High School Buzz 

2015 Spring Football Journal: Observations from practices around Palm Beach County

  • 4:59 pm Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 by Jodie Wagner and Anthony Chiang

Spring football begins Monday, April 27 for high school teams around the state. [More]

Football: Bill Powers named new Jupiter head football coach

  • 4:41 pm Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Bill Powers (Photo by Steve Mitchell/The Palm Beach Post)

Bill Powers is back in Jupiter.

After Powers resigned from his position as Jupiter Christian’s head football coach at the end of this past football season, he has accepted the same job at a school just two miles away.

Jupiter High named Powers as its new head football coach Thursday, ending a hiring process that took nearly three months. Powers replaces Doug Uccellini, who was relieved of his duties in February. Powers could not immediately be reached for comment. [More]

District baseball, regional softball postponed to Friday due to weather

  • 4:08 pm Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 by Jodie Wagner and Anthony Chiang

A handful of regional softball and district tournament baseball games have been postponed until Friday because of bad weather in the area. [More]

2016 Big Board breakdown: No. 2, Zach McCloud

  • 6:00 am Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Zach McCloud

Each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice, we’ll release a new player from the top 10 of our Class of 2016 Big Board and break down his game with an interactive graphic. Today, it’s No. 2, Zach McCloud, a linebacker at Santaluces.

This guy is a flat-out playmaker. He’s stellar against the run and he can cover backs and tight ends, too. But McCloud does his best work when he’s able to square up and hit somebody. You won’t find many linebackers who hit harder than McCloud.

NOTE: Hover over or click the target spots to see more [More]

Cardinal Newman names John Timmins as new head football coach

  • 3:08 pm Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
John Timmins

Cardinal Newman had to act fast.

With Steve Walsh stepping down as as the school’s head football coach after six seasons on March 30, Cardinal Newman had less than a month to hire a new head coach before the start of spring practice.

Just days before spring practice kicks off, Cardinal Newman named John Timmins as its new head football coach Wednesday. The news was first reported by ESPN 106.3. [More]

Baseball: Park Vista, Boca Raton keep spots in national rankings

  • 1:47 pm Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista kept its spot in the national rankings. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

As the postseason begins, two Palm Beach County teams playing in the same district tournament are nationally ranked.

Park Vista (No. 2) and Boca Raton (No. 15) held steady in the latest MaxPreps Xcellent 25 National Baseball Rankings released on Monday. Both teams are currently playing in the District 10-8A tournament with a possible matchup in the final Thursday. [More]

2015 PBgametime Track & Field: Honor Roll entering regional meets

  • 1:04 pm Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Palm Beach Central's Karimah Davis (center) still holds the county's top times in the 200 and 400. (Photo by Thomas Cordy)

Only one more meet stands between athletes and qualifying for the state championships in Jacksonville. [More]

2016 Big Board breakdown: No. 4, Isaiah Johnson

  • 6:00 am Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Each weekday leading up to the start of spring practice, we’ll release a new player from the top 10 of our Class of 2016 Big Board and break down his game with an interactive graphic. Today, it’s No. 4, Isaiah Johnson, a wide receiver at Dwyer.

At 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, Johnson is a big target who gives opposing defenses plenty of problems. His combination of size and athleticism has college coaches drooling over his potential. Right now, Johnson seems like he’s confident he will end up at Florida after an eventful recruiting process that included two decommitments. But he’s keeping [More]

2015 PBgametime Baseball: Inside the final Top 10

  • 4:35 pm Monday, April 20th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Benjamin is the top seed in this week's District 13-3A tournament. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

The end of the high school baseball season marks the end of the weekly PBgametime Top 10.

But don’t be sad. We posted our district tournament preview over the weekend, including a breakdown of every bracket involving an area team, to help lessen the pain. [More]

Baseball: Inside the 2015 district tournaments

  • 3:09 pm Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Nationally ranked Park Vista is the No. 1 seed in the District 10-8A tournament. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

Baseball district tournaments begin Monday.

Here’s a detailed look at each district involving Palm Beach County schools. The final two teams standing in each district will advance to the regional tournament. [More]