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QBs Toddy Centeio and James Blackman highlight 2017 recruiting class

QBs Centeio, Blackman highlight 2017 recruiting class

The recruiting class of 2016 has barely finished its signing day, but it’s not too early to look ahead to 2017.

Man gets 25 years instead of life for killing Pahokee football player

Man gets 25 years instead of life for killing Pahokee football player

Palm Beach County Judge Barry Cohen on Friday quickly assured Carl Booth that he would not be spending the rest of his life in prison for murdering Pahokee football star Norman “Pooh” Griffith more than seven years ago.

Enrolling early helps football recruits get jump on competition

Enrolling early helps football recruits get jump on competition

National signing day is packed with drama. National and local media outlets flood high school gyms, cafeterias and principals’ offices around the country.

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Boys basketball stories

Benjamin wins boys basketball playoff game

Benjamin 60, Vero Beach-St. Edward’s 50: Ben Lubarsky scored 18 points and Philip Lyttle added 12 more and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Buccaneers (21-5) got past the Pirates at the District 11-3A semifinal in Jupiter.

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No. 1 Grandview Prep an easy winner in district semifinal

No. 1 Grandview Prep 102, Donna Klein 50: Cam Miller had 20 points and Matt Schner added 15 as the host Pride (26-0) beat the Eagles in a District 13-2A semifinal playoff in Boca Raton.

No. 4 Dwyer rolls over Jupiter in boys basketball

No. 4 Dwyer 72, Jupiter 52: Jordan Gonzalez scored 18 points and Gedeon Germinal added 16 more as the Panthers (20-4) overpowered the Warriors in Palm Beach Gardens.

Girls basketball stories

Last-minute free throw seals Lake Worth girls basketball playoff win

Kiara Meeks stepped up to the foul line with just seconds left on the clock and her team’s future on the line.

 Newman wins girls basketball title; Boca Christian loses soccer playoff

District 12-4A Championship GameNo. 1 Cardinal Newman 61, Oxbridge Academy 40: Milan Morris scored 27 points and grabbed a dozen rebounds, and Tytionia Adderly added 13 more points and grabbed as many rebounds as the host Crusaders (25-1) defeated the Thunderwolves for their third straight district championship (seventh in the last 11 years) in West Palm Beach.

No. 4 Suncoast, No. 3 Gardens roll to girls basketball wins

No. 3 Palm Beach Gardens 61, Palm Beach Central 32: Quiana Franklin scored 10, bringing her to 1,000 points in her career, and Emerald Hart added 25 points with nine rebounds as the Gators (18-5) defeated the Broncos at home.

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Baseball stories

Santaluces High: Palm Beach Post’s high school football preview 2015

SANTALUCES Coach: Jason Bradley, second season 2014 record: 2-8 Starters returning: 4 offense, 6 defense Big man on campus: Senior linebacker Zach McCloud is the leader of a veteran Santaluces defense that returns six starters from last season.

POST LARGE SCHOOLS BASEBALL PLAYER OF YEAR: TRISTON McKENZIE

All-Area: Triston McKenzie, large schools baseball player of year

When Royal Palm Beach pitcher Triston McKenzie is asked what the highlight of his senior season was, he doesn’t hesitate to respond.

POST SMALL SCHOOLS BASEBALL PLAYER OF YEAR: JONATHAN INDIA

All-Area: Jonathan India, small schools baseball player of year

If there’s one play that sums up Jonathan India’s playing style, it came at the end of a playoff game this season.

Softball stories

Santaluces High: Palm Beach Post’s high school football preview 2015

SANTALUCES Coach: Jason Bradley, second season 2014 record: 2-8 Starters returning: 4 offense, 6 defense Big man on campus: Senior linebacker Zach McCloud is the leader of a veteran Santaluces defense that returns six starters from last season.

POST LARGE SCHOOLS SOFTBALL PLAYER OF YEAR: ABBY PAC

All-Area: Abby Pac, large schools softball player of year

Abby Pac throws strikes, not heat. The Boca Raton senior pitcher and Palm Beach Post Large Schools Softball Player of the Year was dominant on the mound this season, mixing finesse with control on the way to compiling a 16-2 record and an area-best .

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POST SMALL SCHOOLS SOFTBALL PLAYER OF YEAR: SUMMER BURGESS

All-Area: Summer Burgess, small schools softball player of year

There are nine positions in softball, and Summer Burgess has excelled at every one. The Grandview Prep junior was a standout at catcher and second base for the Class 2A state runner-up Pride this season, but has filled in wherever needed during her four varsity seasons at the school.

 
 

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