Regional wrestling qualifier at River Ridge Middle

River Ridge Middle School is hosting the USA Wrestling Southeast Regional Grappling Qualifier on June 27-28. The age groups include Kids (born 1994-1997), High School (1988 and after, plus must be enrolled in grades 9-12), Senior Men (1990 and earlier) and Senior Women (1991 and earlier). There are novice and advanced skill levels, with the top winners qualifying for the 2008 Grappling World Team Trials.

Optional registration and weigh-ins are from 6 to 9 p.m. June 27, and registration and weigh-ins begin at 7 a.m. June 28. Competition begins at 11 a.m. For information, contact Russ Schenk at (727) 992-7229 or rschenk@pasco.k12.fl.us.

SOFTBALL: Brooksville Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a double elimination co-ed softball tournament June 27-28.

The tournament will be at the adult fields adjacent to the Jerome Brown Community Center in the Tom Varn Park Complex in Brooksville. The cost is $300 per team with a minimum of 12 players per roster. No sponsor fee is required. For information, call (352) 544-5498.

MORE SOFTBALL: Nature Coast High School Athletics is hosting a men's double elimination softball tournament June 28-29 at Nature Coast Technical Baseball Field.

The cost is $210 per team and teams must bring their own softballs. There's a three-home-run limit and trophies will be awarded to the first-, second- and third- place teams. For more information or to register, contact Mark Beal at (727) 534-8776.

AND MORE SOFTBALL: Reaching Our Community's Kids, a Christian-based sports program will begin its adult co-ed softball league for ages 16 and older July 7.

The league will consist of eight teams of 12 to 15 players and the season will run through Aug. 23, with games played Mondays and/or Fridays. Four women must be playing on the field at any given time, so it's recommended that each team has a minimum of six women.

The registration fee is $17 per player, and each team will be responsible for its own uniforms, bats and softballs. The registration deadline is July 1 and team slots will be filled first-come, first-served.

A mandatory meeting for participants will be held at 7 p.m. on July 1 at Oasis World Outreach at 35636 SR 54, Zephyrhills. For more information, or to obtain a registration form, contact the ROCK sports office at (813) 715-7901.

TRIATHLON: Athletes Who Care hosts the Babes & Bums Sprint and Tri-Fever Family Mini on Aug. 9, starting at 7 a.m. at the Collier Parkway Recreation Center in Land O'Lakes.

The sprint triathlon will be a 5K run, 10.5 miles biking and 0.9 miles swimming, while Tri-Fever will be a mile run, 4 miles biking and a 100-yard swim. The sprint is open to ages 18 and older, while the Tri-Fever allows ages 7 and older.

The cost for the sprint is $55 for individuals or $85 for a relay team, and the Tri-Fever is $35 per person. For information, visit www.athleteswhocare.com.

TENNIS: The Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department will offer men's and women's singles tennis starting Sept. 10.

Matches will be at the Holiday Recreation Complex at 2330 Gulf Trace Blvd. The cost is $10 per player and the league is open to players 16 or older. Registration will be Aug. 6-Sept. 1. For information, call (727) 934-4198 or (727) 942-7439.

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Regional wrestling qualifier at River Ridge Middle 06/12/08 [Last modified: Monday, June 16, 2008 7:19pm]

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