High School Buzz 

Former Royal Palm Beach G Jon Octeus to play for Pacers’ summer league team

  • 1:23 pm Monday, June 29th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Former Royal Palm Beach and Purdue guard Jon Octeus will play for the Pacers in the Orlando Pro Summer League. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Royal Palm Beach guard Jon Octeus closed his college hoops career in March with an NCAA Tournament appearance. [More]

Palm Beach Post 2015 All-Academic teams

  • 6:00 am Sunday, June 14th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Brockton Boretti, Wellington, libero for Wellington High School volleyball, in a portrait on Thursday, May 14, 2015. (Thomas Cordy / The Palm Beach Post)

American Heritage — Nick Rubinowicz. An All-Area First Team punter/kicker for the Stallions’ football team, he also maintained a 4.81 honors-point average and earned an AP Scholar with Honor award. He will play football at the University of Maryland.

Benjamin — Savannah Logan. A multi-sport athlete who set a school record by earning 19 varsity letters, she also was a member of the National Honor Society and Cum Laude Society, maintained a 4.09 honors-point average, and took nine advanced placement courses. She will play volleyball at Rider University.

Boca Raton — Alexandra Kasper. A two-sport varsity athlete who qualified for the state [More]

Boys hoops: American Heritage hires Brandon McThay as coach

  • 1:49 pm Friday, June 5th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
American Heritage alum Brandon McThay (left), in a 2003 game, has been hired to coach the Stallions' boys basketball team. (Post file photo)

As an American Heritage point guard in the early 2000’s, Brandon McThay led the Stallions to back-to-back state tournament berths in boys basketball. [More]

Boys basketball: Village Academy G Yberson Augustin signs with Jarvis Christian College

  • 3:31 pm Thursday, June 4th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Village Academy guard Yberson Augustin signed with Jarvis Christian College on Thursday. (Photo provided)

The last day of school was an eventful one for Village Academy guard Yberson Augustin, who signed a scholarship Thursday to play basketball at Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas. [More]

Girls basketball: David Mclendon named Seminole Ridge head coach

  • 11:49 am Thursday, June 4th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

When David Mclendon was offered his first head coaching job, he didn’t accept it right away.

“I was really hesitant at first, but I decided to take it,” he said.

Mclendon didn’t let the opportunity go to waste, becoming the Seminole Ridge girls basketball head coach. He replaces Scott O’Hara, who became the Hawks’ flag football coach after spending eight seasons as the school’s girls basketball coach. [More]

Video: Palm Beach Lakes girls basketball team receives state championship rings

  • 1:24 pm Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Head coach Cassandra Ramming tries on her new ring after the girls basketball team's championship ring ceremony at Palm Beach Lakes High School in West Palm Beach on June 2, 2015.  (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Palm Beach Lakes’ girls basketball team is still enjoying the benefits of winning the Class 7A state championship.

The Rams defeated Apopka-Wekiva 58-40 on Feb. 21 to claim their first state title in program history. On Tuesday morning, Lakes received its championship rings during a ceremony held on campus. [More]

Boys hoops: Wellington receives state championship rings

  • 1:19 pm Friday, May 29th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner

Wellington celebrated its first-ever state championship in boys basketball Thursday night with a ring ceremony at Binks Forest Golf Club. [More]

Girls hoops: Wellington G Jillian Duncan invited to USA Basketball Team Trials

  • 11:35 am Thursday, May 21st, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Wellington guard Jillian Duncan will travel to Colorado Springs this weekend for national team trials. (Photo provided)

Wellington guard Jillian Duncan will have an opportunity to showcase her skills in front of a national audience this weekend. [More]

Boys basketball: Oxbridge F Elvis Harvey signs with Illinois State

  • 12:22 pm Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Oxbridge forward Elvis Harvey (seated, second from right) with his family and coach Pat Hollern (back) signed with Illinois State on Wednesday. (Photo provided)

Elvis Harvey closed one chapter of his basketball career this winter by leading Oxbridge Academy to the Class 3A regional semifinals. [More]