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HS volleyball: Oxbridge, Benjamin, Spanish River, Dwyer win

Oxbridge Academy d. Jupiter Christian 25-18, 25-19, 25-21: Libby Nieporte had 14 kills and 12 digs and Morgan Weber added seven digs and three aces as the ThunderWolves (14-2) swept the Eagles in Jupiter. Benjamin d. Fort Pierce-John Carroll 25-16, 25-10, 25-10: Madeline Comorat had 16 assists and Ellie Blain contributed 14 kills as the Buccaneers (13-4) handled the Rams in Palm Beach Gardens. Heather...
Week 6 HS football look-ahead: Wellington, Seminole Ridge square off

Week 6 HS football look-ahead: Wellington, Seminole Ridge square off

Benjamin nabbed a very impressive 47-18 win over Key West, a team that had been ranked in the AP polls in previous weeks, last Friday. The victory continues a hyper-successful run for Benjamin, King’s Academy and American Heritage, all undefeated programs making a legitimate case to be considered top three teams in Class 3A. Elsewhere in the county, Forest Hill continued its undefeated season...
JUST IN: Ex-Dwyer football standout arrested in Jupiter shooting incident

JUST IN: Ex-Dwyer football standout arrested in Jupiter shooting incident

In his latest run-in with Jupiter police, former Dwyer High School football standout Michael Fleurizard is accused of shooting at a car and fleeing about 3 miles south. Fleurizard, 26, was arrested Monday on a slew of charges including multiple counts of aggravated assault and driving-related offenses. Judge Dina Keever-Agrama ordered the West Palm Beach resident be held without the possibility...

HS volleyball: Oxbridge, St. Andrew’s, Benjamin, Suncoast win

Oxbridge d. Boca Raton Christian 25-16, 26-24, 31-29: Kaylon Smith had 11 kills and five blocks and Josie Foreman added five blocks as the ThunderWolves (12-2) took down the Blazers (11-6) in Boca Raton. Sydney Visser had 20 kills, 16 digs and five service points for the Blazers. St. Andrew’s d. King’s Academy 21-25, 25-21, 25-10, 25-22, 15-12: Caroline Cleveland had 17 kills and 21 digs...
Weekend rewind: Santaluces pulls off upset, Atlantic rolls on

Weekend rewind: Santaluces pulls off upset, Atlantic rolls on

The county’s top teams are beginning to separate themselves from the pack with key district wins. Here are some highlights from Week 5 in Palm Beach County Santaluces pulled off a second-half comeback against Boca Raton (Game Story) Atlantic finished an early season gauntlet with a win over Park Vista (Game Story) Dwyer won big against Palm Beach...
High School Sports Schedule Sept. 24-Sept. 29

High School Sports Schedule Sept. 24-Sept. 29

FOOTBALL Thursday’s games Atlantic at Spanish River, 6 p.m. Pahokee at Boynton Beach, 6 p.m. Friday’s games St. Andrew’s at Somerset Canyons, 4 p.m. Boca Raton at Palm Beach Central, 6 p.m. Cocoa at Glades Central, 6 p.m. Dwyer at Olympic Heights, 6 p.m. John I. Leonard at Park Vista, 6 p.m. Jupiter at Palm Beach Gardens, 6 p.m. Lake Worth at Santaluces, 6 p.m. Port St. Lucie at...
Photos: Atlantic vs Park Vista football 09-21-2018

Photos: Atlantic vs Park Vista football 09-21-2018

Atlantic continued its season-opening gauntlet against some of the best teams in Palm Beach County on Friday night, rallying for a 21-7 road win over Park Vista in a District 10-8A game. Atlantic (4-0, 1-0) had its hands full against an efficient Park Vista (2-3, 1-1) offense in the early going. The Cobras moved the ball well on their first few drives and took a 7-0 lead when quarterback Tyler Thomas...
Elam does it all as Benjamin trounces Key West

Elam does it all as Benjamin trounces Key West

Earlier this week, Benjamin four-star cornerback Kaiir Elam received his jersey for the 2019 Under Armour All-America Game. On Friday night, the senior showed what he can do on special teams and offense. Elam returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, made an athletic catch to keep his team’s first possession alive and scored on a 63-yard catch-and-run to help Benjamin remain unbeaten with...
Lane’s interception return sparks Dwyer’s rout of Gardens

Lane’s interception return sparks Dwyer’s rout of Gardens

On their first play, Dwyer High defenders made it clear they would bully around the Palm Beach Gardens offense Friday night. Antavious Lane jumped a route and intercepted a pass near the line of scrimmage, returning it 27 yards for a touchdown. The Panthers rode that momentum the rest of the game in 42-7 rout of the visiting Gators. * PHOTO GALLERY: Click here Lane, a Post Super 11...
Palm Beach County High School Football Scores: Week 5

Palm Beach County High School Football Scores: Week 5

THURSDAY’S RESULTS Santaluces 22, Boca Raton 17. Click here to read about Chiefs’ upset FRIDAY’S RESULTS Atlantic 21, Park Vista 7 Click here to read story GALLERY of Atlantic-Dwyer game Dwyer 42, Palm Beach Gardens 7 Click here to read story GALLERY of Dwyer-Gardens game American Heritage 44, Fort Lauderdale-Archbishop McCarthy 0 Cardinal Newman 45, Royal Palm Beach 12 Benjamin...
Ilimaleota’s three TD passes lift Atlantic past Park Vista

