Sports

County Celebrates Brandon, Apollo Beach Skateboard Parks First Anniversary

By Tamas Mondovics When they were completed, some wondered about the $1 million in Parks Impact Fees Hillsborough County used to build two skateboard parks one year ago. Fast forward to today and looking at some statistics gathered by park attendants, not to mention the sentiments of those who actually use the parks that are(…)

Armwood Hosts Spring Football Jamboree

By Tamas Mondovics Scores: Plant City 23, Durant 0; Armwood 34, Strawberry Crest 0 As a continuation of the regular season, teams across Florida came together last month to measure up their strength during the 2013 Spring Football Jamboree. Local teams were divided up into groups of four, or in some cases two, to participate(…)

Tampa Bay Rhythmics Represent Region At 2013 National Championships

By Tamas Mondovics Tampa Bay Rhythmics gymnasts had a chance to shine earlier this month during the 2013 U.S. Rhythmic National Championships, which brought together a wide range of amazing talent to a one-of-a-kind competition. Held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex’s HP Field House, located at the Walt Disney World Resort in(…)

Durant Cougars Fall To Lake Brantley In First-Ever State Final

By Tamas Mondovics With an 8-3 loss in the school’s first-ever state final against Altamonte Springs Lake Brantley, Durant ended its 2013 spring baseball season which also brought an end and to the program’s 12-game winning streak. Keeping its season-long momentum alive and after a 6-1 victory over the Orlando Timber Creek Wolves in the(…)

The 2013 Wheelchair Games Need Volunteers

By Libby Hopkins The 2013 Wheelchair Games will be held in Tampa from July 13-18. The Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections’ employees are putting together a volunteer team for the games. “The Wheelchair Games bring together an amazing group of people who exemplify determination, perseverance and hard work,” said Craig Latimer, Hillsborough Supervisor of Elections,(…)

Riverview Veteran, 43, Trains To Fulfill Olympic Dream

By Tamas Mondovics For Riverview resident, Karlton Meadows, physical fitness and being in the best shape possible is not just a part of life, it is his life. It was a personal outlook that led him to his commitment last year to set his eyes on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.(…)

Lennard Longhorns Welcome East Bay, Spoto & Riverview To Spring Football Jamboree

By Tamas Mondovics Scores: East Bay 20, Spoto 0; Lennard 16, Riverview 7. As a continuation of the regular season, teams across Florida came together last month to measure up their strength during the 2013 spring football jamboree. Local teams were divided up into groups of four, or in some cases two, to participate in(…)

FishHawk Road Runners Awards Scholarships To Two Local Students

By Tamas Mondovics As part of its annual runner scholarship program, FishHawk Road Runners, led by founder and president, Steve Dunn, awarded two local seniors for their commitment to the sport and to academics. Newsome High School students Brianna Jackson and Lars Benner, both of whom will run for the University of Tampa, each received(…)

Bloomingdale Senior Earns Recognition For Athletic And Academic Achievements

By Tamas Mondovics The close of each school year is the time for students to be recognized for their achievements, a prospect for many student-athletes as well as those who stand out for their academic success. Such recognition, of course, is nothing to scoff at given that besides the accolades and the honors, the students(…)

Newsome Welcomes Bloomingdale Brandon & Tampa Catholic For Spring Football Jamboree

By Tamas Mondovics Scores: Bloomingdale 13, Brandon 13; Tampa Cath. 12, Newsome 0. As a continuation of the regular season, teams across Florida came together last month to measure up their strength during the 2013 spring football jamboree. Local teams were divided up into groups of four, or in some cases two, to participate in(…)