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12-and-under Brooksville Bombers close season with tournament title

The Brooksville Bombers 12-and-under youth baseball team finished its fall campaign with an Amateur Athletic Union tournament title.

Brooksville (20-9-1) was showered with accolades throughout the season, including first place in the Florida Travel Ball League standings, co-championship of the Florida Travel Ball League Championship Tournament and two third-place finishes in events in Tampa and Plant City. The Bombers improved as the season progressed, finishing with 11 consecutive victories.

The new season is set to begin in January, and Brooksville is looking to add a few more players to its roster. Tryouts will be held throughout December, with practices starting by Jan. 1.

E-mail John Hrobuchak at or call (352) 238-9840 for more information.

The Brooksville Bombers 11-and-under baseball club is also looking for players. For information, e-mail Shawn Laferty at or call (813) 267-8530.

BOWLING HONOR SCORES: Chris Polizzi, who emerged from the local youth bowling scene to become one of the better adult competitors in recent years, tossed his ninth career perfect game on Nov. 24 in the Mike's Auto Body League at Spring Hill Lanes. His first-game 300 was followed by a 203 and a 245 for a 748 series.

A relative newcomer to the local lanes, Richard Miller reached the 300 mark on Nov. 23. In the Monday Night Men's League at Spring Hill, Miller tossed his first U.S. Bowling Congress honor score in Hernando County. After throwing a first game 213, he rolled his 300 in the second game before finishing with a 161 for a 674 series.

MARTIAL ARTS: Southern Elite Sports is offering cheer/dance and mixed martial arts classes for all ages at different locations throughout Pasco and Hernando counties.

The cost for all classes is $30 per month with no contracts.

Southern Elite Sports has also partnered with Top Contenders Gymnastics to hold classes at the Top Contenders facility at 16200 Spring Hill Drive, south of Brooksville.

Martial arts classes at Top Contenders are every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The cost to attend one class per week is $30 per month. To attend twice a week is $50 per month. To attend three times a week is $65 per month.

The organization is also having the Southern Elite Sports Kids Fest from 11 a.m. until sundown on Sunday. The festival will be at the Southern Elite Sports facility at 4917 State Road 54, New Port Richey.

Proceeds will be added to the club treasury, which will be used for sports supplies and community outreach projects. In addition, a portion of the proceeds and any donated toys will be given to Toys for Tots. There will be a live band, food, games, a bouncy house, karate demonstrations, face painting and other activities. Vendors are welcome to set up a table for $25 to promote their business.

For information, call Paul Micklow at (727) 645-1501.

ADULT BASEBALL: The Pasco-Hernando Area Senior Baseball League is in need of players and teams for its upcoming season.

Starting Sunday, teams will play a 10-game schedule. Players must be 18 or older.

E-mail or call (352) 683-1692 for information.

DECA BOWL-A-THON: A bowl-a-thon to benefit the national DECA presidential campaign for Central High School's Michelle Venezia is scheduled for Saturday at Spring Hill Lanes.

There will be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Check-in is at noon, with bowling at 1 p.m.

The cost is $20 per bowler, which includes three games, shoes and lunch. Corporate lane sponsorship packages are available.

For information, e-mail campaign manager Nick Catroppo at or call (352) 585-6527.

ROTARY GOLF FUNDRAISER: The Rotary Club of Brooksville has scheduled its 32nd annual charity golf tournament for Dec. 9 at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive.

The cost is $75 per golfer. Sponsorships are also available for $75. All proceeds go to the Brooksville Rotary Club's charitable activities.

For information, call Jerry Sheffield at (352) 799-2265 or Brooksville Rotary Club at (352) 796-1143.

FISHING TOURNAMENT SPONSORSHIP: The Hogan Law Firm Charity Fishing Tournament to benefit HPH Hospice is looking for sponsors.

Last year's inaugural event had more than 50 anglers and raised more than $13,000 for hospice. The tournament casts off on April 24 from Bayport. A dinner and awards ceremony is scheduled for Weeki Wachee Springs State Park after the tournament.

For information, e-mail Debbie Hogan at or Jennifer Rey at or call (352) 799-8423.

To notify us of community sports achievements or upcoming events, Derek J. LaRiviere can be reached at or (352) 584-6337.

12-and-under Brooksville Bombers close season with tournament title 12/01/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 6:39pm]
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