High School Buzz 

Baseball: Park Vista P Austin Smith named to 2014 18U National Team

  • 11:13 am Friday, August 29th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Park Vista’s Austin Smith is following up a stellar junior season with a pretty special offseason.

The Palm Beach Post’s 2014 Large Schools Player of the Year was named to the 20-man roster for the 2014 18U National Team, which will compete in the COPABE Pan American Championship in Mexico in September.

Smith is the only player from Palm Beach County on the roster. Only three players from Florida made the team.

Smith turned in a stellar junior season, leading the Cobras to their first state tournament berth since 2011 with a 12-1 record on the mound and a .425 average at [More]

Football mailbag: Best Week 1 matchup, Oxbridge Academy’s chances, my life?

  • 3:35 pm Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

The countdown is nearly over. The start of the regular season is days away.

In this week’s installment of the mailbag, we pick out the most intriguing Week 1 matchup, take a look at Oxbridge Academy, and examine my life during football season. [More]

Game of the Week: Glades Central at Dwyer

  • 10:09 pm Sunday, August 24th, 2014 by Jodie Wagner and Anthony Chiang

Saturday, August 30
No. 7 Glades Central upset No. 1 Dwyer in The Palm Beach Post’s PBgametime Game of the Week. Read about it and watch an interview with Raiders coach Rick Casko here. Also, make sure to check out the photo gallery from the big matchup.

If that’s not enough, we put together a recap of Week 1 in Palm Beach County. Here are our four takeways from the first week of the season.

Thursday, August 28

The Game of the Week video is back. Check it out here, as Jodie and Anthony visit Dwyer and Glades Central to help preview the big matchup.

Wednesday, August 27

We picked every Week 1 high school football game involving a team from Palm Beach County. Check out our picks and get an in-depth breakdown of The Palm Beach Post’s PBgametime Game of the Week — Glades Central at Dwyer. Find it here.

Tuesday, August 26

As part of our Game of the Week coverage, we picked a player from each team to take part in a question and answer session. Dwyer wide receiver Tavares Martin and Glades Central offensive tackle Jah’Shaun Seider sat down with PBGametime reporters Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner this week to answer a few questions about sports and life. Check it out here.

Monday, August 25

Take a look at the area’s top Week 1 matchups, which includes the Dwyer vs. Glades Central contest.

Sunday, August 24

Familiar foes Glades Central and Dwyer kick off the first edition of the Palm Beach Post’s PBgametime Game of the Week. [More]

Football: Dwyer, Palm Beach Gardens, Boynton Beach ranked in preseason AP poll

  • 1:09 pm Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Despite losing 20 starters from last season’s team, Dwyer is entering the year with high expectations.

The Panthers are the highest rated area team in the Associated Press preseason state football rankings, which was released Wednesday. Dwyer comes in at No. 2 in the Class 7A poll after winning the state title in 2013. The only team ranked ahead of the Panthers is Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas. [More]

Football mailbag: Best kickoff classics and will Forest Hill, Inlet Grove improve?

  • 11:31 am Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

August, the first day of school, football, oh my.

Only kickoff classics separate all of us from the start of the regular season. It’s almost here.

In this week’s installment of the mailbag, we take a look at the best local kickoff classic matchups, and Forest Hill and Inlet Grove football. [More]

Dwyer ATH Erick Hardnett cleared to play football

  • 7:23 pm Monday, August 18th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

After having to miss spring practice and the start of fall practice, Dwyer senior athlete Erick Hardnett is back on the football field.

Hardnett was cleared to play football on Friday and went through his third practice with the Panthers on Monday, according to coach Jack Daniels. He is expected to play in Dwyer’s kickoff classic against Plantation-American Heritage on Sunday, which will be televised on ESPN. [More]

Football: PBgametime Game of the Week is back

  • 11:12 am Monday, August 18th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

After spending a couple of years in hiding, The Palm Beach Post’s PBgametime Game of the Week is back. [More]