By Tamas Mondovics

The North Brandon Little League’s history books have been re-written this summer thanks to the program’s All-Star team’s recent success.

For the first time in program history, all three NBLL All-Star age divisions (9/10, 10/11 and 11/12) have earned a District 13 championship title with a chance for a State appearance.

According to league representatives the teams’ success is a testament to all the hard work on the part of each and every player.

“This is the furthest any of the North Brandon Little League teams have ever advanced,” said team mom, Rhonda Bolt, whose son, Cristian, 10, plays outfielder in NBLL’s 9/10 age division. “We are just so proud of them and of their hard work, commitment and willingness to stay focused during the season.

The win allowed the three teams to advance to sectionals held in Sarasota.

Dodging the summer storms, NBLL 9/10 won its games and continued its quest for a state title, as Section 4 champions.

Proud of what has been accomplished this season, NBLL officials wanted to thank everyone including all of the All-Star players, parents, managers, coaches, volunteers, family members, and fans who have had a part in the leagues’ history-making success.

North Brandon Little League is the home of Matt Joyce of the Tampa Bay Rays who continues to host appearances and fund raisers for North Brandon on a regular basis.

Fall registration dates and times are:

Saturday August 24th—9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Tuesday August 27th—6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Thursday August 29th—6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Saturday August 31st—9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Tuesday September 3rd—6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Fees are $90.00 per player-All Divisions

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Kelly Wise Valdes
Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.