The Braden River High baseball team went 2-0 in the Jody Freidman Preseason Baseball Classic this past week, at G.T. Bray Park.
On Feb. 5, the Pirates defeated Palmetto 13-3 in five innings. Pitcher Brooks Norton earned the win for Braden River. Norton also hit a three-run homerun. Justin Phillips notched three hits and drove in four runs.
On Feb. 8, Braden River knocked off rival Lakewood Ranch 11-7. Eric Schappacher earned the win for the Pirates. Dylan Lee hit a three-run homerun off former Braden River pitcher Garrett Schultz to lead the way for Braden River at the plate.
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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.