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Adult soccer league wraps up second season

Little Everglades Ranch hosts its annual combined driving event this weekend. The four-day event tests carriage drivers and their horses in three disciplines including dressage, above.

LAUREN RICE | Special to the Times

Little Everglades Ranch hosts its annual combined driving event this weekend. The four-day event tests carriage drivers and their horses in three disciplines including dressage, above.

The Adult Premier Soccer League finished its second season with a pair of finals Feb. 10 in the men's division as well as co-ed. In the men's league, a team calling themselves the United Nations beat FC Grey in penalty kicks.

"This last season was extraordinary, with nine teams scoring a lung-busting 315 goals between them," APSL co-founder Colin Eke said. "Our goal is to provide a warm and friendly sporting atmosphere with a competitive edge to allow the individual to express themselves under safe rules of competition. It seems to work well as there have been many new inquiries to join-up for the spring season."

ABC Pizza won the co-ed final comfortably by defeating last year's champion Lightning by a score of 9-1. The league's spring season begins March 10. For information or to register, visit

SHOOTING: Ye Notorious Krewe of the Peg Leg Pirate will hold its annual Get on the Good Foot sporting clays benefit shoot on Saturday at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays in Land O'Lakes. Profits from the event will support amputees and their families in the area.

The contest includes eight stands and 50 shots from shooters on four person teams. The cost of registering a team is $325, or $275 for law enforcement, military or amputee groups. The entry fee includes continental breakfast, awards lunch, door prize tickets and a sporting clays gift bag. Registration and breakfast will take place from 7:30-8:45 a.m. with the event starting at 9 a.m. For information, call (813) 323-3644 or visit

SKATING: A skating fundraiser will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 28 to raise money for Pasco County domestic violence shelters. The event, which is sponsored by the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, will be held at SpinNations Skating Center, 8345 Congress St., Port Richey. Cost is $8, which includes four-wheeled skate rental (inline skate rental extra). Tickets may be purchased at SpinNations, or contact Pasco sheriff's community relations director Kevin Doll at (727) 844-7759 or Maria Matheus of the Salvation Army at (727) 815-8539. For more information visit

MUD ENDEAVOR: On March 23 the Withlacoochee State Forest in Brooksville will host the Mud Endeavor run, a 5K obstacle mud race designed to appeal to a wide range of competitors. With more than 100 feet of elevation changes, this course offers great views and scenery while challenging even the fiercest of competitors.

The Brooksville Mud Endeavor is the first in a four race series that concludes with a Night Run Under the Lights on July 20 in Dade City. Included in this series are the Mud Endeavor – North Tampa at Hidden Creek Golf Course on April 20 and the Palmetto Mud Run on May 18 in Anderson, S.C.

To register, visit Participants are encouraged to register early because the first waves fill up fast and the registration price increases as the race date nears. For information, visit or call (352) 588-4697.

RUNNING, BIKING: Preregistration is under way for the Alzheimer's Family Organization's annual Pasco Challenge, a series of races being held March 9 to raise money to help people facing Alzheimer's disease. The races will begin at 8 a.m. March 9 at J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd. Competitive events include a 5K and 10K foot race and a half marathon. Noncompetitive events include a 1-mile walk/fun run and 25K, 50K, and 100K bike tours. Breakfast, refreshments, goody bags, and custom-designed T-shirts will be available.

Registration is $30 for any race for adults, except $40 for the half-marathon. All races for those 16 and under are $15. Starkey Wilderness Park also has a $2 parking fee. To register, call toll-free 1-888-496-8004, visit, or register on race day from 6:15 to 7:45 a.m.

To submit items on community sports events, contact David Rice at [email protected]

STEEPLECHASE: The annual Little Everglades International Combined Driving Event will run from Thursday to Sunday at Little Everglades Ranch in Dade City. This four-day equestrian event will test carriage drivers and their horses in three different disciplines consisting of dressage, marathon and cones. Spectators will see drivers and horses from single ponies to four-in-hand teams from all over the United States and the world. Admission is $10 per day, free for children 12 and under. Gould Road gates open at 8 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. each day. Spectators may bring a chair, but pets are not allowed. For information, call Kevin Campbell at (352) 521-3661.

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