Sports

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(…)

Community Outreach Programs Aim To Hit Bull’s-Eye For Adventures Archery

Community Outreach Programs Aim To Hit Bull’s-Eye For Adventures Archery

By Brian Shaffer When Adventures Archery opened in July of 2013, little was known about how the Tampa Bay community would accept such a specialized facility. After eight months, the results have been overwhelmingly positive. “We just got through our first hunting season and it was pretty crazy,” said Danielle Edelmann, Public Outreach Coordinator and(…)

Big Jumps Mean Big Air At USA BMX Riverview

Big Jumps Mean Big Air At USA BMX Riverview

For the past six years, area residents with the need for speed have been making their way to the USA Official BMX training and race facility, in Riverview. Also known as USA BMX Riverview, located at 12705 Balm-Boyette Rd, the track is a non-profit facility sanctioned by USA BMX and the American Bicycle Association (ABA).(…)

East Bay Athletics Celebrate Cal Ripken Affiliation & Opening Day

East Bay Athletics Celebrate Cal Ripken Affiliation & Opening Day

Following the official announcement late last year to change their affiliation from Little League to Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken Baseball, the East Bay Youth Athletics Organization is looking ahead to the new season with great anticipation. To kick off the year and donning their new logo, the organization is hosting its annual opening ceremony on(…)

Mira Bay Has Dragon Boat Paddling Club

Mira Bay Has Dragon Boat Paddling Club

The Newland Community owned Mira Bay includes over 800 homes in the Apollo Beach area. The community has many premier amenities available at The Mira Bay Club, including a spa, fitness center, pool with aquatics classes, tennis, The Outfitters shop, The Gallery poolside café and more.  The club is open Monday through Friday from 5:30(…)

“Roaring” 20th Annual Riverview Golf Tournament Is Approaching

“Roaring” 20th Annual Riverview Golf Tournament Is Approaching

Anyone who attended the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament last year will agree that a great time was had by all. This year will be even better. Board of Directors’ member, Mike Beiter, with Preservation 1st Financial, is the chairperson and said, “We’ve worked hard to make this even more fun than(…)

Rebook Spartan Special Ops Race Comes To Tampa

Rebook Spartan Special Ops Race Comes To Tampa

Staff Report Rebook Spartan Special Ops Race is coming to Tampa on Saturday, February 15 at the Raymond James Stadium. The purpose of the Spartan Race is to get participants active and healthy while challenging today’s perception of normal. The race seeks to take competitors back to the ancient human roots when running through woods(…)