288 — The number of strikeouts Braden River senior Courtney Mirabella has thrown so far this season.
5,000 — The number of seats that will be built in IMG Academy’s new state-of-the-art stadium, which is scheduled to open in August.
71 — The number of wins the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota volleyball team recorded under the three-year leadership of coach Carmine Garofolo, who recently announced his plans to retire from coaching.
11 — The number of hits the Lakewood Ranch High softball team pounded out in its 9-1 victory over Tampa Sickles in the Class 6A-Region 3 quarterfinals April 25.
31 — The number of track teams, including Braden River and Lakewood Ranch, who participated in the Class 3A-Region 3 meet April 25, at Charlotte High.
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Food and fun
The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and its Young Leaders Alliance have something to talk about: the organizations collected 764 pounds of nonperishable food and $1,295 cash to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee/Meals on Wheels PLUS.
River Club’s Cheryl Kaufman says she’s still pinching herself.
A little “Ho! Ho! Ho!” can go a long way this holiday season.