Brett Timmons was named the Thunderâ€™s new athletic director July 1. Timmons will still remain on the sidelines as the schoolâ€™s head coach.
Five-year-old Abby Hite, who swims for the Lakewood Ranch YMCA Wave Runners, won the Tri if you Dare Kids Triathlon July 1, in Seminole.
The Lakewood Ranch High wrestling team hosted its fourth annual wrestling camp with Ohio State University wrestling coach Tom Ryan.
The National Junior College Athletic Association recognized three State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota athletic teams were recognized for their academic achievements in 2011-12.
The Manatee County Government Parks and Recreation Department is looking for officials, 18 and over, for its upcoming adult flag football and adult co-ed kickball leagues.
Sarasota native Lacy Janson, a 2001 graduate of Cardinal Mooney High School, will compete on the world's biggest stage at the 2012 Summer Olympics after finishing third in the pole vault at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Volleyball coaches Matt McElhiney and Kristen Batt have teamed up to form Coastline Volleyball.