The Manatee Cal Ripken 8U, 9U and 11U All-Star teams, the Manatee Babe Ruth 15U All-Star team and the Sarasota Cal Ripken 8U All-Star team all won District 15 championships two weeks ago for a chance to advance to the Southeast Regional Tournament.
America's favorite pastime is in full swing, and the bats are definitely alive and well for this yearâ€™s East County All-Star teams.
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.