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'Legends' rock in Venice | Features  yoursun.com

By KIM COOL. Our Town Editor. They are rockin' and rollin' at the Venice Performing Arts Center (VPAC) at Venice High School. The Venice Institute of ...



Readers weigh in on Venice High School’s Indian mascot  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sam Herron III, Venice High School Class of 1973, was succinct and to the point. “Leave the Venice High School Mascot as it is and has been,” he wrote in an ...



Venice High School students arrive at graduation  yoursun.com

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Thomas Shrader, Rising 2020 Offensive Tackle, Announces Commitment  The Spun

Offensive tackle Thomas Shrader has garnered a lot of attention from across the country, particularly from his native Florida.



Sarasota County looks to expand Venice High  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The district is looking to expand Venice High School as the school's enrollment numbers begin to reach its cap. They will host a series of meetings for the public ...



New high school or new wing at Venice High?  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Sarasota County School District must make a decision in the next five years: Expand the Venice High campus with a new wing or speed up the process of ...



Overcrowding at Venice High School Prompts Sarasota County School District to Discuss Options  WWSB

Venice High School is now overcrowded. It was only intended to have 2100 students, and currently has about 2400.



Sarasota School Board slates new high school for Venices future  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Venice High School's overcrowding problems should be solved by a high school complex, rather than a 400-student wing added to the current facility, the ...



Anderson: Venice Highs Indian mascot should be re-examined  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Five years ago, a local Native American of Lakota heritage named Sal Serbin brought the issue to the attention of the school board, saying the "cartoonish" ...



BASEBALL: Venice edges Doral Academy 3-2 to win Class 7A state championship  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

FORT MYERS. While some of the names and faces have changed, the lopsided loss suffered by the Doral Academy baseball team to Venice in last year's state ...



Venice High School student battling cancer granted wish to E! People’s Choice Awards  WWSB

VENICE, FL (WWSB) - A Venice High School student who has been battling cancer was granted a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation at school on Friday, ...



Rotary helps Venice High School seniors earn scholarships  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

This year, the Rotary Futures College Resource Center, a community-based nonprofit resource center that provides free post-secondary planning services to ...



Venice High School's football team deliver Thanksgiving meals  WTSP.com

VENICE, Fla. -- Venice High School's football team knows how to score big -- after all, they're state champions. But these players are champions in their ...



January Chalkboard Champion for Sarasota County: Mr. Case from Venice High  WWSB

The Venice High School teacher making a difficult subject easy to understand, by connecting what he teaches in the classroom to real life so his students quickly ...



Sports Briefs | Sports  yoursun.com

Venice girls basketball meeting New Venice High girls basketball coach Jeremy Martin, profiled on page 15, is holing his first official team meeting for the Lady ...



Venice football is back: A look ahead to 2019  yoursun.com

As the spring football season opened for Florida high schools on Monday, so too came the renewed sense of hope and expectations for another year at Venice ...



Sarasota County Begins Plans to Build New High School in West Villages  WWSB

However, the state says Sarasota County will have to wait to break ground until it has 1200 students to put in the new school.



48-bell carillon will ring at Venice Performing Arts Center  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Venice will get a bit more musical this weekend with the dedication of a 48-bell, five-ton carillon to be placed on the doorstep of the Venice Performing Arts ...



Venice softball hangs tight with No. 1 team in the country  yoursun.com

The Venice softball team hosted the No. 1 team in the country on Wednesday night, and the Lady Indians proved they can hang with the best.



VHS sports champs get a parade  yoursun.com

The city of Venice has organized a Parade of Champions, to be held Tuesday, June 4, to celebrate Venice High School's 2018 Boys Swim Team Class 3A State ...



PREP SWIMMING: Venice boys win first state title  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

STUART. Venice High School already has state title hardware in football, baseball and volleyball. Now, for the first time since 1920, when state championships ...



Sarasota Schools Get A Grade From State of Florida  Sarasota, FL Patch

Sarasota Schools Get A Grade From Florida - Sarasota, FL - The Sarasota County School District was one of 24 school districts across Florida that received an A ...



Venice baseball rallies past Osceola to make Final Four  yoursun.com

The Venice baseball team hadn't given up a run all throughout the playoffs until Wednesday night's regional final against Osceola.



BASEBALL: Sarasota Cat 5 summer baseball team has a Venice High flavor  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Indian players reunite to play in Florida Gulf Coast League, a collegiate summer league with teams in Sarasota and Bradenton.



The 180 House offers Venice youths a place they can belong  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Born of Suncoast Youth for Christ's goal to provide a youth beach ministry, the gathering place has become a model for future outreach. VENICE — Years ago ...



