High School Buzz 

Recruiting: 2016 Wellington WR Ahmmon Richards commits to Miami

  • 2:29 pm Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Miami’s 2016 recruiting class keeps getting better.

On Tuesday, the Hurricanes added 2016 Wellington wide receiver Ahmmon Richards (see his Hudl tape here). The four-star recruit verbally committed to Miami, choosing the Hurricanes over schools like Penn State, Georgia, Louisville and Florida Atlantic. [More]

Baseball: Four county players to take part in Perfect Game All-American Classic

  • 1:47 pm Monday, July 21st, 2014 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista pitcher Austin Smith was one of four players from Palm Beach County to be selected to play in the 2014 Perfect Game All-American Classic. (Photo by Bill Ingram)

Palm Beach County will be well represented at the 2014 Perfect Game All-American Classic. [More]

Recruiting: Dwyer CB Jarius Adams commits to Rutgers; PB Gardens DE Milord Juste commits to FIU

  • 6:33 pm Sunday, July 20th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Jarius Adams wanted to commit to a school before the start of his senior season, so he set up a road trip to visit schools like Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee State, Rutgers and Bowling Green in June.

After returning to Palm Beach County, the 2015 Dwyer cornerback (see his Hudl tape here) narrowed his list to Rutgers and Bowling Green. On Friday, Adams (5-foot-11, 175 pounds) made his decision and verbally committed to Rutgers.

“I talked to my family and we figured it would be perfect to look at the schools early and choose one and just focus on the season [More]

Football mailbag: Toughest district and will Seminole Ridge make the playoffs?

  • 2:50 pm Friday, July 11th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

We are less than a month away from the start of fall practice. Everybody ready?

Until then, we will do our best to satisfy your appetite for local high school football. In this week’s installment of the mailbag, we analyzed the toughest district in the area and went over Seminole Ridge’s chances of making the playoffs. [More]

Football: RB Zander Bernard leaves Park Vista to join Boynton Beach

  • 11:53 am Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Running back Chauncey Mason left Park Vista to enroll at Boynton Beach in March, and Zander Bernard plans on doing the same. [More]

Recruiting: Village Academy DE Kevin Bronson granted release from Virginia Tech, will enroll at USF

  • 1:01 pm Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 by Anthony Chiang
Former Village Academy DE Kevin Bronson was granted his scholarship release from Virginia Tech and will enroll at South Florida. (Photo by Thomas Cordy)

Just nine days before Kevin Bronson planned to report to Virginia Tech, he was forced to change his plans.

Hokies coaches informed the former Village Academy defensive end that he did not qualify due to his test scores this past Friday. Although Bronson knew his test scores were not up to the university’s standards, he was made to believe it wouldn’t be an issue.

“Virginia Tech did make it known that there was a possibility head coach Frank Beamer would have to go in front of a committee to speak on behalf of Kevin,” Village Academy coach Don Hanna said. “But not [More]

Baseball: Sam Howell named Cardinal Newman’s new baseball coach

  • 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Sam Howell is returning to a familiar place.

On Tuesday, Howell was named Cardinal Newman’s new head baseball coach. The 60-year-old graduated from Newman in 1971.

Howell will replace Sean Comfort, who left after two seasons to become the head baseball coach at Melbourne-Palm Bay.

“I never thought I would have the chance to return to Cardinal Newman,” Howell said. “I played there and I started my coaching career there as an assistant for Jack Kokinda. In the back of my mind, I always thought it would be pretty neat to end my career there.”

It has been quite the journey for Howell to [More]

Recruiting: Palm Beach Gardens LB Tevon Coney names Florida, Notre Dame as leaders

  • 12:06 pm Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Although Tevon Coney narrowed his list to 10 schools in June, two programs stand alone in his eyes.

“I’m still pretty open to all of the schools in my top 10, but I like Florida and Notre Dame the most,” Coney said.

The four-star Palm Beach Gardens linebacker was blown away on his unofficial visit to Notre Dame on June 19. The Fighting Irish were not among Coney’s favorites before the trip, but that quickly changed.

Coney, who is the top rated player on the PBgametime Class of 2015 Big Board, pointed to academics and the football program’s tradition as the [More]

Football: Dwyer to play kickoff classic on ESPN

  • 4:34 pm Monday, June 30th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Winning a state title will do a lot.

For Dwyer, it helped the Panthers land a spot on national TV.

According to NationalHSFootball.com analyst Dallas Jackson, the defending Class 7A state champions’ preseason kickoff classic against Plantation American Heritage will be aired on ESPN on Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. A source confirmed the news.

The game with be played at American Heritage.

Dwyer is coming off its first undefeated football season (15-0) in school history, which ended with a victory over Niceville in the Class 7A state championship.

The Panthers return quarterback Daniel Parr, who threw for 36 touchdowns and more than 3,000 [More]

Baseball: John I. Leonard to bring back Doug Magaw as head coach

  • 12:47 pm Monday, June 30th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang
Doug Magaw has been named the new John I. Leonard baseball coach. (Photo by Bill Ingram)

The last time John I. Leonard’s baseball team won a district title, Doug Magaw was its head coach.

The year was 2006.

Leonard is hoping Magaw can have similar success the second time around, as the Lancers announced Monday they will bring him back to lead their baseball program. Magaw will replace Roger Vasquez, who spent four seasons as Leonard’s head baseball coach.

“Doug is an excellent teacher of the game of baseball,” Lancers athletic director Scott Siegel said. “Getting somebody of his reputation and credibility, it’s just a big plus to have him come back to John I. Leonard.”

After resigning from his [More]