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Progressing Panthers

Tiffany Batten, Photo Editor

October 2, 2012


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  Every season seems to possess a new challenge for Palmetto’s football program. One day, a new head coach takes over; the next, the starting quarterback transfers to South Ridge. Despite all these changes however, Palmetto knows how to keep it together on the field. This season so far, Palmetto...

International sporting events

Carlos Suhr, Staff Writer

June 10, 2012


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This summer, Europe defines what it means to be a world-class athlete. Sports enthusiasts and casual viewers all over the world will get the chance to watch olympiads compete at the summer Olympic games in London. And Poland and Ukraine will co-host the Union of European Football Associations (UE...

Palmetto football transformed

Tiffany Batten, Photo Editor

June 5, 2012


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The spring football season has come and gone. With the weather warming and the spring showers falling, football players both old and new experienced a taste of the upcoming fall season. Coach Dixon came to Palmetto from Varela, ready to change and enhance the football program. Instead of starting...

Scandals in the sporting world

Jordan Hamburger, Staff Writer

February 18, 2012


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they win, the MVP titles they are awarded, or the statistics they produce. However, due to this common misconception, athlete’s flaws can be amplified. Sex scandals are one aspect that haunts the sports world, due to the fact that one discrete action can result in major public ramifications. Athletes...

Super Bowl 46: Déjà vu

Carlos Suhr, Staff Writer

February 2, 2012


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As we approach Super Bowl 46 in Indianapolis, people are being reminded of the unbelievable defeat of the New England Patriots by the New York Giants in Super Bowl 42, 17-14. In Super Bowl 42, the two quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Eli Manning, fought against each other for their spot in the history...

Panthers lose Homecoming Game, but spirit remains intact

November 7, 2011


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As the seconds ticked off, hope for the Panther’s fourth win dwindled. They lost 21-11, but that didn’t stop the yelling and chanting radiating from proud Palmetto students. “I feel like having school spirit makes them perform better than they would have without people in the stands,” senior...

Dolphins look for Luck

Brett Levitt, Staff Writer

October 26, 2011


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After 11 years of discouragement and losing seasons, the Dolphins may have something to look forward to. With 10 games remaining in the 2011-2012 NFL season and the Dolphins playoff hopes closing week by week, fans have begun to transition their focus to next year’s 2012 draft. Number 1 draft prospect...

Downfalls mark end of MLB regular season

Kyle Richardson, News Editor

October 5, 2011


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On Thursday September 29, 2011, two teams awoke to a morning of mourning. But from the looks captured by the hundreds of cameras sounding off at Camden and Turner, the mourning had long before begun. Even with playoff hopes, player personas, and personal pride hanging in the balance, the tide would not...

Online leagues bring fantasy to reality

Olivia Nash, Staff Writer

September 23, 2011


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Fantasy Football has become a phenomenon for football fans all over America. It is a fantasy league that allows people to feel as though they have their own NFL Team. Players are able to choose professional American football players from any team and create a team of their own, all though the Internet....

Dolphins’ head coaching situation leaves fans asking questions

Brett Levitt, Staff Writer

September 23, 2011


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The clock is ticking. Miami Dolphins Head Coach Tony Sparano may be facing the biggest week of his coaching career. The Dolphins are off to a slow 0-2 start, losing two big games to both their division rivals, the Patriots and Texans. Many fans are disappointed for the slow start due to all the hype...

NBA lockout leaves 2011 season questionable

Jordan Hamburger, Staff Writer

September 19, 2011


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Electricity was felt running down every NBA fan’s spine during the 2010 NBA off-season. Lebron James and Chris Bosh brought their talents to South Beach and changed the image of the National Basketball Association. Amar’e Stoudmire started his own dynasty, switching from Phoenix to the Big Apple...

Sony Ericsson Open

Sony Ericsson Open

Kyle Richardson, Sports Editor

April 26, 2011


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On Sunday, April 3, men’s singles player Novak Djokovic defeated World No. 1 Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) for his twenty-sixth consecutive victory. The tournament, held annually at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne, drew a tournament-record 316,267 fans, even with the scorching Miami sun. Fans poured...

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