The Braden River High softball team defeated Sarasota 4-2 in non-district action Feb. 17.
Freshman Courtney Mirabella pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits, including a double and a triple, while striking out nine and walking two.
Ashley Allard went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI and Nicole Tira went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI to lead the way for the Lady Pirates. Brooke Ribarich went 1-for-2 with a triple and a run scored and Lauren Powell went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.
Braden River returns to action tomorrow night versus Lakewood Ranch.
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Daylight Saving Time starts 2 a.m. Sunday, so be sure to set your alarm accordingly.
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.