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Three schools put out call for ice hockey players

Pasco County high schools are seeking players for the new ice hockey season. Wesley Chapel, River Ridge and Mitchell are also welcoming students who are homeschooled to sign up. For more information, contact David K.B. Cole, president of the Lightning Conference West at for further information.

HOCKEY TRYOUTS: Tryouts for the River Ridge High School ice hockey will be from 4-5:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 at Tampa Bay Skating Academy, 255 Forest Lakes Blvd. in Oldsmar. Students from River Ridge, Ridgewood and Hudson high schools are eligible to join. For more information, call coach Brian Griffin at (727) 843-0716.

BASEBALL: The San Antonio Dixie Youth Baseball league is conducting its fall 2008 registration Saturday at the San Antonio Depot from 9 a.m. until noon. Leagues are forming for boys and girls ages 5-14. The cost is $80 and the season runs from Sept. 8 until Oct. 31. Following registration, each player will tryout for teams ranging from T-ball to Majors.

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SOCCER: The Florida Youth Soccer Association senior season (U15 – U19) opened with the Wesley Chapel Flames U17 boys red team earning a 6-0 victory over St. Petersburg Everton. Rafael Morales-Siu scored three goals for Wesley Chapel and a suffocating defense allowed goalkeeper Ian Sourk only four save opportunities throughout the contest.

MORE SOCCER: The Hudson Youth Soccer program still has room for players on its U17, U14 and U10 boys teams and participants are needed for the U13 and U9 girls squads. For more information, contact Bill Walker at (727) 869-7911 or Armand DesRoberts at (727) 992-8528.

SOFTBALL: The Krusherz fast-pitch 10 and under girls are in need of players for the next two seasons. Any players born in 1998 and 1999 from West Pasco and North Pinellas counties are encouraged to join.

For more information, call Rob Blumberg at (727) 423-5448.

SWIMMING: The Land O'Lakes Lightning Swim team is looking for swimmers 5 and older. The team meets at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex Pool at 3032 Collier Parkway and practices from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. There are meets every Tuesday night and on some weekends.

For information, contact Joe McCarthy at (813) 929-0224 or e-mail or log on to

FLAG FOOTBALL: ROCK Sports, a Christ-centered sports ministry for boys and girls, is accepting registrations for its Upward flag football and cheerleading leagues. The eight-game season starts Oct. 25 and runs through Dec. 13. All games and practices will be held at the athletic fields behind Oasis World Outreach Church at 35636 State Road 54 W in Zephyrhills.

Player evaluations and cheerleader orientation will be Aug. 23-30 at the church.

Preregistration is $75 if received by Saturday. After that, registration is $90. The final registration deadline is Aug. 30. Registration forms may be picked up at the church office Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call the ROCK Sports office at (813) 715-7901 or e-mail athletic director J.R. Davis at jr@oasisworld

MORE FLAG FOOTBALL: Pasco County Parks and Recreation is hosting Youth Flag Football for kids ages 7-12 at the Holiday Recreation Complex. Registration deadline is Aug. 27, with evaluation beginning Aug. 30 at 9 a.m. Games will be Thursdays from 5:45-8:45 p.m. starting Sept. 4. The cost is $35 per player. For more information, call (727) 934-4198.

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Three schools put out call for ice hockey players 08/21/08 [Last modified: Monday, August 25, 2008 2:51pm]
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