Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Bowlers pair off for Spring Hill Lanes' Valentine's Day Scotch Doubles Tournament

Spring Hill Lanes had its 16th annual Valentine's Day Scotch Doubles Tournament on Sunday.

The event featured 56 couples with the tandem of Vicki Primosch and Kenny Riggs emerging on top. The duo tossed a handicap score of 1,013 over four games, earning $180. Primosch and Riggs were the lone team to score higher than 1,000.

Judy and David Haney (995) took second place with a check for $100. Other cash winners were: Lou and Frank Poder (975, $80), Vicki and Keith Zavrel (966, $65), Sara Martinez and Jesus Lagrandier (938, $46), Diane and Joe Clark (927, $40), Mary Sacher and Sal Russo (926, $35), Shannon and Phil LaRiviere (920, $15) and Sheila and John Wehrenberg (920, $15).

The next holiday tournament at Spring Hill Lanes will be the 17th annual Irish Stew Doubles Tournament at 1 p.m. March 17. The St. Patrick's Day event will be a handicap tournament, and competitors must have a U.S. Bowling Congress yearbook average or a league average at Spring Hill.

For information, call Spring Hill at (352) 683-7272.

JANUARY BOWLING HONOR SCORES: Five perfect games were tossed at Spring Hill Lanes in January, with four of the scores coming in one week.

The 300 games began with longtime bowler Carl Baumeister rolling a perfect game in the Monday Night Men's League on Jan. 14. Averaging a 209 midway through the season, Baumeister threw his first 300 in just over two years with games of 256, 182 and a final game 300 for a 738 series.

Baumeister, who competes in five leagues at Spring Hill and Mariner Lanes, has thrown five perfect games and two 800 series since 2000.

Greg Lynch pitched his first career perfect game in the Wednesday Night Mixed League on Jan. 16. Competing in two leagues at Spring Hill, Lynch currently has a 215 average at the halfway point of the season.

Two nights later, two other bowlers reached the mark: Ron Wellons in the S&W Thursday Night Mixed League and Toby Yeager in the Small Business Scratch League.

Wellons, a member of three leagues at Spring Hill, is currently maintaining a 218 average, but the perfect game was his first sanctioned 300. Yeager, on the other hand, now has two 300 games and two 800 series on his record; he competes in the Small Business League and averages 210.

Dan Jones wrapped up the high games on Jan. 28 in the Monday Night's Men League. Jones was able to score his fifth career 300 by leading off a 737 series that night. The veteran bowler also has an 804 series to his credit.

HERNANDO WOMEN'S 500 CLUB BOWLING: The Women's Hernando County 500 Club will have its third tournament of the season Feb. 24 at Spring Hill Lanes.

The event will be a doubles tournament, with bowling starting at 1:30 p.m. It is open to all members of the Women's 500 Club who are also members of the Hernando County U.S. Bowling Congress and Women's Bowling Association.

The deadline to register is Tuesday. To become a member of the 500 Club, one needs to have bowled a sanctioned 500 series.

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

HOGAN LAW FIRM FISHING TOURNAMENT: The fifth annual Hogan Law Firm Charity Fishing Tournament to benefit HPH Hospice will be on April 27, casting off from Bayport Park.

The event begins at 7 a.m., with fishing ending at 3 p.m. An awards banquet and silent auction will follow.

Registration fee is $100 per angler for individuals with their own boat, bait and tackle. Register by March 15 and receive a $25 early registration discount. Anglers receive a gift bag, tournament shirt and three meals for the day.

Last year's tournament had 50 registrants and raised more than $19,000 in proceeds to benefit HPH Hospice.

For information, including sponsorship opportunities, call the Hogan Law Firm at (352) 799-8423 or visit

BROOKSVILLE BULLDOGS GOLF FUNDRAISER: Brooksville Bulldogs youth baseball will have its second annual golf tournament Saturday at Sherman Hills Country Club in Ridge Manor West.

The entry fee — $55 per player or $250 per foursome — covers greens fees, cart, lunch and awards. There will be prizes for a hole-in-one, closest-to-the-pin and a 50/50 raffle.

Registration will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds go toward Brooksville youth baseball.

For information, contact Bruce Price at (813) 714-1054 or [email protected]

DISTANCE RUNNING EVENTS: Jim Harnett is hosting two long-distance running events in Hernando County in the coming months.

On March 3, Harnett, who previously put on the Croom Zoom Run, will bring the Long Play Race to Lake Townsen Regional Park near Nobleton. The event will include a 5-mile run, a half marathon, a 331/3-miler and a 662/3-miler.

On April 6, the Croom Fools Trail Run will be in the Withlacoochee State Forest. The event is a series of three races, including a 50-mile Fools Run, a 50-kilometer "I'm Not a Fool" Run, and a 16-mile run. The main trail for the event is a 16-mile loop.

For information, visit or call the county tourism office at (352) 754-4405.

SUSAN G. KOMEN GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Ladies League at Toscana Crossing at the Heather, north of Weeki Wachee, will host the Passionately Pink for the Cure Golf Tournament on Tuesday.

All donations and proceeds will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and its nationwide initiatives to support breast cancer research.

Registration for the nine-hole tournament will begin at 7:15 a.m.; the shotgun start is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. A light breakfast and coffee will be served prior to tee-off.

The minimum donation is $25, with checks made out to "Susan G. Komen for the Cure." Greens fees will be collected the morning of the tournament. Fees are $9 per golfer for those who walk and $14 for those who want a cart.

Interested golfers must sign up at the Toscana Crossing clubhouse by Tuesday. Information and donation checks may also be mailed to Myrna Newton, 12345 Club House Road, Brooksville, FL 34613.

UMPIRE CLINICS: The final local baseball/softball umpiring clinic sponsored by Hernando-Sumter Umpires Association is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

The clinic is designed to train anyone who wants to become an umpire, and also can help seasoned umpires improve. It is open to men and women age 16 and older.

Visit to register. For information, call (352) 593-6998 or send email to [email protected]

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

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