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.
The Braden River High softball team captured its first district championship in three years with a 5-4 extra inning victory over Sarasota in the Class 7A-District 11 championship April 20.
The Lakewood Ranch YMCA Wave Runners sent four swimmers to the Florida Age Group Swimming Championships March 8-11 in Sarasota.
The top-seeded Braden River and Lakewood Ranch High softball teams both cruised to district semifinal victories April 18.
The Lady Mustangs defeated Dixie Hollins 17-2 in their four-inning Class 6A-District 12 semifinal while the Lady Pirates defeated Venice 10-0 in their six-inning Class 7A-District 11 semifinal.
Both teams will advance to their respective district championship games April 20.
Lakewood Ranch will host the winner of the other 6A-12 semifinal between Seminole Osceola and Palmetto while Braden River will host the winner of the other 7A-11 semifinal between Manatee and Sarasota. Both games will begin at 7 p.m.
The Lakewood Ranch High boys basketball team will host a free youth basketball clinic from 9 a.m. to noon April 28 in the Mustangs gymnasium.
Nathan Kirkman will compete in the Class 2A state meet April 21, after winning the 199-pound weight class of the Class 2A state qualifier April 4. Fellow Pirates Tyler Pittman and Tyler Linde earned at-large bids.