Braden River High football coach Don Purvis turned in his letter of resignation to Braden River principal Jim Pauley April 5, citing personal reasons.
Braden River's Tyler Marshall signed a national letter-of-intent to play soccer for West Virginia Wesleyan College April 3.
Meet this week's Observer Team Spotlight's from Miss Manatee Softball and Lakewood Ranch Little League.
The Lakewood Ranch High girls and boys tennis teams and the ODA girls tennis team all advanced to the regional semifinals April 9-10. The winners will advance to the regional finals April 12.
East County residents Amy Mann and Anita Pope opened Swim Gym of Lakewood Ranch March 26. The facility will host a grand opening party April 14.
As with any other road trip, I gathered the necessary supplies â€” snacks, bottled water and sunscreen â€” before heading to the Class 3A-District 12 tournament April 4.
Out-of-Door Academy seventh-grader Maria Ross defeated Cardinal Mooneyâ€™s Taylor Lederman 6-4, 6-4 to capture the No. 1 girls singles final of the Class 1A-District 9 tournament April 2-3.