High School Buzz 

Bill proposing major changes to Florida’s high school sports to be heard by House Education Committee

  • 11:22 am Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

The high school sports landscape in Florida could look very different in a few years.

The House Education Committee is scheduled to hear a proposed committee bill on high school athletics on Thursday. The bill, which spans 61 pages, would give the Commissioner of Education, with the approval of the State Board of Education, the power to designate a nonprofit association to govern interscholastic athletic competition in Florida in place of the Florida High School Athletic Association by July 1, 2017.

“I think it would cause a lot of chaos,” John I. Leonard athletic director Scott Siegel said. “It would make the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.” [More]

Girls volleyball: FHSAA announces tentative district realignment

  • 12:28 pm Friday, January 30th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Nationally ranked Jupiter is expected to win the District 9-8A title. (Photo by Damon Higgins)

The Florida High School Athletic Association released new tentative district assignments for girls volleyball on Friday.

It’s important to keep in mind that the new district assignments will be for the next four seasons. Appeals from schools are due to the FHSAA by Feb. 11.

Here’s a full list of the new tentative district assignments: [More]

Girls hoops: FHSAA announces tentative district realignment

  • 12:14 pm Friday, January 30th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Palm Beach Lakes is still tentatively part of District 13-7A. (Photo by Damon Higgins)

The Florida High School Athletic Association released new tentative district assignments for girls basketball on Friday.

There were some notable changes involving area teams. Here’s a list: [More]

Football: FHSAA approves State Champions Bowl Series

  • 2:36 pm Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

The state championship usually marks the end of the season for high school football teams.

But that might change very soon. The Florida High School Athletic Association board of directors approved a State Champions Bowl Series proposal this week. [More]

Basketball: State tournament to stay in Lakeland

  • 1:22 pm Friday, September 26th, 2014 by Jodie Wagner

Lakeland will remain the host of the boys and girls state high school basketball championships for at least the next three years, Florida High School Athletic Association spokesman Corey Sobers said Friday. [More]

FHSAA reaches agreement to have state football finals in Orlando through 2015 season

  • 1:52 pm Friday, May 30th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang
Dwyer won the Class 7A state title in Orlando last season. (Photo by Allen Eyestone)

The state football championship games are staying in Orlando for now. [More]

Boys Soccer: Lake Worth forced to forfeit 18 matches

  • 3:35 pm Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

After building an 18-4 record, Lake Worth’s boys soccer team has learned that it won’t be playing in the postseason. [More]

Six Palm Beach County schools finish top 10 in FHSAA all-sports race

  • 3:04 pm Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 by Matt Porter

Boca Raton, St. Andrew’s, Benjamin, Pahokee, American Heritage, Grandview Prep and Lake Worth Christian finished in the top 10 of their respective classifications in the FHSAA’s annual all-sports competition.


NCAA tables propsal to allow unlimited recruiting calls, texts

  • 10:01 am Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 by Matt Porter

Maybe high school sports this fall won’t look that much different after all. [More]

Inclement weather changes FHSAA track finals

  • 11:17 pm Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 by Matt Porter

If you’re headed to the FHSAA Class 3A and 4A state track meets in Jacksonville this weekend, show up early.

That’s because weather concerns caused the FHSAA on Thursday to condense the meets, which are held Friday and Saturday at the University of North Florida.

The meets will begin with 3,200 relay finals at noon and field events at 1 p.m. Instead of holding preliminary heats for running events at 4 p.m., they will begin at 2. The running finals will begin at 4:30 instead of 6:30.

Spectator gates at Hodges Stadium open at 11 a.m.