Bulls shortstop Leah Pemberton signed with Florida Southern College on Friday.
Leah Pemberton's signing with Florida Southern College on Friday represents the culmination of a lifetime of work and growth. The senior shortstop made her future official in front of a crowded conference room at Bloomingdale High with her parents and coaches on hand to celebrate. With FSC being in Lakeland, there will be no tearful goodbyes for the Pemberton family, but the softball aspect of the player's decision won't be as easy. "I'm going to work really hard and practice everyday if I want to make it on that team," Pemberton said. "I'm excited about the opportunity. I have family in Lakeland too, so that makes it a little easier." For any player, the departure from the high school teams they flourish on is always difficult, but …
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- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- D'Ann White
Saturday, May 21, 2011
1. Dress in your best Hollywood glam outfit and attend the Evening With the Stars Gala, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The event will take place tonight at The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview, starting at 6:30 p.m. with a champagne reception. The night, with a Hollywood glamour theme, will include dinner catered by Fred's Southern Gourmet of Plant City, jazz music by the jazz band from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, a silent auction and casino games. Tickets are $100. Call Dean Snyder at 813-752-0346. 2. Newsome and Riverview high schools will present the school edition of "Les Miserables" May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Riverview High School, 11311 Boyette Road, Riverview. Tickets are $10. For information, call 813-671-5011, …