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Brooksville Raid girls soccer stays unbeaten

As the regular season comes nears its end, the Brooksville Raid under-17 competitive girls soccer club is undefeated and dominates in league play.

On Sept. 30, the Raid (6-0-2) played the East Pasco Pirates in Dade City. Brooksville started slow until a Spencer Valdespino corner kick was headed in by Emily Walters for a 1-0 lead. The team went to the half with the one-goal edge.

In the second half, Valdespino scored two quick goals, one on an exceptional assist by Vickie Stackpoole, to make it 3-0. Valdespino leads the team with 14 goals this season.

Backup goalkeeper Genelle Burgen was stout in net for the shutout. It was Brooksville's second shutout of the season, and much of the credit went to the defensive play of Ainsley Halliday and Arianna Medina.

The girls have a bye this weekend, then finish the season against FC Tampa on Oct. 16 and West Florida on Oct. 17. Both matches are at Ernie Wever Park in Brooksville.

PHCC 5K: Pasco-Hernando Community College will play host to its sixth annual 5K race at 8 a.m. Oct. 24 at the West Campus in New Port Richey.

The entry fee is $15 for early registration, which includes a T-shirt. The deadline is Oct. 15. Runners can sign up online at active.com. Runners can also sign up on race day for $20.

For information, send e-mail to Jacki Wachtel at wachtej@phcc.edu.

HYL BASKETBALL: Hernando Youth League Basketball will hold registration for the winter season Saturday at Tom Varn Park.

Officials will accept sign-ups at the park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The league is in need of players, coaches and sponsors.

All potential players must turn 6 years old by Dec. 1. Participants cannot turn 17 before that date. The cost for joining is $65 per child. A copy of the child's birth certificate is necessary for registration. The sponsor's fee is $125. Practices start in November, and games will be played in December and January.

For information, call Mike Bennett at (352) 585-6596.

USTA JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS: The 2010 United States Tennis Association Junior Team Tennis fall league schedule will start at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nature Coast Technical High School.

Sponsored by Ace Performance Tennis, the age divisions will range from 12 and under to 18 and under. Player levels can be from beginner to elite. The registration fee is $60, and participants must be USTA members.

Scholarships are available from the Nature Coast Tennis Foundation.

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

FAST-PITCH SOFTBALL CLINICS: The Hernando County Recreation Department is offering fast-pitch softball clinics at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

The clinics are for players 7 to 16. Private and group lessons are also available. The clinics will be led by April Pelham, a certified Florida fast-pitch instructor.

The cost is $20 for the 30-minute clinics. Group lessons are $10 per hour per person (with a minimum of four students). Private lessons for hitting or catching are $20 for 30 minutes, and private lessons for fielding or throwing are $15 for 30 minutes.

For times, dates and other information, contact Penny Oliver at (352) 754-4031 or pennyo@hernandocounty.us.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES GOLF: The Dunes Golf Club at Seville, north of Weeki Wachee, will host the sixth annual Catholic Charities Golf Tournament on Oct. 27 to benefit the building of the Arnold Andrews Northern Counties Service Center, serving Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.

The entry fee is $60 per golfer. Make all checks payable to Catholic Charities. The registration deadline is Oct. 20.

The shotgun start will be at 9 a.m., with registration starting at 8 a.m. Registration includes coffee and doughnuts. The tournament will include a hole-in-one contest for a 2011 Buick, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, a golf cart or a one-year membership at the Dunes. There will also be a lunch buffet, games, prizes and an auction.

For information, call Chris Paquin at (352) 686-9897, ext. 25.

HPH GOLF TOURNAMENT: The second annual Smitty's Golf Outing benefiting HPH Hospice will take place Oct. 16 at Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club near San Antonio, Fla.

The tournament is an 18-hole scramble. Entry fees are $80 per golfer or $40 for Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club members. Fees include greens fees, cart and prizes. The field is capped at 144 golfers.

Registration begins at 7 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. There will be a putting contest.

For information, call Mike Fox at (352) 588-3132 or Ron Williams at (352) 588-3185.

HOLIDAY GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Holiday Golf Tournament on Dec. 2 at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks.

Registration fees are $100 per person or $400 per team. Sponsorships are available at $450 for a gold sponsor (four-man team plus a hole). The platinum sponsor for the tournament is Cemex. Prices include a continental breakfast, cart and barbecue lunch.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30. There will be a hole-in-one contest and an auction, in addition to other activities. The deadline to sign up is Nov. 22.

For information, call Carla J. Hayes at (352) 796-0697.

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

Brooksville Raid girls soccer stays unbeaten 10/06/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 5:13pm]
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