Out-of-Door Academy 15, Admiral Farragut 1
Braden River 5, Dixie Hollins 0
Lakewood Ranch 1, Bayshore 0
Shorecrest Prep 7, ODA 0
Braden River 2, George Steinbrenner 1
Ashley Allard hit a two-run double with two outs in the top of the seventh inning to secure the win for Braden River.
Hannah Loyer pitched a complete for the Lady Pirates, allowing one run on five hits while striking out 10.
Lakewood Ranch 4, Braden River 2
After narrowly missing the state finals a year ago, the Lakewood Ranch High boys tennis team made a statement this season, finishing second with eight points at the Class 3A state finals
Sophomore Arnav Mohanty captured the No. 3 individual singles title with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Hillsborough’s Alexander Peckham. In No. 1 doubles, Mohanty and senior Cooper Maxwell lost in the finals to Brett Clark and Alex Robles of Naples Barron Collier 2-6, 6-4, 6-2.
The Lakewood Ranch High girls team finished fifth at the Class 3A state finals. The No. 2 doubles team of Sammi Aiezza and Lindsey Rechcigl lost in the semifinals to Tallahassee Leon’s Angela Caspary and Megan Kolman 6-3, 6-0.
TRACK AND FIELD
The Lakewood Ranch High girls track team scored 57 points to finish second at the Class 3A-Region 3 meet at Charlotte High School.
The Lady Mustangs qualified in five events for the state finals. Kristen Zarrella and Olivia Ortiz finished second and third, respectively, in the 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs. Natalie Novak finished second in the 800-meter run.
Ortiz and Novak, along with Devin McDermott and Ashley Platt, finished second in the 3,200-meter relay while Zarella anchored the Lady Mustangs’ 1,600-meter relay, which also included Sarah and Kaitlyn Wolfe and Kristin Hagaman, to a third-place finish.
Braden River’s Jill Koenig finished second in the pole vault.
Seminole Osceola 6, Lakewood Ranch 2
Freshman Brett Hanewich hit a two-run home run as the visiting Mustangs finished as the Class 4A-District 10 runners-up.
Lakewood Ranch 11, Braden River 6
Senior Rachel Slowik hit two two-run home runs and a pair of doubles and finished with five RBIs to help lead the Lady Mustangs overcome a four-run deficit and advance to the regional finals for the first time in school history.
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Coats for kids
Knights of Columbus Councils are helping children in need by providing coats to children in their communities through the order’s Coats for Kids program.
Santa and his elf made a surprise stop Dec. 13, at WineStyles, in San Marco Plaza, by Harley-Davidson motorcycle, during the store’s weekly Friday night wine-tasting event.
Members and guests of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club ventured Dec. 4 to Orlando, to view holiday decorations at the Grand Floridian and to have lunch at Downtown Disney.