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Cougars cheerleaders find success at competitions

The West Hernando Cougars cheerleaders finished off a successful month of competitions last weekend at the Cheer Blast held at the Tampa Bay Convention Center.

The Junior Varsity squad completed a clean sweep for the month by earning the Grand Champions title. It was the fourth time in four competitions this month (Gulf Coast Classic, PPAL Cheer-Off, Florida Invitational, Cheer Blast) that the squad finished with the top scores.

Each of the five squads the Cougars entered in competition this month has earned medals. This past weekend was no different. The Junior Flyweights came in first place in their division, while the Flyweights and Mighty Mites each took second place. The Varsity placed fourth.

VOLLEYBALL: Hernando Juniors Volleyball will hold its season-opening informational meeting Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Nature Coast Technical High School cafeteria.

Personnel will be there until 9. If there is a time conflict, notify the club ahead of time for more information. Among the issues to be discussed will be fees, fundraising ideas, possible tournaments and rules. Sign-up procedures for the Florida Region of USA Volleyball will also be explained.

For more information, contact club secretary Doug Liddle at or visit

MORE VOLLEYBALL: Club Hernando Volleyball will hold an informational meeting Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Parrott Middle School gymnasium.

Girls 7-18 interested in playing competitive AAU volleyball are encouraged to attend the meeting with a parent or guardian. For more information, contact club director Dena Frye at (352) 398-8341.

WRESTLING: Spring Hill Wrestling Club will begin another session that will run Dec. 2 through March. The meetings include Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m. for kindergarten through third grade, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8 p.m. for fourth to eighth grade.

All meetings will be held at the Springstead High Wrestling Room. The registration fee is $80. All checks should be made out to Springstead Wrestling.

For more information, contact Springstead wrestling coach Eric Swensen at (352) 797-7010 or visit

BASEBALL: The Brooksville Bulldogs 10 and under baseball club is looking for dedicated players for the upcoming spring season.

This is a competitive AAU travel team for players who won't turn 11 before May 1. For more information, contact Bruce Price at (813) 714-1054.

MORE BASEBALL: Hernando Youth League Baseball is looking for player for its age 13-14 boys division. Registration is Monday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Field 7 at Ernie Weaver Park, at 19473 Youth Drive in Brooksville. For more info, call Harry Timmons Jr. at (352) 796-0047.

LITTLE BUDDIES: The city of Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department will start another round of Little Buddies Athletics.

Little Buddies Baseball is open to children ages 3-5 and parent volunteers. The class runs Tuesdays for eight weeks starting Jan. 13 from 5:45-6:45 p.m. at the Jerome Brown Community Center Field in Brooksville.

Little Buddies Tennis is open to children ages 4-7 and parent volunteers. This class runs Mondays for eight weeks starting Jan. 12 from 5:45-6:45 p.m. indoors at the Jerome Brown Community Center in Brooksville.

The sign-up fee for each is $50, including a program T-shirt. For more info, contact Tina Nichols at (352) 544-5498.

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