The Brooksville Bombers are 8-4 after splitting a doubleheader this past weekend against the West Florida Young Guns. It was the second consecutive weekend the Bombers squared off for a twin bill against the Young Guns.
After falling in the first game 8-6, the Bombers' pitching and defense showed up to salvage a 9-2 victory. At the plate, Brenden Sessa finished the two-game set going 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, three stolen bases, a run scored and six RBIs.
Brooksville is the leading team in the 8-year-old AAU division with a record of 3-1 and 157 points.
All four of the Bombers AAU games came in the President's Day Tournament event, which the Bombers won the first weekend of February.
Despite a season-opening loss, the Bombers defeated three very strong teams in the event, including the East Lakeland Lightning, Central Florida Legends and Tampa Pirates.
This weekend, coach Randy Mosser and the Bombers travel to Bradenton to compete in the Tournament of Champions.
For information, visit the team's Web site at www.kidsdugout.com/brooksville
Brooksville Raid: The Brooksville Raid 14-U girls soccer club advanced past the preliminary round of the Florida Youth Soccer Association's Region C Cup at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.
The Raid, coached by Neil Riddle, went 2-0 on Saturday with two shutouts, 2-0 over the St. Petersburg Raiders and 3-0 over Charlotte County. On Sunday, the team tied Plant City, 1-1.
The Raid finished second overall in the standings, one point behind the Suncoast Spartans (47 points).
Baseball: The opening ceremonies for the Hernando Youth League's 50th season of baseball are Saturday.
The festivities begin at 9 a.m. at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville. Among those in attendance will be Ernie Wever, the original league commissioner from the inaugural HYL baseball season in 1959.
The West Hernando Little League will also hold its Opening Day events at 9 a.m. Saturday at Freedom Field in Spring Hill.
The Hernando County Chamber of Commerce begins the schedule with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Register Chevrolet Major Field.
The field for the league's Majors Division underwent a $10,000 renovation during the offseason.
Hernando County Sheriff Richard Nugent will toss out the ceremonial first pitch of the new Little League season.
The Sheriff's Office will present the colors and Nugent will also speak to the players, coaches, officials and parents before the games begin.
Hernando Lacrosse Golf Tourney: The Hernando Lacrosse Club is holding its inaugural HLC Golf Tournament at Seven Hills Golf Course on March 9.
The four-person scramble will benefit the costs associated with fielding teams for the club.
Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. the day of the event. A shotgun start will be at noon.
Entry fee is $50, which includes a golf cart, bottled water and dinner after the tournament.
All personal checks should be made out to HLC coordinator Greg Longo. Registration is also available online at www.golfplacementservices.com/HernandoLacrosse.
Sponsors are still being accepted for the event. For sponsorship information, call Longo at (352) 200-6111.