High School Buzz 

Boys hoops: Lake Worth coach Murray Smith earns 600th career win

  • 10:50 am Thursday, January 21st, 2016 by Jodie Wagner
Murray Smith, in a 2011 file photo, has coached boys basketball at four schools. (Photo by Joshua C. Cruey)

Lake Worth boys basketball coach Murray Smith reached a major milestone Wednesday in the Trojans’ 78-44 victory over Forest Hill. [More]

Boys’ hoops: Inside the Top 10, and a look ahead to this week

  • 2:12 pm Monday, January 14th, 2013 by Jeff Greer

Lake Worth entered the 2012-13 season as an intriguing outsider, with a new coach (Murray Smith) and a new star (Aaron Horne) and the potential to surprise some people.


New Lake Worth AD Jessie Hester hires coaches, wants to take charge

  • 10:12 am Monday, July 30th, 2012 by Matt Porter

Jessie Hester has football in his blood. He wants to make sure all athletes at his new school, Lake Worth, have the opportunity to succeed.

The new athletic director also knows where his fundraising focus will be. [More]

Hoops: Murray Smith leaves Summit Christian, close to Lake Worth job

  • 3:48 pm Friday, July 20th, 2012 by Jeff Greer

Longtime Palm Beach County basketball coach Murray Smith has left Summit Christian.


Boys’ hoops: Dwyer’s Joel James, Jupiter’s Bobby Hain, Summit Christian’s Farad Cobb, Brandon Williams sign

  • 4:00 pm Thursday, November 10th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

Last year, Palm Beach County produced two Division I hoops players, though there could have been more. This year’s class has four so far.


Dwyer’s Fred Ross voted coach of the year; Jacoby Brissett finishes second in Mr. Basketball voting

  • 2:53 pm Monday, April 25th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

Dwyer boys’ basketball coach Fred Ross was named the Florida Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year Monday.


Summit Christian coach Murray Smith wants to clear the air after post-game press conference comments

  • 4:11 pm Friday, March 4th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

In an animated press conference after his team won the Class 1A state championship, Summit Christian coach Murray Smith made some light-hearted barbs about rival Grandview Prep. On Friday, he wanted to make sure he cleared the air about what he said.


5 thoughts on Summit Christian’s 62-50 win over Grandview Prep; Summit coach Murray Smith pans rival

  • 6:33 pm Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 by Jeff Greer

Updated on Friday, March 4, with clarification about recent transfers.

LAKELAND — Summit Christian settled the who’s-better debate (at least this season) with a comfortable 62-50 win over Grandview Prep in the Class 1A title game at the Lakeland Center. Here’s some insight into how that happened, and all kinds of quotable lines from Summit coach Murray Smith.


5 thoughts on Summit Christian’s 42-41 upset of Orlando Christian

  • 5:35 pm Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011 by Jeff Greer

LAKELAND — Summit Christian’s Farad Cobb fully believed his team could beat nationally ranked Orlando Christian Prep, the three-time defending Class 1A champs. He was right.


Summit Christian, Grandview Prep one win away from anticipated matchup

  • 1:52 am Tuesday, March 1st, 2011 by Jeff Greer

One has to play a scrappy relative unknown; the other gets to take on a three-time defending state champ.

But the prospect of Summit Christian and Grandview Prep getting past their Class 1A semifinal matchups on Wednesday to set up a highly anticipated all-Palm Beach County championship-game showdown on Thursday is too good to ignore.