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Hernando drivers take Citrus County Speedway titles

The points chase at Citrus County Speedway wrapped up a few weeks ago with a couple of Hernando County racers in the hunt for titles.

Brooksville resident James Ellis, who was among the leaders in the mini-stocks division all season, drove his car to a third-place finish in the standings, behind eventual champion Clint Foley. Ellis ended the nine-month campaign with 2,099 points to Foley's 2,517. Steven Smith was sandwiched in between with 2,411.

In the sportsman division, Brooksville resident David Mothershed placed seventh behind champion Joey Catarelli (1,947 points). Mothershed totaled 1,132 on the season, including the points awarded for a seventh-place finish in the final race of the year.

HERNANDO LACROSSE CLUB: The Hernando Lacrosse Club is holding free clinics at Veterans Memorial Park in Spring Hill over the next month.

Organizers have secured the field from 6 to 8 p.m. each Thursday through Jan. 7. Coaches will be on hand to help new players at the middle and high school levels, as well as returning players, boys and girls.

Registration for HLC program teams will be available during this period as well. For information, call Greg Longo at (352) 200-6111.

WOMEN'S 500 CLUB: The Hernando County Women's 500 Club had its annual 9-Pin No-Tap Tournament at Spring Hill Lanes on Nov. 21 with 50 participants on hand.

Lisa Legner ($44.80) won the A Division with a handicap series of 763, edging Cathy Sangalang ($37.80) by 11 pins. Carolyn Crosby ($30.80) checked in at third with a 744, and Gina Haywood ($26.60) was the last entry to cash in, with a 730.

In the B Division, Sheila Wehrenberg ($50.40) scored a 785 handicap series to win the title. Wehrenberg, the club's director, edged Maida Watkins ($42) by two pins. Ann Kelly ($35.70) took third place with 750, and Brenda Lee Thompson ($31.50) finished fourth with 744. The last two bowlers to cash in were Debra Brady ($27.30) and Jean Manders ($23.10), who scored 727 and 725, respectively.

HERNANDO HAWKS: The Hernando Hawks 13-and-under baseball team is holding tryouts for the 2011 spring season.

The Hawks are a competitive travel baseball club based in Spring Hill.

For information, call Kelly Stacy at (352) 263-5966.

SPRING HILL WRESTLING: The Spring Hill Wrestling Club, a member of the Florida Amateur Wrestling Association, started its season last week.

The club is open to all youth in first through eighth grades. Practices take place in the wrestling room at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, every Tuesday and Thursday night.

Beginners (no or one year of experience) practice from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., while experienced wrestlers (two or more years) have the room from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The cost is $140 per child. Details about registration are available at springhillwrestling.com. For information, call Eric Swensen at (352) 797-7010, ext 347.

ELKS BASKETBALL: The Brooksville Elks Lodge will have its annual Elks Hoop Shoot on Dec. 18 at the lodge at 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville.

All youth are eligible, with entrants expected to shoot basketballs to earn a chance to advance to the Elks District Hoop Shoot.

Hot dogs and soda will be available. Referees and scorekeepers are needed.

For information, call the Elks lodge at (352) 596-2582.

UMPIRING CLINICS: The Hernando-Sumter Umpires Association, one of the largest baseball and softball umpiring associations in the state, will have five umpiring clinics in January and February.

The classes are designed for both men and women, age 16 and older, who want to become baseball or softball umpires. They are designed for anyone with a basic knowledge of the game but no prior experience, or can help seasoned umpires become better.

The first clinic will be Jan. 9 at the Anderson Snow Sports Complex in Spring Hill. Other clinics will be Jan. 16 at Ernie Wever Youth Park in Brooksville and Jan. 23 at Ridge Manor Park in Ridge Manor.

Two more clinics will follow in Pasco and Sumter counties: Jan. 29 at the Kenny Dixon Sports Complex in Bushnell and Feb. 5 at the Wesley Chapel District Park in Pasco County.

Each of the clinics will begin at noon. To register, call Jerry Theilen at (352) 428-0071 or send e-mail to clinics@hernandosumterumpire.com.

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

Hernando drivers take Citrus County Speedway titles 12/07/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 7:28pm]

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