The Miss Manatee Softball League welcomed the start of the spring season with Opening Day Feb. 25.
Players competed in their first games of the new season while also enjoyed refreshments, games and other activities.
Seven members of The-Out-of-Door Academy baseball team have been playing together since they were in Little League.
The Lakewood Ranch YMCA Wave Runners sent 35 swimmers to the YMCA Florida Swimming State Championships in Orlando.
From the moment I first plunged off the high dive during one of my swim lessons until now, I've been drawn to the pool.
Southeast High School started its own rowing program at the beginning of the school year; Manatee High added the sport two months later.
The Sarasota Polo Club completed the first of five 12-goal tournaments Feb. 26, with Hillcroft defeating M&I Wealth Management 11-10 in overtime in The Observer Cup.
The Out-of-Door Academy senior Zach Hoppe recorded 27 strikeouts and allowed just two walks in 11 innings of work this past week, improving his record to 2-0 on the season. Hoppe also is batting .333 through the first four games of the season.