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West Pasco Brewers capture division title

Riders will take to the streets of New Port Richey on Sunday for the annual Gearlink Cup bicycle race. The event is free.

Photo by David Rice (2010)

Riders will take to the streets of New Port Richey on Sunday for the annual Gearlink Cup bicycle race. The event is free.

The West Pasco Brewers Majors team won its division last weekend in the District 12 Mid Season Tournament in Dunedin. With three weeks left in the regular season, manager Chris Chiger believes that taking home the tournament trophy will give the kids confidence as they prepare for the postseason.

"I'm proud of every one of our boys," Chiger said. "Everyone played their hearts out. We got key hits when we needed them, our pitchers stood up to the test and it just showed why we've only lost one game all season. I think that doing it the way that we did, our confidence level is very high."

The Brewers won their opening game by a score of 8-3 but ended up taking a loss due to a technicality surrounding the rules concerning playing time. Because of the loss, the Brewers had to win twice on Saturday to advance. They continued on undefeated and eventually beat the East Lake Yankees in the finals.

LACROSSE: The Wesley Chapel Wildcats girls lacrosse team will chase its first Florida Gulf Coast Lacrosse League Championship since the formation of the league last year. The team will play its first divisional playoff game at 7 p.m. Monday against an opponent yet to be determined. The Wildcats are the only team to have secured their seeding thus far.

"The main success of this team is really a core group of girls committed to the game, committed to practice, that have the ability to adapt to the fast changes faced during the game," head coach Michael Diaz said. "Even our first-year lacrosse players bring outstanding athleticism to the field and a drive to learn the game. We are lucky to have experiences in all the right places and I believe becoming the FGCLL Champion is an attainable goal for these girls."

If the Wildcats win on Monday, they will play again in the East Division Championship game on April 27. Both games will be held Wesley Chapel District Park and are open to the public.

BASEBALL: The Suncoast Select 18U baseball team will hold a player interest meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Center on Collier Parkway. Any player who would like to be considered for the team needs to be in attendance with a parent or guardian, as team leaders will discuss the summer plans as well as dues. The Suncoast Select 18U team participates in Perfect Game Showcase events, which are attended by numerous college and Major League Baseball recruiters, as well as select events throughout the summer. The 18's also will participate in the 18U National Championships in Georgia and have been invited to the Triple Crown World Series in Virginia. For information, email Jerry Scott at, call him at (813) 992-8124 or visit

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Gearlink Cup

New Port Richey will host The Gearlink Cup bicycle race on Sunday, rain or shine. The race will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on a seven-tenths of a mile course that will loop around Orange Park. The family event is open to spectators for no charge. For information about the race, call event coordinator Robert Lecznar at (727) 842-5702.

West Pasco Brewers capture division title 04/19/12 [Last modified: Thursday, April 19, 2012 3:49pm]
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