Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Hernando couples league winds up season at Plantation Golf Resort

The Couples of Hernando Golf League had its final event of the season at the Plantation Golf Resort in Crystal River on May 14.

Gary and Pat Smith took first place over Ron and Rosemary Wagner. The tandems of Ken and Rita Ames and Richard and Barbara Schulte tied for third with Paul and Earlene Jackson. Doug Cord and Rosemary Wagner took closest-to-the-pin honors.

The league plays at different courses in Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties the second Monday of each month from October to May.

For information, send email to Jane Szeltner at [email protected] or Dorothy Cleary at [email protected]

DRAGON'S DOJO MARTIAL ARTS: The Dragon's Dojo Martial Arts tae kwon do competition team, based in Spring Hill, earned 38 medals at the Amateur Athletic Union Florida tae kwon do qualifier in Orlando on April 28.

The event included more than 500 competitors from all over the state, with the goal of advancing to the AAU nationals later this summer. Every one of the 20 members of the Dragon's Dogo team, with the assistance of master Carlos Carasquillo, qualified for the national tournament, which will take place in Fort Lauderdale in July.

The 13 gold medals earned by the team were won by William Schook, 15; Ronnie Howe, 11; Scottie Johnson, 10; Jacob Schaake, 9; Darby Dehn, 11; Taylor James, 8; Jon Rose, 16; Marissa Southard, 13, and Daniel Orange, 15.

These athletes along with the remainder of the team won 15 silver and 10 bronze medals.

The other squad members included Tyrese Brown, 9; Michael Douglas, 14; Melanie Shanks, 9; Katie Henery, 9; Collin Hawks, 13; Keian Buffardi, 15; Ethan Coker, 11; Isaiah Gallimore, 15; Curtis Cameron, 9; Jake Stanislawski, 13, and Austin Webster, 13.

YOUTH SOFTBALL CLINICS: The Spring Hill Sting travel softball team is hosting a series of softball clinics for youth this summer, with proceeds benefiting the club.

The clinics are being organized to teach and emphasize the basics of the game. The girls will be divided by Dixie Softball age divisions (Sweeties, Darlings, Angels and Ponytails).

Sting coach Dianne McClellan will lead the instruction, with assistance from members of the Sting. Three camp dates are June 13 to 15, July 11 to 13 and Aug. 1 to 3. The registration fee is $25 per player.

For information, contact McClellan at (352) 442-3047 or [email protected]

ARC SPRING LAKE 5K: Arc Nature Coast will host its sixth annual Spring Lake 5K and Two-Mile Fun Run on Saturday.

Registration will begin at 7 a.m., with the run starting at 8 a.m. The run will begin at the Arc's facilities at 5283 Neff Lake Road, east of Brooksville, and follow a course through Spring Lake and an equestrian stable.

Proceeds will benefit the Arc, which serves intellectually and developmentally disabled residents of Hernando County.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places in all age groups, which will be split by five-year increments. There is a $25 entry fee for the 5K and a $20 fee for the Fun Run. Entries will be accepted until race time; runners may preregister at active.com.

For information, call the Arc Nature Coast office at (352) 544-2322, ext. 105, or send email to [email protected]

NATURE COAST BASKETBALL CAMP: Nature Coast Technical High School girls basketball coach Emily Gore will host the program's first summer youth basketball camp in the Nature Coast gymnasium from 2 to 5:30 p.m. June 12 to 14.

Registration will begin at 1:45 p.m. June 12. The fee is $50 per player, which includes a T-shirt. Early registration is preferred and guarantees the correct shirt size. The camp is open to children from age 6 to those entering seventh grade. Pizza and Powerade will be sold for $1 each night.

Several members of the Nature Coast basketball team and assistant Lori Cleary will help with the camp. The goal is to help each player have a fun experience while learning basketball skills, game situations and rules. Forms are available in the school's front office.

For information, contact Gore at (352) 535-5091; (352) 797-7088, ext. 228; [email protected], or [email protected]

NATURE COAST VOLLEYBALL CAMP: Nature Coast Technical High School volleyball coach Emily Gore will host the program's second annual summer youth volleyball camp in the Nature Coast gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 11 to 13.

Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. June 11. The fee is $60 per player, which includes a T-shirt. Early registration is preferred and guarantees the correct shirt size. The camp is open to children from age 6 to those entering seventh grade. Pizza and Powerade will be sold for $1 each, or participants can bring their lunch.

Several members of the Nature Coast volleyball team will assist with the camp. The goal is to help each player have a fun experience while learning volleyball skills, game situations and rules. Forms are available in the school's front office.

For information, contact Gore at (352) 535-5091; (352) 797-7088, ext. 228; [email protected], or [email protected]

JEROME BROWN GOLF CLASSIC: The Jerome Brown Golf Classic, sponsored by Bright House Networks, will take place June 2 at World Woods Golf Course, north of Brooksville.

The entry fee for the tournament is $70 per player or $280 per foursome, which includes golf, cart, lunch and a cap. Registration will be at 11:30 a.m., with lunch served at noon. The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m.

Proceeds go to the Jerome Brown Youth Foundation. Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams.

For information, call Dianna Rusk Yoder at (352) 796-2526.

FIRST TEE SUMMER PROGRAM: The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department will begin a First Tee golf program the week of June 11 at the Quarry Golf Course in Brooksville.

First Tee focuses on golf and life skills instruction. The juniors program strives to instill in participants the organization's nine core values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.

The cost is $60 per child per week, with ages 9 to 17 eligible. Classes will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day, Monday through Friday. Students are encouraged to bring a bottle of water with them.

Donations are welcome, including youth golf clubs, bags and balls. For information, contact Miles Groff at (352) 540-3835 or [email protected]

HYL FOOTBALL: Registration for the Hernando Youth League football season will be June 9 at Ernie Wever Youth Park in Brooksville.

Officials will be on hand from 9 a.m. to noon registering players. The cost is $128 per player, which includes a $3 county park usage fee. Payment may be made with cash, money order, debit card or credit card. All players must be present at registration so they can be fitted for equipment.

For forms and information, visit leaguelineup.com/hylfootball online. For other information, call (352) 346-0000.

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

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