Carpenter, Peacock & Creneti receive top FL awards

SARASOTA – Some awards are dished out to a couple Venice Indians and another state champ on the Suncoast. Venice Head Coach John Peacock was named 7A Coach of the Year by the Florida Dairy Farmers. And his QB Bryce Carpenter took home 7A Player of the Year honors. Carpenter is now a finalist for Florida Dairy Farms “Mr. Football” award which would be quite the honor for the four year starter. And St. Stephen’s Head Coach Tod Creneti...

Read More

Help Indians purchase their championship rings

VENICE – The party keeps on rolling along as the Venice Indians will be lauded with a barbecue this coming Sunday. GitChewSum Barbeque will be catering the feast at the North Jetty Pavilion from 1–5 p.m. It’s $10 a plate and 10% of the proceeds will be put towards the state championship rings for the team. The Tribe defeated Bartram Trail Saturday for their second state title in school history and 2nd state title from a Sarasota...

Read More

FHSAA 7A State Championship preview – Venice Indians vs Bartram Trail Bears

VENICE – After knocking off 10–time state champ St. Thomas Aquinas in thrilling fashion, the Venice Indians can’t afford a letdown game. Last week is last week. And now focus is at an all–time high. “More so than any other week. We’re going to try to get on and get off. With having an extra day to prepare, we’re going to take one of those days and make it more of a mental day,” head coach John Peacock said. The Tribe will also use the...

Read More

2017 Venice Indians have one more record to break

VENICE – If we’re talking Venice school records, you have to start with this guy. “Touchdowns in a season, touchdowns in a game, touchdowns in a career. Is that all of them? I think that’s all of them,” Venice Wide-Receiver Jaivon Heiligh said. It’s actually not even close to all of them. But if we sat here and listed all the records Heiligh has, we’d be here all day. He’s beyond just the Indians record books at this point. Heiligh is...

Read More

Hubbard, Wheatley honored with postseason volleyball awards

VENICE – Some post season honors for a few Indians on the state championship volleyball team. It was a clean sweep for the Tribe at the 8A awards. Senior Kelly Hubbard took home 8A Player of the Year honors. Hubbard had 361 kills and 81 blocks this season. Head coach Brian Wheatley took home the 8A Coach of the Year award. In 24 years with Venice, Coach Wheatley has a 596–153 record. He and the Venice Girl’s Volleyball team won their...

Read More

Venice looks to avenge 2016 loss & go to Orlando

SARASOTA COUNTY – It’s cliché, but Friday night’s state semifinal game really is David vs Goliath. 10–time state champ, St. Thomas Aquinas, visits a Venice team in search of their 2nd. “We have a monster in front of us. The only way you’re going to eat an elephant is one bite at a time,” Venice head coach John Peacock said. The Tribe loaded their schedule this year for this moment. Quarterback Bryce Carpenter explains what was learned...

Read More