High School Buzz 

Dwyer’s Fred Ross voted coach of the year; Jacoby Brissett finishes second in Mr. Basketball voting

  • 2:53 pm Monday, April 25th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

Dwyer boys’ basketball coach Fred Ross was named the Florida Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year Monday.

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LIVE BLOG: Oak Hill squeaks past Dwyer in ESPN Rise Invitational semis

  • 2:45 pm Friday, April 1st, 2011 by Jeff Greer

BETHESDA, Md. — Dwyer basketball gets to play two basketball player factories in two days. Yesterday, the Panthers beat Nevada’s Findlay Prep 70-61.

Now, in the ESPN Rise National High School Invitational semifinals, Dwyer faces Virginia’s Oak Hill Academy.

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Dwyer’s Darick Jarmon gets his moment in the spotlight

  • 7:25 pm Thursday, March 31st, 2011 by Jeff Greer

Before the season started, Dwyer coach Fred Ross pointed out his senior captain Darick Jarmon.

“He won’t get any headlines, he won’t be the big star, but he’s our guy,” Ross said back in December. “He makes everybody better.”

On Thursday afternoon, Jarmon got his moment.

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LIVE BLOG: Dwyer hoops upsets national powerhouse in ESPN Rise Invitational

  • 1:48 pm Thursday, March 31st, 2011 by Jeff Greer

BETHESDA, Md. — It’s an occasion unlike any other in Dwyer basketball’s history.

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Basketball recruiting updates for Dwyer players, Santaluces’ Jeff Romeus

  • 11:53 am Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

There won’t be any college recruiters at the ESPN Rise Invitational to watch Dwyer, but they will be down in droves in April to inquire about multiple Dwyer players and several other area stars.

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Dwyer’s Joel James, Greg Louis near 100 percent before Dwyer’s TV game

  • 11:39 am Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

It was hard enough to return to practice after more than three weeks off, but the Dwyer basketball team is also dealing with injuries to two key players.

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Palm Beach Post ballot for Florida Dairy Farmers Florida Mr. Basketball, coach of the year

  • 2:59 pm Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

I recently received my ballots to vote for the Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Basketball and Coach of the Year in each of the six basketball classes. Here’s who I voted for and why.

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Dwyer basketball No. 1 in final statewide poll; Fred Ross voted 5A coach of the year

  • 1:25 pm Thursday, March 10th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

The season-ending accolades piled up quickly for Dwyer on Wednesday.

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5 thoughts on Dwyer’s state championship win over Lake Wales

  • 8:55 pm Saturday, March 5th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

LAKELAND — I’ve seen Dwyer play a solid 10 times this year, and none of the opponents I saw pushed the Panthers the way Lake Wales did on Saturday in the Class 5A finals (read more on the game here). And Dwyer still won by 15.

I was courtside at the Lakeland Center, so here are some of my postgame thoughts on what transpired here in Lakeland.

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5 thoughts on Dwyer’s 83-58 state semifinal win over Fort Walton Beach

  • 5:52 pm Friday, March 4th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

LAKELAND — We could use a bunch of words to describe Dwyer’s 83-58 win over Fort Walton Beach in the Class 5A semifinals. Dominant. Overwhelming. Absolute.

But summing up a 32-minute game with single words isn’t fun. Here are some of my in-depth thoughts on what took place at the Lakeland Center Friday afternoon, aside from a rout.

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