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Players of the Week: Jeantal Cylla, Kayla Thigpen

A pair of sharpshooting guards are this week’s PBgametime girls and boys Players of the Week.Palm Beach Lakes senior guard Kayla Thigpen averaged 22.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.1 steals in two wins last week to help the Rams improve to 12-0. The University of Central Florida commit scored a ...

Girls Soccer: Boca Raton upsets West Boca Raton 2-1

Ninth-ranked Boca Raton upset fourth-ranked West Boca Raton 2-1 Monday night.Kendra Cashion and Morgan Mannweiler each scored a goal as the visiting Bobcats (10-5) edged the host Bulls in Boca Raton.No. 5 Jupiter 3, Dwyer 0: Hannah Fitz had a great defensive effort as the Panthers (10-4-1) fell to the ...

Boys Soccer: Escoaber’s 2 goals lead No. 1 Palm Beach Lakes to victory

Top-ranked Palm Beach Lakes defeated fourth-ranked Royal Palm Beach 2-0 Monday night in Royal Palm Beach.Auner Escoaber scored both goals as the Rams (11-0-3) got past the Wildcats.No. 2 American Heritage 7, Pahokee 0: Frederick Gil and James Delsing each scored two goals as the Stallions (12-1-2) routed the Blue ...

Girls Basketball: Sabbat, Ashmen lead Wellington to easy win

Brianna Sabbat had 16 points and five rebounds and La Toya Ashmen scored 14 points and added seven assists as No. 9 Wellington crushed Olympic Heights 73-13 Monday night in Wellington. The Wolverines upped their record to 9-4.Jupiter 56, Boynton Beach 37: Georgia Taylor had a double-double with 21 points ...

Boys basketball: Brunner’s double-double leads Seminole Ridge to win

Jihadu Brunner had a double-double with 33 points and 15 rebounds as Seminole Ridge defeated Somerset 72-47 Monday night in Loxahatchee. The Hawks upped their record to 6-4.No. 5 Royal Palm Beach 78, Forest Hill 29: Jalen Ritchie scored 17 points, Travis Weatherington had 16 more and Johnnie Horsford added ...

Dwyer and Atlantic will remain rivals in the tough District 13-7A for the next four seasons after the FHSAA released its new football district pairings.

New FHSAA football district pairings for all state schools

Class 8AFall 2014 Student Enrollment 2,332-4,49287 schoolsRegion 122 schoolsDistrict 16 schoolsFlagler Palm CoastMandarin (Jacksonville)Sandalwood (Jacksonville)DeLandSpruce Creek (Port Orange)University (Orange City)District 26 schoolsLake Brantley (Altamonte Springs)Lake MaryLyman (Longwood)Seminole (Sanford)Winter SpringsOviedoDistrict 35 schoolsTimber Creek (Orlando)University (Orlando)Winter ParkBoone (Orlando)Colonial (Orlando)District 45 schoolsApopkaEvans (Orlando)West Orange (Winter Garden)Wekiva (Apopka)West Port (Ocala)Region 221 schoolsDistrict 55 schoolsOlympia ...

Palm Beach Central and Palm Beach Gardens are rivals who have met in the regular season and the postseason in recent seasons. Now the rivalry gets ever more spice as they will be district foes for the next four seasons. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

New football districts create intriguing matchups, story lines

Doug Socha spent most of Monday anxiously waiting for the Florida High School Athletic Association to release its tentative new football districts.“We’ve been waiting all day,” Socha said.Actually, the Oxbridge Academy coach has been waiting two years for the news. The ThunderWolves played their first two varsity seasons as part ...

FHSAA announces new football district pairings

Here’s a look at the 2015-18 FHSAA football districts as they relate to Palm Beach County schools:DISTRICT 9-8AJupiterPalm Beach GardensSeminole RidgeWellingtonPalm Beach CentralChange: PB Central slides from District 10 to District 9.DISTRICT 10-8ABoca RatonJohn I. LeonardPark VistaSantalucesSpanish RiverLake WorthChange: Lake Worth moves up in class from 7A to replace Palm ...

Boys basketball: Jupiter knocks off No. 2 Dwyer

Devonte Lillard had 16 points and seven rebounds, leading the Jupiter boys basketball team to a 51-49 upset of second-ranked Dwyer on Saturday night.With the victory, Jupiter improved to 4-4 on the season.Cedric Quince scored 15 points for Dwyer (7-2).Hollywood-McArthur 58, No. 4 St. Andrew’s 49: Anthony Polite had 16 ...

