Boys basketball wins at the buzzer

The Venice boys basketball team won its first game of the season, 53-52, at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal with some late game dramatics on Wednesday night.

Trailing 52-50 with seconds to go, Connor Flynn drilled a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Venice (1-0) the narrow victory. The Indians were led by Vince Marino (15 points) and Flynn (13 points).

The team will next play at home on Dec. 4 against Southeast at 7:30 p.m.

Boating class offered

America’s Boating Course is being offered by the Venice Sail and Power Squadron on 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. The fee for the course is $50 per student and there is a family discount.

The class will be held at the Waymire Training Center at Wellfield Park — 1450 Lucaya Ave. Venice.

Subjects covered include docking and undocking maneuvers, required and suggested equipment, rules of the road, Florida regulations, using a trailer including backing, PWC operation and handling emergency situations. Pre-registration by Nov. 11 is required.

A boating safety ID card required by the State of Florida for anyone born after Jan 1, 1988, will be issued at the successful completion of the course. All students are requested to bring a lunch for themselves. Beverages are provided by the Squadron. Call 941-244-8331 for more information.

Open tennis courts

The Venice High tennis team will be holding open tennis sessions on the school courts near the football practice field on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. throughout the fall semester for anyone interested in playing for the Indians.

Interested students must have athletic paperwork on file with the school before attending any sessions.

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