Ilimaleota’s three TD passes lift Atlantic past Park Vista

Atlantic continued its season-opening gauntlet against some of the best teams in Palm Beach County on Friday night, rallying for a 21-7 road win over Park Vista in a District 10-8A game. *PHOTO GALLERY: Click here Atlantic (4-0, 1-0) had its hands full against an efficient Park Vista (2-3, 1-1) offense in the early going. The Cobras moved the ball well on their first few drives and took a 7-0 lead...
Carnegie lifts Santaluces to 22-17 upset of Boca Raton

Carnegie lifts Santaluces to 22-17 upset of Boca Raton

Running back Val Carnegie scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 7-yard run in the fourth quarter as Santaluces rallied from a 17-6 halftime deficit to upset visiting Boca Raton 22-17 in a District 10-8A game Thursday night. It was a signature victory for coach Brian Coe’s Chiefs (3-2, 2-0). Coe inherited a winless program two seasons ago and his team already has surpassed its win total from last...

HS volleyball: Santaluces, Oxbridge, Royal Palm win

Thursday Santaluces d. Dreyfoos 17-25, 25-13, 25-12, 23-25, 16-14: Alicia Demar had 15 assists, 10 kills and five blocks and Kristen Hackl added nine kills and eight service points as the Chiefs (7-6) held off the Jaguars in West Palm Beach. Oxbridge Academy d. King’s Academy 25-17, 25-22, 25-21: Libby Nieporte had 16 kills and 12 digs and Jasslyne Castillo added six kills and two blocks to...
HS football Week 5 predictions: Can Atlantic complete early gauntlet?

HS football Week 5 predictions: Can Atlantic complete early gauntlet?

This week’s schedule features some of the state’s top out-of-area teams facing off against Palm Beach County competition. Can Pahokee or Palm Beach Lakes pick up an upset win? All games are Friday at 6 p.m. unless noted. Boca Raton (3-1) at Santaluces (2-2), Thursday, 6 p.m.: After scoring 51 points last week, it seems that Michael Pratt and the Boca Raton offense are clicking. Expect...

HS volleyball: Dreyfoos, Benjamin, Boynton Beach, Santaluces win

Dreyfoos d. Fort Pierce Westwood 25-18, 25-20, 25-19: Julia Gonnello had 12 kills and four aces and Katie Davis added four aces as the Jaguars swept the Panthers in Fort Pierce. Benjamin d. Jupiter Christian 25-12, 25-15, 25-17: Ellie Blain had 16 kills and Lauren Lange added five blocks and three kills to lead the Buccaneers (11-4) past the Eagles in Jupiter. Boynton Beach d. Palm Beach Lakes 25-7...
Week 5 HS football look-ahead: Pahokee hosts Vero Beach in big matchup

Week 5 HS football look-ahead: Pahokee hosts Vero Beach in big matchup

Not only did American Heritage make a case that it’s among the top teams in Palm Beach County with Friday’s blowout win over Monsignor Pace, but it also asserted itself as one of the top teams in the state in Class 3A. The Stallions have been dominant in their first three games and will have opportunities to continue to pick up quality wins with contests against Nova University School...
BREAKING: PBSO IDs two shot in Palm Beach Central High gunfire

BREAKING: PBSO IDs two shot in Palm Beach Central High gunfire

More than a month after gunfire erupted outside a Palm Beach Central-Dwyer high school football game, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the identity of the two shooting victims. Varnard Albury, 29, and Daniel Foster Sr., who also goes by Daniel Philmore, were injured in the gunfire, the sheriff’s office said.  Foster, 39, is the biological father of a senior...

HS volleyball: Park Vista, Dwyer, Saint John Paul II post wins

Park Vista d. Atlantic 25-16, 25-20, 25-14: Lexi Bertsch had 14 kills, Cassidy Ellmyer added 19 service points and 14 digs and Jenna Fitzgerald contributed 19 digs, leading the Cobras (10-2) over the Eagles in Delray Beach. Dwyer d. Forest Hill 25-23, 25-3, 25-15: Angelina Botolino had six kills and four blocks, Shayn Neary added seven kills and Violet Alvia had 15 assists and two kills as the Panthers...
Schabert’s third TD lifts Seminole Ridge past Gardens in OT

Schabert’s third TD lifts Seminole Ridge past Gardens in OT

When quarterback Kaimyn Castilla led the Seminole Ridge offense onto the field to start overtime, he was focused on one thing: confidence. “I just have confidence in my guys,” Castilla said. “I just have confidence that we would get the job done.” A 10-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Schabert and a subsequent Palm Beach Gardens fumble were enough to seal the win as the Hawks...

High school volleyball results

Merritt Island d. Spanish River 25-19, 25-19: Alexis Rigdon had 10 assists and two aces, and McKenzie Miholer added eight assists, but the Sharks (6-2) fell to Merritt Island at the East Coast Challenge Tournament in Stuart. Spanish River d. Jensen Beach 25-15, 20-25, 22-20: Allie Lopez had nine kills, two digs and two blocks, and Lindsey Hattaway added five kills and eight digs, as the Sharks (7-2)...

High school football scores

WEEK 4 SCOREBOARD Thursday Fort Lauderdale-Archbishop McCarthy 21, Boynton Beach 8 Friday Suncoast 30, Pompano Beach 12 Seminole Ridge 21, Palm Beach Gardens 14 (OT) Palm Beach Central 52, Wellington 10 Dwyer 41, Palm Beach Lakes 13 American Heritage 42, Miami-Monsignor Pace 7 Park Vista 45, Lake Worth 6 Forest Hill 41, Royal Palm Beach 7 Pahokee 33, Cardinal Newman 10 Glades Day 32, St. Andrew&rsquo...
American Heritage trounces Pace, improves to 3-0

American Heritage trounces Pace, improves to 3-0

The last time American Heritage started a season 3-0, the current team’s seniors were sixth-graders, sitting in the stands and watching Greg Bryant and Desmond Cain tear up the field. The Stallions, ranked third in state Class 3A poll, took a step toward returning to that level of play Friday night after a two-year stretch in which they went 7-12. Heritage beat Miami-Monsignor Pace 42-7 to improve...

