Local athlete signings

The national spring signing period opened in April for athletes to sign their national letters of intent to respective colleges and university. Here is a list of athletes from The Laker/Lutz News coverage area who participated in the spring signing period, making their college commitments official: Saddlebrook Preparatory School Golf Kevin Lin — Webber International University (Partial … [Read more...]

Saint Leo women’s basketball camp

The Saint Leo University women’s basketball program will host a team camp on June 30 for varsity, junior varsity and travel teams, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Marion Bowman Activities Center at Saint Leo University, 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo. The camp guarantees three games for each team participating. Cost per team is $175. A discount price of $150 is available if two or more teams … [Read more...]

Tampa Catholic Cheer Camp

Tampa Catholic High Cheerleading team is sponsoring a three-day cheer camp June 6 to June 8, at the Tampa Catholic gymnasium, 4630 N. Rome Ave., in Tampa. The camp is open to children ages 5 to 14. Each camp day runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $75 and includes a T-shirt. Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase. To register, download a registration form at TampaCatholic.org. For … [Read more...]

National tennis player of year

Saint Leo University’s men’s tennis standout Thomas Grinberg has been named Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Senior Player of the Year. Grinberg, a product of Vincennes, France, wrapped up a stellar senior campaign posting a 21-1 first singles record — including an undefeated regular season singles mark — and a 20-3 first doubles record with junior Vincent Suillerot. Last … [Read more...]

Sunlake High girls basketball camp

The Sunlake High School girls basketball program is hosting a summer camp for girls ages 8 to 14, from June 11 through June 14. Activities and drills include ball handling, skill building stations, game situations, 3-on-3, 5-on-5, shooting and more. Each camp day runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For cost and other information, email Reesa Hendrix Pledge at *protected email*. … [Read more...]

Saint Leo names assistant athletic director

Saint Leo University announced Erin Bean, a former school employee, to the position of assistant athletic director for external operations. The former Saint Leo employee returns to the school by way of the University of South Florida, where she spent the past three years as the primary contact for its nationally ranked women's basketball team, the men's soccer team, and assisted with the … [Read more...]

Saint Leo assistant honored

Saint Leo University assistant women’s basketball coach Amber Moore has been named to the 2018 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Thirty under 30 list. The list recognizes 30 up-and-coming women’s basketball coaches age 30 and under, at all levels of the game. Each honoree was selected based upon involvement in community service, mentorship, professional manner and professional … [Read more...]

Fishing duo keeps reeling ’em in

Dave Panno, left, and Ken Willis, teamed up for another first place win at the South Pasco Bassmasters (SPBM) April tournament, hauling in five bass for a total weight of 11.94 pounds at the Harris Chain of Lakes. It marks the fishing duo’s third tournament victory this year — also taking first at SPBM events in January and February. Panno and Willis caught their winning haul with Spinner Baits, … [Read more...]

Pasco all-star baseball and softball rosters announced 

Baseball and softball rosters have been announced for the 2018 Pasco County East-West Classic. The second annual all-star showcase, organized by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, features some of the top high school seniors in Pasco County. Players on the East team will represent Land O’ Lakes, Pasco, Sunlake, Wesley Chapel, Wiregrass Ranch and Zephyrhills high schools. Players on the … [Read more...]

Academy at the Lakes earns accolades

The awards keep coming for the 2017 8-man state championship-winning Academy at the Lakes Wildcats. Players and coaches alike were well-represented on the 2017 Florida Christian Association of Private and Parochial Schools (FCAPPS) All-State and All-Conference selections, which were recently announced. Nine players earned either All-State or All-Conference selections, including senior … [Read more...]