The Charlotte boys weightlifting team walked into meets with a certain swagger that exuded confidence and maybe a splash of arrogance.
By the time they become juniors and seniors, many fans around the area come to know the top athletes — the Tre Carrolls and Lauren Ragazzones of the area.
While athletics across the country remain suspended this spring, the Florida High School Athletic Association has extended that leave of absence into the fall for some Manatee County football coaches.
Every high school athlete, coach, parent and administrator is in uncharted territory right now in nearly every aspect of life during this pandemic.
With high school sports on hold in Florida until at least April 15, the spring season will have just about a month left if teams resume their schedules as soon as students get back in school.
In a typical season, North Port track star Alvaro Amaya would be just coming out of spring break, fresh and ready to get back to the grind of late season meets and preparation for the postseason.