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2 Tarpon Springs High seniors to participate in Army All-American Bowl


2 Tarpon high seniors picked for Army Bowl

Two Tarpon Springs High seniors were selected to participate in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl scheduled for Jan. 8 in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Offensive tackle Zach DeBell and band member Joey Velez were presented their jersey and jacket respectively Tuesday morning at the school. Army Lt. David Kearns, Lt. Rachel Smith and Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schlemmer were on hand for the presentation. "It's really exciting for me to participate with kids from across the country," said Velez, 17, who plays the clarinet and plans to attend Florida State University. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl features the best high school football players and musicians in the nation. It pits the best players from the East and West coasts against one another in a nationally television football game. "It's a pretty big honor," said DeBell, 17, who has committed to play football at the University of Georgia. Countryside offensive tackle Tyler Moore was also selected to play in the game. He was notified of his selection earlier in the year. Moore, a senior, has committed to play at Nebraska.

Expect delays at Yacht Club Bridge

Motorists can expect some delays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. today at the Yacht Club Bridge at Spring Boulevard and Pampas Avenue, where a crew will be filming for Dolphin Tale, the 3-D feature film based on the true story of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium's Winter the dolphin. Traffic on the two-lane bridge will be reduced to one lane, officials said.


Essays could win Bucs game tickets

The deadline for entries for the second round of Operation Touch Down, which will provide transportation and tickets for 42 local youths to attend the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game Dec. 19 against the Detroit Lions, is Friday. The program is being organized by the Clearwater Police Department and Clearwater Threshers. To qualify for the game, students ages 10 to 18 must write an essay on the topic: "How can I help stop bullying or drugs in my school or neighborhood?" Essays may be submitted to Clearwater school resource officers or e-mailed to police spokeswoman Elizabeth Watts at They also may be mailed or dropped off at the Clearwater Police Department at 645 Pierce St., Clearwater, FL 33756, Attention: Office of the Chief/Operation Touch Down. Students must reside within the city of Clearwater. Students who did not attend the first game Oct. 24 will get first preference.

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