High school roundup (Aug 21-26): Mooney volleyball moves to 2-0 with victory over Palmetto (2023)

Don't see your team's score? Email a brief summary to us, including notable performers, to HTIncoming@gmail.com at night after your game.

A roundup of scores featuring Sarasota and Manatee county teams for the week of Aug. 16-25.

Players to Watch:Top returning volleyball players in Sarasota and Manatee counties for 2023



Cardinal Mooney 3, Palmetto 0

Cougars defeat Tigers 25-13, 25-16, 25-8

AT: Port Charlotte

TOP PLAYERS: (CM) Helena Hebda 12 assists, 6 digs, 8 service points, 2 aces; Riley Greene 7 kills, 2 blocks, 1 ace; Sydney Sparma 6 kills; Katie Powers 7 digs, 3 assists; Layla Larrick 9 assists, 4 service points; Ella Shuel 11 service points, 4 aces, 5 digs; Lauren Leach 4 kills

RECORD: Cardinal Mooney 2-0

NEXT: Cardinal Mooney at Bradenton Christian, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

North Port 3, Booker 0

Bobcats defeat Tornadoes 25-7, 25-16, 25-13

AT: North Port

RECORDS: North Port 2-0, Booker 2-1

NEXT: North Port at Gulf Coast HEAT, Sept. 6

Braden River 3, Lemon Bay 1

Pirates defeat Manta Rays 25-23, 25-27, 25-20, 25-20

AT: Braden River

TOP PLAYERS (BR): Mia McGuire 36 assists, 8 digs, 1 ace; Chloe Pogoda 10 kills, 3 blocks, 3 digs; Brynna Sands 14 kills, 2 aces, 26 digs, 1 block; Rylee Hinkle 9 kills, 14 digs, 1 ace

RECORDS: Braden River 2-0, Lemon Bay 1-2

NEXT: Braden River plays at Lakewood Ranch, Tuesday

Bradenton Christian 3, Lakewood Ranch 0

BradentonChristian defeats Lakewood Ranch 25-14, 25-12, 25-20

TOP PLAYERS: (BCS) Faith Allen 9 Kills, 8 digs, Lana Price 7 Kills, 2 blocks, Kirsten Benigni 16 digs, 2 aces, Lexi Joyal 22 assist 3 Aces, Ava Baugh 4 kills 4 digs

RECORDS: Bradenton Christian 1-0, Lakewood Ranch 0-1

NEXT: Bradenton Christian at Parrish Community, 7 p.m. Monday


Parrish 158, Manatee 217

AT: Heritage Harbour

TOP PLAYERS: (P): Eli Dannehl 38, Jonah Lacher 39.

RECORD: Parrish 2-2.

NEXT: Parrish vs. Sarasota at The Meadows Country Club, Tuesday.


Parrish 149, Hardee 213

AT: The Bluffs Golf Course

TOP PLAYERS: (PC) Natalie Angelo 31, Avery Banfill 35, Maya Krone 35

RECORDS: Parrish 2-0, Hardee 0-2

NEXT: Parrish plays at Manatee, Tuesday



Venice 3, Sarasota 0

VENICE − On a memorable evening, the Venice High volleyball team opened defense of a state title with a 3-0 win over visiting Sarasota High 25-15, 25-19, 25-17 Tuesday in the season opener for both teams before a packed house at the Teepee.

It was Venice coach Brian Wheatley’s 700th career coaching victory as he began his 30th season.

In 29 seasons, Wheatley has won 27 district championships, 14 regional crowns and 6 state titles.

High school roundup (Aug 21-26): Mooney volleyball moves to 2-0 with victory over Palmetto (2)

Junior Summer Kohler led Venice with 18 kills, 17 in the final two sets. Senior Hilary Hupp had seven kills and 1 ½ blocks. Seniors JaLynn Gardner and Jayda Lanham finished with four kills and two blocks each. Carli Waggoner served four aces.

