Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Tampa Athletic Club is hosting a weekend row workshop March 18-19.
Have you ever watched crew teams glide effortlessly along the scenic Hillsborough River and yearned to join them? Well, here's your chance. The Tampa Athletic Club is hosting a weekend row workshop Saturday, March 18 and Sunday, May 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the McNeel Boathouse on the campus of the University of Tampa, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. The workshop is open to adult men and women, no experience necessary. The cost is $150 for both days and includes expert instruction and free rowing for a month after the workshop to practice techniques learned. For more details, click here. Are you planning a workshop? Post word of it for free in the South Tampa Patch events calendar. ______________ South Tampa Patch is an interactive community site, and …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Top high school baseball player Pete Alonso will receive the award May 15.
Plant High School honor student and baseball standout, senior Pete Alonso has been hitting homeruns both on and off the field. And his hard work will pay off Wednesday, May 15 when 12-time baseball All-Star Wade Boggs presents Alonso with the eighth annual Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award. The awards ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. at the County Center, second-floor boardroom, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, during the regular Hillsborough County Commission meeting. The award named in honor of the former Tampa Bay Devil Rays player, was established by the Hillsborough County Commission in 2005 to recognize the outstanding athletic and scholastic achievements of a high school baseball player or team. Alonso carries a grade point …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The run will take place Monday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m.
Runners are invited to help raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing attacks during a run, walk or ride along Bayshore Boulevard Monday, April 29. The run, to benefit The One Fund, will begin at the Sail Pavilion at the Tampa Convention Center at 5:45 p.m. where participants will honor the bombing victims with a moment of silence. Then, at 6 p.m., participants will begin running, walking or bicycling at their own pace. For more details, click here. Got an event of your own? Post word of it for free in the South Tampa Patch events calendar. ______________ South Tampa 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 …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Four players will sign autographs at a pair of Chase branches. Here are the details.
Four Bolts players will sign autographs at two Chase branches from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. Top-pair defenseman and former Olympian Sami Salo, as well as Stanley Cup Champion and goal tender Mathieu Garon will visit a Chase branch in South Tampa, at 4005 S. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa. Meanwhile, the NHL's rookie points-leader Cory Conacher and one of the Lightning's best defensive forwards, Tom Pyatt, will be at the Chase branch located at 19001 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in Tampa. Both locations will be giving out exclusive co-branded Lightning and Chase T-shirts. The partnership will combine the power of Chase's community volunteers and the Tampa Bay Lightning working jointly to upgrade hockey rinks and provide hundreds of sets …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Good food? Check. Fine beer selection? Check. Multiple TV screens to catch all the action? Check! Here are slam-dunk spots for watching basketball playoffs in South Tampa.
The next 48 hours often are called the "two greatest days of TV sports." That's because the NCAA basketball tournament plays dozens of single-elimination basketball games, working its way from 64 to 32 teams (and then down to 16 by the end of the weekend). Better yet, they're all televised! This means that diehard fans can watch basketball for 12 straight hours each day, on Thursday and Friday. But where to watch? Comfort is important, so the spot needs to serve fine pub food, offer a selection of beer and boast some big-boy TV screens (and plenty of them to catch multiple games in progress). Also choosing a spot close to home makes everything much more convenient, with no traffic or hassle. Here are some prime choices for South Tampa fans…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
This is the second time in its history the basketball team will take part in the tourney.
The University of South Florida women’s basketball team has reason to celebrate. For the second time ever, the Bulls have made the NCAA tournament cut, according to Tampa Bay Times. The Bulls are ranked No. 10 and faceoff in their first tourney game Saturday, March 23 against Texas Tech in Lubbock. "We're just so happy to be in the tournament,” The Tampa Tribune quoted USF forward Inga Orekhova as saying. “We don't know much about Texas Tech, but we're going to find out a whole lot more.'' If the Bulls defeat Texas Tech, they’ll move onto the second round of post-season play, which runs March 25-26. The Division I semifinal and championship games take place this year April 7 and 9 in New Orleans. To check out the brackets, visit the NCAA …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The season opener for the Bulls is set for Aug. 31 at Raymond James Stadium.
South Tampa and Hyde Park 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 off Dale Mabry Highway, 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 …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Luis Peguero won the state title at the finals Feb. 16 at The Lakeland Center.
For the first time since 1974, Robinson High School has a state wrestling champ. During the state wrestling championships Feb. 16 at The Lakeland Center in Lakeland, junior Luis Peguero captured the 1A 170-pound state title with a hard-fought 3-1 overtime victory over Tampa Prep's Nick Mosco. Tommy Montero, the Robinson Knights' wrestling coach since 2001, was visibly moved when the match was called. Not only is Peguero his first state champion but he's known the student athlete since he was in diapers. It was a hard-won victory for Peguero who was just shy of earning the title last year as a sophomore. He placed second at state in 2012. But Montero and fellow coach Sean Patrick said they knew Peguero was on his way to a state title this …
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, …