Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wrestling coaches honor departed Hurricane

Mike Kelly
The late, great Mike Kelly, who poured his heart and soul into Manatee Hurricane football and wrestling for 20 years, will be inducted Saturday into the Florida chapter of the National Association of Wrestling Coaches and honored with a “Lifetime Service to Wrestling” award at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort.
Kelly passed in June 2006. He was 56.
If you’d like join widow Belinda Kelly, son John and the folks going to Orlando for the ceremony, call MHS wrestling coach Andy Gugliemini at 720-0309.

Ashley Bower
Big ups to Ashley Bower, a Lakewood Ranch alum and 2009 USF secondary education grad who is bound for Columbia University where she’ll work toward a masters as a reading specialist.
Proud parents Debra and Vince will miss her.

Katie Hillman’s Southeast High Nolettes strutted their stuff at Univeral Dance Association camp at USF.
Led by UDA All-Americans Michelle Donato and Haley Parker, both co-captains, and Meg Rivera and Margaret Sanchez-Joynt, Nolettes Taylor Chesley, Cat Cropsey, Kenyetta McDonald, Neha Pathak and Nuri Salahuddin won superior trophies for home routine and routine evaluations, finished third overall and qualified for UDA nationals in February.

Bradenton’s Chris Perez, an American League All-Star reliever is on the cover of  this week’s USA Today Sports Weekly, featuring the Cleveland Indians young bullpen. Perez converted 22 of his first 24 save opportunities this season and saved 32 of his last 34 going back to last season.

Read more Friday in Vin's People on

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