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Beck to boost Eckerd's new soccer program

Largo soccer star Brooke Beck plans to sign with the new program at Eckerd College. Beck, a Times

second-team All-Pinellas County midfielder this season, scored 36 goals and had 30 assists in her four seasons with the Packers. She helped the team to the Class 5A South Region I final this season with 12 goals and 14 assists.

Football

Todd Donohoe, who took over as head coach at Dunedin on an interim basis shortly before last season, was given the job full time.

Basketball

A three-on-three tournament to benefit the Center Against Spouse Abuse will be April 5-6 at Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg. Various divisions are available for players age 10 and older. Entry fee is $80 per team (three players and one alternate) and preregistration is required. Call 895-4912.

Weightlifting

East Lake and Largo are tied as the top teams in Pinellas County. The Eagles beat Largo 51-40 March 5, and the Packers won 65-64 in a rematch Wednesday. Weightlifting is not an official Pinellas County Athletic Conference sport, but East Lake, Largo, Tarpon Springs, Countryside, Palm Harbor University, Pinellas Park and Clearwater field teams. East Lake will host an invitational meet at 4 p.m. April 9.

Cross country

Brianne Harrington, who has committed to Auburn and was the Class 2A state champion from Northside Christian, was named 2A Runner of the Year, making her a finalist for the overall Runner of the Year, which will be announced in June. Harrington won the state title for the third consecutive year and led Northside to its third consecutive championship. Northside coach Dean Soles was named 2A Coach of the Year and is a finalist for overall Coach of the Year.

Baseball

A high school varsity baseball team from Toledo, Ohio, is looking for opponents for next week in the Tampa Bay area. Please call Anthony Wayne High coach Brent Shafer at (419) 878-6598 or (419) 877-5342.

The National Adult Baseball Association will hold a coaches and managers meeting at 7 tonight at the Radisson Bay Harbor Inn, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway in Tampa. Keynote speaker is longtime television broadcaster Lou Palmer. Call Hal Robinson at 796-8112.

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