Baseball and softball school approved in Wesley Chapel

A request to allow a private baseball and softball school in Wesley Chapel has gained approval from the Pasco County Commission. In granting the request, commissioners overturned a decision made on Feb. 21 by the Pasco County Planning Commission. Planning commissioners had denied the request , despite a recommendation for approval by county planners, who said the request was consistent with … [Read more...]

Baseball school strikes out on permit

The Pasco County Planning Commission has denied a special exception request by Ryan A. and Elizabeth J. Prior for a private baseball and softball school in Wesley Chapel. The request was to allow the private school on a 5-acre property, 320 feet south of the intersection of Hadlock Drive and Elkmont Lane. It is surrounded by several agricultural uses, which include boarding stables, several … [Read more...]

‘Baseball Ranch’ opens in Wesley Chapel

A new baseball and softball performance academy has sprung up in Wesley Chapel. The RockStar Baseball & Softball Ranch, which had its grand opening on Sept. 10, is owned and operated by Ryan Pryor, a former varsity assistant coach at Bishop McLaughlin and Wiregrass Ranch high schools. Situated on a five-acre property off of Old Pasco Road and Hadlock Drive, the indoor/outdoor ranch … [Read more...]

Fall Festival introduces new stables to Wesley Chapel

Sarah Russell took horse-riding lessons when she was 4. At age 7, she got her first American Saddlebred. By the time she was 15, she was a world champion equestrian. "It's just my passion," Russell said. Now, it's her business as well. Russell opened Sarah Russell Stables Oct. 1, with a 24-stall barn, covered arena and a half-dozen training horses. She lives on the property, … [Read more...]