High School Buzz 

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]

FHSAA releases student population report

  • 6:12 pm Monday, November 15th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Updated Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 3:15 p.m.

The FHSAA released its Fall 2010 Member School Student Population Report today. The population numbers will have an impact on how the FHSAA classifies member schools for the next two years. FHSAA media specialist Seth Polansky said the range of student population used to divide classes will change. New schools and fluctuating populations mean the class-size range will change, but the classifications and numbers won’t be known until the FHSAA has completed its research.

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Playoff Primer 2010: King’s prepares for “hungry” Dade Christian

  • 3:07 pm Monday, November 15th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Updated on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 1:43 p.m.

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

My breakdowns start with King’s Academy vs. Miami-Dade Christian. [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.

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Treasure Coast star Keelin Smith suspended for three games by FHSAA

  • 5:12 pm Thursday, November 11th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Treasure Coast’s Florida State-bound defensive back Keelin Smith (6-3, 185, No. 7 on the Big Board) has been suspended for three games by the FHSAA for throwing punches in his team’s 20-7 win over Jupiter.

The TCPalm first reported the suspension.

Smith’s suspension ends on Nov. 26, meaning he will miss Treasure Coast’s Class 6A regional quarterfinal game against Atlantic. If Treasure Coast wins, Smith would miss the following game as well.

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Pahokee prepares for Glades Central’s high-octane aerial assault

  • 12:05 am Wednesday, November 10th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

If there’s one thing Pahokee coach Blaze Thompson knows about this year’s Muck Bowl, it’s that Glades Central will throw the ball. Frequently.

And the Raiders have good reason: Even without big-time BCS prospect Kelvin Benjamin lining up at wideout, Glades Central still has one of the top receiving corps in the area, if not the best.

That sets up Muck Bowl 26’s key battle for Friday night: Glades Central’s passing game vs. Pahokee’s secondary. Jet’s jets vs. Blaze’s blazers. Or something like that.

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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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Dwyer basketball’s Greg Louis commits to University of Pennsylvania

  • 11:41 am Friday, November 5th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Dwyer power forward Greg Louis committed to the University of Pennsylvania on Sunday night, choosing the Quakers over Tulane. Louis is a 6-foot-7, 195-pound senior.

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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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A rash of injuries hits Glades Day: QB Tanner Redish out for season

  • 3:14 pm Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Doctors told Glades Day quarterback Tanner Redish (broken left collarbone) on Monday that he will need two months to recover from the injury he suffered Friday night against King’s Academy. Meanwhile, two-way star J.T. Thornton told the Post‘s Matt Porter last week that he’d miss four weeks with a broken left leg.

All this in the middle of Glades Day’s hunt for a playoff spot out of District 7-1B. The Gators play Deerfield-Zion Lutheran on Friday. It’s a simple concept for Glades Day: Win and it’s in. But with two stars missing, there’s an added element of drama.

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