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Nick Israel works out at Boynton Barbell Center in Boynton Beach Monday, June 8, 2015 in preparation for the Sunshine State Games Powerlifting Championship. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

Wellington grad Nick Israel sets sights on powerlifting record

Nick Israel’s football career ended in the summer of 2005, shortly after the Wellington High School senior tore up his left knee during a 7-on-7 tournament. Unable to pursue his dreams of playing college football, Israel decided to pursue weightlifting instead. The sport was not unfamiliar to Israel, who lifted ...

Dai-Jon Parker was part of Milton boys basketball team that won the 2010 Class AAAAA state championship.

Vanderbilt standout and 4-star recruit Dai-Jon Parker drowns in tubing accident

Former four-star recruit and Vanderbilt University basketball standout Dai-Jon Parker died Thursday in a drowning accident in Indiana. Parker, 22, was being pulled behind a boat on an inner tube on a lake near Bloomington, Ind.. The boat hit a wake or a wave, and Parker and another man, who ...

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD - MAY 28  Speller Vanya Shivashankar  (L) of Olathe, Kansas, and speller Gokul Venkatachalam (R) of St. Louis, Missouri, hold up the trophy after winning the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee May 28, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Shivashankar and Venkatachalam were declared co-champion at the annual spelling competition.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Photos: 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee final round

The contest ended with co-champions for the second straight year.

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Palm Beach County Sports Hall welcomes new class

A rare father who won a national title in college football, then watched his son accomplish the feat. An athlete who was named All-State in three sports and an announcer whose voice has graced even more sports than that. A basketball player honored for courage after losing an eye. Those ...

Atlantic’s Shelton Johnson still undecided on where he’ll play

Shelton Johnson may wait until after National Signing Day to make a college decision. The Atlantic defensive end will take an official visit to Miami this weekend before visiting Florida State the weekend before signing day, leaving him with one official visit at his disposal. “If he’s not comfortable enough ...

The Jupiter Warriors defeated the Wellington Wolverines 25-11, 25-23 and 25-16 in the district 9-8A volleyball championship on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Palm Beach Gardens High School. (Madeline Gray / The Palm Beach Post)

Wellington vs Jupiter Volleyball 10-23-2014

The uncertainty surrounding Will Muschamp’s future at Florida played a big role in Palm Beach Gardens linebacker Tevon Coney — a lifelong Gators fan — committing to Notre Dame on Thursday.

In the end, Tevon Coney couldn’t entrust his dream to shaky Gators

Notre Dame got Tevon Coney mostly, perhaps even exclusively, because Florida lost him. It’s called fallout. The uncertainty surrounding the future employment of embattled Gators coach Will Muschamp led Coney – a senior linebacker at Palm Beach Gardens and the top-rated player on the PBgametime Class of 2015 Big Board ...

Jensen Beach High linebacker Chris Favoroso is leading the area in sacks.

Jensen Beach High linebacker on record-setting pace

Jensen Beach High School football player Chris Favoroso’s favorite National Football League player is the Green Bay Packers’ outside linebacker Clay Matthews, and it isn’t hard to see why. The Falcons senior also plays outside linebacker, and has a similar skill set to that of Matthews, whose five full NFL ...

John I. Leonard’s Vanessa Boitnott hits between Santaluces’ Summer Becker (left) and Brittani Meyer during the Lancers’ District 10-8 quarterfinal victory over the Chiefs on Tuesday night in Greenacres. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

Volleyball: John I. Leonard earns district win over Santaluces

Vanessa Boitnott had 17 kills, leading fourth-seeded John I. Leonard to a 25-20, 25-16, 26-24 sweep of fifth-seeded Santaluces in Tuesday’s District 10-8A quarterfinal in Greenacres.Boitnott also had 15 service points, including six aces, for the Lancers (14-11), who advance to face top-seeded Boca Raton in today’s semifinals.DISTRICT 9-8APalm Beach ...

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