A late-game downpour couldn't drown out the Thunder's pursuit for greatness on the gridiron as ODA opened its season Sept. 2 against St. Petersburg Catholic. The Thunder handled the Barons 35-21.
Stoneybrook Golf Club at Heritage Harbor is one of several thousand golf courses across the country participating in the 2011 Patriot Golf Day.
The Clearwater Chargers and the Fusion Futbol Club will host the Nike Cup Labor Day Showcase Sept. 3-5, at the Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch.
The Braden River Pirates held the Booker Tornadoes to one touchdown to secure a 17-6 victory in their Kickoff Classic Aug. 26.
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.