Shelby Beisner’s 21 kills wasn’t enough to beat Laticia Nina and Port Charlotte at home on Tuesday, as the Pirates took the first matchup of this year’s rivalry with Charlotte in four sets.
Playing on a team as deep and talented as Venice High has been over the years, a player working to earn a starting spot can find himself in a challenging position.
Billed as a match between the only two remaining undefeated volleyball teams in Sarasota County, there was hardly an empty seat to spare at Riverview High School on Wednesday night.
For a team that rosters just 34 players and plays almost all of its kids both ways, it’s imperative that the Lemon Bay football team has strength up front.
Though the Venice girls volleyball team allowed Braden River to score the first point of each set on Tuesday night, that’s just about all the Pirates would get.
After a three-year break from playing each other, one of the most competitive football rivalries in southwest Florida resumes Friday night when the Charlotte Tarpons travel to play the Venice Indians at Powell-Davis Stadium.
PUNTA GORDA – The Charlotte High School boys and girls swimming teams were outnumbered by an almost 2-1 margin. But head coach Jeff Cain was confident that quality would win out over quantity.
ENGLEWOOD – The Port Charlotte High School volleyball team was two points away from defeat before it came storming back to defeat Lemon Bay on the road 3-2 (25-14, 22-25, 25-10, 21-25, 15-13) Tuesday in a non-district matchup.
The Lady Pirates cross country team began trickling back into the school parking lot around 6 a.m. Tuesday morning after a distance run. One after another they ran down the dimly-lit driveway, exhaling once they reached their resting point.
PUNTA GORDA – For the Charlotte High School swimming team, it was the younger swimmers who took center stage at their first full meet of the season Saturday.
A third place finish last weekend in the Lehigh Lightning Invitational, served as the impetus for another strong performance by the Lady Tarpons cross country team.
Coming off an opening season loss to Vero Beach, the Venice Indians football team knew they had to stop Riverview running back Ali Boyce to avoid falling to 0-2 on Friday night.
Someday, a long, long time from now, Venice High volleyball coach Brian Wheatley may look back over his stellar career and realize he can’t even remember his 600th win.
The DeSoto Bulldogs fought gallantly, playing with only an 18 man roster against Avon Park in the Bulldogs home opener. A couple of long touchdown passes eventually led to a 27-13 loss.
If anyone made the drive to St. Petersburg expecting a repeat of last year’s high scoring affair between Charlotte High (2-0) and Gibbs High (0-2), they were greatly disappointed in the outcome of this year’s battle.