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Wellington High School’s Hannah Smith is defended by Julie Gerrits during the girl’s lacrosse team practice in Wellington, Florida on February 2, 2015. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Study: Girls higher risk than boys for overuse injury in high school

Leg and knee injuries are a fact of life for many high school athletes, who often move from one season to the next with little rest in between. Year-round training can, and does, take a toll on teenage bodies, often in the form of shin splints, pulled muscles and stress ...

Head coach Al Shipman gives instructions during summer football practice at Palm Beach Lakes High School in West Palm Beach on June 29, 2015. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post)

Right man for job: Al Shipman out to rebuild Lakes football program

The time seemed right last winter for Al Shipman to take over as head football coach at Palm Beach Lakes. The Rams were struggling, having posted a 9-21 record during their previous three seasons, and the former Palm Beach Lakes and UM football standout was the top choice among school ...

Recruiting Notebook: Local recruiting updates, Vol. 3

It may be the summer, but recruiting never stops. Pahokee running back McArthur Burnett (8) escapes a tackle against Glades Central at Pahokee, Florida on November 6, 2014. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) Over the past seven days, 2016 Royal Palm Beach ATH Marlon Eugene verbally committed to ...

Recruiting: 2016 Suncoast QB Matt Dame commits to Columbia

When Matt Dame visited Columbia University in June, he fell in love. Suncoast quarterback Matt Dame at football practice in Riviera Beach, Florida on August 7, 2014. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) “The campus is beautiful,” Dame said. “It’s right in the center of New York City. I ...

Football recruiting: The unveiling of the first edition of the 2016 Big Board

The first edition of PBgametime’s Class of 2016 Big Board is here. The top 10 for our inaugural Class of 2016 Big Board The rankings, compiled by staff writers Anthony Chiang and Jodie Wagner, are determined using interviews with coaches, scouting services’ reports and notes collected from the football season. ...

EUGENE, OR - JUNE 28: (L-R) Abbey D’Agostino (thid place), Nicole Tully (first place) and Marielle Hall (second place) pose together after winning in the Women’s 5,000 Meter Run final during day four of the 2015 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field on June 28, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Delray Beach’s Nicole Tully wins U.S. 5,000 meter title in second race

Nicole Tully ran her first competitive 5,000-meter race two months ago in the Payton Jordan Invitational held at Stanford University. She surprised herself and her coaches by finishing “shocking well.” In just the second 5k of her professional career, Tully shocked the rest of the track world. The 2005 Pope ...

Recruiting Q&A: Does Pope John Paul II WR Dominic Milanese believe he’s underrated?

As recruiting heats up, it’s time we get to know more about some of Palm Beach County’s prospects. Dominic Milanese Each Thursday leading up to the football season, we will post a new Q&A with a different 2016 recruit. We’ll start with uncommitted Pope John Paul II WR Dominic Milanese. ...

Tom Flynn, Cardinal Newman and Notre Dame graduate is the new athletic director at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Florida on June 23, 2015 (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Happy homecoming for Cardinal Newman AD Tom Flynn

Tom Flynn is persistent. It’s the reason he was able to line up as a cornerback and teammate of Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana at Notre Dame despite his lanky 6-foot, 165-pound frame. It’s the reason he was able to find success working on Wall Street after being cut ...

PBgametime mailbag: Why Pahokee should be excited, FAU recruiting and illegal coffee

The PBgametime mailbag is back. How will the move to Class 1A impact Pahokee’s football team? (Photo by Brianna Soukup) As we creep closer to the start of fall football practice, we will be posting a new edition of the football mailbag each Tuesday. In this week’s installment of the ...

Royal Palm Beach P Triston McKenzie signs with Cleveland Indians

Triston McKenzie has made his decision. Royal Palm Beach pitcher Triston McKenzie throws against Benjam during the first inning at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter on April 13, 2015. (Richard Graulich / The Palm Beach Post) The former Royal Palm Beach pitcher will forgo college baseball to play on the ...

