Sports

Eagles Dominate Class 4A District 9, Seek To Clench Undefeated Season

Eagles Dominate Class 4A District 9, Seek To Clench Undefeated Season

By Tamas Mondovics Three years ago, the Brandon soccer team posted a season without claiming a single game win. With such a record under its belt, coupled with a brand new coach, Robert Salvog, who joined the program in 2011, the Eagles had only one way to go. Fast forward to the 2013-2014 winter athletic […]

BSAC Dive Team Sports First Tourney Success

BSAC Dive Team Sports First Tourney Success

By Tamas Mondovics Competing at its first meet since inception on April 1, 2013, the Team Colwill Diving program, organized and operated by the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC), reported an excellent showing at the two-day WCF Christmas Invitational held earlier this month in Orlando. In the seven and under division, BSAC’s Aiden Sadler […]

Eagles’ Midfielder Takes Lead In Program Success

Eagles’ Midfielder Takes Lead In Program Success

By Tamas Mondovics Each athletic team has its standouts; individuals who, due to possessing certain talents, earn the respect of their teammates. It is safe to say that such a notion fits a number of great players on this year’s Brandon High School Eagles’ soccer team, including the talented senior midfielder, Dylan Dyer, who has […]

Armwood Seals Sixth State Title-Game Berth To Battle Miami Central In FHSAA 6A Re-match

Armwood Seals Sixth State Title-Game Berth To Battle Miami Central In FHSAA 6A Re-match

By Tamas Mondovics If there was one point in the 2013-2014 football season that Armwood High School came close to missing out on the chance to reach the state championship, it was against Jefferson High. Instead, the close game only gave the Seffner program a major boost as the Hawks devastated Springstead 41-0 during the […]

East Bay Wins 7A, 8 Championship In Three-Team Tiebreaker, Ends Season With Semifinal

East Bay Wins 7A, 8 Championship In Three-Team Tiebreaker, Ends Season With Semifinal

By Tamas Mondovics Providing no shortage of enjoyable football drama, this year’s Class 7A District 8 lineup brought Plant City (7-2), Strawberry Crest (6-3) and East Bay (7-3) down to the wire in an exciting three-team tiebreaker. At the end, however, there can only be one winner and for the first time in four decades, […]

Pinecrest Little League Offers Sensible Solution For Overcrowding

Pinecrest Little League Offers Sensible Solution For Overcrowding

By Tamas Mondovics With no shortage of top notch facilities providing young athletes a chance to learn and play the sport they love, one would think there should be no reason for any child to spend a game on the bench, or have their name on some waiting list instead of the team roster. While […]

Signings & Baseball Tourney Success

Signings & Baseball Tourney Success

By Tamas Mondovics Newsome’s Daulton Donini Commits To Play Ball At Flagler College Friends, teammates, coaches, teachers and family squeezed their way into the Newsome High School principal’s conference room last month to celebrate a special early-signing ceremony with senior baseball standout Daulton Donini in the spotlight. With the spring season yet to play out, […]

Bulls Fall Short Of Playoff Spot, East Bay Takes Title In Three-Team Tiebreaker

Bulls Fall Short Of Playoff Spot, East Bay Takes Title In Three-Team Tiebreaker

By Tamas Mondovics Area teams in Class 8A District 6 enjoyed a great season with Bloomingdale coming close to its first playoff chance in five years, led by head coach John Booth. Unfortunately, the Bulls have to try again next year as the program fell short of the shot at the playoffs. The Newsome Wolves, […]

BSAC Celebrates Swim And Dive Season Success

BSAC Celebrates Swim And Dive Season Success

By Tamas Mondovics The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is celebrating five decades of service as well as enhancing the lives of the community through fitness, character and athletic programs for all ages and abilities. The centers’ success was once again highlighted this fall in connection with its Blue Wave […]

Tampa Bay Junior Olympic Archery Development Is On Target

Tampa Bay Junior Olympic Archery Development Is On Target

Staff Report Since Adventures Archery opened on U.S. Hwy. 301 in August, Tampa Bay Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) has had a range to call home. With over a dozen archers in the club, there’s usually at least one on the range after school throughout the week and on club meeting nights, the archers all […]