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West Pasco Little League Angels celebrate winning season

Members of the West Pasco Little League Angels cheer after they won their division bracket last Saturday in district 12. The team went 11-4 and swept the Blue Division in the postseason.

Courtesy of Doug Long

Members of the West Pasco Little League Angels cheer after they won their division bracket last Saturday in district 12. The team went 11-4 and swept the Blue Division in the postseason.

The West Pasco Little League Angels won their division bracket last Saturday in district 12. The team went 11-4 for the season, sweeping the Blue Division in the postseason.

"It's just a great team," coach Doug Long said. "I try to get inside of these boys' heads and I got their commitment from the first practice. They believed in themselves and they really wanted it. I had as much fun and got as much out of it as they did, to see the changes that were made in them."

The Angels are a minors team in the West Pasco Little League.

FOOTBALL AND CHEER: The first Pasco Police Athletic League Football and Cheer Camp will take place on June 16 at Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex. The camp is designed to work technique and fundamentals with an emphasis on fun. It will be open to kids ages 5-15 and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration opening at 8:15 a.m. The cost is $10 per camper on the day of the event. Discounted presale tickets can be purchased at

CAMPS: Pasco-Hernando Community College is offering four summer sports camps for kids at the west campus in New Port Richey. Baseball, softball and volleyball camps will begin on June 11; a basketball camp will be offered the week of June 18. The PHCC athletic department's goal is to foster an interest in athletics to girls and boys of all playing abilities.

• The boys baseball camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon for ages 7-13. The camp is run by PHCC head baseball coach Steve Winterling and costs $75.

• The girls volleyball camp taught by PHCC coach Kim Whitney will break down into two sessions, the first running from 5 to 8:30 p.m. June 6-8 for 12- to 18-year-olds. The second will be an individual skills session running from 8 to 11:30 a.m. June 11-13. The cost is $100 per camp, or $175 for both.

• The girls softball camp taught by PHCC coach Tom Ryan will take place from 9 a.m. to noon June 11-14. It is open to ages 7-17 and will cost $65.

• The boys and girls basketball camp taught by PHCC's men's basketball coaching staff will take place from 8 a.m. to noon June 18-21. The camp is open to kids ages 7-16 and costs $75.

For registration forms and information, visit

RUNNING: The fifth-annual RAP River Run 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run will take place June 9 at Sims Park in downtown New Port Richey. The 5K starts at 7:30 a.m. and runs along the beautiful, flat and shady Cotee River. Registration starts at 6 a.m. The race is chip-timed and racers will receive a finisher's medal, goodie bag and custom technical shirt. There will be a team challenge for teams of five racers or more. All proceeds benefit Youth & Family Alternatives' Runaway Alternatives Project (RAP) House in New Port Richey. For information, visit

BASKETBALL: Spots are available for a summer youth basketball league at Centennial Middle School. The league is for boys or girls entering grades 5-8. Signups will take place at Centennial from 10 a.m. to noon today and June 2. Cost is $75. For information, call John Edwards at (813) 355-7860.

ADULT BASEBALL LEAGUE: Additional players, age 35 and over, are sought for two local teams that will play in Clearwater's adult baseball league. The 2012 season begins June 3 and includes 12 Sunday games, mostly mornings or early afternoon. Fields are in Clearwater (Jack Russell Stadium, Frank Tack Park, Joe DiMaggio Complex) or at Pasco-Hernando Community College in New Port Richey. For information or to sign up, call (352) 683-1692, or inquire at

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

West Pasco Little League Angels celebrate winning season 05/25/12 [Last modified: Friday, May 25, 2012 6:43pm]
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