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Fall youth basketball comes down to the finals

The i9 sports basketball league will hold its championships this week at Pineview Middle School in Land O'Lakes. Each division will have a three-point shootout, the championship game and an award ceremony to wrap up its fall season.

"The season was a lot of fun because most teams were in the playoff race until the final regular season game," i9 sports director Jimmy Barbarise said. "We've got a senior division team that hasn't lost in two years competing for the championship and our other games have some very good teams also."

The senior division game is between the Magic (7-0) and the Lakers (4-3). In the junior division, the Armadillos and Bulls enter their matchup with 5-2 records and split their regular season clashes. The Bulls lost the summer basketball title earlier this year in the final. In the Dribblers division, the Globetrotters (7-0) face the Bucks (4-3) who have a three-game winning streak.

BASEBALL: The Bullets Black are seeking experienced players for their 13-U AAU baseball team for spring 2009. The team plays in the Dover/Thonotosassa area, but all eligible players are welcome. Tryouts are 10 a.m. Saturday, and also 10 a.m. Jan. 3-4 (assuming slots are still available). Tryouts will be at 10132 Skewlee Road in Thonotosassa.

For details, call Mark Bernet (813) 690-2652 or Andre Steadman (813) 610-0925.

GOLF/TENNIS: Quail Ridge Country Club is having golf and tennis youth holiday camps 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 22-24 and 29-31. The classes run Monday through Wednesday and are $65 per class or $110 for both. The tennis class offers guided training and fun games while the golf class offers a competitive environment and the use of the facilities. Both classes also will teach tennis and golf specific workouts in the fitness studio. Tennis for Tots classes for ages 4-6 will be 4-5 p.m and the cost is $25. Registration is available online at

For more information contact camp director Brent Wellman at (727) 919-2011 or e-mail

MORE TENNIS: Private tennis lessons for kids and adults ages 7 and up are available at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex. The lessons are taught by certified tennis instructor Dean Colosimo and accommodate all skill levels. The cost is $20 per half hour and $40 per hour. Lessons are by appointment only. For more information call (813) 892-1723 or e-mail

VOLLEYBALL: The Holiday Recreation Complex, 2830 Gulf Trace Boulevard, is starting a youth volleyball league for boys and girls ages 10-15. The cost is $25 per player, proof of age is required and space is limited. Deadline to register is Jan. 14.

For more information, call (727) 942-7439 or (727) 934-4198.

FLOOR HOCKEY: Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an open floor hockey night 7-9 p.m. Thursdays at Veterans Memorial Park at 14333 Hicks Road in Hudson. Play is free of charge and the games are designed for ages 16 and up and will be similar to street hockey. For more information, call (727) 861-3033.

DANCING: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex is hosting Zumba dance classes for ages 13 and older 7-8 p.m. Wednesday nights. Classes are $6 per person and are taught by certified Zumba instructor Helen Gonzalez. For more information, call (813) 929-1220 or (813) 838-4624.

GYMNASTICS: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex hosts gymnastics classes 5:45 and 8 p.m. Tuesday. The classes are broken down by age group and are available for kids ages 3-12. The cost is $32 per four week session and each class lasts 45 minutes. To register call Jennifer or Joe Albert at (813) 980-1711.

For more information, call the recreation complex at (813) 929-1220.

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Fall youth basketball comes down to the finals 12/11/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 11:51am]
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