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Good night for Mike's Auto Body bowling league includes perfection

The Mike's Auto Body League at Spring Hill Lanes produced a flurry of high scores, including one perfect game, on Dec. 14.

Leading the way was Scott Marques and his 300 game. The Spring Hill regular shot his second career perfect game while totaling a 636 series. Marques, who averaged 199 in 208 games last season, tossed his first perfect game on July 15, 2009.

Kevin Williams, a veteran bowler who is no stranger to success on the lanes, was close to perfection that night as well. He fell one pin shy with his 299 effort. Williams, who owns the pro shop at Spring Hill, finished with a 743 series. His last honor score was on Dec. 22, 2009, when he also rolled a 299.

The owner of three 800 series during the past decade, Williams once held the Hernando County record with his 836 series in 1994.

Chris Polizzi, the 2009-10 Professional Bowlers Association South Region Rookie of the Year, rolled a 289 that same evening. He also had a respectable 697 series. Todd Epler, who owns two of the top 20 series in county history, threw a 288 game that night. His series total was 692.

HOSPICE VALENTINE'S GOLF: Timber Pines Country Club in Spring Hill will host the first Couples Charity Valentine's Golf Tournament on Feb. 13 to benefit HPH Hospice of Hernando and Pasco counties.

The entry fee is $50 per golfer, with a limit of 144 couples. The shotgun starts will be at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., depending on the group to which golfers are assigned. The tournament is only open to Timber Pines club members.

The tournament will include a hole-in-one contest for a 2011 Buick or a new Polaris Breeze golf cart. There also will be closest-to-the-pin contests, with corporate sponsors at the tees. Tournament director Jay Gettig expects this to be the largest golf event that Timber Pines will host during 2011.

There will be a Valentine's Day Gala at 6 o'clock that evening at the Timber Pines Performing Arts Center, where an official from HPH Hospice will receive a check representing the proceeds from the event.

Call Bernard Hilton at (352) 684-5988 or send e-mail to

MEN'S FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE: The Hernando County Department of Parks and Recreation is organizing a Men's 4-on-4 Flag Football League that will begin play Jan. 14 at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

Players have to be 18 or older. Teams need a minimum of six players to join the league and must have their own flag belts. Games will be played on Friday nights.

For information, call Harry Johnson at (352) 540-6356.

HEATHER NIGHT GOLF: Toscana Crossing at the Heather, 7406 St. Andrews Blvd., north of Weeki Wachee, is hosting Night Golf under the full moon Jan. 19.

Registration begins at 6 p.m., with a shotgun start at 6:30 p.m. Greens fees for club members are $9 to walk and $13 for a cart. Nonmembers pay $16 to walk and $20 for a cart. The fees include golf, balls and prizes. Fees must be paid at registration.

Participation is limited to 72 golfers with couples, singles or foursomes all eligible to sign up. Spouses are welcome to attend a party after the golf is completed. All golfers must bring their own flashlight. Everyone is asked to bring an appetizer or dessert to share at the party. The bar will also be open.

For information, call (352) 596-2019 or stop by the course.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FREE THROW CONTEST: The St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus is sponsoring its annual Basketball Free Throw Championship at 9 a.m. Saturday at Notre Dame Catholic School.

The event is free for all participants. Everyone who enters will receive a certificate of participation. There will be age divisions, with winners advancing to the regional competition in February.

Registration can be completed on the day of the event; all contestants will need the signature of a parent to confirm eligibility.

The competition will be in the school's gymnasium, 1095 Commercial Way, Spring Hill.

For information, call Brother Paul Agovino at (352) 610-3822.

SPRING HILL DIXIE BASEBALL: Spring Hill Dixie Baseball will have sign-ups for the spring season this month at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

Officials will be available four weeknights (Jan. 11, 13, 17 and 21) from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and two Saturdays (Jan. 15 and 22) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Registration is $95 per child. The fee includes a 20-game schedule, practices, uniform shirts, hats and trophies awarded at the end of the season. Discounts are available for siblings. Parents need to bring birth certificates and their children so uniforms can be sized.

For information, send e-mail to Spring Hill Dixie director Joe Abbadessa at

TOFTEGAARD MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation will host the 2011 Simon Toftegaard Memorial Junior Tennis Tournament on Jan. 29 and 30 at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The singles tournament is open to players up to 18 years old. The entry fee is $30 per player. Participants do not need to be U.S. Tennis Association members. The entry deadline is Jan. 22. The foundation is also looking for tournament sponsors.

For information, call Phil Zee at (352) 263-9546 or visit

TENNIS SOCIAL: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation will host its monthly Mixed Doubles Round Robin Social on Saturday at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. The cost is $5 per player. If you need a partner, officials can help find one.

Participants do not need to be U.S. Tennis Association members. For information, call Phil Zee at (352) 263-9546 or visit

BROOKSVILLE BULLDOGS: The Brooksville Bulldogs 12-and-under and 13-and-under baseball teams are holding tryouts for the coming season.

The Bulldogs are a competitive travel baseball club based in Brooksville. The team plays doubleheaders and tournaments in Central Florida. The season begins in February and runs until December.

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

UMPIRING CLINICS: The Hernando-Sumter Umpires Association, one of the largest baseball and softball umpiring associations in the state, will have five umpiring clinics in January and February.

The classes are for men and women, ages 16 and older, who want to become baseball or softball umpires. They are for anyone with a basic knowledge of the game, but no prior experience, or for veteran umpires who want to become better.

The first clinic will be Sunday at the Anderson Snow Sports Complex in Spring Hill. Other clinics will be Jan. 16 at Ernie Wever Youth Park in Brooksville and Jan. 23 at Ridge Manor Park in Ridge Manor.

Two more clinics will follow in Pasco and Sumter counties: Jan. 29 at the Kenny Dixon Sports Complex in Bushnell and Feb. 5 at the Wesley Chapel District Park in Pasco County.

Each of the clinics will begin at noon. To register, call Jerry Theilen at (352) 428-0071 or send e-mail to

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

Good night for Mike's Auto Body bowling league includes perfection 01/05/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 3:51pm]
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