Friday, February 17, 2012
Get a preview of March Madness at IMG Academy this weekend,
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Toni Whitt
Friday, February 17, 2012
1. IMG Academies will host the third annual Beach Blast basketball tournament this weekend. The tournament, which is open to the public, features top high school basketball players. The tournament will include 32 teams from ten states. The three-day, 48-game tournament will showcase more than 50 nationally-ranked athletes, a handful of whom have already committed to top collegiate programs. The games will begin today at 9 a.m. and will continue until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5. 2. Government offices will be closed on Monday for President's Day. Trash, recycling and yard waste collections for the week will be postponed one day from Tuesday through Saturday for county residents. For city residents, household garbage normally collected…
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
The Hurricanes drop to 0-10 with a loss in the Sarasota basketball tournament.
SARASOTA -- From the opening tip, Riverview High's boys basketball team showed Manatee just whose court it would be playing on Tuesday night in the fourth and final first-round game of the 2010 Save-On Shootout. The host Rams jumped out to a 23-0 lead before Quenton Bundrage broke Manatee's scoring drought with 24.2 seconds remaining in the first half. Although his team flirted with taking a 35-point lead and invoking the running clock mercy-rule in the second half, second-year Riverview head coach B.J. Ivey was more content to empty the bench in what turned out to be a 65-44 victory. "We came out and played well, especially defensively," Ivey said. "We were able to force a lot of turnovers and things like that, but I think a lot of it …
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Noles continues their winning ways despite starting two freshmen on its varsity squad for the first time in coach's 28-year tenure at Southeast High.
In his 28 years spent roaming the Southeast High sidelines at Benjamin "Buzz" Narbut Memorial Gymnasium, John Harder has never had to walk in these shoes before. Not even the infamous orange jumpsuit could've prepared the Hall of Fame coach for this scenario in his storied program. Harder has always been blessed with a bounty of experienced talent on his varsity team. But the 2010-11 campaign has introduced a plethora of youngsters into the fold. It's a new look for the 62-year old Harder, who still spends his off time washing cars to raise money for his players and has yet to miss one of his girls' games. Harder has never had more than one freshman start or be a key contributor on any of his Noles squad, a span that has stretched over …