Athletes excel in Junior Olympics skills competition

Kids between the ages of 8 and 13 competed in a Junior Olympic skills competition last Saturday at the New Port Richey Recreation Center. The event is a free grass roots program that allows kids the opportunity to compete individually and showcase their athletic abilities in four sports: tennis, basketball, soccer, and track and field.

Last Saturday's event was the basketball portion of the program. In the 8- to 9-year-old division, Adam Mulroy came away in first place, Jordan Dong took the 12- to 13-year-old boys division, and Kayala Scianna won the 12- to 13-year-old girls division. These winners will advance to the regional competition at Forbes Recreation Center in Pinellas Park.

For more information, visit www.jrolympicskills.com.

LACROSSE: A lacrosse camp will be held for boys ages 8-18 and girls in grades 8-12 on Sunday at the Wesley Chapel District Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp staff includes nationally recognized college coaches and players and local high school coaches.

For more information, visit www.tampatribe.org or e-mail lacrosse@wcaafla.org.

CHEERLEADING: Pasco Elite Cheerleading All-Stars will hold secondary tryouts for those who could not make the initial tryouts. This tryout will be May 16 from noon to 4 p.m. at 8734 Afton Drive, Unit A in Port Richey. The cost is $15 for ages 4 and up and participants are asked to wear appropriate attire (shorts, a T-shirt and athletic shoes). A liability waiver, which can be downloaded at www.pascoelite.com, will need to be turned in on the day of the tryout.

For more information, call (727) 946-3823 or e-mail tgreen104@tampabay.rr.com.

MORE CHEERLEADING: BAAM Athletics will host tryouts for the 2009-10 season for boys and girls ages 5-18 and levels 1-5. Tryouts will be Tuesday through Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the BAAM Athletics Gym at 7814 Leo Kidd Road in Port Richey. The tryout fee is $15. No cheer experience is required.

For more information, contact coachann@baamathletics.com or visit www.baamathletics.com.

HOCKEY: The Florida Stingrays 18AA ice hockey team will hold tryouts for its Statewide Florida Hockey League season from 7 to 8:15 p.m. May 4 and 11 at Tampa Bay Skating Academy in Oldsmar.

The team plays an 18-game season beginning in July, playoffs and tournaments. A select group of players will be chosen for the Elite division team (16- to 20-year-olds) that will play against college teams and U.S. Junior teams. The team offers complete on-ice and off-ice training with fees at $50 per player. At tryouts, players are asked to bring a light- and a dark-colored jersey with their name and a number on it.

For more information, call general manager Jeffrey Meyer at (727) 810-5333 or visit www.stingraysjrhockey.com.

ROLLER HOCKEY: Sportszone2 in New Port Richey is offering a free Hockey 101 skate program for beginners who want to learn to inline skate and possibly move on to the Advanced Hockey 102 program, which teaches hockey fundamentals. The sessions are Saturdays at 9 a.m.

For more information, call Marsha Brown at (727) 514-3237 or Marci Gallahan at (727) 845-7808.

RECREATION: Shady Hills Community Center in Spring Hill and the Shady Hills Boys and Girls Club will host a Spring Field Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9. Kids ages 3 to 12 are welcome to join in games and challenges. The free event includes running, jumping, throwing and football activities.

For more information, call (727) 856-7831.

Submit upcoming events, registrations, info to communitysports@tampabay.com.

Athletes excel in Junior Olympics skills competition 04/30/09 [Last modified: Thursday, April 30, 2009 6:32pm]

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