christian at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lakeland Center. “Coming back this year, from the very start, for us, it was Lakeland,” Grandview...
Pitching should carry Park Vista to another district title

Pitching should carry Park Vista to another district title

Park Vista is used to winning on the baseball diamond. The Cobras are the reigning District 10-9A champions and have won district titles in four of the last five seasons. Now, they’re poised to do it again this season, which starts for teams around Palm Beach County today. “I’m excited. The guys are working hard,” coach Larry Greenstein said. “We’ve got a lot of...
Girls basketball: Oxbridge Academy earns first state playoff berth

Girls basketball: Oxbridge Academy earns first state playoff berth

Oxbridge Academy freshman Nashani Gilbert-Taylor has three games of playoff basketball under her belt. She’s a major reason why she and her teammates will get at least one more. The guard scored 14 points, many of which came in key spots, as the ThunderWolves defeated visiting Tampa Catholic 57-37 in the Class 5A regional finals Friday, propelling Oxbridge to its first state playoff appearance...

Softball: Palm Beach Gardens routs Dwyer

Brooke Matthews was 3-for-4 with a double and five RBIs, leading the Palm Beach Gardens softball team to a 10-0 rout of Dwyer on Friday in Palm BeacJupiter 7, Stuart-Martin County 2: Ally Costa had a triple and struck out nine as the Warriors defeated the Tigers in Jupiter.h Gardens. Dani Farley was 2-for-3 and Brianna Clary was 2-for-2 with two walks for the Gators (2-0). Jupiter 7, Martin County...

Lacrosse: Dywer boys hold off American Heritage

Preston Bierman had four goals and two assists, helping the Dwyer boys lacrosse team hold off American Heritage on Friday in Palm Beach Gardens. Sean Haymes added three goals for the Panthers (3-1). Ryan Cohen scored seven goals for Heritage. Boca Raton 16, Palm Beach Central 0: Logan Kigar scored five goals; Zach Frey added four and Spencer Dobkin collected the shutout as the Bobcats (4-0) routed...
Boca Raton falls short in girls soccer state final

Boca Raton falls short in girls soccer state final

With one half left to play in the Class 5A girls soccer state championship match, the dream of winning it all was still very much alive for Boca Raton. Then, the Oviedo Lions showed why they are the best as they captured their fourth title in the past seven years with a 3-1 victory over the Bobcats on Friday at Spec Martin Stadium. “It’s tough to come this close and not win the game, but...

Softball: King tosses no-hitter for Palm Beach Central

Amaya King pitched a no-hitter, leading the Palm Beach Central softball team to a 10-0 win over Suncoast on Thursday in Riviera Beach. Lauren Nguyen doubled for the Broncos (1-2). Park Vista 16, Lake Worth 0 (3): Olivia Zehl was 3-for-4 with two RBIs; Alyssa Dragovich went 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBIs and Christianne Ekonomou was 2-for-3 with an RBI as the Cobras (2-0) rolled over the Trojans...

Lacrosse: Jupiter girls top Wellington

Madison Bradford scored five goals, helping the Jupiter girls lacrosse team edge wellington on Thursday night in Wellington. Juliana Aiello added a goal and 11 draw controls for the Warriors (2-1). King’s Academy 16, John I. Leonard 2: Mackenzie Marsh had four goals and an assist; Genesis Gutierrez added three goals and two assists and Caroline Aubry contributed three goals and an assist as...
Boys basketball: Wellington boys stop Atlantic in regional

Boys basketball: Wellington boys stop Atlantic in regional

The Wellington boys basketball team followed up its fourth consecutive district championship with a convincing win Thursday night in the first round of the regional playoffs. Trent Frazier scored a game-high 26 points, and Sage Chen-Young added 14 points and six rebounds to lead the Wolverines to a 78-53 victory against visiting Atlantic in a Class 9A regional quarterfinal. With the win, Wellington...

