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Hernando County Parks and Recreation Men's Softball League gets in full swing

The fall campaign for the Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department Men's Softball League is up and running, with teams playing up to four games last month.

There are four divisions, based on quality of play, with the A Division the toughest level of competition. Games are played at Veterans Memorial Park and Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

Felony's Bar & Grill (2-1) and C's Pub (2-1) were tied atop the A Division standings at the end of September. Felony's lost 16-15 to Tijuana Cowboys (1-1) in the final week of the month, tightening up the race.

In the B Division, Regulators/Dairy Queen (3-1) was tied for first place with Bar Envy/Register Chevrolet (3-1). Regulators' lone blemish came in a 13-12 loss to Force (2-2) in late September. Rookies Sports Bar & Grill (2-2) was tied with Force, but Rookies has lost to both Regulators and Bar Envy.

Wendy's (3-1) held a half-game edge on TacAim Gun Supply (2-1), Pinch-a-Penny Pool Supplies (2-1), At Its Best (2-1), and Rookies Sports Bar & Grill/ReMax Advantage Realty (2-1) in the C Division.

Pit Boss (3-0) and Bar Envy (3-0) were both undefeated in the D Division, which has a league-high 17 teams. Con Keepers (2-0) and Wagon Wheel Bar & Grill (2-0) were also undefeated, a half-game off the pace.

FIREARMS CLASSES: The Hernando Sportsman's Club on U.S. 19 north of Weeki Wachee is offering firearms safety classes.

The next class dates are Oct. 20, Nov. 7 and Nov. 17. All classes run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The course covers lessons about the basics of firearm safety around the home and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. The class includes practice time on the range. Completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit.

Preregistration is required, and the fee is $60 per person.

For information, call (352) 597-9931 or visit

HERNANDO BUILDERS ASSOCIATION GOLF: The second annual Maurice Black Golf Invitational, hosted by the Hernando Builders Association, will be at the Dunes Golf Club, on U.S. 19 north of Weeki Wachee, on Oct. 17.

Sponsored by Universal Soil Solutions, the event will include lunch from Pit Boss Bar-B-Q at 11:30 a.m., an hour before tee-off at 12:30 p.m. Sign-ins will begin at 11 a.m.

The format is four-person team scramble with a shotgun start. There will be four hole-in-one prizes sponsored by Rick Matthews GMC, a putting contest, team and individual awards and cash prizes, and other drawings for gifts. Prize money will be based on the number of entries.

Early registration is discounted at $300 per four-person team and will continue until Oct. 12. After that, the price will increase to $400 per foursome. Entry fees include, lunch, cart, green fees, refreshments on the course, and gifts for each team member.

The tournament is named for Maurice Black, the first president of the Hernando Builders Association and a local builder for many years. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to HPH Hospice.

For information, call the HBA office at (352) 596-1114 or visit

RUN FOR NEW BEGINNINGS 5K: Youth and Family Alternatives in Brooksville is sponsoring the Run for New Beginnings 5K on Nov. 3 in downtown Brooksville.

Registration packets may be picked up at SunTrust Bank, 1 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. The kids fun run will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the 5K starting at 8 a.m. Awards will be handed out in each age division for the top three finishers.

The 5K entry fee is $25 for all runners who sign up prior to Oct. 15. After that date, the fee increases to $30. The fun run fee is $15 prior to Oct. 15, then $20.

T-shirts and participation medals are guaranteed to all runners who register before Oct. 15. Forms may be filled out at

JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS: Ace Performance Tennis is holding registration and open play for the Fall/Winter U.S. Tennis Association Junior Team Tennis season on Nov. 20 at Nature Coast Technical High School, south of Brooksville.

Sign-ups for the 12-and-younger division will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Registration for the 13-to-18 division will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Fees are $60 per player.

Registration forms are available on the website. Players must be USTA members to participate in the sectional tournament in January.

For information, visit or call Louise or John Downey at (352) 666-0658.

LAW ENFORCEMENT GOLF BENEFIT: The National Association of Retired Law Enforcement Officers will have its annual golf tournament Oct. 13 at the Dunes Golf Club, north of Weeki Wachee.

Sign-in will begin at 7:30 a.m., with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. There will be a prize for a hole-in-one on any par 3 hole. Food and prizes will be available in the clubhouse after the tournament.

The deadline for registration is Wednesday. The entry fee is $55 per golfer or $220 per foursome.

For information, call Chuck Groner at (352) 666-7658.

ALZHEIMER'S GOLF BENEFIT: The Alzheimer's Family Organization will have its 12th annual Charity Golf Tournament on Nov. 10 at Seven Springs Country Club in New Port Richey.

Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m., with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The event will consist of 18 holes of golf in a four-person scramble format. Also included with the $80 fee is breakfast provided by IHOP, lunch provided by Argento's Italian Bistro, goody bags, raffles and door prizes.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three teams, the longest drive, closest-to-the-pin and a hole-in-one. A new car and other prizes will be provided by Ed Morse Auto Plaza. Players will also have a chance to win $5,000 or a Woody driver, sponsored by the National Cremation and Burial Society. Full Circle Financial will sponsor a putting contest for a chance to win $10,000.

The Alzheimer's Family Organization serves Citrus, Hernando, northern Hillsborough, Lake, Pasco, northern Pinellas and Sumter counties.

For information, contact community service coordinator Kathy Montero at (727) 848-8888, toll-free 1-888-496-8004 or

BADDEST MUDDER: The Baddest Mudder 5K is coming to Brooksville on Nov. 3 and 4.

Baddest Mudder is a group that runs obstacle races around the Suncoast. It will be holding its first event at the Hernando County Fairgrounds on U.S. 41 in Brooksville.

The race is open to all ages, teams and skill levels. Sign-up prizes will be offered to all participants. The event includes a well-marked and defined course, food, drinks, music, and field games.

The two-day event starts at 7 a.m. and runs until 4:30 p.m. each day.

Participants may sign up at There are discounts for groups, and early-bird registration is currently open for $49.95 per runner.

Kids are welcome; organizers are offering a kids-only "Mini Mudder" pit for free.

Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at or (352) 584-6337.

Hernando County Parks and Recreation Men's Softball League gets in full swing 10/04/12 [Last modified: Thursday, October 4, 2012 3:59pm]
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