By Tamas Mondovics

Coach Spotlight

Bloomingdale High School varsity football coach, Max Warner, left in above photo, enjoyed the spotlight and $2,000 to benefit the program after being named Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coach of the week. In his second season with the Bulls, Warner led the program to its third post season playoff game in school history. The Bulls finished the year with a 5-1 district record.

Bloomingdale Students Take Athletics To The Next Level

Area students have been busy making their mark on the community by shining some light on their talents and abilities as well as taking their athletic skills to the next level.

Included in the list of just a few of the many students worthy of mention are Bloomingdale High School athletes, Lexie Chevalier, Alexys Lawson and Amanda Beinborn.

In harmony with school tradition, the girls enjoyed the spotlight, while celebrating their official commitment to taking their softball skills to the next level during a recent signing day at the school media room.

With teachers, family and friends present, Lexie committed to University of Tampa, followed by Alexys to Florida International University and Amanda to Hillsborough Community College.

For more information about Bloomingdale High School, please visit www.sdhc.k12.fl.us.

Local Twins Win Gold At Special Olympics National Tennis Championship

Two local teens and Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) ‘Tennis For Fun’ athletes Bryan Fisher, and his twin, Ryan, 31, were chosen to compete in the Special Olympics North America tennis championship held at the Vandermeer Tennis club, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina in late October.

The tournament was a national tennis championship that saw 120 athletes from around the United States, who have competed in levels one through five in singles, doubles, and unified matchplay. The twins turned in a solid performance and each won gold medals in level five singles.

Currently, Bryan and Ryan train at the BSAC ‘Tennis For Fun’ program, a free tennis clinic for mentally handicapped athletes. The twins joined BSAC in the 2002-2003 season at the age of 16. “They are amazing individuals who give back to our community by volunteering at ECHO,” said Brandon area resident Judy Moore.

Run entirely by self motivated and willing volunteers ‘Tennis For Fun’ is now in its 18th year. Congratulations Bryan and Ryan. Visit www.tennisforfun.org.