Softball: Perez’s no-hitter lead Olympic Heights

Alex Perez pitched a no-hitter with eight strikeouts, leading the Olympic Heights softball team to an 11-0 rout of Atlantic on Wednesday in Delray Beach. Theresa Stettner was 4-for-4 with two doubles for the Lions (2-0). Royal Palm Beach 11, Suncoast 0: Jaime Tino struck out 13 and Paige Houck was 2-for-4 with two RBIs as the Wildcats (2-0) rolled over the Chargers in Riviera Beach. Cardinal Newman...
Oxbridge Academy captures state girls soccer title

Oxbridge Academy captures state girls soccer title

The Oxbridge Academy girls soccer captured its first state championship, holding on for a 3-2 victory Wednesday over Montverde Academy in the Class 2A final in DeLand. Trailing by a goal at halftime, the ThunderWolves scored two goals in the second half and then held on for the victory. The championship was the first for Oxbridge Academy (15-1-2), which advanced to the regional finals in 2014 but...
January tornado damage disrupting Benjamin, Dwyer spring sports

January tornado damage disrupting Benjamin, Dwyer spring sports

When a tornado ripped through Palm Beach Gardens in the early morning hours of Jan. 23, it left behind crumpled bleachers, battered dugouts and twisted masses of metal at the Benjamin School and nearby Dwyer High School. The schools’ athletic fields took the brunt of the damage after severe storms lashed northern Palm Beach County, forcing both schools...

Girls basketball: Oxbridge rallies past Newman in regional semifinals

Aaliyah Stanley had a chance to seal the game and send her team to the Class 5A regional finals. All she had to do was hit a couple of free throws, and Oxbridge Academy’s victory would all but be assured. Sent to the line once with her ThunderWolves leading Cardinal Newman by a point with less than a minute remaining, she hit one of two shots. After being fouled again, she hit another free throw...

Softball: Park Vista opens season with rout of Santaluces

Gabby McDermott was 2-for-2 with five RBIs, leading the Park Vista softball team to a season-opening 15-4 victory over Santaluces on Tuesday night in Lake Worth. Morgan Keith added a hit and two RBIs for the Cobras (1-0). Cardinal Newman 18, Lake Worth 0 (3): Sarah Polak pitched a no-hitter, striking out three, and was 2-for-3 with four RBIs as the Crusaders rolled over the Trojans in Lake Worth....

Lacrosse: King’s Academy girls improve to 3-0

Cami Van Wart scored three goals, leading the King’s Academy girls lacrosse team remained undefeated with a 9-6 victory over Suncoast on Tuesday in West Palm Beach. Avery Sullivan added two goals for the Lions (3-0). Cardinal Newman 15, Fort Lauderdale-Cardinal Gibbons 11: Kelly Denes scored five goals and Piper Fendrich added three goals as the Crusaders (2-1) held off the Chiefs in Fort Lauderdale...
Oxbridge, Boca Raton one win from girls soccer state titles

Oxbridge, Boca Raton one win from girls soccer state titles

A pair of teams from Palm Beach County are among the 10 that will make the trip to DeLand this week for the Florida High School Girls Soccer State Championships. Oxbridge Academy and Boca Raton will play Wednesday and Friday, respectively, for state titles at Spec Martin Stadium. The ThunderWolves, who defeated Tampa-Academy of the Holy Names 1-0 in overtime last week...

St. John Paul II wins in girls lacrosse

St. John Paul II Academy 14, Stuart-Martin County 8: Katie Trainor and Madison Kennedy scooped in five goals each and goalie Meghan Entzian grabbed 11 saves as the Eagles (3-0) rolled past the Tigers in Boca Raton.

Olympic Heights tops Cardinal Newman in softball opener

Olympic Heights 9, Cardinal Newman 2: Pitcher Kaitlyn Cunningham was 2-for-4, scored two runs and had 13 strikeouts; Kelly Montilla was 3-for-4 with a double, one run scored and an RBI, and Theresa Stettner went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored as the Lions (1-0) defeated the Crusaders in West Palm Beach. Maggie Foley went 3-for-3 with two runs scored in the loss.

Cardinal Newman wins, Oxbridge loses in boys lacrosse

Bradenton-IMG Academy 16, Oxbridge Academy 11: Jack Kilian scored four goals and goalie Christian Tomei grabbed 14 saves, but the ThunderWolves fell to the visiting Ascenders in West Palm Beach. Cardinal Newman 16, Jupiter Christian 3: Nate Grant and Ryland Tishko each scored three goals and Grant Quattlebaum scored two goals as the Crusaders hammered the Eagles in West Palm Beach.
Oxbridge shooting to beat Cardinal Newman for 4th time this season

Oxbridge shooting to beat Cardinal Newman for 4th time this season

Three times this season, Cardinal Newman has faced off with crosstown rival Oxbridge Academy. All three times, the Crusaders left the gym defeated. Tuesday, the two teams take the court for the last time, with the opportunity to keep a state-title dream alive at stake. The Crusaders and ThunderWolves square off in the Class 5A regional semifinals at 7 p.m. at Oxbridge. “We’re going into...
Jupiter hopes improved offense leads to state final four

