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Hernando Youth League football teams wind down season

Hernando Youth League football teams compete in the Timucua Pop Warner Conference, which includes nine leagues from four counties.

In the Mitey Mite (ages 7-9) Division, the Leopards Gold team won on Saturday, 19-12, over the Villages Buffaloes Black squad. The victory moved the HYL team to 4-3 and in seventh place, behind the undefeated, first-place Inverness Storm Black (6-0).

In the Jr. Pee Wee (8-10) Division, the Leopards fell back to .500 at 3-3 last weekend with their second straight loss. HYL couldn't muster any offense against the South Sumter Wolf Pack, losing 7-2. The program is now tied for fourth with Crystal River and the Villages, behind first-place Belleview (6-0).

HYL is tied for first in the Pee Wee (9-11) Division after a 44-18 victory over South Sumter on Saturday. The win brought the Leopards' record to 6-1, the same record as Dunnellon and the Villages.

This weekend's games will mark the final week of the regular season before the conference playoffs.

HYL BASKETBALL: Hernando Youth League will launch its basketball season this month with registration at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville.

Volunteers will be on hand at the park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20.

The following weekend, on Oct. 27, evaluations will take place at Tom Varn Park, starting 10 a.m.

For information, call Michael Bennett at (352) 585-6596.

SHOOTING COMPETITIONS: The Hernando Sportsman's Club, on U.S. 19 north of Weeki Wachee, hosts sport shooting events on a weekly basis.

On Saturday, the contests continue with the action rifle match at 9 a.m. On Sunday, the United States Practical Shooting Association pistol match is scheduled for 9 a.m.

The 100-yard high-power rifle match will be at 8 a.m. and the International Defensive Pistol Association pistol match at 9 a.m. on Oct. 20. The International Handgun Metallic Silhouette Association pistol and .22-gauge rifle silhouette match will take place at 9 a.m. Oct. 21. The classic fast draw with single-action Western revolvers will be at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 21.

On the final weekend of the month, the two-gun (pistol/shotgun) match and the international pistol match are both scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 27. The bulls-eye pistol match is set for 9 a.m. Oct. 28.

Practice times are available during the week. The competition schedule is subject to change. Go to online for updated times.

FIREARMS CLASSES: The Hernando Sportsman's Club, on U.S. 19 north of Weeki Wachee, is offering firearms safety classes.

The next class dates are Oct. 20, Nov. 7 and Nov. 17. All classes run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The course covers lessons about the basics of firearm safety around the home and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. The class includes practice time on the range. Completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit.

Advance registration is required; the fee is $60 per person.

For information, call (352) 597-9931 or visit

HERNANDO BUILDERS ASSOCIATION GOLF: The second-annual Maurice Black Golf Invitational, hosted by the Hernando Builders Association, will be at the Dunes Golf Club, on U.S. 19 north of Weeki Wachee, on Wednesday.

Sponsored by Universal Soil Solutions, the event will include lunch by Pit Boss Bar-B-Q at 11:30 a.m., an hour before tee-off at 12:30 p.m. Sign-ins will begin at 11 a.m.

The format is four-person team scramble with a shotgun start. There will be four hole-in-one prizes sponsored by Rick Matthews GMC, a putting contest, team and individual awards and cash prizes, and other drawings for gifts. Prize money will be based on the number of entries.

Early registration is discounted at $300 per four-person team and will continue through today. After that, the price will increase to $400 per foursome. Entry fees include lunch, cart, green fees, refreshments on the course and gifts for each team member.

The tournament is named for Maurice Black, the first president of the Hernando Builders Association and a local builder for many years. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to HPH Hospice.

For information, call the HBA office at (352) 596-1114 or visit

RUN FOR NEW BEGINNINGS 5K: Youth and Family Alternatives in Brooksville is sponsoring the Run for New Beginnings 5K on Nov. 3 in downtown Brooksville.

Registration packets may be picked up at SunTrust Bank, 1 E Jefferson St., Brooksville. The kids fun run will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the 5K starting at 8 a.m. Awards will be handed out in each age division for the top three finishers.

The 5K entry fee is $25 for all runners who sign up prior to Monday. After that date, the fee increases to $30. The fun run fee is $15 prior to Monday, then $20.

T-shirts and participation medals are guaranteed to all runners who register before Monday. Forms may be filled out at

JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS: Ace Performance Tennis is holding registration and open play for the fall/winter U.S. Tennis Association Junior Team Tennis season on Nov. 20 at Nature Coast Technical High School, south of Brooksville.

Sign-ups for the 12-and-younger division will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Registration for the 13-to-18 division will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Fees are $60 per player.

Registration forms are available on the website. Players must be USTA members to participate in the sectional tournament in January.

For information, visit or call Louise or John Downey at (352) 666-0658.

ALZHEIMER'S GOLF BENEFIT: The Alzheimer's Family Organization will have its 12th-annual Charity Golf Tournament on Nov. 10 at Seven Springs Country Club in New Port Richey.

Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m., with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The event will consist of 18 holes of golf in a four-person scramble format. Also included with the $80 fee is breakfast provided by IHOP, lunch provided by Argento's Italian Bistro, goody bags, raffles and door prizes.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three teams, the longest drive, closest-to-the-pin and a hole-in-one.

A new car and other prizes will be provided by Ed Morse Auto Plaza. Players also will have a chance to win $5,000 or a Woody driver, sponsored by the National Cremation and Burial Society. Full Circle Financial will sponsor a putting contest for a chance to win $10,000.

The Alzheimer's Family Organization serves Citrus, Hernando, northern Hillsborough, Lake, Pasco, northern Pinellas and Sumter counties.

For information, contact community service coordinator Kathy Montero at (727) 848-8888, toll-free 1-888-496-8004 or

BADDEST MUDDER: The Baddest Mudder 5K is coming to Brooksville on Nov. 3-4.

Baddest Mudder is a group that runs obstacle races around the Suncoast. It will be holding its first event at the Hernando County Fairgrounds on U.S. 41 in Brooksville.

The race is open to all ages, teams and skill levels. Sign-up prizes will be offered to all participants. The event includes a well-marked and defined course, food, drinks, music, and field games.

The two-day event starts at 7 a.m. and runs until 4:30 p.m. each day.

Participants may sign up at There are discounts for groups, and early-bird registration is currently open for $49.95 per runner.

Kids are welcome; organizers are offering a kids-only "Mini Mudder" pit for free.

Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at or (352) 584-6337.

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