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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Gullett student wins speech contest
Gullett Elementary School student Hailey Wahlers took home top honors May 11, after placing first in the Tropicana District Speech Contest.
Girl Scouts give cookies a new cause
Local Daisy Scouts from Troop 180 are helping Feeding Empty Little Tummies feed homeless school children in the area.
Dancing group to host fundraiser
Members of KC and the Sunshine Dancers, a group of Manatee County dancers ages 8 to 20, will show off their dancing skills in jazz, hip-hop and contemporary dance from 7 to 9 p.m. May 28, as the group holds a show titled "Breaking Ground."