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The NFL returns to the City of Angels

The NFL returns to the City of Angels

Thomas Martinez, Copy Editor

January 18, 2016

For the first time since 1994, the National Football League will have a franchise in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, January 12th, the St. Louis Rams officially became the Los Angeles Rams, after a 30-2 vote amongst NFL owners. Owner Stan Kroenke’s move will have the team play in City of Champions Stadium be...

Concussion Movie Review

Marlowe Starling, Insight Editor

January 18, 2016

The head-to-head collisions millions of Americans watch in fascination during football season may mesmerize some in nostalgia for American culture, but Concussion brings even the most ardent football fans to the harsh realization: Is this sport too dangerous to continue playing? Concussion follow...

On the road to States

Photo courtesy of Hannah Millard

Sofia Brand, Staff Writer

January 13, 2016

The Panthers girls soccer team beat Ferguson 2-0 on January 8th to win the Greater Miami Athletic Conference (GMAC) tournament. Coming off of a season that saw the team win districts but lose in the regional quarterfinals, the Panthers have already improved on last year, one in which they did not even ...

Hot on the Ice

Hot on the Ice

Blake Rubenstein, Staff Writer

January 11, 2016

The Florida Panthers have been dominating on the ice, winning 18 out of their past 21 games, and are currently on a 12 game-winning streak. The Panthers last lost was against the Boston Bruins on December 12th, where they were beat 1-3 on the road. The streak, a franchise record, has translated to the P...

Eight things to know for the College Football Playoff National Championship game

Eight things to know for the College Football Playoff National Championship game

Shane McCrink, Sports Editor

January 11, 2016

The University of Alabama Crimson Tide (13-1) and the University of Clemson Tigers (14-0) will play for the College Football National Championship game on Monday, January 11th, culminating the second year of the new playoff format. Before watching kickoff at 8:30 PM on ESPN, here are the major storyl...

The State of the Miami Dolphins

The State of the Miami Dolphins

Thomas Martinez, Copy Editor

January 10, 2016

The Miami Dolphins beat their division rival and defending Super Bowl winning New England Patriots 20-10 at home last Sunday to finish their season with a 6-10 record, marking a bizarre end to an underwhelming and turbulent 50th season that saw the Dolphins win only two out of their last seven games. ...

A Team for the Troops

A Team for the Troops

Agnes Bartha, Photo Editor

January 6, 2016

The Palmetto girls basketball team collects donations from students, friends and family who desire to help war veterans and submit the money to the Wounded Warrior Project. The idea came from Jordan Pivik, a player on the girls team, who along with Coach Donnie Martin, has personal ties to the mil...

Special Olympics: Team Skills

Blake Rubenstein, Staff Writer

December 26, 2015

The special education program at Palmetto began to participate in the Special Olympics three years ago. The success they have achieved up to date has been largely due to the increased practice and motivation by the students in the program, most notably finishing as runner-ups in state’s last ye...

Born to Play

Photo courtesy of Kelly Rostran

Blake Rubenstein, Staff Writer

December 20, 2015

Learning to play soccer at age three, sophomore Palmetto starting CDM (Center Defensive Midfielder) Nicolas Diaz envisioned playing for his country at a young age. His introduction to the sport at that age was due to the fact that his dad began playing at 18, and he wanted to give his son a chance to exc...

Q&A: Serving up victory

Remy Farkas, Co-Report Editor

May 11, 2015

The Panther spoke with senior Stephanie Levine, co-captain of Palmetto's Girls Varsity Tennis team (alongside senior Emma Peterson), to discuss their victories of the season and the passion behind playing. TP: What inspires you to play tennis? SL: I am inspired to play tennis because of the fo...

Football Forensics: Why Seattle Dominated The Broncos

Ryan Trout, Online Sports Editor

February 5, 2014

    43-8; five touchdowns, two field goals, and one safety to one touchdown and one 2-point conversion. The Seattle Seahawks had one of the biggest blow-outs in Super Bowl history last Sunday yet they were the two point underdog. How did Seattle stifle the seemingly greatest offense the...

Baseball playoff hopes decimated

Max Clark, SciTech Editor

June 9, 2011

Their aspirations had no limit. They had the momentum to make a run toward States. Then, they were struck with an anonymous letter stating that one of their players who had recently transferred to Palmetto was not playing under the applied regulations of the Florida High School Athletic Association...

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