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Bombers again struggle against Young Guns

The Brooksville Bombers, fresh off clinching the top seed for next month's AAU State Tournament, played a doubleheader last weekend against their rivals, the West Florida Young Guns.

The Bombers have struggled against the Hudson-based program, going 2-6 against them this season. Sunday turned out no different.

In the first game, Brooksville (24-14) was unable to slow down a late-game rally by West Florida, and was overwhelmed 11-7.

Pitcher Dalton Mosser struck out four of the six batters he faced in two innings of shutout ball, but after he left the game, things turned quickly. Anthony Urso was the only other bright spot for the team, closing the game out with a perfect inning pitched, plus a two-run double.

On the back end of the twin bill, the Bombers started many of its players out of position in an effort to get the younger players more experience on the field. Those efforts went unrewarded in a

13-4 loss.

West Hernando Cougars: The youth football program will have open registrations Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

West Hernando is an organization that supports football and cheerleading for youths from ages 5-17.

Parents should bring a copy of their child's birth certificate and payment in full of $175. The registration fee includes practice and game uniforms with a name on back of jersey, full rental of all football equipment, cheerleading practice T-shirt, bloomers and

Nike shoes.

Spots will not be held and youths will be slotted on a first-come first-serve basis. For questions, contact Cougars football director Bob McFarland at (352) 592-2190.

Brooksville Bulldogs: The Bulldogs 10U team will have tryouts Wednesday at Ernie Wever Park in Brooksville. The event will be

held at 6 p.m.

Brooksville is a competitive AAU program that travels around the state squaring off against other teams from areas such as Tampa and


For more information, contact Bulldogs manager Bruce Price at (813) 714-1054 or e-mail

HYL Day at the Trop: The Tampa Bay Rays have arranged a group discount day for those associated with the Hernando Youth League to celebrate the 50th anniversary of HYL. The event will be held May 31 at 6:10 p.m. when the Rays host the Chicago White Sox.

The cost for a ticket through HYL will be $10 for an outfield seat as compared to the $16 regular price. If interested, the fee can also include a voucher for a hot dog, a Pepsi and a snack for $5 more. Following the game, there will be a free concert performed by country music star Trace Adkins for the fans in attendance.

For more information, contact HYL secretary Christie Williams by e-mail at

LADY EAGLES FLEA MARKET: The Springstead Eagles girls' basketball team will have a flea market on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Springstead Theatre parking lot on Mariner Blvd.

Spaces are available for $10. Vendors must supply their own tables for the event, set up will begin at 6:30 a.m. and there will be a car wash and snack bar.

To reserve a space, call Greg at (352) 683-3528. All profits from the flea market will be used to offset the cost for team camp this summer.

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Bombers again struggle against Young Guns 05/01/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:28pm]
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