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The Florida Panthers 12-under and 13-under organizations are holding tryouts. Prospects for the 12U team must not have turned 12 before May 1, 2007; prospects for the 13U team must not have turned 13 before then. Contact Andy Contafio at (727) 271-5249 or visit

- Open tryouts for the Tampa Titans, a 9-under AAU team, are Sundays throughout July at 1 p.m. at the Temple Terrace Youth Sports Complex at 10368 U.S. Highway 301. Other select tryout dates will be held in the evening (depending on availability). Prospective players must have been born after May 1, 1998. Contact coach Frank Barone at (813) 907-8143.

- Town 'n Country PONY Baseball will hold fall registration throughout August for players league-age 4-16 (born between May 1, 1991, and April 30, 2004) in the league boardroom above the concession stand. Signups begin Aug. 7 and 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. New players must have a copy of their birth certificate. Cost is $90. Call (813) 885-5373.

Prep Sports

All potential Jefferson High student-athletes and their parents are invited to attend an informational meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium.

All students wishing to participate in football, cheerleading, volleyball, golf, swimming and cross country are encouraged to attend. Athletic participation forms and a notary public will be available. The coaching staff will be present, and information will be available concerning winter and spring sports.

For information, contact athletic director Bob Morgan at (813) 872-5241, ext. 224.


Academy of the Holy Names is seeking an assistant varsity basketball coach and a junior varsity soccer coach, as well as an athletic trainer (CTA) to work with its middle school and high school athletes after school. For information, contact Pete Young at (813) 839-5371, ext. 320.

On the Web

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