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Lakewood Ranch senior Haley Martin has been instrumental in helping lead the Lady Mustangs to 14-4-2 record and a No. 2 seed in the Class 4A-District 11 tournament.
Braden River senior Jeff Casseus had a team-high 17 points and 11 rebounds, helping lead the Pirates to a 64-44 victory over rival Lakewood Ranch Jan. 11.
Meet this week's Observer Team Spotlight Athlete: Bella Smith
Hillcroft/Regent defeated Ten Oaks/Rude Boy 11-10 in the Band Weintraub Cup Jan. 15, at The Sarasota Polo Club.
East County football players Kyle Thoma and Brandon Luckett helped lead the FBU Central Florida All-Star team to a 25-14 victory over Dallas to win the FBU National Championship Jan. 7 in San Antonio, Texas.
The Lakewood Ranch High varsity wrestling team went 3-2 at The Dr. McBath Tough Team Tournament Jan. 14 at Pasco High.