Seventeen-year-old Alex Runde was selected to play with the Philadelphia Phantoms, an adult club lacrosse team, during the Allan Cup Indoor Lacrosse Festival Aug. 20, in Hatfield, Pa.
Thirteen-year-olds Liam Bramley and Christian Womeldorph competed in the Liverpool-Knowsley International Soccer Tournament July 23 through Aug. 2 in England.
The Manasota Lacrosse League will open its 5th annual Fall Ball fall lacrosse league Sept. 18 at the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch.
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.