High School Buzz 

Girls basketball: Palm Beach Lakes to host Martin Luther King Holiday Classic

  • 5:00 pm Thursday, January 14th, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein

The reigning state champion Palm Beach Lakes girls basketball team will host the Martin Luther King Holiday Classic at its home gym on Friday and Saturday.

The set of games features several of the top teams in the county.

Boys basketball: Martin Luther King holiday tournament to feature Palm Beach County teams

  • 8:00 am Thursday, January 14th, 2016 by Jodie Wagner
Dwyer and Jordan Gonzalez (#23) will compete at the South Florida Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Basketball Classic. (Post photo)

More than a half-dozen Palm Beach County boys basketball teams will travel to Coral Springs this weekend to compete in the South Florida Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Basketball Classic. [More]

Boys hoops: Wellington, Dwyer, Grandview, St. Andrew’s earn state rankings

  • 10:00 am Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 by Jodie Wagner
Wellington and guard Sage Chen-Young hold the state's No. 2 ranking in Class 8A this week. (Photo by Bruce Bennett)

Four Palm Beach County boys basketball teams earned state rankings this week, with unbeaten Grandview Prep topping the Class 2A poll. [More]

Girls basketball: Newman keeps top spot, Suncoast surges in new top 10

  • 5:00 pm Monday, January 11th, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
Jordia Jones (21) maintains possession during Palm Beach Lakes' 65-53 win over West Boca Raton on Jan. 7 (Damon Higgins / Palm Beach Post).

Cardinal Newman continued rolling to keep the top spot in this week’s girls basketball rankings, but there was turmoil further down in the rankings.

Suncoast led the mix up, charging up the rankings after defeating then-No. 2 Palm Beach Lakes by 26 points. The Chargers vault up from unranked to the No. 4 spot this week, as Palm Beach Lakes falls four┬áspots to No. 6. To take Lakes’ spot, Palm Beach Gardens moves up to No. 2, while Boca Raton moves up to No. 3. The Bobcats come off a weekend tournament in Palm Coast where they lost to Seffner Christian, [More]

Boys hoops: Palm Beach Gardens to honor former coach Jim Arbogast

  • 3:00 pm Monday, January 11th, 2016 by Jodie Wagner
Jim Arbogast retired from coaching in 2014. He will be honored at halftime Tuesday during Palm Beach Gardens' home game against Cardinal Newman. (Post staff)

Longtime Palm Beach Gardens boys basketball coach Jim Arbogast will be honored Tuesday during the Gators’ home game against Cardinal Newman. [More]

Basketball: Hoops-a-Palooza event scheduled for Saturday at Dwyer

  • 4:56 pm Friday, January 8th, 2016 by Jodie Wagner
Thomas Agnew (#21) and Dwyer's boys basketball team will play visiting Palm Beach Gardens Saturday. (Post staff)

Dwyer’s basketball court will be busy Saturday, with five games scheduled between the Panthers and Palm Beach Gardens as part of the school’s first Hoops-a-Palooza event. [More]

Girls basketball: Seven schools make top 10 in latest state poll

  • 7:06 pm Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
Brittany Wilcox (23) Kaylon Smith (25) during their win against West Boca Raton on Dec. 11 (Allen Eyestone / Palm Beach Post)

Seven county schools were ranked in the latest Florida Association of Basketball Coaches / Source Hoops girls basketball rankings, which were released Tuesday.

Boca Raton and Cardinal Newman remain the two top Palm Beach County teams, ranking second in Class 8A and 4A, respectively. Class 4A remains a strong suit for the county, as St. Andrew’s (fourth) and Oxbridge Academy (eighth) also rank in the top 10. Reigning state champion Palm Beach Lakes sits at eighth in Class 7A, Benjamin is No. 7 in Class 3A and Pahokee rounds out the ranked Palm Beach County teams in the ninth spot in [More]

Girls hoops: Cardinal Newman takes over top spot in Post top 10

  • 3:07 pm Monday, January 4th, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
Milan Morris (23) tries to maintain possession in Cardinal Newman's win over Lake Worth on Dec. 18 in West Palm Beach (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

It’s a new year, and there’s a new girls basketball top 10 to ring it in.

The Crusaders have reeled off nine straight wins and are one of two one-loss teams in the top 10. The previous No. 1 team, Boca Raton (which held the top spot since the first rankings were released on Nov. 30), falls three spots to No. 4 after dropping three games during the winter break. However, their fall is equally due to their losses and other teams’ wins.

Palm Beach Lakes, with two losses, moves up a spot to No. 2, and Palm Beach Gardens, which won [More]