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Hernando Heat finish soccer season in 2nd place

The Hernando Heat Under-18 boys' soccer team completed its regular season by finishing in second place in its division.

The Heat play in Division 1 in Florida's Region C, which includes teams from as far north as Citrus County and as far south as Fort Myers. Last season, the Heat won the Region C Cup Championship.

The club is now on hiatus for the high school soccer season, but will begin its season again in the spring in hopes of defending its finish from last year.

The team was inspired by the memory of former defender Jesse Bors. Players on the team wore No. 22 embroidered on the front of their jerseys in honor of Bors, who passed away Oct. 30 due to complications from a brain tumor and was an integral part of last year's championship team.

WRESTLING: Spring Hill Wrestling Club member Josh Herrera was part of Team Florida on Nov. 22 at the National Elementary and Middle School Folkstyle Duals in Fayetteville, N.C.

Herrera brought back the bronze medal for his individual performance in the 91-pound weight class helping Team Florida place second overall in the Middle School Division.

VOLLEYBALL: Hernando Juniors Volleyball will hold its season-opening informational meeting Dec. 8 starting at 7 p.m. in the Nature Coast Technical High School cafeteria.

Personnel will be there until 9 p.m. for those that will have difficulty getting there on time. Among the issues discussed will be fees, fundraising ideas, possible tournaments, rules and more. Sign-up procedures for the Florida Region of USA Volleyball will also be explained.

The club is looking for players on all teams from the 10 and under to the 18 and under squads. A parent or guardian must be present at time of registration.

For more information, contact club secretary Doug Liddle at, visit the Web site at or call (352) 650-7363.

BASEBALL: The Brooksville Bulldogs 10 and under youth baseball club is looking for a few players for the upcoming spring season.

The Bulldogs are a competitive AAU travel team that includes players who won't turn 11 before May 1, 2009. For more information, contact Bruce Price at (813) 714-1054.

LITTLE BUDDIES: The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department will start another round of Little Buddies Athletics soon.

Little Buddies Baseball is open to children ages 3 to 5 and parent volunteers. The class runs every Tuesday for eight weeks starting Jan. 13 from 5:45-6:45 p.m. at the Jerome Brown Community Center Field in Brooksville.

Little Buddies Tennis is open to children ages 4 to 7 and parent volunteers. This class runs every Monday for eight weeks starting Jan. 12 from 5:45-6:45 p.m. indoors at the Jerome Brown Community Center in Brooksville.

The sign-up fee for both classes is $50 per child, including a program T-shirt.

For more information, contact Tina Nichols at (352) 544-5498.

Hernando Heat finish soccer season in 2nd place 12/04/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 10:52am]
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