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For the record

By the Times staff
Published September 9, 2007



Umpires needed

Clearwater is seeking umpires for youth and adult games. Compensation is as much as $55 per game. For information, call James Lightfoot at 727 669-1361, ext. 233, or Frank Aceto at (727)581-2710.

Seminole Heat

The AAU team is looking for 8-under, 12-under and 13-under players. For information, call Bill Vonstetina at 409-4844 or go to

East Lake Storm

The 11-under AAU team is looking for players. Players must not turn 12 before May 1. For information, call Steve Albers at 641-5314.

Clearwater Thrashers

The 14-under team is seeking players for the fall season. For tryout information, call Dave Johnson at 515-0255.

Tampa Terror

The U-12 team is looking for two players to fill out the roster. Call Steve Sharts 542-1940.

Northeast Little League

The league is offering online registration for fall baseball, softball and T-ball. Go to

Gulf Coast Tide

The 14-under team is looking for players. Tryouts are being held at Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater. Call 510-3991 or 460-5920 for information.

Gulfport Little League

The league is taking registration for its fall training and development league. For information, call Bruce Ward at 327-7383.

St. Pete Hurricanes

Fall registration is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the fields behind Lynch Elementary. For information, call Tom Carson at 577-0441.

Meadowlawn Little League

Registration for the fall league will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call Tom Carson at 577-0441.

Gulf Beaches Little League

Fall ball registration will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Madeira Beach Rec Center. Call 392-5524 or go to

Cross Bayou Little League

There will be winter league registration from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20 and Sept. 25 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sept. 29 at the Cross Bayou fields (102nd Avenue and 98th Street). For information, call 397-1894 or go to


St. Pete Grizzlies

The team is holding tryouts and accepting applications for the new 16-and-under team. The team practices at CW Cate Recreation Center, 5801 22nd St. N. For more information, call Cathy Takdari at (727) 424-5772.

City of Clearwater

The city is offering training sessions for girls and boys ages 6-14 on Mondays and Thursdays at the Countryside Rec Center and Tuesdays at the Long Center. For information, call 460-1904.


Canterbury School

Coaching positions are available for the following sports: Head girls basketball coach, middle school girls basketball coach, middle school boys basketball coach. For information, call athletic director Dave Smith at 521-5919.



Summer registration for introductory clinics, leagues and camps for boys and girls in grades 1-12 is now taking place. For information, go to

City of St. Petersburg

The Recreation Department is looking for adult teams in men's basketball, men's flag football and coed kickball. For information on any of the leagues, call Russ Stanley at 892-5166.



Sept. 22, 8 a.m. Run to The Rock 5K and mile, Palm Harbor Methodist Church. Call Greg McFerren, (727) 934-4601.

Sept. 22, 8 a.m. Zoo Run 5K and fun run. Lowry Park, Tampa. Call (813) 935-8552.

Sept. 29, 8 a.m. YWCA Race Against Racism 5K and mile. Largo's Taylor Park. Call 461-2997, ext. 22.

Sept. 30, 8 a.m. Fall Classic 5K, Tampa's Al Lopez Park. Call (813) 874-7223.


Team Florida

The 10-under travel team is looking for players. Contact Drew at 644-491 or

Southside Soccer

The under-9 competitive team is looking for players for the fall season. The team meets Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer before the season. Interested players should call Mark Levy at 798-6500.

Hudson Cobras

The U-18 girls team is looking for players. Call coach Chris at (727) 856-8383 for information.

Clearwater Chargers

The U-15 boys team is in need of players. Call Frank Seidl at 776-5336 for information.

Largo United

The league will hold registration for players 4-18 years old from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Largo Soccer Complex. Call 393-5182 or go to

SYAA Hammers

The U-12 team is in need of players. Call Geoff McCarthy at 235-3434 for information.


Seniors League

Players are needed for a Tampa Bay area softball team for seniors 60 and older. Call Wilfred Haun at (813) 689-4133.

Lady Shockers

The 18A Lady Shockers fastpitch team is seeking players. Contact Ed Walter at (727) 741-5512 or

Umpires needed

The Greater Pinellas County Officials Association needs umpires for coed and men's leagues in Largo and Madeira Beach. Experience is not necessary. Call Wayne Proctor at 467-9147.

West Pinellas Krusherz

The 8-under, 10-under and 12-under teams are looking for players. Contact Ray at 641-3253 for information.

Tampa Mustangs

The 14-under fastpitch softball team is looking for players. Contact coach Joe Bell at (813) 787-9401 or Manny Santos at (813) 244-1945 or e-mail

USA team

The 14U USA girls fastpitch team is looking for two players. Please contact Mike Galinski 727 556 3200 or

Clearwater Lady Bombers

The 14-under and 16-under teams are looking for players. Those interested should call Tom at 423-3443.

Team FLA

The 12-under team is looking for players. Call Drew Johnson at 644-4911 for information.

Northeast Little League

The league is offering on line registration for fall softball. Go to

St. Petersburg Half Century Softball Club

The league, which plays at Northshore Park in St. Petersburg, is for ages 49-74. They meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 a.m. Call Don Boot at 344-1143 for Joe Hannah at 394-8040 for information.


Officials wanted

The Sunshine Volleyball Officials Association, which serves the public and private schools in Pinellas County, is searching for officials. Although previous officiating experience is not a prerequisite, knowledge of the game is important. Officiating is a paid position, with matches played in the late afternoons and/or evenings. If interested, contact Cyndi Miranda at


Announcements should be mailed to Times Sports, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731-1121.

[Last modified September 8, 2007, 21:41:37]

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