Palm Beach Central overwhelms Wellington for third straight win

One of Palm Beach County’s biggest rivalry games was anything but competitive Friday night as Palm Beach Central scored 45 unanswered points in a 52-10 rout of visiting Wellington. Down 10-7 early in the second quarter after senior running back Mark-Antony Richards (No. 2 on The Post’s Big Board) ran for a 65-yard touchdown, the Broncos (3-1) quickly regained the lead when quarterback...

Benjamin, Lake Worth, Oxbridge win in volleyball

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Thursday Benjamin d. Port St. Lucie-Somerset Prep 25-12, 25-13, 25-4: Ellie Blain had 17 kills and 11 digs, and Peyton Greene added seven kills, as the Buccaneers (7-2) routed the Spartans in Port St. Lucie. Shiyanna McLeod contributed five kills and five digs in the win. Lake Worth d. Forest Hill 25-22, 25-16, 24-26, 14-25, 15-6: Darlenis Medina had 15 digs and eight kills and Rachel...
Boynton falls short against McCarthy, remains winless

Boynton falls short against McCarthy, remains winless

Boynton Beach High hung tough with Fort Lauderdale-Archbishop McCarthy for most of the game Thursday night, but the Mavericks pulled away for a 21-8 victory. Two mistakes set the tone early in the low-scoring contest between winless teams. Boynton Beach (0-3) fumbled on the opening kickoff, giving McCarthy (1-2) the ball 21 yards from the end zone. But the Mavericks failed to capitalize as quarterback...
D’or, Cardinal Newman hope to sustain early season success

D’or, Cardinal Newman hope to sustain early season success

One of the biggest surprises in Palm Beach County this season has been the Cardinal Newman Crusaders, who went 5-4 last season but have begun their 2018 campaign undefeated. The Crusaders got off to a similar start last year, winning their first four games, but slumped in the second half of the season, dropping four of their last five. “We just can’t get too ahead of ourselves,”...
HS football Week 4 predictions: Who will pick up big district wins?

HS football Week 4 predictions: Who will pick up big district wins?

This week’s action will see several teams square off against district rivals as we enter the meat of the high school football season. With Atlantic on a bye week following three impressive wins, which other teams will make statements in Week 4 and join the Eagles in establishing themselves as a top team in the county? Highlighted games for this week include Monsignor Pace visiting American Heritage...

HS volleyball: Jupiter, Park Vista, Boynton Beach, Dwyer post wins

Jupiter d. Palm Beach Central 25-9, 25-16, 25-15: Brianna Nowakowski had eight kills and Chloe Jezernac added seven kills and two blocks as the Warriors (8-0) remained undefeated and swept the Broncos in Jupiter. Park Vista d. Oxbridge 25-20, 25-22, 22-25, 15-25, 15-11: Lexi Bertsch had 23 kills, Jenna Fitzgerald added 31 digs and Cassidy Ellmyer contributed 11 kills and 13 digs as the Cobras (8-2)...
Week 4 HS football look-ahead: Major test awaits American Heritage

Week 4 HS football look-ahead: Major test awaits American Heritage

Another week, another statement win for Atlantic High of Delray, which completed the Palm Beach County top-tier trifecta by beating Palm Beach Central, Dwyer and Pahokee in consecutive weeks. Pahokee gave the Eagles a run for their money, led by Deante Nelson, who hauled in two touchdown receptions and picked off Atlantic quarterback Kalani Ilimaleota three times in a losing effort. The Eagles will...
Weekend rewind: Atlantic stays hot, Dwyer wins big

Weekend rewind: Atlantic stays hot, Dwyer wins big

There were some lopsided scores across the county as teams began to separate themselves from the pack. Here are some highlights from Week 3: * Rashawn Faustine had two kick-return touchdowns in Boca Raton’s win over Boynton Beach. (Story) * Cardinal Newman surprised Olympic Heights in an impressive road win (Story) * Wellington bounced back from a loss to Vero Beach by beating Park Vista (Story...
Commentary: Key to quality reporting: Relationships, trust

Commentary: Key to quality reporting: Relationships, trust

Award-winning photojournalist Allen Eyestone started covering high school football games when he was a teenager, and he has spent 34 of his 57 years covering them for The Palm Beach Post. He was making pictures on one end of the Palm Beach Central High football field on Aug. 17 when he heard screams and saw fans stampede toward him in a panic. As they rushed his way, Eyestone rushed the other way...

High school sports schedule for week of Sept. 10

FOOTBALL Thursday’s game Fort Lauderdale-Archbishop McCarthy at Boynton Beach, 6 p.m. Friday’s games Benjamin at Miami-Gulliver Prep, 4 p.m. Archbishop McCarthy at Boynton Beach, 6 p.m. Cardinal Newman at Pahokee, 6 p.m. Forest Hill at Royal Palm Beach, 6 p.m. Olympic Heights at West Boca Raton, 6 p.m. Palm Beach Gardens at Seminole Ridge, 6 p.m. Palm Beach Lakes at Dwyer, 6 p.m. Park...

