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Brandon Eagles Cheerleaders Win Awards, New Local Elite Junior Gymnast & More

Brandon Eagles Cheerleaders Win Awards, New Local Elite Junior Gymnast & More

By Tamas Mondovics Brandon Eagles Cheerleaders Post UCA Summer Camp Success Brandon High School Cheerleaders, coached by Nancy Reagor, had a chance to participate in the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA) camp at Embry Riddle University in Daytona Beach earlier this month.  Proud of the Brandon High School cheer team’s performance, Reagor said that while at(…)

Bloomingdale Blaze Softball Team Wins 12U World Series Championship

Bloomingdale Blaze Softball Team Wins 12U World Series Championship

  By Tamas Mondovics This year’s Babe Ruth Softball 12U World Series tourney started out a bit rough for the members of the Bloomingdale Blaze team, but instead of giving up, the girls rallied together and became World Series Champions in Alachua, Fla. After losing their first pool game to Connecticut, which was also the(…)

New Paintball Facility Takes Aim In Hillsborough

New Paintball Facility Takes Aim In Hillsborough

  By Kelly Wise Legg There’s a new place for some fun competition just south of Causeway Blvd. on U.S. Hwy. 41. Just over the railroad tracks, battles are welcome and paintballs are the flying ammunition.  South Tampa Paintball (STP) was collaboratively inspired and quite the long labor of love of its two owners, Casey(…)

Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center Hosts Dash And Splash, Veteran Olympic Trainee Placed In Recent Competition

Brandon Sports & Aquatic Center Hosts Dash And Splash, Veteran Olympic Trainee Placed In Recent Competition

  By Tamas Mondovics BSAC Annual Dash and Splash The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) proudly announced the hosting of its third annual Dash and Splash event scheduled to be held on Saturday, September 13 at its facility located at 405 Beverly Blvd. in Brandon. According to BSAC officials, the event, which will begin(…)

Tampa Bay Rhythmics End Season With Summer Camp, Boast Of New Elite Junior Gymnast 

Tampa Bay Rhythmics End Season With Summer Camp, Boast Of New Elite Junior Gymnast 

  By Tamas Mondovics Tampa Bay Rhythmics Gymnastics, led by Owner and Head Coach Tyana Marlowe, was pleased to bring its competitive season to a close with its traditional week-long, end-of year-camp, showcasing its talented gymnasts, standout stars, as well celebrity supporters such as Rhythmic Gymnastics National Champion and 2012 Olympian, Julie Zetlin. For the(…)

Riverview Resident Places In Track & Field Competition, Bloomingdale Blaze Advances To World Series

Riverview Resident Places In Track & Field Competition, Bloomingdale Blaze Advances To World Series

  By Tamas Mondovics Local Vet Keeps Olympic Dream Alive TRX instructor and lifelong runner Karlton Meadows, 44, of Riverview, who has committed to attend the 2016 Olympic Games, has been training to be the Olympic 800 meter run gold medalist in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Meadows made his commitment to the games in February(…)

Riverview Family Wins Gold Medals In Karate State Competition

Riverview Family Wins Gold Medals In Karate State Competition

  Staff Report Five students from the Sunshine Martial Arts karate school recently competed in the United Traditional Karate Alliance’s (UTKA) Florida State Championships. All five came home with gold medals. The UTKA honors traditional karate with very strict competition rules. This was the first time that Sunshine Martial Arts had participated in a UTKA(…)

YMCA 2014 National Gymnastics Championship Makes $4.5 Million Economic Impact In Community

YMCA 2014 National Gymnastics Championship Makes $4.5 Million Economic Impact In Community

  By Tamas Mondovics More than 140 teams and nearly 2,000 gymnasts from more than 20 states arrived in Tampa Bay last month for the annual YMCA National Gymnastics Championships. Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA and Sarasota YMCA served as co-hosts of the event while supplying a number of talented athletes to measure up their skills.(…)

Addy Benz Receives 2014 Zachary Tucker H.E.R.O. Award

Addy Benz Receives 2014 Zachary Tucker H.E.R.O. Award

  Staff Report The Zachary Tucker H.E.R.O. Award is given to one fifth grade student at Lithia Springs Elementary School who displays the characteristics H – happy attitude, E – excellent student, R – respected friend, O – outstanding athlete. These are the characteristics displayed by Zach Tucker, who was a Lithia Springs student who(…)

Rich Luppino’s United Sports Academy, Go Skateboarding Day Celebrated & More

Rich Luppino’s United Sports Academy, Go Skateboarding Day Celebrated & More

  By Tamas Mondovics Baseball, Softball Camp Aims to Teach Through Discipline “With much discipline comes much learning,” said Rich Luppino, one of the most highly respected professional, local youth baseball and softball instructors who has been teaching young players while promoting discipline on and off the field for the past 15 years. Local youth(…)