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Hernando County Women's 500 Club crowns bowling champions

The Hernando County Women's 500 Club held its 3-6-9 Tournament at Mariner Lanes in Spring Hill on Sunday.

In the A Division, Katrina Hamby took first place with a series total of 718. Her games of 212, 205 and 181 combined with a 120 handicap were enough to take the $44.80 first prize. Susan Mitchell (708) was the runner-up and received $37.80 for her effort. Gina Haywood and Lisa Legner (677) tied for third and took home $28.70 each.

The B Division was also full of solid competition with Maida Watkins winning the championship. Watkins bowled games of 200, 160 and 241 with a 150 handicap. The 751 total was three pins more than Bettie Coyer (748) and earned her $43.68. Coyer's second prize was $38.64.

In the B Division, three other bowlers cashed in. Chris Gonzales (745) placed third and won $33.60. Gail Lynn Dahl (739) held her own and won $28.56, and Kay Wilson (724) took home $23.52.

The next 500 Club Tournament will be at 1 p.m. March 20 at Spring Hill Lanes.

The event is open to all members of the Hernando County U.S. Bowling Congress, Women's Bowling Congress and the Women's 500 Club. The event will begin with a potluck luncheon/business meeting, and bowling will start at 2 p.m.

The entry fee is $16 per bowler. There will be two divisions in the handicap event.

The A Division will include bowlers with averages of 151 and above, and the B Division will include bowlers with averages of 150 and below.

The registration deadline is March 14. Entry forms can be picked up at either Spring Hill Lanes or Mariner Lanes.

For information, call Sheila Wehrenberg at (352) 688-1575.

LITTLE LEAGUE OPENING DAY: West Hernando Little League will have its 10th anniversary Opening Day Ceremonies at 9 a.m. Saturday at Register Chevrolet Field on Deltona Boulevard in Spring Hill.

All past league presidents since 2001 will be in attendance. The first pitch will be thrown by U.S. Rep. Richard Nugent. There will be shirt giveaways, free steak dinners for 25 children, and free Rita's Ice gift certificates.

For information, call Ray Schnyderite at (352) 428-4859.

RELAY FOR LIFE GOLF: Hernando Oaks Golf and Country Club in Brooksville is playing host to the Relay for Life Golf Tournament on March 19 to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The cost for entry is $30 per golfer, with $10 going directly to the charity. The shotgun start is set for 11:30 a.m.

For information, contact Tom Cooper at (631) 704-6686 or

KICKBALL TOURNAMENT: The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department is holding an Adult Kickball Tournament on March 26 at Veterans Memorial Park on Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill.

The event is set to start at 9 a.m. with a cost of $200 per team. Each team must consist of a minimum of four men and four women, fielding at least 10 players. The tournament is being sponsored by Mayhem Sports. There will also be a field goal kicking contest and awards ceremony at Bar Envy after the tournament.

For information, call Harry Johnson at (352) 648-0179.

LITTLE BUDDIES BASEBALL: The Brooksville Recreation Department is about to begin another installment of Little Buddies Baseball.

The program, open to children ages 3 to 5, is designed to introduce youth to the fundamentals of the game while allowing parents to spend some quality time with their children.

Beginning March 9, the baseball program will be held weekly from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Jerome Brown Community Center in Brooksville.

The cost is $50 per child for the six-week clinic. The fee includes a program T-shirt.

For information, call Tina Nichols at (352) 540-3835.

HUMANE SOCIETY GOLF: Silverthorn Golf and Country Club in Spring Hill will play host to the second annual Cause Fore Paws Golf Tournament on March 8 to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast.

The entry fee is $60 per golfer or $240 per team. The shotgun start is set for 1 p.m., with check-in starting at noon.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Current sponsors include Rick Matthews Buick/GMC in Brooksville and Century 21 Alliance Realty/Gail Spada. There are also individual hole sponsors.

For information, call Beth Bilodeau at (352) 797-0962.

DAV BROOKSVILLE GOLF: Southern Hills Plantation Golf Club in Brooksville is hosting the second annual DAV Brooksville Golf Tournament on March 19.

The entry fee is $100 per golfer. The shotgun start is set for 1:30 p.m., with check-in starting at 11 a.m. Included in the fee are 18 holes of golf, range balls and an awards dinner. The tournament is limited to 30 four-person teams. First come, first served. The registration deadline is March 14.

Cash prizes, door prizes and prizes for closest to the pin, a hole in one and longest drive will be awarded. Sponsors include Rick Matthews Buick/GMC in Brooksville, Harley-Davidson of Crystal River, and AutoWay Ford-Lincoln-Mercury of Brooksville.

For information, call (352) 796-1679 or send e-mail to

SAVE OUR SONS GOLF: Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks is hosting the Save Our Sons Golf Tournament on May 14 to benefit the Shiloh Problem Solvers Street Outreach Program.

The entry fee is $75 per adult, with youth participating for free. Tee-off is set for 1 p.m. with registration starting at noon. Included in the entry fee are 18 holes of golf, cart and lunch. The deadline for entry is May 9.

Cash prizes, door prizes and prizes for closest to the pin, a hole in one and longest drive will be awarded. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For information, call (352) 345-9596.

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

Hernando County Women's 500 Club crowns bowling champions 02/23/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 4:34pm]
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