The East County Observer and Bogey’s Restaurant and Sports Pub have teamed up to showcase the East County’s top athletes. Each recipient’s article will be featured on the restaurant’s wall.
Lakewood Ranch High School finally was able to notch a win against East County rival Braden River Sept. 3, thanks in no small part to running back Taryn Laws’ consistent and powerful legs. Laws kept the Mustang offense churning during much of the second half — when Lakewood needed to keep the clock moving and the Pirate offense on the sidelines. Here’s an inside look at this week’s Athlete of the Week.
Who is your favorite running back of all time?
Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars
What’s your favorite college football team?
University of Miami — the Hurricanes
What’s your favorite NFL team?
How long have you played football?
13 years, since I was 5 years old.
What’s the most memorable football game you’ve ever played?
The Palmetto game last year. A win there put us into the playoffs.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not playing football?
Wrestling and shopping
What’s your favorite food?
What’s your favorite travel spot?
If you could have a superpower, which one would it be?
What’s your favorite TV show?
“The Game” on BET
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The Tabernacle Christian School middle school student Lauren Medred, an East County resident, earned top vocal honors, taking first place in vocal solo female category of the Florida League of Christian School’s Festival of the Academics and Arts Feb. 28 and March 1 at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Manatee County schools dominated a state technology competition with five of six top-three finishes earned by Manatee County schools during the 35th annual Technology Student Association State Competition late February.