Thursday, October 10, 2013

Southeast FFA team District 10 forestry winners

Kaylee Betts, Zach Butler, Colt Travis and Luis Solorzano.
Props to Southeast High School’s FFA chapter, winners in the 2013 District 10 Forestry Career Development Competition at Punta Gorda.
Among the categories Kaylee Betts, Zach Butler, Paula Strasser-Dykxhoorn, Luis Solorzano and Colt Travis aced were identifying trees based on leaves, tree disorders, forestry tools, the amount of wood in a plot of trees based on diameter and height and how to interpret a topographic map.
Next up for advisor Mike Buckley’s quintet are the November state finals in Perry.

• Big ups to Bella Winter, who won the G.T. Bray Junior Slam’s Girls 12 division. She never lost a set, finishing first in a field of 39 in the USTA Tennis tournament.
Mary and William are proud.
Bella trains at Elite Tennis Development in Bradenton.

• The crosstown volleyball showdown between the Braden River Pirates and Manatee Hurricanes JV and varsity takes on added meaning Oct. 14 at the Manatee gym. It will be the annual Volley for the Cure breast cancer research fundraiser.
Everything and everybody will be in pink — ball, players, referees, etc.
Games begin at 6 p.m.

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