Meet this week's Observer Team spotlight player.
Weightlifting is one of the least recognizable high school sports.
Lakewood Ranch High senior center fielder Zack Larson went 4-for-5 at the plate with a home run and five RBIs to help lead the Mustangs to a 16-4 district victory over Largo March 9.
Braden River Soccer Club players enjoyed a special training demonstration and autograph session with the Tampa Bay Rowdies during its night practice March 6.
Hillcroft defeated M&I Wealth Management/Wildcat to win the National Inter-Circuit 12 goal Championship March 11.
The Manatee Bearcats won the 10U division of the 2012 Spring Fever Baseball Tournament March 9-11 at Twin Lakes Park in Sarasota.