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By Times Wires
Published November 25, 2007
Gulf Coast Mustangs
The 11-under AAU team is looking for players for the spring season. For tryout information, call Steve at 410-5931 or email@example.com
The AAU team is looking for players for its 8-under team. Those interested should call Mike Galinski at 556-3200.
Hitting Academy AAU
The team is looking for players for its 9-year-old and 11-year-old teams. For tryout information, call 723-2255.
Tampa Bay Sharks
The U10 and U 14 AAU teams are looking for players. Call Darien Shenfield at 918-1332 for information.
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 on Tuesdays at the Long Center. For information, call 460-1904.
St. Petersburg Junior Magic
The league is looking for coaches. Those interested can call 542-5001 or 527-7260 or go to www.stpetejuniormagic.com.
City of Madeira Beach
The city is offering a basketball league for kids in grades 3-5 and 6-8 starting in January. Registration dates are Mondays Nov. 26 and Dec. 3 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays Dec. 1, 8 and 15 from noon-2 p.m. at the Madeira Beach Recreation Center. For information, call 392-0665.
Senior Classic Bowling Tournament
The event is open to all senior bowlers 50 and older on Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 8-9 at Seminole Lanes 8668 Park Blvd.. The tournament is for teams, doubles and singles. Call 392-2271 for information.
There are coaching positions 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.
The school has an opening for an assistant boys varsity basketball coach and assistant boys JV soccer coach. Those interested in basketball should call coach Brian Marchetti 580-8114. For the soccer coach, write athletic director Phil Hayford at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clearwater Youth Lacrosse
Registration for the spring season is underway. The league is open to boys and girls in grades 1-12. For information, go to www.clearwaterlacrosse.com.
City of St. Petersburg
The city's 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.
Tampa Bay Chaos Wrestling Club has ongoing practices every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. Alfred's Church Memorial Hall in Palm Harbor. It is for wrestlers ages 7-14. For information, call 773-9683 or go to www.chaoswrestling.com.
City of Tarpon Springs
The city is offering tennis lessons for youth on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Riverside Courts. Cost is $40 per month. For information, call 942-5628.
Blazin Ravenz Track Club
The competitive club is looking for athletes ages 7-18 for the 2008 outdoor season. The league is also looking for volunteer coaches. For information, call Jamar Parker at 403-6923.
Dec. 1, 8:30 a.m. Run With the Stars 5K, Fort DeSoto Park, St. Petersburg. Call 582-6301.
Dec. 9, Gulf Beaches Halfathon, 13.1 miles from Madeira Beach to Largo's Taylor Park. Register at www.Floridahalf.com. or call 347-4440.
The under-8 girls teams are looking for players. Those interested can register online at www.southsidesoccer.net.
Oldsmar Soccer Club
The league has begun online registration for its fall recreational soccer program. Go to www.oldsmarsoccer.org or call Teresa at (813) 504-7621.
Azalea Youth Soccer
The recreational league has openings for U10 girls, U12 boys and U14 girls and boys. There are also openings on the girls U12 competitive team. Call 345-0699 for information.
West Pinellas Krusherz
The 8-under, 10-under and 12-under teams are looking for players. Contact Ray at 641-3253 for information.
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 email@example.com
The 10-under team is having ongoing tryouts for the spring/summer season. Those interested can call Jim Ehlers at 647-1394 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Clearwater Lady Bombers
The 14-under team is looking for players. Those interested should call Matt Brown at 639-2068.
St. Petersburg Half Century Softball Club
The league, which plays at Northshore Park in St. Petersburg, is for ages 49-74. It meets every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 a.m. Call Don Boot at 344-1143 or Joe Hannah at 394-8040 for information.
The 16-under travel team is looking for players. Call coach Amanda Mitskevich at 709-4244 or e-mail at email@example.com
St. Pete Hurricanes
The club will offer softball pitching classes each Monday evening at its softball complex (1940 71st Ave.). For information, call Thomas Carson at (727) 577-0441.
The AAU team is looking for players for its 14-under team. Those interested should call Mike Galinski at 556-3200.
The city is looking for adult teams for the men's and coed leagues. The winter season begins Jan. 8 for men and Jan. 11 for coed. Call (813) 818-0149.
The competitive, year-round swim team is looking for swimmers of all ages and abilities, including masters swimmers. Practices are at the Long Center. For information, call 791-9542.
Announcements should be mailed to Times Sports, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731-1121.