Sports

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(…)

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

  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(…)

Plant High School Claims Win During The 34th Annual Saladino Baseball Tournament

Plant High School Claims Win During The 34th Annual Saladino Baseball Tournament

By Tamas Mondovics The 34th annual Hillsborough County Schools’ Tony Saladino High School Baseball Tournament, held over spring break last month, crowned the Plant High School Panthers as this year’s champion, bringing to a close the beloved and much-anticipated week-long round-robin event. After a 12-game winning streak, culminating in a 4-0 win against fourth straight(…)

Large Prize Payout & Tennis Greats To Be Featured At Local Tennis Tournament

Large Prize Payout & Tennis Greats To Be Featured At Local Tennis Tournament

By Alicia Martin On Saturday, May 3 from 1-7 p.m. the One-On-One Doubles Grand Prix Circuit Tournament, held at the Buckhorn Springs Tennis & Swim Club located at 2721 S. Miller Rd. in Valrico, will occur. On Friday, May 2 will be the qualifying tournament from 5-7 p.m. at the same location. The winner will earn(…)

Randall Lady Hawks Win County Championship

Randall Lady Hawks Win County Championship

  By Tamas Mondovics The 2014 winter soccer season proved to be one that the Randall Middle School Lady Hawks will not soon forget as the program won the 2014 Hillsborough County Championship early last month. The championship win was the second county title victory in three years for the girls who enjoyed great support(…)