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Baseball: Wellington knocks off No. 9 King’s Academy

Anthony Maniotis was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, leading the Wellington baseball team to a 7-3 victory over ninth-ranked King’s Academy on Thursday night in Royal Palm Beach.With the win, the Wolverines improved to 17-8 on the season. King’s fell to 15-10.Suncoast 1, No. 7 Palm Beach Central 0: Calvin Apage ...

Softball: Dwyer stops West Boca for district title

Caitlyn Roberson and her Dwyer teammates hoisted the District 13-7A championship trophy Thursday night only a year after failing to win a district game.Roberson pitched a five-hit shutout and also delivered at the plate on a blustery night to lead eighth-ranked and second-seeded Dwyer to a 6-0 win against seventh-ranked ...

Royal Palm Beach boys earn first district track title

After giving up on track and field as a 10-year-old, the sport pulled Royal Palm Beach senior Alon Sims back this year.The Wildcats are thankful Sims returned, as he won four golds to help the Royal Palm Beach boys capture their first district championship in school history Thursday. The Wildcats ...

Softball: No. 3 Park Vista rolls to district title

Jaime Scher followed a perfect game by teammate Gabby Decker Wednesday with a gem of her own Thursday, leading third-ranked Park Vista to a 10-0, six-inning victory over Boca Raton in the District 10-8A championship game at John I. Leonard.The sophomore right-hander (7-4) pitched a four-hitter with six strikeouts for ...

Softball: Wellington tops Palm Beach Gardens in district semifinal

Cathy Vega’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh scored Toni Pancione with the winning run, giving second-ranked Wellington a thrilling 9-8 victory over fourth-ranked Palm Beach Gardens in a District 9-8A softball semifinal Wednesday night at Amanda J. Buckley Memorial Stadium.The second-seeded Wolverines, who trailed 8-7 entering the ...

Baseball: No. 6 Palm Beach Gardens stops Cardinal Newman

Pavin Smith was 3-for-4 with four RBIs, leading sixth-ranked Palm Beach Gardens baseball team to a 12-6 victory over Cardinal Newman on Wednesday night in Palm Beach Gardens.With the victory, the Gators improved to 18-7 on the season.Pembroke Pines-Flanagan 9, No. 2 Park Vista 1: Joe Genord hit a solo ...

Girls 4x800 relay at the Class 4A District 11 track meet at Park Vista High School Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

Park Vista captures boys district track title again

Despite being assigned to a different district this season, the result was the same for the Park Vista boys track team Wednesday. The Cobras won their eighth consecutive district championship, dominating the rest of the field on a wet track in the District 11-4A meet at Park Vista. The Cobras ...

Boca Raton baseball players display the backs of their practice shirts created in support of pitcher Spencer Soto’s younger brother, Kyle, who is battling lymphoma. (Photo provided by Soto family)

Boca Raton baseball team lends support to Spencer Soto's family

A difficult month for Boca Raton pitcher Spencer Soto and his family got a little more bearable last week with a heartwarming gesture from Bobcats coach Scott Morrison. The first-year coach had T-shirts made for his players and coaching staff to show support for the Soto family as they deal ...

Softball: No. 8 Dwyer tops Royal Palm Beach

Kaitlyn McEvoy tripled in the bottom of the sixth to drive in the go-ahead run as eighth-ranked Dwyer edged Royal Palm Beach 2-1 in a District 13-7A softball semifinal on Tuesday night in Royal Palm Beach.The second-seeded Panthers advance to face seventh-ranked and top-seeded West Boca Raton — which defeated ...

Baseball: No. 3 Trinity Christian edges No. 9 King’s Academy

It wasn’t the formula Trinity Christian has used to win games this season, but the Warriors were happy with the result. After holding 10 of its past 11 opponents to two runs or less, third-ranked Trinity (20-4) survived a wild game to earn a 9-8 victory over No. 9 King’s ...

Dwyer’s David Engel wins state tennis title

Dwyer’s David Engel won the Class 4A state individual singles title Tuesday in Altamonte Springs.Engel defeated Miami-Ferguson’s Jose Ortega 6-3, 4-6, 11-9.Spanish River tied for fourth as a team. Sharks No. 4 singles player Charles Sullivan fell to Weston-Cypress Bay’s Carlos Moreno in the final round.GIRLS TENNISBoca Raton titles: Boca ...

Students return to Franklin Regional HS for 'open house'; classes resume Wednesday

Students at Franklin Regional High School will return to school Tuesday for an “open house” like atmosphere before classes resume Wednesday. This, after a mass stabbing at the school injured 20 students and one security guard last week. Franklin Regional School District officials said therapy dogs and counselors will be ...

Baseball: No. 8 Jupiter runs winning streak to seven

Zak Sprankle and Brock Minich combined for a six-hitter, helping eighth-ranked Jupiter edge Royal Palm Beach 1-0 in a baseball matchup Monday night in Jupiter.Lance Fry drove in the game’s only run with a sixth-inning single as the Warriors (13-11) edged the Wildcats for their seventh consecutive victory in Jupiter.John ...

Softball: No. 8 Dwyer rolls to district win

Ashton Akers was 3-for-4 and drove in four runs, leading eighth-ranked Dwyer to a 17-2 rout of Lake Worth in a District 13-7A softball matchup Monday night in Royal Palm Beach.Tori Jenkins went 3-for-4 and added two RBIs for the Panthers (17-8).District 13-7ARoyal Palm Beach 8, Olympic Heights 3: Jaime ...

Benjamin’s Bennett Sousa calls deciding between playing at Virginia or choosing to go pro as ‘A win-win situation.’ (Richard Graulich/The Palm Beach Post)

Area baseball players will soon have to choose between the pros and college

This is the time of year when many high school seniors must make potentially life-changing decisions about careers or college, but not many have the chance to turn down millions of dollars.Unlike the NFL and NBA, baseball lets players join the professional ranks straight out of high school. That can ...

Cozart starting to come around

A sizable chunk of Reds Country wondered for two weeks how long the Reds would stick with shortstop Zack Cozart as his average nearly plummeted below freezing.Cozart, however, knew all along he wasn’t about to lose his job. Manager Bryan Price pulled Cozart into his office during the second series ...

Jupiter might help pay for artificial turf at football field

Artificial turf at the town’s Community High School could move a step closer to approval Wednesday if the county School Board approves an interlocal agreement to go forward with the $800,000 project. “Right now, we have to fill in the divots after a game. We are constantly mowing and doing ...

Baseball: No. 5 American Heritage stops No. 10 King’s Academy

Lucius Fox was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored, leading American Heritage to a 12-3 rout of King’s Academy in a matchup of ranked baseball teams Saturday afternoon in Royal Palm Beach.Chris Canavan went 2-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored for fifth-ranked Heritage (17-6).Andrew Goodlett had ...

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Clerical error keeps Missouri man out of prison for 13 years

For more than a decade a Missouri man waited for the day he would begin serving time for an armed robbery he committed in 1999. But it wasn't until Cornealious "Mike" Anderson was supposed to be released that the state realized he was never behind bars.  "If he served his time ...

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Bee fossils provide insight into Ice Age environment

Researchers say they've uncovered clues about the environment of the Ice Age, after analyzing rare leafcutter-bee fossils found in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, California.  Archaeologists have found many mammal fossils in the La Brea Tar Pits, including the saber-tooth tiger mammoths. Animals became trapped there when tar ...

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