Eleven Seminole County Pop Warner Cheerleading squads will be in action this week when the 2006 Cheer & Dance Championships take place from through Friday (December 8) inside the Milk House at Disney's Wide World of Sports™ complex. Each day will start at 8 a.m. sharp!
According to a release from the Pop Warner National Office, the 2006 Pop Warner National Cheer & Dance Championships will consist of approximately 300 squads competing this year at the Milk House in four age classifications to be crowned National Champion.
Yesterday (Tuesday) the Lake Brantley Patriots and Lake Mary Rams competed in the Jr. PeeWee Large Advanced category and the Hagerty Huskies competed in the Jr. PeeWee Large Novice category.
Today (Wednesday) the Lake Mary Rams will compete in the PeeWee Large Advanced category, the Lake Brantley Patriots in the PeeWee Small Advanced category and the Sanford Seminoles in the PeeWee Small Novice category.
On Thursday (Dec. 7) the Lake Brantley Patriots will compete in the Jr. Midget Large Advanced category and the Hagerty Huskies in the Jr. Midget Large Intermediate category.
On Friday (Dec. 8) the Lake Mary Rams will compete in the Midget Large Advanced category, the Sanford Seminoles in the Midget Large Novice category and the Hagerty Huskies in the Midget Small Novice category.
For more information on Sanford Pop Warner's football and cheer programs, visit their website at www.sanfordseminoles.com and for more information on the Pop Warner program nationally, visit www.popwarner.com.
HOOPS WITH A HEART
The second annual Hoops With a Heat boys basketball shootout will be held this Saturday at Oviedo High School.
The event, which raises money to benefit former Bishop Moore coach Rob Graham, who suffered a heart attack on the court two years ago, was the brainchild of Lions veteran coach Ed Kershner.
Lake Brantley takes on Timber Creek to open the day at 2 p.m. and that game will be followed by Vero Beach vs. Winter Park at 3:30 p.m.; Bishop Moore vs. powerful Montverde Academy at 5 p.m.; Oviedo against University at 6:30 p.m.; and powerful Edgewater against rising Winter Springs at 8 p.m.
LOCALS IN BOWLS
Seminole County will be more than well represented when the 32 College Football Bowl Games are played over the next month.
Two former Oviedo Lions, Corey Hobbs and Clint McMillan, are members of the SEC Champion Florida Gators that will be facing No. 1 ranked Ohio State in the BCS National Championship Game in Glendale, Arizona on January 8th, 2007.
Lake Mary High School graduates Keith Rivers and Reggie Campbell will be among several local products that will be playing College Football Bowl Games over the next month.
Rivers, a junior linebacker, will take the field for USC against Michigan in the Rose Bowl presented by Citi, while Campbell, a junior wingback for the Naval Academy, will lead the Middies to Charlotte to take on Boston College in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
Two Seminole High will also be in action, as freshman defensive lineman Bud Thacker will play for FSU against UCLA in the Emerald Bowl and sophomore running back Kevin Harris will play for Wake Forest against Louisville in the FedEx Orange Bowl.
Former Winter Springs star quarterback Brett Hodges will also play for Wake in the Orange Bowl.
Another former county quarterback, Will Proctor from Trinity Prep, will lead Clemson into the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl in Nashville against Kentucky.