This past weekend's Dixie Softball All-Star competition featured Spring Hill winning a District 4 championship at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville.
The Spring Hill Ponytails swept three shutouts in the tournament on its way to the title. On Friday, the team knocked off Wesley Chapel, 11-0. West Pasco was the next victim when Spring Hill won on Saturday, 10-0. Abbey Primavera and Celine Kordon combined for the shutout on the mound, and Chayse Skinner was the hero at the plate going 2-for-2 including the game-ending RBI.
In the championship game Sunday, Hernando Youth League was the final opponent in the way of a Ponytails' title. Spring Hill toppled HYL easily, 18-0. Primavera tossed a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts and no walks over the course of the four-inning mercy-rule rout. Kordon and Celine Brooks each went 3-for-3. Kordon had a game-high five RBIs.
Glenn Primavera, the coach of the Spring Hill Ponytails, has now run his record to 9-0 in district play over the past three seasons. The team will move on to the Florida State World Series in Franklin County from July 8-12.
No other local team advanced past the District 4 tournament. West Pasco defeated Wesley Chapel for the Darlings title, and Wesley Chapel beat West Pasco for the Angels crown. The Belles championship was won by West Pasco with a 13-5 win over HYL in the title game.
SPRING HILL PONYTAILS CARWASH: The Spring Hill Ponytails All-Stars will hold a carwash fundraiser at Chili's on U.S. 19 in Spring Hill on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to help pay for the trip to the Florida State World Series next month. For all dining that day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., 10 percent will be donated to Spring Hill if you mention the team.
DUNES WOMEN'S GOLF: The Dunes Women's Golf League held its Member-Man Tournament on June 9.
Eighteen members partnered with a man, their spouse, a male friend or one of the Dunes pros who participated. The theme of the day was "All-American" with red, white and blue attire. Lunch after golf was an old-fashioned barbecue picnic.
The winners of the Acapulco Scramble were Barb Breesmen and Al Fernandes, Ros Moschinger and Bob Smith, Louise and Mike Bury, and Jackie and Geoff MacDonald. Those four pairs were also the A Flight winners. B Flight champions were Sue and Tai Um. There was a four-way tie behind them between Elsie King and Sam Wilson, Pat and Roy Milburn, Karen and Bill Stacy, and Marge and Bill Williams.
Mike Bury, Barb DiLavore, Ron Guido, and Marge Williams walked away with closest to the pin awards.
The next major event for the league is its annual Sweet & Simple Invitational on Sept. 22, where women golfers from many area clubs visit the Dunes to play.
For information, call Karen Berch at (352) 382-2867.
WEST HERNANDO COUGARS: The West Hernando Cougars youth football and cheerleading program will have registration for this season this weekend.
Officials will be at Delta Woods Park on Deltona Boulevard in Spring Hill for signups from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The Cougars' season starts July 11, with a 10-game football schedule. The cheerleaders participate in competitions around the Tampa Bay area.
The football registration fee is $195 per child, with $125 for flag football. The fee includes rental of pads and a personalized jersey to keep. The cheerleading fee is $225 with a full uniform to keep. There is a $10 discount for every sibling also registered.
Call Bobby McFarland at (352) 585-6524 or visit West Hernando Cougars Football and Cheerleading on Facebook.
To notify us of community sports achievements or coming events, contact Derek J. LaRiviere at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 584-6337.