Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Briefs: Lacrosse tournament a national club championship

The Dick's Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions is a high school club boys lacrosse tournament that takes place every January at Wesley Chapel District Park. The tournament is considered the club national championship for lacrosse and includes teams from as far as Arizona and Canada. More than 50 teams from three divisions (elite, rising stars, and U-15) will make their way to Wesley Chapel for the event which will take place Friday through Sunday.

"This is the best of the best throughout the continent," Wesley Chapel lacrosse director Frank Britton said. "As far as high school lacrosse goes, this is the cream of the crop. The Canadian teams play differently so it's going to be diverse and somewhat educational for people who have only seen American lacrosse. For the casual fan, we have made the event more interactive with a rock climbing wall and fun things for people to do with a fan zone."

In the "fan zone", attendees can buy the latest lacrosse merchandise as well as participate in interactive games. There will also be a coaching discussion and camps for participating players led by division one college coaches. For more information about the tournament, visit www.ndplacrosse.com.

BASEBALL: The Hernando Havoc 11-U travel baseball team is looking for players for its upcoming spring season. This is a team of experienced players who compete in USSSA, RBI/Nations baseball and AAU sanctioned events. All team members must be no more than 11-years old on or before May 1, 2010. Experience is a plus. For more information and tryout dates, contact Dominic Orlando at (352) 684-1536, Steve Delgatto at (352)442-1750 or Ed Kimzsal at (813)508-8244.

SOFTBALL: The Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd., will hold registrations for its upcoming softball season on from 9-11a.m. on Jan. 16. The cost is $375 per team with each team also having to pay a $25 NSA fee. Checks must be made out properly to guarantee a spot and space is limited. The season includes a two game preseason, a 10-game regular season and a single elimination playoff tournament. There will be a co-ed division that will play on Mondays and a men's division that will play on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday each week. For more information, call Land O'Lakes Community Center at (813) 929-1229.

MORE SOFTBALL: The Holiday Recreation Complex will hold its registration for the 2010 softball season at 1 p.m. on Jan. 13. The cost is $375 per team with a $25 annual NSA fee. Fees must be paid by Feb. 1. The season includes a two game preseason and a ten game regular season with a single elimination post season tournament. Divisions will include, men's recreational, women's, church and co-ed. For more information call, (727) 942-7439 or (727) 934-4198.

KARATE: Veterans Memorial Park in Hudson offers karate classes for ages six and up on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The 45-minute classes are split into age groups and experience levels with kids age 6-12 having classes between 5:30-7:45 p.m. Adults 13 and up will go from 7:45-9 p.m. Kids ages 6-12 are broken up by experience levels, beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Classes are taught by sensei Don Taylor. The cost is $35 per month and $25 for additional family members. For more information, call (727) 861-3033.

AEROBICS: Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex offers aerobics classes taught by certified instructor Julie Brucker on Tuesday and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. The class is a 60-minute total body workout open to people of all fitness levels. The cost is $6 per class. Participants are encouraged to bring a towel or mat to each class. For more information, contact Julie Brucker at (813) 996-7186 or e-mail her julbruc@yahoo.com.

RECREATION: Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City will host Florida Flyers "Winter Fly", a remote control airplane flying contest. The event will take place on Jan. 16, 17, and 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is free to the public. For more information about the event, call the park at (352) 567-0264.

Briefs: Lacrosse tournament a national club championship 12/30/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 8:36pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Family a driving force for University of Tampa pitcher David Lebron

    College

    TAMPA — For University of Tampa junior pitcher David Lebron, baseball reminds him of family. He uses it to help honor the memory of his father, who taught him the game. One day, he hopes his career can help support his mother and allow her to rest.

    University of Tampa junior pitcher David Lebron (Courtesy of University of Tampa)
  2. L.A. delay could re-open Super Bowl chance for Tampa in 2021

    Blogs

    Construction delays on the NFL's new stadium in Los Angeles mean the Rams and Chargers won't be playing there until 2020, a year later than expected, and the ripple effect could give Tampa another chance at landing a Super Bowl in February 2021.

    Tampa and Raymond James Stadium last hosted a Super Bowl in 2009, when the Pittsburgh Steelers edged the Arizona Cardinals.
  3. Bucs' Gerald McCoy, Jameis Winston honored in NFL top 100

    Blogs

    Helping fans pass time through the offseason each summer, NFL Network has been unveiling its top 100 players for 2017 as chosen by the players, and the Bucs' Gerald McCoy and Jameis Winston are the first Tampa Bay players revealed, coming in at No. 52 and 57, respectively.

    Bucs quarterback Jameis WInston and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, shown in the 2016 season finale against the Panthers, have both been named to the NFL Network's top 100 players for 2017.
  4. The play occurred in the third inning when Angels rookie Nolan Fontana, making his major league debut, tried to slide past the tag of Rays second baseman Michael Martinez.
  5. Former Gator Caleb Brantley paying a steep price for nothing

    Bucs

    It turns out Caleb Brantley isn't quite the dirtbag that millions of people presumed. It's too bad the damage to his reputation and bank account is already done.

    Caleb Brantley, who dropped to the sixth round of the draft, works out during Browns rookie minicamp. [Associated Press]