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Brooksville Raid girls win, lose, tie at Labor Day weekend soccer tournament

The Brooksville Raid under-17 girls soccer club has had an adventurous past couple of weeks.

Over the Labor Day weekend, the Raid went to Tampa and took part in the Fusion Labor Day Tournament. Because of the way the event was set up, the team was bumped up to the U18 bracket. Although it was a good experience for the club, none of the contests would count in Brooksville's overall record.

Brooksville fell to Valrico in the opener 2-1 with the lone goal for the Raid scored by midfielder Wendy Cuevas, her first of the season. The following day, the local club played two more games.

Against the Tampa Fusion, the Raid salvaged a 1-1 tie, but the big boost came in the final match. The Raid took a 4-0 victory over West Florida Premier. Forward Spencer Valdespino scored three goals — her third, fourth and fifth of the year — and Brooksville got one each from Brittany Wert and Ashley Sims.

When the Raid (3-0-1) got back to league play this past weekend, the team dominated the Suncoast Spartans 3-0 on a trip to Sarasota.

Sims scored her second goal of the season to give the Raid a 1-0 lead. Valdespino made it 2-0 with her team-leading sixth goal. The final goal came from midfielder Emily Walters, her first of the year.

The next game for Brooksville comes at 6 p.m. Saturday at Ernie Wever Park in Brooksville against Hudson.

WEST HERNANDO COUGARS: The West Hernando Cougars youth football program is more than a month into its schedule, and several age divisions have been dominant so far.

The junior varsity team is 4-0 with its most recent win, a 46-16 drubbing over the Trinity Mustangs. The Cougars have grown into one of the top programs in the Pasco Police Athletic League over the past five years.

The flyweights are also 4-0, including three shutout victories. The last win was a 32-20 win over Dade City.

The next set of games for West Hernando is Saturday at Central High School against the Crews Lake Cowboys.

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 a Chinese auction.

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

HYL BASKETBALL: Hernando Youth League Basketball will have registration for the winter season at Tom Varn Park for the next two Saturdays.

On Saturday and Sept. 25, league officials will accept sign-ups at the park. Volunteers will be there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The league is 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.

HOSPICE 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.

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

Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. A putting contest will also take place.

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

KIWANIS GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill is sponsoring the fifth annual Children's Charity Golf Invitational on Sept. 29 at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville.

The tournament is a four-person team scramble format. Entry fees are $100 per golfer or $360 per foursome. Make all checks payable to the Spring Hill Kiwanis Club. Deadline for registration is Sept. 22.

The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. with registration starting at 11 a.m. The tournament will include a silent auction, a lunch, a dinner buffet, award presentations and special surprise guest appearances.

For information, call Richard Sanvenero at (352) 263-7829 or visit springhillkiwanis.org.

NATURE COAST TENNIS: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation will have its first Adult Doubles Tournament on Sept. 25 and 26 at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The tournament includes male, female and mixed doubles divisions. The entry fee is $25 per player for one event and $40 for two. The format is best-of-three sets and double elimination. The fee includes lunch provided by Chick-fil-A and awards for the division winners.

For information, visit nctf.usta.com or call Karen Lund at (352) 585-3733.

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 win, lose, tie at Labor Day weekend soccer tournament 09/15/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:27pm]

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