The Braden River High volleyball team wonâ€™t be playing for a district title for the first time in five years after falling to top-seeded Venice in a Class 7A-District 11 semifinal Oct. 26.
Lakewood Ranch High junior Courtney Castner shot a team-low 87 and finished third overall, propelling the Lady Mustangs to a third-place finish in the Class 2A-District 13 tournament and a spot in the Region 5 tournament Oct. 24.
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team defeated the Manatee Wildcats 32-16 to capture the FYD South division title Oct. 15. The team will begin its playoff run this Saturday.
The Lakewood Ranch High volleyball team finished a perfect 5-0 in the district during the regular season and played host to Largo in a Class 6A-District 12 semifinal Oct. 25.
Nine-year-old Matthew Hansen won a first-place trophy for forms and a bronze medal for sparring at the Taekwondo Grand Prix IV Oct. 15 at Lakewood Ranch High School.
The Lakewood Ranch High boys golf team shot a combined 2-under par to win the Class 2A-Region 5 Championship for the second year in a row.