The 1978 men’s basketball team that led then Palm Beach Junior College to its first state title is returning to campus for a reunion celebration.
PBSC will welcome back and recognize the eight-player team of Michael Bennett, William (Bill) Buchanan, Dirk Jamison, Shack Leonard, Jr., Paul Mercak, Michael Owens, Derrick Paul, Sammy Weathersbee and their coach Joe Ceravalo and assistant coach Willie Gibson at halftime during the men’s basketball game starting at 4 p.m. Jan. 26 in the gym on the Lake Worth campus. … Continue reading 1978 men’s championship basketball team to be honored
In just six months on the job, Athletics Director Tom Seitz has implemented several new initiatives to raise support for all Palm Beach State College sports programs and to ensure athletes get the academic help they need.
Seitz, the former commissioner of The Crossroads League in Indianapolis, recently started a Panther Athletic Club to help the community become more aware and involved in PBSC athletics.
Anyone is welcome to join the club. Membership fees range from $50 to $250. … Continue reading Seitz starts new initiatives to boost PBSC athletics
Palm Beach State College welcomes Tom Seitz as its new athletic director.
Seitz officially began his duties Jan. 2. He replaces John Scarpino, who served as the interim director for the past 15 months.
Originally from Daytona Beach, Fla., Seitz has more than 25 years of experience as a collegiate player, coach and administrator. Before joining Palm Beach State, he was the commissioner of The Crossroads League in Indianapolis, where he oversaw the operations for a league comprised of 10 institutions of higher education. … Continue reading Seitz named PBSC athletic director
Brad Peacock was a high school third baseman when Palm Beach State College recruited him in 2006 to play for the Panthers. There was one change.
Instead of third base, former PBSC baseball coach Alex Morales signed him to be a pitcher. That turned out to be the best move for Peacock, now a Houston Astros pitcher who helped lead the team to its first World Series Championship Wednesday.
“He’s an athletic kid with a really good arm,’’ said Morales, … Continue reading PBSC alum helps Astros win World Series
Maureen Smith, who has more than 24 years of coaching experience, has been chosen as the new interim coach for the Panther women’s basketball team for the 2017-18 season. She replaces Kris Ruffo, who was the head coach for the past eight years.
Before joining Palm Beach State College, Smith, a New Jersey native, was the assistant coach for women’s basketball at University High School in Orlando and the assistant golf coach at Seminole State College in Sanford. … Continue reading Veteran coach to lead women’s basketball
Four Palm Beach State College Panther baseball players were selected this week in the Major League Baseball draft.
Pitcher Gio Arriera was picked in the fourth round by the Detroit Tigers, pitcher Jared Johnson was picked in the 17th round by the Washington Nationals, shortstop Matt Morales was chosen in the 23rd round by the Kansas City Royals and pitcher Kyle Farjad was selected in the 33rd round by the Miami Marlins.
According to PBSC Head Coach Kyle Forbes, … Continue reading Quadruple threat: Panthers picked in MLB draft
Palm Beach State College alumna and former volleyball setter Haley Seyfarth achieved great success during her time at Palm Beach State.
Her excellence on the court got the attention of six NCAA Division I and Division II universities, all of which offered her a full scholarship to play this fall. She chose Duke University in Durham, NC.
During her two years at Palm Beach State, she was the first Panther volleyball player to be named as a NJCAA Division I First Team All-American for her athletic skills and helped lead the Panthers to a Southern Conference Championship for the first time in 11 years. … Continue reading Panther volleyball star heads to Duke
The Palm Beach State College baseball and softball teams are heading to their state championships.
Both teams placed second overall in the Southern Conference. The baseball team regular season record was 35-13 and softball was 30-22.
The softball team plays in the NJCAA Region 8 state tournament tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Vero Beach at Historic Dodgertown Stadium against Daytona State College (34-16), who is ranked seventh in the state and 19th in the NJCAA National Poll. … Continue reading Panther teams head to state tournaments
The Palm Beach State Women’s Basketball team captured the Southern Conference title last night with an 85-54 road win against Florida Southwestern State College.
The Panthers clinched a tight game victory over Florida Southwestern in January with an eight-point win, but the Buccaneers were no match for Palm Beach on Valentine’s Day. The Panthers jumped to an 11-point lead after the first quarter and the lead swelled to 17 points going into halftime.
The Panthers put the game away in the third quarter leading by 34 points. … Continue reading Women’s basketball team clinches conference title
The Palm Beach State College Women’s Basketball team is creating a lot of buzz around campus, the state and the nation!
The Panthers current overall record is 15-2 and 4-0 in the Southern Conference. They have not lost a game since early December and are currently ranked #13 in the latest NJCAA National Poll.
In addition, Head Coach Kris Ruffo picked up her 350th career coaching win on Saturday, Jan. 21 after a game against Florida SouthWestern State College. … Continue reading Women’s basketball on winning streak; Ruffo earns milestone win