King’s Academy remains unbeaten; Jupiter falls

Late Friday King’s Academy 26, Glades Day 0: Isaac Scroggins returned a fumble for a touchdown and Corey Crouteau and Pressley Almond added rushing scores as the Lions (3-0) blanked the Gators (1-2) in Belle Glade. Fort Pierce Westwood 36, Jupiter 13: John Mosley threw touchdown passes to Ryan Cameron and Demetrius Brown, but the Warriors (1-2) fell to the Panthers (2-1) in Jupiter.
17 on their minds: Stoneman Douglas football team wins home opener by 17

17 on their minds: Stoneman Douglas football team wins home opener by 17

Seventeen was on the minds of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School football team Friday night. >> Read more trending news  The Eagles, playing a home game for the first time since 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at the South Florida school on Feb. 14, defeated South Broward 23-6, the Sun-Sentinel reported. It was a 17-point margin of victory for a squad that is honoring...
Parkland shooting: Stoneman wins 1st home football game since tragedy

Parkland shooting: Stoneman wins 1st home football game since tragedy

Darned if it didn’t happen again. Willis May, football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, has had this superstition for a number of years. At least he calls a superstition, even if others might think of it as a borderline obsession. Whenever he finds a heads-up penny on game day, good things happen. That’s why his old offensive line coach used to plant pennies for the boss just to...
Durant’s two long TDs lift Wellington over Park Vista

Durant’s two long TDs lift Wellington over Park Vista

In a game defined by squandered opportunities for Wellington and Park Vista, the Wolverines’ Jadien Durant made the most of two chances. Both times, Durant had the ball with no Cobras defenders between him and the end zone. Both times he scored, and it was enough to lift the Wolverines (2-1) over the Cobras (1-2) 14-8 Friday night. Durant scored his first touchdown on the first offensive play...
This week’s high school football scoreboard

This week’s high school football scoreboard

Thursday Port St. Lucie-Centennial 51, Royal Palm Beach 6 (Read story here) Santaluces 19, West Boca Raton 0 Boca Raton Christian 46, North Miami Beach-Hillel 6 Pembroke Pines Charter 21, St. John Paul II 19 Friday’s Scores Boca Raton 30, Boynton Beach 7 (Read story here) Wellington 14, Park Vista 8 (Read story here) Palm Beach Central 63, Miami-Braddock 7 Cardinal Newman 40, Olympic Heights...
Atlantic continues streak against top teams, defeats Pahokee

Atlantic continues streak against top teams, defeats Pahokee

Palm Beach County’s hottest team added to its impressive early season resume Friday night as visiting Atlantic defeated Pahokee 35-21 to remain unbeaten. Atlantic (3-0) was coming off a pair of statement wins against Palm Beach Central and Dwyer. The Eagles’ first possession of the game ended when the Blue Devils’ DeAnte Nelson picked off Kalani Ilimaleota just two yards from the...

D’or rushes for 239 yards, three TDs to lead Cardinal Newman

Consider Cardinal Newman’s 40-20 win over Olympic Heights an introduction to Crusaders running back Chris D’or. A junior running back who looks — and plays — much smaller than his listed size of 5-foot-9, D’or ran for 239 yards and three touchdowns as the Crusaders (3-0) pulled off an impressive road win against the Lions (2-1). “We had a mission,” D&rsquo...

Faustine returns two kicks for TDs, leads Boca Raton rout

Rashawn Faustine saw a hole. The 5-foot-9, 150-pound sophomore sprinted through 11 Boynton Beach defenders, found that hole, raced through it untouched and went 92 yards for a Boca Raton touchdown to open the second half. “I just saw the ball come to me, and then I ran,” Faustine said. “I waited for a little bit, saw the hole open. All gas, no brakes — took off.” Faustine&rsquo...
Florida State teammates help ex-St. Andrew’s swim star battle cancer

Florida State teammates help ex-St. Andrew’s swim star battle cancer

McKenna Keith, a St. Andrew’s School All-American and now a Florida State senior, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The disease is a cancer of the lymphatic system. She is undergoing chemotherapy through December and hopes to return after her treatment is complete. Keith, whose family lives in Boca Raton, lettered in swimming and water polo for four years at St. Andrew&rsquo...
Track Hall of Famer Roy Chernock, who coached 5 county schools, dies

Track Hall of Famer Roy Chernock, who coached 5 county schools, dies

Those in the local track and field coaching fraternity would affectionately describe Roy Chernock as having a feisty personality, at times argumentative to the point that one coach said he sometimes would just walk away from the verbal confrontation. *More Post high school coverage *Chernock gets Hall call It was all part of Chernock’s passion for a sport dear to him and for the young athletes...

HS volleyball: Jupiter stays unbeaten; Boca Raton wins

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL Thursday Jupiter d. Jensen Beach 21-25, 23-25, 26-24, 25-19, 15-9: Maddie Eagen had 25 assists and four kills, and Katherine Carter added 12 kills and five blocks, as the Warriors (7-0) defeated the Falcons in Jupiter. Boca Raton d. Santaluces 25-11, 25-9, 25-12: Hailee Henderson and Nicole Depaula each had eight kills, leading the Bobcats past the Chiefs (4-4) in...

High school football schedule: Week 3

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: WEEK 3 Thursday Centennial 51, Royal Palm Beach 6 Friday All games at 6 p.m. unless noted Fort Pierce Westwood at Jupiter Miami-Braddock at Palm Beach Central Lake Worth at Palm Beach Gardens Wellington at Park Vista Atlantic at Pahokee Boynton Beach at Boca Raton John I. Leonard at Forest Hill Spanish River at Suncoast Cardinal Newman at Olympic Heights Dwyer at Glades Central...