Venice girls basketball coach steps down | Area Preps  yoursun.com

Venice High School is in need of a new girls basketball coach after the school accepted the resignation of former girls basketball coach Joel Holloway.



With the NFL Playoffs Looming, a Former Venice High Football Star Hopes for More Super Bowl Magic  Sarasota

Last year's Super Bowl turned Trey Burton into a star. Now he's preparing for another playoff run, with a different team.



School district police department to expand  yoursun.com

This upcoming school year every public school in Sarasota County School District will have a school resource officer from the district's police force.



Chalkboard Champion: Coach Brenda Clark  WWSB

She may not be a traditional teacher, but Brenda Clark has taught some Venice High School students more than they've ever learned in a classroom.



Kerkering shuts down Sailors in playoff dress rehearsal  yoursun.com

Less than a week remains until the playoffs begin for the Venice baseball team, and Orion Kerkering couldn't be heating up at a better time.



VIDEO: Handshake-gate! Coach of Venice (Fla.) has handshake rejected by STA's Roger Harriott  USA TODAY High School Sports

After a 38-18 win against Venice, St. Thomas Aquinas football coach Roger Harriott refused to shake his counterpart, John Peacock's hand.



Testing reveals traces of lead at three Sarasota schools  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

McIntosh Middle School, Venice Middle School and Englewood Elementary School all had lead in the drinking water that went beyond the EPA's recommended ...



Photos: Venice High School: FHSAA 7A Baseball State Champions Parade  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Venice's “Parade of Champions” The 2018 FHSAA 7A Baseball State Champions and Class 2A Wrestling State Champ in the 138-pound weight class.



Student Leadership Academy has eye on expansion  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Student Leadership Academy, a sixth- through eighth-grade charter school in Venice, is hoping to expand its offerings. The school is requesting permission ...



Students walk out in protest at Venice High  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

More than 30 Venice High School students left their classrooms and set up in the school's courtyard Wednesday afternoon as a walk-out protest in a move of ...



Taylor Ranch Elementary could become hurricane evacuation center  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

School is one of several options being considered as shelter in south Sarasota County.



Sarasota County School Police Department set to expand for 2019-20 school year  WWSB

In a School Board workshop earlier today, Sarasota County Schools Police Tim Enos detailed plans to expand the School Resource Officer Program in ...



YMCA sports camps offered this summer | Sports  yoursun.com

Rookie's half-day sports camp. Various sports including basketball, tee-ball, flag football, soccer, racquetball, whisper ball, tag games and daily recreational ...



Sarasota School District honors volunteers  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Volunteers, businesses and community partners that donate their time helping students in the Sarasota County School District were recognized for their efforts ...



Hate-based graffiti found at Venice High School  WFLA

A high school in Venice was hit by vandals overnight, according to officials.



Venice HS football players learn to tackle rugby-style to avoid serious injuries  WTSP.com

VENICE, Fla. -- The death of a high school football player in Georgia from a head concussion has some wondering how safe players are on the field. Venice ...



Sarasota teacher shines at Florida Teacher of the Year ceremony  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Shane Swezey, Sarasota County's 2019 Teacher of the Year, was one of five finalists for the Florida Teacher of the Year honor, awarded Thursday evening at an ...



He won a state title. Then he was fired for a scandal involving Braden River High. Now he's back  Bradenton Herald

John Peacock is back as Venice High's head football coach. He was reinstated as the Indians' head coach on Wednesday, though he'll have to undergo ...



Five Indians athletes named to Sun's All-Area Track & Field teams  yoursun.com

The Venice track and field team had a season to remember fondly, sending 14 athletes to the FHSAA State Championships, and breaking some school records ...



Venice High fires Peacock as football coach - Sports  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

John Peacock knew repercussions might follow his liking of an inflammatory tweet posted by one of his former players. On Wednesday, he learned what those ...



Sertoma honors students and educator of the month  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Sertoma Club of Venice honored two Venice High School seniors and a teacher at its Feb. 28 meeting. Students of the Month of February are Madeline Jaques ...



Kimal's 2019 Classic Car Show benefiting children with cancer  yoursun.com

Every little bit adds up” is the motto proving itself for Kimal Lumber to hand over earlier this year a record $61553 donations to two charities, Johns Hopkins All ...



Lead found in Sarasota schools: Should you be worried?  WWSB

SARASOTA (WWSB) - Newly released test results show levels of lead above federal recommendations at McIntosh and Venice middle schools, and Englewood ...



Arts funding gets a boost in Florida budget  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Legislature allocates about eight times as much as last year for arts and culture programs — still less than requested.



