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Bolts prep for another Caps' matchup

Bolts prep for another Caps' matchup

Tampa, FL-- The Tampa Bay Lightning are prepared for another stiff challenge from the second-place Washington Capitals, on Friday night, at the St. Pete Times Forum.

Some of the Caps have already said that Friday's game, is their biggest game of the season.  They've lost 3 in a row, and have fallen 5 points behind the Lightning in the Southeast Division.

On the other hand, the Bolts have won 6 in a row, their longest winning streak in 7 years.

"Well, we got some big games coming up," said Lightning winger Simon Gagne.  "Philly last game, now Washington, I think we got Detroit coming, pretty soon, Philly again, but tomorrow might be one of the biggest ones."

May I cut in?

May I cut in?

Plant City, FL -- If you've got some moves or want to learn new ones then grab your partner and head to the Planteen Recreation & Visitors Center for country line dancing.


We can all use a little more physical activity and dancing is a good way to get your heart pumping.


Experts also say if you find a workout you like, you're more likely to stick to it.


Classes are Monday evenings from 7:30 - 9:00.

Hurry deadline for 5th Annual Florida Presidents Day Cup approaching!

Hurry deadline for 5th Annual Florida Presidents Day Cup approaching!

Plant City, FL -- Are you ready for the challenge?

The 2011 Florida Presidents Day Cup deadline is approaching fast for the Feb. 18-20 tournament. The tournament will be held at the beautiful 16-field Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex & Ellis Methvin Sports Complex in Plant City. Both are located less than a half a mile south of I-4 (exit 22). The soccer fields are brand new and the tournament will be first played on them.

The tournament guarantees teams 3 games with a typical schedule including one game(s) on Friday, and two on Saturday or vice versa. Semi-finals and final games will be played on Sunday.

Local church helps youths hone skills at soccer camp

Local church helps youths hone skills at soccer camp

Plant City, FL -- If your child needs to brush up on his soccer skills or just perfect his/her moves the Plant City Community Church of Nazarene is offering a soccer camp for youngsters.

The camp comes just in time prior to the 2011 Plant City Recreation Soccer season which runs from April - early June, with practices starting in mid-March.

Camp registration fee for the month of February is $10 and runs every Saturday in February starting on the 5th from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

USF softball coach to lead national team

USF softball coach to lead national team

Tampa, Fla. -- USF softball coach Ken Eriksen has received countless honors during his softball career.  But Friday, he added a major one.

Eriksen will serve as the head coach for the Women's National team in 2011 and 2012, which will include the 2011 Pan American Games and the 2012 International Softball Federation (ISF) World Championships. Eriksen will become the first male in USA Softball history to represent the organization as both a player and a head coach.

"This is an incredible opportunity for me as a coach and for USA Softball to bring new faces into the USA Softball National team family," Eriksen said.

In 2001, Eriksen joined the National Team staff, and remained with the team through 2004, where he helped lead the program to the 2004 Olympic Gold Medal, becoming the only USF coach in school history to accomplish such a feat.

Bulls' hot shooting defeats DePaul, 71-60

Bulls' hot shooting defeats DePaul, 71-60

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Hugh Robertson scored 16 points as South Florida beat DePaul 71-60 on Thursday night, extending the Blue Demons' losing skid to 21 straight games against Big East opponents.

Jawanza Poland and Toarlyn Fitzpatrick added 11 points each for South Florida (8-14, 2-7). The Bulls' other Big East win this season came on Jan. 16, a 79-72 victory over Providence.

DePaul (6-14, 0-8) got 17 points from freshman Cleveland Melvin. Its current Big East losing streak includes 20 regular-season games and one at the conference tournament.

The Blue Demons have not won a Big East game since a 51-50 victory over Marquette on Jan. 20, 2010. DePaul is the lone Big East team without a conference win this season.

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Alafia River Park hosts trail run

Alafia River Park hosts trail run

Lithia, FL -- How would you like to get back to nature while competing in a 5K or marathon?


Alafia River State Park is hosting the Florida Challenge Trail Run this Sunday, Jan. 31.


The Half Marathon & 5 K Trail Run takes runners through the nature trails of Eastern Hillsborough County.