High School Buzz 

Girls hoops: Cassandra Rahming, Crystal Primm win FABC awards

  • 3:56 pm Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Coach Cassandra Rahming (right) led Palm Beach Lakes to its first girls basketball state title in school history last week. (Photo by Cindy Skop)

The awards season is here for high school girls basketball.

Palm Beach County is off to a nice start, as Palm Beach Lakes coach Cassandra Rahming and Oxbridge Academy guard Crystal Primm won awards from the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches on Wednesday. [More]

Bill Powers named Suncoast Chargers defensive coordinator

  • 3:30 pm Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Former Jupiter Christian head coach Bill Powers has been Suncoast’s new defensive coordinator. (Photo by Steve Mitchell/The Palm Beach Post)

After spending 10 seasons as Jupiter Christian’s head football coach, Bill Powers decided it was time for something new.

It turns out the next chapter still includes football. Powers was named Suncoast’s new defensive coordinator this week following a successful tenure as Jupiter Christian’s head coach that included state titles in 2007 and 2008. [More]

Park Vista baseball team at top of Class 8A state rankings

  • 12:38 pm Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista is the top-ranked Class 8A team in the state. (Photo by Bill Ingram)

Park Vista will have to deal with high expectations this season.

If you needed further evidence of that, the first edition of Theprepzone.com state baseball poll provided it. The Cobras came in at No. 1 in the Class 8A poll released Wednesday. [More]

Baseball: Park Vista earns national ranking

  • 10:42 am Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista's baseball team is 4-1 this season. (Photo by Bill Ingram)

Park Vista isn’t just one of the best baseball teams in Palm Beach County. The Cobras are one of the best teams in the country.

Park Vista (4-1) is No. 4 in the MaxPreps Top 100 National Baseball Rankings, which was released Monday. The Cobras’ only loss of the season came against Coral Springs-Taravella in the season opener. [More]

Baseball: Inside the new Top 10, plus the best games of Week 3

  • 4:00 pm Monday, February 23rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Benjamin comes in at No. in this week's rankings. (Photo by Thomas Cordy)

We’ve just begun a new baseball season, but the usual names are at the top of the rankings.

Park Vista is still No. 1, and four teams from the always competitive District 9-8A made the list. Small schools powers Trinity Christian, Benjamin and American Heritage are also in this week’s Top 10. [More]

Girls Hoops: Palm Beach Post’s 2015 State Tourney All-Tournament Team

  • 2:33 pm Monday, February 23rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

It was a fun and eventful week in Lakeland.

The 2015 girls basketball state tournament is in the books. One Palm Beach County team — Palm Beach Lakes (7A) — was crowned as state champs.

Now, let’s see who made our all-tournament team. [More]

Lakeland Diary: Takeaways from Palm Beach Lakes’ state title-clinching win

  • 6:30 pm Saturday, February 21st, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Palm Beach Lakes claimed its first state title in program history Saturday. (Photo by Cindy Skop)

Palm Beach Lakes provided the perfect ending to a historic girls basketball season in Palm Beach County.

The Rams defeated Apopka-Wekiva in the Class 7A final to win their first girls basketball state title in school history. It wasn’t even that close, as Lakes never trailed in the second half and led by as much as 21 in the fourth quarter.

Here are three takeaways from Saturday’s championship action in Lakeland: [More]

Lakeland Diary: Takeaways from Day 4 of girls hoops state tourney

  • 6:43 pm Friday, February 20th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Boca Raton's girls basketball team participated in its first state tournament in program history this season. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

After four days, only one Palm Beach County girls basketball team remains.

Boca Raton was the only local team to take The Lakeland Center court on Friday, falling to Miami in a Class 8A state semifinal. The Bobcats could not find a way to stop Stingarees 6-foot-4 center Beatrice Mompremier.

The Bobcats’ loss leaves Palm Beach Lakes as the only team left in the state tournament. The Rams will play for the Class 7A state title on Saturday morning.

Here are three takeaways from Friday’s action in Lakeland: [More]

Lakeland Diary: Takeaways from Day 3 of girls hoops state tourney

  • 11:41 pm Thursday, February 19th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Are you feeling cold in South Florida?

Well, it’s a frosty 36 degrees in Lakeland right now. It’s a miracle that my fingers have thawed out in time for me write this blog post.

Anyway, Thursday was another up-and-down day for Palm Beach County. Grandview Prep’s run at back-to-back state titles came to an end in a loss to Tallahassee-FAMU in the Class 2A state final, but Palm Beach Lakes’ season continued with a win over Fort Myers in a Class 7A state semifinal. [More]

Jupiter Relays track meet canceled

  • 12:18 pm Thursday, February 19th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
The running track around the new artificial turf at Jupiter High School is prepared for upgraded surface material on January 8, 2015. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

The Jupiter Relays track meet has been canceled.

Jupiter High’s new track is still under construction, forcing the cancellation of the annual track meet hosted by the Warriors. The meet was scheduled for Friday. [More]