A little more than a year and a half ago, Lakewood Ranch resident Tim Mulqueen had a vision to bring youth and national athletics to the East County.
Behind the arm of senior Seth McGarry, the Lakewood Ranch High baseball team advanced to the regional semifinals for the third straight season with an 8-1 victory over Tampa Sickles in a Class 6A-Region 3 quarterfinal tonight.
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The Clearwater Chargers at Lakewood Ranch U12 boys soccer team won the Presidents Cup April 21-22 in Auburndale.
The SunCoast Storm 14U travel team improved its record to 54-7 with a pair of tournament victories.
The State College of Florida softball team earned its first trip to Nationals since 2005 with a 1-0 victory over Gulf Coast State College in the Gulf District championship April 29 in Pensacola.
The Rec/U11 Lakewood Ranch Lightning lacrosse team finished won the Gulf Coast Lacrosse League Fishhawk Tournament's A division April 28 to finish the season undefeated.