The Braden River and Lakewood Ranch High girls weightlifting teams each had several lifters advance out of the Sub-District 8 Qualifier Jan. 9 at Palmetto High.
Braden River’s Sarah Weiss was the lone champion for the Lady Pirates, winning the 169-pound weight class. Michelle Tran (101), Cayton Christman (110), Demi-Shay Watchorn (129) and Linh Lyndsey Nhuyen (154) also advanced.
Lakewood Ranch crowned four champions, including Emily Perez (101), Riley Bohan (129), Theresa Sumunovic (139) and Amanda Johnson (154).
Jenn Trotter (139) also will advance for the Lady Mustangs.
The lifters will now move on to the District 8 meet Jan. 25 in Port Charlotte.
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As ladies in the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club walked into a Monte Carlo-themed Casino Night Oct. 23, at the Polo Grill and Bar, a Sean Connery-version of James Bond, dressed in a white tuxedo, took them by the arms, and posed for a picture.
Give, get a treat
Residents of Summerfield Glades have made it a Halloween tradition to gather at the driveway of Maggie White and pass out candy.
Fall back an hour
Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 2, so turn back those clocks before bedtime Saturday night.