Unbeaten Centennial proves too much for Royal Palm Beach

The winless Royal Palm Beach Wildcats hosted the unbeaten Centennial Eagles on Thursday to kick off Week 3 of the high school football season. The Wildcats kept the game close early on, but the Eagles pulled away for a 51-6 win in a game shortened by lightning. Royal Palm Beach (0-3) turned the ball over on its first play from scrimmage when Kenarvis Bowles fumbled after catching a 4-yard pass from...
HS football Week 3 predictions: Wellington, Dwyer look to bounce back

HS football Week 3 predictions: Wellington, Dwyer look to bounce back

Week 2 saw Atlantic assert itself as the best team in Palm Beach County, but the Eagles’ reign at the top with be tested by a road trip to the Muck to play Pahokee. Wellington and Dwyer, the team that Atlantic beat last week, will look to bounce back after disappointing losses, something that Park Vista was able to accomplish in Week 2. Highlighted games for Week 3 include Dwyer traveling to...

HS volleyball: Jupiter remains undefeated, Benjamin, Santaluces win

Jupiter d. Seminole Ridge 27-25, 25-8, 25-11: Chloe Jezerinac had 10 kills and Carly Griffith added 18 assists to lead the Warriors (5-0) past the Hawks in Jupiter. Maddie Bonocore had 10 digs in the win. Benjamin d. Dwyer 25-23, 22-25, 25-13, 26-24: Shiyanna McLeod had eight kills and six blocks and Lauren Lange added eight kills and four blocks as the Buccaneers (4-2) held off the Panthers...
Week 3 HS football look-ahead: Atlantic, Pahokee square off in Muck

Week 3 HS football look-ahead: Atlantic, Pahokee square off in Muck

The second week of the high school football season saw Atlantic make a major statement with a 30-13 win at home over Dwyer. The Eagles rode the momentum of a Week 1 win over Palm Beach Central into Friday night’s matchup with the Panthers and turned in a dominant defensive performance, holding the dangerous Dwyer offense to 13 points. Henry Bryant led the Eagles defensive line, which racked...
Weekend rewind: Park Vista bounces back, Atlantic makes a statement

Weekend rewind: Park Vista bounces back, Atlantic makes a statement

Week 2 of the high school football season saw some teams respond to adversity, others make major statements and yet more clean up areas that needed to be improved. Here are some highlights from Week 2 in Palm Beach County: * Atlantic picked up a statement win over Dwyer (Game story | Photo gallery) * Palm Beach Central won its first home game since the Kickoff Classic shooting (Game story | Photo...
Spanish River girls, boys sweep Park Vista Invitational

Spanish River girls, boys sweep Park Vista Invitational

It’s still very early in the high school cross-country season, but it’s clear who the team to beat is. For the second week in a row, the Spanish River boys’ and girls’ teams were dominant, sweeping the Park Vista Invitational at South County Regional Park on Saturday. Spanish River junior Rylee Pustilnik ran her typical race despite the soggy course, winning comfortably in...
Texas high school football team snaps 77-game losing streak

Texas high school football team snaps 77-game losing streak

A Texas high school football team ended nearly eight years of frustration Thursday night by snapping a 77-game losing streak, WFAA reported. >> Read more trending news  Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School of Fort Worth defeated Dallas Conrad 40-12, winning for the first time since Sept. 18, 2010. That night, the Eagles beat Dallas Jefferson, 31-7, the Star-Telegram of Fort Worth reported...

Forest Hill overcomes slow start, blanks Santaluces

After the first quarter, Santaluces seemed poised to make a run at knocking off Forest Hill. Despite early flubs that included a botched punt and a lost fumble, the Chiefs had outgained the Falcons, 53 yards to minus-3 yards. But in the second quarter, Forest Hill stopped its offensive woes and Santaluces couldn’t stop its mistakes, eventually falling 27-0 at home Friday night. Hanging around...

Henningham powers Park Vista in shutout of West Boca

Alex Henningham’s first game with Park Vista High didn’t go as planned, with the Cobras suffering a blowout loss to Dwyer. His second was much better. The junior wide receiver scored Park Vista’s first three touchdowns, leading the Cobras (1-1) to a 31-0 victory over West Boca Raton (0-2) on Friday night. “I had to prove myself to my new teammates by showing what I’ve...
Atlantic makes statement with 30-13 rout of Dwyer

Atlantic makes statement with 30-13 rout of Dwyer

Friday night’s game was supposed to be a defensive struggle between Dwyer and Atlantic, after both teams shut out quality opponents in Week 1. But Atlantic’s offense showed its explosiveness on the opening drive, going 45 yards in just five plays, and the Eagles went on to a 30-13 victory over the visiting Panthers in a matchup of Palm Beach County powerhouses. Quarterback Kalani Ilimaleota...

