High School Buzz 

Baseball: Park Vista drops in national poll after state semifinal loss

  • 2:55 pm Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista leads the season series with Boca Raton 2-1. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

Park Vista hovered around the top of the MaxPreps Xcellent 50 National Baseball Rankings throughout the season, but that changed this week.

After falling to Miami Columbus in a Class 8A state semifinal this past Wednesday, the Cobras dropped from No. 2 to No. 26 in the latest version of the national poll released Monday. Park Vista finished with a 28-3 record and lost in the same semifinals for the second consecutive season. [More]

Recruiting: Dwyer QB Toddy Centeio decommits from Miami Hurricanes

  • 7:58 pm Friday, May 22nd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Quarterback Toddy Centeio participates in spring football practice at William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens on April 27, 2015.  (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Even when Toddy Centeio verbally committed to Miami in December, he said “there’s a chance” he would stick with the Hurricanes.

That ambiguous answer should have been a sign that the 2017 Dwyer quarterback would eventually open his recruiting process back up. Centeio pulled the trigger Friday evening, announcing on Twitter that he had decommitted from the Hurricanes. [More]

Baseball: Park Vista moves to No. 2 in national poll

  • 3:05 pm Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista senior pitcher Austin Smith is 8-1 with a 0.64 ERA. (Photo by Damon Higgins)

Park Vista is heading toward the No. 1 spot.

The Cobras moved up to No. 2 in the latest version of the MaxPreps Xcellent 50 National Baseball Rankings released Monday. Park Vista is on a three-game winning streak, as it enters a matchup with Miami-Columbus in a Class 8A state semifinal on Wednesday in Fort Myers. [More]

Glades Central to join Pahokee in spring football game

  • 7:26 pm Monday, May 18th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Glades Central and Pahokee will face off on the football field twice this year.

Along with the annual Muck Bowl, the Raiders have agreed to join the Blue Devils and Lakeland-Victory Christian for a three-way spring jamboree held at Pahokee High on May 29, according to Glades Central coach Rick Casko. The structure of the scrimmage is still being worked out. [More]

Baseball: Inside the 2015 state semifinals

  • 11:40 am Monday, May 18th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Triston McKenzie is expected to start for Royal Palm Beach in Wednesday's state semifinal game. (Photo by Thomas Cordy)

As the summer nears, two Palm Beach County high school baseball teams are still playing.

Park Vista and Royal Palm Beach will represent the county in this year’s state baseball tournament. The state tournament will be played at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers. [More]

Glades Central left without spring football game

  • 5:04 pm Sunday, May 17th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Head Coach Rick Casko talks to his team after the first day of spring football practice at Glades Central High School in Belle Glade on April 27, 2015.  (Brianna Soukup / Palm Beach Post)

Glades Central won’t be playing a spring football game.

The Raiders were originally scheduled to host Boynton Beach at 7 p.m. on Friday, but that plan has changed due to logistics. [More]

Baseball: Park Vista keeps spot in national poll

  • 10:42 am Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista kept its spot in the national rankings. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

Park Vista isn’t going anywhere.

Since the start of the season, the Cobras have been near the top of the MaxPreps Xcellent 50 National Baseball Rankings. Nothing has changed since then, as Park Vista comes in at No. 4 in the latest edition of the poll released Monday as the end of the season nears. [More]

Baseball: Inside the 2015 regional finals

  • 4:09 pm Thursday, May 7th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Royal Palm Beach pitcher Triston McKenzie has led the postseason charge for the Wildcats. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

And then there were four.

Only four Palm Beach County baseball teams are still alive. Teams across the state are just one win away from earning a trip to the state tournament in Fort Myers. [More]

John I. Leonard football player critically injured in Lantana crash

  • 11:30 am Thursday, May 7th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
The Lancers' Calvin Jordan runs the ball after a handoff from Tavares Martin in the John I. Leonard at Cardinal Newman spring football game, Thursday, May 23, 2013. (Jennifer Podis/The Palm Beach Post)

A car accident on northbound Interstate 95 on Wednesday afternoon has left a John I. Leonard football player in critical condition.

Calvin Keith Jordan, 18, a senior running back/cornerback for the Lancers, was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach when the SUV he was in was struck as it crossed into the path of another vehicle between Hypoluxo and Lantana roads. [More]

Girls basketball: Kayla Thigpen, Jonika Garvin, Crystal Primm earn first team All-State honors

  • 12:01 pm Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Palm Beach Lakes Kyla Thigpen (11) shoots over Lake Worth's Jonika Garvin (12) in West Palm Beach, Florida on December 5, 2013. Thigpen scored 21 points in the Rams 73-62 win. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post)

Palm Beach County produced three girls basketball players players who earned first team All-State honors in their respective classes.

The Florida Association of Basketball Coaches/SourceHoops All-State Teams were released this week, listing Palm Beach Lakes guard Kayla Thigpen and Lake Worth guard Jonika Garvin on the Class 7A first team. [More]