Allen picks Charleston Southern
Pasco High kicker and punter Brennan Allen will walk on at Charleston Southern University in South Carolina and should receive a scholarship after one season, according to Pirates coach Tom McHugh.
Allen had also received an offer to play at Georgia Southern University and considered attending Wisconsin Lutheran College.
As a kicker he had 37 touchbacks on 55 kickoff attempts with a long of 72 yards in 2009. Allen accounted for 61 of the Pirates 331 points last year, making seven field goals and 40 extra points. He also averaged nearly 35 yards per punt attempt.
Land O’ Lakes Thunder baseball
The Land O’ Lakes Thunder U8 travel baseball team is hosting open practices for the 2010 fall season from 6 to 8 p.m. June 15 and 17 and from 4 to 6 p.m. June 19 at field No. 3 at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Center on Collier Parkway.
Thunder players come from central Pasco and northern Hillsborough county and must not turn 9-years-old before May 1, 2011.
For more information, call Thunder coach Ron Roberts at (813) 335-5929 or e-mail him at . Those interested can also call (727) 224-6199 or e-mail .
Sellers to Wisconsin Lutheran
Pasco High linebacker and fullback Chase Sellers has signed a letter of intent to play at Wisconsin Lutheran College.
Sellers had the third most tackles for the Pirates (9-2) with 60 last season. He also had eight and a half sacks, one interception and one recovered fumble as a senior for Pasco.
The Pirates defensive allowed 13.3 points per game and won a division title for the third straight year in 2009.
Steinbrenner wrestling camps
Steinbrenner High wrestling coach Paul Noble will lead several camps throughout June at the school for children ages 6 to 17.
The sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to noon and are June 15 to 17 (cost $35), June 21 to 24 (cost $50) and June 28 to July 1 (cost $50). Each camper receives a T-shirt and will compete in a tournament at the end of the session.
Noble has coached three state champion wrestlers, while also guiding past squads to five conference and three district championship. He also wrestled at Northeast Missouri University. Ryan Joyce, Steinbrenner assistant, will also coach the campers.
“We would really like to encourage any youngster that is interested in wrestling to come and learn,” Noble said.
For more information or to register, call Noble at (813) 478-1148 or e-mail him at .
Wiregrass Ranch basketball camps
Wiregrass Ranch High 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.
Impact golf and tennis camps
Quail Ridge Golf and Country Club, located at the corner of SR 52 and Shady Hills Road, will host two Impact summer camps this year.
The first is a training course for golf and tennis players ages 5 to 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The four-day session is $160, or $85 for four half days. To register, visit www.brentwellmanimpacttraining.com.
The second course is a summer tennis and fitness camp for high school and advanced players from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The four-day course is $110. For more information, call (727) 919-2011 or e-mail .
Basketball camp in Land O’ Lakes
Tampa Tech High basketball coach Shaun Haggerty is directing his second annual summer basketball camp from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 21 to 25 at the Land O’ Lakes High gym.
The camp is for boys and girls ages 6 to 14 and offers basic and advanced training. Children will be grouped according to age and skill levels.
The first 50 campers will receive a free camp T-shirt. The camp is $50 if registered before June 12 and $60 if registered after.
To register, visit www.shepherdoflakes.com or call at (813) 401-9135.
-All stats as recorded to Maxpreps.com by coaches as June 3. Kyle LoJacono can be reached at or (813) 909-2800.
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