- December 23, 2009
+ Titans finish season undefeated
The Manatee East Little League Titans finished the season undefeated, capturing the Minors division championship Dec. 2.
Players included Connor Krug, Jake Krug, Nicolas Hadad, Chase Yniguez, Austin Jenkins, Rylan Buck, Christopher Short, Andrew Huxtable, Logan McGinnes, Carter Chapin and Logan Fiedler.
+ Blooms nip Buds in Rose Cup
The Rosedale Golf & Country Club 18-hole ladies held their annual Rose Cup Tournament Dec. 2.
Fifty-six ladies competed in the two-team Solheim-Like Team Event style tournament during which the Blooms survived cold temperatures to nip the Buds. Prior to the event players enjoyed parties at the homes of Darlene Hoffman and Kathi Skelton.
Following the tournament, players enjoyed an elegant dinner dance, where they received gifts for their participation.
+ Mustangs top Riverview Rams
Tim Greenamoyer hit two free throws in overtime to propel the Lakewood Ranch boys basketball team to a 75-72 victory over Sarasota Riverview Dec. 4.
Brian Cobb and Jordan Baker both finished with 25 points and Greenamoyer added 14 points to lead the way for the Mustangs (2-1). Cobb also hauled in 16 rebounds and Brett Hanewich added 10.
Lakewood returns to action at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11, versus North Port.
+ Braden River opens season 2-1
The Braden River High boys basketball team opened its season with a pair of wins over Booker and Cardinal Mooney Nov. 29 and Dec. 2 before falling to Sarasota Dec. 3.
The Pirates defeated the Tornadoes 51-43. Trevon Young finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Tre Bryant added 13 points.
Braden River captured its second win of the season with a 57-54 overtime victory over Cardinal Mooney. Young finished with 21 points and 15 rebounds to lead the way for the Pirates. Bryant finished with 13 points, followed by Javar Baity with nine points and seven rebounds, and Tom Bernhardt with eight points, six rebounds and three assists.
Braden River concluded its first week of play with a 55-53 loss to Sarasota. Young finished with 14 points and eight rebounds, and Bernhardt scored 14 points to lead the way for the Pirates. Bryant scored 10 points, and Jess Casseus added nine points and five rebounds.
+ JV Mustangs finish third at Marauder Duals
The Lakewood Ranch High JV wrestling team finished 3-1 to capture third place at the Marauder Duals Dec. 4 at Clearwater Central Catholic.
The Mustangs defeated Indian Rocks Christian (60-24), Clearwater Central Catholic (49-27) and Manatee (53-27). Lakewood’s lone loss was to Tampa Jesuit (40-30).
Freshman Jacob Soles (119 pounds) bumped up and wrestled in the 125-pound weight class in only his second tournament. Soles pinned all four of his opponents to go undefeated in the tournament. He was named the team’s Most Outstanding Wrestler and given a plaque for his accomplishments.
Alan Jackson (135), Ryan Golden (140), Sam Harper (160), Tim Castilloe (189) and Alex Rickerd (285) also went undefeated for the Mustangs.
+ Pirates top Manatee, fall to Lemon Bay, Port Charlotte
The Braden River High girls basketball team finished 1-2 this week.
On Nov. 30, the Lady Pirates defeated Manatee 47-31. On Dec. 1, Braden River lost a close game to Lemon Bay 49-45. The Lady Pirates wrapped up the week with a 48-34 loss to a talented Port Charlotte team.
Caitlyn Benedetto scored 14, 26 and 13 points, respectively, over the course of the three games to lead the way for Braden River.
+ Lady Mustangs bounce back with win
After tying Braden River 0-0 Nov. 30, the Lakewood Ranch High girls soccer team shut out Berkely Prep 6-0 Dec. 1.
Sarah Miller led the way for the Lady Mustangs with four goals while Deana Haller and Oliva Ortiz both added goals. Jo Salmon, Kaitlyn Wolfe, Chelsea Martin and Taylor Young were all credited with an assist.
Goalkeeper Alexandra Latham recorded six saves on the night.