The Lakewood Ranch High boys golf team captured the Class 2A state championship by six strokes Nov. 1-2, at Mission Inn Resort & Clubâ€™s El Campeon Course in Howey-in-the-Hills.
After missing an entire season due to injury, Lakewood Ranch High's Jeren Kowalewski has thrown for more than 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns, leading the Mustangs back to the playoffs.
Lakewood Athletic Center will host the 2011 Intercollegiate Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic Nov. 11-13.
The Lakewood Ranch High volleyball team won its first-ever regional tournament match, defeating Tampa King 3-0 in a Class 6A-Region 3 quarterfinal Nov. 2.
After an emotional win two weeks ago, the Braden River High football team was unable to relive some of that magic as the host Pirates fell to Venice 49-7 in the Class 7A-District 10 finale for both teams.
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Sophomore running back Demardre Patterson rushed for 70 yards on eight carries and scored three touchdowns while leading The Out-of-Door Academy to a 55-0 victory over Saint Stephenâ€™s in the annual Headmasterâ€™s Cup Nov. 4.