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National pitch, hit, run competition to be held at two local sites on May 1

Two Hernando County locations will host the Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Competition for area youth.

The Hernando County Family YMCA will have its event on at 10 a.m. May 1 at the YMCA at 1300 Mariner Blvd. in Spring Hill, while Brooksville will hold its competition at 1 p.m. May 1 at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville.

The event is free to all participants, but officials ask entrants to arrive early to register. All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and fill out a registration/waiver form before the start of competition.

Competitors are divided into four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 12-14. The winners will have a chance to advance through four levels of competition, including team championships at Major League ballparks and the national finals at the 2011 MLB All Star Game.

For information on the YMCA event, call Jennifer Huden at (352) 688-9622 or visit For information on the Tom Varn Park event, call Tina Nichols at (352) 540-3835.

HERNANDO BAR GOLF: The Hernando County Bar Association Inc. will hold its annual golf tournament at 1 p.m. May 5 at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville.

The entry fee is $75 per person or $275 per foursome. The format is a scramble with a shotgun start. At check-in a gift bag will presented to each participant along with soft drink vouchers for use on the course. A buffet-style dinner also will be provided after the tournament at which time awards will be presented and a raffle and silent auction will be held.

All proceeds benefit the HCBA Scholarship Fund which allows the organization to award scholarships each year to local students attending Pasco-Hernando Community College.

For information, call Amanda German at (352) 596-0526 or e-mail

JEROME BROWN OPEN GYM: The gymnasium at the Jerome Brown Community Center in Brooksville will be open for basketball play for children from 2-5 p.m. beginning May 1 and every Sunday thereafter

The open gym basketball is intended to promote sportsmanship, fun, exercise and encourage a unified community and is intended for youths from ages 12-18.

The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department also is seeking adult volunteers to supervise and resolve basketball play disputes.

For information, call (352) 540-3830 or visit

HERNANDO WRESTLING: The USA Wrestling Club is being offered in the Hernando High School wrestling room on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-6:45 p.m.

The class is open to all interested elementary and middle school students. The cost is $35 for an annual USA Wrestling membership card.

For information, call coach Beach at (352) 797-7015, ext. 257.

KIWANIS SUPERKIDS TRIATHLON: The third-annual Kiwanis SuperKids Triathlon will be on May 21 at Weeki Wachee State Park.

Limited to the first 200 participants, the event has three age groups: 5-8, 9-12, and 13-18. All who participate will receive an award. There will be swimming, biking and running. Helmets are required for the biking portion.

Sign-in is from 5-7 p.m. May 20. Bring bikes for inspection and overnight securing. Triathlon will begin at 7:15 a.m. the next morning.

For information, visit

HYL FOOTBALL: Hernando Youth League is beginning registration for the 2011 season.

Teams are available for kids ages 5-15. Registrations will be held on the following Saturdays at Ernie Wever Park in Brooksville: May 7, May 21, and June 11.

Registration forms are available at Forms must be presented at time of sign-up. Cost is $125 and space is limited.

For information, call Rick Hankins at (352) 346-0000 or e-mail

JEROME BROWN GOLF: World Woods Golf Club in Brooksville is hosting the Jerome Brown Golf Classic on June 4, sponsored by Brighthouse Networks.

The proceeds benefit the Jerome Brown Youth Foundation. For an entry fee of $65 per golfer, you get 18 holes, a cart, lunch and a cap. The format is a four-person scramble.

Registration is at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m.

For information, call Dianna Rusk Yoder at (352) 796-2526.

BRITISH SOCCER CAMP: The First Hernando Youth Soccer Club has teamed up with Challenger Sports, the top soccer club in the United States and Canada, to host a weeklong British soccer camp July 18-22 at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

Each child will work with a member of the team of more than 1,000 British coaches flown to the United States exclusively to work with these programs. Challenger Sports will hold more than 3,000 camps this summer and coach more than 120,000 children between the ages of 3 and 19.

Space is limited, and parents are encouraged to register their kids as soon as possible. To attend for a half day from 9 a.m. to noon, the cost is $117 for the week for ages 5 to 18. For a full day, the fee is $165 for ages 10 to 18. Goalkeepers ages 10 to 18 can attend from 5 to 8 p.m. for a cost of $117.

Each camper will receive a T-shirt, soccer ball, poster and personalized skills evaluation.

For information, call Robert Andreu at (813) 283-4523 or send e-mail to To register, visit

FLAG FOOTBALL: The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a men's four-on-four flag football league at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill starting April 29.

The league is open to men ages 18 and older. Rosters need a minimum of six players; the cost is $275 per team. Games will be played on Friday nights at the park on Deltona Boulevard. Players need to bring their own flag belts.

For information, call Harry Johnson at (352) 540-6356 or (352) 754-4031.

KIWANIS GOLF: The Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks is hosting the 41st annual Brooksville Kiwanis Golf Invitational on June 1.

The cost is $75 per golfer, which includes golf, cart, dinner and prizes. The shotgun start is set for 1 p.m. The format of the tournament is a four-man scramble. First-come, first-served. The registration deadline is May 20.

Cash prizes, door prizes and prizes for closest to the pin and longest drive will be awarded. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For information, call Barbara Hitzemann at (352) 442-3412 or visit

To notify us of community sports achievements or coming events, contact Derek J. LaRiviere at or (352) 584-6337.

National pitch, hit, run competition to be held at two local sites on May 1 04/20/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 8:25pm]
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