By Joel Satterly April 2017
Congratulations to Westminster Academy boys basketball team for winning the State 4A Championship. This was the eighth appearance for Westminster in the championship game and their second championship.
Congratulations also to Bradenton Christian girls basketball team for reaching the State 3A Semifinals. The Panthers (27-1) concluded the regular season atop Class 3A in the final Florida Association of Basketball Coaches/Source Hoops poll of the regular season. Bradenton girls have reached the state championship game three times prior, including one title.