High School Buzz 

Recruiting Q&A: Is Glades Central RB Ja’kevious Vickers ready for a big year?

  • 7:45 am Thursday, July 30th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Ja'kevious Vickers

As recruiting heats up, it’s time we get to know more about some of Palm Beach County’s prospects. [More]

Football: Oxbridge No. 3, American Heritage No. 22 in MaxPreps pre-season poll

  • 7:49 am Monday, July 27th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Travis Homer (below) and Oxbridge Academy are ranked No. 3 nationally; Devin Singletary (top) and American Heritage are No. 22.

Oxbridge Academy has yet to take a snap in FHSAA district play, but the ThunderWolves already are drawing plenty of attention around the country. [More]

Forest Hill hires Ron Kotouch as athletic director

  • 11:11 am Friday, July 24th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Ron Kotouch (left) with wrestler LaMarcus Allen, is the new athletic director at Forest Hill. (Photo provided)

Less than a year ago, Ron Kotouch was working with Palm Beach Atlantic University athletes as the school’s head strength and conditioning coach. [More]

Recruiting Q&A: Which way is Forest Hill ATH Marcus Frazier leaning?

  • 10:28 am Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

As recruiting heats up, it’s time we get to know more about some of Palm Beach County’s prospects.

Each Thursday leading up to the football season, we will post a new Q&A with a different 2016 recruit. This week, we’ll focus on Forest Hill ATH Marcus Frazier.

The 6-foot, 185-pound Frazier will line up as quarterback and a safety for the Falcons this fall and is listed at No. 14 on the PBGametime Big Board. He has offers from Bowling Green and Idaho.

Here’s what he had to say:

Is there a school you prefer?

I prefer, right now, Bowling Green.

What position do you see [More]

Recruiting: 2016 American Heritage OL Begnoche commits to Penn

  • 11:35 pm Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

When deciding where to continue his football career, Greg Begnoche made his education a top priority.

The American Heritage offensive tackle/defensive tackle announced his commitment to the University of Pennsylvania on Twitter Tuesday night.

“It pretty much came down to the education, and the Ivy League education pretty much topped it,” Begnoche said.

Begnoche, a two-star recruit, had 21 scholarship offers, choosing the Quakers over Football Bowl Subdivision schools such as Florida Atlantic and Florida International. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound lineman said his final decision was between Penn and Harvard.

“Penn showed more love, and I liked the campus more,” he said. “It’s more of a [More]

Volleyball: First overseas trip a success for Wellington’s Williams

  • 11:13 am Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Wellington senior Bailey Williams with her second-place medal. (Photo provided)

Bailey Williams’ first overseas volleyball trip was a hot one, both on and off the court. [More]

Football: Glades Central, PB Gardens players on ESPN Junior 300

  • 3:16 pm Monday, July 20th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

ESPN named Glades Central quarterback James Blackman and Palm Beach Gardens linebacker Vandarius Cowan to its Junior 300 list, which it released Monday.

Cowan was the higher ranked of the pair, coming in at No. 147, while Blackman ranked 230th.

Cowan, a 6-foot-4, 220 pound outside linebacker, committed to Florida State on June 11 after attending the Jimbo Fisher Football Camp in Tallahassee. He also has offers from Florida Atlantic, Georgia, Louisville, Notre Dame and West Virginia, according to Rivals.com

“He’s got a lot of room to grow,” Gators coach Rob Freeman said. “He’s only 16 years old. There’s really no telling what he’s [More]

Baseball: Park Vista catcher opts for college over pros

  • 3:36 pm Friday, July 17th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

Park Vista catcher Joe Genord will play baseball for South Florida instead of signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cobras coach Larry Greenstein said Friday.

The Dodgers selected Genord with the 582nd overall pick in the 19th round in the the June Amateur Draft. Friday is the last day drafted players can sign with a Major League team, with 5 p.m. being the final deadline.

Genord hit .282 with four home runs and a team-best 25 RBIs as a senior for Park Vista, which made the state tournament this past season.

Genord’s teammate, Austin Smith, was selected in the second round, 51st overall, by the [More]

Baseball: Nine area players on FACA All-State Team

  • 12:03 pm Friday, July 17th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Matthew Mika

Nine area players representing five schools were named to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-State Baseball team. [More]

FHSAA releases new baseball, softball classifications

  • 12:06 pm Thursday, July 16th, 2015 by Adam Lichtenstein

The FHSAA released its final district classifications for several sports, including baseball and softball, Thursday.

The organization moved the largest schools in the area, with student populations of 2,407-4,492, from Class 8A to 9A. The new District 9-9A will consist of John I. Leonard, Jupiter, Palm Beach Central and Palm Beach Gardens, with Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Park Vista and Santaluces moving to District 10-9A.

Three schools, Seminole Ridge, Spanish River and Wellington, remain in Class 8A with new additions Forest Hill, Palm Beach Lakes and Royal Palm Beach.

Additional changes include Boynton Beach moving to 7A, Benjamin and Oxbridge Academy moving to Class [More]