+ Braden River High to hold Pirate Bowl
The Braden River High football team will hold its fourth annual Pirate Bowl May 17, at Pirate Stadium.
Admission is $2 for children 18 and under and $5 for adults, and includes bounce houses, corn hole, music and other activities.
The event begins at 6 p.m., and the Pirates will take the field for an intra-squad scrimmage at 7 p.m.
+ Sports performance testing upcoming
The Out-of-Door Academy cross-country and lacrosse coach Amy Whittington will hold sports performance testing May 25, at ODA.
Whittington, who also works for IMG Academy and is a master presenter and coach for its IGNITE360 brand, will be testing football, baseball and lacrosse.
IGNITE360 is an integrated, customized, performance-training test that puts athletes through a thorough analysis of physical, mental and athletic ability. Each athlete will receive a score out of 360. A customized training plan can then be determined.
Cost is $65 per athlete, ages 10 and up. Baseball will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. followed by football (10:30 to 11:30 a.m.) and lacrosse (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.).
For information, contact Whittington at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-6845.
EMB wildcat level flag football team
The East Manatee Bulldogs wildcat level flag football team finished the regular season with a perfect 7-0 record.
The Bulldogs defeated the South Pasco Predator Navy squad 22-0 to earn a berth in the playoffs. Chase Tench hauled in a pair of touchdown receptions of 35 and 40 yards from quarterback Cody Staton to lead the way offensively. Staton also connected with Nima Gore and Eric Burgess for a pair of two-point conversions. Jake Seaman added a 3-yard touchdown run.
Staton, Michael Silver and Andrew Osborne each had an interception to lead the way defensively.
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5 —The number of runs Newton has driven in during the last two games.
4 — The number of hits Newton notched in the Lady Mustangs’ regional tournament run.
2 — The number of consecutive games in which Newton has hit a home run.
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25 Free picture framing seminar
25 Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence (DV Awareness Walk)
25 3rd Annual Sarasota Book Fair
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
25 Kids to make free Plus Plus
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
On Saturday Phillippi Shores Elementary fourth-grader Mickeyshane McGetrick invited friends and classmates to help kick off his class project to clean up Turtle Beach.
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Fans cheered on their favorite bands Saturday at Rock for a Cause.