2015 MLB Draft: Royal Palm Beach P Triston McKenzie, Park Vista P Austin Smith drafted on Day 1

As the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft grew closer, Park Vista pitcher Austin Smith and Royal Palm Beach pitcher Triston McKenzie admitted the wait leading up to the big day had been hard. But once the draft began, the pair of Palm Beach County products didn’t have to wait too ...

Former Royal Palm Beach G Jon Octeus to play for Pacers’ summer league team

Former Royal Palm Beach guard Jon Octeus closed his college hoops career in March with an NCAA Tournament appearance. Last week, the Purdue standout moved a step closer toward getting his professional career underway by accepting a spot with the Indiana Pacers’ team in the Orlando Pro Summer League. Octeus, ...

Inlet Grove football coach Terry Bradden leads a recent practice. Bradden, 24, was a standout for the Hurricanes before being hired to lead the program. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

Former Inlet Grove star Bradden excited to return as football coach

Terry Bradden is barely older than the teenagers he coaches on the Inlet Grove football team, but the former Hurricanes quarterback has become a mentor to many of them. The Riviera Beach resident, 24, took over as head coach at his alma mater last November, and immediately moved the program ...

Recruiting: Oxbridge Academy TE AJ Garson picks Bowling Green

AJ Garson opened eyes during spring football. Bowling Green was one of the schools impressed by the Oxbridge Academy tight end’s combination of size and athleticism, extending an offer to Garson near the start of spring football practice. It turns out Garson was just as impressed with Bowling Green, verbally ...

Oxbridge Academy running back Travis Homer looks to make a catch during a 7-on-7 practice Saturday. Homer is the only county player who will attend Nike The Opening camp next month in Oregon. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Oxbridge's Travis Homer only PB County player at elite Nike event

Next month’s Nike The Opening Finals camp in Beaverton, Ore, is high school football’s version of the Pro Bowl, where the nation’s top prep football players gather to showcase their skills in front of a national television audience. More than 160 players from around the country, including Oxbridge Academy running ...

Virginia’s Pavin Smith (10), a graduate of Palm Beach Gardens High, celebrates his two-run home run against Vanderbilt during the fourth inning of Game 3 of the best-of-three NCAA baseball College World Series finals at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, June 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Mike Theiler)

Gardens grad Pavin Smith the ‘saving grace’ for Virginia title team

Last year Pavin Smith, then a recently-graduated senior from Palm Beach Gardens High, watched as his soon-to-be teammates for the University of Virginia lost in the final game of the College World Series.Little did he know that a year later he would be the one everyone was watching as he ...

Recruiting Notebook: Palm Beach County recruiting updates, Vol. 2

It was another busy week on the recruiting front. Antwaine Richardson Over the past seven days, 2016 Atlantic CB Antwaine Richardson verbally committed to Michigan, and 2017 Park Vista DT/T BJ Etienne and 2016 Pope John Paul II WR Dominic Milanese received their first offers. (Find out all of the ...

Wellington girls soccer voted area’s top team

The votes are in, and the Wellington girls soccer team is the clear favorite among PBgametime readers. The Wolverines, who advanced to the Class 5A state semifinals in 2015, earned the most votes in our poll to determine Palm Beach County’s High School Team of the Year. The Wellington girls ...

Girls Volleyball: Wellington’s Bailey Williams commits to George Mason

Bailey Williams’ athleticism has taken her a long way. Despite being undersized for the outside hitter position, the 5-foot-8 Wellington senior will stick to that position as a Division I indoor girls volleyball player next year. Williams, who is considered as one of the top volleyball players in the Palm ...

PB County junior can’t overcome slow start in Bill Dickey Invitational

Spotting the competition several strokes right out of the box Tuesday proved too much for West Palm Beach junior golfer Jeffrey Cunningham to overcome in Wednesday’s final round. Cunningham stumbled to an 8-over 44 in his first nine holes Tuesday before recovering to shoot 5-under the rest of the way, ...

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