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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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.