The Panther

Fall Sports Preview

Boys Cross Country Team

Valentina Caceres, Sports Editor/Multimedia Editor

September 18, 2019

Students slowly settle into their routine as the 2019-2020 school year commences. The beginning of the school year also marks the beginning of sports such as football, volleyball, golf, bowling, cross country and swimming. These teams have trained hard, preparing to defeat their rivals and win champ...

Day 12: The Importance of Team Building

Day 12: The Importance of Team Building

Ben Spiegelman, sports editor

February 12, 2018

Teams with good chemistry that can effectively work together are likely to achieve success in different ways. A team that is just coming together will take longer to form chemistry, but this is all part of the process of becoming a successful team. Take, for instance, the Miami Heat’s 2010-2014...

Ready For Unparalleled Success

Ben Spiegelman, sports editor

January 30, 2018

The Palmetto Panther basketball team once again stepped up to the plate with their eyes on the prize: the school's first state championship. Under the leadership of head coach Marcus Molina, Palmetto has only lost four games this season and none of the opposing team they’ve lost to are from the st...

Previewing The Spring Sports Season

Jenna Bondy, design editor

January 30, 2018

With Palmetto’s spring sports season upon us, new teams, players and coaches cause for several questions surrounding the teams. For the girls lacrosse team, the new season brings a new coach and many new players, leaving the team concerned about whether they can live up to expectations. After a...

Previewing the 2016-2017 Panther Basketball Season

Mia Zaldivar, design editor

November 26, 2017

Hungry for a state championship title, Palmetto boys varsity basketball has been preparing for this upcoming season.  After reaching the regional-semi finals last spring, following their district championship win, the team continued their training throughout the summer, playing over 100 games together...

Panthers Seek To Clinch 8A District 16 Friday

Benjamin, Spiegelman

October 31, 2017

Back on top. As of this week, the Palmetto Panther football team sits atop 8A District 16 after Southridge lost to South Dade last Friday. However, to clinch the title, the Panthers must defeat the Coral Reef Barracudas on the road in their homecoming game on Thursday night. The Barracudas, due ...

Panthers vs Cavaliers (9/22)

Panthers vs Cavaliers (9/22)

September 27, 2017

Highlights and moments from Panther football's 33-30 win vs out-of-conference Coral Gables, a highly contested double overtime game.

Previewing 2017 Panther Football

Benjamin Spiegelman, sports editor

August 25, 2017

Last season, the Panther football team beat every single team except for Southridge, completing one of their best seasons in years by finishing 9-2. The tempo for this team is undergoing a turnaround for the better and the players are expected to perform just as well if not better this upcoming season...

Panthers win the Class 9A Regional Championship

Panthers win the Class 9A Regional Championship

Thomas Martinez, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2017

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 Miami-Dade All-District Team Pitcher of the Year and highly touted MLB...

Panthers Advance to Regional Semifinals

Panthers Advance to Regional Semifinals

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

May 17, 2017

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...

Panthers baseball maintains high expectations, high hopes

Photos courtesy of Vivian Valderrama

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

March 21, 2017

The Palmetto varsity baseball team is number one. So far. The Panthers, an already experienced and senior-laden team with hopes of going deep into the season and possibly even making it to states, are ranked the number one team in Miami-Dade County currently, also number five in the state. After defeat...

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