Sports

Durant Girls Varsity Flag Football Sports Solid Winning Season

Durant Girls Varsity Flag Football Sports Solid Winning Season

  By Tamas Mondovics The 2014 spring flag football season has once again proved to merit the attention of fans throughout the county, lining up a number of much-improved as well as experienced championship-bound teams that are eying the title during the upcoming district showdown. Thanks to the current year’s district realignment, the Cougars girls(…)

Bloomingdale Wins Awards, Hosts Golf Tourney

Bloomingdale Wins Awards, Hosts Golf Tourney

  By Nicole Schoen Recently the Hillsborough County Office of Neighborhood Relations held nominations for the Board of County Commissioner’s 11th Annual Neighborhood Recognition Awards. The Bloomingdale community was awarded several awards at the Hillsborough County Neighborhoods Conference luncheon held at the Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus in March. The Bloomingdale Homeowners Association won(…)

Burns Middle School Students Seek Donations For NASCAR S.T.E.M. Competition

Burns Middle School Students Seek Donations For NASCAR S.T.E.M. Competition

  By Amy Cunningham Burns Middle School has a chance to measure up their science, technology, engineering and math skills through some high-tech racing this May. The team has been selected to compete in the 2014 NASCAR S.T.E.M. Ten80 Student Racing Challenge National Championship in Charlotte, NC. Through this program, students have hands on experience(…)

Burns Middle School Soccer Team Sports Undefeated Season, Shaves Coach’s Head

Burns Middle School Soccer Team Sports Undefeated Season, Shaves Coach’s Head

By Tamas Mondovics Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Master Deputy Roger Bradley, a 20 year veteran and a School Resource Officer for the past eight years enjoys his assignment of keeping his eyes on the teachers, staff and students that attend Burns Middle School. But as the school soccer coach, this year Bradley had another reason(…)

Knights Of Columbus To Host First Annual Golf Tournament

Knights Of Columbus To Host First Annual Golf Tournament

  By Libby Hopkins The Knights of Columbus Mother Seton Council 6724 will host its inaugural Derby on the Greens golf tournament on Saturday, May 3 at the Bloomingdale Golfers Club. All of the proceeds will go to support the council’s programs benefiting not only Nativity Catholic Church, but also the surrounding Brandon community. The(…)

Brandon Wrestling Legend Addresses Crowd At Brandon Chamber Membership Luncheon

Brandon Wrestling Legend Addresses Crowd At Brandon Chamber Membership Luncheon

  By Tamas Mondovics Members of The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce got a crash course on the meaning of success from one of the most respected members of the community, Brandon High School Wrestling Coach Russ Cozart. Cozart spoke to a room full of residents during the Chambers’ Synergy Membership Luncheon, held monthly on(…)

East Bay Indians Girls Flag Football Face Tough Season

East Bay Indians Girls Flag Football Face Tough Season

  By Tamas Mondovics With its fifth district title in seven years, the East Bay High School Indians girls flag football team, led by program head coach Michael Cooper, closed the 2013 spring season after reaching the second round of regional games. It is safe to say that the wait to compete and defend the(…)

Bloomingdale Youth Sports Association Starts Season As Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Affiliate

  By Tamas Mondovics Following a switch of its league affiliation from Little League to Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth, the Bloomingdale Youth Sports Association (BYSA) has begun its 2014 spring baseball and softball season. The league’s well attended opening ceremony late last month that drew more than 400 people recognized all of the tee ball teams(…)

Young Gymnast Takes All Around State Title, Dreams Of Olympics

Young Gymnast Takes All Around State Title, Dreams Of Olympics

By Tamas Mondovics It was a little more than two years ago and only after being urged by his parents, Russell and Mary Prince, to burn off some energy that then eight-year-old FishHawk area resident, Colby Prince, began recreational gymnastics. Since then, Colby, now 10, has not only stuck with the sport, but is now(…)

River Hills Country Club Crowned Battle Of The Clubs Tennis Tourney Champion

River Hills Country Club Crowned Battle Of The Clubs Tennis Tourney Champion

  By Tamas Mondovics The coveted trophy was claimed by River Hills as area tennis clubs measured up their strengths during the recently held Battle of the Clubs tennis tournament, hosted by the FishHawk Ranch Tennis Club (FRTC) last month. According to tourney organizer and FRTC director, Dave Freiman, the event first started in 2012(…)