Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Prep sports: Pick your top Manatee County prep sports moment in 2011

(photo by Tiffany Tompkins-Condie)

As 2011 comes to a close, it's time to look back at that the year that was in Manatee County high school sports.

And what a year. From Manatee's football team climbing back on top to Lakewood Ranch's fabulous fall to Saint Stephen's boys soccer team making a return trip to the final four, there were plenty of thrills to go around during this calendar year.

So tell us your favorite. Glance at the poll on the right-hand side of the page and vote on the top high school sports moment in Manatee County for 2011.


  1. 2011 was a great year for Manatee County high school sports. In my opinion it is a close call between 'Manatee winning the 7A state football title' and 'Palmetto's football reaching a state semifinal for the first time since '86' but I have to say winning a state football title that has been 19 years in the waiting has to be #1.

  2. Congratulations to the Hurricanes. The kids deserve the credit; winning the 7A State Championship is fantastic. As a Palmetto Alumni, I voted for the option of both Palmetto and Manatee hosting state semi games in Manatee County as the Number 1 Moment for Manatee County Prep Sports. I would have also listed the 49 yard field goal by the Tigers' Zane Kitchell to defeat Hardee as a fantastic moment. One of the most exciting single instances that I have ever witnessed first hand.