High School Buzz 

Recruiting: 2016 Suncoast QB Matt Dame commits to Columbia

  • 6:12 pm Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Suncoast quarterback Matt Dame at football practice in Riviera Beach, Florida on August 7, 2014. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

When Matt Dame visited Columbia University in June, he fell in love.

“The campus is beautiful,” Dame said. “It’s right in the center of New York City. I love everything about the campus. I feel really wanted there.”

The Suncoast quarterback was so impressed that he verbally committed to Columbia on Thursday. Dame chose the Lions over Dartmouth, Harvard and Yale. [More]

Recruiting Q&A: Does Pope John Paul II WR Dominic Milanese believe he’s underrated?

  • 12:04 pm Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Dominic Milanese

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. We’ll start with uncommitted Pope John Paul II WR Dominic Milanese. [More]

PBgametime mailbag: Why Pahokee should be excited, FAU recruiting and illegal coffee

  • 3:26 pm Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
How will the move to Class 1A impact Pahokee's football team? (Photo by Brianna Soukup)

The PBgametime mailbag is back.

As we creep closer to the start of fall football practice, we will be posting a new edition of the football mailbag each Tuesday. In this week’s installment of the mailbag, we discuss Pahokee, Florida Atlantic recruiting and performance-enhancing substances. It’s not what you think. [More]

Royal Palm Beach P Triston McKenzie signs with Cleveland Indians

  • 4:12 pm Monday, June 29th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Royal Palm Beach pitcher #Triston McKenzie throws against Benjam during the first inning at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter on April 13, 2015.  (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Triston McKenzie has made his decision.

The former Royal Palm Beach pitcher will forgo college baseball to play on the professional level. McKenzie signed with the Cleveland Indians for $2,302,500, according to MLB.com, which is currently the largest signing bonus for a right-handed high school pitcher this year. A source close to McKenzie confirmed the news. [More]

Former Royal Palm Beach G Jon Octeus to play for Pacers’ summer league team

  • 1:23 pm Monday, June 29th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Former Royal Palm Beach and Purdue guard Jon Octeus will play for the Pacers in the Orlando Pro Summer League. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Royal Palm Beach guard Jon Octeus closed his college hoops career in March with an NCAA Tournament appearance. [More]

Recruiting: Oxbridge Academy TE AJ Garson picks Bowling Green

  • 2:47 pm Sunday, June 28th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

AJ Garson opened eyes during spring football.

Bowling Green was one of the schools impressed by the Oxbridge Academy tight end’s combination of size and athleticism, extending an offer to Garson near the start of spring football practice.

It turns out Garson was just as impressed with Bowling Green, verbally committing to the Falcons on Saturday after taking an unofficial visit to the campus last week. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound two-star prospect chose Bowling Green over schools like Cincinnati, Idaho and Oregon State. [More]

Recruiting Notebook: Which schools are the favorites to land Pahokee ATH McArthur Burnett?

  • 12:14 pm Friday, June 26th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner
Pahokee running back McArthur Burnett (8) escapes a tackle against Glades Central at Pahokee, Florida on November 6, 2014. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

It may be the summer, but recruiting never stops.

Over the past seven days, 2016 Royal Palm Beach ATH Marlon Eugene verbally committed to Oregon State and 2017 Dwyer QB Toddy Centeio received another offer. (Find out all of the Palm Beach County recruiting news from the past week here) [More]

Wellington girls soccer voted area’s top team

  • 11:14 am Friday, June 26th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
The Wellington girls soccer team was the top vote-getter in polling to determine the Palm Beach County High School Team of the Year. (Photo by Bill Ingram)

The votes are in, and the Wellington girls soccer team is the clear favorite among PBgametime readers. [More]

Girls Volleyball: Wellington’s Bailey Williams commits to George Mason

  • 11:58 am Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Wellington outside hitter Bailey Williams (right) was named the state's Class 8A, Region 3 Player of the Year (Post file photo)

Bailey Williams’ athleticism has taken her a long way.

Despite being undersized for the outside hitter position, the 5-foot-8 Wellington senior will stick to that position as a Division I indoor girls volleyball player next year. Williams, who is considered as one of the top volleyball players in the Palm Beach County, announced her verbal commitment to George Mason University through Twitter on Wednesday night. [More]

Softball: Grandview’s Caitlin Rolston named Class 2A Offensive Player of the Year

  • 2:50 pm Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Grandview Prep pitcher Caitlin Rolston is the Class 2A Offensive Player of the Year. (Photo provided)

Grandview Prep pitcher Caitlin Rolston helped lead the Pride to the Class 2A state softball championship game last month, and on Wednesday the rising senior was recognized for her efforts. [More]