Venice returns to action Thursday at Riverview High. Sarasota is off until Monday when it plays host to Lakewood Ranch High.

Sarasota takeaways

1. Freshman outside hitter Liza Collier had four kills and four aces. Senior Aubrie Roe finished with two kills and two blocks. Senior Jillian Davidson contributed three kills. For the first regular season match of the season, second-year Sailors coach Daris Rodriguez saw some good things. “I was very impressed with our performance tonight,” she said.

2. Rodriguez credited the Sailors for making adjustments during the match. “How quickly the players were able to adjust to my instruction,” she said. “From last year to this year, serve receive is the big game changer.”

3. Coming off a preseason where the Sailors lost to Riverview High and defeated Southeast High in classic matches, there was a reason Sarasota scheduled Venice on opening night. “We wanted to have a good standard for the rest of the season,” Rodriguez said. “We look forward to face them in districts.”

Venice (Wheatley) takeaways

1. Wheatley began coaching in 1994, taking over for the late Barry Rossheim. Wheatley picked up wins No. 100 in 1997, 200 in 2002, 300 in 2005, 400 in 2010, 500 in 2014, 600 in 2018. “It’s a culmination of all of our players over the years, dedicated assistants, fans, community,” Wheatley said. “It’s a community thing. That’s just a number. It’s about the journey.”

2. Two of those seasons, the milestone victory came during a state championship run (2005 and 2014). Ironically, like Tuesday’s victory, win No. 400 was the first win of the season. Wheatley has a little ways to go to set the state record for volleyball victories in a career. Louise Crocco of Cardinal Gibbons in Fort Lauderdale went 1,132-113 in her 39 years of coaching. “A lot of people write books on how to become successful,” Wheatley said. “There’s not a lot of books on how to stay successful. The way you stay successful is to have really good people around you.”

3. With his 700 victories, Wheatley is approaching another milestone. He has 198 losses. His 100th loss was the fourth in the 2009 season, coming against Leon of Tallahassee in the Premier Tournament.

− Dennis Maffezzoli

Cardinal Mooney 3, Port Charlotte 0

AT: Port Charlotte

TOP PLAYERS: (CM) Helena Hebda 19 assists, 6 digs, 9 service points, 2 kills; Riley Greene 10 kills, 3 blocks, 2 aces; Izzy Russell 4 kills, 17 digs; Katie Powers 10 digs, 3 assists; Layla Larrick 21 assists, 5 digs, 6 service points, Piper Carson 6 kills, Lauren Leach 9 kills.

RECORDS: Cardinal Mooney 1-0, Port Charlotte 0-1.

NEXT: Cardinal Mooney at Palmetto, Thursday.

North Port 3, Sarasota Christian 1

AT: Sarasota Christian

TOP PLAYERS (NP): McKenna Bonura 9 kills, Aaleeah Brennan 11 kills, Abby Backstrom 11 kills, Ava Jade Broschart 5 aces, Ansley Ryan 16 assists.

RECORDS: North Port 1-0, Sarasota Christian 0-1.

NEXT: North Port hosts Booker, Thursday.

Bradenton Christian 3, Lemon Bay 0

AT: Bradenton Christian

TOP PLAYERS: (BC) Faith Allen 11 kills, 5 digs, 2 aces; Lana Price 6 kills, 2 blocks; Kirsten Benigni 14 digs, 3 aces; Lexi Joyal 21 assists, 2 aces; Addie VanDuinen 15 assists, 5 aces.

RECORDS: Bradenton Christian 1-0, Lemon Bay 0-1.

NEXT: Bradenton Christian at Lakewood Ranch, Thursday, 7 p.m.; Lemon Bay at Braden River, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Braden River 3, Out-of-Door Academy 0

AT: Out-of-Door Academy

TOP PLAYERS (BR): Brynna Sands 8 kills, 11 digs, 1 block; Mia McGuire 17 assists, 5 digs, 2 aces; Aryanna Spainhower 14 digs, 2 aces.

