High School Buzz 

Girls Hoops: Palm Beach Post’s 2015 State Tourney All-Tournament Team

  • 2:33 pm Monday, February 23rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

It was a fun and eventful week in Lakeland.

The 2015 girls basketball state tournament is in the books. One Palm Beach County team — Palm Beach Lakes (7A) — was crowned as state champs.

Now, let’s see who made our all-tournament team. [More]

Lakeland Diary: Takeaways from Palm Beach Lakes’ state title-clinching win

  • 6:30 pm Saturday, February 21st, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Palm Beach Lakes claimed its first state title in program history Saturday. (Photo by Cindy Skop)

Palm Beach Lakes provided the perfect ending to a historic girls basketball season in Palm Beach County.

The Rams defeated Apopka-Wekiva in the Class 7A final to win their first girls basketball state title in school history. It wasn’t even that close, as Lakes never trailed in the second half and led by as much as 21 in the fourth quarter.

Here are three takeaways from Saturday’s championship action in Lakeland: [More]

Lakeland Diary: Takeaways from Day 3 of girls hoops state tourney

  • 11:41 pm Thursday, February 19th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

Are you feeling cold in South Florida?

Well, it’s a frosty 36 degrees in Lakeland right now. It’s a miracle that my fingers have thawed out in time for me write this blog post.

Anyway, Thursday was another up-and-down day for Palm Beach County. Grandview Prep’s run at back-to-back state titles came to an end in a loss to Tallahassee-FAMU in the Class 2A state final, but Palm Beach Lakes’ season continued with a win over Fort Myers in a Class 7A state semifinal. [More]

Girls Hoops: Inside the 2015 state semifinals

  • 6:14 pm Monday, February 16th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Palm Beach Lakes is making its second consecutive trip to the state tournament. (Photo by Bruce Bennett)

It’s been a good year for high school girls basketball in Palm Beach County.

A record four teams from Palm Beach County have earned trips to Lakeland for this week’s girls basketball state tournament. Grandview Prep (2A), Cardinal Newman (4A), Palm Beach Lakes (7A) and Boca Raton (8A) will represent the area in the tourney. [More]

Girls hoops: Inside the 2015 regional finals

  • 12:07 pm Thursday, February 12th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Boca Raton's girls basketball team participated in its first state tournament in program history this season. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

Palm Beach County still has a chance to send a girls basketball team to Lakeland in five out of the eight classes.

Boca Raton (8A), Palm Beach Lakes (7A), Cardinal Newman (4A), Oxbridge Academy (3A), Atlantic Christian (2A) and Grandview Prep (2A) are all still alive entering the regional finals. Palm Beach Lakes and Grandview Prep have a chance to make it back to the state tournament after earning a trip to Lakeland last season.

Here’s a look at each regional final matchup involving a Palm Beach County team: [More]

Girls hoops: Inside the 2015 regional semifinals

  • 11:40 am Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Cardinal Newman will travel to take on Fort Lauderdale-Calvary Christian in the Class 4A regional semifinals on Tuesday. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

We continue into the high school girls basketball regional semifinals.

Eight teams from Palm Beach County are still alive, including Palm Beach Central (8A), Boca Raton (8A), Palm Beach Lakes (7A) and defending Class 2A state champs Grandview Prep. How many will be standing in the regional finals? [More]

Girls basketball: Inside the 2015 regional quarterfinals

  • 12:52 pm Thursday, February 5th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang

The girls basketball regional tournament is about to begin and 14 teams from Palm Beach County are still alive.

There are plenty of storylines to keep an eye on. Will Palm Beach Lakes make it back to Lakeland? Can Grandview Prep defend its Class 2A title? Is Oxbridge Academy ready to make a deep playoff run behind Crystal Primm?

Each of these questions and more will be answered over the next few weeks. [More]

Girls basketball: Inside the final Top 10, plus things to watch for in district tournaments

  • 12:48 pm Monday, January 26th, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Cardinal Newman is the top seed in the District 13-4A tournament. (Photo by Richard Graulich)

The regular season is over and district tournaments begin this week.

We have one more Top 10 to release, though. It’s no surprise that Palm Beach Lakes is still at the top of the list, as the Rams enter the playoffs as the favorite to win the District 13-7A tournament.

Boca Raton is not far behind, though. The Bobcats closed the regular season at No. 2 after an impressive win over Oxbridge Academy last week. The Bobcats are the top seed in the District 10-8A tournament.

Check out our girls basketball district tournament preview to find out more about each of Palm Beach County’s district tournaments. [More]

Girls Hoops: Inside the 2015 district tournaments

  • 2:00 pm Friday, January 23rd, 2015 by Anthony Chiang
Palm Beach Lakes is still tentatively part of District 13-7A. (Photo by Damon Higgins)

The high school girls basketball postseason is about to begin.

District tournaments begin Monday and will run until Saturday. Only the top two schools from each district tournament will move on to the regional quarterfinals.

Here’s a breakdown of the area’s district tournaments: [More]

Boys and girls hoops: Eight area players nominated for McDonald’s All American Games

  • 11:35 am Thursday, January 15th, 2015 by Jodie Wagner
Lake Worth's Jeantal Cylla is among seven Palm Beach County hoops players who were nominated to the 2015 McDonald's All American Games. (Photo by Bill Ingram)

Eight Palm Beach County boys and girls basketball players were nominated to play in the 2015 McDonald’s All American Games, which will be held April 1 in Chicago. [More]