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Hernando Juniors Volleyball Club scores well in USAV tournament

The Hernando Juniors Volleyball Club attended the USAV Regional Championships this past weekend at the Orlando Convention Center with some successful results. The tournament included more than 430 teams from around the state playing on 54 courts at the arena.

As the top-ranked squad coming into the tournament, the Hernando Juniors 15U team finished third out of 48 clubs in their division. According to the pre-tournament rankings, this squad was the No. 1 team in the state.

The most surprising finish in the tournament came from the 14U team. Ranked 33rd in the region, it finished ninth out of 47 clubs to make the field in Orlando. The 17U team (No. 9-ranked) finished ninth in its division.

The 13U team was unranked prior to the tournament and entered as a qualifier. Made up of mostly 10- and 11-year-olds, it finished 27th out of 29 clubs.

SOCCER: The First Hernando Youth Soccer Club will host the opening qualifier of the annual 3 vs. 3 Soccer Invitational on July 27 at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill. (It was postponed from April 18 because of a lack of participation.)

The tournament will set qualifiers for the regional event in Savannah, Ga. There are boys and girls age groups from U6 to U18 along with adult men, women and coed divisions.

Registration fee is $155 per team, which includes a tournament T-shirt and guarantees at least four games per squad. The deadline to enter is June 20.

For more information or to register, visit www.3v3worldwide.com/schedule/Tampa/index_ E.html.

HOCKEY: The Florida Stingrays 18AA ice hockey team will hold tryouts for its Statewide Florida Hockey League season from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Monday and May 11 at Tampa Bay Skating Academy in Oldsmar.

The team plays an 18-game season beginning in July, playoffs and tournaments. A select group of players will be chosen for the Elite division team (16- to 20-year-olds) that will play against college teams and U.S. Junior teams. The team offers complete on-ice and off-ice training with fees at $50 per player. At tryouts, players are asked to bring a light- and a dark-colored jersey with their name and a number on it.

For more information, call general manager Jeffrey Meyer at (727) 810-5333 or visit www.stingraysjrhockey.com.

FIELD DAY: Shady Hills Community Center in Spring Hill and the Shady Hills Boys and Girls Club will host a Spring Field Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 9. Kids 3 to 12 are welcome to join in games and challenges.

The free event will include running, jumping, throwing and football activities.

For more information, call (727) 856-7831.

BASKETBALL: Hernando Youth League will begin its spring registration Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Officials will be at Ernie Weaver Park and the Ridge Manor Recreation Complex. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, players can register at the Jerome Brown Community Center in Brooksville.

Player evaluations will be at Tom Varn Park at 2 p.m. Sunday. The league is still looking for coaches, volunteers and sponsors for the upcoming season. Sponsorships for the season will be $100 each.

For more information, call league commissioner Mike Bennett at (352) 585-6596.

Submit upcoming events, registrations, info to communitysports@tampabay.com.

Hernando Juniors Volleyball Club scores well in USAV tournament 04/30/09 [Last modified: Thursday, April 30, 2009 5:39pm]
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