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An 830 series puts bowler Todd Brower in elite club

Only 24 bowlers have thrown an 830 series in the history of Hernando County bowling. It is an exclusive club.

Todd Brower became the 24th name on that list when he knocked down 835 pins on Feb. 17 at Spring Hill Lanes in the Wednesday Night Mixers League with games of 298, 279 and 258. After tossing a perfect game last month and an 800 series last January, Brower is on the hottest streak of his career.

The Hernando County record for high series is Jason Mahr (878) at Mariner Lanes on Aug. 7, 2007, and the Spring Hill Lanes record (855) has been achieved three times — by Jay Olsen, Joe Correa and Jay Lynch.

Later in the evening, on the strength of two 279 games, Kenny Riggs Jr. threw an 816 series in the Kevin's Pro Shop League at Spring Hill.

Riggs recorded his third career 800 series by racking up those two games along with a 258, almost one year after his last 800. He threw that 800 in the Kevin's Pro Shop League on March 4, 2009.

Also in mid February, Andrew Bolander reached perfection with a 300 in the Mike's Auto Body League at Spring Hill. The honor score was the third perfect game of Bolander's career and his first since Oct. 13, 2008. He also rolled games of 247 and 205 for a 752 series on the evening.

In the same league, Pat Notarione tossed a near-perfect 299 game. He finished with the best series in the league — shooting 779 (including 257 and 223) for the night. It was the first U.S. Bowling Congress achievement for Notarione since he shot an 810 series at Leisure Lanes in New Port Richey on Jan. 14, 2003.

On Feb. 16 in the Brooksville Elks League at Spring Hill, Lee Wallace became one of the few women to stand out so far in 2010. Wallace tossed a 279 game, throwing strikes in 10 of 11 frames. Her other games were 129 and 144.

SPIKE CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Hernando Builders Association is hosting its annual HBA Spike Club Golf Tournament at the Dunes Golf Club at Seville on March 31.

The tournament, sponsored by Artistic Homes, BJH Construction General Contractors, Hartland Homes, Pastore Custom Builders, Ron King Construction, and Royal Coachman Homes, will offer an opportunity to win a house.

If someone makes a hole-in-one at a predetermined par 3 hole, the person will win a house valued up to $150,000.

Entry in the amateur tournament is $100 per player and is open to the public. The tournament format is a four-person team scramble with a shotgun start. Entry includes lunch, cart, greens fees and refreshments. Check-in is at 11 a.m. with lunch served from 11 a.m. to noon. Tee-off is at 12:30 p.m. There are 28 team slots available. Deadline for entry and payment is March 22.

All entry forms, rules and regulations are available at the HBA office at 7391 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville, or online at For information, call the HBA office at (352) 596-1114.

EDUCATION FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Hernando County Education Foundation will have its annual golf tournament May 14 at Southern Hills Golf & Country Club in Brooksville.

The tournament, sponsored by the construction company Skanska, is a four-person team scramble format. Entry fees are $100 per golfer or $400 per team. If a business would like to sponsor a team, that team can join for $450. The deadline for business sponsorships is May 7.

Registration opens at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Dinner, awards presentations and door prizes will be at 5:30 p.m.

Anyone interested can visit or call (352) 238-2677.

RUN 4 SHELTER: The third annual Jericho Road Ministries Run 4 Shelter 5K, 10K and 1-mile is scheduled for April 10.

Runners and walkers will meet at 7 a.m. in the Palmwood Builders lot at the entrance to River Country Estates on U.S. 19 in Spring Hill. Pre-event registration is $20 per participant; race day registration is $25 per participant. Family rates are available at $50 for three or more runners. Children under 12 cost only $3.

Free T-shirts are guaranteed to runners who preregister. There are male and female divisions in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and grand masters over 60.

Anyone interested can send e-mail to jministries99@ or visit and click the Fun Run link.

LAND O'LAKES AAU HOOPS: The Land O'Lakes Youth Basketball Organization is holding tryouts for the coming AAU season.

Tryouts are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Land O'Lakes High School.

The tryout times are: Grades 5 and 6 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday and from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday; grades 7 and 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday and from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday; grade 9 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday and from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, and grades 10 and 11 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and from 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For information send e-mail to

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 April 24 from Bayport. A dinner and awards ceremony will be at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park after the tournament.

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

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

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