Higher concentrations of lead found in three Sarasota Co. schools  WWSB

Although there is no mandate that requires schools to test for lead, Sarasota County schools will be conduction voluntary water testing in the area.



Former Venice High School football star shines in Super Bowl  WFLA

In the biggest game, on the biggest stage of all of football, Trey Burton became a part of history.



Women's Sertoma Club of Venice presents scholarships | Features  yoursun.com

Members of the Women's Sertoma Club of Venice believe happiness is doing good for others. Their recent scholarship dinner presented awards to 21 high ...



4A-11 GIRLS SOCCER: Gaonas goal gives Indians district title  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Venice edges Braden River 1-0 to claim first championship since 2015.



Venice High football player arrested on cocaine charges  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — Jeremy J. Trebbles Jr., 18, a Venice High School football player who was on the team that won the state championship last month, has been ...



Sarasota/Manatee high school athletes honored  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Olympian Gabby Douglas tells athletes 'Be yourself' at Herald-Tribune's Best of HT Preps Awards. SARASOTA --Be yourself was the theme at the Fourth Annual ...



These bells will soon be ringing  yoursun.com

If you find carillon music “ap-pealing,” you're in luck this weekend.



Sarasota County schools strive toward success  YourObserver.com

Education Foundation of Sarasota County presented the Strive Awards on April 23.



Sarasota County Sheriff won't run again  yoursun.com

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight announced Thursday will not seek another term as sheriff. His present term officially ends January 2021.



Scott Dubrule gears up for summer baseball | Sports  yoursun.com

Although Scott Dubrule's college season has ended, he isn't done playing baseball.



Photos: Water Polo: Venice Indians vs. Gainesville Gators  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[1/41] Herald-Tribune photo/Carla Varisco. Venice's #11 Juliana Hernandez keeps ball away from Gainesville's #6 Griffin Golde during Saturday's game.



Youth sailors to compete Saturday in sixth annual Venetian Cup Regatta  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Annual fundraising event for Venice Youth Boating Association features races in Roberts Bay, Gulf of Mexico. VENICE — More than 80 young sailors between ...



Venice HS football coach reinstated after liking offensive tweet  WTSP.com

VENICE, Fla. – Venice High School decided Wednesday to reinstate John Peacock as head football coach. Peacock will undergo sensitivity and social media ...



Editorial: Knight elevated Sheriff's Office to 'model' status  yoursun.com

OUR POSITION: After 10 years, Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight announces he won't stand for re-election in 2020.



PREP FOOTBALL: Indians reload for another state title run  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Defending 7A state champs have some new faces but the same goal: score points in bunches.



Venice library benefactor William Jervey reflects on philanthropy  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

He first tried to save the old building, then realized how much residents could benefit from a new one. VENICE — Dr. William Jervey beamed with pride during a ...



Venice wins state championship  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

ORLANDO. The thought crossed the minds of the Venice High football team long before the start of the first official practice this season. “It was our first week of ...



Teenagers accused in Venice High vandalism  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

VENICE — Venice police, working with Venice High School officials, identified three male students suspected as the people who wrote hate-based graffiti on the ...



NFLs Trey Burton, Venice High grad, heading to Chicago Bears  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Venice High graduate Trey Burton got the payday he was seeking. The former Philadelphia Eagles tight end, who threw a 1-yard touchdown in the team's victory ...



Furniture Warehouse co-founder, Mark Richmond dies | Features  yoursun.com

Co-Founder and President of Furniture Warehouse Mark Richmond died May 29, 2019.



Photos: STRIVE Awards Luncheon - Education Foundation  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Hundreds of students, parents and teachers attended the STRIVE Awards Luncheon at Micheal's On East on Tuesday. The STRIVE Awards Program recognizes ...



Venice baseball loses first home game to Calvary Christian  yoursun.com

The Venice baseball team entered Friday night's game against Calvary Christian on a nine-game winning streak and undefeated at home, but that all came to an ...



All Around Tours and Charters expanding | Business  yoursun.com

A business which started in Nokomis in 1995 with an antique bus doing tours to local events has grown into the largest charter and touring bus company in this ...



Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight will not run again  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

His departure marks a big shift in a community where he worked to control the opioid crisis, reduce the jail population and modernize his department.



Amid celebration, new library opens in Venice  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

VENICE — After after a ribbon-cutting ceremony punctuated by confetti cannons and under clearing skies, the people of Venice got their library back Saturday.



Pine View named best high school in Florida by U.S. News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Pine View School again topped the U.S News Best High School Rankings for Florida, although it fell nationally from 13 in 2017 to 19 in 2018.In this year's ...



