Lakewood Ranch High senior Blake Riley-Hawkins finished fourth in the 132-pound weight class at the Class 2A-Region 3 tournament Feb. 8-9 in Charlotte to advance to the FHSAA Finals Feb. 15-16, at the Lakeland Center.
Riley-Hawkins becomes the Mustangs first three-time state qualifier. This also marks the fifth consecutive year Lakewood has had at least one wrestler qualify for the FHSSA Finals.
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The Tabernacle Christian School middle school student Lauren Medred, an East County resident, earned top vocal honors, taking first place in vocal solo female category of the Florida League of Christian School’s Festival of the Academics and Arts Feb. 28 and March 1 at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Manatee County schools dominated a state technology competition with five of six top-three finishes earned by Manatee County schools during the 35th annual Technology Student Association State Competition late February.