Briefs 8-13-17

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SENIOR BASEBALL
Here is the upcoming schedule in the Spring 45-and-Over league of the Orlando Senior Baseball Association that plays its games at Zinn Beck Field, Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium, South Orange Youth Complex and Central Winds Park in Winter Springs.
Visit the website _ www.leaguelineup.com/osba _ for more information on the league.
45-AND-OVER LEAGUE
Saturday, August 12
9:30 a.m. _ Daytona Beach Rays vs. Dr. Phillips Cubs, SOYC 2.
12:30 p.m. _ White Sox vs. Mariners, SOYC 2.
 
BOAT SHOW
The all-new Sea Ray SLX-W 230 will be one amongst many in the lineup presented by MarineMax Orlando at the Orlando Fall Boat Show.
In addition to this incredible model, MarineMax Orlando with be showcasing the new 2018 line from Boston Whaler, Sea Hunt, Scout, and Harris Pontoon.
At the Orlando Fall Boat Show, visitors will find the newest hottest models, marine electronics, accessories, and more. With 15 of central Florida’s boat dealers representing over 60 manufacturers, making this one of the best and largest boat shows in the immediate area. The show is conveniently located at the Orange County Convention Center, West Hall C and D1, 9800 International Drive, Orlando. Show hours will be today (Saturday) from 10 a.m.-to-8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-to-5 p.m. Admission for adults, ages 13 and older, can be purchased online in advance for $6 until midnight August 10. Adult admission can be purchase at the door for $8. Admission for children, ages 12 and younger, is free.
To find out more information or to schedule a personal tour call (407) 660-2628 or visit the MarineMax website.
 
ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD
This week at Orlando Speed World Dragway:
* Today (Saturday) is Imports vs. Domestic Shootout, featuring Imports (Modifieds) vs. American Muscle _ Outlaw 632, Top Sportsman, Drag Radial, X275 _ with gates opening at 3 p.m. and Racing a 5 p.m. General Admission is $15.
The Dragway Information Hotline is at (407) 568-5522 and the website is at _ www.raceosw.com/dragway/.
SpeedWorld is located 17 miles east of Orlando in Bithlo at 19164 East Colonial Drive, between Orlando and Titusville on Highway 50 at the 520 Cocoa Cutoff.
 
LMSA
Ahoy!
Here is what is happening at LMSA:
* Saturday, August 12 _ LMSA Club Race, 12 p.m.
* Wednesday Night Rum Racing sponsored by Gosling’s Rum. All sailors, members and non-members of LMSA, are invited to participate in the Wednesday Night Rum Race. There is a five-minute start window that all boats must be over the start line between 6:25 p.m.–to-6:30 p.m. to be a valid participant. If you are looking for a great group of sailors to sail with on a Wednesday come check out the Lake Monroe Sailing Association. Looking to Crew or Volunteer? Send us a note, we will find you a boat to crew on or an event that you can volunteer for. For racing rules go to the LMSA website _ http://www.flalmsa.org/?page_id=101.
* Friday-through-Sunday, December 1-3: Santa Sailfest Regatta (formerly the Kettle Cup) registration is now open. As most of you know, this is LMSA’s charity regatta with a portion of the proceeds being donated to local charities to assist families during the holidays. If your organization would like to get involved, please e-mail us. For all you competitors please go to _ http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/1505 _ to register!
Events Around Florida;
* September 2-and-3: Sarasota Sailing Squadron 71st Labor Day Regatta! The Sarasota Sailing Squadron's signature event is the annual Labor Day Regatta. First held in the 1940's, this is the Summer's premier regatta and the oldest and largest in the region. The Labor Day Regatta hosts more than 200 boats in multiple classes from Opti's to handicap yachts. It features an incredible party and lots of family fun. For more information click here: https://www.facebook.com/LaborDayRegatta/
Out of Area:
* August 31–September 4: San Juan 21 North American Championship! Make Plans NOW to attend the SJ 21 North Americans at the Lake Norman YC (North Carolina) over Labor Day weekend. The local fleet is planning a fun filled weekend for all. Visit Lake Norman Yacht Club _ www.lnyc.com _ for more information.
The 2017 calendar is updated an on the website. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us should you have any questions about any of the events.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or ideas.
For more information about LMSA, please visit our web site _ www.flalmsa.org _ or call (321) 578-8364.
Interested parties can find results from past races of 2016 on the "Race Results" page (www.flalmsa.org/?page_id=623) and results from year’s prior is on the Race Results Archive page (www.flalmsa.org/?p=2229).
So, what are you waiting for? You bought the boat, GO SAILING!
 
