Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Sports

Bowler in Spring Hill league rolls perfect game

Frank Pascarella rolled a perfect game on April 1 in the Sunday Night Mixed League at Spring Hill Lanes for his first U.S. Bowling Congress career 300.

A regular at Pin Chasers East Pasco in Zephyrhills, Pascarella, 22, averaged 207 in 102 games in the K&K Glass League at the center. His perfect game came in the second game between scores of 210 and 225 for a 735 series.

DUNES WOMEN'S LEAGUE: The Dunes Women's League had two major events over the past couple months. The league's version of the Ryder Cup was played over two days in February, and the annual club championship took place in March.

In the Ryder Cup competition, two teams of 20 golfers participated in nine holes of alternate shots, nine holes of best ball and 18 holes of singles matches.

The Red Team, captained by Joy Figueredo, played well, but it was the Blue Team, led by Louise Bury, that finished with the win. Members of the Blue Team were: Carol Allivato, Rita Ames, Eileen Ball, Eleanor Begraft, Neil Craine, Jane Elliott, Diane Flagg (Day 1 only), Valeria Harris, Kathy Howell, Elsie King, Jackie Mari, Rosalie Newsome, Doris Pearce, Karen Pilon (Day 2 only), Colleen Seabrook, Sue Smith, Kathy Staber, Karen Stacy, Marge Williams and Carol Van Den Berg.

The annual club championship was played using the best two games out of three. Barbara Breesmen was named the club champion, and there also were low gross and net winners in four flights.

Louise Bury won low gross in Flight 1, with Nancy Duckworth the low net winner. Karen Stacy won low gross in Flight 2, while Nancy Stewart took low net. Jackie MacDonald had the low gross score in Flight 3, with Sue Um the low net winner. Sylvia Butler won the low gross title in Flight 4, with Ruth Smith topping the low net standings.

JUNIOR SERVICE LEAGUE GOLF: The Junior Service League will host a golf tournament April 21 at the Dunes Golf Club, north of Weeki Wachee, to benefit Hernando County women and children.

There will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The format is a four-person scramble. Entry fees are $75 per person, $300 per team of four, or $350 for a team and hole sponsorship. Entry fees include golf, lunch after play and prizes.

For information, call (352) 596-7888 or email turnermelissa [email protected]

REALTORS GOLF TOURNAMENT: The WCR Realtor Golf Tournament will take place Saturday at Brookridge Country Club.

The event starts with sign-in at 8 a.m.; tee-off is at 9. The registration fee is $40 and includes golf, lunch and chances to win prizes on special holes. Hole sponsorships are available.

For information, email Barbara Hahn at [email protected] or call (352) 596-1492.

QUICK START TENNIS: Ace Performance Tennis is holding Quick Start drills from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The cost is $10 per player per week. Games are designed for beginners using the U.S. Tennis Association-approved strategies for players on 60-foot courts.

Ace Performance Tennis also is offering Ladies Night Out from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Delta Woods Park. The cost is $10. Women of beginning and intermediate skill levels will learn to play in a fun social setting.

For information, call John or Louise Downey at (352) 666-0658 or visit louisedowney .usptapro.com.

FIRST TEE SUMMER PROGRAM: The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department will begin a First Tee golf program starting the week of June 11 at the Quarry Golf Course in Brooksville.

First Tee focuses on golf and life skills instruction. The juniors program strives to instill in participants the organization's nine core values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.

The cost is $60 per child per week, with ages 9 to 17 eligible. Classes will run from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Students are encouraged to bring a bottle of water with them.

Donations are welcome, including youth golf clubs, bags and balls. For information, contact Miles Groff at (352) 540-3835 or [email protected]

SOUTHERN HILLS 5K: The Red Mule Runners Club will have its fifth annual Run Through the Hills Southern Hills 5K on April 21 at Southern Hills Country Club in Brooksville.

The 5K run will begin at 8 a.m., while a 1-mile run will start at 8:45. Registration will begin at 7 a.m. Entry fees are $20 for the 5K and $10 for the 1-mile run. A $5 fee will be added for those who sign up the day of the race. T-shirts are guaranteed for everyone who preregisters.

Register online at raceit.com or visit redmulerunners.com for race information. All proceeds will benefit the Red Mule Runners Scholarship Fund and the Monique Burr Foundation for Children.

For information, call Chuck Boldt at (352) 688-6484.

HYL FOOTBALL: Registration for the Hernando Youth League football season will be May 5, 12 and 19 and June 9 at Ernie Wever Youth Park in Brooksville.

Officials will be on hand from 9 a.m. to noon each day registering players. The cost is $128 per player, which includes a $3 county park usage fee. Payment may be made with cash, money order, debit card or credit card. All players must be present at registration so they can be fitted for equipment.

Space is limited, so participants are urged to sign up early. For forms and information, visit leaguelineup.com/hylfootball.

For other information, call (352) 346-0000.

Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at [email protected] or (352) 584-6337.

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