Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The camp will take place June 19-20 at Wesley Chapel High School.
Young football players have a new champion. Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel will sponsor the Josh Freeman Youth Football Camp June 19-20 at Wesley Chapel High School. As part of the partnership, the hospital will provide athletic trainers for the camp. Hospital physicians will be at the camp to talk to parents about concussions and sports injuries. The hospital also is holding a Facebook contest to give away four free spots to the camp. "Like" the hospital's Facebook page between now and May 24 for a chance to win a spot in the camp. “Our Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute serves everyone from professional athletes to kids playing sports,” said Brian Adams, president and CEO of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel. “So this is a perfect …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The New Tampa Family YMCA offers a full-range of adaptive programming, including art, basketball, cheerleading and aquatics.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This week's Sunday Community Photo was submitted by Andrea Johnston.
The New Tampa Family YMCA was the place to be for adaptive swimmers May 5, when the Y hosted the second annual Cinco de Mayo Swim Meet. Athletes from the New Tampa area, Orlando, and the VA Hospital came to the Y in spirit of competition, according to Andrea Johnston, membership director for the New Tampa Y. Johnston posted a blog about the competition on New Tampa Patch and included photos. Now, we're featuring this snapshot as our Sunday Community Photo. Read Johnston's blog and check out all the photos here: New Tampa Family YMCA Hosts TYS Adaptive Swim Meet. You can also start your own blog. Happy photographing!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The Patriots battled days of rain delays and extra innings to reach the championship game.
Playing in their first ever post season, the Freedom High School Patriots lost 1-0 to St. Thomas Aquinas in the 7A state championship game. St. Thomas Aquinas' starting pitcher only allowed one hit to the Patriots. Freedom finished their best season in school history with a 22-4 record. The Patriots battled through two days of rain delays against Chamberlain and extra innings in the semi-final game in order to reach the championship game. See Also: After 2 Days of Rain, Freedom beats Chamberlain Freedom High Girls Win, Will Play for State Championship Were you at the game? Be sure and add your photos to this story!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The dream postseason continues after tonight's big win.
Playing in their first ever post season, the Freedom High School Patriots will now play for the state championship. The Freedom High Patriots beat Tallahassee Chiles in the 7A girls softball state semifinals 1-0 at the Vero Beach Sports Village tonight, May 8. The game required extra innings after being scoreless through 7. Then, Ashley Wilson hit a walk-off home run in bottom of the eighth inning to give Freedom the 1-0 win over Chiles. Freedom will play for the state championship on Thursday night against St. Thomas Aquinas, who needed extra innings as well to beat Harmony in the other semi-final game. The game will be at 7 p.m., Thursday and will be broadcast on the Brighthouse Sports Network for Brighthouse cable customers. See Also: …
The Patriots are playing in the semifinals of the class 7A girls softball state championship
The Freedom High Patriots play Tallahassee Chiles in the 7A girls softball state semifinals at the Vero Beach Sports Village tonight, May 8. The winner will play for the state championship on Thursday night against the winner of the Harmony vs. St. Thomas Aquinas game. Last week, the Patriots made a 4-2 lead stand up after two days of rain delays against the defending state champion Chamberlain Cheifs in the Class 7A regional semifinals. The game started on Tuesday and bad weather postposted the game until Wednesday night. Similar bad weather caused another stoppage on Wednesday night. The game finally came to end on Thursday, May 2. Are you headed to the game? We'd love to hear from you! Email Chris.Taylor@Patch.com
Saturday, May 4, 2013
A determined Bulls team stopped the Cougars in the opening round of the state playoffs.
The Wiregrass Ranch High School baseball team beat Countryside 5-2 in a regional quarterfinal game Saturday afternoon in Clearwater for the program's first playoff victory. Both teams scored twice in the first inning, and the Cougars chased Bulls starter Zach Drury from the game with two runs in the bottom of the inning. But Drury bounced back after being replaced on the mound by his brother, Austin, to hit a big two-out, two-RBI single in the second inning to give Wiregrass Ranch (18-9) a 4-2 lead it would never relinquish. Bulls head coach Jeff Swymer said the victory was a big one for his young team. "It's huge. To me I think it can change the culture of a program," Swymer said after the game. "You beat a good program like Countryside …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The game started back in April, and was finally completed with dark clouds still threatening much of Tampa Bay.
Freedom High School, playing in their first girls softball postseason, made a 4-2 lead stand up after two days of rain delays against the defending state champion Chamberlain Cheifs in the Class 7A region semifinals. The game started on Tuesday and bad weather postposted the game until Wednesday night. Similar bad weather caused another stoppage on Wednesday night. The game finally came to end on Thursday, May 2. “We are definitely super excited,” Patriots coach Autum Hernandez told Tampabay.com. “Chamberlain’s a great team, they have a great tradition, they played us great all three days. We were just excited to be able to pull that off.” Freedom will play the Sarasota Lady Sailors on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Sarasota.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
For the second day in a row, the game has been called due to the bad weather.
In round two of the high school softball postseason, the Chamberlain Chiefs were scheduled to face the Freedom Patriots on Wednesday afternoon at Chamberlain High School. The game was postponed due to bad weather on Tuesday night, April 30. After the skies opened up again, it's likely some fans were left wondering if this game will have to be played out two innings at a time for the entire week. That's right, the game was postponed again. When the call to stop play came on May 1, Freedom was leading 3-2 in the top of the 4th inning. The game will resume Thursday, May 2, but a time has not been set. Heavy rain is expected around Tampa Bay all week. Once the game is rescheduled, and hopfully finished, the winning team will face Sarasota High…
The game will now be played Thursday night at 7 p.m.
The boys baseball Class 8A region quarterfinal game bewtween East Lake High School and the Wharton Wildcats has been reschudled due to bad weather. The game is now scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 2 at East Lake High School. Are you headed to the game? Be sure and plan to post your photos on Patch.