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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Vitale accepts donation
Lakewood Ranch resident and ESPN Hall-of-Famer Dick Vitale on Sept. 9 received a $85,000 donation for the fight against cancer from Craig and JoEllen Mettille, of 380 Cos.
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Cardinal Mooney alumni plan reunion
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