Sports

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).(…)

Pinecrest Pilots Open Registration For Spring Tackle Football Season

Pinecrest Pilots Open Registration For Spring Tackle Football Season

In the wake of another competitive fall run, the Pinecrest Pilots Football and Cheer organization is once again gearing up to take part in the much-anticipated spring tackle football season, scheduled to begin this month ending in the first week of May. As of 2013, the Pilots have been a proud member of the Tri-County(…)

Lightning’s Community Heroes Program Honors Valrico Foundation

Lightning’s Community Heroes Program Honors Valrico Foundation

There is no way to get over the loss of a child. In 2006, when Valrico residents, Laura and Vin Marchetti lost their 16-year-old daughter, Katie, in a car accident in which she was not wearing her seatbelt, they wanted to do something positive so that others would not have to go through what they(…)

7th Annual Saddles N’ Spurs Casino Night Provides Funding For Great Programs At BSAC

7th Annual Saddles N’ Spurs Casino Night Provides Funding For Great Programs At BSAC

If you want a fun night out, then  put on your “saddles and spurs” and get to the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center’s (BSAC) 7th Annual Saddles N’ Spurs Casino Night. The annual event is set for Saturday, March 1 from 7-11 p.m. at The Regent located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview. Advance tickets(…)

Golfers Invited To Tee Off For Tournament To Benefit Bloomingdale Library Survivor

Golfers Invited To Tee Off For Tournament To Benefit Bloomingdale Library Survivor

Staff Report While the Bloomingdale Library Survivor, now known to the community as Queena, works tirelessly in multiple therapy sessions to regain the life she once knew, area golfers are gathering to organize a golf tournament to help raise money for her care and a new wheelchair-accessible van. Traveling from one therapy appointment to another(…)

Local Twins Earn Black Belt In Judo

Local Twins Earn Black Belt In Judo

By Tamas Mondovics The Florida School of Judo at the Campo YMCA in Valrico was pleased to announce the results of hard work, commitment and dedication on the part of two of its longtime members earlier this month. The twin children of Sensei Merry Alaynick, Christopher and Alexander Alaynick, received the Shodan (first degree black(…)

Newland Communities Repairs Riverview-Area Youth Sports Field

Newland Communities Repairs Riverview-Area Youth Sports Field

By Pam Parisi The East Bay Buccaneers, a local youth football team, have a new home field to play on thanks to generous contributions from RIPA & Associates and Newland Communities (AMERICAN NEWLAND COMMUNITIES) and their joint venture partner NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH). These companies graciously donated dirt and transportation equipment valued at(…)

Local Dad Follows Dream To Become 2013 East Bay Sprints Race Champion

Local Dad Follows Dream To Become 2013 East Bay Sprints Race Champion

By Tamas Mondovics After trying for the past three years, Apollo Beach resident, Billy Boyd, has finally reached his goal by winning the East Bay Sprints 2013 championship ahead of defending champion, Kerry Gilbert. “I feel great that I have finally accomplished a goal I have set out to do for many years of racing,”(…)

Eagles Dominate Class 4A District 9, Seek To Clench Undefeated Season

Eagles Dominate Class 4A District 9, Seek To Clench Undefeated Season

By Tamas Mondovics Three years ago, the Brandon soccer team posted a season without claiming a single game win. With such a record under its belt, coupled with a brand new coach, Robert Salvog, who joined the program in 2011, the Eagles had only one way to go. Fast forward to the 2013-2014 winter athletic(…)

BSAC Dive Team Sports First Tourney Success

BSAC Dive Team Sports First Tourney Success

By Tamas Mondovics Competing at its first meet since inception on April 1, 2013, the Team Colwill Diving program, organized and operated by the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC), reported an excellent showing at the two-day WCF Christmas Invitational held earlier this month in Orlando. In the seven and under division, BSAC’s Aiden Sadler(…)