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Knights of Columbus have free throw competition in San Antonio

Kids 10 to 14 are invited to compete in a basketball free throw championship on Jan. 25 starting at 2 p.m. in San Antonio at the Town Square basketball court in front of St. Anthony Church.

This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus San Antonio Council and is open to all boys and girls, with the age of the contestant determined as of Jan. 1. Proof of age is required.

The three categories will be: ages 10 and 11 (boys and girls) using a 12-foot foul line; ages 12, 13 and 14 (girls) using a 15-foot foul line; and ages 12, 13 and 14 (boys) using a 15-foot foul line. The winner in each level is eligible to be a contestant at the district, regional and state level championships.

If a winner in any level cannot participate in the next level of competition, the second place winner advances for that age group.

For questions or more information, call Joseph Nystrom at (813) 416-6483 or Sam Sessa at (352) 588-3553.

BASKETBALL: Fastbreak Players Ball Take'n It to the Hoop boys and girls basketball programs have opened registration.

Players can register today and Jan. 23 and 30 from 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Jan. 24 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday and Jan. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m.; and Feb. 1 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Registration is available at Sports Authority at 9560 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey. The cost is $60 and includes a shirt.

For more information, call (727) 845-3482 or visit www.florida

FLAG FOOTBALL: West Pasco Prowlers Pop Warner football league will be have a Spring Flag and Year-Round Cheer from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Rhino Linings, 6615 Graphic Drive in Port Richey.

Fees will be $65 (boys and girls) for the flag season and fees for year-round cheer will be $65 for new girls signing up, which includes the cheer package.

The fee is $25 for returning cheerleaders from the fall season. For more information, visit

SOCCER: West Pasco Futbol Club is starting TOPSoccer this winter.

TOPSoccer is a program on the national level to involve special-needs children in soccer. It is for children ages 4 to 18 with both physical and mental disabilities.

The league will run for five weeks starting Feb. 22. All sessions will be held Sunday afternoons at Mitchell Field in Trinity. There is no cost, but participants need to register by either visiting www.westpasco and following the link for TOPSoccer or attending the on-site registration at Mitchell Field from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

For more information, e-mail

KARATE: Ingram's Karate Center of New Port Richey is holding a black belt extravaganza.

The show will take place at 5 p.m. Feb. 7 at the River Ridge High School Performing Arts theater. Admission is free. Tickets can be picked up from Ingram's at 4116 Little Road in New Port Richey. For more information, call (727) 372-7673.

BASEBALL: The Trinity Cobras AAU 13U baseball team is looking for players.

The team is based in north Pinellas/south Pasco.

Call Chuck Gilmore at (727) 512-1134 or Steve Unger at (727) 534-6163.

CHEERLEADING: The East Pasco YMCA has opened registration for its cheerleading program that runs Feb. 5 to March 21.

Registration will end Feb. 5. The program is available to girls in two age groups.

The Tiny Tots division is for ages 3 to 6 and the pompom squads are for ages 7-10.

Cheerleaders will perform Saturdays.

The program costs $40 for members and $60 for program participants. All nonmembers will have to pay a one-time fee of $25. Sibling discounts are available.

For more information, call Shawn Brown at sbrown@ or call (813) 780-9622.

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