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Regis Lima Martial Arts students bring home medals

Regis Lima Martial Arts, with schools in Port Richey and Spring Hill, participated in the Florida Tae Kwon Do Championship in Kissimmee last month.

Team Lima, which includes ages 5 and up, brought home 22 medals, and each member qualified for Nationals in Fort Lauderdale from June 29 to July 4. Master Regis Lima coached with assistants Pamela Towne and Sondra Kist.

The local champs included Amanda Lobianco (bronze), Angelica Martello (bronze), Axel Munoz (silver), D.J. Johnson (two bronzes), Dylan Fawcett (gold and silver), Joelian Mislay (two bronzes), Justin Rockwell (bronze and silver), Kate Towne (bronze), Lewis Munger (gold), Nathan Johnson (gold), Nicholas Kallergis (gold), Rickey Cheeks (bronze and silver), Starlite Connolly (gold and silver), Traci Czyznik (gold) and Trey Johnson (bronze).

SUMMER CAMPS: The Brooksville Recreation Department is holding a series of athletic summer camps. The camps, at $60 each, run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

The sports include tennis (June 15-19 at McKethan Lake Park and Jerome Brown Center), baseball (June 8-12 at Tom Varn Park), golf (June 22-26 at Quarry Golf Course), volleyball (June 29-July 2 and July 6-10 at Jerome Brown), basketball (July 13-17 and July 20-24 at Jerome Brown) and flag football (July 27-31 at Jerome Brown).

Coaches and instructors include USTA representatives John and Louise Downey and former major league pitcher Mike Walker.

Springstead High coach Darcy Hinton will instruct volleyball, with former Hernando High coach Marion Jones taking basketball. Fox Chapel Middle School coach Kelly Stacy will head up flag football.

For more information, contact the recreation department at (352) 540-3835.

BASKETBALL: Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church will host a weekend basketball tournament in the church's gymnasium June 19-20.

The 3-on-3 tournament will have five-player teams. Registration forms are available in the church office and the cost is $80 per team.

The fee includes a T-shirt, lunch Saturday and a prize package for the winning team.

In addition to the tournament, there will also be a 3-point shooting contest and knockout contest for the first 16 players who sign up. Deadline to register and pay is June 16 at 5 p.m.

For more information, call Drew Taylor at (352) 796-4969.

SOCCER: The First Hernando Youth Soccer Club will host the opening qualifier of the annual 3 vs. 3 Soccer Invitational on July 27 at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill. (It was postponed from April 18.)

The tournament will set qualifiers for the regional event in Savannah, Ga.

There are boys and girls age groups from U6 to U18, along with men, women and co-ed divisions.

The registration fee is $155 per team, which includes a tournament T-shirt and guarantees of at least four games per squad. The deadline to enter is June 20.

For more information or to register, visit www.3v3worldwide.com/schedule/Tampa/index_ E.html.

RUNNING: The Arc Nature Coast will host the third annual Spring Lake 5K Run and 2-Mile Fun Walk at 8 a.m. Saturday. The run will be at 5283 Neff Lake Road in Brooksville and registration begins at 7 a.m. The cost is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the Fun Walk, and includes a T-shirt and scenic run through hills and an equestrian stable.

All proceeds will go the Arc Nature Coast, which helps serve people with disabilities and their families.

Register online by visiting www.active.com and searching for Spring Lake 5K. For more information, call (352) 544-2322, ext. 109, or e-mail info@thearc-naturecoast.org or visit www.thearc-naturecoast.org.

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

Regis Lima Martial Arts students bring home medals 05/21/09 [Last modified: Thursday, May 21, 2009 3:56pm]
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