The Hernando County Women's 500 Club had its first tournament of the season Oct. 7 at Spring Hill Lanes.
The certified singles tournament included two divisions: Class A (151 average and above) and Class B (150 average and below). The A division paid out to the top four places, and the B division to the top five.
Patricia Feole won the Class A title over 17 other bowlers with a 699 pin total. She won by 13 pins over runner-up Eileen Jaeger (686). Feole bowled well in the first two games with a 194 and 169, but her 237 in the final string proved decisive. She earned $46.08 for her effort, while Jaeger took home $38.88.
Nanci McGlashen (671) in third place and Katrina Hamby (643) in fourth rounded out those who cashed out in the division. McGlashen earned $31.68, and Hamby $27.36.
The Class B crown was won by Marilyn Frontiero (715) after she tossed her first career 200-game. The 224 in her final game, added to scores of 170 and 159, vaulted her to a dominant win over the 22-entry field by more than 50 pins. Frontiero won $45.76.
Pauline Valenzano (658) was runner-up, winning $40.48. Rounding out the top five were Connie Rupin (650), Linda Smith (649) and Sheila Wehrenberg (638). Rupin took $35.20 for edging out Smith, who earned $29.92. Wehrenberg won $24.64.
The club's next tournament will be Dec. 7 at Mariner Lanes in Spring Hill. That event will be a nine-pin no-tap tournament.
For information, call Wehrenberg at (352) 688-1575.
VETERANS DAY GOLF: Toscana Crossing Golf Club, north of Weeki Wachee, will have a Salute to Veterans Picnic and Golf Scramble on Nov. 10.
The event will begin with a golf scramble at 10 a.m. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. The entry fee is $10 for those who plan to walk the course and $14 for those who want to use a cart. Sign-ups can be taken in the pro shop.
The picnic and barbecue will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Heather Community Center. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child, which includes hamburgers, hot dogs, refreshments, shuffleboard, bocce ball, horseshoes, and other food and games. Tickets are available at the community center.
For information, send email to [email protected]
HYL BASKETBALL: The Hernando Youth League will launch its basketball season this month with registration at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville.
Volunteers will be on hand at the park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Next weekend, on Oct. 27, evaluations will take place at Tom Varn Park, starting at 10 a.m.
For information, call Michael Bennett at (352) 585-6596.
SHOOTING COMPETITIONS: The Hernando Sportsman's Club, on U.S. 19 north of Weeki Wachee, hosts sport shooting events on a weekly basis.
The 100-yard hi-power rifle match will be at 8 a.m. and the International Defensive Pistol Association pistol match at 9 a.m. Saturday. The International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association pistol and .22-gauge rifle silhouette match will take place at 9 a.m. Sunday. The classic fast draw with single-action Western revolvers will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
On the final weekend of the month, the two-gun (pistol/shotgun) match and the international pistol match are both scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 27. The bulls-eye pistol match is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 28.
Practice times are available during the week. The competition schedule is subject to change. Go to hernandosportsmanclub.com online for updated times.
FIREARMS CLASSES: The Hernando Sportsman's Club, on U.S. 19 north of Weeki Wachee, is offering firearms safety classes.
The next class date is Saturday. Two class dates will follow on 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; the fee is $60 per person.
For information, call (352) 597-9931 or visit hernandosportsmansclub.com.
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 currently $30 for all runners. The fun run fee is $20.
T-shirts and participation medals are guaranteed to all runners who register before Oct. 15. Forms may be filled out at active.com.
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 louisedowney.usptapro.com or call Louise or John Downey at (352) 666-0658.
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 [email protected]
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 baddestmudder.com. 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 [email protected] or (352) 584-6337.