High School Buzz 

Fort Pierce Westwood DT Demetris Anderson signs with UCF

  • 7:43 am Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 by Matt Porter

The first signee of signing day 2011 comes on the Treasure Coast. [More]

New Mexico pulls offer for Lake Worth DT Junior Estelus

  • 7:17 pm Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 by Matt Porter

Updated Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 7:34 a.m. | Some high school recruits are learning they don’t necessarily hold the cards when it comes to their college choice. [More]

Can Waides Ashmon fix what ails Fort Pierce Westwood?

  • 2:38 pm Monday, January 10th, 2011 by Matt Porter

Waides Ashmon resigned as Fort Pierce Westwood coach last summer after a second round of misconduct allegations. He was cleared of any wrongdoing by the state. Now the Westwood job is open again. [More]

Playoff Primer 2010: Can Fort Pierce Westwood make a Class 3A run?

  • 2:52 pm Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

There are 18 playoff games across every class involving teams from our area. This week, Matt and I will break down every matchup.

Let’s head north and survey Fort Pierce Westwood’s first-round matchup against Southwest Ranches-Archbishop McCarthy. Westwood made waves this year with its stifling defense, strong offensive and defensive lines and the playmaking ability of QB Travares Copeland and do-everything athlete Wonderful Terry. The Panthers have a good shot at making a run, so let’s break down their first challenge.


Inside the final football rankings of the regular season

  • 8:51 pm Monday, November 15th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Well, the top of our rankings started and ended the same way. Dwyer was tops, Glades Central was second. But you’ll notice the rest of our final top 10 football rankings are pretty different from the original top 10 in our preaseason top 25. [More]

Undefeated Fort Pierce teams meet for marquee matchup

  • 7:12 pm Thursday, November 11th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

TCPalm writer Laurel Pfahler wrote that this week’s Fort Pierce Westwood (8-0) vs. Fort Pierce Central (8-0) showdown might be “the biggest matchup in area history.”

St. Lucie County athletic director Jay Stewart told Pfahler that he expects “at least double” the usual 2,000 fans that come to watch Showdown 31.

The stage is set. The marquee is bright. The headlines are bold. And the game will be jam-packed with talent at almost every position.

Here’s what you need to know about Friday’s game, which kicks off at 7 p.m. up at Lawnwood Stadium in Fort Pierce.


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.


Crazy Friday night prompts big changes in weekly football rankings

  • 8:56 am Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Will Oct. 8 be remembered as the Night of the Upset in 2010? Park Vista, our former third-ranked team, and West Boca, our former No. 7 team, both lost at home in rather surprising fashion. Atlantic beat Park Vista, 26-7. Wellington topped West Boca, 20-14.