NEW SMYRNA SPEEDWAY
The 2017 NASCAR Whelen All-America Series is underway at New Smyrna Speedway.
Today’s (Saturday) card will be highlighted by the American Auto Tier & Service/Atlantis Contractors Sportsman Twin 50s plus division action in the Super Late Models, Bombers and Modifieds.
Pit gates open at 3 p.m. Division Practice from 4 p.m.-to-5:45 p.m. American Auto Tier & Service/Atlantis Contractors Sportsman qualifying at 6 p.m.
Ticket booths and grandstand gates open at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7:30 p.m.
Adult admission is $15 (reserved seating is $20, the top six (6) rows of the Main Grandstand) with all seniors (65+) and military with valid ID (for proof of age or Military affiliation) admitted for $13. Kids 11 years of age and under are free of charge. MUST be accompanied by paying Adult to qualify for Free Admission.
The track is located at the corner of SR. 44 and CR 415, between New Smyrna, DeLand and Daytona.
For information on New Smyrna Speedway, call the track office at 386-427-4129 or visit the website at www.newsmyrnaspeedway.org.
 
WOMEN’S SOCCER
The UCF women's soccer team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, cruising to a 3-0 victory over Miami in its first exhibition match of the season Wednesday night.
Kayla Adamek started the Knights off early, scoring off a header from Bridget Callahan to put UCF up 1-0 in the third minute.
UCF doubled up the score in the 19th minute after Julia Moore stripped the defender and used a bounce off teammate Morgan Ferrara to find the back of the net. Ferrara added a goal of her own in the 73rd minute, as she knocked down a pass from former Lake Mary High standout Emily Tipton and sent it in.
It was a total team effort as well, with 20 members of the Black and Gold seeing action.
The Knights also limited Miami's time of possession, limiting the Hurricanes to just eight shots on the night.
UCF hosts UNF in the final exhibition contest of the preseason this evening (Saturday). Admission for the 7 p.m. contest is free. The Knights officially open the season at No. 4 South Carolina on Aug. 18, and return to the UCF Soccer Complex to host Stetson on Aug. 20.
 
ORLANDO PRIDE
Orlando Pride (6-6-5, 23 points) extended its home unbeaten streak to three games on Tuesday night, downing the Washington Spirit 3-0 at Orlando City Stadium. After a stalemate first half, the Pride offense exploded for three goals in the second 45 minutes en route to the team’s second shutout of the season.
The midweek win was an important one for the Pride, who bump up to fifth place in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) standings, sitting just one point out of the fourth and final playoff position with seven games remaining in the regular season.
The Pride have now outscored opponents 8-2 over its last three matches at Orlando City Stadium with three goals on the night, along with a 4-1 win and 1-1 draw in their previous two home games.
Team leading scorer Marta got the Pride on the board first, connecting a give-and-go with Alex Morgan in the 52nd minute. Morgan’s pass found Marta open in the penalty area and the forward sent Washington goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé sliding past the ball. Though the goalkeeper clipped her foot, the five-time FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year showed her skill, slotting the ball home while tumbling to the grass for her ninth of the season.
Five minutes later, Marta’s Brazilian National Team teammate Camila increased the Pride lead to two goals with a skillful finish from the midfield. After Alanna Kennedy sent Morgan running in on goal, Labbé made a strong play, heading the ball away from an onrushing Morgan just outside of the penalty area. However, her clearance went right to Camila 40-yards out. Fresh off two goals in the Tournament of Nations, the young, 22-year-old wasted no time, sending in a one-touch, inside of the foot volley for her fourth goal of the season.
Morgan, already with an assist on the night, finished off the team’s scoring with a blasted volley in the 65th minute. Left back Steph Catley, who was rested during last Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Chicago, placed a perfect long ball to the forward, which fell at the top of the 18-yard box. Morgan wasted no time, striking the ball off the half volley with her laces and powering the shot into the goal. It was Morgan’s third straight goal in as many home games.
Marta set the Pride’s single-game shot record in the match, totaling eight on the night, while also posting a 93.1% passing accuracy. The defense - featuring a backline of Catley, Monica, Ali Krieger and Kristen Edmonds - made thing easy on goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe, holding the Spirit offense without a single shot on goal.
The Pride wrap up a three-game homestand tonight (Saturday) when they host Sky Blue FC at 7:30 p.m. The two sides are tied for fifth place in the NWSL standings and have met twice this season, each taking a win from Rutgers University. Tickets available at orlando-pride.com/tickets or by calling (855) ORL-CITY.
For more information on the Orlando Pride, visit www.Orlando-Pride.com or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
 
ORLANDO CITY
Orlando City SC (8-9-6, 30 points) closes out a three-game road trip when they visit the New York Red Bulls this evening (Saturday), before returning home to host Columbus on Saturday, Aug. 19. Both matches are set to kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets to all City home matches are available at OrlandoCitySC.com or by calling 855-ORL-CITY. Follow the latest Orlando City news and updates via Facebook _ www.facebook.com/OrlandoCitySC _; Twitter _ twitter.com/OrlandoCitySC _; Instagram _ www.instagram.com/OrlandoCitySC/ _ and YouTube _ www.youtube.com/user/OrlandoCitySC.
 
