The Lakewood Ranch High softball team defeated Seminole Osceola 15-1 to improve its record to 18-4 (4-0 6A-12).
Braden River High senior Nathan Kirkman won the 199-pound weight class of the Class 2A-District 7 state qualifier April 4 at Charlotte High.
The Lakewood Ranch High girls tennis team captured the Class 3A-District 12 team title April 3-4 while the boys tennis team finished as the district runner-up.
Cari Berry and Ashley Bongart won the No. 1 girls doubles title while Arnav and Arsav Mohanty won the No. 1 boys doubles title. Braden River's Marie Babayan won the No. 1 girls singles title.
East County runners hit the trail for the first Camp Flying Eagle 5K trail run April 7.
After suffering from vertical talus his entire life, Braden River High junior Brooks Norton learned how to pitch rather than foregoing his baseball career.
Every so often, a team comes along that continues to impress us with their talent, toughness and tenacity.
Meet our Miss Manatee Softball and our Lakewood Ranch Little League Observer Team spotlight features.