Five of the East Manatee Bulldogsâ€™ six teams defeated the Fishhawk Wolfpack to open the season.
The Braden River High football team defeated Booker High 17-6 in its annual Preseason Kickoff Classic Aug. 26.
The Out-of-Door Academy Thunder kicked off its 2011 campaign with its preseason contest against Berkeley Prep Aug. 26 at Thunder Stadium. The Bucs handled the Thunder 41-6. For more, see next week's East County Observer.
The 2011 football season begins tonight with the annual Preseason Kickoff Classic.
Braden River TOPSoccer will host registration for its upcoming fall season from 5-7 p.m., Sept. 1-2 at the Braden River Soccer Club clubhouse behind Lakewood Ranch High School, 5500 Lakewood Ranch Blvd.
ODA announced a three-year partnership with Nike during a press conference Aug. 19. ODA also announced the addition of four new head coaches as well as new lacrosse programs.
The House of Pain Martial Arts Academy opened Aug. 1, while Lakewood Ranch Gymnastics will open Sept. 6.