High School Buzz 

Boys basketball: Inside the Class 8A state championship game

  • 9:08 am Saturday, February 28th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Lester Gates (No. 11) and Aaron Kwiatek (No. 22) combined for 24 points and 13 rebounds in the Wolverines victory over McArthur on Thursday. (Photo by Cindy Skop)

Wellington advanced to its first state tournament in boys basketball last Saturday with a win over Parkland-Douglas in the regional finals, and on Thursday became a first-time state finalist with its 76-69 win over Hollywood-McArthur in a Class 8A state semifinal. [More]

Boys hoops: Inside the Class 4A state final

  • 10:10 am Thursday, February 26th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
John Collins and Cardinal Newman will face Fort Myers-Dunbar Wednesday in a Class 4A state semifinal. (Photo by Thomas Cordy)

Cardinal Newman fans were chanting “We Want Godby” at the completion of the Crusaders’ 57-49 victory over Fort Myers-Dunbar Wednesday in the first of two Class 4A boys basketball state semifinals. [More]

Girls hoops: Cassandra Rahming, Crystal Primm win FABC awards

  • 3:56 pm Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Coach Cassandra Rahming (right) led Palm Beach Lakes to its first girls basketball state title in school history last week. (Photo by Cindy Skop)

The awards season is here for high school girls basketball.

Palm Beach County is off to a nice start, as Palm Beach Lakes coach Cassandra Rahming and Oxbridge Academy guard Crystal Primm won awards from the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches on Wednesday. [More]

Boys hoops: Inside the state semifinals

  • 7:00 am Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
John Collins and Cardinal Newman will face Fort Myers-Dunbar Wednesday in a Class 4A state semifinal. (Photo by Thomas Cordy)

Thirty-two teams will head to Lakeland this week for the 2015 Florida High School Boys State Basketball Championships. Two are from Palm Beach County. [More]

Girls Hoops: Palm Beach Post’s 2015 State Tourney All-Tournament Team

  • 2:33 pm Monday, February 23rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

It was a fun and eventful week in Lakeland.

The 2015 girls basketball state tournament is in the books. One Palm Beach County team — Palm Beach Lakes (7A) — was crowned as state champs.

Now, let’s see who made our all-tournament team. [More]

Lakeland Diary: Takeaways from Palm Beach Lakes’ state title-clinching win

  • 6:30 pm Saturday, February 21st, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Palm Beach Lakes claimed its first state title in program history Saturday. (Photo by Cindy Skop)

Palm Beach Lakes provided the perfect ending to a historic girls basketball season in Palm Beach County.

The Rams defeated Apopka-Wekiva in the Class 7A final to win their first girls basketball state title in school history. It wasn’t even that close, as Lakes never trailed in the second half and led by as much as 21 in the fourth quarter.

Here are three takeaways from Saturday’s championship action in Lakeland: [More]

Lakeland Diary: Takeaways from Day 4 of girls hoops state tourney

  • 6:43 pm Friday, February 20th, 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)

After four days, only one Palm Beach County girls basketball team remains.

Boca Raton was the only local team to take The Lakeland Center court on Friday, falling to Miami in a Class 8A state semifinal. The Bobcats could not find a way to stop Stingarees 6-foot-4 center Beatrice Mompremier.

The Bobcats’ loss leaves Palm Beach Lakes as the only team left in the state tournament. The Rams will play for the Class 7A state title on Saturday morning.

Here are three takeaways from Friday’s action in Lakeland: [More]

Boys hoops: Former Royal Palm Beach standout Jon Octeus featured on SportsCenter

  • 12:03 pm Friday, February 20th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner

Former Royal Palm Beach boys basketball standout Jon Octeus, now at Purdue, earned national attention Thursday for a highlight reel dunk in a game against Indiana. [More]

Boys hoops: Inside the regional finals

  • 7:20 am Friday, February 20th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Andrew Owers (No. 34) and Cardinal Newman will host Miami-Monsigor Edward Pace in a Class 4A regional final on Friday. (Photo by Bill Ingram)

Four Palm Beach County teams remain in the boys basketball regional playoffs following an exciting round of play Tuesday in the regional semifinals. [More]

Lakeland Diary: Takeaways from Day 3 of girls hoops state tourney

  • 11:41 pm Thursday, February 19th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Are you feeling cold in South Florida?

Well, it’s a frosty 36 degrees in Lakeland right now. It’s a miracle that my fingers have thawed out in time for me write this blog post.

Anyway, Thursday was another up-and-down day for Palm Beach County. Grandview Prep’s run at back-to-back state titles came to an end in a loss to Tallahassee-FAMU in the Class 2A state final, but Palm Beach Lakes’ season continued with a win over Fort Myers in a Class 7A state semifinal. [More]