The FC Sarasota U16 boys soccer team will face HCU, the top-ranked team in the state, in the state semifinals May 21.
The Clearwater Chargers and the Premier Sports Campus of Lakewood Ranch invite soccer players to the United States Soccer Federation Development Academy tryouts from 6-8:30 p.m., May 4, at the campus in Lakewood Ranch.
The Out-of-Door Academy baseball team defeated Shorecrest Prep 1-0 to win the Class 2A-District 11 championship April 29. Also, Lakewood Ranch finished as the Class 4A-District 10 runner-up.
I'm a journalist.
I take notes and photographs.
What I don't take are sides.
However, I'm not afraid to admit then when covering a game, I have a tendency to, internally and silently, pull for the home team.
See the Observer's by-the-numbers breakdown of the week in East County sports.
Fifteen-year-old East County resident Rhoda Tanui returned from a shoulder injury to win the Girls 18 Spring Super Series Tennis Tournament April 23-24 at Countryside Golf & Tennis Club in Clearwater.
Each week, The East County Observer will introduce one player from the Lakewood Ranch Little League Observer team.