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 …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Registration for new and returning participants will be held this month.
Mark your calendars: Registration for the Lutz Chiefs fall season is around the corner. Returning players and cheerleader registration will be held 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 23, and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27. New players and cheerleader registration will be held 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 30, and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3. Lutz Chiefs Football and Cheerleading Program is a nonprofit organization that competes in the Tampa Bay Youth Football League. "The Chiefs have been mentoring and developing student athletes since 1978," according to the organization's website. The Chiefs fields are located at Oscar Cooler Park, 656 Lutz Lake Fern Road. Visit the Lutz Chiefs website for more details.
Friday, March 8, 2013
The season opener is set for Aug. 31 at Raymond James Stadium.
Lutz area football fans who are ready to forget last year’s lackluster University of South Florida Bulls season have a date to put on their calendars. The Bulls return to the gridiron Aug. 31 under the direction of new head coach Willie Taggart. The game is set for 7 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium, so fans won’t have to travel far. Taggart was announced as the new head coach in December following the ouster of Skip Holtz. The Florida native returned to his home state after coaching in Western Kentucky. Here’s the schedule, according to the University of South Florida website: Are you excited for the 2013 season? How do you think the Bulls will do? Are you happy with the choice of Taggart? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Tampa bay Inferno is looking for girls in grades 4 through 10 for its upcoming season.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Want to try paddleboarding? Here are tips to get you started off on the right foot!
Paddleboarding is one of the more popular watersports today. It's fun and a great way to get fit, too. If you're looking to hit the waves on a paddleboard, Prescott Metcalf, a paddleboard instructor with the Suncoast Surf Shop in Treasure Island, offers these tips: Want to give paddleboarding a try? Check out one of these Hillsborough County shops: Solstice Sports 408 North Howard Avenue Tampa, FL 33606 (800) 320-9463, Ext. 701 Urban Kai 305 North Willow Avenue Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 598-1634 Dick's Sporting Goods - Brandon 901 Brandon Town Center Mall Brandon, FL 33511 Dick's Sporting Goods - Tampa 8100 Citrus Park Town Center Tampa, FL 33625
Saturday, February 16, 2013
We want to know what you think, Tampa Bay!
With Super Bowl championships occupying the top three slots in most-watched telecasts in U.S. history, it seems football is as popular as ever. Yet the sport is at the epicenter of a national debate on the long-term effects of concussions and whether tackling is safe for youngsters. President Barack Obama recently threw his two cents in, saying if he had a son he would think twice before letting him get on the gridiron. And Boston University researchers last year released a comprehensive study showing there is a link between permanent brain injury and repeated blows to the head, according to the Boston Globe. Of concern to some is the prevalence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in some older athletes. Often referred to as simply CTE, …
The event will take place March 16 at Courteous Canine in Lutz
Do you have a dog you just can't keep out of the swimming pool? Then you might want to enter your water-loving canine in the Courteous Canine Super Splash. Dogs will compete to see who can make the best splash in the pool. The Super Splash will take place March 16, starting at 9 a.m., at Courteous Canine, 3414 Melissa Country Way, Lutz. This Splash is open to any dog/handler team that wishes to enter. The registration fee is $20. For more details, see the event listing posted by Courteous Canine on Lutz Patch. Got an event of your own? Post word of it for free in the Lutz Patch events calendar. Lutz Patch is an interactive community site, and we want you to get involved. Post a comment at the bottom of any story. Upload your photos to …
Monday, February 11, 2013
If you're a local business owner, the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department needs your help.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
A Spirit Night to benefit Relay for Life will take place Feb. 7 at Xtreme Adventures.
Take aim for a good cause. Jason Arigoni is inviting everyone to Xtreme Adventures' Relay for Life Spirit Night Thursday, Feb. 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Extreme Adventures, 25810 State Road 54, Lutz. According to the event post, In addition, there will be food, drinks and games for the entire family. For more details, read the event listing in Lutz Patch. Got an event of your own? Post word of it for free in the Lutz Patch events calendar. ______________ Lutz Patch is an interactive community site, and we want you to get involved. Post a comment at the bottom of any story. Upload your photos to our Pics & Clips gallery. Post an Announcement to share your news, or add an Event to our calendar. Post a blog in our Local Voices section to let …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Florida Python Challenge ends Feb. 10. At this point, more than 800 registered hunters have caught 50 snakes.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced Tuesday that as its month-long Florida Python Challenge winds down, 50 pythons have been caught so far. The challenge ends Feb. 10. The pythons are being processed and logged by the University of Florida. “The 2013 Python Challenge is an unprecedented effort to focus public interest, support and direct involvement to help deal with Burmese pythons,” said FWC Chairman Kenneth Wright at the January kickoff news conference. “The FWC is pleased that so many people are joining this earnest effort to limit the impact of this invasive species on Florida’s diverse native wildlife. Floridians and people from all across the United States truly care about the Florida Everglades, and …