Jupiter hopes improved offense leads to state final four

Jupiter’s softball season ended two runs short of a state semifinals berth in 2016. A 2-1 road loss to Davie-Western knocked the Warriors out of the Class 9A playoffs, leaving just one Palm Beach County team - Class 2A Grandview Prep - remaining in the state championship hunt after regionals competition. Though last year’s season-ending loss was disappointing for Jupiter — which...
Boys basketball: No. 1 Lakes tops No. 4 Dwyer for district title

Boys basketball: No. 1 Lakes tops No. 4 Dwyer for district title

Palm Beach Lakes and Dwyer renewed their basketball rivalry Saturday night, and as usual, they took it to the wire. Lavorris Givins scored a team-high 11 points, and the top-ranked and top-seeded Rams rallied late on the way to a 52-48 victory against the fourth-ranked and second-seeded Panthers in the District 13-8A championship game at Forest Hill. The win was the third this season for Palm Beach...

Boys basketball: Oxbridge tops Cardinal Newman in district final

A.J. Cajuste scored 23 points, leading the eighth-ranked Oxbridge Academy boys basketball team to a 67-64 victory over sixth-ranked Cardinal Newman in the District 12-5A final Friday night in West Palm Beach. Keidron Smith added 20 points for the second-seeded Thunderwolves (16-7), who advance to next week’s regionals. K.J. Fitzgerald scored 33 points for top-seeded Newman. District 9-9A No...

Girls lacrosse: Palm Beach Central stops Seminole Ridge

Tia Drew and Meghan Martinez each scored two goals, leading the Palm Beach Central girls lacrosse team to a 6-3 victory over Seminole Ridge on Friday in Loxahatchee. Bentley Wharton had 14 saves for the Broncos. Park Vista 16, John I. Leonard 2: Blair Mason scored five goals and Trista Mears added four as the Cobras rolled over the Lancers in Greenacres. King’s Academy 12, John Carroll 1: Molly...

Girls soccer: Oxbridge advances to Class 2A state final

Camryn Socha’s golden goal Friday night was the difference for the Oxbridge Academy girls soccer team. The junior knocked in a pass from Nicole Berman in overtime to lift the ThunderWolves to a 1-0 victory against Tampa-Academy of the Holy Names in a Class 2A state semifinal. The win clinched Oxbridge’s first trip to the state finals. The ThunderWolves (14-1-2) will play Montverde for...

Girls lacrosse: King’s Academy rolls in opener

Cami Van Wart and McKenzie Marsh each scored five goals, leading the King’s Academy girls lacrosse team to a 15-5 rout of Seminole Ridge on Thursday night. The match was the season-opener for both teams. American Heritage 22, Oxbridge Academy 2: Callie Zoeller and Skylar Simmonds each scored a goal, but the Thunderwolves (1-1) fell to the Stallions in Delray Beach. Cardinal Newman 13, Somerset...

Girls basketball: Boca Raton routs Wellington in regionals

Grace Marko does not have many high school basketball games left in her career, so she is making the most out of the ones she still has left. The Boca Raton senior, who is signed to play at Boston College next year, scored 29 points in the Bobcats’ 82-41 rout of Wellington in the Class 9A regional quarterfinals Thursday night in Boca Raton. “When Grace gets going, it’s hard to stop...

Girls basketball: Oxbridge rolls to district victory

Led by Aaliyah Stanley and Kaylon Smith, the Oxbridge Academy girls basketball team rolled to a 62-13 victory over Clewiston in the Class 5A regional semifinals Thursday night. The ThunderWolves led 31-7 at halftime and, with a running clock in the second half, Clewiston was held scoreless in the third quarter and scored just six points in the fourth quarter. Oxbridge coach Tracy Wolfe was impressed...

Boys basketball: No. 3 Wellington advances to district final

Trent Frazier scored 20 points, leading the third-ranked Wellington boys basketball team to a 66-43 rout of Palm Beach Central in a District 9-9A semifinal Wednesday in Loxahatchee. The top-seeded Wolverines improved to 23-3 with the victory over the fifth-seeded Broncos and advance to face second-seeded John I. Leonard in Friday’s district final. District 13-8A Boynton Beach 75, Forest Hill...

