Bradenton's Cord Sandberg, a Manatee High alumnus, is chasing his football dream after announcing he was giving up pro baseball. He signed to Mississippi State out of high school in 2013. Florida, LSU, Auburn and UCF are showing interest.
Venice High reinstated John Peacock as its football coach after firing him April 25 for a series of incidents, with the latest stemming from liking a racially insensitive tweet involving Braden River High head coach Curt Bradley.
Saint Stephen's swimmers are participating in the Swim Across America event in Tampa Bay on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The event raises money for cancer research, and they are honoring headmaster Dr. Jan Pullen's fight against breast cancer.
Bradenton’s Aaron McDaniel, an Inspiration Academy senior, was diagnosed with lazy eye and a lack of depth perception in his left eye at the age of 5. Nonetheless, he will continue his career by playing college baseball.
Manatee County high school football schedules for the 2018 season for Bayshore, Braden River, Bradenton Christian, Lakewood Ranch, Manatee, Out-of-Door Academy, Palmetto, Saint Stephen’s and Southeast high schools.
Five former Bradenton basketball players advanced to the Sweet 16, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s free agency tour and Knowledge McDaniel’s latest college football offer top this week’s Hometown Heroes report.
So far 3.4 million chickens and turkeys, and 5,500 hogs are dead in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence wind and floods. The numbers are expected to increase this week. The livestock death toll doubles that of Hurricane Matthew in 2016.