Sports

Bears Begin 25th Season On Solid Ground

Bears Begin 25th Season On Solid Ground

By Tamas Mondovics For the past quarter of a century, the Brandon Bears Youth Football and Cheerleading organization has served the community and has been committed to providing a safe and positive environment for children to learn teamwork and participate in sports. Unfortunately, however, while the program consistently turns in one successful season after another,  (…)

The Brandon Browns Backers Mix Love Of Sport With Charitable Giving

The Brandon Browns Backers Mix Love Of Sport With Charitable Giving

By Kathy L. Collins What happens when you mix football fans with a charitable spirit? You get the Brandon Browns Backers, a social organization that supports the Cleveland Browns and charitable causes within the greater Brandon area. The Brandon Browns Backers is a local chapter of the Browns Backers Worldwide. They meet every Sunday or(…)

Rams Youth Football and Cheer Starts Ninth Season with Strong Community Support

Rams Youth Football and Cheer Starts Ninth Season with Strong Community Support

By Tamas Mondovics In the wake of joining the Pop Warner Little Scholars program earlier this year, followed by a  productive summer, the Valrico Rams Youth Football and Cheerleading Organization is ready start its ninth year of fall competition and the fourth at its new facility. Determined to post a solid season, Rams president Joel(…)

Cougars Win AHN Tourney, Focus on Posting Solid Season

Cougars Win AHN Tourney, Focus on Posting Solid Season

By Tamas Mondovics The Cougars mid-week practice was intense ahead of this year’s Academy of the Holy Names Volleyball Invitational held on Friday and Saturday, September 6-7; but at the end it was worth it as the girls pushed hard to make the event count. The team’s roster included Plant, Tampa Prep, East Lake, Robinson,(…)

East Bay High Gets Season Off to a Solid Start

East Bay High Gets Season Off to a Solid Start

By Tamas Mondovics For Indians football head coach Frank  LaRosa, the start of a another season’s formalities, expectations and predictions by local reporters and sports fans may be a part of the annual routine, but once the game got underway, it was all about business. “I don’t care much about what anyone says or predicts;(…)

Wolves Hope for Solid Season after Kickoff Classic Washout; Bulls, Cougars Win Pre-season Bout

Wolves Hope for Solid Season after Kickoff Classic Washout; Bulls, Cougars Win Pre-season Bout

By Tamas Mondovics As an east wind was driving the evening storm clouds away from the Joe E. Newsome High School football stadium, players and fans hoped that their 2013-2014 season football kickoff classic scheduled for Friday, August 23, will go on as planned. Unfortunately, the clouds got only darker and by game time, it(…)

BSAC to Host Second Annual Dash and Splash Aquathon

BSAC to Host Second Annual Dash and Splash Aquathon

                    By Tamas Mondovics As students adjust to their school routine this fall, so does the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, gearing up for another busy season with a full list of programs including the center’s second annual Dash and Splash Aquathon. Scheduled for Saturday, September(…)

FH Rookies 8U Navy All Stars Journey

FH Rookies 8U Navy All Stars Journey

Staff Report This summer, a special group of boys from the FishHawk community had quite an experience representing FishHawk Youth Baseball as the FishHawk 8 and Under All Stars Navy. It was a rough start at the beginning of their season. Their first tournament was at Eagle Lake and the team opened up 1-2 with(…)

North Brandon YMCA to Host NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition

North Brandon YMCA to Host NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition

By Tamas Mondovics The North Brandon Family YMCA announced last month that for the first time in the facility’s long history, it will host the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick (PPK) competition. The PPK contest is led by specific rules sectioned by the National Football League and is a free national skills competition for boys(…)

Golf Fundraiser Proceeds Benefit Newsome High School’s Boys’ Basketball Team

Golf Fundraiser Proceeds Benefit Newsome High School’s Boys’ Basketball Team

By Nicole Schoen For the past 10 years, the Newsome High School boys basketball team has raised money through a popular golf tournament fundraiser. This year’s annual event will take place Saturday, September 14, at the Bloomingdale Golfers Club at 8:30 a.m. with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. All proceeds from the event provide needed(…)