‘Guys And Dolls’ On Stage At Seminole Ridge

Seminole Ridge High School’s drama program will perform the Broadway hit Guys and Dolls in evening shows at 7 p.m. on April 9, 11, 17 and 18. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors, available at www.showtix4u.com or at the door.

Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler Nathan Detroit tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, nightclub performer Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for 14 years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler Sky Masterson for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

Band Earns District Honors — Several SRHS band students earned honors March 26 at the state solo and ensemble performance assessments. Congratulations to: Superior-rated Sabrina Belizaire (clarinet trio), C.J. Buttery (saxophone quartet), Brenden Cohen (for both saxophone solo and quartet), Kaylee Fagan (clarinet trio), Nicholas Fah-Sang (saxophone quarter), Julie MacDonald (saxophone quartet), Hannah Persson (clarinet trio) and Cory Sanchez (flute solo); Excellent-rated Gianna Cannestro (solo French horn); and Good-rated Victoria Osbourne (mallet solo).

Girls’ Lacrosse Finishes on the Plus Side — The SRHS girls lacrosse team finished a historic season — its first with more wins than losses — with victories over Pa¬lm Beach Central and William T. Dwyer high schools. Led by first-year coach Daniel Camacho, the Lady Hawks lacrosse team has practiced hard and played hard all season, focused and dedicated under Camacho’s direction, and their record reflects that.

The team has 11 seniors graduating this year, and they proved themselves March 27 at their last home game, called off and resumed twice because of rain. While the storm raged outside, the seniors, along with family members, coaches and volunteers, held a beautiful and highly emotional senior night ceremony in the school auditorium.

After the game was back on, the girls played a real nail-biter against district rival Dwyer, braving rain, cold and mud, while playing a man down for the entire second half. But the rain didn’t let up much, and neither did the Dwyer squad. With five seconds left in a tied game, SRHS senior Valery Vega scored her fourth goal of the match to put the Hawks up by one point, and the SRHS defense kept the ball away from the Dwyer goalie for the final seconds to give the Hawks the win.