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Bradenton Christian softball edges Saint Stephen’s in 11 innings

Deklyn Falkner’s walk-off double in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted Bradenton Christian past Saint Stephen’s 10-9 in the quarterfinals of the Class 3A-District 5 softball tournament on Tuesday at Bradenton Christian. With the victory, the third-seeded Panthers advance to face second-seeded Admiral Farragut on Thursday. The semifinal will be at Bradenton Christian at 2 p.m.

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Southeast’s Bruce no-hits Gibbs

Southeast High School freshman Faith Bruce threw the first no-hitter of her scholastic career Wednesday, shutting down St. Petersburg Gibbs, 10-0, in a softball game shortened to five innings by the 10-run rule. She faced 16 batters and struck out nine. The lone blemish was a hit batter in the second inning.

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Elizabeth Atkinson wins Palmetto's lone region

Atkinson is going to her third straight Class 3A championship in the discus throw.
David Wilson Bradenton Herald
Elizabeth Atkinson wins Palmetto's lone region 0:39

Elizabeth Atkinson wins Palmetto's lone region

Lakewood Ranch High spring football practice 0:57

Lakewood Ranch High spring football practice

Several people and animals were safe from a fire that engulfed a shed, the homeowner said 1:45

Several people and animals were safe from a fire that engulfed a shed, the homeowner said

Selah Freedom president talks about a first for Manatee County 4:06

Selah Freedom president talks about a first for Manatee County