+ Lady Cougars notch shutout
The Cardinal Mooney High girls soccer team blanked DeSoto 8-0 in district action Dec. 12.
Rose Amato scored three goals to lead the way for the Lady Cougars, who improved to 11-3 on the season.
Anna Brusco added a pair of goals and four assists. Gabby Ojeda scored a goal and notched an assist. Hannah MacDevitt and Jasmine Rosales each scored a goal. Skylar Jungers was credited with an assist.
Goalkeepers Lexi Bardour and Brooke Peterson combined for the shutout.
+ SMA cruises to win against Booker High
Sophomore McKenna Jackson scored three goals to lead Sarasota Military Academy to an 8-0 victory over Booker Dec. 12.
Alyson Gable added a pair of goals. Blair Thompson, Katie Downer and Lauren Gable each scored a goal.
Goalkeepers Emalie Walker and Ellie Waskom each finished with two saves in the shutout.
+ Lady Sailors suffer their first district loss
The Sarasota High girls basketball team lost its first district game of the season. The Lady Sailors fell to Lakewood Ranch 46-41 Dec. 12.
Junior guard Zharia Grable finished with a team-high 26 points — 15 points above her season average.
Freshmen Madison Pack and Ja’da Bennett combined for Sarasota’s remaining 15 points. Camille Giardina recorded four assists.
+ Havener powers Rams to victory
Senior Nick Havener scored 19 points and hauled in 10 rebounds to lead the Riverview High boys basketball team to a 69-57 victory over Fort Myers Dec. 12.
A.J. Caldwell added 13 points and seven assists for the Rams.
+ Booker running back chosen for All-Star game
Booker High senior running back Marlon Mack was named to the South squad, which played the North squad in the 59th annual North South All-Star Football Classic Dec. 18 in Sebring.
The event is one of the oldest high school all-star games in the country; it began in 1949.
After a five-year hiatus, the game resumed in 2005.
+ Sarasota Military Academy Wrestling
The Sarasota Military Academy wrestling team finished fourth out of the 10-team field at the Big Lake Tournament Dec. 14 in Okeechobee.
Junior Connor Steinfeld finished first in the 152-pound weight class to lead the way for the Eagles. Junior Billy Sadlo (138), sophomore Anthony Salerno (113) and sophomore Dalton Burton (170) all posted second-place finishes. Freshman Matt Stern (120) and junior Parker Vastag (126) both finished fourth.
The top-four finishers in each weight class received medals.
GAME TO WATCH
Cardinal Mooney vs. Southeast (6:30 p.m. at Riverview High)
21 - The number of points Morrow scored in Sarasota Christian’s 72-63 victory over Cardinal Mooney Dec. 14.
19 - The number of points Morrow is from reaching 1,000 points for his career.
4 - The number of victories Morrow has helped lead the Blazers to so far this season.
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Sound of hope
The holiday season hasn’t officially started until our favorite bell ringers return to their posts.
Shoppers and residents were treated to some holiday harmonies by the Senior Friendship Centers’ group, the Second Wind Harmonica Players, in Downtown Sarasota.
Stepping up to the plate
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County teamed up to bring the anti-bullying event Rachel’s Challenge to Sarasota Dec. 3.