Sports

Coach of the Year Joins FishHawk Ranch Tennis Club

By Tamas Mondovics With each court fully occupied on a daily basis by students, both young and old, including the dozens of summer campers, FishHawk Ranch Tennis Club (FRTC) officials were pleased to announce a new addition to lead the club’s talented coaching staff. Former college tennis standout and Oxford College Tennis Head Coach, Brandon(…)

Below Knee Paralympic Runner Breaks 50-second Barrier In 400-meter Race

By Tamas Mondovics Brandon resident below-knee amputee, David Prince, 29, and member of the 2012 U.S. National Paralympic Track and Field Team, which sported its best talents during last year’s London Paralympic games, made some headlines last month. Prince, an IMG Academy trainee, set a new world record to win the men’s T44 200-meter at(…)

Newsome High’s Noah Schaller to Attend Heidelberg University

By Tamas Mondovics Newsome High School, senior Noah Schaller, has committed last month to attend Heidelberg University located in Tiffin, Ohio, and will play football in the fall and plans to study business administration. The 6-0, 220-pound linebacker, Schaller the son of Paul and Tami Schaller played as a team captain under Wolves football program(…)

Bibles & Basketballs Camp Ready For 11th Year Of Teaching Inspiration

By Marie Gilmore Eleven years and more than 500 campers later, Ed Treimanis from Ameriprise financial, a local financial planner, dad and basketball player and coach has offered up his time each summer to host the Bibles and Basketballs Camp. The camp has been associated with Immanuel Lutheran School over the years and is a(…)

Brandon Ties Bloomingdale During Spring Football Jamboree

By Tamas Mondovics As a continuation of the regular season, teams across Florida came together last month to measure 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 two quarters along with some additional adjustments to the official regular(…)

Local Military Organization Raises Awareness For Fallen Soldiers

By Libby Hopkins Tampa Area Marine Parents Association (T.A.M.P.A.) has been supporting Marine families in the Tampa Bay are for more than nine years. Its mission is to give support to its Marine family members in whatever areas are needed and whenever possible while continuing to be an active and visible presence to all branches(…)

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(…)