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Rugby club looking for a few good Barbarians

The Tampa Bay Barbarians rugby club is getting ready for the 2009 season at its new home near Wharton High School and behind Hilda Turner Elementary School at 9190 Imperial Oak Blvd.

The club will hold sign-up and registration for the 2009 season Oct. 18-25 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the New Tampa Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd.

Practices start in November and will run from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, go to

BASEBALL: AAU baseball has started up in west Pasco with the Trinity Cobras and the team is still looking for committed players ages 14 and under. For more information, contact Steve Unger at (727) 534-6163 or Chuck Gilmore at (727) 512-1134.

HOCKEY: The Florida AAA 1998 (10-year-old) roller hockey team won its division at the State Wars IV tournament in Cincinnati. The national tournament ran from July 30 to Aug. 10 and was divided into birth years starting with 2000. All the kids on the 1998 team play at New Port Richey's Sportszone2.

Florida met Ohio in the final and would spoil their hopes of hoisting the prized Gold Cup in front of their hometown fans with an emphatic 7-0 victory. The Florida team was led by New Port Richey's Anthony Dunn, who won Championship MVP honors with a hat trick in the final. Five players for the team were selected as Team America All-Stars. Dunn and fellow Pasco resident Nathan Smith were among the five selected.

FOOTBALL: The Wesley Chapel Cowboys football program was able to beat Brandon at all age levels Saturday. The Midgets 42-0 victory was the largest margin of victory as the Cowboys had a running clock in the second half after going into halftime with a 30-0 lead.

Saturday is the last chance for any players interested in playing for the Wesley Chapel Vipers of the Pasco Police Athletic League. JV and varsity players are still needed and should contact coaches or show up to a practice for more information.

JV players can reach coach Jose Ramos at or call (917) 583-9836. Varsity coach Eddie Rodriguez can be reached at or (813) 784-2450.

MORE FOOTBALL: The Lutz Chiefs of the PPAL are having a successful start to their season with three of the five Chiefs teams leading their league with undefeated records of 4-0. As the league heads into its by-week, the two age groups who have tasted defeat boast a record of 3-1.

CHEERLEADING: The Midget division (ages 10 and 11) of the Wesley Chapel Cowboys cheerleading squad is still looking for new members to complete its squad. If interested, contact Dawn Wetherby by e-mail at

SWIMMING: The Land O'Lakes Lightning swim team is looking for swimmers 5 and older. The team meets at the Land O'Lakes Recreational Complex Pool at 3032 Collier Parkway every weeknight except Wednesday. Practices run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Meets are held Tuesdays and some weekends. For information, contact Joe McCarthy at (813) 929-0224 or e-mail or log on to

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Rugby club looking for a few good Barbarians 09/18/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 5:23pm]
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