High School Buzz 

Lakeland Diary: Takeaways from Day 1 of girls hoops state tourney

  • 9:58 am Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

A week full of good girls basketball has begun.

I’m here in rainy and cold Lakeland. I witnessed the the first day of the girls basketball state tournament, which included a win for Grandview Prep and a disappointing loss for Cardinal Newman. It was an up-and-down day for Palm Beach County. [More]

Girls Hoops: Inside the 2015 state semifinals

  • 6:14 pm Monday, February 16th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Palm Beach Lakes is making its second consecutive trip to the state tournament. (Photo by Bruce Bennett)

It’s been a good year for high school girls basketball in Palm Beach County.

A record four teams from Palm Beach County have earned trips to Lakeland for this week’s girls basketball state tournament. Grandview Prep (2A), Cardinal Newman (4A), Palm Beach Lakes (7A) and Boca Raton (8A) will represent the area in the tourney. [More]

Girls hoops: Inside the 2015 regional finals

  • 12:07 pm Thursday, February 12th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Boca Raton's girls basketball team participated in its first state tournament in program history this season. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

Palm Beach County still has a chance to send a girls basketball team to Lakeland in five out of the eight classes.

Boca Raton (8A), Palm Beach Lakes (7A), Cardinal Newman (4A), Oxbridge Academy (3A), Atlantic Christian (2A) and Grandview Prep (2A) are all still alive entering the regional finals. Palm Beach Lakes and Grandview Prep have a chance to make it back to the state tournament after earning a trip to Lakeland last season.

Here’s a look at each regional final matchup involving a Palm Beach County team: [More]

Boys hoops: Wellington, Newman ranked No. 2; Dwyer, Grandview No. 3 in state poll

  • 11:21 am Thursday, February 12th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Dwyer is ranked No. 2 in the FABC-Source Hoops boys basketball poll released Thursday. (Photo by Allen Eyestone)

Wellington and Cardinal Newman are ranked No. 2, and Dwyer and Grandview Prep are ranked No. 3 in the FABC-Source Hoops boys basketball poll released Thursday. [More]

Girls hoops: Inside the 2015 regional semifinals

  • 11:40 am Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Cardinal Newman will travel to take on Fort Lauderdale-Calvary Christian in the Class 4A regional semifinals on Tuesday. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

We continue into the high school girls basketball regional semifinals.

Eight teams from Palm Beach County are still alive, including Palm Beach Central (8A), Boca Raton (8A), Palm Beach Lakes (7A) and defending Class 2A state champs Grandview Prep. How many will be standing in the regional finals? [More]

Boys hoops: Spanish River grad Evan Kupferberg hits buzzer-beating shot for NYU

  • 9:00 am Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
NYU forward Evan Kupferberg played at Spanish River, (Post file photo)

Former Spanish River basketball standout Evan Kupferberg drew national attention Sunday night for a buzzer-beating shot that was featured on ESPN. [More]

Girls basketball: Inside the 2015 regional quarterfinals

  • 12:52 pm Thursday, February 5th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

The girls basketball regional tournament is about to begin and 14 teams from Palm Beach County are still alive.

There are plenty of storylines to keep an eye on. Will Palm Beach Lakes make it back to Lakeland? Can Grandview Prep defend its Class 2A title? Is Oxbridge Academy ready to make a deep playoff run behind Crystal Primm?

Each of these questions and more will be answered over the next few weeks. [More]