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New Port Richey girls help win roller hockey title

Six New Port Richey girls helped Team Florida capture the Women's AA Championship Gold Medal at the 2008 State Wars roller hockey tournament. The team consisted of players from across the state, ages 14-42, and following an opening-day defeat, Florida won its next five games to claim the title.

Florida defeated squads from Colorado, Missouri and Texas and defeated Pennsylvania in the championship game. Kristina Risola was voted the tournament's most valuable goaltender and Kalah St. Pierre, who scored the game-winner against Pennsylvania, was named the championship game MVP.

"We represented Florida very well, and I'm very proud of that," coach Marsha Brown said. "It was kind of cool because when America was winning gold at the Olympics, we were winning gold for Florida."

SOCCER: The Hudson youth soccer Lady Cobras U-18/19 competitive soccer team has an immediate need for three players.

Hudson is coming off its best season to date, qualifying for the semifinals for the State Cup and open the season ranked No. 6 in the state in the U-19 category. Players ages 16-19 are eligible for a tryout and the registration fee is $200 for the season, which lasts until May.

For more information, contact coach Chris Swezey at (727) 919-0172.

BASEBALL: The San Antonio Rattlers' 15-and-under AAU baseball team is looking for a couple of committed players.

Contact Andre Olaniel at (813) 727-5987 or Jim Pavek at (352) 588-3030.

SOCCER: The East Pasco Youth Soccer League will hold its recreational registration from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sept. 6. Registration takes place at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church at the intersection on Clinton and Fort King in Dade City. Players must have turned 4 by July 31 to participate.

Registration costs $80 and two copies of a birth certificate are necessary. Returning players may register online at For more information, call (352) 521-3135.

MORE SOCCER: The Hudson Youth Soccer program still has room for players on its U17, U14 and U10 boys teams and participants are needed for the U13 and U9 girls squads. For more information, contact Bill Walker at (727) 869-7911 or Armand DesRoberts at (727) 992-8528.

HOCKEY TRYOUTS: Tryouts for River Ridge High School ice hockey will be from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 at Tampa Bay Skating Academy, located at 255 Forest Lakes Blvd. in Oldsmar. Students from River Ridge, Ridgewood and Hudson high schools are eligible to join. For more information, call coach Brian Griffin at (727) 843-0716.

SWIMMING: The Land O'Lakes Lightning Swim team is looking for swimmers 5 and older. The team meets at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex Pool at 3032 Collier Parkway and practices from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. There are meets every Tuesday night and on some weekends.

For information, contact Joe McCarthy at (813) 929-0224 or e-mail or log on to

SOFTBALL: The Krusherz fast-pitch 10-and-under girls are in need of players for the next two seasons. Any players born in 1998 and 1999 from West Pasco and North Pinellas counties are encouraged to join.

For more information, call Rob Blumberg at (727) 423-5448.

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New Port Richey girls help win roller hockey title 08/28/08 [Last modified: Thursday, August 28, 2008 4:18pm]
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