Venice baseball grabs early lead as Kerkering shuts out Riverdale  yoursun.com

The Venice baseball team knew that if it could knock out Riverdale starting pitcher Carson Palmquist early enough in the game, then the Indians would be in a ...



For Venice High School, a reunion for everyone  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Venice High School alumni both near and far will converge on the city starting Thursday, for the fifth Venice All-Class Reunion. When more than 5,000 people ...



Major changes in store for Sarasota County school buildings  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The Sarasota County School Board solidified the district's choice to prioritize hardening schools after the Parkland shooting when it approved the schools' ...



Despite progress, Sarasota schools achievement gap remains an issue  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

After three years of focused initiatives, Sarasota County's minority students are still far under-performing the district's white students based on state test scores.



Sun All-Area Baseball Team | Area Preps  yoursun.com

Orion Kerkering, Venice senior — The ace of the area this season, Orion Kerkering wielded an arsenal containing a low-90's fastball and a sweeping slider that ...



Venice faithful show support as Indians overtake Gulf Coast  yoursun.com

The Venice baseball team was on the road for Saturday night's regional semifinals against Gulf Coast, but it couldn't have felt like more of a home game for the ...



Venice Challenger Baseball to break ground on new field Thursday  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

VENICE — Venice Challenger Baseball will host a long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for its Field of Dreams, at 9 a.m. Thursday, at 920 Gulf Coast ...



Venice’s Challenger baseball field begins to take shape  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

VENICE — J.C. Chase waited on his pitch Saturday afternoon at Chuck Reiter Field, lined the ball just to the left of second base and ran to first along with his ...



Florida high school caught hacking into opponents' Hudl videos  USA TODAY High School Sports

A Hudl spokesman did not answer what controls the video hosting *service* has in place to prevent misuse of its accounts.



Lyons: Principal escaped DUI charge, but what to tell students?  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

The DUI charge Jack Turgeon faced after his drunken vehicle crash nearly killed him last year was quietly dropped in late April.I get why, and it wasn't because ...



Did someone say there's chicken at the YMCA?  yoursun.com

ENGLEWOOD — As people entered the Englewood YMCA lobby Wednesday, they may have seen something surprising.



Water polo group lobbies for practice space  YourObserver.com

Does the city have room to accommodate water polo players at Arlington Park?



Police: Officer shoots Venice football player who drove at him  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — Two Sarasota Police Department officers and two men were injured early Tuesday after one of the officers fired his handgun at a vehicle that ...



Sarasota school security: How did we get here?  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

What's the district's current plan for school security? Next year, the Sarasota County School District will have two separate types of school security: traditional ...



Venice High launches new academic program - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Mary Jane Pearson and Moriah Haley said they have learned a lot after a year of taking rigorous courses at Venice High School's Pre-International ...



Sarasota school district maintains A grade  YourObserver.com

Sarasota County Schools is an A-rated district for the 15th year in a row, the district announced Wednesday afternoon. School scores. The individual school ...



Venice High principal charged with DUI after wreck  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Jack Turgeon faces charges after a crash on Stickney Point Road on March 20 that left him seriously injured. Venice High School Principal Jack Turgeon tested ...



Class of 2018 dismissed in Sarasota County  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — Once again, it's that time of year in Southwest Florida. High school seniors on local campuses are zipping up their backpacks, closing their ...



Brent Killam ready to chase MLB dream with LA Angels  yoursun.com

Like many people across the United States on Wednesday afternoon, Brent Killam was working at his desk, sneaking glances at the MLB Draft tracker.



Venices Kelly to be inducted into National Wrestling Hall  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

On June 20, 2015, wrestling coach Dan Kelly walked into the gym at Venice High School, set to chew out one of his wrestlers for a final time. “We're walking into ...



2 Venice High grads aiming for NFL - News  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Trey Burton and Dri Archer grew up together in Nokomis and after successful collegiate careers, they will work out for pro scouts this weekend. The ceiling fan at ...



Sarasota County Girl Scouts earn organizations top honor, the Gold Award  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Four Girl Scouts from Sarasota County have earned Girl Scouting's highest and most prestigious honor — the Gold Award. The award is available only to girls in ...



Learning to create my own future  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

What I want people to know about me is that I try to live happy and not let things get me down.I've learned that the person who controls my happiness and ...



Battle of the Bridges brings competitive crew to Venice  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

VENICE — Athletes from nine crew teams will participate in 22 different events Saturday morning as the Sarasota Scullers host the Battle of the the Bridges — a ...



Booker Middle, Riverview High administrators collect district awards  YourObserver.com

Booker Middle School's principal and Riverview High's assistant principal were named tops in their fields by Sarasota County Schools at surprise ceremonies ...



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