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This week's Standout Player is Grace Casagrande
Sarasota Thursday, Sep. 26, 2013 4 years ago



+ Rams run wild
The Riverview High football team racked up 390 yards on ground en route to a 55-15 route over Lehigh Sept. 20.

Running back Karan Higdon rushed for nearly 200 hundred yards and scored a pair of touchdowns on runs of 4 and 80 yards. Quarterback Richie James accounted for four touchdowns, including runs of 14, 20 and 3 yards and a 9-yard pass to Tyler O’Keefe.

Tony Rivers added an 80-yard touchdown run, and Josh Dunn recovered a block punt in the end zone to round out the scoring for the Rams.

+ Sailors notch district win
The Sarasota High volleyball team swept North Port 25-9, 25-14, 25-16 in district action Sept. 17.

Lauren Hochstetler powered the Lady Sailors with 12 kills, two aces, one block and five digs.

Emily Harding contributed 33 assists, eight digs, one block and one kill. Desiree Leiding added 11 kills and two blocks.

+ Sarasota Christian sweeps Booker
The Sarasota Christian volleyball team defeated Booker 25-6, 25-21, 25-14 Sept. 19.

Cheyenne Miller had seven aces and two kills to power the Lady Blazers. Cole Miller added six aces and two kills. Heidi Miller finished with three aces and 10 kills.

Sarasota Christian returns to action Sept. 23 versus Southwest Florida Christian Academy.

+ ODA tops St. Stephen’s
The Out-of-Door Academy volleyball team defeated St. Stephen’s 25-12, 19-25, 25-22, 25-22 Sept. 17.
With the win, the Lady Thunder improves to 6-1 (3-1).

Natalie Buffett and Lauren Maxey combined for 27 kills to power ODA. Reanna Gregory added seven kills and three blocks while Samantha Emmons had five kills. Cameron Graham contributed 28 perfect passes, 17 digs and four aces.

+ ODA Football

The Out-of-Door Academy football team notched its first win of the season with a 42-0 victory over Citrus Park Christian Sept. 20. 
Quarterback David Grain, who returned from a sprained ankle, accounted for three touchdowns, including a 15-yard touchdown run. 

Wide receiver Jeremy Herrin caught touchdown passes of 30 and 12 yards. 

Running back Jason Fineberg scored a 30-yard touchdown, and Chris Poole added a 69-yard score. 
Joey Runge also recovered a fumble and ran it in for a touchdown. 

For a complete story from ODA contributors Carson Jungers and Jake Romine, visit


Grace Casagrande
Cardinal Mooney High

19 minutes, 12.9 seconds — The time Casagrande crossed the finish line in to set a new season best at the North Port XC Invitational Sept. 21.

2 — The number of first-place finishes Casagrande has recorded in three meets this season.

13 — The place Casagrande finished at last year’s Class 1A FHSAA Cross Country State Finals.

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