High School Sports

Prep roundup: Five Noles place top 20 at state lifting; Mustangs in boys soccer region final

Editor’s note: The prep roundup is compiled from emails sent by coaches or scorekeepers to sports@bradenton.com.


State meet: Southeast High junior Cameron Crowell took 10th place in the 183-pound division Saturday at the Class 1A state tournament in Panama City Beach.

Crowell was the highest finisher from Manatee County and had a 140-pound bench press and 145-pound clean-and-jerk for a 285-pound total.

Southeast had four other competitors, including Mayra Merino (110 pounds, 11th place, 115-125-240), Diana Tristan (110, 18th, 90-0-90), Maria Cruz (119, 13th, 120-125-245) and Angellina Hale (119, 16th, 115-125-240).

Other competitors included Bayshore’s Savannah Dillahay (101 pounds, 20th place, 90-95-185), Elyssa Grieco (183, 18th, 145-120-265) and Dionna Desir (199, 16th, 150-140-290).

Maryah Collins of Palmetto qualified for states in 2A but had no score in Friday’s competition.


Region semifinals: Lakewood Ranch advanced to the Class 5A-Region 2 championship game with a 1-0 victory against visiting Wiregrass Ranch (17-3-4) from Wesley Chapel on Saturday.

Travis Freeman scored unassisted, and goalie Ryan Freeman preserved the shutout as the Mustangs improved to 20-1-2.

Lakewood Ranch will travel to Winter Park for a 7 p.m. game Wednesday with a trip to the state semifinals at stake.

In Saturday’s other game involving a Manatee County team, Palmetto’s outstanding season ended with a 3-1 loss to Fort Myers.

Alan Bellittera is the print liaison for the Bradenton Herald and also helps with breaking news and high school sports coverage. Alan graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2000 and is a lifelong Florida resident.