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Saylor homer lifts Manatee

Junior Kara Saylor hit a walk-off two-run homer to left with none out in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift Manatee High School to a 4-3 season-opening victory against Venice in softball on Wednesday night.

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IMG Academy sends 25 into collegiate football ranks

Twenty-five IMG Academy players expect to play Division I football next year, but only one was in Bradenton to sign Wednesday. Jordan Anthony, a four-star outside linebacker in 247sports.com’s composite rankings, signed with Michigan at IMG Academy after spending two seasons as a running back and linebacker at IMG.

Watch the sights and sounds of 2019’s MLK Parade in Palmetto

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade hosted by the Palmetto Youth Center drew a crowd of thousands Saturday afternoon. The celebration honors the civil rights leader's legacy while educating the next generation, event organizers said.