+ LWR set to tee off for Fall Golf Classic
The Lakewood Ranch High athletic department will hold its 2013 Fall Golf Classic Oct. 5, at the Legacy Golf Club in Lakewood Ranch.
The four-person scramble fundraising event will begin with registration and breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $100 per person and includes golf, food and beverages. Sponsorship opportunities also are available.
Team awards will be given for both gross and net divisions. Individual awards also will be handed out, including closest to the pin, hole-in-one and longest drive.
All proceeds from the event will benefit Lakewood Ranch’s athletic teams.
Following the tournament, players will enjoy an awards luncheon, which will feature a silent auction.
For information, contact Jackie Rak at 658-9336 or email@example.com.
+ Lady Cougars tame the Lady Thunder
The Cardinal Mooney volleyball team defeated rival The Out-of-Door Academy 25-12, 19-25, 22-25, 25-21, 15-10 in district action Sept. 24.
Kerri McMahon led the Lady Cougars with 12 kills and 13 digs. Alexis James added four blocks and three kills. Kelli Firek contributed five kills and six blocks. Madison McMally added 14 kills.
Natalie Buffet had 13 kills and nine digs to power the Lady Thunder. Cameron Graham had 39 perfect passes, 11 digs and three aces. Reanna Gregory contributed four kills and three blocks. With the loss, ODA falls to 6-2 (3-2).
+ LR Mustangs swing past Sarasota Sailors
The Lakewood Ranch High boys golf team defeated Sarasota 164-173 in a dual match Sept. 25, at Greenfield Plantation.
Louie DelFabro shot 40 to win medalist honors for the first time. Chris Proffitt and Ben Parisi each shot 41. Daniel Miller added a 42.
+ Manatee hockey wins season opener
The Manatee Admirals high school hockey team opened its season with a 12-0 victory over Bloomingdale Sept. 27.
Nick Walters recorded a hat trick and goalie Matthew Richard recorded the shutout to lead the way for the Admirals.
Brett Wessel added two goals and an assist. Dylan Longo contributed three points.
The Admirals return to action Oct. 4 versus Sarasota County.
+ LWR football
After scoring three touchdowns in the first half, the Lakewood Ranch High football team held on to beat Charlotte 26-23 in non-district action Sept. 27.
Justin Fischer and Wyatt McLeod both scored 3-yard touchdown runs, and Chad Rex rushed for a 13-yard score to give the Mustangs a 20-0 halftime lead.
Rex connected with Trevor Losada with 5 minutes, 28 seconds left in the fourth quarter for the game-winning touchdown.
With the win, Lakewood improves to 3-2. The Mustangs return to district action Oct. 4 versus North Port in their homecoming game.
GAME TO WATCH
Lakewood Ranch vs. North Port (7:30 p.m., homecoming)
Lakewood Ranch High
19:33.10 The time Ortiz crossed the finish line in at the flrunners.com Invitational 14 Sept. 28 to set a new personal record.
4 The number of Top 25 finishes Ortiz has posted so far this season.
11 The place Ortiz finished in the Class 3A-District 11 meet last season.
JUST THE STATS
3 — The number of rushing touchdowns the Lakewood Ranch High football team scored in its 26-23 victory over Charlotte Sept. 27.
1 — The number of losses the Cardinal Mooney High football team has so far this season after falling to Tampa Catholic 43-0 Sept. 27.
14 — The number of digs Madison Jaco and Cassidy Barich combined for in the Braden River volleyball team’s 2-1 loss to Manatee in the finals of the Manatee County Championships Sept. 28.
12 — The number of events the Sarasota Scullers won at the 2013 Sarasota 5000 Regatta Sept. 28.
58 — The number of wins the Lakewood Ranch High boys golf team has posted this season after beating Sarasota in a dual match Sept. 25.
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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.