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Football stories

No off to season: Football teams set tone for fall with summer drills

No 'off' to season: Football teams set tone for fall with summer drills

Summer is a busy time at Seminole Ridge, where more than 140 Hawks football players gather daily for on- and off-field workouts.

Summer showcases: Football scholarships can hinge strong camp showing

Summer showcases: Football scholarships can hinge on strong camp showing

James Blackman entered the offseason as an unknown. But after the Glades Central quarterback put himself through the offseason camp circuit over the past month, things have changed.

Satellite camps benefit local players in recruiting process

Satellite camps benefit local players in recruiting process

The topic of satellite football camps has been met with differing opinions on the NCAA level.Conferences like the Big 12 and the Big Ten allow their coaches to serve as a guest coach at a camp on another school’s campus.

Boys basketball stories

Royal Palm Beach’s Jules Jasmin enjoying strong travel hoops season

Royal Palm Beach’s Jules Jasmin enjoying strong travel hoops season

Jules Jasmin is having a very good summer on the basketball court.The Royal Palm Beach junior forward is averaging 30 points per game for his Savon’s Academy Stars travel team, and is drawing plenty of attention from college scouts and coaches.

2015 spring All-Conference honorees

Palm Beach County Spring All Conference Teams

Note: The All-Conference teams are selected by coaches, not The Palm Beach Post.BASEBALLNorth DivisionFirst TeamCatcher: Alec Guerricabeitia (SUN)Utility: Sam Prince (PBG)Pitchers: Thomas Szapucki (DWY), Will Guay (PBG), Zak Sprankle (JUP), Tyler Lavery (SUN)Middle Infielders: Hunter Sanicky (PBG), Anthony Servideo (JUP), Sendel Jean (PBG), Jordi Sallent (SUN).

Palm Beach Post Boys Basketball Big Schools All-Area: Kamil Williams

Palm Beach Post Boys Basketball Big Schools All-Area: Kamil Williams

Kamil Williams’ first competitive sports required bats and rackets, not basketball shoes.The 6-foot-1 Park Vista shooting guard played baseball and tennis before switching to hoops when he was in second grade.

Girls basketball stories

2015 spring All-Conference honorees

Palm Beach County Spring All Conference Teams

Note: The All-Conference teams are selected by coaches, not The Palm Beach Post.BASEBALLNorth DivisionFirst TeamCatcher: Alec Guerricabeitia (SUN)Utility: Sam Prince (PBG)Pitchers: Thomas Szapucki (DWY), Will Guay (PBG), Zak Sprankle (JUP), Tyler Lavery (SUN)Middle Infielders: Hunter Sanicky (PBG), Anthony Servideo (JUP), Sendel Jean (PBG), Jordi Sallent (SUN).

Palm Beach Post Girls Basketball Big Schools All-Area: Kayla Thigpen

Palm Beach Post Girls Basketball Big Schools All-Area: Kayla Thigpen

As Palm Beach Lakes’ girls basketball team waited for the fourth quarter of the Class 7A state final to begin, Kayla Thigpen took control.

Palm Beach Post Girls Basketball Small Schools All-Area: Crystal Primm

Palm Beach Post Girls Basketball Small Schools All-Area: Crystal Primm

When Crystal Primm signed to play with Duke, she also signed up to be at the center of every opponent’s game plan.

Baseball stories

Success breeds myths about Tommy John surgery for young players

Success breeds myths about Tommy John surgery for young players

There is little reason to expect that Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, beginning with his return to the majors Thursday against the San Francisco Giants, won’t become the next high-profile Tommy John success story.

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.

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.

Softball stories

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.

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 .

2015 spring All-Conference honorees

Palm Beach County Spring All Conference Teams

Note: The All-Conference teams are selected by coaches, not The Palm Beach Post.BASEBALLNorth DivisionFirst TeamCatcher: Alec Guerricabeitia (SUN)Utility: Sam Prince (PBG)Pitchers: Thomas Szapucki (DWY), Will Guay (PBG), Zak Sprankle (JUP), Tyler Lavery (SUN)Middle Infielders: Hunter Sanicky (PBG), Anthony Servideo (JUP), Sendel Jean (PBG), Jordi Sallent (SUN).

 
 

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