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Little league team will play state championship

The West Pasco Little League baseball team played in a sectional tournament and won last week after winning the District 12 championship the week before. With the win at sectionals, the team moves on to the state championship this weekend where it will compete for an opportunity to play in the Southern Regionals.

After the regional tournament comes the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

"It's a grueling task to make it this far," West Pasco Little League president Dan Tipton said. "In the history of West Pasco Little League, no one has ever made it this far. It's been an amazing effort by the boys and all their coaches so we're just hoping that they can move on and keep it going."

BASEBALL: The San Antonio Dixie Youth League baseball team won six straight games to capture the state 12 and under baseball title last week in Mulberry. The team will now head to the Dixie Youth World Series in Laurel, Miss., which is set to start on Aug. 8.

MORE BASEBALL: The Pasco Predators are looking for players in the 11U, 13U, 15U and 16U age groups. For information on the team and tryout times, e-mail the Predators' coaching staff at coachchris@pascopredators.com.

CROSS COUNTRY: The Land O'Lakes High School cross country teams are looking for runners for the fall season. Any interested runners should contact coach Kris Keppel at (813) 996-2824 or e-mail him at jkeppel@pasco.k12.fl.us. Both the boys and girls teams were state qualifiers in 2008.

CHEERLEADING: The New Port Richey Buccaneers of the Pasco Police Athletic League are looking for cheerleaders between the ages of 5 and 15 for the upcoming season.

Interested participants can sign up at the field, 5520 Grand Blvd. in New Port Richey, this Monday through Thursday or contact Stephanie White at (727) 326-2906 for more information.

FOOTBALL: Chasco Middle School will host its annual football and conditioning camp from 9 a.m. to noon this Monday through Thursday.

Students entering grades 5-8 in the fall are eligible to participate. The cost is $45 and includes a camp T-shirt.

Pick up registration papers at Chasco Middle or e-mail coach Gary Hoskins at ghoskins@pasco.k12.fl.us.

MORE FOOTBALL: The Southwest Pasco Salvation Army Chargers are looking for players ages 12,13 and 14. There will be no try-outs because all kids play. There is also no traveling; all practices and games are local.

The Salvation Army league consists of five teams with three age groups for each organization. For information, call John Killett at (727) 505-6800 or e-mail him at jkillett@verizon.net.

FLAG FOOTBALL: i9 Sports has open registration for its fall flag football and cheerleading league. There are no tryouts and every child, from ages 4-15, gets to play.

The season runs from September through mid-November with fields throughout Pasco County.

For information, visit i9sports.com or call the league office at (813) 532-1507.

BASKETBALL: The Holiday Recreation Complex will hold a youth basketball camp sponsored by Next Level Sports and Florida Fastbreak.

The camp will be coached by Trinity College coach Daniel Delgardo and runs this Monday through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $75 per player.

For information, call (727) 934-4198.

TENNIS: There will be a tennis camp at Mitchell High School for children ages 5 and older from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 10-14.

The cost is $80 for the week or $20 per day.

For information, call Christina Hill at (727) 375-7678 or e-mail her at chill.tennis@gmail.com.

TAE KWON DO: Seven athletes from the Regis Lima school of tae kwon do in New Port Richey competed in the AAU National Championships in Fort Lauderdale earlier this month and brought home five medals.

The competitors were ages 5-17 at a competition that hosted more than 3,000 athletes.

Team Lima practices every Saturday throughout the year at its facility, located at 9332 Little Road. For more information about the school or team Lima, call Regis Lima at (727) 237-7211 or visit rlmartialarts.com.

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

Little league team will play state championship 07/30/09 [Last modified: Thursday, July 30, 2009 3:59pm]
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