Palm Beach Lakes’ Jackie Johnson, (left) and Kayla Thigpen surround Lake Worth’s Kiara Meeks during the top-ranked Rams victory over the sixth-ranked Trojans. ( Bill Ingram / Palm Beach Post)

Basketball: Top-ranked Palm Beach Lakes girls stop No. 6 Lake Worth

Palm Beach Lakes again showed why it is the top-ranked girls basketball team in the county with another impressive win Saturday. A trio of seniors, led by Kayla Thigpen, spearheaded the unbeaten Rams to a 82-69 win over sixth-ranked Lake Worth in a District 13-7A showdown. Thigpen, a University of ...

Girls soccer: No. 2 American Heritage edges No. 3 West Boca

N0. 3 American Heritage 3, N0. 2 West Boca Raton 0: Alex Taylor scored one goal with an assist and Susie Espinoza, in her third shutout, had 11 saves as the Stallions (7-2-1) defeated the Bulls in Delray Beach. Heritage bounced back from a loss to No. 1 Benjamin on ...

Boys soccer: No. 4 Royal Palm blanks Palm Beach Gardens

Lake Worth Christian 2, Berean Christian 1: Nicolas Adolphy and Gabriel Oliveira scored the goals and Patrick Backlund had both assists as the Defenders (9-6-2) beat the Bulldogs (4-5) in Boynton Beach.No. 5 Spanish River 1, Wellington 0: Felipe Gomez scored the game’s only goal and Justin Kaplan made two ...

Royal Palm Beach guard Jonathan Horsford (12) scrambles for a loose ball with Dwyer’s Yvenson Ervil (11) and Colin Williams (32) in Royal Palm Beach on Dec. 12, 2014.

Boys basketball: No. 2 Dwyer escapes Royal Palm Beach

The first round of play in District 13-7A is complete, and there’s a familiar name atop the standings.Perennial county power Dwyer escaped with a 69-67 win Friday night against district rival Royal Palm Beach to complete a sweep of district teams the first go-around against each other. The victory, on ...

Girls basketball: No. 10 PB Gardens upsets No. 3 PB Central

Emerald Hart scored 16 points to lead No. 10 Palm Beach Gardens to a 67-50 upset of No. 3 Palm Beach Central on Friday in Wellington.Quiana Franklin also scored 13 points for the Gators.No. 4 Oxbridge Academy 68, Fort Lauderdale-Westminster Academy 41: Crystal Primm had 22 points and eight rebounds ...

Boys basketball: No. 6 Lake Worth stops Santaluces

Jeantal Cylla had 24 points and eight rebounds, leading the sixth-ranked Lake Worth boys basketball team to a 65-54 victory over Santaluces on Thursday night in Lake Worth.Carl Armstrong added 17 points for the Trojans (7-2).Sean Dinkins scored 12 points for SantalucesNo. 1 Grandview Prep 93, Donna Klein 34: Matt ...

John I. Leonard’s Joshelle Birch drives between Spanish River’s Kristina Koutsoupis (11) and Mandi Gaynor (24) during the Lancers’ 71-62 win on Thursday night. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Girls basketball: Joshelle Birch’s 36 points leads John I. Leonard

The first time John I. Leonard and Spanish River met this season, Lancers senior Joshelle Birch scored 39 points in a losing effort. But Birch wouldn’t be denied Thursday, leading Leonard to a 71-62 home victory over Spanish River (8-7) with a game-high 36 points. The win improved the Lancers’ ...

Soccer: No. 2 Wellington girls improve to 11-2

Kassidy Hannum scored two goals to lead the second-ranked Wellington girls soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Coconut Creek-North Broward Prep on Thursday night in Coconut Creek.With the victory, the Wolverines improved to 11-2 on the season.No. 2 West Boca Raton 3, Coral Springs-Coral Glades 0: Amanda Benavente scored ...

The Benjamin School’s soccer team has a mix of upperclassmen, freshmen and sophomores, and even younger players from its middle school. Photo by Erika Sousa

Benjamin girls soccer team has high hopes this season

High school head coaches in all sports get a only maximum of four years to guide young athletes, which can make for fleeting success after graduation. Unless, of course, a coach lines things up to form of a rarity — a strong younger team that’s able to evolve into an ...

Boys Basketball: Frazier, Dieudonne lead Wellington upset of Leonard

Wellington 66, No. 9 John I. Leonard 64: Trent Frazier had 16 points and seven assists and Alex Dieudonne had 16 points as the Wolverines (5-2) upset the ninth-ranked Lancers in Wellington. Mario Saunders scored 18 points for John I. Leonard.Palm Beach Gardens 60, Forest Hill 38: Nigel Solomon had ...

Girls Basketball: James’ double-double leads Dwyer victory

Dwyer 49, Suncoast 38: Emporess James had a double-double with 20 rebounds and 18 points and Gabi Powel had 17 points as the Panthers (5-7) defeated the Chargers in Palm Beach Gardens. Jade Virgo led Suncoast with 14 points.Atlantic 50, Santaluces 46: Deandra Akins scored 16 points and Tiondra Hands ...

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