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Hernando Lacrosse Club Crusaders split twin bill

After some early season struggles, the Hernando Lacrosse Club Crusaders picked up a victory last weekend in an 11-2 win over the Buchholz Bobcats in Wesley Chapel. The team split a pair of games that day, bouncing back from a 21-2 loss to the Sarasota Military Academy Eagles in the morning.

The high school division team picked up terrific efforts from Taylor Badonsky (three goals, two assists) and Adam Sparkman (three goals, two assists) in the win.

The team got the victory playing without Sean Byrne, one of the team leaders in points.

Hernando is 3-8 on the year, but the squad is 2-2 in home games at Veterans Memorial Park in Spring Hill though a disappointing 1-6 clip on the road.

The Crusaders, 2-1 in their last three games, reside in eighth place out of 11 teams in the West Florida Lacrosse League Division A standings.

The Hernando Lacrosse Club also has a middle school division team that is 6-3 on the year.

The squad opened the schedule with a four-game winning streak, and, after a three-game slump, has won back-to-back games in the past two weeks.

The regular season wraps up at home for the high school team at 3 p.m. Saturday against Tampa Catholic, while the middle school still has three games remaining and will follow the high school game at 6 p.m. against Academy of the Holy Names.

Football: The West Hernando Cougars Youth Football program is hosting a football minicamp to teach players the fundamentals of the game for the upcoming season.

At Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill on Saturday and Sunday, coaches from the program will emphasize the physical aspects of the game, such as punting, kicking, passing and catching, while also integrating information on nutrition and sportsmanship. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The registration fee is $20 per child and lunch will be provided on both days. For information, call Mike Zink at (352) 684-1359.

Junior Olympic Skills: The Hernando County YMCA will host a local qualifying event for the 2008 USA Junior Olympic Skills Competition at 9 a.m. April 12.

The competition includes four athletic portions (basketball, soccer, tennis, and track and field) and is open to boys and girls ages 8-13. Registration is free. For information, call Amber Slusser at (352) 688-9622 or e-mail, or visit

Baseball: The Aquafina MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition is coming to Brooksville at the Jerome Brown Community Center Adult Fields at 6 p.m. April 23.

The event is the Official Skills Competition of Major League Baseball and is designed to provide local youths the opportunity to compete, free of charge, against their peers to recognize individual excellence.

There will be four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14.

If they qualify, youths will have the opportunity to advance through four rounds of competition, with the final two rounds taking place at MLB ballparks and the national finals at the 2008 MLB All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium in New York.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and fill out a waiver/registration form before the start of competition.

For information, call Lou Bermudez at (352) 544-5498.

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