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Local gymnasts shine in region meet

By EMERY SKOLFIELD
Published May 13, 2007


At the Region 8 Gymnastics Championships last month in Tupelo, Miss., the Tampa Bay Turners St. Petersburg had a total of 10 Level 9 gymnasts qualify for this weekend's Eastern National Championships.

Seven qualified to compete as members of the regional team, finishing in the top six all-around in their respective age groups, at the Eastern Nationals this weekend in Kissimmee.

Morgan Gunning won the bars and beam and joined teammate Erin Adderley (beam) as an all-around champion. Shelby Hilton won the vault and bars and finished fourth all-around, while Sarah Wolford won the vault and was second in her age division all-around. They joined Alexia Perry, Rachel Coderre and Jordann Windschauer as regional team qualifiers.

Alyssa Collins finished seventh in her Level 10 age group all-around to qualify in the Junior Olympic National Championships on May 19-20 in Mason, Ohio.

LaFleur's Gymnastic Club (Largo) also enjoyed success in Tupelo. In Level 9 competition, Dali Lemezan won three events (vault, beam and floor) en route to an age group all-around title. Teammate Danielle Kazakos also won her all-around, while teammate Sarena Bumbarger was second and Kaley LaFleur was third.

In Level 10 action, LaFleur's Britany Calley won the bars and floor for an all-around victory. Briana Melanda was third in her Level 10 all-around, and Mike LaFleur was named the state's Coach of the Year.

SOCCER: The Clearwater Chargers' 12-and-under girls team won the Florida Youth Soccer Association President's Cup early last month in Pensacola. Finishing the season 32-7-4, the Chargers swept through Region C and President's Cup play, registering a tournament record of 8-0.

Team members were Auburn Mercer, Nikki Naclerio, Kelsey Schuster, Kalli Mullen, Kristi Legoas, Caroline Krueger, Rachel Miller, Kim Stolz, Hannah Jewell and Briana Baugher. The team was coached by Matt King.

TRIATHLON: David Morgan, 14, a swimmer for the Clearwater Aquatic Team, defended his overall title at the St. Anthony's Meek and Mighty Triathlon on April 28 in St. Petersburg. Morgan, competing in his sixth Meek and Mighty, finished the 200-yard swim, 5.4-mile bike ride and 1-mile run in 25 minutes, 26 seconds.

Other finishers from CAT were Jake Morgan (first in 7-10 boys division), Zachary Perrotti (third overall in 11-14 boys), Macy Marshburn (third overall for 7-10 girls), Mark Marshburn (fourth in 11-14 boys) and Angelica Compton (first among 15-and-over girls).

If you have news for this column, contact Times correspondent Emery Skolfield at (727) 481-2027 or e-mail sptimesyouth@yahoo.com.

FOR THE RECORD BASEBALL

Tampa Bay Angels

The Tampa Bay Angels are forming two scout teams 16U (2009, 2010 grads). They will play tournaments around the state and have a baseball camp with many college coaches from around the state in June. Contact Chris Banks at 727-542-6245 for more information.

There also will be an open tryout for the 16U team May 19 at Eckerd College at 1 p.m. Contact Chris Banks at 727-542-6245.

Florida State Collegiate League

The league has spaces available for the summer season, which begins May 26. It is a wood bat league open to present and future college players. Call Reed McMillan at 798-3723 or Dick Neitz at (813) 961-2388.

Shorecrest

Coaches Don and Curt Reed will hold a week long camp on June 4-7 and June 18-21 at the school. Cost is $125 per person. Call 525-1464 for information.

Burg Baseball

The team is hosting a 7-under coach pitch baseball tournament on June 15-19. Little League, Dizzy Dean, Pony League or AAU teams are invited. For information, call Mike Fintak at 866-6578 or 768-2456.

FOOTBALL

Football Camp

The East Lake Boosters are offering a camp for kids age 7-15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on July 9-12. The camp is at East Lake High School and will be run by the school's football coaches. For information, call 939-1855 or 942-7616.

Gibbs Junior Gladiators

The league will have registration for football and cheerleading (ages 5-14) at the 31st Street Sports Complex. Dates are May 26, June 9, 16, 23 and July 7, 14 and 21 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For information, call 822-5144 or 327-7867.

HIGH SCHOOLS

Berkeley Prep Camps

The Tampa school is offering summer camps in basketball, volleyball and lacrosse. For dates and times, call Heather Mackin at (813) 885-1673, ext. 260.

Wiregrass Ranch

The school will offer a boys and girls basketball camp the weeks of June 4-8, 11-15 and 18-22. For information call Jeremy Calzone at 346-6000.

Clearwater Central Catholic

The school is offering a camp for beginning and intermediate wrestlers on June 4-8 from 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Contact coach Scott Stern at 798-1713 or go to www.marauderwrestling@yahoo.com.

Lakeside Christian

The school will hold a volleyball camp on July 9-12 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information, call 644-3112.

Shorecrest

The school is offering a football camp for boys entering grades 5-8 on June 25-29 from 9 a.m.-noon. Contact coach Phil Hayford at phayford@shorecrest.org for information.

Pinellas Park

The school will hold a basketball camp on June 4-7 and June 18-21 from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The camp is open to boys and girls in grades 3-10. Call 538-7410 or 512-3662 for information.

MISCELLANEOUS

City of Clearwater

The city will offer basketball camps for boys and girls entering grades 3-6 on May 29-June 1 and June 11-14 at the Countryside Rec Center. For information, call 460-1904.

Police Athletic League

PAL is offering a cheerleading camp on June 4-8 from 8 a.m.-noon. To register, go to www.pinellascountypal.com.

PAL is offering a basketball skills camp on June 11-15 from 8 a.m.-noon at Seminole High School. To register, go to www.pinellascountypal.com.

RUNNING

May 19, 8 a.m. Secret Service 5K. Channelside, Tampa. Call 813-227-2380.

May 19, 8 a.m. Mini Mad Beach Triathlon.

May 20, 7 a.m. Mad Beach Triathlon.

June 9, 8 a.m. Rough Riders 5K, Tampa's Al Lopez Park. Call 813-874-7223.

June 17, 8 a.m. Father's Day 5K, Palm Harbor's John Chesnut Park. Tel. 727-736-8232.

SOCCER

Soccer Clinic

Canterbury School in St. Petersburg will host a co-ed summer skills clinic on June 25-29 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. The clinic will be taught by coaches and instructors from MLS' Colorado Rush. For information, call Ed Rawson at 521-5905.

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