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Sharks cheerleaders hang in and win fifth place

The New Tampa Sharks Junior Midget cheerleading squad placed in the top five at the Southeast Regional Cheerleading Competition held in Orlando on Nov. 28 and 30. The girls overcame a technical mishap with their music to finish fifth in the competition and first from the Tampa Bay area.

"We are getting better every year," coach Kristen Casey said. "I'm so proud of them. They had to perform it a second time after the music failed. The girls were physically and emotionally exhausted, but they did it again and placed fifth."

BASKETBALL: The New Port Richey Elks Lodge No. 2284 will host the Elks National Free Throw Hoop Shoot contest Saturday at the Holiday Recreation Complex, 2830 Gulf Trace Blvd.

Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with the Hoop Shoot at 11:30. The contest is for boys and girls ages 8-13. A birth certificate must be presented at registration with the child's age group being determined by their age as of April 1, 2009. For information and instructions, contact J. Kudla at (727) 643-3115 or e-mail

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. till noon. The classes run Monday and Wednesday and are $65 per class or $110 for both.

The tennis camp offers guided training and 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 to 5 p.m. The cost is $25 and registration is available online at

For more information, contact camp director Brent Wellman at (727) 919-2011 or e-mail

MORE TENNIS: Private tennis lessons for kids and adults ages 7 and up are available at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex, located at 3032 Collier Parkway. The lessons are taught by certified tennis instructor Dean Colosimo and accommodate all skill levels.

The cost is $20 per half hour and $40 per hour. Lessons are by appointment only. For information, call (813) 892-1723 or e-mail

VOLLEYBALL: The Holiday Recreation Complex, located at 2830 Gulf Trace Blvd. is starting a youth volleyball league for boys and girls ages 10-15. The cost is $25, 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.

FLOOR HOCKEY: Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting an Open Floor Hockey night on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road in Hudson.

The free games, similar to street hockey, are designed for ages 16 and up.

For information, call (727) 861-3033.

DANCING: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex is hosting Zumba dance classes for ages 13 and older on Wednesday nights from 7-8 p.m.

Classes are $6 and are taught by certified Zumba instructor Helen Gonzalez. For more information, call (813) 929-1220 or (813) 838-4624.

GYMNASTICS: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex hosts gymnastics classes Tuesday nights between 5:45 and 8 p.m. The classes are broken down by age group and are available for kids ages 3-12.

The cost is $32 per four-week session and each class lasts 45 minutes. To register, call Jennifer or Joe Albert at (813) 980-1711. For information, call the recreation complex at (813) 929-1220.

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Sharks cheerleaders hang in and win fifth place 12/04/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:53am]
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