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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]

Recruiting: Palm Beach Gardens WR Andrew Prince commits to Fordham

  • 1:59 pm Sunday, June 29th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang
Palm Beach Gardens wide receiver Andrew Prince verbally committed to Fordham on Saturday. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

On Andrew Prince’s unofficial visit to Fordham last week, coaches told the Palm Beach Gardens wide receiver he would be a perfect fit in the team’s spread offense.

Prince agreed, verbally committing to Fordham on Saturday. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect picked the Rams over Florida Tech and Air Force.

“They just said I would fit perfectly in their offense and I really liked it up there,” said Prince, who was recruited by Fordham offensive line coach Joel Rodriguez. “It’s like home.”

One of the main reasons for Prince’s decision involved his friend Kevin Anderson, who graduated from Boca Raton in 2013. Anderson, a [More]

Football: The weekly mailbag discusses a wide range of topics

  • 11:31 am Friday, June 27th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

As we roll forward toward the start of fall practice, questions regarding the upcoming football season continue to pour in. And as expected, we also received the token LeBron James question. [More]

Class of 2015 Recruiting Diary: play-by-play of the push to signing day

  • 11:47 am Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner

Recruiting never sleeps.

In order to keep pace, the PBgametime team has created the Class of 2015 Recruiting Diary. It seemed to work with last year’s Class of 2014 Recruiting Diary, so we decided to bring it back.

On this post, we will follow this year’s seniors through the fall and winter months. Every little piece of info we hear will be recorded on this diary. [More]

Recruiting: Village Academy WR Jean Constant commits to Bryant University

  • 11:11 am Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Jean Constant was so impressed with his unofficial visit to Bryant University on June 14, he wanted to make sure he left the campus a Bulldog.

The 5-foot-9 Village Academy wide receiver did just that, verbally committing to Bryant on his trip to the school. Constant, who will be a senior this fall, chose the Rhode Island-based Football Championship Series program in the Northeast Conference over Northern Illinois.

“It’s a very good school and I think the football program is on the rise,” Constant said of Bryant. “They have a good schedule coming up and they showed me a lot of love [More]

Recruiting: St. Andrew’s TE Jake Bargas commits to Wake Forest; PB Central WR Larry Dunnon commits to Marshall

  • 2:08 pm Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Just two months ago, Jake Bargas was leaning toward committing to Duke. Since then, things have changed.

The 2015 St. Andrew’s tight end verbally committed to Wake Forest, announcing his decision through Twitter on Saturday night. Bargas chose the Demon Deacons over a multitude of schools, including Duke, Boston College and Florida Atlantic. [More]

Football: The first installment of our weekly mailbag

  • 2:38 pm Friday, June 20th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang
Can Dwyer repeat as Class 7A state champions? We answer the question. (Photo by Allen Eyestone)

I didn’t want to make you wait too long, so here’s the first edition of PBgametime’s weekly mailbag. I’ll take questions on high school football, recruiting and any other topic you choose.

The start of fall practice is weeks away, but everybody is already starting to gear up for the start of the season. So we dug into the mailbag and found questions on Dwyer, American Heritage and King’s Academy.

But don’t worry, you still have a chance to have your questions answered. We want to make this a weekly thing, so please send your questions for next week via Twitter, [More]