Sep 30, 2022
Guys, because of the weather issues, and the lack of communication, we are extending the October 1st deadline for Rosters being frozen for the State Championships by one week, to October 8.
Men, I hope you all got through this mess healthy and wise. Remember that material things can be replaced, but not lives. We lost power for over 2 days, but we are ok.
God bless you all,
Mike KnowlesFHC Chairman
Sep 26, 2022
There will be a Celebration of Life for Ronnie Hardin of the Florida Mustangs on Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 3-7pm. Ronnie played for the Florida Mustangs for a few years before COVID stopped play. He never returned due to ailments and family obligations.
Ricks on the River (Pavilion)2305 N Willow AveTampa, FL 33607
Light snacks & cash barRSVP if you plan to attend
Managers, in the past years, your FHC Board of Directors has leaned on the "safe side" on and off the field. This time is no different. Unless you live in a shoe, we all know about the impending Hurricane that is bearing down on Florida. Not even the experts know exactly where it will hit later this week, but we do know that most everyone will be affected by torrential rain and possibly high winds. Because of this, we are canceling next week's tournament in Polk County. All of us must take the time now to prop ...
Managers, we are monitoring the possible Tropical Storm/Hurricane that is moving into the Caribbean in the next couple of days. As you know, there are always possible scenarios, but we should get a better picture from the Weather Channel by Sunday or so. It could move out into the western Gulf, stay in the middle, or come close or over Florida. We have 80 or so teams registered for the tournament, so we want to play, but we will not put any of you in danger just to play a softball game for a tee shirt. Every one of ...
Sep 09, 2022
LAKES LEAGUE UPPER DIVISION FALL SOFTBALL DRAFT
THERE WILL BE A DRAFT FOR FOUR TEAMS THIS FALL SEASON FOR THE LAKES LEAGUE UPPER DIVISION SOFTBALL LEAGUE.
THIS WILL BE A FUN AND COMPETITIVE LEAGUE FOR PLAYERS 50 YEARS OLD AND OVER.
THE LEAGUE WILL PLAY DOUBLE HEADER GAMES ON MONDAY MORNINGS AT PEAR PARK ON ROUTE 27, COMMENCING IN EARLY NOVEMBER UNTIL EARLY MARCH.
A TOURNAMENT/PLAYOFFS WILL FOLLOW REGULAR SEASON PLAY.
PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE DRAFT BY CONTACTING ANTHONY SPERANZA AT EMAIL ADDRESS:
FOR MORE INFOR ...
For some time now, we have been using our current points system. As you know, a team gets points for winning games and brackets. Also, if a team misses a monthly tournament, they will retain approximately the same ranking as before. You Managers voted on this last fall. Rankings may be affected by teams below you winning a bracket and moving up, but also because of the Ranking Committee's observations. We will readdress this policy this fall.
I was asked last month about what kinds of things the Board spends money ...
Managers, there seems to be some question on how the FHC Board of Directors handles the tournament money that comes in and goes out each tournament weekend, especially when we have a shortened game situation. Managers, all you or your Players have to do is just ask us, and we can give you a tournament rundown anytime you want. We do not keep secrets. Also, we are audited yearly.
An average tournament for us now is 70 teams, so that would be 70 x $250, which is $17,500.
In our scenario, we get in all ...
Aug 18, 2022
Men, many of you already know that I had a really bad incident happen in Lakeland on August 6th. To make a long story short, I was stepping up on a sidewalk, fell down, and tore the outside of my left leg very bad. A young woman (my Angel) rushed in, wrapped up my leg in a blanket and got me to some Emergency help. I had an emergency operation and stayed at Lakeland Regional for several days. I am home now and on the mend. Thank God for my wife Sherry.
We never expect things like thi ...
Aug 03, 2022
Guy's, it's with great sadness that I let everyone know that Ted Homer, one of our umpires and a very dear friend of mine passed away this morning due to cancer. Ted truly enjoyed umpiring and being out on the field with the guys. Ted was a very competitive person all of his life and it tore him up that he couldn't work anymore. The medications Ted was on prevented him from being able to be out in the sun for long periods of time as well, therefore he couldn't come out to the tournaments just to be around the guy's and the game. ...
Managers, I have several things for you tonight. Can you believe it is almost August? Before we get down to business, let me share something great and awesome!
On July 29 1972, I made the best decision possible of my entire life. I married a sweet and beautiful 19 year old young woman named Sherry, and my whole life changed for the better. On Friday we will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Like me, she became a teacher. With her intellect and people skills, she could have been anything she wanted ...