High School Buzz 

Baseball: More on the new bats, and more on the new season

  • 4:47 pm Monday, February 13th, 2012 by Matt Porter

As noted in our season preview, high schools this season will swing BBCOR bats, the standard adopted by colleges last season. The bats are less powerful than the bats used in recent years. The goal is to make them perform like wood.

It’s the latest step in baseball’s tango with bat technology. [More]

Santaluces DB Soniel Estime to sign with Illinois State

  • 2:28 pm Thursday, January 26th, 2012 by Jeff Greer

Santaluces defensive back Soniel Estime will sign with Illinois State at Wednesday signing ceremony, Santaluces coach Daryl Drinkwater said.


Notebook: Atlantic junior DT Keith Bryant commits to Miami, PB Central gains lineman

  • 10:22 am Thursday, January 19th, 2012 by Matt Porter

Miami’s junior day last Saturday attracted many of the state’s top Class of 2013’ers. One of them, Atlantic defensive tackle Keith Bryant, decided to pledge right then and there. [More]

Spanish River head coach Ray Berger resigns

  • 2:18 pm Monday, November 14th, 2011 by Matt Porter

After Spanish River’s most successful season in recent memory, head coach Ray Berger resigned.

Berger, who will remain a physical education teacher at the Boca Raton school, informed the school’s administration of his decision Monday morning. [More]

Trail Blazer: Santaluces’ Ferreira a member of UAB’s first bowling squad

  • 11:36 am Thursday, September 8th, 2011 by Matt Porter

The first University of Alabama-Birmingham bowling squad, which gets rolling next month, includes Santaluces grad Marissa Ferreira. [More]

2011 MLB Draft: Kansas City Royals sign Kyle Smith; San Diego Padres sign Michael Kelly

  • 12:38 pm Monday, August 15th, 2011 by Matt Porter

The Florida Gators lost two standout high school pitchers on Monday, as former Santaluces right-hander Kyle Smith and West Boca Raton right-hander Michael Kelly reached deals with the pro clubs that drafted them in June. [More]

MLB Draft signings: West Boca Raton SS Tyler Greene agrees to deal with Philadelphia Phillies

  • 6:42 pm Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 by Matt Porter

Updated Monday, July 25 at 1:07 p.m. | Tyler Greene was disappointed he fell in the June MLB Draft, but the Philadelphia Phillies made it up to him. [More]

Santaluces hoops star Jeff Romeus to attend Kansas community college

  • 11:50 am Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

Santaluces guard Jeff Romeus will attend Allen County Community College in Iola, Kan., this fall.


2011 MLB Draft: Rounding up Day 2; will Kyle Smith and Michael Kelly choose Gators or pros?

  • 5:30 pm Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 by Matt Porter

The advisor for local draftees Michael Kelly and Kyle Smith expects both will choose scholarships over signing bonuses. [More]

2011 MLB Draft: Santaluces RHP Kyle Smith selected 126th overall (4th round) by Kansas City Royals

  • 12:44 pm Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 by Matt Porter

Santaluces grad Kyle Smith became the second Palm Beach County player chosen in this year’s MLB Draft, going 126th overall to the Kansas City Royals. [More]