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Football: ‘South Beach Tow’ star named first Florida female head football coach

  • 4:24 pm Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Adam Lichtenstein
Lakatriona Brown was named Miami Jackson's new head coach (Photo courtesy of Twitter).

Miami-Jackson’s football program made history Monday when it named Lakatriona “Bernice” Brunson as the school’s new football coach, as first reported by Peter Ariz. She is the first female head football coach in Florida history.

Brunson was a driver and assistant manager of Tremont Towing, which was featured in the truTV show “South Beach Tow.”

Brunson was an athlete at Miami Northwestern, where she threw discus and shot put and played basketball. She also played basketball at Tennessee State and football for the Miami Fury of the Independent Women’s Football League. She is currently a physical education teacher at Jackson.

Jackson also hired Luther [More]

Boys hoops: Lake Worth coach Murray Smith earns 600th career win

  • 10:50 am Thursday, January 21st, 2016 by Jodie Wagner
Murray Smith, in a 2011 file photo, has coached boys basketball at four schools. (Photo by Joshua C. Cruey)

Lake Worth boys basketball coach Murray Smith reached a major milestone Wednesday in the Trojans’ 78-44 victory over Forest Hill. [More]

Football: American Heritage, Oxbridge place 12 on All-State Team

  • 10:45 am Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 by Jodie Wagner
Glades Central RB Ja'kevious Vickers

American Heritage and Oxbridge Academy were standouts on the football field this fall, and their players were recognized for those accomplishments Tuesday. [More]

Football: Pahokee’s McArthur Burnett, Tyron Arnett named first team All-State

  • 3:01 pm Monday, January 4th, 2016 by Jodie Wagner
McArthur Burnett

A pair of Pahokee standouts were named to the Florida All-State Class 1A football team Monday. [More]

Boys soccer: Lakes, Boca top area entering Week 4

  • 12:30 pm Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

Entering the fourth week of the boys soccer season, two of the best teams from last season remain at the top of Palm Beach County.

Last year’s state runner-up Palm Beach Lakes tops the rankings this week after a perfect 4-0 start to the season, while Boca Raton, which lost on penalty kicks in the regional finals, comes in at No. 2.

Two more undefeated teams — Palm Beach Central and Jupiter — make up the top 4.  With one loss each, West Boca, St. Andrew’s, Royal Palm and Jupiter Christian take up the next four spots. Park Vista and Benjamin, which have [More]

Football: Look Ahead to Round 2 of the playoffs

  • 7:00 am Monday, November 16th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

Six Palm Beach County teams advanced to the second round of the playoffs after winning Friday, but that number will shrink after this week, as four of those teams play each other in Round 2.

Here are the local teams that are still alive in the FHSAA playoffs after the first round:

Atlantic (11-0): Beat Wellington 34-0
Boca Raton (9-2): Beat Palm Beach Gardens 27-26
Dwyer (10-1): Beat Pompano Beach-Ely 16-14
Glades Central (9-2): Beat Miami-Gulliver Prep 61-33
American Heritage (8-2): Beat Miami-Westminster Christian 27-19
Oxbridge Academy (9-2): Beat Hollywood-Chaminade Madonna 32-24

Atlantic and Boca Raton made it through their first-round clashes in Class 8A to set up [More]

Football: Berean Christian QB Mauck, four others named to All-Conference first team

  • 2:00 am Monday, November 9th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Berean Christian QB Chris Mauck (left) was named to the Sunshine State Athletic Conference's First Team. (Photo provided)

Berean Christian quarterback Chris Mauck was named to the Sunshine State Athletic Conference’s First Team after a standout senior season. [More]

Former Palm Beach Central, Florida Gators star Jon Bostic traded to New England Patriots

  • 3:50 pm Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

Former Palm Beach Central and Florida Gators linebacker Jon Bostic was traded to the New England Patriots on Monday.

Bostic, who graduated from Palm Beach Central in 2009, has spent the last two seasons with the Chicago Bears but has not played this season due to an ankle injury he suffered in the preseason.

“I needed to get healthy and I’m pretty much there now,” Bostic told MassLive Tuesday. “Really just taking it day-by-day. Like I said, learning the philosophy here on special teams and on defense.”

Before the Bears took Bostic, a Post Super 11 pick in 2008, in the second round of the [More]

Weekend Rewind: 4 takeaways from a surprising Week 1

  • 10:50 am Saturday, August 29th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner

Wellington girls soccer voted area’s top team

  • 11:14 am Friday, June 26th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
The Wellington girls soccer team was the top vote-getter in polling to determine the Palm Beach County High School Team of the Year. (Photo by Bill Ingram)

The votes are in, and the Wellington girls soccer team is the clear favorite among PBgametime readers. [More]