High School Buzz 

Trinity Christian files for last appeal with FHSAA

  • 2:20 pm Friday, May 21st, 2010 by Post Staff

According to Florida High School Athletic Association spokesperson Seth Polansky, Trinity Christian will appeal the association’s punishments stemming from a bench-clearing incident in last year’s regional baseball final.

The Warriors will appeal to the Board of Directors in June. If the appeal is denied, Trinity Christian will be ordered to pay $32,500 in fines for playing ineligible players plus the FHSAA’s fees incurred and the baseball team will be ineligible for the postseason for three years. The school also will be placed on administrative probation – a period of warning – for five years and a letter of reprimand will be in the school’s permanent membership record.

But Trinity has a permanent injunction in place that prevents the FHSAA from fining the school.

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Gainesville The Rock withdraws from FHSAA

  • 11:12 am Friday, April 9th, 2010 by Post Staff

Earlier this week, Gainesville The Rock withdrew its membership from the Florida High School Athletic Association. Followers of girls basketball will recall that The Rock was the team whose three best players were from the Lithuanian Junior National team and defeated Trinity Christian in the Class 1A state semifinals and went on to win the Class 1A state championship by defeating Hollywood Christian.

A press release from the FHSAA stated that there was a mutual agreement between the organization and the school and an article in the Gainesville Sun quoted school officials as saying The Rock wished to “expand the [More]

Cancellations put emphasis on Trinity Christian’s last nine games

  • 1:17 pm Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 by Post Staff

For various reasons this season, Trinity Christian has had six games canceled and now the Warriors (9-2) are putting a lot of emphasis on the last nine games of the regular season in the hopes that they can carry momentum into the postseason.

Weather was the culprit for a couple of the games, but others were called off by opponents. In one instance, the Warriors were unaware of a cancellation and waited in vain at the field for another team to show up. For a game in Hialeah, the umpires failed to show.

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Early season powers emerge after two days of the D-1 Sports Slam

  • 12:06 pm Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 by Post Staff

There have been a few comments wondering about the Top 10 so here goes: The preseason Top 10 is based on coaches’ suggestions, how teams did last season, and who they were returning…The first one is compiled before anyone played any games and big changes are coming once the weekly updates begin. And the Slam at Santaluces is making the picture a lot more clear. Wednesday is a rain day and play will continue on Thursday and Friday.

So here’s what we (or maybe just I) learned from the first two days:

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And then there were two (girls basketball teams left)

  • 11:18 am Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 by Post Staff

After last night’s region semifinals we’re down to two teams that are still alive – Trinity Christian and Jupiter, which move onto Saturday’s region finals. Unfortunately for the others that made it past the region quarters, they pretty much all ran into powerhouses. Lake Worth Christian lost to Hollywood Christian, American Heritage lost to Miramar Parkway Academy and St. Andrew’s lost to Plantation American Heritage (though that one was close). Berean Christian lost to Trinity but enjoyed its best season ever and Palm Beach Gardens lost to Jupiter, which was the only loss the Gators had to a Palm Beach County team all year.

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Baseball season kicks off with the D-1 Sports Slam at Santaluces

  • 12:48 pm Monday, February 15th, 2010 by Post Staff

Some of the area’s best teams are wasting no time with tough games as the Slam at Santaluces begins today. Group A features Palm Beach Central, Trinity Christian, Spanish River and Park Vista, while Group B includes Jupiter, Atlantic, Suncoast, and Santaluces. Most of those teams are going to be mainstays in the Post’s weekly Top 10, which will start in a few weeks. And Central, Park Vista, Jupiter, Atlantic and Santaluces are all in that monster 9-6A district, which you can read about in tomorrow’s Post.
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Nine area basketball players nominated for 2010 McDonald’s All American Game

  • 4:56 pm Thursday, February 4th, 2010 by Post Staff

Nine of the area’s top boys and girls players have been nominated for this year’s McDonald’s All American Game on March 31 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

The nominees for the girls are Brittni Montgomery and Terrice Robinson from Fort Pierce Central, Jamierra Faulkner from Trinity Christian, Porsche Shakes from Palm Beach Central, and Tayler Tremblay of St. Andrews. The boys are Jorel Terrell of Martin County, Kevin Paxson from Jupiter, Johnny Lantz of Berean Christian, and Brice Jenkins of Summit Christian.

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Correction on Trinity Christian baseball situation

  • 12:56 pm Thursday, January 21st, 2010 by Jason Lieser

I need to correct what I wrote about the ongoing issue between Trinity Christian and the Florida High School Athletic Association earlier this week.
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Area teams getting ready for Martin Luther King Jr. Day classics

  • 5:50 pm Friday, January 15th, 2010 by Post Staff

Some of the area’s top girls basketball teams are headed for classics this holiday weekend – one in Miami and the other in Orlando.
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Trinity Christian refreshed after tough early schedule

  • 3:27 pm Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 by Post Staff

Trinity Christian made it a point to make its schedule as tough as possible outside of district play and the Warriors got just what they asked for. Trinity is 4-1, with its only loss coming to Plantation American Heritage 53-40 on Friday. But that game was two days after the Warriors beat back-to-back 3A state champion Parkway Academy 61-58.

Coaches Luke McCray and Phil Gray said the girls were pretty beat by the end of the week so they gave them Friday off and the extra rest showed its benefits against Jupiter Monday night when the Trinity turned it on late to put the game away.

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