Boys district basketball: Palm Beach Gardens handles Seminole Ridge

Matthew Pitter scored 20 points, leading the third-seeded Palm Beach Gardens boys basketball team to a 64-49 victory over sixth-seeded Seminole Ridge in a District 9-9A matchup Tuesday night in Loxahatchee. Jared Olson added 11 points for the Gators, who will face second-seeded John I. Leonard in tonight’s semifinals. District 10-9A Spanish River 80, Santaluces 65: Jeremy Hock scored 27 points...

Boys lacrosse: Suncoat tops Palm Beach Central

Ben Spivey scored four goals, helping the Suncoast boys lacrosse team edge Palm Beach Central 10-9 on Tuesday in Riviera Beach. Jake Bennett and Dylan MacDonald each added two goals, Max Ducoset contributed a goal and an assist and Shane Friedman collected 10 saves for Suncoast (1-0). BOYS LACROSSE Jupiter Christian 10, John I. Leonard 1: Griffin Phillips had five goals and two assists and Kyle Henderson...

Jupiter Christian, Village Academy, Grandview win in boys basketball

District 7-3A Quarterfinals Jupiter Christian 80, Trinity Christian 38: Jay Fisher scored 22 points, including seven three-pointers, in a battle of Warriors in Jupiter. Aytor Alberto scored 20 points in the loss for Trinity Christian. Village Academy 94, Lake Worth Christian 44: David Smith scored 23 points and Keion Edwards had a double-double (22 points, 11 rebounds) as the Tigers defeated the Defenders...

Spanish River, St. John Paul II win in girls lacrosse

Spanish River 19, West Boca Raton 8: Sydney Krause scored four goals and Liv Krause scored three, but the Bulls (0-1) fell to the Sharks in Boca Raton. St. John Paul II Academy 9, Wellington 0: Katie Trainor and Madison Kennedy each scooped in a pair of goals and goalie Meghan Entzien grabbed eight saves to open the season with a shutout as the Saints blanked the Wolverines in Wellington. Jensen Beach...

Cardinal Newman, John Paul II, Oxbridge win in boys lacrosse

Cardinal Newman 18, John I. Leonard 0: Teddy Ward scored six goals, Chase Duran and Nate Grant scored three goals each and goalies Joey Mockoviak and Stefan Bartl earned the shutout as the Crusaders (1-0) blanked the Lancers in West Palm Beach. St. John Paul II Academy 18, Atlantic 1: Cam Etten scored four goals and Wyatt Martin had five assists in a battle of Eagles in Delray Beach Oxbridge Academy...

Girls basketball: No. 3 Palm Beach Lakes captures district title

Ra’shara Simmons scored 33 points, leading the top-seeded Palm Beach Lakes girls basketball team to a 66-56 victory over second-seeded West Boca Raton in a matchup of ranked teams in the District 13-8A final Saturday night in West Palm Beach. The third-ranked Rams (19-5) advance to face Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas in Thursday’s regional quarterfinals. The eighth-ranked Bulls fell...

Girls basketball: No. 1 Boca Raton girls roll to district title

Most of Palm Beach County can rest easy after Friday night: The Boca Raton senior class’ domination of local teams is nearly over. When the Bobcats’ seniors arrived at the school in 2013, Boca Raton had won only one girls basketball district title in the time they had been alive. On Friday, they capped their careers with their third consecutive district crown as the top-ranked and top-seeded...

Boys basketball: No. 1 Palm Beach Lakes escapes Palm Beach Gardens

Ty Hands scored 15 points as the top-ranked Palm Beach Lakes boys basketball team escaped the upset attempt by Palm Beach Gardens, 64-63, on Friday night in Palm Beach Gardens. Lavorris Givins added 11 points for the Rams (20-3). Gardens fell to 12-13 on the season. No. 3 Wellington 71, Pahokee 34: Trent Frazier scored 38 in just three quarters and seniors Eternity Mitchell and Anthony Mundell added...
Boca Raton advances to girls soccer state semifinals

Boca Raton advances to girls soccer state semifinals

Boca Raton is back in the girls soccer state semifinals after a seven-year absence. Quinn Knapp and Kendra Cashion each scored a pair of goals, and Gabi Santora and Dayana Martin also scored to lead the Bobcats to a 6-1 rout of Vero Beach in a Class 5A regional final Friday night at Bobcats Stadium. The win kept Boca Raton’s perfect season intact. The Bobcats improved to 24-0, while the Indians...

