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Former star Pope John Paul II linebacker Joey Grosso dies while diving for lobsters

Joseph “Joey” Grosso, a former linebacker at Pope John Paul II High in Boca Raton and the University of Pennsylvania, died Wednesday.

Football: 2014 kickoff classic schedule

The start of the regular season is fast approaching, which means a week full of kickoff classics is near. Kemar Downer and Palm Beach Central will travel to take on Miami-Northwestern for their kickoff classic. (Photo by Allen Eyestone) Below are all the 2014 kickoff classic games that have been ...

Class of 2015 Recruiting Diary: play-by-play of the push to signing day

Recruiting never sleeps. In order to keep pace, the PBgametime team has created the Class of 2015 Recruiting Diary. It seemed to work with last year’s Class of 2014 Recruiting Diary, so we decided to bring it back. On this post, we will follow this year’s seniors through the fall ...

Football: Ray Berger named new Olympic Heights head coach

With less than a week before the start of fall practice, Olympic Heights was forced to hire a new head football coach. The Lions made the move Tuesday, naming Ray Berger as their new coach. Ray Berger was named as Olympic Heights’ new head football coach Tuesday. (Photo by Gary ...

Football recruiting: The first edition of the 2015 Big Board rankings

Spring football has come and gone, but the PBgametime.com 2015 Big Board is still here. Palm Beach Gardens linebacker Tevon Coney is at the top of the rankings. The rankings, which are compiled by staff writers Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner, are determined using interviews with coaches, scouting services’ reports ...

Recruiting: Glades Central OT Jah’Shaun Seider commits to West Virginia

Glades Central offensive tackle Jah’Shaun Seider didn’t have to think about it for too long. After receiving an offer from West Virginia during the program’s camp Saturday, Jah’Shaun verbally committed to the Mountaineers that evening. Before West Virginia offered Jah’Shaun, his top four schools were Bowling Green, Minnesota, Louisville and ...

Football mailbag: Will Florida Gators pick up players from PB County, the Muck and best Week 1 matchup?

The mailbag took a week off, but it’s back. In this week’s installment of the mailbag, we discuss a county player that is considering the Gators, if the Muck will bring home a state football title in 2014, and the best Week 1 matchup. Oh, and I also share a ...

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Ex-FSU, NFL player Deon Humphrey arrested in Wellington for allegedly choking woman

Deon Humphrey, a former Lake Worth High football star who went on to play at Florida State and the NFL, was arrested Thursday morning after he allegedly pushed his girlfriend into a wall and choked her. Humphrey, from Wellington, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail and released after ...

HGH use among teens doubles, survey says, but testing is lacking

Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, according to a national survey.Some used it in an effort to improve their athletic performance; others were more concerned about trying to look better.The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids released the survey of 3,705 high school ...

Miles Mikolas of the Texas Rangers delivers a pitch during Monday’s game against the New York Yankees. The former Jupiter High star earned the win after holding the Yankees to two runs in 7 1/3 innings. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Former Jupiter High standout Miles Mikolas earns win over Yankees

All-Star right-hander Yu Darvish is the only remaining healthy member from the Texas Rangers’ projected Opening Day rotation.Texas is at its lowest point in terms of wins and losses since 2003, in part because of several injuries to the rotation that led to the team having to plug holes with ...

Recruiting: 2016 Wellington WR Ahmmon Richards commits to Miami

Miami’s 2016 recruiting class keeps getting better. On Tuesday, the Hurricanes added 2016 Wellington wide receiver Ahmmon Richards (see his Hudl tape here). The four-star recruit verbally committed to Miami, choosing the Hurricanes over schools like Penn State, Georgia, Louisville and Florida Atlantic. Verbally committed to the "U" 🙌✊🏈🏆 http://t.co/yWKBggUWvz— ...

Football: American Heritage LB Lawrence Graham honored at TOP GUN camp

American Heritage’s Lawrence Graham was one of five Class of 2016 linebackers honored at Football University’s TOP GUN High School Showcase in Dublin, Ohio, July 17-19. American Heritage linebacker Lawrence Graham (left), with his mom, Monica Robinson, and FBU coach Steve Quinn, was honored at last week’s TOP GUN football ...

Baseball: Four county players to take part in Perfect Game All-American Classic

Palm Beach County will be well represented at the 2014 Perfect Game All-American Classic. Park Vista pitcher Austin Smith was one of four players from Palm Beach County to be selected to play in the 2014 Perfect Game All-American Classic. (Photo by Bill Ingram) The rosters for the showcase event ...

Recruiting: Dwyer CB Jarius Adams commits to Rutgers; PB Gardens DE Milord Juste commits to FIU

Jarius Adams wanted to commit to a school before the start of his senior season, so he set up a road trip to visit schools like Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee State, Rutgers and Bowling Green in June. After returning to Palm Beach County, the 2015 Dwyer cornerback (see his Hudl ...

Former Royal Palm Beach guard Jon Octeus, shown in a 2010 game, will transfer from Colorado State to UCLA for his final season of college eligibility. Octeus averaged 13.4 points last season for the Rams. (Palm Beach Post file photo)

Former Royal Palm Beach star Jon Octeus to play for UCLA

A 6-foot-1 stringbean of a kid who didn’t play AAU basketball like most of his Royal Palm Beach High School teammates, Jon Octeus attacted little attention from colleges during his senior season with the Wildcats. Four years later, he is expected to play guard for 11-time national champion UCLA. Octeus ...

Baseball: King’s Academy hires Brad Wilkerson as head coach

Former University of Florida standout and Major League Baseball veteran Brad Wilkerson has been hired to coach The King’s Academy baseball team, athletic director Adam Winters announced Friday. Wilkerson, 37, will replace Doug Magaw, who resigned last month to return to John I. Leonard, where he will teach and coach ...

Girls lacrosse: Benjamin’s Maria Dattolo, Riley Johnston commit to colleges

Benjamin teammates Maria Dattolo and Riley Johnston have committed to playing lacrosse at Tufts University and Northwestern University, respectively. Dattolo, a senior attack and Bucs captain, scored 15 goals and added 11 assists for the Bucs last season. Benjamin advanced to the third round of the state playoffs. “I chose ...

Football: Boca grad David Bicknell named to college award watch list

Harvard punter David Bicknell, a 2011 Boca Raton graduate, has been named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Football Championship Subdivision Punter Award Watch List. Bicknell, a rising senior at Harvard, is one of 38 punters in the Football Championship Subdivision vying for the award. As a junior last ...

Basketball: Memorial service planned for longtime coach Dan Ross

A memorial service for longtime high school and college basketball coach Dan Ross will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Lake Worth High School auditorium. Mr. Ross, who coached at Lake Worth and John I. Leonard high schools as well as at Palm Beach Atlantic, died Saturday at ...

Volleyball: Wellington’s Bailey Williams named to Team Florida

Wellington junior outside hitter Bailey Williams has earned a spot on USA Volleyball’s Team Florida. Wellington outside hitter Bailey Williams (right), shown in a 2013 match, will represent Team Florida at a national tournament next week. (Palm Beach Post file photo) The squad will compete at the USA Volleyball High ...

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