More than 50 youth boys and girls soccer teams from across the country and Brazil competed in the USSSA Southeast Regional Championship Jan. 14-15 at the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch.
The top four finishers in each age division are qualified to attend the 2012 USSSA Soccer National Championships July 12 in Overland Park, Kan.
Athletic Edge Sports Performance Training Center strength and conditioning specialist Mike Gough has been training 21 athletes for the NFL Combine since the beginning of January. The players will continue to train in Lakewood Ranch until the end of February.
Seventeen members of the Lakewood Ranch Running Club participated in the club's 1,000-Mile Club, running 1,000-Miles or more in 2011.
As a sports writer and lifelong sports enthusiast, Iâ€™ve been to my share of games and matches.
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