Girls basketball: No. 6 Suncoast captures district title

Jamia Moore scored 15 points, leading the sixth-ranked and top-seeded Suncoast girls basketball team to a 41-31 victory over second-seeded Fort Pierce Westwood in the District 15-6A championship game Thursday night in Fort Pierce. With the victory, the Chargers improved to 15-4 on the season. District 9-9A No. 4 Wellington 61, Jupiter 44: Sydney Jones had 24 points, seven rebounds and three blocks...

Boys basketball: No. 4 Dwyer stops No. 6 Cardinal Newman

Tommy Luke scored 15 points, leading the Dwyer boys basketball team to a 66-58 victory over Cardinal Newman in a matchup of ranked teams Thursday night in West Palm Beach. With the victory, the fourth-ranked Panthers improved to 19-5 on the season while the sixth-ranked Crusaders fell to 18-6. No. 2 St. Andrew’s 80, Park Vista 55: Anthony Polite had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Marcus Pelissier...
Plenty of talent in football Class of 2018

Plenty of talent in football Class of 2018

Now that the Class of 2017 has had its national signing day, it’s time to start looking ahead to the Class of 2018. Although spring football is still on the horizon, before we know it, teams will be taking the field in the hot August sun to get ready for the 2017 season. Every year, The Palm Beach Post picks the top players in Palm Beach County for our Super 11. Here are some of the players...

Boys basketball: No. 5 Grandview improves to 22-3

Matt Schner scored 21 points, leading the fifth-ranked Grandview Prep boys basketball team to an 80-47 rout of Coral Springs Charter on Thursday night in Boca Raton. Jamal Ellick added 15 assists for the Pride (22-3). No. 7 Suncoast 70, Santaluces 50: Jake Knorr scored 10 points as the Chargers handled the Chiefs (9-13) in Lantana. No. 9 Lake Worth 70, John I. Leonard 49: Marcus Spann scored 14 points...

Girls basketball: No. 2 Oxbridge rolls to district win

Alexa Zaph scored 22 points, leading the second-ranked Oxbridge Academy girls basketball team to a 75-10 rout of Inlet Grove in a District 12-5A semifinal Thursday in West Palm Beach. The top-seeded Thunderwolves (20-5) advance to face Cardinal Newman in Friday’s district final. No.5 Cardinal Newman 72, King’s Academy 40: Bianca Cantando had 20 points and 10 rebounds as the second-seeded...
Heritage stars live childhood dream by signing Division I scholarships

Heritage stars live childhood dream by signing Division I scholarships

When they joined the varsity football team at American Heritage as eighth graders, Jarques McClellion, Alec Sinkfield and Josh Turner all had dreams of playing Division I football. As middle schoolers, that dream may as well have been a hope to be a rock star or an astronaut. “We always talked about this, since eighth grade,” McClellion said. “Looking at coaches, telling them that...
James Blackman looks to continue Glades Central tradition at FSU

James Blackman looks to continue Glades Central tradition at FSU

James Blackman has some large shoes to fill. The Florida State-bound quarterback and Super 11 pick is the latest in a line of players that includes Kelvin Benjamin and re-upped Raiders head coach Jessie Hester to make the trip from Belle Glade to Tallahassee. “It does (put some pressure on), a little,” said the former Glades Central star quarterback. “Kelvin Benjamin went up...
Jolicoeur continues Village Academy’s string of Division I signees

Jolicoeur continues Village Academy’s string of Division I signees

Three Village Academy football players are taking their talents nationally. In a ceremony held in the school’s gymnasium Wednesday, offensive linemen Cyril Spells and Zenon Cadet joined defensive back Rodley Jolicoeur in signing their letters of intent on national signing day. Jolicoeur, a two-star safety who also saw time at running back this past season, finally made his August committment...
Dwyer has another huge signing day class

Dwyer has another huge signing day class

As usual, Dwyer had a full house Wednesday for its national signing day ceremony. Eighteen student-athletes, including eight football players, signed collegiate letters of intent inside the school’s media center. Three other football players — quarterback Toddy Centeio (Temple), defensive back Cedrick Dort (Kentucky) and lineman Luke Bussard (Concordia University in Chicago) — enrolled...
Signing Day 2017: Oxbridge DB Traivon Leonard headed for Auburn

