High School Buzz 

Baseball: Park Vista P Austin Smith named to 2014 18U National Team

  • 11:13 am Friday, August 29th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Park Vista’s Austin Smith is following up a stellar junior season with a pretty special offseason.

The Palm Beach Post’s 2014 Large Schools Player of the Year was named to the 20-man roster for the 2014 18U National Team, which will compete in the COPABE Pan American Championship in Mexico in September.

Smith is the only player from Palm Beach County on the roster. Only three players from Florida made the team.

Smith turned in a stellar junior season, leading the Cobras to their first state tournament berth since 2011 with a 12-1 record on the mound and a .425 average at [More]

Baseball: Four county players to take part in Perfect Game All-American Classic

  • 1:47 pm Monday, July 21st, 2014 by Anthony Chiang
Park Vista pitcher Austin Smith was one of four players from Palm Beach County to be selected to play in the 2014 Perfect Game All-American Classic. (Photo by Bill Ingram)

Palm Beach County will be well represented at the 2014 Perfect Game All-American Classic. [More]

Baseball: Former Park Vista star Trea Turner signs with San Diego Padres

  • 10:40 am Sunday, June 15th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Trea Turner didn’t wait long to make his decision.

After the Park Vista product was selected by the San Diego Padres with the 13th overall pick of the 2014 MLB Draft on June 5, Turner signed with San Diego for $2.9 million on Friday, according to multiple reports. Turner signed above his assigned pick value, which was listed at $2,723,300. [More]

Baseball: Former Park Vista standout Trea Turner goes 13th overall to San Diego Padres

  • 8:47 pm Thursday, June 5th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Trea Turner was projected to be a first-round pick in the MLB Draft, but he still didn’t know what to expect.

However, the Park Vista product didn’t have to wait long to hear his name, as the San Diego Padres drafted the 6-foot-1, 170-pound shortstop with 13th overall pick Thursday. Turner was the first player from Palm Beach County taken in this year’s draft.

“I would have never thought I would be going this high in the draft,” said Turner, who became the first player from Park Vista to be selected in the first round. “It’s definitely a little bit of a [More]

Baseball: Inside the state semifinals

  • 1:40 pm Thursday, May 15th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang
Austin Smith is expected to start for Park Vista on Friday. (Photo by Bill Ingram)

Only one baseball team from Palm Beach County remains. [More]

Baseball: Park Vista continues to move up in national rankings

  • 11:54 am Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Only two games stand between Park Vista’s baseball team and its first state title. [More]

Baseball: Inside the regional finals

  • 8:43 pm Thursday, May 8th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

Teams are just one win away from a trip to Fort Myers for the state tournament. [More]

Baseball: Park Vista moves up in national rankings

  • 2:21 pm Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 by Anthony Chiang

With its victory in the regional quarterfinals, Park Vista advanced to the next round and improved its national ranking. [More]