High School Buzz 

Chris Bean is Atlantic’s interim football coach, Brad Flaig named new basketball coach

  • 8:40 am Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Seems to be a connection here.

Atlantic athletic director Kevin Logan said Tuesday that Chris Bean is the Eagles’ interim football coach. It is unclear how long Bean will fill that role, but the fact that Atlantic has hired a new basketball coach to replace him points toward Bean taking over the football program long term.

Dwyer, Grandview Prep get top-three finishes in Player, Coach of the Year voting

  • 1:09 pm Friday, March 19th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Dwyer basketball star Jacoby Brissett was the area’s top vote-getter among Player and Coach of the Year nominees, finishing second in Class 5A.

Football or basketball? Jacoby Brissett still can’t decide

  • 11:01 am Thursday, March 18th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Dwyer junior Jacoby Brissett is beginning to accept the probability that he will have to choose between playing football or basketball in college. But even though reality is setting in, he thinks he will need another year to pick a sport.

Summit Christian’s Jean Prophete to try football

  • 9:57 am Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

When Summit Christian basketball coach Murray Smith tried to think of a player similar to Jean Prophete, the name he came up with was Warren Sapp, who played basketball at Apopka before going on to a stellar NFL career.

It is an interesting comparison, especially considering Prophete plans to go out for football in his senior year.

Roster for March 20 boys basketball Rising Stars game

  • 9:33 am Friday, March 12th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Rising Stars Athletics is facilitating basketball all-star games between Palm Beach and Marion Counties.

Jacoby Brissett slumps as Bartow drops Dwyer in Class 5A semifinal

  • 11:01 pm Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Throughout his team’s dominant post-season run, Dwyer coach Fred Ross insisted the Panthers had more than just Jacoby Brissett.

But they did not have enough to offset their star’s quiet night against Bartow in the Class 5A state semifinals. Bartow pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Panthers, 54-48, at The Lakeland Center.

Grandview Prep can’t escape Orlando Christian Prep in Class 1A semifinal

  • 1:06 pm Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 by Jason Lieser

For the third straight season, Orlando Christian Prep ended Grandview Prep’s season in the state final four.

Orlando Christian Prep, which beat the Pride in each of the last two state championship games, beat Grandview Prep 59-33 in the Class 1A semifinals at The Lakeland Center.

Summit Christian falls in Class 1A semifinal

  • 11:53 am Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 by Jason Lieser

For five years, Jacksonville-Arlington Country Day has been the state’s most dominant program and Summit Christian could not stop that run.

Arlington Country Day recovered from a sluggish start and beat the Saints 63-43 in the Class 1A state semifinals at The Lakeland Center.

Flu sidelines Dwyer coach Fred Ross

  • 5:39 pm Monday, March 1st, 2010 by Jason Lieser

As Dwyer’s basketball team prepared Monday for its fourth final four in seven years, head coach Fred Ross was home with the flu.

FHSAA announces times for basketball semifinals and finals

  • 3:39 pm Sunday, February 28th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Palm Beach County teams will be the first in and the last out Wednesday as the Florida High School Athletic Association opens the state semifinals at The Lakeland Center.