It's hard enough to compete in a state tournament knowing youâ€™re surrounded by some of the stateâ€™s top talent.
MISS MANATEE SOFTBALL AND LAKEWOOD RANCH LITTLE LEAGUE
Braden River Highâ€™s Ivo Lima signed a national letter-of-intent to play soccer for Jacksonville University April 19, while Lakewood Ranch High golfer Hunter Sagar signed with Canisius College.
The East Manatee Bulldog Navy Wildcat and Navy Panther teams both earned victories April 21.
The 10U East Manatee River Dawgs captured the Play it Again Sports Championship April 21-22 in Port Charlotte.
The Meteors 9U travel baseball team captured the Georgia-Florida Showdown April 20-22 in Valdosta, Ga.
Braden River High senior Nathan Kirkman finished second in the 199-pound weight class of the Class 2A state weightlifting meet April 21, achieving his goal of earning a medal.