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Speed skaters to descend on Port Richey

Close to 200 speed skaters will compete next weekend at the 2012 Southern Region In-Line Championships at the Spinnations Skating Center in Port Richey. More than 180 races, including relays, will be skated over the two-day event as skaters work toward qualifying for the 2012 U.S. Championships in Lincoln, Neb., July 14-21.

Thirteen teams representing the Southern Region's seven-state area will enter their best skaters. Metered races from Tiny Tots to Grand Classic men as well as the two- and four-person relays will compete on May 19. Novice events will skate on May 20.

Fans are welcome to attend. Daily admission is $5, with events beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m. on May 19. Events continue from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20. For information, visit or by call (305) 978-6277 or (727) 207-4071.

MINI FLYERS: The Bay City Flyers May Fun-Fly will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 at Conners Preserve, 22500 State Road 52, Land O'Lakes. The event includes a demonstration of acrobatic flying of model aircraft from the ground. Pilots will demonstrate limbo flying, bomb dropping, take off and landing in 60 seconds, flying a figure 8 around balloons and breaking the last balloon, and much more. Fee is $10 for pilots; $3 at the gate for spectators. For information call (813) 802-8970

GOLF: The 16th annual Gulf High Alumni Golf Scramble is June 3 at Fox Hollow Golf Club. All proceeds from the four-person scramble will go to the school's athletic department general fund. The $85 fee per player includes golf with cart, range balls, on course contests, door prizes and dinner after golf at Windows on the Green. Prizes will be awarded as well for low gross and net scores. Hole sponsorships are available for $100. Entry forms are available at or by contacting Paul Girardi (727) 858-0688 or Travis DeWalt (727) 774-3300.

To submit information on community sports events, contact David Rice at

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