Friday, February 23, 2018
Sports

Hernando County recreation notes for Jan. 24

The Couples of Hernando Golf League had its monthly tournament at Sugarmill Woods in Homosassa on Jan. 14, and champions were crowned in two flights.

In Flight A, Tom Palmisano and Sue Smith were victorious over runners-up Joe and Kerry Pado. Roger and JoAnn McKay placed third, ahead of Don and Janet Gilbert and Richard and Barbara Schulte, who tied for fourth.

In Flight B, Jim and Carol Mohan emerged with top honors. The tandems of Robert and Lorraine Best and John and Norma Manter tied for second, while Ralph and Susan Avellanet and Tony and Jane Szeltner tied for fourth place.

Closest-to-the-pin prizes were awarded to Palmisano, Jim Mohan, Sally Esposito and Aurelia Hughes.

For information about the league, send email to Jane Szeltner at [email protected] or Dorothy Cleary at golfer [email protected]

HERNANDO YOUTH LEAGUE BASEBALL: Hernando Youth League has scheduled registration at Ernie Wever Youth Park in Brooksville for its spring season.

League officials will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Player fees are $65 for a family's first child and $60 for each addition child. A copy of the child's birth certificate is necessary for registration. Player evaluations will take place on Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. with Opening Day on March 2.

For information, send email to Mike Walker at [email protected] or Tiffany Taylor at [email protected], or visit leaguelineup.com/hylbaseball.

WEST HERNANDO LITTLE LEAGUE: West Hernando Little League has scheduled registration at Freedom Field on Deltona Boulevard in Spring Hill for its spring season.

Volunteers will be on hand from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Player fees are $120 per child for baseball and $50 for tee ball. A copy of the child's birth certificate is necessary for registration. The season is scheduled to run from the end of February to June.

Registration is also available online by visiting westhernando littleleague.com.

For information, call Jenna McLeod at (352) 232-4671.

SPRING HILL DIXIE SOFTBALL: Spring Hill Dixie Softball has scheduled registration at Anderson Snow Park for its spring season.

League officials will accept sign-ups under the pavilion at the park. Officials will be present from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Evaluation dates vary, depending on age divisions. The Darlings (ages 5 to 8) will try out Monday. The Angels (9 and 10) will be on Tuesday. The Ponies (11 and 12) will have evaluations on Wednesday, and the Belles and Debs divisions (13 to 18) will take place Jan. 31. All evaluations are scheduled for 6 p.m.

Player fees are $115 per child at the time of registration, with a $10 late fee for sign-ups at evaluations. A copy of a child's birth certificate is necessary for registration. The fees cover all games, insurance and trophies.

Coaches and sponsors are still needed. Visit shdixiesoftball.com if interested.

For information, contact Glenn Primavera at (352) 442-1957 or [email protected]

SPRING HILL DIXIE BASEBALL: Spring Hill Dixie Baseball has scheduled registration at Anderson Snow Park for its spring season.

League officials will accept sign-ups in the office at the park. Volunteers will be present from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The county has instituted a $3 player fee for park maintenance this year, and the league has gained control of the Little Red Schoolhouse field in Spring Hill. With Spring Hill Dixie handling all maintenance and costs for the field, there will be an increase in league fees this season.

Cost varies depending on the age division. Junior Rookies (ages 5 and 6) is $80 per child, Rookies (7 and 8) is $90, Minors (9 and 10) is $110, Majors (11 and 12) is $115, O-Zone (12 and 13) is $125 and Boys (13 and 14) is $150. A copy of a child's birth certificate is necessary for registration. The fees cover all games, insurance and trophies.

A $30 refundable deposit will also be required for all families. This will be returned to anyone who volunteers three hours in the concession stand during the season. In lieu of the deposit, a family may make a $30 donation to the league.

For information, call Joe Abbadessa at (352) 263-4488 or send email to [email protected]

UMPIRE CLINICS: The Hernando-Sumter Umpires Association has scheduled a set of baseball/softball umpiring clinics.

The clinics are designed to train anyone who wants to become an umpire, and also can help seasoned umpires improve. Clinics will take place Sunday at Ernie Wever Park in Brooksville, Feb. 3 at Ridge Manor Park in Ridge Manor and Feb. 17 at the Anderson Snow Sports Complex in Spring Hill.

The sessions are open to men and women age 16 and older. All clinics will start at 10 a.m.

Visit hernandosumterumpire.com to register. For information, call (352) 593-6998 or send email to [email protected] umpire.com.

BROOKSVILLE BULLDOGS BASEBALL: The Brooksville Bulldogs youth recreation league will have sign-ups for the coming season at Kennedy Park in Brooksville.

Registrations will be taken from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The Bulldogs compete in both the Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth leagues, with age groups from 9 to 18 years old.

For information, contact Bruce Price at (813) 714-1054 or [email protected]

TOURETTE SYNDROME GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Plantation Golf Resort in Crystal River will host the inaugural Tee Off for Tourette Celebrity Golf Tournament on Feb. 1 and 2.

Proceeds will benefit the Tourette Syndrome Association of Florida, a volunteer organization dedicated to helping individuals and families living with Tourette's syndrome. The money will help send children to an annual camp, where they can spend time with other children with Tourette syndrome.

The basic entry fee is $500 per four-player team, which includes a hole sign and recognition in the tournament program, as well as greens fees and a cart. Other sponsorship levels include gold, platinum and event.

For information, contact event chairman Gary D'Amico at (352) 527-2938 or [email protected]

Derek J. LaRiviere can be reached at [email protected] or (352) 584-6337.

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