The Panther

Running towards success

Sofia Brand, Staff Writer

March 27, 2016


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Junior Lylia Jiang stays active by going for runs around her neighborhood or at school; and attending cross country; and track and field practices. Jiang was a part of the cross country team at Southwood Middle School and furthered her love for the sport freshman year. After the cross country season ...

More than just another player

More than just another player

Marlowe Starling, Insight Editor

March 22, 2016


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Dark and curly hair bounces behind the face of determination as senior Gabriela Fernandez-pla practices flinging her lacrosse stick, trying to perfect every aspect of her form. The routine continues year-round as her dreams of playing college lacrosse linger in the back of her head. Now an experienced...

Trained for Success

Remy Farkas, Feature Editor

March 15, 2016


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The Panther: What is badminton?   Michael Trainor: Badminton is a two or four-player net sport. It's sort of a combination of tennis and volleyball; players can play singles or doubles with a partner, and they need to get 21 points before the other person/team does. You can get points by hav...

Nick Labrada Steps Up to the Plate

Nick Labrada Steps Up to the Plate

Maxwell Landy, Video Editor

March 13, 2016


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Entering his first year on the varsity Palmetto baseball team, junior Nick Labrada strives to compete against rival teams and hit every pitch that comes his way. A veteran athlete, who picked  up the game at age three, he hopes to make a difference on the field at his new school. “My dad intr...

Serving for Greatness

Serving for Greatness

Blake Rubenstein, Staff Writer

March 9, 2016


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Sophomore Luke Arill had no idea volleyball would have a major impact on his life. Arill began to play competitive volleyball four years ago and quickly developed a passion for the sport. “My passion for volleyball separates me from other players because my family has played volleyball and I wa...

‘Setting Up’ For the New Season

Sofia Brand, Staff Writer

February 25, 2016


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The varsity and junior varsity boys volleyball teams took the court on Monday, Feb. 22 for the Blue and White game. The scrimmage, played at Mckinney Court, lasted for two 25 point sets. The varsity team won both sets 25-11 and 25-7. Following the varsity win, the teams joined for an intrasquad game. The ma...

Palmetto Girls Softball Kicks Off the 2016 Season

Sofia Brand, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


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Palmetto’s softball team held their annual Baby Navy game on Friday, Feb. 6, at Palmetto Bay Park. The team's intrasquad exhibition saw both the varsity and junior varsity teams play a total of seven innings. The navy team started and ended the game on a high note, winning with a score of 10-1....

Super Bowl 50: A Game to celebrate the NFL

Super Bowl 50: A Game to celebrate the NFL

Shane McCrink, Sports Editor

February 7, 2016


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Super Bowl 50 Preview and Prediction Tonight at 6:30 ET/3:30 PT on CBS, the 50th Super Bowl will be held at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. This year's edition of ‘The Big Game’ features what some consider the greatest quarterback of all time, in Peyton Manning, and the 2015 NFL MV...

Colors collide at the Blue and White game

Thomas Martinez, Copy Editor

February 2, 2016


Filed under SPORTS, Sports, Top Stories

The Palmetto baseball team took the field for the first time this season on Saturday January 30th, at Panther Field in Coral Reef Park. The Blue and White game saw the varsity team play in an intrasquad scrimmage that lasted four innings, preceded by a game sponsored by The Miracle League of Miami-Dad...

Winter Sports Recap

Alec Lanzas, Sports Editor

February 1, 2016


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Boys Basketball: With a team consisting of only three seniors, the boys basketball team went into the season with uncertainty, in regards to how they would perform. After opening the season with a 14 point loss to Champagnat Catholic, the team, led by Coach Rick Landera, responded with back to back v...

Seniors Hit the Court One Last Time

Seniors Hit the Court One Last Time

Blake Rubenstein, Staff Writer

January 25, 2016


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The Palmetto Panthers Varsity Basketball team hosted their last game of the 2015-2016 season, against the Southridge Spartans on January 20th. The Panthers finished their season 6-16, This night was not only significant because of it being the last home game, but it also marked the end for the seniors ...

Concussions: Behind the Facemask

Marlowe Starling, Insight Editor

January 19, 2016


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On Sunday afternoons Americans cluster around pubs, living room television sets and tailgates as the first football games of the day kick off. The day before, college students make last-minute stops for lunch before piling on a bus to the stadium to see the boys of fall compete against long-time rivals....

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