Central Wrestling Club is looking for members to add to its rapidly growing organization.
The club, which has included mostly Central High wrestlers and family over the past couple of years, is expanding under coach Roy Reyes, the Central High coach and a former Central High wrestler. He is a two-time Florida All-American, a former Veterans National Champion and Masters World Champion. He is also the coach of a former Freshman All-American.
The club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Central High Cafeteria. Youths from grades pre-K to eighth grade are welcome to join. The cost is $35, which covers a USA Wrestling membership and card, which can be purchased online at www.floridausawrestling.org.
For more information, contact Reyes at (352) 232-3786.
FOOTBALL: West Hernando completed a sweep for the first time this season. This past weekend, the Cougars knocked off the Dade City Pirates in every contest.
While the dominant Junior Varsity (4-0) won by forfeit since the Pirates have no team at that level, the remaining four Cougar squads earned victories.
The Varsity (1-3) won its first game of the year, 30-6. After starting the season with a shortage of players, this team seems to have worked out its growing pains. Gabriel Ellison had a great day on both sides of the ball. At running back, Ellison charged behind a dominant offensive line performance, and on defense, he returned a fumble 60 yards for a touchdown.
The Flyweights (4-0) and Mighty Mites (3-1) both shut out Dade City, 18-0 and 37-0, respectively. The Junior Flyweights had the toughest game of the day, topping their opponent 29-21.
The HYL Leopards also had a slate of games this past weekend against Belleview. The Mighty Mites (2-0) captured their game in a rout, 45-0. The Junior Pee-Wees (2-0) also shut out the Panthers 39-0 and have yet to surrender a score this season. The Junior Midgets (0-2) came up just short in a bid for their first win, losing 14-13.
BASKETBALL: Hernando Youth League is starting to register new players for its 2008-09 basketball season.
Sign-up times will be Saturday and Sept. 20 and 27, and HYL officials will be present to accept registrations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville. Age divisions are available for children 6-17 with a cost of $50 per player.
Team sponsorship slots are also available at $250 per team. For more information, contact Commissioner Mike Bennett at (352) 585-6596 or visit online at www.hernandosports.net.
SOCCER: The Brooksville Raid competitive soccer club will hold sign-ups this weekend at Ernie Weaver Park in Brooksville.
From 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, officials from the Raid will be out taking registrations for the following seven divisions: U5, U7, U9 (all Co-Ed.), U11, U13, U15 (separate boys & girls) & U17 boys competitive. Registration is $75 per child, which includes uniform and insurance.
A copy of a birth certificate is required at sign-up date, and children ages 6-13 will be scheduled for skill evaluations. Volunteer coaches and assistants are still needed, as are team sponsors for $200 per team. For more information, visit the Web site www.brooksvillesoccer.com.
TAE KWON DO: Nature Coast Tae Kwon Do, working with the Suncoast YMCA, has two different classes available.
With Youth (ages 5-13) and Adult (ages 14 & up) Divisions available, classes take place Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:45-8:45 p.m. Cost is $86 per month ($38 for the facility, $48 for the program). Uniforms also need to be purchased through the instructors for $35.
For more information, contact the Hernando County Family YMCA at (352) 688-9622.
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