Wesley Chapel Soccer tryouts
Wesley Chapel Soccer Club will have tryouts of children ages 7 to 18 June 1 to 6 at Wesley Chapel District Park.
The club, which uses the nickname Flames, is a competitive soccer organization with players from central and east Pasco County. The Flames have teams for boys and girls.
The club started five years ago and last season sent the U12 and U16 boys teams to the Florida Youth Soccer Association championship.
For more information and times, please visit www.wesleychapelsoccer.com.
Zephyrhills names baseball coach
Zephyrhills High principal Steve Van Gorden announced May 18 Ricky Anderton will coach the Bulldogs baseball team next season.
Anderton has been involved in baseball for the last 37 years as a player and coach. He has been on the coaching staff at Wesley Chapel and assisted Pasco High in the summer season. He has also worked with Little League and American Legion baseball.
“As principal, I am excited about the hiring of coach Anderton and the stability and baseball knowledge he brings to the position,” Van Gorden wrote in an e-mail.
The position was open after Chad Sommers left after one season citing increased demands from his real estate business.
Chiefs seek cheerleading coaches
The Lutz Chiefs are looking for volunteer cheerleading coaches for the 2010 season.
Practice begins July 26 at the newly expanded Oscar Cooler Sports Complex on W. Lutz-Lake Fern Road. Those interested in coaching should apply by June 28.
This season will be the first year the Chiefs will be a part of the Tampa Bay Youth Football League after spending nearly 30 years as part of the Pasco Police Athletic League.
For more information or to apply, call Jennifer Blomberg at (813) 817-9110 or e-mail her at .
Two Cowboys commit to colleges
Gaither High seniors Amanda Bueno and Holli Campbell recently signed to play with colleges in Florida. The two helped lead the Cowboys to a district championship last season.
Bueno, shortstop, signed with Division II Florida Institute of Technology. She batted .318 with 21 hits, 16 runs scored and eight runs batted in during the 2010.
Campbell, outfielder, will play at Hillsborough Community College next year. She had a .429 batting average with nine hits, six runs scored and five stolen bases in 11 games for Gaither.
Wiregrass Ranch basketball camps
Wiregrass Ranch will host three summer basketball camps in June. Bulls boys basketball coach Jeremy Calzone and girls basketball coach Greg Finkel will lead the four-day sessions.
The sessions are June 14 to 17, June 21 to 24 and June 28 to July 1. The cost is $120 per week or $330 for all three. The price includes a T-shirt, individual instruction, fundamental stations, full court drills and daily contests.
For more information or to learn how to register, call either coach at (813) 346-6000.
Coach Ricky Giles baseball camp
Pasco High baseball coach Ricky Giles and staff will lead a camp for players age 6 to 14.
The sessions will focus on the fundamentals of the game, including strategy, individual skills and team concepts. Academics and positive sportsmanship will also be stressed.
Campers will be divided by age and ability level for group and individual instruction. The camps are from June 14 to 17, June 21 to 24 and June 28 to July 1 and run from 8 a.m. to noon at the Pasco baseball field.
For more information, call Giles at (813) 312-6277.
-All stats as recorded to Maxpreps.com by coaches as of May 24. Kyle LoJacono can be reached at or (813) 909-2800.
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