The Land O'Lakes Little League 9- and 10-year-old softball all-star team won the state championship recently by a score of 12-1 in Vero Beach and now moves on to the Regional Tournament of State Champions beginning today in Luray, Va.
"This is the first time we've ever had a team get past state," said Dennis Plaisted, vice president of Land O'Lakes Little League. "As a Little League this is phenomenal and we are very proud of these girls. They haven't lost yet and we couldn't be happier with what they've accomplished."
The team will play in pool play, guaranteeing them three games where they can advance to the regional championship if they win their pool. The team will begin play tonight.
SOFTBALL: A new senior men's slow pitch softball league is forming in Land O'Lakes. Games will be played during the fall and spring at the Land O'Lakes Community Center park. Interested participants should contact Walt Bockmiller at (813) 527-8211 or [email protected]
BASEBALL: The Greater Hudson Little League will hold its Fall Ball registration from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays from Aug. 8 to Sept. 8 at Arthur Engle Park in Hudson. For information, email [email protected] or call (727) 487-BALL (2255).
TRAINING: Jonathon Fuentes, owner of Pasco Health and Fitness, will host his second Athlete Combine Weekend this Saturday and Sunday at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex. The combine is open to athletes high school age and younger and will include instruction from coaches with professional experience. Combine events include 40-yard and 90-foot sprints, broad jumps, agility testing and more. The combine runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day and costs $35 if preregistered, $40 on the day of the event and $25 for a single day. Preregistration is available at Pasco Health and Fitness. For information, e-mail Fuentes at [email protected] or call (813) 949-4120.
TRIATHLON: Athletes can register for the fifth annual Cotee Man Triathlon, which will be held at 7:30 a.m. Aug. 11. The race goes from Main Street to the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center. This beginner friendly triathlon includes a 9-mile bike course, 150-yard swim and a 5K run. Online registration is available atimathlete.com/events/coteeman. Registration fees for individuals are $75 by Aug. 9 and $85 on race day (if available). Team fees are $95 by Aug. 9 and $105 on race day (if available). Registration limits are in place and this event may sell out in advance of the race weekend. For information, contact race director Rob Marlowe at (727) 847-2424.
To submit information on community sports events, contact David Rice at [email protected]