The Braden River High volleyball team opened its 2009 season victorious, defeating Sarasota in three straight sets tonight.
The Lady Pirates missed just three serves in three games to edge past the Lady Sailors 25-12, 25-23 and 25-22. Regina Aluise had 21 setting assists; Lauren Powell had eight kills and five aces; Brittany Jaco had seven kills; and Kelly Shiels had 13 digs to lead the Lady Pirates.
Braden River will return to action tomorrow night when the team travels to Sarasota Riverview. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.
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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.
The Play Readers of the Asolo Repertory Theatre Guild were in fine form as they entertained at the Art Association of Palm-Aire’s opening winter luncheon with “Fractured Fairy Tales.”
Catapulting into first place
Seven Manatee County elementary schools competed in the countywide Technology Student Association catapult competition Nov. 16, at Southeast High School. Students built the catapults on-site.