Jodie Wagner

Jodie Wagner covers high school sports for the Palm Beach Post. She came to the Post in 1996 and worked as a copy editor, sports reporter and Neighborhood Post staffer before moving to her current beat in 2014. She is a Florida State University graduate. High School Buzz blog Youth Sports Daily blog

Latest from Jodie Wagner

Greg Norman company to open watersports park at Okeeheelee
 School’s out, and surf’s up at Okeeheelee Park. A company owned by golfing great Greg Norman is preparing to debut a new cable-powered watersports park — the first of its kind in Palm Beach County — on 33.8 acres of land at the northwest end of Okeeheelee Park’s center lake. Shark Wake Park 561 will feature a...

Posted: 2 days ago

School’s out, and surf’s up at Okeeheelee Park. A company owned by golfing great Greg Norman is preparing to debut a new cable-powered watersports park — the first of its kind in Palm Beach County — on 33.8 acres of land at the northwest end of Okeeheelee Park’s center lake. Shark Wake Park 561 will feature a...
Danni Farley of Wellington named All-Area large-schools softball player of year
 She was dominant on the mound this season, finishing 14-1 with a 0.37 ERA and 150 strikeouts in 94 innings. Farley also batted .348 with four home runs. She has signed with the University of Florida. What was the highlight of your season? During the Jupiter tournament when we played Viera and were coming off of the loss from Sarasota. I think...

Posted: 2 days ago

She was dominant on the mound this season, finishing 14-1 with a 0.37 ERA and 150 strikeouts in 94 innings. Farley also batted .348 with four home runs. She has signed with the University of Florida. What was the highlight of your season? During the Jupiter tournament when we played Viera and were coming off of the loss from Sarasota. I think...
Oxbridge C Josie Foreman named small-schools softball player of year
 She helped lead the ThunderWolves to their second consecutive berth in the state tournament, batting .558 with 40 RBIs, four homers and 16 doubles. She also finished with a .993 fielding percentage. What was the highlight of your season? When we were playing Bishop Verot (in the regional finals), and in the bottom of the sixth they scored...

Posted: 2 days ago

She helped lead the ThunderWolves to their second consecutive berth in the state tournament, batting .558 with 40 RBIs, four homers and 16 doubles. She also finished with a .993 fielding percentage. What was the highlight of your season? When we were playing Bishop Verot (in the regional finals), and in the bottom of the sixth they scored...
Jupiter decides more talk needed on medical marijuana dispensaries
 After a lengthy roundtable about whether to allow or ban medical marijuana dispensing facilities in the town Tuesday night, the council agreed to keep talking. No action was taken on passing or prohibiting use regulations, with council members agreeing to wait for more information before reaching a decision. “It seems like there are...

Posted: 4 days ago

After a lengthy roundtable about whether to allow or ban medical marijuana dispensing facilities in the town Tuesday night, the council agreed to keep talking. No action was taken on passing or prohibiting use regulations, with council members agreeing to wait for more information before reaching a decision. “It seems like there are...
Caitlyn Wurzburger of American Heritage named lacrosse player of year
 A three-time Palm Beach Post Player of the Year, she recorded 105 goals and 116 assists this season to lead the Stallions to their first-ever state championship. She is the only player in U.S. high school lacrosse history with three straight 100-goal, 100-assist seasons. What was the highlight of your season? Definitely raising the state...

Posted: 4 days ago

A three-time Palm Beach Post Player of the Year, she recorded 105 goals and 116 assists this season to lead the Stallions to their first-ever state championship. She is the only player in U.S. high school lacrosse history with three straight 100-goal, 100-assist seasons. What was the highlight of your season? Definitely raising the state...
Kids become high fliers and more at circus camp
 On Thursday, 10-year-old Yuval Stern will wrap herself in a fabric rope and perform aerial acrobatics under the big top at the Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens. Ava Sarkin, also 10, will become a human jump rope. Asher Blatt, 11, will perform tricks on a teeterboard. The youngsters are among 75 Camp Shalom campers in first through eighth grade...

