High School Buzz 

Cardinal Newman prepares for challenging Monday night tiebreaker

  • 12:04 pm Monday, November 8th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Cardinal Newman (7-2) knew it would be in this spot if it topped Inlet Grove on Friday night. The Crusaders will play in a three-way tiebreaker to determine second place — and a playoff spot — in District 7-2B. Here’s a quick primer on what to expect at Cardinal Newman tonight.

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A look at the upcoming playoff matchups

  • 5:08 pm Saturday, November 6th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Updated Saturday, Nov. 13, at 3:51 p.m.

This is now up-to-date with every matchup involving Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast teams. For previews of all the games, click here.

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Boynton Beach DE Johnathan Harris picks Mississippi State

  • 11:30 am Friday, November 5th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

This post was updated at 6:45 on Friday, Nov. 5.

Boynton Beach defensive end Johnathan Harris committed to Mississippi State on Friday night. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound senior chose Mississippi State over UCF, Boston College and Kansas.

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Park Vista OL Cody Preble has surgery, out for season

  • 7:02 pm Friday, October 29th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Park Vista offensive lineman Cody Preble (6-foot-4, 275 pounds, No. 10 on the Big Board) had surgery on his left knee on Wednesday and will be out for the remainder of the season.

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Picking the best single-game performance of 2010

  • 6:19 pm Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

We know there’s still three weeks of season–and plenty of playoffs–left before we can officially pick a winner. But seeing Jupiter Christian running back Trey Pendergrass’ stat line from Monday night — 3 carries, 211 yards, 2 touchdowns — got us thinking: What was the best single-game performance from the 2010 season?

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Fort Pierce Central up, Atlantic down in new football rankings

  • 4:25 pm Monday, October 25th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Friday night’s District 8-6A showdown between Seminole Ridge and Atlantic came down to the final minute. In a game that lived up to its pre-game hype, Atlantic drove down to the Seminole Ridge 18-yard line before turning the ball over on downs. Seminole Ridge held on to win 28-21.

The win put Seminole Ridge (7-0, 3-0 in 8-6A) in the fast lane to a district title. If the Hawks beat Park Vista (5-2, 1-1 in 8-6A), Seminole Ridge will win its first-ever district title. That’s a testament to how good Seminole Ridge is this year.

And that’s why we kept Atlantic in this week’s rankings (and didn’t drop the Eagles too much). The Eagles now get Boca Raton and Palm Beach Central to finish the season. Beating Park Vista means that Atlantic just needs to win its other two district games and hope that Ridge upends Vista.

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Minnesota prospects play waiting game after school dismisses head coach

  • 11:49 pm Friday, October 22nd, 2010 by Jeff Greer

The area’s top Minnesota prospects are waiting for more information about the school’s firing of head coach Tim Brewster last week before discussing their recruitment any further.

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Glades Day, riding hot streak, readies for talented Miami-Belen Jesuit

  • 2:45 pm Thursday, October 14th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

When Glades Day started the 2010 football season, expectations were high–with good reason. The Gators returned star running back Kelvin Taylor, Division I-level defensive backs Eaton Spence and JT Thornton, and junior quarterback Tanner Redish to a team that won the Class 1B state title.

At first, everything went according to plan. Glades Day ground out a 24-12 win over Twiggs County (Ga.) in Daytona Beach. Taylor, who had offseason knee surgery, played and looked as close to full health as he had all offseason.

Then the Gators slipped up. Twice.

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Seminole Ridge takes on role as team to beat in District 8-6A

  • 3:08 pm Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

When Atlantic throttled then-No. 3 Park Vista on Friday night, the district dominoes began to fall. When the dust settled, this week’s new No. 3, Seminole Ridge, stood as the new team to beat in one of the area’s toughest districts, 8-6A.

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Michigan WR Martavious Odoms, a Pahokee alum, suffers broken foot

  • 4:24 pm Monday, October 11th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Pahokee product Martavious Odoms suffered a broken foot in Michigan’s 34-17 loss to Michigan State on Saturday, ESPN.com reports. Odoms has 15 receptions for 214 yards so far this season for Michigan, but it’s unclear if Odoms will be able to finish the season.

Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said Monday that he wasn’t sure if Odoms’ injury was season-ending.