1 - Braden River High runner Michael Braxton crossed the finish line in 50.61 seconds to finish fourth in the 400-meter dash at the Class 3A-Region 3 meet April 16. He earned a berth in the state championships May 3.
2 - The Sarasota Crew won the overall title at the FSRA Sweep Championships April 26 and April 27, at Nathan Benderson Park.
3 - Braden River pitcher Eric Kimsey threw 75 pitches to lead the Pirates to a 4-0 victory against North Port in the Class 7A-District 10 semifinals April 23.
4 - The Braden River Rage 9U Maroon soccer team went 3-0 to win the Sarasota Cup April 26 and April 27.
5 - The Cardinal Mooney boys lacrosse team beat Bishop Verot 15-7 in the first round of the playoffs April 22.
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Instructor jazzes up routine
The East County’s Sue Encke, a jazzercise instructor, recently attended the annual Jazzercise Live event in Washington, D.C., along with more than 1,500 other customers and instructors from across the world.
Tiny Hands supports students
The Tiny Hands Foundation, with the help of more than 200 volunteers, will fill 1,500 backpacks with school supplies for children in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 2, at the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota, 3100 Fruitville Road, Sarasota.
Fund begins wreath sales
The Taylor Emmons Scholarship Fund, established in honor of former Out-of-Door Academy student Taylor Emmons, is at it again.