+ SCS stifles HEAT
The Sarasota Christian volleyball team defeated Manatee HEAT 25-17, 23-25, 25-11, 25-17 Oct. 1.
Heidi Miller powered the Lady Blazers with 10 kills, one ace and one block. Anikka Jensen added nine kills and three blocks. Cole Miller had five blocks, two aces and 17 assists. Cheyenne Miller contributed six kills, four blocks and one ace.
+ ODA swings past St. Stephen’s
The Out-of-Door Academy boys golf team defeated St. Stephen’s 166-160 Oct. 1, at the Lakewood Ranch Country Club.
Max Coutsolioustsos shot 38 to lead the way for the Thunder. Evan Murphy and Gary Deng both shot 40. Francisco Marcano and Tomas Vicek each added a 42. Jon Eichenbaum rounded out the scoring for ODA with a 50.
Jack Cen shot 37 to lead the way for the Falcons. Christopher Pollen shot 39. Louis Song shot 43. E.J. Verbeke shot 47. Jack Berry added a 52, and Logan Tallman shot 58.
+ Sailors come up short in district opener
The Sarasota High football team fell to Braden River 30-27 in its Class 7A-District 10 opener Oct. 4.
Trailing 23-7 at halftime, the Sailors mounted an unsuccessful comeback attempt in the second half.
+ ODA Volleyball
The Out-of-Door Academy improved to 9-2 with wins over Bradenton Christian, Imagine School and Bayshore this past week.
Natalie Buffett powered ODA with 50 kills, 14 digs, 15 perfect passes and three aces over the three-game span. Cameron Graham added 45 digs, 55 perfect passes, 26 assists, 30 service points and four aces.
Jenna Bloch had 23 digs, nine perfect passes, seven digs and three aces. Taylor Albano added 13 kills and six aces.
Monica Costa contributed 32 assists. Samantha Emmons had seven kills, and Savannah Jones added four kills.
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26 Welsh Society Annual Picnic
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27 Introduction to Judaism Facilitated by Rabbi Huntting
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