Double titles

A pair of Land O’ Lakes Little League all-star baseball teams recently captured titles in their respective age divisions. The Land O’ Lakes Little League senior division (ages 14 to 16) won the Little League Florida state championship, besting seven other teams in Braden River. The Land O’ Lakes seniors now advance to the Little League southeast region tournament in Safety Harbor, which runs … [Read more...]

Nationals bound

Lutz resident Alyssa Hayman has earned a spot in the USA Track & Field (USATF) Hershey National Junior Olympic Championships in Sacramento, California. Hayman qualified for the prestigious event by finishing in third place in the 11-12 girls division 1,500-meter racewalk (15:42.49) at a USATF regional meet in South Carolina over the July 4 weekend. The national championships will take place … [Read more...]

Saint Leo hoops alum signs pro contract

Former Saint Leo University men’s basketball standout Junior Searcy is going pro — internationally. The 6-foot-4 forward recently signed a professional contract with the Wiha Schwennigen Panthers of the Pro A league in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany. The three-year Lions player capped off his career playing in 24 games during the 2018-2019 season, posting 10.7 points, 4 rebounds and 2.1 … [Read more...]

Good shot!

Pasco High student Olivia Walters recently qualified for the National Sporting Clays Association All-American Team. To be eligible for the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) All-American Team, a shooter must be a member in good standing with the National Skeet Shooting Association-National Sporting Clays Association, must shoot a minimum of 500 NSCA registered targets, and must shoot their … [Read more...]

Saint Leo men’s soccer prospect camp

The Saint Leo University men's soccer program will host a summer elite ID Camp on Aug. 10 from 9:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., on the campus of Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St Leo. The camp is designed for male soccer players ages 14 to 21 who aspire to compete at the collegiate level. The camp will provide college-level training with specific skills instruction, technical evaluations, … [Read more...]

Youth church soccer league

Registration is open for the inaugural Catholic Youth Sports fall soccer league. The Tampa-area league is open to boys and girls ages 4 to 18. Games are played on Saturdays, beginning Sept. 7. The league will include five area churches: Lutz St. Timothy Catholic Church, Land O’ Lakes Our Lady of the Rosary, Tampa St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Tampa St. Mary Catholic Church and Tampa … [Read more...]

Top performances

Five-year-old Ava Ledbetter, left, and Ryan Loftis, 6, of Zephyrhills’ East Pasco Gymnastics club both earned all-around first place finishes in their age group at last month’s 2019 AAU Gymnastics National Championship in Orlando. It is both Ledbetter’s and Loftis’s first year competing in the sport. They are coached by Lisa Pitts. … [Read more...]

Scalloping season in Pasco

The bay harvest scallop season is returning to Pasco County this summer. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has granted the county a 10-day bay scallop harvest season that will take place the third Friday in July moving forward. This year’s season will run from July 19 through July 28. Harvest areas include all state waters south of the Hernando-Pasco county line and north … [Read more...]

Saint Leo women’s basketball camp

The Saint Leo University women's basketball program will host an ID camp on Aug. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Marion Bowman Activities Center on the campus of Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52 in St. Leo. The one-day camp is designed for aspiring collegiate female athletes between the ages of 12 to 18. The event will involve collegiate-level instruction, individual drill work and … [Read more...]

Hope 5K set for Aug. 31

The annual Hope for the Schools 5K/1-mile fun run is set for Aug. 31 at 8 a.m., at Idlewild Baptist Church, 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd., in Lutz. The race is open to the public, but space is limited. The event will include an award ceremony and pancake breakfast. Cost for the 5K race is $35 per runner, if registered by Aug. 4. (Cost is $40 per runner from Aug. 5 to race day). The fun run … [Read more...]