High school football: Atlantic, PB Central win

Thursday’s results Palm Beach Lakes 34, Lake Worth 6 Olympic Heights 42, Spanish River 7 Friday’s results Atlantic 30, Dwyer 13 Palm Beach Central 48, Miami-Ferguson 0 Palm Beach Gardens 44, Royal Palm Beach 7 Cardinal Newman 43, Jupiter 41 Forest Hill 27, Santaluces 0 Park Vista 31, West Boca Raton 0 Glades Central 32, Orange Park-Oakleaf 26 Seminole Ridge 24, Suncoast 0 Vero Beach 46...
Palm Beach Central enjoys big win in first home game since shooting

Palm Beach Central enjoys big win in first home game since shooting

Getting a text message warning him of a school shooting wasn’t what Brian Rundel expected upon starting high school. “I was with my friend at my house and my mom said there was a shooting at Palm Beach Central,” said Rundel, a 14-year-old freshman at the Wellington school. “The only thing I could think of was (hoping) that all my friends were OK.” Rundel tried to keep...
JUST IN: Man tried to bring loaded gun to high school football game

JUST IN: Man tried to bring loaded gun to high school football game

A suburban West Palm Beach man tried to bring a loaded handgun to the Palm Beach Lakes High School football game Thursday and is facing criminal charges following his arrest, according to a police report released Friday. A security officer who was screening people entering the stadium for the game against Lake Worth High School alerted Palm Beach County School District police that Joshua...

HS volleyball: Oxbridge, Royal Palm win in straight sets

Oxbridge Academy d. Westminster Academy 25-12, 25-13, 25-16: Kaylon Smith had six kills and five blocks, and Morgan Weber had 10 digs, as the Thunderwolves won in West Palm Beach. Royal Palm Beach d. John I. Leonard 25-13, 25-11, 25-14: EmmaLou Riddle had eight kills, five aces and eight digs, and Katie Gonzalez added 20 digs, six assists and two kills, leading the Wildcats over the Lancers in Greenacres...
NEW: Even after head injury, shooting, ambulance crews optional at high school football games

NEW: Even after head injury, shooting, ambulance crews optional at high school football games

When Spanish River High football player Miles Levine sustained a serious head injury during a preseason football game Aug. 17, a Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crew was on hand to attend to the boy, place him in an ambulance and rush him to a hospital for emergency brain surgery. “First responders were on him immediately,” said Adam Levine, his father. Miles Levine was lucky,...

HS volleyball: Jupiter, Santaluces, Spanish River, Dwyer post wins

Jupiter d. John I. Leonard 25-3, 25-6, 25-6: Sofia Valdes had 17 service points and Zoe Primack added 13 assists as the Warriors (4-0) rolled past the Lancers in Jupiter. Maddie Bonocore had seven digs in the win. Santaluces d. Olympic Heights 25-17, 25-19, 25-13: Kristen Hackl had 10 kills and six service points and Taryn Giel added six kills as the Chiefs (3-2) swept the Lions in Boca Raton. Spanish...
High school football Week 2 predictions: Can Dwyer top Atlantic?

High school football Week 2 predictions: Can Dwyer top Atlantic?

The first week of the high school football season brought some surprising results and left several teams with questions that need to be answered in Week 2. Can Park Vista bounce back after a blowout loss to Dwyer? Can Forest Hill, King’s Academy and Benjamin continue their winning ways? Is Wellington ready to take the next step toward state championship contention? Highlighted games for Week...

HS volleyball: Santaluces, Oxbridge, Lake Worth Christian post wins

Santaluces d. John I. Leonard 25-13, 25-16, 25-13: Alicia Demar had 10 service points with eight aces and eight digs and Jazmin Burrell added six kills as the Chiefs (2-2) swept the Lancers in Greenacres. Oxbridge Academy d. Cardinal Newman 25-16, 25-13, 25-16: Abby Nieporte had 11 digs and 10 kills as the ThunderWolves (4-0) handled the Crusaders in West Palm Beach. Lake Worth Christian d. Village...

HS volleyball: Jupiter, Oxbridge, Spanish River, Park Vista win

Jupiter d. Palm Beach Lakes 25-3, 25-7, 25-3: Sofia Valdes had seven digs and 17 service points, Rebekah Stamos contributed 12 service points and Nichole Deka added seven kills as the Warriors (3-0) swept the Rams in Jupiter. Oxbridge d. Benjamin 25-18, 17-25, 29-27, 17-25, 15-12: Ava Shmueli had 31 digs and 32 assists and Libby Nieporte added 25 kills and 26 digs as the ThunderWolves (3-0) outlasted...
Week 2 HS football look-ahead: Dwyer, Atlantic meet in marquee matchup

Week 2 HS football look-ahead: Dwyer, Atlantic meet in marquee matchup

The opening week of high school football has come and gone. Several high-profile teams improved their stock, while a pair of programs with high expectations took a step backwards. Coming off impressive performances in their Kickoff Classic matchups, Palm Beach Central and Park Vista both fell flat in their regular-season openers. Both the Cobras and the Broncos were shut out Saturday on the road,...
Cheerleader deals with new normal for high school football

Cheerleader deals with new normal for high school football

Everything was normal for Palm Beach Central sophomore cheerleader Ashley Jacob on Saturday. Normal … except for what greeted her at the stadium when she arrived for the Broncos’ regular-season opener at Atlantic High School. Crime scene tape that helped funnel spectators through two entry points. Being scanned by a hand-held electromagnetic wand like every other spectator that passed...
Palm Beach Central cheerleader deals with new normal for high school football

Palm Beach Central cheerleader deals with new normal for high school football

Everything was normal for Palm Beach Central sophomore cheerleader Ashley Jacob on Saturday. Normal. … except for what greeted her at the stadium when she arrived for the Broncos regular-season opener at Atlantic High. Crime scene tape that helped funnel spectators through two entry points. Being scanned by a hand-held electromagnetic wand like every other spectator that passed through the...
Weekend rewind: Dwyer, Forest Hill, Palm Beach Gardens win big

