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Student-Athletes Get Spotlight On National Signing Day

Student-Athletes Get Spotlight On National Signing Day

Joined by teammates, teachers, coaches, family and friends, dozens of local student-athletes enjoyed the spotlight last month during national signing day. Area schools that were represented included East Bay, Bloomingdale and its neighbor, Newsome. Each featured its seniors on their special day. East Bay High School was proud of its two seniors, Taylor Baker and(…)

Bloomingdale Lacrosse Club Ready For Spring Season Competition

Bloomingdale Lacrosse Club Ready For Spring Season Competition

  After a year-long effort, the Bloomingdale Lacrosse Club, representing Bloomingdale High School students, will have a chance to prove its worth during the 2014 spring season. “As a parent of past and current high school lacrosse players, I am happy to give my time and effort so these students can have the ability to(…)

Newsome Celebrates Lacrosse Season, Wins District Title For Boys Soccer & LL Season

Newsome Celebrates Lacrosse Season, Wins District Title For Boys Soccer & LL Season

  Newsome High School Celebrates Inaugural Boys and Girls Varsity Lacrosse Season Sporting a full roster, the Newsome High School Varsity boys and girls lacrosse program was pleased to announce the start of its inaugural season last month. Formerly, Newsome Lacrosse Club, the team is now facing a competitive season loaded with talented opponents, and(…)

Newsome, Bloomingdale High Schools Host National Signing Day

Newsome, Bloomingdale High Schools Host National Signing Day

Joined by teammates, teachers, coaches, family and friends, Bloomingdale Senior High and neighboring Newsome High School featured its talented student-athletes last month during national signing day. Newsome High School was proud to host its signing ceremony featuring senior Lucy Garner who signed with Eckerd College to further her education while playing softball. Garner is looking(…)

Bloomingdale Lacrosse Club Ready For Spring Season Competition

Bloomingdale Lacrosse Club Ready For Spring Season Competition

  After a year-long effort and overcoming some challenges to reach its goal, the Bloomingdale Lacrosse Club representing Bloomingdale High School students will have a chance to prove its worth during the 2014 spring season. “As a parent of past and current high school lacrosse players, I am happy to give my time and effort(…)

BSAC Hosts Hillsborough County Special Olympics

BSAC Hosts Hillsborough County Special Olympics

For the second year in a row, the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center was the proud host of the Hillsborough County Special  Olympics, held annually at area centers that are able to serve the sports the event features. While last year’s Olympics took advantage of BSAC’s aquatic facility, athletes this year got the chance to(…)

F.I.S.H. HAWK Football Team Needs New Helmets

F.I.S.H. HAWK Football Team Needs New Helmets

By Kelly Wise Legg The F.I.S.H. HAWK football team in Brandon is just a little bit different than your average high school football team. What sets this team apart is that it consists of high school players that are all homeschooled by their parents. F.I.S.H. stands for Families Instructing Students at Home. The team was(…)

New Business Bestows Confidence, Character Development Through Martial Arts

New Business Bestows Confidence, Character Development Through Martial Arts

By Rachel Ann Johnson PRO Martial Arts, a North American franchise, boasts its third karate studio in Hillsborough County with the newest location at 119 W. Bloomingdale Ave. The Brandon facility, which opened its doors six months ago, provides martial arts instruction to more than 40 students. Brandon resident, Josh Leduc, is the studio’s program(…)

Girl Scouts Program Is Teaching The Message of Empowerment

Girl Scouts Program Is Teaching The Message of Empowerment

By Nicole Heubusch There is a new program available to the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida. The ESCAPE Series is geared towards young girls to help promote awareness of potential violent situations. They will learn skills on how to deal with bullying and harassment, as well as gain knowledge on assault. The age group(…)

Young Baseball Players Get Their Chance to Play With The Big Leagues

Young Baseball Players Get Their Chance to Play With The Big Leagues

By Nicole Heubusch Young sportsmen gathered at North Brandon Youth Baseball for the fourth annual Sweet Swingin’ Baseball Camp, hosted by Tampa Bay Rays’ outfielder, Matt Joyce. Held at North Brandon Youth Baseball, this camp is open for player’s age 5-12. The camp features different professional baseball players working with kids on the fundamentals of(…)