Signing Day 2017: Oxbridge DB Traivon Leonard headed for Auburn

Auburn-bound defensive back Traivon Leonard was one of six Oxbridge Academy football players who signed national letters of intent Wednesday during a packed ceremony held in the school’s gymnasium. Leonard, a three-star recruit who ended the season eighth on the Post’s 2017 Big Board, donned a white Auburn visor and white Auburn jacket with “War Eagle” written across the...
Suncoast’s K’Jakyre Daley keeps word, becomes a Sooner

Suncoast’s K’Jakyre Daley keeps word, becomes a Sooner

K’Jakyre Daley kept his promise. In front of a big crowd of students, administrators, teachers and family members, the senior outside linebacker signed a national letter of intent to play college football at the University of Oklahoma. Daley, a three-star recruit and the No. 2-ranked player on the Post’s Class of 2017 Big Board, committed to the Sooners in October. [For live...

Girls soccer: Oxbridge edges Heritage to advance to regional final

Oxbridge Academy swept its postseason series with district rival American Heritage on Tuesday night, rallying for a 2-1 victory on penalty kicks in a Class 2A girls soccer regional semifinal. Allison Breed tied the match with a second-half goal, and then converted two penalty kicks — including the game-winner on the 22nd shot — to lead the ThunderWolves to the win. Oxbridge, which defeated...

Basketball: No. 4 Wellington boys top No. 10 Boca Raton

Trent Frazier scored 34 points, leading the Wellington boys basketball team to an 80-77 victory over Boca Raton in a battle of ranked teams Tuesday night in Boca Raton. Sage Chen-Young added 18 points for the fourth-ranked Wolverines (18-5). Maxime Demeus scored 26 points for No. 10 Boca Raton (14-9). No. 1 Palm Beach Lakes 69, Park Vista 55: Lavorris Givins scored 16 points and Daiquan Wyatt added...
Football recruiting: Some area stars taking out-of-state route

Football recruiting: Some area stars taking out-of-state route

Oxbridge Academy’s Traivon Leonard had a lot of options to choose from when deciding where to continue his football career. He could have chosen to stay close to home at Florida Atlantic, but he also had offers from schools as far away as Boston College. Leonard, the No. 8 player on The Palm Beach Post’s Big Board, ultimately chose an out-of-state school — Auburn — and plans...

St. Andrew’s wins behind Polite’s 17 points in boys basketball

No. 2 St. Andrew’s 72, Miami-Ransom Everglades 32: Anthony Polite scored 17 points, had seven assists and grabbed seven rebounds, and Ivan Chmyrenko had 13 points as the Scots (22-2) overpowered the Raiders in Boca Raton. Atlantic Christian Academy 66, Jupiter Christian 58: Kyle Feit led all scorers with 21 points, including five three-pointers, and Justin Nicholson and Ricardo Time added 12...

Santaluces, Dwyer win in girls district basketball

District 10-9A Santaluces 60, Spanish River 54: Recilia Nonombre scored 24 points and Whitney Wright had 14 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the Sharks got past the Chiefs in Lantana. Santaluces will face Lake Worth in a semifinals matchup Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Atlantic. District 13-8A Dwyer 66, Olympic Heights 17: Fourteen Panthers scored, including 12 points from Cheyenne Robinson and 10 points...

Basketball: No. 8 Cardinal Newman boys top Gardens

K.J. Fitzgerald scored 15 points, leading the eighth-ranked Cardinal Newman boys basketball team to a 60-50 victory over Palm Beach Gardens on Saturday in West Palm Beach. Peter Igwilo added 13 points for the Crusaders (17-5). No. 2 Grandview Prep 64, Benjamin 57: Matt Schner scored 17 points to lead the Pride (21-3) over the Buccaneers in West Palm Beach. GIRLS Grandview Prep 49, No. 8 Benjamin 48...
Photos-John I. Leonard vs Wellington boys soccer 01-27-2017

Photos-John I. Leonard vs Wellington boys soccer 01-27-2017

Boys basketball: No. 3 Palm Beach Lakes stops No. 7 Suncoast

Tyrese Mapp scored 16 points, leading the Palm Beach Lakes boys basketball team to a 70-63 victory over Suncoast in a battle of ranked teams Friday night in Riviera Beach. Daiquan Wyatt added 15 points and Dovicson Louis contributed 14 points for the third-ranked Rams. Miclenby Gerfard led all scorers with 23 points and added 10 rebounds for seventh-ranked Suncoast (17-6). Fort Lauderdale-Pine Crest...

