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How CTE continues to be treated

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor
May 28, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, U.S.A

The sport of football has gained the reputation of being violent and has always been dominated by muscular men. One of the main characteristics in football is the act of tackling, which can lead to many concussions. The disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is the consequence of repeated blows to...

Panthers win the Class 9A Regional Championship

Panthers win the Class 9A Regional Championship

Thomas Martinez, Online Editor-in-Chief
May 23, 2017
Filed under Palmetto, SPORTS, Top Stories

Survive and advance, they did. Panther baseball beat the Coral Gables Cavaliers in the Class 9A regional finals at Coral Reef Park today, 3-1, to advance to next week’s state semifinals in Fort Myers. Palmetto relied on senior All-District Team Pitcher of the Year and highly touted MLB prospect Matt...

FACEOFF: Should Bandwagon Fans be Left Alone?

FACEOFF: Should Bandwagon Fans be Left Alone?

Thomas Martinez and Benjamin Spiegelman
May 19, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, U.S.A

INTRO: Bandwagon fans are commonalities at all college and professional sporting events. They are here to stay too. But, should they? While many argue that they should be left alone and sports can be enjoyed for the sake of entertainment rather than emotional investment, others feel disgusted at the...

Panthers Advance to Regional Semifinals

Panthers Advance to Regional Semifinals

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Palmetto, SPORTS, Top Stories

After yet another amazing game, the Panther baseball team moved on to the Regional Finals against Coral Gables Senior High on Tuesday. The Panthers defeated South Dade after being down 3-0 through the first two innings. Palmetto stormed back to take a 4-3 lead thanks to an RBI by Panther Nick LaBra...

Hey, Rookie: Welcome to College Football

Marlowe Starling, Editor-in-Chief of The Panther
May 15, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, U.S.A

The NFL Draft has come and gone, and while sports fans across the country try to cope with their favorite college stars moving on to play for their most hated professional teams, dozens of slots lie vacant on college football rosters. For those who lament the off-season, do not fret: college football...

Panthers Beat Columbus to keep Season Alive

Panthers Beat Columbus to keep Season Alive

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, U.S.A

The Palmetto Panthers defeated the Columbus Explorers yesterday with a score of 4-1 with help from Matt Turner’s complete game, Nick Deegan’s RBI that scored Aramis Toledo and a two run RBI by Cody Tate. The Panthers will now move onto the Regional Semifinals where they will take on South Dade at...

What Makes a Sport A “Sport”

Natalie Askowitz, Copy Editor
April 30, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, U.S.A

When the word sport is used, one almost automatically thinks of a sport like football, baseball or basketball. The definition, however, can be interpreted in many ways. Top End Sports defines a sport as "An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against ano...

Preview of the 2017 NFL Draft

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

Tonight in Philadelphia, hundreds of players from all around the country will gather in the hopes of hearing their name called to play in the National Football League. 32 teams will be “on the clock” once again in hopes of making the pick that will save or better their franchise. The incoming rookies...

Fish Out of Hot Water

Fish Out of Hot Water

Alec Lanzas and Thomas Martinez
April 25, 2017
Filed under Miami, SPORTS, Top Stories

After 16 seasons as Miami Marlins owner, Jeffrey Loria is expected to reportedly sell the ballclub to a group led by former presidential candidate and ex-Florida Governor Jeb Bush along with future Hall of Fame honoree and Yankee great Derek Jeter. Loria, often considered the worst owner in professional sports, ...

Patriots visit to the White House overshadowed by player absences

Patriots visit to the White House overshadowed by player absences

Annette Gonzalez, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, U.S.A

On Tuesday, April 19, 2017, 34 of the 68 invited Patriots players showed up to the annual visit to the White House to celebrate the winning team’s victory in the Super Bowl. The act of skipping out on the presidential visit in sports is one that goes back decades, with Larry Bird skipping out on meet...

Aaron Hernandez: latest details surrounding his death Wednesday

Aaron Hernandez: latest details surrounding his death Wednesday

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, U.S.A

Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was pronounced dead after he was found hanging by his bed sheets yesterday morning. Hernandez, a former All-American when he played at the University of Florida, was a part of the BCS National Championship with teammates Tim Tebow, Percy Harvin and Mike ...

FACEOFF: Is Jose Fernandez sculpture justified?

FACEOFF: Is Jose Fernandez sculpture justified?

Thomas Martinez and Benjamin Spiegelman
April 14, 2017
Filed under Editorial, SPORTS, Top Stories

Intro: The Miami Marlins earlier this week announced plans to build a nine to ten foot tall statue in front of their ballpark to remember recently fallen pitcher José Fernández. They already wear a number 16 patch to honor his jersey number, left his locker the way he left it and plan to retire his...

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