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Baseball: Area teams to take part in spring break tournaments

  • 2:25 pm Friday, March 13th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Palm Beach Central will take part in next week's Florida League High School Invitational. (Photo by Thomas Cordy)

Spring break gives high school baseball teams a chance to take part in tournaments around the state and country.

Many Palm Beach County teams are taking advantage of the opportunity.

Five teams from Palm Beach County will travel to Sanford and Altamonte Springs to take part in the Florida League High School Invitational next week. And 10 of the area’s teams will stay close to home to play in the annual GGI Classic hosted by Lake Worth High, which will be played at John I. Leonard High and Dave Manzo Field.

Here is the schedule of games involving local teams from each tournament: [More]

Baseball: Park Vista, Seminole Ridge, Boca Raton ranked in 8A state poll

  • 11:10 am Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Benjamin is ranked No. 9 in the Class 3A state poll. (Photo by Thomas Cordy)

In Palm Beach County high school baseball, Class 8A is king.

If you needed evidence of that, just take a look at the third edition of Theprepzone.com state baseball poll released Tuesday. Three county teams are ranked in the Class 8A poll — Park Vista (No. 2), Seminole Ridge (No. 4) and Boca Raton (No. 8). Palm Beach Gardens did not make the list, but the Gators did receive an honorable mention.

Along with being ranked in the Class 8A poll, Park Vista is also No. 2 in the state poll that considers teams from all classifications. [More]

American Heritage baseball team jumps to No. 1 in Class 4A state poll

  • 10:51 am Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Wellington received honorable mention in the Class 8A state poll. (Photo by Thomas Cordy)

American Heritage’s baseball team started the season slowly, but the Stallions have since won six straight.

The second edition of Theprepzone.com state baseball poll reflected American Heritage’s recent hot play, as the Stallions jumped to No. 1 in the Class 4A poll released Wednesday. American Heritage was ranked No. 2 last week.

Palm Beach County is well represented in the Class 8A poll. Park Vista is No. 1 and Seminole Ridge is No. 8. Meanwhile, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington and Boca Raton received honorable mentions. [More]

Former Palm Beach Gardens baseball player identified as victim killed in crash

  • 8:51 pm Tuesday, June 26th, 2012 by Post Staff

A former Palm Beach Gardens High School baseball player died overnight after crashing his car on PGA Boulevard near railroad tracks in suburban Palm Beach Gardens, authorities said.

Video: Palm Beach Gardens baseball excited for states

  • 9:03 pm Thursday, May 10th, 2012 by Matt Porter

Palm Beach Gardens and their non-stop, sometimes-nonsensical dugout chatter are a win away from the Class 8A baseball state final four. Click to see video of what their dugout sounds like and hear from players. [More]

Video: Palm Beach Gardens coach Joe Russo on playoff win over Dwyer

  • 12:36 am Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 by Matt Porter

Palm Beach Gardens coach Joe Russo said he was encouraged by his team’s offensive performance in a 10-7 win over Dwyer in Tuesday’s Class 8A regional semifinal.


Baseball: Dwyer player suspended for pouring urine in opponent’s dugout

  • 5:59 pm Monday, April 16th, 2012 by Matt Porter

A Dwyer baseball player faces discipline after it was discovered he covered the visiting dugout, later occupied by intra-city rival Palm Beach Gardens, with urine before the teams played a key district game at Dwyer High on Friday night. [More]

Baseball notebook: Palm Beach Gardens coach Joe Russo earns 400th win

  • 1:45 pm Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 by Matt Porter

Joe Russo’s milestone win was a no-doubter. [More]

Baseball: Strong, balanced Palm Beach Gardens ready for 9-6A tournament

  • 5:18 pm Monday, April 18th, 2011 by Matt Porter

Every team in the District 9-6A tournament knows it will face their opponent’s best pitcher in the first round, and chances are it will be a pitcher it has seen before. That lack of mystery comforts Palm Beach Gardens coach Joe Russo. [More]