Impact Elite, a sixth grade travel basketball team, ran roughshod on the competition in this past weekend’s USSSA State Championship in Fort Lauderdale. The club featuring five East Manatee County players, reeled off six straight victories en route to the championship.
The team now heads to the USSSA National Tournament in Cocoa Beach July 1-4.
Impact Elite won both pool play games, before the bracket portion commenced. Once there, the squad breezed through to the semifinals, where they edged the Vero Beach Hurricanes 61-56 and the Boynton Heat 44-40 on Sunday for the title.
Summer Beach Run
The first race in the Manasota Track Club’s Summer Beach Run Series begins with tonight’s 3.77 mile Wall Run on Siesta Key.
Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with the kids fun run starting an hour later. The adult beach run is slated for 7:30 p.m.
There are three beach run series events, each conducted in subsequent Tuesday’s throughout June.
For more information on the Wall Run, contact Jen Robertson at 915-0826 or via email at email@example.com.
For more information on the series, contact race coordinator Laura Graham at 539-0291 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flag football tourney
Former Southeast High and Florida State University superstar Peter Warrick, who electrified fans with his returning ability that led to an NFL career, is celebrating his upcoming birthday with an inaugural flag football tournament.
Saturday’s event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. at the Manatee PAL Complex. The cost is $300 per team with a first-place prize of $600. Email email@example.com, Warrick’s representation, for more information.
Jason Dill, sports writer, can be reached at 745-7017.