Posted: 4 days ago

On Thursday, 10-year-old Yuval Stern will wrap herself in a fabric rope and perform aerial acrobatics under the big top at the Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens. Ava Sarkin, also 10, will become a human jump rope. Asher Blatt, 11, will perform tricks on a teeterboard. The youngsters are among 75 Camp Shalom campers in first through eighth grade...
Acreage family’s treasured goats were stolen. Can you help?
 Belle, Suzie and Theodore have been in the Ledan family for more than four years. Wednesday afternoon, they went missing. The trio of white-and-beige, Boer goats live on the family’s 1-acre, gated property, often mingling with chickens and turkeys. But somebody snatched them Wednesday, leaving behind only their dangling leashes. WELLINGTON...

Posted: 5 days ago

Belle, Suzie and Theodore have been in the Ledan family for more than four years. Wednesday afternoon, they went missing. The trio of white-and-beige, Boer goats live on the family’s 1-acre, gated property, often mingling with chickens and turkeys. But somebody snatched them Wednesday, leaving behind only their dangling leashes. WELLINGTON...
Find your zen with The Gardens Mall’s summer wellness series
 Retail therapy is one way to boost your mood. A few moments of zen is another. Beginning this week, The Gardens Mall will host a series of free summer wellness programs in collaboration with Gold’s Gym, Jupiter Medical Center and yoga instructor and lifestyle blogger Dunia Rodriguez, as well as other health-conscious retailers and partners...

Posted: 5 days ago

Retail therapy is one way to boost your mood. A few moments of zen is another. Beginning this week, The Gardens Mall will host a series of free summer wellness programs in collaboration with Gold’s Gym, Jupiter Medical Center and yoga instructor and lifestyle blogger Dunia Rodriguez, as well as other health-conscious retailers and partners...
Dillon Mountcastle of Park Vista named All-Area weightlifter of year
 He went undefeated this season in the 169-pound weight class, winning district and regional championships and placing fourth at the Class 2A state tournament. What was the highlight of your season? Being able to be a part of the Park Vista weightlifting team and coaching the new athletes on the team. When did you first become involved in...

Posted: 6 days ago

He went undefeated this season in the 169-pound weight class, winning district and regional championships and placing fourth at the Class 2A state tournament. What was the highlight of your season? Being able to be a part of the Park Vista weightlifting team and coaching the new athletes on the team. When did you first become involved in...
Oprah interview inspires Tequesta woman to form Special Olympics team
 Shari Stafford spent one year as a Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader and more than 35 as a fitness and youth dance instructor. Her career has been a fulfilling one, and she’s impacted many people along the way. But the Tequesta resident wanted something more, and it wasn’t until she watched an interview with Oprah Winfrey and Timothy...

Posted: 8 days ago

Shari Stafford spent one year as a Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader and more than 35 as a fitness and youth dance instructor. Her career has been a fulfilling one, and she’s impacted many people along the way. But the Tequesta resident wanted something more, and it wasn’t until she watched an interview with Oprah Winfrey and Timothy...
Educated guess pays dividends for winner of Honda Classic car giveaway
 Harvey Caplan had a good feeling about Thursday’s Birdies for Children drawing at The Honda Classic’s annual Celebration of Philanthropy event. The West Palm Beach resident was one of 15 people who correctly guessed the number of birdies made at the 2018 Honda Classic — 1,090 — and was eligible to win a brand new Honda...

Posted: 9 days ago

Harvey Caplan had a good feeling about Thursday’s Birdies for Children drawing at The Honda Classic’s annual Celebration of Philanthropy event. The West Palm Beach resident was one of 15 people who correctly guessed the number of birdies made at the 2018 Honda Classic — 1,090 — and was eligible to win a brand new Honda...