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Newland Communities Brings Lightning Safety to FishHawk Sports Complex

Newland Communities Brings Lightning Safety to FishHawk Sports Complex

Staff Report Thanks to a $10,000 donation from Newland Communities, the FishHawk Sports Complex is now outfitted with a new lightning detection system. With Florida being the number one state for lightning-related deaths, the system adds a layer of protection to keep young athletes safe while they’re playing on the complex’s fields. FishHawk Ranch is(…)

Valrico Rams Cheerleaders Take Aim At National Title

Valrico Rams Cheerleaders Take Aim At National Title

By Tamas Mondovics The start of the 2013 fall football and cheer season arrived with high expectations for the Brandon-Valrico Rams Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization, which excitedly announced its Pop Warner Little Scholars program affiliation earlier this year. “We are very pleased to be joining Pop Warner and continuing our mission of service, through(…)

Electrathon Of Tampa Bay Begins Season With Strong Competitors

Electrathon Of Tampa Bay Begins Season With Strong Competitors

By Tamas Monodovics Electrathon, the racing of a custom-built three or four wheeled electric vehicle, similar in appearance to a Go-Kart, has been scheduled to take place in the world of competition by bringing students together to measure up their mechanical, engineering and athletic talents. The 2013-2014 season, which has geared up for its first(…)

Brandon, Durant Concede To Season Loss As East Bay Takes District 8 Title

Brandon, Durant Concede To Season Loss As East Bay Takes District 8 Title

By Tamas Mondovics With its 3-7 overall and 0-4 district record, the 2013-2014 fall football season may have proved to be one that Brandon High School Eagles fans would like to forget. The feeling may also be similar among fans at Durant as the Cougars program had to concede to a disappointing 3-7, 1-3 record(…)

Plant City, Strawberry Crest Fall To East Bay In Class 7A Three-Team Tiebreaker Drama

Plant City, Strawberry Crest Fall To East Bay In Class 7A Three-Team Tiebreaker Drama

By Tamas Mondovics When the 2013 fall football season began, the attention turned to Plant City, but after East Bay upset Durant with a 10-7 victory, anything was possible.From the get-go, the Raiders were favored to win the much-coveted district title, which a year earlier went to the area rival and then to the undefeated(…)

East Bay Indians Flag Football Takes Rightful Place In Library Of Congress

East Bay Indians Flag Football Takes Rightful Place In Library Of Congress

By Tamas Monodovics High School Girls Flag Football season may be a couple of months away, but that did not prevent the East Bay Indians well-known program to earn yet another much-deserved recognition as well as adding its list of firsts. Program head coach, Michael Cooper, was proud to announce that the East Bay Indians(…)

Vets Seek Support For 1st Annual Wheels For Vets Golf Tourney At Cypress Creek

Vets Seek Support For 1st Annual Wheels For Vets Golf Tourney At Cypress Creek

By Tamas Mondovics Local veterans with some support by the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) have once again joined forces in order to help one of its own with Florida’s beautiful beaches in mind. “We are hosting a charity golf tournament to raise funds to purchase a custom-built motorized beach wheelchair for a deserving paralyzed(…)

Bloomingdale Beats Newsome, Earns First Chance for Playoffs Since 2008

Bloomingdale Beats Newsome, Earns First Chance for Playoffs Since 2008

  By Tamas Mondovics It has been five years since Bloomingdale football sported a winning season, and as many years since the Bulls had a shot for a playoff berth. But for their fans delight and, for the first time since 2004, Bloomingdale beat Newsome, 24-10 in a season changing Class 8A, District 6 matchup.(…)

FishHawk’s Brady Lawrence To Compete For Regional NFL Punt Pass And Kick Title

FishHawk’s Brady Lawrence To Compete For Regional NFL Punt Pass And Kick Title

Brandon Academy’s eighth-grade student and FishHawk Wolfpack Midget youth football player, Brady Lawrence, had hoped for just one thing during the second round of the annual NFL Punt Pass and Kick (PPK) competition: To do ‘OK’ in each skill. To his surprise, which was the same for his family watching, the total distance of 329.1(…)

River Hills Country Club Welcomes Class A PGA Professional As New GM & Golf Director

River Hills Country Club Welcomes Class A PGA Professional As New GM & Golf Director

By Tamas Mondovics For the past 10 years, Stephanie Reeves has been making a difference in the golf world as a Class A PGA Professional in Naples, but when the chance to take the helm as the new General Manager and Golf Director at River Hills Country Club presented itself, she did not hesitate. “I(…)