+ Sarasota Christian nets win
The Sarasota Christian volleyball team defeated Southwest Florida Christian 17-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-18 Oct. 8.
Briana Eddy recorded 19 kills, two blocks and one ace to lead the way for the Lady Blazers. Cheyenne Miller had 10 kills, four aces and one block. Heidi Miller added 10 kills.
Sarasota Christian returns to action tonight at Port Charlotte.
+ Cougars win on the road
The Cardinal Mooney High football team rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 14-12 victory over St. Pete Catholic Oct. 11.
The Cougars took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a 4-yard run by Demardre Patterson.
Trailing 12-7 at halftime, Cardinal Mooney regained the lead when quarterback Reese Vita connected with Austin Leach for a 19-yard touchdown.
Vita completed 9-of-10 passes for 96 yards and a touchdown. Leach hauled in five catches for 69 yards. Patterson finished with 70 yards on 15 carries.
Cardinal Mooney returns to district action Oct. 18 versus rival ODA.
+ Lady Thunder sweeps Lady Tornadoes
The Out-of-Door Academy volleyball team defeated Booker High 25-15, 25-12, 25-8 on Senior Night Oct. 10.
Lauren Maxey recorded seven kills, nine digs and two aces to lead the way for the Lady Thunder.
Monica Costa had 24 assists, six aces and three kills. Reanna Gregory added six kills. Taylor Albano and Cameron Graham each had four aces.
+ Rams hold on for win
The Riverview High football team held on to defeat Southeast 28-21 in non-district action Oct. 11.
Rams quarterback Richie James and running back Karan Higdon each threw a touchdown pass and ran in for a score.
Higdon rushed for 107 yards and James added 70 yards on the ground.
Riverview returns to district action Oct. 18 at Palm Harbor.
+ Riverview High boys golf
The Riverview High boys golf team shot a combined 293 to finish second at the Class 3A-District 14 boys golf championship Oct. 14 to earn a berth in the Class 3A-Region 5 tournament Oct. 21.
Mason Fox shot a 1-under par 71 to lead the way for the Rams. Jeremy Perna shot 72, followed by Hunter Reith (74), David Spreen (76) and Nick Kaufman (79).
GAME TO WATCH
Cardinal Mooney vs. ODA (7 p.m.)
15:25.45 — The time Summerall ran to set a new school record Oct. 12.
8 — The place Summerall finished in the Elite Division of the FSU Pre-State Invitational Oct. 12.
5 — The number of top 10 finishes Summerall has posted so far this season.
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27 Thanksgiving Free Public Talk & Veggie Potluck
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29 Light Up Siesta Village and Holiday Parade
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30 Advent Procession
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The gift of music
Riverview High School received a donation of $5,000 during a break in the Kiltie Band Fall concert on Nov. 20.
Coming together for the community
All Faiths Food Bank called on volunteers to help distribute 7,000 Thanksgiving dinners Saturday.
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We’re making our list of the best holiday lights displays in Sarasota and checking it twice.