+ Bees bring Senior Night to a halt
The Lakewood Ranch High versus The Out-of-Door Academy non-district baseball game April 18 was stopped in the fourth inning due to bees on an adjacent field.
The Thunder held a 10-3 advantage over the Mustangs, who were celebrating their Senior Night.
Jake Romine had a bases-loaded clearing double, and Tyler Diertrich had a bases-loaded clearing triple to power the Thunder at the plate.
+ Mustangs to hold golf scramble
The Lakewood Ranch High boys golf team will host its second annual State Champions Scramble May 19, at the Royal Lakes Course of the Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club.
The tournament, which will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., will honor the Mustangs 2012 state championship team.
The cost of the event is $400 and includes green fees and cart fees, a buffet dinner, participation in several contests and tee gifts.
Several current and former Lakewood boys and girls players will be available “for purchase” as part of the Fifth Man Auction. Bidding begins at $50.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the boys golf team.
For information and to register, contact Lakewood boys golf coach Dave Frantz at 727-6100, Ext. 2083
Palm-Aire Women’s Tennis Team
Palm-Aire Country Club captured the Women’s 8.0 Division title during the USTA Florida Adult 65 & Over League Section Championships April 12 through April 14, at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.
Palm-Aire won its No. 1 and No. 3 doubles matches to defeat Collier County in the finals.
Championship players include: Camy Jensen, Donna Nunes, Lee Richard, Cathy Stutzman, Judith Lubbers, Susie Dunn Lentile, Olga Felland, Darlene Winterrowd, Janet Hepner, Judith Hahn, Brigitte Bressler and Brenda Mertz.
Girls Tennis | The Out-of-Door Academy
4 — The number of United States Tennis Association Junior tennis matches Ross has won so far this year.
27 — Ross’ national ranking in the girls class of 2017 division according to tennisrecruiting.net.
2 — The place Ross finished in the No. 2 singles tournament at the Class 1A state tennis tournament April 15 and April 16, in Sanford.
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Vitale accepts donation
Lakewood Ranch resident and ESPN Hall-of-Famer Dick Vitale on Sept. 9 received a $85,000 donation for the fight against cancer from Craig and JoEllen Mettille, of 380 Cos.
Prizes now offered for weather contest!
Starting in October, the Observer will now offer prizes for winners of the weather photo contest, sponsored by Manasota Flooring Inc.
Cardinal Mooney alumni plan reunion
Did you go to Cardinal Mooney in 1964? Your former classmates are calling for you!