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San Antonio Dixie Youth League qualifies for state championship

The San Antonio Dixie Youth League went 4-1 in last week's district baseball tournament to qualify for the 12 and under state championship in Mulberry next week. The team is composed of players from San Antonio, Wesley Chapel and Dade City.

"We started back in June in Spring Hill and won our first game 1-0 in 11 innings," Dixie Youth coach Steve Mumaw said. "We've pitched very well and played great defense at times to keep runs off the board. It makes me feel very proud to see these kids headed in the direction that they are."

SOFTBALL: The Lutz Leaguerettes girls slow-pitch softball organization is taking registrations for its fall program.

The league is open to girls ages 6 to 17, with the season running Aug. 10 to Oct. 3. Practices begin the week of Aug. 3, and teams play at Oscar Cooler Park on Lutz Lake Fern Road.

The cost is $45, and $40 for additional siblings. Players can register at the park July 18 or 25 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Participants must register by Aug. 1.

For more information, e-mail Harry Combs at harry.combs@baycare.org.

TENNIS: There will be tennis camps at Mitchell High School for kids 5 and older from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday during the weeks of July 27-31 and Aug. 10-14.

The cost is $80 per week or $20 per day. For more information, call Christina Hill at (727) 375-7678 or e-mail her at chill.tennis@gmail.com.

FOOTBALL: Chasco Middle School will host its annual football and conditioning camp from 9 a.m. to noon during the week of Aug. 3-6. Students entering grades 5-8 in the fall are eligible to participate. The cost is $45 and includes a camp T-shirt.

For more information, pick up registration papers at Chasco Middle or e-mail coach Hoskins at ghoskins@pasco.k12.fl.us.

MORE FOOTBALL: Wiregrass Ranch High School will host a football camp for kids in grades 6-12. The camp will be at Wiregrass Ranch from 8 a.m. to noon July 27-30. The price is $60, which includes snacks and a T-shirt.

The camp features classroom instruction on positions, terminology and responsibilities. Players are grouped by position and participate in a structured environment. They will also be tested on 40-yard dash times and agility.

Participants will need athletic shoes, cleats, a towel, extra clothes, a water bottle and a gym bag. Space is limited to 60. Registration deadline is today. Payments made out to Wiregrass Ranch High School must accompany registration forms.

For more information, call coach Jeremy Shobe at (813) 571-7271 or (813) 346-6191, or e-mail him at jshobe@pasco.k12.fl.us.

SOCCER: Ridgewood High School's soccer coaching staff will host a youth soccer camp for boys and girls ages 8 to 15 at Ridgewood from Monday through July 24. The cost is $60.

Each camper will receive a soccer ball and a T-shirt. Individual soccer skills and team fundamentals will be stressed along with small-sided games.

For more information, call Ed McComiskey at (727) 774-3860 or e-mail him at emccomis.1026@yahoo.com.

BASKETBALL: The Holiday Recreation Complex will hold a youth basketball camp sponsored by Next Level Sports and Florida Fastbreak.

The camp will be coached by Trinity College coach Daniel Delgardo and runs Aug. 3-7 from 1 to 4 p.m. The cost is $75 per player.

For more information, call (727) 934-4198.

MORE BASKETBALL: Gulf High School and Florida Fastbreak will hold a basketball camp Monday through July 24 for boys and girls entering grades 4-9.

The cost is $65 and camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each camper will receive a T-shirt along with daily fundamentals, shooting contests, and 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 games.

For more information, contact Mike Quarto at (813) 505-4241 or mquarto@pasco.k12.fl.us.

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

San Antonio Dixie Youth League qualifies for state championship 07/16/09 [Last modified: Thursday, July 16, 2009 4:55pm]
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