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Diamond Jaxx win West Hernando Little League Double-A championship

The Diamond Jaxx overwhelmed the River Cats, 10-0, in the West Hernando Little League Double-A championship game May 20 at Freedom Field in Spring Hill.

Marcus McCoskey pitched a complete-game shutout for the championship team and he had no shortage of offensive support at the plate. He and Thomas Crist hit back-to-back home runs, and Andrew Krienes added another shot over the fence later in the game.

WOMEN'S SOFTBALL LEAGUE: Although the title was clinched long ago, Sandy's Floralscape & Lawn Maintenance wrapped up the inaugural city of Brooksville Women's Softball League title in convincing fashion two weeks ago.

In a doubleheader, Sandy's (19-1) swept its two opponents and walked away with the championship.

In the first game, the club defeated its closest competitor, Daddy D.J.'s Girls (9-9), 16-12. The second and final game of the campaign was a little bit easier, with Sandy's winning 13-0 over Creative Environmental Solutions (7-13).

SPRING HILL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL: The Spring Hill Athletic Association will have sign-ups for youth football from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park, 12254 Spring Hill Drive.

Additional registration will take place June 5 and June 26 (same time and location). There will also be sign-ups at Ridge Manor Community Park, 34030 Ridge Manor Blvd. Youth ages 6 to 17 can sign up.

For information, call Whes Fulkerson at (352) 835-6262.

SPRINGSTEAD VOLLEYBALL CAMP: The Springstead High School volleyball program will hold a summer camp from June 26-28. The camp will feature Florida State University coach Holly Watts. The clinic is open to youth from ages 8 to 18. The cost is $100 per camper.

There will also be two other Lady Eagle camps, to be led by Springstead coach Darcy Hinton. These camps will take place July 18-20 for beginners and July 25-27 for advanced players. The cost is $60 per camper.

For information, e-mail Hinton at or visit

MEMORIAL DAY GOLF OUTING: The Toscana Crossing Golf Course at the Heather, north of Weeki Wachee, will have its annual Memorial Day golf outing and picnic at 10 a.m. Monday.

The golf outing is full, but tickets are still available for the barbecue picnic to follow. Tickets are $7. For information, call (352) 596-5344 or send an e-mail to

KIWANIS GOLF TOURNAMENT: The 41st annual Kiwanis Club Golf Tournament will be June 9 at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks.

The tournament is a four-person team scramble format. The entry fee is $75 per golfer, which includes golf, cart, dinner and prizes. Dress code is a collared golf shirt and shorts.

The shotgun start for the tournament will be at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the longest drive, shot closest to the pin and door prizes.

For information, call Barbara Dupre at (352) 442-3412 or visit

YMCA SWIM TEAM: The Hernando County YMCA swim team is part of the PYP Piranhas Swim Club, a USA Swimming club. It is a year-round, competitive program designed to improve swimmers' skills.

There are two teams. The youth team, ages 7 to 13, will practice from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The high school swim team, ages 14 to 17, will practice from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The monthly fee for either team is $60 for facility members and $80 for program members. The fee includes 1 ½ hours of practice time and one meet a month.

All participants must be able to swim the following: 100 yards of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.

Anyone interested in participating should contact Lisa Cunningham at the Y at (352) 688-9622 for information about tryouts. Visit

WEST HERNANDO COUGARS: The West Hernando Cougars will have sign-ups for youth football and cheerleading from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6 and June 20 at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd.

Youth ages 5 to 16 can sign up. The season includes 10 football games, with playoffs and a championship game. All cheerleaders compete in several competitions.

The cost for cheerleading is $225. Provided all volunteer hours are met, participants get to keep their uniform, shoes, practice uniform and competition turtleneck. The cost for football is also $225 and participants keep the helmet, game jersey and game pants.

For information, call Bob McFarland at (352) 585-6524 or (352) 592-2190.

To notify us of community sports achievements or coming events, contact Derek J. LaRiviere by e-mail at or by calling (352) 584-6337.

Diamond Jaxx win West Hernando Little League Double-A championship 05/25/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 6:18pm]
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