Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Lake Como Family Nudist Resort & Community is gearing up for its 21st annual Dare to Go Bare 5K Run and 2.5K Walk.
Have you ever pictured yourself running in a 5K? Ever considered what it would be like to do so in the buff? You have the opportunity to do both if you’d dare to go bare during an upcoming 5K run and 2.5K walk in Lutz. The Lake Como Family Nudist Resort & Community in Pasco County is opening its doors next weekend for its 21st annual Dare to Go Bare 5K run. The annual event takes place Sunday, May 19 on Lake Como’s 200-acre private resort that features 111 acres of wetlands and forest areas. Runners will find the competition includes awards in 12 different categories for both men and women starting with divisions for ages 18 and under to 70-plus. The $30 fee not only pays for race entry, but also grants access to the resort for the whole …
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 in Lutz on the Brighthouse Sports Network for Brighthouse cable customers. See…
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.
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 its 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. Want to wish the …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
John Cena took down Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in WrestleMania 29 to become the champion. We’re wondering what you’d say to this local celebrity if you saw him around town?
When John Cena beat Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson during WrestleMania 29, winning the championship title, fans – and foes – from all over the country tuned in via pay-per-view to watch. More than 80,000 people even turned out to catch the April 7 action live at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, according to USA Today. What Patch is wondering, however, is this: Did you tune in to watch Land O’ Lakes’ own take the win? It’s no secret Cena is one of Land O’ Lakes’ biggest celebrities. While the jetsetter often finds himself in different parts of the country inside wrestling rings or in front of the camera for his latest movie, he does call Land O’ Lakes home. Cena sightings, in fact, are fairly common around here. He’s been known to stop in local …
Friday, March 22, 2013
No previous experience is necessary to join the nonprofit youth sports organization.
The Northside Dolphins will host an open registration for the fall season on Saturday, March 23, at the Northdale Recreation Center. Football players and cheerleaders ages 4 to 14 from Lutz and beyond are invited to join the nonprofit youth sports organization, which competes in the Tampa Bay Youth Football League. Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon. The fall practice season begins July 29. Check out the announcement for more details. The Northdale Rec Center is located at 15550 Spring Pine Drive. Full Details
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
This is the second time in its history the basketball team will take part in the tourney.
The University of South Florida women’s basketball team has reason to celebrate. For the second time ever, the Bulls have made the NCAA tournament cut, according to Tampa Bay Times. The Bulls are ranked No. 10 and faceoff in their first tourney game Saturday, March 23 against Texas Tech in Lubbock. "We're just so happy to be in the tournament,” The Tampa Tribune quoted USF forward Inga Orekhova as saying. “We don't know much about Texas Tech, but we're going to find out a whole lot more.'' If the Bulls defeat Texas Tech, they’ll move onto the second round of post-season play, which runs March 25-26. The Division I semifinal and championship games take place this year April 7 and 9 in New Orleans. To check out the brackets, visit the NCAA …
With the NCAA tournament now in full swing, Lutz
Patch is on a mission to determine which venue in the area has the most TVs.
If you’re a college basketball fan who just can’t get enough hoops action, chances are you’re sticking close to the television as March Madness continues. But, where are you watching all the action delivered in this year’s NCAA tournament? Lutz Patch is wondering which sports bar in the area has the most TVs. Is it Beef O'Brady's? The L A Hangout? The Gathering Place Wood-Fired Oven? If you're at one of these establishments, or any other bar in town, over the next few days, help us count. Tell us in the comments where you are and how many TVs are hanging from the walls. We'll add them up faster than you can ask "How's your bracket?"
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The popular nonprofit organization invites youth from Hillsborough and Pasco counties to register for its upcoming fall season.
Kids from all over have called Lutz their home field for 35 years. And with the approach of a new season, the Lutz Chiefs invite your child to be a part of the tradition. The popular nonprofit youth organization draws participants from both Hillsborough and Pasco counties, cheerleading coordinator Shelly Koster said. "The Lutz Chiefs Football and Cheer organization strives to bring our young people together as one team," Koster said. "We have a lot of pride in the children who pass through this organization and go on to great things." Its success stems from the dedication of its coaches word-of-mouth from happy parents and athletes. "We have many returning children each season who have had a very positive and successful season," Koster …