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Panthers Beat Columbus to keep Season Alive

Panthers Beat Columbus to keep Season Alive

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

May 10, 2017


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

The Palmetto Panthers defeated the Columbus Explorers yesterday with a score of 4-1 with help from Matt Turner’s complete game, Nick Deegan’s RBI that scored Aramis Toledo and a two run RBI by Cody Tate. The Panthers will now move onto the Regional Semifinals where they will take on South Dade at...

What Makes a Sport A “Sport”

Natalie Askowitz, Copy Editor

April 30, 2017


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

When the word sport is used, one almost automatically thinks of a sport like football, baseball or basketball. The definition, however, can be interpreted in many ways. Top End Sports defines a sport as "An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against ano...

Preview of the 2017 NFL Draft

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

Tonight in Philadelphia, hundreds of players from all around the country will gather in the hopes of hearing their name called to play in the National Football League. 32 teams will be “on the clock” once again in hopes of making the pick that will save or better their franchise. The incoming rookies...

Fish Out of Hot Water

Alec Lanzas and Thomas Martinez

April 25, 2017


Filed under Miami, SPORTS, Top Stories

After 16 seasons as Miami Marlins owner, Jeffrey Loria is expected to reportedly sell the ballclub to a group led by former presidential candidate and ex-Florida Governor Jeb Bush along with future Hall of Fame honoree and Yankee great Derek Jeter. Loria, often considered the worst owner in professional sports, ...

Patriots visit to the White House overshadowed by player absences

Annette Gonzalez, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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

On Tuesday, April 19, 2017, 34 of the 68 invited Patriots players showed up to the annual visit to the White House to celebrate the winning team’s victory in the Super Bowl. The act of skipping out on the presidential visit in sports is one that goes back decades, with Larry Bird skipping out on meet...

Aaron Hernandez: latest details surrounding his death Wednesday

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

April 20, 2017


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

Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was pronounced dead after he was found hanging by his bed sheets yesterday morning. Hernandez, a former All-American when he played at the University of Florida, was a part of the BCS National Championship with teammates Tim Tebow, Percy Harvin and Mike ...

FACEOFF: Is Jose Fernandez sculpture justified?

Thomas Martinez and Benjamin Spiegelman

April 14, 2017


Filed under Editorial, SPORTS, Top Stories

Intro: The Miami Marlins earlier this week announced plans to build a nine to ten foot tall statue in front of their ballpark to remember recently fallen pitcher José Fernández. They already wear a number 16 patch to honor his jersey number, left his locker the way he left it and plan to retire his...

From a game to a business

From a game to a business

Blake Rubenstein, Business Manager

March 27, 2017


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

The Oakland Raiders, after going 12-4 during the 2016 regular season, made the playoffs for the first time in 14 years, losing to the Houston Texans in the wild card round. Giving the fans reason for hope for the first time in a long time, the Raiders were beginning to make some noise as a Super Bowl...

Panthers baseball maintains high expectations, high hopes

Panthers baseball maintains high expectations, high hopes

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

March 21, 2017


Filed under Palmetto, SPORTS, Top Stories

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...

Heat’s unbelievable turnaround continues

Heat’s unbelievable turnaround continues

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

March 9, 2017


Filed under Miami, SPORTS, Top Stories

With the season coming to a close, the Miami Heat are on the verge of a playoff berth but still need to close out on a high note. Currently, the Heat are a half of a game back from the playoffs behind the Chicago Bulls, where Heat legend Dwyane Wade currently plays with Jimmy Butler. The Heat will pla...

A preview of the Heat’s second half

A preview of the Heat’s second half

Benjamin Spiegelman, Sports Editor

February 24, 2017


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

Wow: the one word that describes the Miami Heat’s season thus far. Going into this season, the Heat lost the face of our franchise, otherwise known as Dwayne Wade. Controversy ensued as to who was at fault for his departure. Wade claimed that the Heat as an organization disrespected him while the Pat ...

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