Monday, June 25, 2018
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Land O'Lakes All-Stars take Little League district championship

The Land O'Lakes All-Stars won the District 25 Little League baseball championship last week for the 11 to 12-year-old division, defeating Lutz in the championship game 5-3.

The team went undefeated through the weeklong double elimination tournament in Dade City, competing against teams from New Tampa, Temple Terrace, North Seminole, Lutz and Dade City. Land O'Lakes is managed by former professional baseball player Mike Peeples.

"This is the best Little League team I've ever seen," team parent Tedd Poore said.

"They went up to Cooperstown a month ago and won eight straight games against strong competition. It's not far fetched this team could go a really long way, maybe even have a shot at the Little League World Series. One game this kid comes through, the next it's another."

The team now moves on to the Section 4 tournament, with other district champions, to be held July 21-22 in Land O'Lakes. The winner of the Section 4 tournament advances to the Florida State Championships, to be held July 27-30 in DeBary.

I9: i9 sports, a leading provider of youth sports leagues in the Pasco county area, is holding open registrations for basketball, soccer, flag football and baseball leagues this fall. The leagues are open to kids ages 3-16 with a focus on fun, safety and good sportsmanship without tryouts and fundraisers. To register, visit www. i9sports.com or call league director Jimmy Barbarise at (813) 532-1507.

SOCCER: The Adult Premier Soccer League is coming to Pasco in August at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex. Participants must be at least 18 and register by July 31. Two leagues will be offered at the complex: 8-vs.-8 on Sundays and 11-vs.-11 on Fridays. Included in the cost of registration is a seven game regular season, team shirts, paid referees and prizes awarded to the winning teams. The cost to register a team in the 8-vs.-8 league (up to 12 players on a team) is $700; for the 11-vs.-11 league (up to 18 players) the cost is $975. Individual registration costs $75. The 8-vs.-8 league will begin Aug. 5 and the 11-vs.-11 on Aug. 10. To register, email [email protected] or call (813) 444-PLAY (7529).

SOFTBALL: The Land O'Lakes Community Center is holding open registration for its fall softball league with a meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. July 28. The season includes one preseason game, a 10-game regular season and postseason tournament. Monday nights are co-ed, but Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are men's league nights. The deadline to register is Aug. 9; games start on Aug. 13. The cost is $475 per team. For information, call (813) 929-1229.

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

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