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Sports briefs: Undefeated season in only second year

Paul R. Smith Middle School can raise its first banner following an undefeated season.

Following its second year of play, the Eagles eighth grade boy's basketball team finished 10-0 and will have the name of each team member on the initial banner in its gymnasium.

"It's been a great two seasons with the kids, I just hate to see them go," coach Jason Szymanski said. "For the school to recognize us this way it has been great, and it's nice to know that these kids will be remembered for a long time."

The season almost began with a loss as the Eagles led Gulf Middle School by four with a minute left and thanks to a no-call on a three pointer, Paul R. Smith was able to hold on and win the game in regulation.

"We had a few close calls, but we were able to hang in and come out on top," Szymanski said. "Now, I'll go back to coaching the seventh graders and try and have the same success with a new group of kids."

More basketball: Wesley Chapel High will host two basketball camps this summer. The first will run June 9-13 and the other July 21-25.

Both camps are for boys and girls, ages 6-13 and the cost is $85 that includes a T-shirt and a miniature basketball.

For more information, contact Warren Jones at (813) 794-8700 or wjones@pasco.k12.fl.us.

Football: Signups for i9 Sports spring 2008 flag football and cheerleading season for ages 5-13 are open until March 28.

Signups are available online at www.i9sports.com or in person on March 22 from noon-4 p.m. at the Stop N Play at 10933 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey or from 4-9 p.m. at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Center at 3032 Collier Parkway.

Shooting: Registration for a free clinic in April at Deer Creek Sporting Clays in Land O'Lakes begins March 16.

For more information, call Roger Gascoigne at 813-996-1970 or online at www.deercreeksportingclays.com.

Wrestling: The World Class Wrestling Club is practicing at River Ridge High School, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey.

The club is open to all elementary and middle school-age kids.

Practices are 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Registration is a one-time fee of $100, which includes a USA Wrestling membership card, club T-shirt and wrestling shoes.

Parents who have a USA Wrestling card or wrestling shoes will receive a discounted membership fee. For information, call Jason Lane at (727) 277-8953 or Jesse White at (727) 247-4000.

Submit info, events to bgalella@gmail.com.

Sports briefs: Undefeated season in only second year 03/13/08 [Last modified: Thursday, March 13, 2008 8:53pm]
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