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Dragon's Dojo student wins gold, silver at Junior Olympics

William Schook, 13, a member of Dragon's Dojo in Spring Hill, competed at the Junior Olympics in Hampton, Va., this month.

After winning multiple medals at the National AAU Tae Kwon Do Championships in Fort Lauderdale in July, Schook was the team's top performer in Hampton. He qualified for the cadet team — made up of youths ages 12 and 13 — that trains overseas and competes internationally.

Training under Carlos Carrasquillo, Schook won a gold medal in forms and a silver medal in sparring at the competition.

AWAKENING TIGER DOJO: Students from the Awakening Tiger Dojo and the Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department came home winners from two world-class events recently.

The eight students who attended the National AAU Tae Kwon Do Championships in Fort Lauderdale were Anna Costello, Timothy Plunkett, William Levendowski, Nicholas Plunkett, Benjamin Doring, Brannyn Washington, Camryn Hay and Olivia Guerin.

Hay won a gold medal in sparring and silver in forms. Guerin and Washington earned gold in sparring. These were the first national gold medals for Guerin and Washington. Timothy Plunkett won a silver medal in sparring and a bronze medal in forms. His son, Nicholas Plunkett, won bronze in sparring. Levendowski and Doring won bronze in sparring as well.

The two students who competed in the International Sport Karate Association's U.S. Open in Kissimmee were brothers Daniel and Charles Erwin. Daniel placed third in forms; Charles placed fifth in forms and was a finalist in sparring.

All students were trained by instructor Sam Kinard and assistant Sondra Kist. Gold medalists earn automatic re-entry into next year's nationals.

PHCC GOLF FUNDRAISER: The inaugural golf tournament to benefit the Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation will be Oct. 4 at the Quarry Course at Black Diamond Ranch, 2600 W Black Diamond Circle in Lecanto.

The event will be a scramble start. Opportunities are available for sponsors, individual golfers and foursomes. Players receive breakfast, lunch on the course, a barbecue and awards banquet, beverages, official tournament shirts, goodie bags and recognition on the PHCC website. Awards will be given to each player on the first-place team, and also for longest drive and closest to the pin.

The tournament will benefit the PHCC Foundation, which supports programs and activities at the college.

To register as a participant or sponsor, visit or call (727) 816-3410. Registration deadline is Sept. 10.

SPRING HILL DIXIE: Spring Hill Dixie Baseball/Softball has scheduled registration for the fall season at Anderson Snow Park.

On Saturday, Monday and Aug. 18, league officials will accept signups in the office at the park. Volunteers will be there from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and Aug. 18.

All potential players must turn 5 years old by April 30, 2011. Participants cannot turn 15 before Nov. 23.

The cost for joining is $60 per child and $55 for additional siblings. A copy of the child's birth certificate is necessary for registration. The fees cover a 15-game schedule, insurance and trophies.

Call league secretary Helen Keith at (352) 797-4934 or send e-mail to

HYL DIXIE: Hernando Youth League Dixie Baseball/Softball will have registration for the fall season at Ernie Wever Youth Park in Brooksville.

On Saturday and Aug. 21 and 28, league officials will accept signups from 10 a.m. to noon.

Registrations can also be completed at Looper Sports Connection, 7631 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

All potential players must turn 5 years old by April 30, 2011. Participants cannot turn 15 before Nov. 23. The cost for joining is $45 per child and $40 for additional siblings. A copy of the child's birth certificate is necessary for registration.

For information, visit hylbase

COTEEMAN TRIATHLON: The third annual Coteeman Triathlon will be Aug. 28 at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatics Center, 6335 Grand Blvd.

This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the governing body of triathlons in the United States. The event features a 150-yard pool swim, a 9-mile bike course and a 3.1-mile run. It is designed for beginners as well as more experienced triathletes who are looking for a sprint distance event.

For information, visit or call Rob Marlowe at (727) 847-2424.

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 or call Karen Lund at (352) 585-3733.

BULLDOGS BASEBALL: The Brooksville Bulldogs teams are looking for players for the fall 2010 and spring 2011 seasons.

The Bulldogs are 12-and-under and 13-and-under baseball clubs. The teams are competitive travel clubs based in Hernando County.

For information, call Bruce Price at (813) 714-1054 or send e-mail to to schedule an evaluation.

ELECTRIFIED SOFTBALL: Electrified of Spring Hill is forming its roster for the fall season.

The club is a 12-and-under AAU team that travels for competitive play. The season starts in September.

For information, call Tom Ulasewich at (352) 584-5861 or Dawn Leo at (352) 585-2584.

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

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