KRC hands out titles, Beach Bums takes title at center court

The men’s senior handicap match-play golf tournament was played over the course of four weeks at the Key Royale Club with the final match April 4. Eighteen players were whittled down to Jim Auch and Jere Rice going mano a mano. Auch prevailed, defeating Rice three and one to earn the crown of Key Royale Club’s senior champ. Another special tourney, the annual Key Royale Club men’s President Cup, took place with 44 players March 28....

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USA domination continues on Day 2 of Concession Cup

BRADENTON – Team USA continued to roll along in the 2018 Concession Cup golf tournament in Bradenton. Friday, playing a foursomes format, the U.S. won 6 of the 7 matches. The 3 & 1 lead Matt Parziale and Scott Harvey held over Bobby Leopold and David Corben had been cut down to 2 &1 on the 15th hole. The European duo was unable hole out from the fringe on 17 giving the pair from the USA a 3 & 1 win. In fact, once again...

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Braden River reprimanded for illegal football practices

BRADENTON – Braden River High School’s football program was sanctioned Friday for conducting illegal practices prior to the start of spring football. Spring practice begins Monday. The school will forfeit spring football this season, which includes the May 18 game at Immokalee High. Attendance at an FHSAA compliance seminar is required. Also, the school must find a suitable replacement opponent for Immokalee High or make financial...

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Clezar battles for epic win over King at Sarasota Open

SARASOTA – Day 4 of the Sarasota Open tennis today saw Evan King of the U.S. take on Guilherme Clezar of Brazil, and we pick it up as King was trying to stave off a service break that would have given Clezar the first set. They had several epic rallies, like this one shown, as they went back and forth, ad-in then ad-out. King won this point, but Clezar won the set, and the match 7–6, 3–6, 6–2 The post Clezar battles for epic win over...

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USA dominates Day 1 at Concession Cup

BRADENTON – The 3rd annual Concession Cup teed off today at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton. It’s a match play tournament pitting USA amateur golfers against those of Ireland and Great Britain. Today was a four–ball format, meaning they all play their own shots. The turtle said I want the front row, baby! The USA duo of Matt Parziale and Matt Harvey were trailing Jack Gaunt and Simon Richardson after 3 holes, but on the 4th...

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Sarasota’s Kelly is part of Reds’ new coaching staff

CINCINNATI – With so many things going on here on the Suncoast in the sports world, it was difficult to choose the lead story. Pat Kelly gets the nod because I love when good things happen to good people. Kelly has been called up to the big leagues, again. The Cincinnati Reds fired their staff, and hired new manager Jim Riggleman, who brings Kelly in as his bench coach, Danny Darwin as his pitching coach. Kelly had been managing the...

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