The i9 sports basketball league held its championships last week at Pineview Middle School in Land O'Lakes, wrapping up its fall season.
In the Dribblers division (ages 4-7), the Globetrotters defended their title against the Bucks, who jumped out to an early lead only to lose it in the second half. The Globetrotters won 26-12 in the end. At the Junior level (8-11), the Bulls beat the Armadillos 25-23 in overtime. The Bulls lost their last title challenge and things looked grim again until a basket with two seconds left sent the game into overtime. They were able to win on another late score with only 10 seconds remaining in overtime.
The Senior division (11-14) saw the dominance of the Magic continue as it won its second consecutive by way of an undefeated season.
Despite trailing at the half, the Magic beat the Lakers 36-24.
MORE BASKETBALL: The Wesley Chapel Athletic Association has opened registration for its 2009 basketball season. Registration is open for boys ages 5-15 and girls ages 5-16 as of April 30, 2009. In addition to the traditional recreational divisions offered in the past, the WCAA is offering a more competitive division for the Boys U12 division. This new intramural division will be available to advanced players invited after open tryouts and will feature modified high school rules, with substitution rules tailored toward a more competitive environment. Those interested in trying out should indicate so in the appropriate category in the registration process.
For more information, go to www.wcaafla.org and click on basketball.
LACROSSE: The Wesley Chapel Athletic Association's lacrosse program welcomed more than 80 players from the bay area to Wesley Chapel District Park for the Holiday Elite Lacrosse Camp and Toys for Tots drive. A "goal full of toys" was collected for local needy families while father and son team Ted and Brett Garber, from the Major League Lacrosse Boston Cannons, put on an instruction and demonstration session Dec. 13-14. The morning was spent doing drills to improve individual stick skills and the afternoon featured team match-ups.
For more information about playing lacrosse, contact Frank Britton at (813) 994-6633 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOLF/TENNIS: Quail Ridge Country Club is having golf and tennis youth holiday camps from Dec. 22-24 and 29-31 from 9 a.m. to noon. The classes run Monday-Wednesday and are $65 per class or $110 for both. The tennis offers guided training and fun games while golf offers a competitive environment and the use of the facilities. Both classes will also teach tennis and golf specific workouts in the fitness studio. Tennis for Tots classes for ages 4-6 will be held from 4-5 p.m. and the cost is $25.
Registration is available online at www.brentwellman.com. For more information contact camp Director Brent Wellman at (727) 919-2011 or e-mail email@example.com.
VOLLEYBALL: The Holiday Recreation Complex at 2830 Gulf Trace Blvd. 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.
Submit upcoming events, registrations, information to firstname.lastname@example.org.