Girls basketball: No. 8 Benjamin stops No. 10 Lake Worth Christian

Elizabeth Laszewski had 18 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks, leading the Benjamin girls basketball team to a 60-51 victory over Lake Worth Christian in a matchup of ranked teams Friday night in Boynton Beach. Anise Williams added 17 points and six steals for the No. 8 Buccaneers against the No. 10 Defenders. No. 5 Cardinal Newman 60, Fort Pierce Central 47: Milan Morris scored 20 points as the...
Boys soccer: John I. Leonard stops Wellington for district title

Boys soccer: John I. Leonard stops Wellington for district title

As Friday’s District 11-5A boys soccer final wound down, John I. Leonard was clinging to its one-goal lead over Wellington, and Lancers coach Tim Gally was thinking one thing: “Please, not again.” In Gally’s first year as a head coach, his team surrendered a late, one-goal lead to the Wolverines, costing him a district championship. This time, second-seeded John I. Leonard...
Palm Beach County’s 2017 class ranks with area’s best ever

Palm Beach County’s 2017 class ranks with area’s best ever

Palm Beach County’s top football recruit in a talent-rich Class of 2017 has committed to national runner-up Alabama . No. 2 is expected to sign with Oklahoma , while Nos. 3, 4 and 5 have opted for Miami or Florida State. Pitt, Arkansas, Auburn, Duke and Florida International have reeled in commitments from the next five players on The Post&rsquo...
Alabama’s Nick Saban helicopters in to visit PB Lakes recruit

Alabama’s Nick Saban helicopters in to visit PB Lakes recruit

Nick Saban’s recruiting visit to Palm Beach Lakes High School on Friday afternoon was unlike any other in the school’s 28-year history. The Alabama Crimson Tide football coach arrived on campus via helicopter, touching down on the school’s football field just after lunch. He emerged wearing a gold sport coat and crimson-and-white striped tie, and was greeted by applause from the...

Girls soccer: Oxbridge advances to regional semifinals

Oxbridge Academy is back in the girls soccer regional semifinals for the first time since 2014. Allison Breed scored a second-half goal, and the ThunderWolves held on for a 1-0 victory against Coconut Creek-North Broward Prep on Thursday night in a Class 2A regional quarterfinal at William H. Pitt Stadium. Oxbridge improved to 11-1-2 and advanced to face American Heritage in Tuesday’s regional...

Boys basketball: No. 9 Oxbridge tops No. 2 Grandview

A.J. Cajuste scored 24 points, helping Oxbridge Academy upset Grandview Prep 75-72 in a battle of ranked teams Thursday night in West Palm Beach. With the victory, the ninth-ranked ThunderWolves improved to 20-3 on the season. Matt Schner led all scorers with 36 points in the loss for second-ranked Grandview (21-2). No. 6 Lake Worth 83, Fort Pierce Central 61: Joshua Rathell scored 18...

Girls basketball: No. 3 Palm Beach Lakes stops No. 7 Gardens

Ra’shara Simmons had 18 points and five steals as the Palm Beach Lakes girls basketball team defeated Palm Beach Gardens in a matchup of ranked teams Thursday night in West Palm Beach. Ronita St. Felix added 15 points and four steals for the third-ranked Rams (17-5). With the loss, the seventh-ranked Gators fell to 16-9 on the season. No. 2 Oxbridge Academy 57, Grandview Prep 28: Aaliyah Stanley...

Boys soccer: King’s Academy upsets Oxbridge in district semifinals

Chris Pappas scored the only goal to lift the fourth-seeded King’s Academy boys soccer team to a 1-0 upset of top-seeded Oxbridge Academy in a District 13-2A district semifinal Wednesday night in West Palm Beach. King’s advances to play third-seeded American Heritage in Friday’s district final. District 14-4A Northeast 1, West Boca Raton 0: The second-seeded Bulls (13-3-4) were shut...

Basketball: No. 5 Dwyer boys roll to victory

Miles Coleman scored 25 points, leading the fifth-ranked Dwyer boys basketball team to a 97-52 rout of Olympic Heights on Wednesday night in Boca Raton. With the victory, the Panthers improved to 16-5 on the season. Boynton Beach 81, Forest Hill 63: Tristan Stephens scored 15 points, but the Falcons (7-13) were routed by the Tigers in West Palm Beach. Seminole Ridge 55, Glades Central 48: Christian...

