Three local weightlifters finished in the top 3 at the District 8 meet Jan. 25, at Port Charlotte to advance to the FHSAA Finals Feb. 9.
Booker’s Alexandria Bartley was the lone local individual champion, winning the 183-pound weight class. Bartley benched 185 pounds and lifted 165 pounds in the clean and jerk, finishing 60 pounds ahead of Port Charlotte’s Shannon Gribben.
Riverview’s Elexis Ousley finished second in the 154-pound weight class (145, 155).
Ousley’s teammate Shoshanah Bailey finished third in the unlimited weight class. (200,155).
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Members and guests of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club ventured Dec. 4 to Orlando, to view holiday decorations at the Grand Floridian and to have lunch at Downtown Disney.
The Play Readers of the Asolo Repertory Theatre Guild were in fine form as they entertained at the Art Association of Palm-Aire’s opening winter luncheon with “Fractured Fairy Tales.”
Catapulting into first place
Seven Manatee County elementary schools competed in the countywide Technology Student Association catapult competition Nov. 16, at Southeast High School. Students built the catapults on-site.