+ Lady Blazers notch come-from-behind win
The Sarasota Christian School volleyball team came from behind to defeat Cardinal Mooney 25-15, 21-25, 21-25, 25-23, 15-10 Aug. 26 in the season opener for both teams.
Heidi Miller powered the Lazy Blazers with 12 kills and an ace. Brianna Eddy recorded four aces and a kill. Cheyenne Miller added six kills and an ace.
+ Sailors breeze to Kickoff Classic win
The Sarasota High football team sailed to a 37-7 victory over Dixie Hollins in its Kickoff Classic Aug. 23.
Riverview transfer Justin Austin scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the way for the Sailors.
Quarterback Caulin McNeal threw a pair of touchdowns, including a 48-yard strike to Shawn Bane Jr.
Chris McKenzie added a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown.
+ Rams run past Tigers
The Riverview High football team defeated Palmetto 13-3 in its Kickoff Classic Aug. 23.
Quarterback Richie James scored a pair of rushing touchdowns. Junior running back Karan Higdon racked up 193 yards on the ground.
Riverview opens the regular season Friday, Aug. 30, at Bayshore. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
+ Cougars roll to Classic win
The Cardinal Mooney High football team cruised to a 49-7 victory over Bradenton Christian in its Kickoff Classic Aug. 23.
Quarterback Reese Vita threw a pair of touchdowns to Austin Leach and Ethan Robertson.
Demardre Patterson rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns. Vince Sellers scored a pair of rushing touchdowns, and Jaz Mongeon added a touchdown.
Cardinal Mooney opens the regular season Friday, Aug. 30, versus LaBelle. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Running Back | Football
6 — The number of touchdowns Higdon scored in a single game during his Pop Warner playing days.
5 — The age Higdon began playing football.
193 — The number of yards Higdon racked up in the Rams’ 13-3 Kickoff Classic victory over Palmetto Aug. 23.
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Win big in two Observer contests
Starting in October, the Observer will now offer prizes for winners of the weather photo contest, sponsored by Manasota Flooring Inc.
Can you dig it?
Third- and fourth-grade students of Temple Beth Sholom had a chance to brush up on their paleontology skills last week while digging for faux dinosaur bones.