Bill Meredith

Freelance writer Bill Meredith started writing the local music column in the TGIF section in April of 2001, and added a career as a sports writer beginning in December of 2006. He also writes for the international music magazines JazzTimes and Jazziz, and started a career as a musician as well as a journalist in the mid-1980s. In various bands, from South Florida north to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, he's opened for B.B. King, Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, Queen Latifah, Johnny Winter, Warren Hill, Firefall, the Outlaws, and Ani DiFranco.

Latest from Bill Meredith

Wellington 35, Jupiter 24: Wolverines’ depth too much for Warriors

2:56 AM Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016

The unplanned bye week caused by Hurricane Matthew initially appeared to help winless Jupiter on Friday, as the Warriors gained three first downs on the game’s initial possession against Wellington, mostly from the running of senior quarterback Alex Piccirilli. But when the drive stalled, reality — and the Wolverines — set...
Seminole Ridge 37, Wellington 27: Hawks rally past Wolverines

2:57 AM Saturday, Oct. 01, 2016

The tone was set early in Friday’s Wellington-Seminole Ridge game, when Wolverines coach Tom Abel gambled on the game’s first possession. Wellington elected to go for it on fourth-and-5 at its own 35, but Ben Schmickle’s pass fell incomplete, giving Seminole Ridge the ball with good field position. The Hawks immediately...
Pahokee 20, Seminole Ridge 14: Blue Devils win hard-fought contest

3:00 AM Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016

After coasting to easy recent wins in their respective kickoff classics, Pahokee and Seminole Ridge kicked off their official seasons on Friday, and the Blue Devils looked impressive in a hard-fought, hard-earned 20-14 road victory. Ranked No. 4 in the state in Class 1A pre-season polling, Pahokee backed up both those predictions, which were...
Gardens institute trains athletes from youth to pro
 Forty-nine-year-old David Donatucci isn’t a professional athlete, but he’s often rubbing shoulders with enough of them to feel like he’s in a pro locker room. As the owner and director of the Florida Institute of Performance in Palm Beach Gardens since 2012, Donatucci’s current and former clients include professional...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Aug. 03, 2016

Forty-nine-year-old David Donatucci isn’t a professional athlete, but he’s often rubbing shoulders with enough of them to feel like he’s in a pro locker room. As the owner and director of the Florida Institute of Performance in Palm Beach Gardens since 2012, Donatucci’s current and former clients include professional...
Youth basketball team surprises even itself with state title
 Having expectations often can result in disappointment, whether in sports or life in general. Which can make having no expectations a strength. And there was no stronger age 9-and-under team at the United States Basketball Association Florida State Championships than the Hobe Sound Heat on June 10-12. Head coach Jose Torres guided the squad...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jul. 06, 2016

Having expectations often can result in disappointment, whether in sports or life in general. Which can make having no expectations a strength. And there was no stronger age 9-and-under team at the United States Basketball Association Florida State Championships than the Hobe Sound Heat on June 10-12. Head coach Jose Torres guided the squad...
Inlet Grove scholarship recipient to study, play football in Ohio
 Most stories about prep athletes getting scholarships involve high-profile high schools and colleges, plus the major amounts of money used in helping to attract those exceptional athletes from high school to higher learning. This one is about Charles Stacey, an undersized, hard-working two-way player (wide receiver, cornerback) for head coach...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2016

Most stories about prep athletes getting scholarships involve high-profile high schools and colleges, plus the major amounts of money used in helping to attract those exceptional athletes from high school to higher learning. This one is about Charles Stacey, an undersized, hard-working two-way player (wide receiver, cornerback) for head coach...
Jensen Beach High pitcher picked in Major League Baseball Draft
 Jensen Beach left-handed senior pitcher Braeden Ogle graduated high school on June 1, and had another major graduation of sorts on June 10. That’s when he was selected in the fourth round, as the 135th player overall, by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft. The 18-year-old wasn’t without options as the...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 22, 2016

Jensen Beach left-handed senior pitcher Braeden Ogle graduated high school on June 1, and had another major graduation of sorts on June 10. That’s when he was selected in the fourth round, as the 135th player overall, by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft. The 18-year-old wasn’t without options as the...
High school soccer coach holds free camps to attract younger players

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2016

The athletic field at Jupiter High School was filled with youth soccer players on a recent weekday morning, but most weren’t high school students. The occasion was one of the series of free annual youth soccer camps presented by the school’s girls soccer coach, Julio Halty. As the Lady Warriors’ head coach since the early...
Port St. Lucie bowler rolls rare double-double
 Port St. Lucie bowler Kenneth Merrick achieved a rarity last September when he rolled his first-ever perfect 300 game. Last month, the 18-year-old doubled his pleasure for an even rarer series of feats. “A few weeks ago, before the Stars of Tomorrow league ended, he bowled back-to-back 300 games,” said St. Lucie Lanes junior bowling...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 08, 2016

Port St. Lucie bowler Kenneth Merrick achieved a rarity last September when he rolled his first-ever perfect 300 game. Last month, the 18-year-old doubled his pleasure for an even rarer series of feats. “A few weeks ago, before the Stars of Tomorrow league ended, he bowled back-to-back 300 games,” said St. Lucie Lanes junior bowling...
Swim team makes big splash at national meet
 United States Masters Swimming, for adults 18 years and older, is all about the numbers. So when Jupiter-based Palm Beach Masters head coach and founder Linda Bostic realized she had 48 swimmers to compete at the U.S. Masters Spring National Championships in Greensboro, N.C., from April 28 to May 1, she liked her team’s numerical chances...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 01, 2016

United States Masters Swimming, for adults 18 years and older, is all about the numbers. So when Jupiter-based Palm Beach Masters head coach and founder Linda Bostic realized she had 48 swimmers to compete at the U.S. Masters Spring National Championships in Greensboro, N.C., from April 28 to May 1, she liked her team’s numerical chances...
South Fork senior a back-to-back state pole vault champ
 Any two-time state high school champion has reached rare air, but it’s safe to say that few have ascended to the heights that South Fork High School senior Cole Colozzo has. Last month, he captured his second consecutive Class 3A state championship in the pole vault at the IMG Academy in Bradenton by clearing the exact same height (an...

4:00 AM Wednesday, May. 25, 2016

Any two-time state high school champion has reached rare air, but it’s safe to say that few have ascended to the heights that South Fork High School senior Cole Colozzo has. Last month, he captured his second consecutive Class 3A state championship in the pole vault at the IMG Academy in Bradenton by clearing the exact same height (an...