MEN’S SOCCER
UCF began its preparations for the 2017 campaign on Wednesday with a pair of training sessions. This is the first preseason for the Knights under the guidance of first-year head coach Scott Calabrese.
UCF faces Tampa in its first of two exhibition matches on Tuesday (Aug. 15) at 6:30 p.m. at the UCF Soccer Complex. Admission to the contest is free.
 
FREE VOLLEYBALL CLINIC
The Stetson University volleyball team will be hosting a free youth clinic on Thursday, August 17, from 4:30 p.m.-to-5:30 p.m. at the Edmunds Center in DeLand.
The clinic is designed for boys and girls, grades K-8, of all ability levels and positions that are looking to learn and improve their volleyball skills. Check-in will begin at 4 p.m.
Stetson head coach Deng Yang and the Hatter volleyball team will teach fundamentals including hitting, setting, defense, serving, passing, and more. Campers will be taught skills and game strategies to build their overall confidence playing volleyball. Parents are welcome to stay and watch their child participate in the clinic.
At the conclusion of the clinic, free pizza and drinks will be provided for all clinic participants. The Hatters will then play an intrasquad scrimmage that is open to the public.
Don't miss your chance to learn from the best around! Go to this link _ https://camps.jumpforward.com/stetsonvb/Register/Index/7690?utm_medium=s... _ to register.
* FREE Admission to participate.
* FREE pizza and drinks will be provided for all clinic participants.
* Open to any and all entrants, male or female in grades Kindergarten - 8th grade.
* Check-in: Thursday, August 17, from 4 p.m.-to-4:25 p.m. at the Edmunds Center (Main Entrance).
* Post-camp Stetson Volleyball intrasquad scrimmage.
 
UCF FANFEST
UCF fans will have the opportunity to celebrate the upcoming fall sports season on Saturday, Aug. 19. The 2017 version of UCF FanFest will take place from 6 p.m.-to-8 p.m. at Spectrum Stadium. Admission to UCF FanFest is free. Parking is also complimentary and is available in Lot E6 on the southeast side of Spectrum Stadium.
Fans will have the opportunity to meet and receive autographs from head football coach Scott Frost and his team. The women's soccer, volleyball and cross country teams will be on hand, as well.
Fans arriving early to Spectrum Stadium will have the opportunity to grab some food, as a selection of food trucks will be open for business outside the stadium at 5 p.m. Gate 17 of Spectrum Stadium opens at 6 p.m. to begin the FanFest activities.
Once inside the stadium, fans will have an opportunity to see the new West Stadium Club. UCF cheerleaders and Knightro will be on hand, interacting with fans and giving away UCF temporary tattoos. The UCF Football locker room will be open and fans are encouraged to take advantage of photo opportunities inside the space where their favorite football team prepares for home games.
UCF FanFest is a family-friendly activity with plenty of interactive games and inflatables for children of all ages.
CFE Federal Credit Union, Carl Black, iHeart Radio, McDonald's, Blaze Pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings and Jewett Orthopaedic will be on site with special promotions and giveaways. A photo booth provided by Florida Hospital will give fans another way to remember their 2017 UCF FanFest experience. The UCF bookstore will have plenty of UCF gear available inside Spectrum Stadium. The bookstore located on East Plaza drive, just minutes from the stadium, will be open during FanFest as well.
 
JUNIOR GOLF
Sanford junior golfers ages 11-18 are invited to compete in an upcoming Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour event.
The AJGT Oak Harbor Junior Classic in Slidell, LA at Oak Harbor Golf Club on August 26–27.
The tournament entry fee is $195 and includes two days of green fees, tee gifts, and Trophies in four age divisions.
Recommended accommodations are available at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Slidell, LA. Please call 985-639-0890 for reservations and group rate.
The registration deadline is Wednesday, August 23, at noon.
The 2-day, 36-hole tournaments are ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard and hosted by the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour.
To enter the event, please call Diane Ford at 985-630-3066 or enter online at www.arrowheadjgt.com.
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