1 - Cardinal Mooney senior Grace Casagrande crossed the finish line in 11 minutes, 1.54 seconds to win the 3,200-meter run at the Class 1A State Track and Field Championships.
2 - Lakewood Ranch freshman Sophia Falco earned her first individual state medal, finishing fourth in the long jump at the Class 3A State Track and Field Championships.
3 - East County resident Becca Banks, who will play soccer for Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., next year, was one of 14 St. Stephen’s student-athletes who were recognized during a school-wide ceremony May 1.
4 - The Lakewood Ranch High softball team defeated Tarpon Springs East Lake 3-1 in the Class 7A-Region 3 semifinals April 29 to earn a berth in the regional finals May 5.
5 - ODA’s Tre Gregory cleared 13 feet to finish fourth at the Class 1A State Track and Field Championships.
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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.