RECORDS: Braden River 1-0, Out-of-Door Academy 0-1.

NEXT: Braden River hosts Lemon Bay, Thursday, 7 p.m.


Port Charlotte 121, Braden River 147

AT: Heritage Harbour Golf Course

PORT CHARLOTTE: Natalie Angelo 38, Avery Banfill 40, Taran Nguyen 41.

RECORDS: Port Charlotte 1-0, Braden River 0-1.

NEXT: Port Charlotte at Hardee, Thursday.

Venice 139, Lemon Bay 148

AT: Rotonda Long Marsh (7 holes, par 27)

VENICE: Ella Gardner 29, Hayli Snaer 33, Bailey Barnes 38, Camryn Davis 39, Maggie Jackson 39, Allison Schapley 41.

LEMON BAY: Savannah Pope 32, Rachel Gillis 34, Makaila Lindsey 40, Haley Hall 42, Lea Maday 47, Alaina Maday 47.

RECORDS: Venice 1-0, Lemon Bay 0-1.

NEXT: Venice hosts Lakewood Ranch, Thursday.

Cardinal Mooney 211, Sarasota 233

AT: Serenoa Golf Club

SARASOTA: Eden Hurley 48, Lexi Sanchez 59, Ella Kaskey 63, Selby Kirschner 63.

RECORDS: Cardinal Mooney 1-0, Sarasota 0-1.

NEXT: Sarasota hosts Venice, Tuesday; Cardinal Mooney hosts Sarasota, Sept. 12

Lakewood Ranch 167, Southeast 197

AT: Greenfield Plantation

LAKEWOOD RANCH: Emily Storm 37, Phoenix Scanlan 38, Sierra Yeomans 44, Sabrina DiRubba 47.

SOUTHEAST: Chloe Khang 44, Emily Steiner 50, Allison Steiner 51, Shannon Munger 52.

RECORDS: Lakewood Ranch 1-0, Southeast 0-1.

NEXT: Lakewood Ranch at Venice at Waterford Golf Club, Thursday

Boys Golf

Sarasota 144, Braden River 195

AT: Preserve Golf Club

SARASOTA: Jacob Menard 31, Jake Macdonald 35, Evan Scott 36, James Freeman 42.

RECORDS: Sarasota 1-0, Braden River 0-1.

NEXT: Sarasota at North Port, Thursday.


Boys Golf

Lakewood Ranch boys golf team wins John Ryan Invite

VENICE - The Lakewood Ranch boys golf team won the John Ryan Invitational on Monday at the 18-team tournament played at Capri Isles Golf.

The Mustangs posted a team score of 285, defeating second-place Gulf Coast by 11 strokes. Riverview came in third with a team score of 315.

Individually, Ranch junior Parker Severs defended his title by shooting a 5-under-par 67. Finishing second through fifth were teammates Henry Burbee (69), AJ Hovermale (72), Josh Orgen (77), and Luke Wilson (83).

Team scores

Lakewood Ranch 285, Gulf Coast 296, Riverview 315, Jesuit 319, Venice Green 324, Lemon Bay 325, Cardinal Mooney 326, Winter Haven 329, Belen Jesuit 330, Cardinal Mooney 2 334, Sarasota 336, Barron Collier 338, Out-of-Door Academy 351, Charlotte 353, Oasis 357, Venice White 362, North Port 375, Winter Haven 376.

Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Dr. Pierre Goyette

Last Updated: 10/02/2023

Views: 6030

Rating: 5 / 5 (50 voted)

Reviews: 89% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Dr. Pierre Goyette

Birthday: 1998-01-29

Address: Apt. 611 3357 Yong Plain, West Audra, IL 70053

Phone: +5819954278378

Job: Construction Director

Hobby: Embroidery, Creative writing, Shopping, Driving, Stand-up comedy, Coffee roasting, Scrapbooking

Introduction: My name is Dr. Pierre Goyette, I am a enchanting, powerful, jolly, rich, graceful, colorful, zany person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.