PPAL Land O’ Lakes Gators signup
The Pasco Police Athletic League (PPAL), a youth football and cheerleading program, is having open registration for the 2012 fall season. There are programs for football players ages 5 to 15 and cheerleaders ages 4 to 15. Those interested can sign up at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex on Collier Parkway on April 14 from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. or by visiting www.lolgators.com. The cost is $200, with $75 due at registration and the remaining by June when equipment is issued.
Gators March student-athletes
Land O’ Lakes High has announced its student-athletes of the month for March. Gators athletic director Karen Coss selects the winners, who include:
–Baseball, Dylan Harris
–Softball, Ariana Bailey
–Boys tennis, Achintya Patel
–Girls tennis, Kavya Avancha
–Boys track, Darin Patmon
–Girls track, Hallie Grimes
–Boys weightlifting, Carlos Osorno
Harvey picks Webber International
Academy at the Lakes running back Jarrett Harvey has committed to Weber International University, according to Wildcats coach John Castelamare.
When Harvey signs, which is expected to happen in the next few days, he will become the first boy athlete in school history to sign a letter of intent to play in college for any sport. Harvey racked up 1,558 rushing yards on 100 carries while scoring 42 touchdowns for the Wildcats’ six-man football team as a senior.
Webber is an independent NAIA program in Babson Park. The Warriors went 4-6 last season.
Pair of Gators head to Marietta
Land O’ Lakes wide receivers Ricky Bowles and Nico Watts have committed to Marietta College in Ohio, a Division III program in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Bowles said the two visited Marietta during spring break.
“We loved the campus and football program,” said Bowles, who thanked his father for helping in the recruitment process. “We felt it was a good fit for both of us.”
Watts had 12 catches for 274 yards and two touchdowns last season while adding 78 yards on six carries and another score. He also played defensive back, where he picked off six passes. Boyles missed a few games due to injury as a senior, but managed five grabs for 56 yards.