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Injuries sap ranks of Wesley Chapel U-15 Flames

The Wesley Chapel Flames U-15 girls soccer team is in need of players. Coach Tom FitzSimons is concerned about the depth of the squads and is looking to add players.

"We've had some injuries," FitzSimons said. "We could definitely use some help because we've only had about 12 or 13 girls all season long."

Interested players may call FitzSimons at (813) 841-2374.

The Wesley Chapel Athletic Association's recreational soccer is still open for registration. Players can register until Saturday and will be notified by e-mail regarding player evaluation and uniform sizing. Registration can be done online at www. or in person. The final onsite registration day is Saturday at Wesley Chapel District Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the soccer/flag football conference room.

TENNIS: The U.S. Tennis Association Jr. Team Tennis is starting Oct. 4. The program is for ages 6 and under. Quickstart Tennis is the format used for beginners who have no playing experience and USTA Jr. Team Tennis is for players who know how to serve, score and play singles and doubles. Players are given T-shirts and rackets are available to borrow.

Teams are co-ed and divided by age and ability. Cost is $35 for six weeks, although players also need to be USTA members. The USTA junior membership is $18 for a year and includes a magazine subscription and allows athletes to play three seasons of USTA Jr. Team Tennis.

For information, contact Christina Hill at (727) 375-7678 or

KARATE: Two members of Ingram's Karate Center in New Port Richey, Alexis Campisi and David Brackett, have been selected to represent the United States at the WKC Junior World Championships in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, on Oct. 21-27.

Both are also members of the AAU Karate team at Ingram's.

CHEERLEADING: The Wesley Chapel Cowboys midget age (10 and 11) cheerleading squad is still open for registration. Interested cheerleaders should contact Dawn Wetherby at

SOFTBALL: The WCAA softball program is still looking for sponsorship and volunteer assistant coaches. Sponsorship packages and the necessary forms are available on the WCAA softball Web site. The assistant coaching position requires an application, which is on the site. Go to and click on "Softball" at the top of the page.

SWIMMING: The Land O'Lakes Lightning swim team is looking for swimmers 5 and older. The team meets at the Land O'Lakes Recreational Complex pool at 3032 Collier Parkway every weeknight except Wednesday. Practices are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Meets are held Tuesdays and some weekends. For information, call Joe McCarthy at (813) 929-0224 or e-mail or visit www.

LACROSSE: The Wesley Chapel U-11 and U-13 Tribe are still looking for new players. Details are available online at www.; the Wesley Chapel Athletic Association's director of lacrosse, Frank Britton, can be reached at (813) 997-3365 or

RUGBY: The Tampa Bay Barbarians rugby club is getting ready for the 2009 season at its new home, behind Hilda Turner Elementary School, 9190 Imperial Oak Blvd.

The club will hold registration for the 2009 season Oct. 18 and 25, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the New Tampa Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. Practices start in November and will run from 6 to 8 p.m. For information, go to

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Injuries sap ranks of Wesley Chapel U-15 Flames 09/25/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 1:21pm]
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