Weekend rewind: Dwyer, Forest Hill, Palm Beach Gardens win big

The opening week of the 2018 high school football season saw several teams establish themselves as top programs in the county, while others with high preseason expectations stumbled out of the gates. Here are some highlights from Week 1 of regular-season play in Palm Beach County: * Dwyer kicks off the season with a rout of Park Vista (Game Story) * Atlantic shuts out Palm Beach Central (Game Story)...
Atlantic defense shuts down Palm Beach Central in 14-0 win

Atlantic defense shuts down Palm Beach Central in 14-0 win

After enduring a frightening ending to a preseason game, Palm Beach Central coach Tino Ierulli witnessed a poor week of practice followed by a subpar effort in the season opener Saturday. Ierulli, however, refused to blame the Broncos’ 14-0 loss to Atlantic on the on-campus shooting that wounded two people. “That is 100 percent on us as a program, with a lack of focus in practice during...
Dwyer caps off difficult week with 40-0 rout of Park Vista

Dwyer caps off difficult week with 40-0 rout of Park Vista

Eight days after its Kickoff Classic matchup against Palm Beach Central ended prematurely due to a shooting, Dwyer High’s football team took the field to open the regular season Saturday. Ernest Blackshear scored on an 83-yard run on the Panthers’ second possession and they went on to crush Park Vista 40-0 at Blum Stadium. Blackshear finished with 109 yards on only five carries. Dwyer...
1 teen dead after shooting near California high school

1 teen dead after shooting near California high school

One teen is dead and another is in critical condition Friday after a shooting near a junior varsity game at a California high school, KGO reported. >> Read more trending news  Fairfield police said a 16-year-old boy was dead and an 18-year-old man was taken to the hospital after the incident around 5 p.m. near Armijo High School, KRON reported.  Fairfield police arrested...
Mollie Tibbetts' younger brother throws 2 TD passes in emotional season opener

Mollie Tibbetts' younger brother throws 2 TD passes in emotional season opener

The younger brother of slain Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts decided to play in his high school football team’s season opener Friday, throwing for two touchdowns and running for a third in an emotional victory, The Des Moines Register reported. >> Read more trending news  Scott Tibbetts, a senior at Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom High School, started at quarterback against Lisbon...
1 person dead after shots fired at Florida high school football game, deputies say

1 person dead after shots fired at Florida high school football game, deputies say

One person was killed at a Florida high school football game as the contest ended Friday night, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office confirmed. >> Read more trending news  In a tweet late Friday, the Sheriff’s Office said one person died and two were injured after a game played between host William M. Raines High School and Robert E. Lee High School. The Sheriff's Office said early...
Running game, defense carry Pahokee past Palm Beach Lakes

Running game, defense carry Pahokee past Palm Beach Lakes

Pahokee’s defense gave up a 55-yard touchdown pass on its first snap of the game. The Blue Devils settled down after that, keeping the Palm Beach Lakes offense enough at bay to seal a 28-19 win Friday on the road. A combination of running backs led the Blue Devils on offense. Often running out of the I-formation, Ja’tarie Washington carried 10 times for 55 yards and a touchdown. But after...
Gardens shakes off slow start, routs John I. Leonard

Gardens shakes off slow start, routs John I. Leonard

Coming off a thrilling last-minute victory against Glades Central in the Kickoff Classic, Palm Beach Gardens spared the suspense in its season opener against John I. Leonard. The Gators, behind big nights from running back Antonio Outler and quarterback David Studstill, scored 40 unanswered points to defeat the Lancers 40-6 Friday night at Mullinax Ford Stadium. John I. Leonard struck for a 50-yard...
Olympic Heights survives ‘sloppy’ game, edges Boynton

Olympic Heights survives ‘sloppy’ game, edges Boynton

Baz Alfred didn’t feel like holding back, even after an emotional win. “This was a sloppy game,” said Alfred, the second-year coach at Olympic Heights. Olympic Heights and Boynton Beach both battled penalties and poor play in the host Lions’ 7-6 victory Friday night. Alfred praised Boynton for keeping Heights “unbalanced” in the teams’ annual “catfight...
Cops: Teen arrested for breaking student’s jaw at Gardens football game

Cops: Teen arrested for breaking student’s jaw at Gardens football game

A former Glades Day quarterback was arrested Thursday night after police said he punched a Benjamin School student at a high school football game in Palm Beach Gardens, breaking the student’s jaw. As players left the field at about 9 p.m., witnesses told police they saw 18-year-old Alexander Mineo, a former Glades Day quarterback, and 16-year-old Michael Edwards, a Benjamin School student, exchange...
McClendon leads way as Forest Hill breezes in opener

McClendon leads way as Forest Hill breezes in opener

For the first time since last week’s shooting at Palm Beach Central, high school football was played in Palm Beach County on Thursday night. Forest Hill hosted Suncoast at 6 p.m., the newly mandated starting time for games involving public schools. The Falcons scored early and often, beating the Chargers 40-12 in the county’s first regular season game. Both teams kept the ball on the ground...

