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Glades Central alum Jaime Wilson’s tribute to Don’Kevious Johnson

Bethune-Cookman wide receiver Jaime Wilson is planning to remember one of his best friends and former teammates in Saturday’s spring game. Wilson, who played at Glades Central, will wear No. 59 for the first drive of the Wildcats’ spring game for Don’Kevious Johnson, who was shot and killed Feb. 13 ...

Glades Central’s Jatavis Brown selected by Chargers in 5th round of NFL Draft

JATAVIS BROWN AKRON 5-foot-11, 227 pounds, OLB Former Glades Central football player Jatavis Brown, photographed by The Post on Dec. 2, 2010. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) Jatavis Brown was the 36th pick in the 5th round (No. 175 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. ...

Dadi Nicolas taken by Chiefs in 6th round of 2016 NFL Draft

DADI NICOLAS VIRGINIA TECH 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, DE Dadi Nicolas was the 28th pick in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. Bio: Dadi Nicolas (90) reacts after a defensive stop in a 2014 game. (Getty Images) Nicolas, who was known as Wedley Estime ...

Palm Beach Gardens’ Avery Young signs as undrafted FA with Saints

AVERY YOUNG AUBURN 6-foot-5, 328 pounds, OT Palm Beach Gardens football player Avery Young puts on the Auburn Tigers hat before signing a letter of intent on Feb. 1, 2012. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) Avery Young was not selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, but he signed a deal ...

Dwyer High’s Curt Maggitt signs with Colts as undrafted free agent

CURT MAGGITT TENNESSEE 6-foot-3, 247 pounds, DE Connor Shaw #14 of the South Carolina Gamecocks tries to avoid Curt Maggitt #56 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 27, 2012 in Columbia, South Carolina. South Carolina won 38-35. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Curt Maggitt ...

2017 Big Board Breakdown: No. 5, Amari Carter

Palm Beach Gardens DB Amari Carter chases Dwyer quarterback Toddy Centeio. (Post file photo) Each weekday during the start of spring practice, we’ll release a new player from our upcoming Class of 2017 Big Board and break down his game with an interactive graphic. Today, it’s No. 5, Amari Carter, ...

Football recruiting: Oxbridge K Noah Singer signs with Elon

Oxbridge Academy placekicker/punter Noah Singer had offers to play college football and soccer, but chose the gridiron Friday. Singer, an All-Area football honorable mention selection this season, signed a letter of intent with Elon University in North Carolina, he announced through Twitter. I'm thrilled to announce that I will be ...

Wellington’s Alex Brosseau named Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Weightlifting

Alex Brosseau’s standout performance at last month’s Florida High School Boys Weightlifting State Championships helped earn the Wellington senior the state’s biggest postseason honor Monday. Wellington weightlifter Alex Brosseau (right), with Wolverines teammate Alec Malynn, was named the 2016 Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Weightlifting. (Photo provided) Brosseau, who won the ...

Baseball: Inside Tuesday’s regional semifinals and finals

Palm Beach County’s list of playoff baseball teams suffered its first round of cuts last week. Of the 14 teams that made it out of district play, only six remain. Catcher Mason Doolittle (10) and Jupiter take on Park Vista in a Class 9A regional semifinal Tuesday. (Bruce R. Bennett ...

Flag football: Top spot goes to Seminole Ridge in state power ratings; five other area teams ranked

Seminole Ridge continues to pile up the points in the Florida High School Girls Flag Football Joe Pinkos Power Ratings released Sunday. No. 1 Seminole Ridge plays No. 8 Park Vista in a Class 2A flag football regional semifinal Friday night. The Hawks (13-0) maintained their season-long hold on the ...

    

High school softball team loses championship while they celebrate

In sports, the worst-case scenario is always a possibility. But in Texas, members of the Wylie High School softball team probably never could have imagined what happened during a district championship game. Wylie had a 6-2 lead over McKinney North High entering the bottom of the seventh inning in their ...

Football recruiting: LSU offers Palm Beach Gardens athlete Amari Carter

Palm Beach Gardens athlete Amari Carter. (Photo provided by Amari Carter). Palm Beach Gardens safety/wide receiver Amari Carter added to his impressive dossier of college offers Friday afternoon. The rising senior picked up an offer from LSU, which he announced via Twitter. Carter, a second-team All-Area selection his junior year ...

Softball: Inside the 2016 regional finals

Two area teams remain in state championship contention after winning second-round regional games Tuesday. Jupiter defeated Park Vista 4-0 in a Class 9A regional semifinal, and will play Davie-Western tonight with a state tournament berth on the line. Grandview Prep shut out Lake Worth Christian 12-0 in a Class 2A ...

2017 Big Board breakdown: No. 6, Jarques McClellion

Each weekday during the start of spring practice, we’ll release a new player from our upcoming Class of 2017 Big Board and break down his game with an interactive graphic. Today, it’s No. 6, Jarques McClellion, an athlete at American Heritage. The versatile McClellion has played a key role in ...

Falcons wide receiver Dredrick Snelson (7) is tackled by Eagles cornerback Datrone Young (21) in Pembroke Pines, Florida on November 27, 2015.  (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Area high schools embrace trend of no tackling in football practices

At Dartmouth College, the hardest hits during a Big Green football practice are reserved for a remote-controlled tackling dummy that moves across the field the way a live player would. The Mobile Virtual Player, or MVP, was created by the school’s engineering students at the request of football coach Buddy ...

Dwyer’s Jacoby Brissett selected by New England in 3rd round of NFL Draft

JACOBY BRISSETT NORTH CAROLINA STATE 6-foot-4, 231 lbs., QB North Carolina State quarterback Jacoby Brissett (12) passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Clemson in Raleigh, N.C., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) Jacoby Brissett was the 29th pick in the 3rd round (No. ...

Jupiter manager says no to girls tackle football – for now

Efforts to relocate Jupiter High’s girls tackle football game to a town park has been thwarted by the town manager Andy Lukasik. But he did hold out one kernel of hope: maybe you can work it out with school officials next year. In an email Friday evening to all who ...

Football recruiting: Village Academy’s Bean, Fitzpatrick, Holt sign letters of intent

A trio of Village Academy football players have signed letters of intent to play college football, with one heading to Kansas, one to Pennsylvania, and one to California. Village Academy defensive end Dwight Holt has signed with West Hills Junior College. (Photo provided) Defensive end Tracy Bean signed with Kansas ...

2016 Spring Football Journal: Observations from practices around Palm Beach County

Spring football began Monday for high school teams around the state. Palm Beach Gardens linebacker VanDarius Cowan runs drills during the first day of spring football practice April 25. Cowan, an Alabama commit, was one of 105 Gators’ players who practiced in shorts and helmets. Pads will be introduced later ...

Jupiter athletic director Michael DeLeonardo stepping down, to be replaced by Steve Canning

Jupiter High School athletic director Michael DeLeonardo is stepping down after eight years, and will be replaced by longtime coach Steve Canning. Mike DeLeonardo (right, in 2008 with fellow Jupiter High debate coach Kristie Taylor), is stepping down as the school’s athletic director. (Post file photo) DeLeonardo isn’t leaving the ...

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