Sports

YMCA 2014 National Gymnastics Championship Makes $4.5 Million Economic Impact In Community

YMCA 2014 National Gymnastics Championship Makes $4.5 Million Economic Impact In Community

  By Tamas Mondovics More than 140 teams and nearly 2,000 gymnasts from more than 20 states arrived in Tampa Bay last month for the annual YMCA National Gymnastics Championships. Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA and Sarasota YMCA served as co-hosts of the event while supplying a number of talented athletes to measure up their skills. […]

Addy Benz Receives 2014 Zachary Tucker H.E.R.O. Award

Addy Benz Receives 2014 Zachary Tucker H.E.R.O. Award

  Staff Report The Zachary Tucker H.E.R.O. Award is given to one fifth grade student at Lithia Springs Elementary School who displays the characteristics H – happy attitude, E – excellent student, R – respected friend, O – outstanding athlete. These are the characteristics displayed by Zach Tucker, who was a Lithia Springs student who […]

Rich Luppino’s United Sports Academy, Go Skateboarding Day Celebrated & More

Rich Luppino’s United Sports Academy, Go Skateboarding Day Celebrated & More

  By Tamas Mondovics Baseball, Softball Camp Aims to Teach Through Discipline “With much discipline comes much learning,” said Rich Luppino, one of the most highly respected professional, local youth baseball and softball instructors who has been teaching young players while promoting discipline on and off the field for the past 15 years. Local youth […]

Chicks For Charity Presents Brandon Sports And Aquatic Center With Over $10,000

Chicks For Charity Presents Brandon Sports And Aquatic Center With Over $10,000

  By Tamas Mondovics In its continued effort to raise money for local charities, Chicks for Charity, a well known charitable giving organization located in Brandon, paid a special visit to The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) earlier this month. The brainchild of Tammy Holmberg, owner of the Lake Brandon Village and Westfield Mall […]

Florida Championship Fighting Coming To The Regent For Title Fight Event

Florida Championship Fighting Coming To The Regent For Title Fight Event

  By Alexandra Booth Florida Championship Fighting is coming to Brandon on Saturday, August 16 at the Regent in Brandon. The event will feature over 10 sanctioned bouts with experienced fighters from all across Florida. The main event will include a Florida Championship Fighting Title fight between Terry Janoski from Tampa and Tony Murphy from […]

Judy’s Dance Academy Celebrates National Dance Day

Judy’s Dance Academy Celebrates National Dance Day

Staff Report   Judy’s Dance Academy will celebrate National Dance Day on Saturday, July 26 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with a variety of fun activities. JDA dancers have been rehearsing choreography in preparation to share with the community. Launched in 2010, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that encourages Americans to embrace dance as a […]

Bloomingdale Blaze 12U Softball Wins State, Ready For World Series

Bloomingdale Blaze 12U Softball Wins State, Ready For World Series

  By Tamas Mondovics Following a five-game tourney, the undefeated Bloomingdale Blaze 12U softball team won the state championship and a chance to represent the community and Florida in the upcoming Babe Ruth Softball 12U World Series beginning Thursday, August 7 in Alachua. The girls’ chance to advance beyond the state borders comes after its […]

Free TOPSoccer Program Helps Kids With Disabilities Develop Self Esteem, Fitness

Free TOPSoccer Program Helps Kids With Disabilities Develop Self Esteem, Fitness

  By Nicole Heubusch The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPSoccer) is a community based training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities. Any boy or girl age five and up in the area that has a mental or physical disability are welcome to join TOPSoccer, which is designed to give children the opportunity […]

Go Skateboarding Day Celebrated, World’s Largest Swimming Lesson & More

Go Skateboarding Day Celebrated, World’s Largest Swimming Lesson & More

  By Tamas Mondovics County Celebrates “Go Skateboarding Day” Hillsborough County’s Brandon Skate Park hosted a 2014 Go Skateboarding Day celebration last month. Giving testimony to the sport’s continued impact on both young and old, each year since 2004 skateboarders around the globe come together on June 21 and celebrate what is considered one of […]

Riverview Martial Arts Student Wins Three Gold Medals, Ruskin Teen Wins Golf Tourney

Riverview Martial Arts Student Wins Three Gold Medals, Ruskin Teen Wins Golf Tourney

  By Tamas Mondovics Riverview Martial Arts Student Wins Three Gold Medals at Florida Sunshine Games When 12-year-old Cedric Lowery of Riverview first decided to learn Taekwondo, a Korean martial art which has been an Olympic event since 2000, his goal was simple; learn self-defense and build discipline. Three years later, the Barrington Middle School […]