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Another Disappointing Year For The Dolphins

Benjamin Spiegelman, sports editor

November 22, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories

And here we are again. It just seems to be a reoccurring theme with this Dolphins team that just hasn't been able to produce a quality team in the past 20 years. Every year, around this time, the Dolphins usually have a losing record and the conversation always seems to be tanking for a draft pick. Wi...

Back, In Familiar Fashion

Back, In Familiar Fashion

Thomas Martinez, online editor-in-chief

November 13, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories

Bring on the national media hype, the bandwagon fans and most importantly, an ACC Championship and de-facto national quarterfinal against the Clemson Tigers: The U is back. It was simply a perfect Saturday for the perfect 9-0 Canes. Fans packed the Coral Gables campus’ lakeside patio at the break of ...

Panthers Seek To Clinch 8A District 16 Friday

Benjamin, Spiegelman

October 31, 2017


Filed under Palmetto, SPORTS, Top Stories

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 Struggling to Bounce Back

Virginia Boone, multimedia editor

October 15, 2017


Filed under Miami, SPORTS, Top Stories

With a large amount of talented youth and a new head coach, the Florida Panthers are planning to take the ice by storm this hockey season. After a disastrous 2016-17 season, the Panthers are attempting to repair the team after dealing with the firing of popular head coach Gerard Gallant and missing the ...

The Most Significant Injuries to Your Fantasy Team

Blake Rubenstein, print managing editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, U.S.A

After drafting their interpretation of a ‘perfect team,’ fantasy football team owners shake their heads at the unavoidable, yet devastating, injuries that have already occurred shortly after the beginning of the 2017 NFL season. Through just three weeks of football (excluding the Packers and Bears...

Panthers vs Cavaliers (9/22)

Panthers vs Cavaliers (9/22)

September 27, 2017


Filed under Palmetto, SPORTS, Top Stories

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

Tis The Season: Fantasy Football Outlook

Camila Myers and Benjamin Spiegelman

September 5, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top Stories, U.S.A

Each year around September, football season starts and right along with it, comes fantasy football. It overcomes team owners and becomes the main topic of conversation from 7:20 to 2:20. Drafts begin and the rest of the world cuts out. As an avid fantasy football participant myself, this time of yea...

Previewing 2017 Panther Football

Benjamin Spiegelman, sports editor

August 25, 2017


Filed under Palmetto, SPORTS, Top Stories

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...

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...

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