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Sports digest

Published January 26, 2007


Baseball tryouts: The Florida Panthers 11U and 12U AAU baseball teams will hold tryouts in January and February for the spring season. The team plays at 3120 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. Call 727 271-5249.

Football officials: Tampa Bay Area Sports Officials seeks new and experienced football officials for the 2007 season. TBASO provides officials for the Pasco Police Athletic League youth football program. Training sessions will begin in May. Call (813) 989-9387.

Soccer: The Plantation Youth Soccer League will hold sign-ups for the Carrollwood-based recreational league Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Plantation Clubhouse, 11380 Brookgreen Drive, off Gunn Highway near Casey Road.

This neighborhood-based program serves children 4 to 15 in four age divisions, all co-ed. The $75 cost includes a uniform and trophy. All games and practices are in Plantation's park. For more information, call 908-5831.

Street hockey league: Registration for a new street hockey league, based out of the Roy Haines Recreational Center, 1902 S Village Ave., will continue through today. The first parent/coach meeting will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The $20 fee will include T-shirts and a trophy, and games will be played at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays during February and March. Call (813) 903-3480.

Triathlon training: TriFloyd will hold a triathlon training clinic on Feb. 7, 14 and 21. The three sessions cost $119. The Feb. 7 session will focus on swimming and will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. at Sulphur Springs Family Water Complex, 713 Bird St. Feb. 14 will focus on biking and Feb. 21 on running. These two sessions will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Suncoast Trail at the northwest corner of Lutz-Lake Fern Road and the Suncoast Parkway. Beginner and advanced triathletes are welcome. Call (813) 977-1585.

Send sports information to North of Tampa, 14358-B N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618, or e-mail

[Last modified January 25, 2007, 08:41:21]

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