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Another win for Katrina Hamby in Women's 500 Club bowling

The Hernando County Women's 500 Club had its singles tournament at Spring Hill Lanes on Sunday.

In the A Division, Katrina Hamby took first place with a series total of 673. Her games of 184, 180 and 189 combined with a 120 handicap were enough to take the $38.08 first prize. Hamby has won the last two 500 Club-sponsored tournaments, finishing first at the 3-6-9 event at Mariner in February.

Gina Haywood (647) was the runner-up and received $32.13. Carolyn Crosby (633) took third and $26.18, while Shannon LaRiviere (601) won $22.61 for fourth place.

In the B Division, Jennifer Cavanagh won the championship. Cavanagh bowled games of 164, 119 and 180 with a 219 handicap. Her 682 total was five pins more than Chris Gonzales (677) and earned her $41.86. Gonzales's second prize was $37.03.

Three other bowlers cashed in the B Division. Anne Kemmerer (655) placed third for $32.20. Gail Lynn Dahl (651) won $27.37, and Nancy McGlashen (648) took home $22.54.

The next 500 Club tournament will be at Spring Hill Lanes at 1 p.m. Oct. 2.

Entrants must be a member of the Women's 500 Club, the Hernando County U.S. Bowling Congress and the Women's Bowling Congress. The event will begin with a potluck luncheon/business meeting, and bowling will begin at 2 p.m.

For information, call Sheila Wehrenberg at (352) 688-1575.

CANADIAN PGA TOUR: Q School for the Canadian PGA Tour is coming to the Dunes Golf Club from March 29 to April 1.

Qualifying will consist of 72 holes of golf, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Dunes is on U.S. 19, about 10 miles north of Weeki Wachee. Spectators are welcome and may register to win a free summer membership at the Dunes. Admission is free. All spectators will receive a voucher for future play at the course.

For information, call (352) 596-7888 or visit

YMCA SPORTS: The Hernando County YMCA is offering registration for two sports leagues.

The YMCA Soccer League includes three age divisions. Participants ages 3 to 5 are involved in an eight-week program introducing them to soccer and helping them learn the fundamentals of the game. Youths ages 6 to 10 improve their skills through a drills approach, along with games. A semicompetitive approach allows youths ages 11 to 13 to fully engage in the game and strengthen their abilities.

The YMCA Baseball League also involves three age divisions. Participants ages 3 to 5 are involved in an eight-week T-ball program, learning the fundamentals of the game. Students ages 6 to 10 improve their skills through a T-ball/coach pitch approach, with games. A coach pitch approach allows students ages 11 to 15 to fully engage in the game and strengthen their abilities.

The leagues run from March 28 to May 21. The cost for ages 3 to 5 is $62 for facility members and $76 for program members. The fee for ages 6 to 13 is $72 for facility members and $86 for program members.

For information, call the YMCA at (352) 688-9622 or visit

BOCCE TOURNAMENT: The Delta Woods Bocce Club has scheduled a tournament for 9 a.m. March 28.

Sixteen to 20 players are expected, and the club is always looking for new players. The tournament usually runs for about two hours, weather permitting.

For information, e-mail Bill Unterberg at

SOUTHERN HILLS 5K: The fourth annual Run through the Hills 5K at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville will be April 9.

The goal is to raise funds for the Dawn Center and increase awareness of domestic violence. All registration proceeds go to the Dawn Center and the Red Mule Runner's Club Scholarship Fund.

The race will begin at 8 a.m., and a Smile Mile Fun Run will begin at 8:45 a.m. Registration will open at 7 a.m. Entry fees are $20 for the 5K or $25 on race day, and $15 for the fun run or $20 on race day. A T-shirt is guaranteed to everyone who registers in advance. Online registration is available at or

For information, call Pamela Poisson at (352) 585-2813 or Chuck Boldt at (352) 688-6484.

CRIME WATCH GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Hernando Beach Crime Watch will sponsor its second annual golf tournament at the Spring Hill Country Club with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on April 2. The rain date is April 9.

The format is a four-person scramble. Participants may organize their own foursomes or be paired up by organizers. The cost is $45, including golf, lunch and a nonalcoholic beverage. The discounted cost for Spring Hill members is $25.

Prizes will be rewarded for longest putt, longest drive, closest to the pin and best scores. The registration deadline is Saturday.

For information, call Lucille Jaworski at (352) 592-6288.

FASTPITCH SOFTBALL LESSONS: The Hernando County Recreation Department is offering private fast-pitch softball lessons at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

The lessons are available for players ages 7 to 16, taught by April Pelham, a certified Florida fast-pitch instructor.

Private lessons for hitting or catching are $20 for 30 minutes; lessons for fielding or throwing are $15 for 30 minutes. Pitching lessons are available for $20 for 30 minutes, $25 for 45 minutes or $40 for one hour.

For information, contact Penny Oliver at (352) 754-4031 or

TENNIS LESSONS: The Hernando County Recreation Department is offering tennis lessons at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The clinics are available for all ages and skill levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Private and group lessons are available. Every lesson will be led by a certified instructor.

The cost is $10 for one hour of group lessons, and $30 for one hour of private lessons.

For information, contact Penny Oliver at (352) 754-4031 or

KICKBALL TOURNAMENT: The Hernando County Recreation Department will have an adult kickball tournament Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park on Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill.

The event is set to start at 9 a.m., with a cost of $200 per team. Each team must consist of a minimum of four men and four women, fielding at least 10 players. The tournament is being sponsored by Mayhem Sports.

There also will be a field goal kicking contest. An awards ceremony will follow at Bar Envy.

For information, call Harry Johnson at (352) 648-0179.

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

Another win for Katrina Hamby in Women's 500 Club bowling 03/23/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 7:40pm]
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