Indians’ Faulkner garners 7A baseball Coach of the Year

VENICE – Last night at the Venice Indians baseball banquet, the voice of the Indians, Ray Sinibaldi, told of Bill Russell’s unrivaled calendar year in 1956. His senior year at u of san Francisco he won an NCAA basketball title, then that summer he won an Olympic gold medal before joining the Celtics as a rookie and winning the first title in the teams’ history. Well, Indians head coach Craig Faulkner, has had a 3–month stretch like...

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Suncoast Seminoles clubs play golf to scholarship money

LAKEWOOD RANCH – The Sarasota and Manatee Seminoles Clubs are jointly hosting their 6th annual FSU Scholarship Golf Outing. The money raised will go towards deserving Suncoast students who will attend FSU. Its taking place Saturday, June 23rd, at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club. It’s a 9 am shotgun start. That may be early for many of you, but it will be worth it as you will be surrounded by FSU royalty from the Suncoast....

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Coach Faulkner Takes in Victory Parade

Coach Craig Faulkner, and the entire Venice High School baseball team was all smiles Wednesday evening as they paraded through downtown Venice. A big time celebration for Venice Baseball and Wrestling got underway at 6pm and spilled into the evening. The Venice area is getting quite used to occasions such as this, following the same parade route as the Fall, when their Volleyball and Football programs took home state titles. Quite the...

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“Parade of Champions” held for VHS baseball team and wrestling champ

VENICE – The City of Venice and Venice High School organize a “Parade of Champions” on Wednesday, June 13, celebrating Venice’s 2018 FHSAA 7A Baseball State Champions and Class 2A Wrestling State Champ in the 138-pound weight class. The parade kicked off at 6 p.m. from Venice Elementary School and followed the same route as the first Parade of Championships for the VHS football and volleyball teams in February. The parade features...

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Rays Sign Liberatore

The Tampa Bay Rays have officially inked their first round selection, Mathew Liberatore. Liberatore was the 16th overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft. According to Jim Callis of MLB.com, the Lefty signed for $3.5million. He will join the Rookie–level Gulf Coast League Rays. The 18 year-old went 8–1 with a 0.93 ERA and 104 strikeouts as a senior at Mountain Ridge High School and was Arizona’s Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year. He was...

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Braves hosting ticket-buying party

NORTH PORT – The Atlanta Braves may not be ready to play baseball in North Port, but they are ready to party. The Braves are hosting a Season Ticket Launch Party from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the George Mullen Activity Center in North Port. The first 500 people who place deposits for season tickets will receive a free Chipper Jones replica jersey. They will have plenty of other giveaways, as well as pizza and drinks. Construction...

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