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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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.