HS volleyball: Jupiter, Benjamin, Boynton Beach, Dreyfoos post wins

Jupiter d. Wellington 25-13, 27-25, 23-25, 25-14: Carly Griffith and Maddie Eagen each had 20 assists and Nichole Deka had 14 kills as the Warriors got past the Wolverines in Wellington. Benjamin d. Park Vista 25-14, 25-20, 20-25, 25-20: Ellie Blain had 16 kills and seven digs, Shiyanna McLeod had 11 kills and seven blocks and Lauren Lange chipped in nine kills and two blocks as the Buccaneers...
LATEST: FHP trooper responds to Palm Beach Central shooting; his kids were at game

LATEST: FHP trooper responds to Palm Beach Central shooting; his kids were at game

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper was sent to Friday night’s shooting at Palm Beach Central High even as two of his children were part of the frantic exit from the football stadium, FHP confirmed in a memo. Bullets struck two people just after 9 p.m. Friday as Central played William T. Dwyer High School in a preseason football game. The gunfire, while outside the stadium, halted the...
Previewing each of Palm Beach County’s high school football teams

Previewing each of Palm Beach County’s high school football teams

The 2018 high school football regular season kicks off this week. We get you ready with our team-by-team breakdowns of Palm Beach County’s large- and small-school squads. Coach: Tim Tharp, second season 2017 record: 1-8 Starters returning: 5 on offense, 1 on defense Big man on campus: Not every team has a hybrid player like senior Ryan Cameron. He will play tight end, wide receiver and H-back...

Girls Volleyball: Boynton Beach, Royal Palm Beach, Suncoast post wins

Boynton Beach d. Palm Beach Central 25-22, 25-21, 25-23: Ellisha Holmes had seven aces and seven kills and K’NyKiara Johnson added nine kills, seven digs and five blocks to lead the Tigers over the Broncos in Boynton Beach. Royal Palm Beach d. Forest Hill 25-15, 25-14, 25-8: Katie Gonzalez had 19 digs and five aces and Payton Reis added nine kills and five aces as the Wildcats (1-0) handled...
Injured Spanish River football player speaks, walks with help

Injured Spanish River football player speaks, walks with help

Early Monday, a little more than two days after undergoing more than three hours of brain surgery, Spanish River High senior football player Miles Levine asked his dad if he could play this Friday when his school opens the season at Cardinal Newman. Levine, a cornerback/receiver and team captain, was injured during last Friday’s preseason game at West Boca High when he collided with a receiver...
SAT scuttles Saturday morning football; kickoff at 5 p.m. instead

SAT scuttles Saturday morning football; kickoff at 5 p.m. instead

The district’s first two Saturday morning football games are being pushed back to later in the afternoon after administrators realized that hundreds of athletes and band members — not to mention student fans — were previously engaged: They will be sitting for the SAT college entrance exams. The move was a bit of Monday morning quarterbacking from Palm Beach County School District...
Coach: Spanish River football player hospitalized with brain injury

Coach: Spanish River football player hospitalized with brain injury

As law enforcement officers and EMTs responded to a shooting during a Palm Beach Central High School football game Friday night, first responders were also called to another football game near Boca Raton after a student suffered a head injury following a tackle.  Miles Levine, a senior defensive back and receiver for Spanish River, was injured after a collision in the fourth quarter of Friday&rsquo...
Officer who acted to stop Wellington victim’s bleeding downplays role

Officer who acted to stop Wellington victim’s bleeding downplays role

If hands held guns that spilled blood, recognize and remember other hands, too. They reached out, at a critical and chaotic moment, to stop the flow of blood from a man’s body. A school district police officer said on Sunday that yes, he was the one applying pressure to the wound of a shooting victim near the football field at Palm Beach Central High School. No, he did not wish to comment on...
Football security changes include earlier starts, some Saturday games

Football security changes include earlier starts, some Saturday games

The security playbook for Palm Beach County high school football will be rewritten this week in the aftermath of the shooting on the outskirts of a high school football stadium Friday night. The shooting at Palm Beach Central High in Wellington sent two men to the hospital and hundreds of fans and athletes scrambling in fear, and in its wake forced a hard look at school safety after the last...
Shooting at football game in Wellington not a ‘school’ shooting

Shooting at football game in Wellington not a ‘school’ shooting

Detectives are still piecing together what really happened amid the pandemonium after a shooting at the Palm Beach Central-Dwyer high school football game Friday night. But they, school officials, parents and students alike by Saturday had all reached the same conclusion about the incident: it was not a “school” shooting.  One or both of the men shot were targeted in the shooting...
Wellington game shooting: Too close for one family in more than one way

Wellington game shooting: Too close for one family in more than one way

It all started with a cryptic text from their daughter. “I’m safe,” Hope Lerman had written to her parents, defense attorney Gregg Lerman and his wife, Debra. “I’m with Coach Pagley.” It was Friday night, and the Lermans had expected their daughter home late from one of the most highly anticipated football games of Dwyer High School’s football season...
Shooting brings early end to preseason football showdown

Shooting brings early end to preseason football showdown

It was billed as a preseason measuring-stick game between two of the county’s top high school football programs. Dwyer traveled to play Palm Beach Central on Friday night in a Kickoff Classic that featured at least a half-dozen players who will sign letters of intent with Division I programs, with a large crowd in attendance on a sultry mid-August night. It was the classic Friday night football...
Mom praises police effort in finding daughter’s friend during shooting

Mom praises police effort in finding daughter’s friend during shooting

Suncoast sophomore Jade McCloud hoped to spend a fun Friday evening hanging out with friends at the Palm Beach Central-Dwyer High football game. Instead she was frantically calling 911, trying to get police to find her friend, who was hiding in a closet, her phone dying. But she and her mother, Alex McCloud, said they couldn’t be happier with how fast police responded as well as the large...
Palm Beach Central High School Shooting: Social media reactions (video of scene)

Palm Beach Central High School Shooting: Social media reactions (video of scene)

Two adults were shot at the football game between Palm Beach Central and William T. Dwyer high schools at Palm Beach Central High School Friday night.  One of the adults shot was critically injured, authorities said. The gunfire sent players and fans screaming and stampeding in a panic. Authorities said that they did not have anyone in custody, but did disclose that the victims were...
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