Lakewood Ranch High senior Danielle Valley qualified for the final in the 800-meter freestyle of the U.S. Olympic Trials July 1. She finished eighth.
After helping lead the Lakewood Ranch High baseball team to the Class 6A state semifinals, center fielder Zack Larson saw his childhood dream fulfilled when he was selected by the Minnesota Twins with the 610th overall pick of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft June 6.
The Lakewood Ranch High girls 3200-meter relay team of Kristin Zarrella, Devin McDermott, Olivia Ortiz and Natalie Novak and crossed the finish line in 9:14.15 to win the Class 3A Track & Field Championships May 4.
Lakewood Ranch High tennis star twin brothers Arnav and
Arsav Mohanty captured the team doubles title at the Class 3A state tournament. The brothers have signed with Mercer University
The Out-of-Door Academy senior quarterback Evan Wilson surpassed the 5,000-yard passing mark for his career, while leading the Thunder to a 27-14 non-district victory over the Imagine School of North Port Oct. 12.