Wesley Chapel hoops products sign with colleges

A pair of Wesley Chapel High School girls basketball standouts will continue their hoops careers at the collegiate level. Senior Kayla Grant, a 5-foot-10 guard, signed with Georgia Southwestern State University, an NCAA Division II program in Americus, Georgia. Senior Ariana Heppenstall, a 5-foot-6 guard, signed with Bryn Athyn College, an NCAA Division III program in Bryn Athyn, … [Read more...]

Local baseball standouts ink pro contracts

Two athletes from The Laker/Lutz News coverage area will soon get to pursue their dreams of playing professional baseball, after agreeing to terms with their respective MLB organizations. Steinbrenner High School and Florida State University product CJ Van Eyk signed a professional contract with the Toronto Blue Jays for $1.8 million, according to multiple reports. The 21-year-old … [Read more...]

A solid haul

Roy Woodhouse, left, and Rick Schueller teamed up to win first place in the South Pasco Bassmasters (SPBM) June tournament on the Harris Chain of Lakes, hauling in five bass for a total weight of 17.72 pounds. The fishing duo caught their haul flipping shoreline grass using creature baits and stick worms. The next SPBM tournament is scheduled for July 18, at Lake Henderson. For information, visit … [Read more...]

Saint Leo youth summer camp

The Saint Leo University athletics and recreation department will host a weeklong youth summer camp from July 27 through July 31. The Little Lions Camp is a kid-centered, fun-based day camp that primarily focuses on keeping kids physically and creatively active during the summer months. This event is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 13. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., each … [Read more...]

All-Star bound

Pine View Middle School’s Niko Spilotro has been selected to represent Team Florida in the Future Stars Game, an all-star showcase featuring some of the top middle school football players in Florida and Georgia. Spilotro, 13, is one of 44 players statewide on Team Florida’s seventh-grade team. They will face Team Georgia on July 4, at Clark College in Atlanta. The 6-foot-2, 255-pound … [Read more...]

PHSC basketball standouts sign

A pair of former Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) men’s basketball standouts will continue their athletics careers at four-year universities. Daniel Derice, a Wesley Chapel High product, signed with State University of New York at Oneonta, an NCAA Division III program in Oneonta, New York. The 6-foot-6 guard/forward led PHSC in scoring (13.5 points per game), rebounds (8.1 per game) and … [Read more...]

Skydiving rookie camps

Skydive City Z’Hills will host a series of weekend summer camps for novice skydivers at its facility, 4241 Sky Dive Lane in Zephyrhills. The Skillz in the Hills Rookie Camp will be offered June 27 and June 28; July 25 and July 26; Aug. 15 and Aug. 16; and, Sept. 19 and Sept. 20. The events are geared for skydivers with less than 200 jumps. There is no registration, but participants will be … [Read more...]

Incredi-Bowl Z’Hills rescheduled

The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce’s Incredi-Bowl Z’Hills bowling tournament has been rescheduled to Sept. 12 at Pin Chasers, 6816 Gall Blvd., in Zephyrhills. Check-in is from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., with the tournament running from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $45 for an individual, or $200 for a team of five players. Signup includes food, unlimited soft drinks, rentals and two hours of … [Read more...]

Hillsborough County offers youth summer camps

Hillsborough County has begun offering summer camps at recreation centers this year, and also has reopened athletic fields and sports complexes. Summer camps officially began on June 8 and will run through Aug. 7. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., each weekday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several changes have been enacted with the help of the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County and … [Read more...]

Bishop McLaughlin unveils 2020 football schedule

The Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School varsity football program announced its nine-game schedule for the 2020 season. The Hurricanes — who went 1-7 last season — will be led by new head coach Ken Stills. 2020 schedule (All games start at 7 p.m.) Aug. 28 — at All Saints Academy Sept. 4 — vs. Keswick Christian Sept. 11 — at St. Johns Country Day Sept. 18 — at Shorecrest Prep Sept. 25 … [Read more...]