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State champions Wellington huddle and celebrate with their trophy after defeating Hagerty during the FHSAA Boys 8A Basketball championship Saturday February 28, 2015 in Lakeland, FL. Wellington won the title 57-56 with only .4 seconds left on the clock. Photos by Cindy Skop, 2015

Wellington holds off Hagerty to win state basketball championship

The Wellington boys basketball team Pounded the Rock all the way to the state championship game Saturday night, and then smashed it to pieces.Trent Frazier made a free throw with .4 seconds to play and the Wolverines won the school’s first-ever state championship in the sport, defeating Oviedo-Hagerty 57-56 in ...

Poore pitches, bats No. 1 Park Vista to easy win

Jordan Poore threw a complete game two-hitter, striking out 13, and also hit a solo home run as top-ranked Park Vista crushed King’s Academy 12-2 in five innings in baseball action Friday night in Lake Worth.Dakota Julylia went 3-for-3 with two doubles, four RBIs and two stolen bases for the ...

Wellington’s Lester Gates (No. 11) defends against McArthur’s Derric Jean during a Class 8A state semifinal on Thursday. The Wolverines will face Oviedo-Hagerty Saturday night in the state championship game. (Photo by Cindy Skop)

Streaking Wellington faces hot Hagerty in 8A boys hoops title game

In the seven years since Matt Colin took over the boys basketball program at Wellington, the Wolverines have grown from district title challenger to state championship contender.With its 76-69 victory against Hollywood-McArthur Thursday night in a Class 8A state semifinal at the Lakeland Center, Wellington is one win away from ...

Softball: No. 1 Palm Beach Gardens remains undefeated

Bailey Whalen pitched a shutout as the top-ranked Palm Beach Gardens softball team routed Seminole Ridge 17-0 on Thursday night in Loxahatchee.With the victory, the Gators improved to 9-0 on the season. Seminole Ridge fell to 2-5.seven shutout innings as the Gators roll past the Hawks (2-5) in Loxahatchee.American Heritage ...

Baseball: No. 1 Park Vista stops John I. Leonard

Ben Greenstein had a hit, drove in two runs and scored a run, leading the top-ranked Park Vista baseball team to a 5-2 victory over John I. Leonard on Thursday night in Lake Worth.Joe Genord went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Cobras (6-1).Angel Diaz was 2-for-3 with an RBI ...

Softball: No. 1 Palm Beach Gardens remains undefeated

Bailey Whalen pitched a shutout as the top-ranked Palm Beach Gardens softball team routed Seminole Ridge 17-0 on Thursday night in Loxahatchee.With the victory, the Gators improved to 9-0 on the season. Seminole Ridge fell to 2-5.seven shutout innings as the Gators roll past the Hawks (2-5) in Loxahatchee.American Heritage ...

Wellington’s Lester Gates defends as McArthur’s Derric Jean shoots during the Class 8A state semifinals Thursday night in Lakeland. (Photos by Cindy Skop)

Boys basketball: Wellington advances to state final

Wellington moved one step closer to its first state championship in boys basketball. The Wolverines defeated Hollywood-McArthur 76-69 in a Class 8A state semifinal Thursday night, earning a spot in Saturday’s title game against Oviedo-Hagerty. The Huskies defeated St. Petersburg 57-51 in the earlier semifinal at the Lakeland Center. “This ...

As Cardinal Newman's John Collins walks to the bench, Abdul Dial lets the idea of his team's loss sink in after their overtime loss to Godby during the 2015 FHSAA Boys 4A Basketball state final on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 in Lakeland, Fla. (Photos by Cindy Skop for The Palm Beach Post)

Cardinal Newman boys lose in OT in Class 4A hoops final

Cardinal Newman’s third state championship in boys basketball will have to wait at least another year. Tallahassee-Godby, the state’s top-ranked team, overcame a 16-point second-quarter deficit on the way to a 53-46 overtime victory against the Crusaders in the Class 4A state title game Thursday afternoon at the Lakeland Center. ...

Left to right: Palm Beach Central head coach Scott Benedict, Sebastian Burnett, Sean Burnett and Wellington head coach Scott Riddle participate in the jersey retirement ceremony for Sean Burnett before the game between the two teams in Wellington, Fla., on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. Burnett was a player for the Wolverines before a career in major league baseball. (Thomas Cordy / The Palm Beach Post)

Baseball: Sean Burnett’s jersey retired by Wellington

Wellington honored Sean Burnett, who starred for the Wolverines before being selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first round of the 2000 amateur draft, before its baseball game against Palm Beach Central on Wednesday night by retiring his jersey.Burnett helped Wellington win the 1999 Class 6A state championship as ...

Wellington coach Matt Colin will lead the Wolverines into their first-ever appearance in the boys basketball state tournament this week. Wellington will play Hollywood-McArthur Thursday night in a Class 8A state semifinal.

Wellington boys basketball team takes page from Spurs in title pursuit

The Wellington boys basketball team has taken a page from the San Antonio Spurs in its pursuit of the school’s first state hoops championship. The Wolverines (27-3), who face Hollywood-McArthur at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in a Class 8A state semifinal, have adopted the Spurs’ “Pound the Rock” mantra this season. ...

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