Roundup: No. 4 Wellington boys basketball team stops Jupiter

Trent Frazier scored 24 points to lead the fourth-ranked Wellington boys basketball team to a 75-62 victory over Jupiter on Tuesday night in Jupiter. Bryan Williams added 20 points for the Wolverines (19-3). Zach Pumphrey scored 19 points and Bailey Stephanos added 10 for Jupiter. No. 1 St. Andrew’s 66, Fort Lauderdale-Calvary Christian 58: Anthony Polite had 28 points, seven rebounds and five...

Palm Beach Lakes, Wellington, Cardinal Newman win in girls basketball

No. 3 Palm Beach Lakes 65, Jupiter 27: The St. Felix twins outscored Jupiter as a team: Ronita had 19 points and Ronisha scored 17 as the Rams (16-5) pummeled the Warriors (8-15) in Jupiter. No. 4 Wellington 58, Pahokee 48: Jillian Duncan and McKenzie Steurer scored 15 points each and Sydney Jones had a double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds), plus four steals as the Wolverines (19-3) got past the...

Atlantic, Leonard, Park Vista, Dwyer, PB Lakes advance in boys soccer

District 12-5A Quarterfinals Atlantic 3, Boca Raton 1: John Nalus scored two goals and Isaac Rosales kicked in one as the Eagles beat the Bobcats in Boca Raton. District 11-5A Quarterfinals John I. Leonard 5, Palm Beach Central 0: Regner Guillen scored a pair of goals and goalie Marcos Bueno grabbed five saves and earned his first shutout of the season as the second-seeded Lancers blanked the seventh-seeded...
Girls basketball: Lakes’ Cassandra Rahming honored for milestone

Girls basketball: Lakes’ Cassandra Rahming honored for milestone

Cassandra Rahming was a star player at the now-defunct Twin Lakes High School, played for the University of Iowa, then returned to take the helm of Twin Lakes’ successor school, Palm Beach Lakes. Since returning in 1998, she’s won multiple district titles and the 2014-15 Class 7A state championship. On Saturday, Rahming was honored for another part of her stellar coaching career. The Rams...
Oxbridge’s Smith a standout on football field, basketball court

Oxbridge’s Smith a standout on football field, basketball court

Whether he lines up on the gridiron or the hardwood, chances are Keidron Smith is guarding the opposing team’s top player. A standout defensive back for the ThunderWolves’ district-champion football team and a dynamic guard for the school’s state-ranked boys basketball team, the junior routinely draws the toughest defensive assignments in every game he plays. “He&rsquo...

Basketball: Frazier scores 51 points to lead Wellington boys

Trent Frazier exploded for 51 points, leading the fourth-ranked Wellington boys basketball team to a 96-66 rout of Seminole Ridge on Friday night in Loxahatchee. The University of Illinois signee made six 3-pointers en route to his career high. Miguel Peart added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Wolverines (18-3). No. 3 Palm Beach Lakes 91, Olympic Heights 55: Tyrese Mapp scored 26 points and Daiquan...
Soccer: Wellington girls top Palm Beach Central for district title

Soccer: Wellington girls top Palm Beach Central for district title

The District 11-5A girls soccer championship is back in Wellington after a year-long hiatus. Haley Jenkins and Abigail Bryan scored second-half goals, and Alexa Kovi posted her 17th shutout to lead the second-seeded Wolverines to a 2-0 victory against top-seeded Palm Beach Central Friday night at Royal Palm Beach High School. With the win, Wellington (20-1-1) advanced to Thursday’s regional...

Girls basketball: Wellington survives Palm Beach Gardens’ rally

After building a double-digit lead, Wellington was saved by the buzzer. Trailing by 16 points with less than a minute on the clock, sixth-ranked Palm Beach Gardens (15-7) mounted a ferocious comeback, going on a 12-0 run to end the game but falling short in a 53-47 loss to No. 4 Wellington (17-3) in Palm Beach Gardens on Thursday night. With the victory, the Wolverines clinched the No. 1 seed in the...

Soccer: Saint John Paul girls advance to district final

Danille Farinas scored two goals, helping the top-seeded Saint John Paul Academy girls soccer team edge third-seeded Yeshiva in a District 12-1A semifinal Thursday night in Boca Raton. Saint John Paul II Academy (13-6-2) advances to play the winner of Jupiter Christian vs. Lake Worth Christian in tonight’s district final. BOYS Royal Palm Beach 0, Boynton Beach 0: The Wildcats (16-4-6) and Tigers...
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