Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Sports

Horace 'Hi-C' Copeland football camp returns in Spring Hill

The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department and former NFL star Horace "Hi-C" Copeland will host his third annual football camp at the Anderson Snow Sports Complex in Spring Hill on Saturday.

Registration is limited to the first 300 participants between the ages of 5 and 16. Preregistration is required. With contributions from several local businesses, the camp is free to everyone who signs up.

Copeland, a former kick returner and wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders, will teach young players the fundamentals of the game.

Check-in begins at 8 a.m., with clinics running from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For information or to preregister, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031.

SPRING HILL LANES SCHOLARSHIP TOURNAMENT: Spring Hill Lanes held its annual End-of-Season Scholarship Tournament for youth league competitors.

Exactly 100 bowlers, all of whom received at least some scholarship money, entered the event: 31 in the Elite Division, 33 in the Major Division, 14 in the Youth/Adult Division, and 22 in the Prep Division.

Alyssa Clifton won the Elite crown, shooting 119 pins over her average over three games. She earned a $200 scholarship for the effort. Kyle Garvey placed second at 79 pins over average, winning a $185 scholarship. A total of $2,835 was awarded in the Elite Division altogether.

Matthew Murphy won the Major title with a score of 132 pins over average. Murphy also won $200, just ahead of second-place Dakota Sizemore (+98). Sizemore took home a $175 scholarship. $3,080 was the total amount handed out to Major Division bowlers.

The Prep champ was Jax Daniels (+107), winning a $200 scholarship. Zach Peters (+95) came in second and won $195. $2,285 was the sum of all Prep Division scholarships.

Garvey (+136) also won the Youth/Adult title for a $175 scholarship. Frank Zuilkowski (+89) defeated a field of seven other adults to capture a $125 gift certificate.

HYL FOOTBALL: Hernando Youth League is holding sign-ups for the upcoming 2013 football season.

The new registration process is online at hylfootball.com. Interested parents can click on the "Register" tab and choose "Player Registration." After creating a username and password, fill out the online registration form and make an online payment.

Parents will be asked to select a team for your child. This selection will be subject to age/weight verification in June. Anyone unsure of what team to choose can select the "How do I know which team to choose?" in the Navigation sidebar.

Parents will need to print the 2013 Physical Form and 2013 Player Contract from the website as well. Children and parents will need to sign the player contract, and have your physician complete the physical form.

Paperwork collection dates are on the website. In addition to the forms printed, parents will need their child's final report card. Players should accompany their parents so they can be weighed and photographed.

For information, email Natalie Kahler at [email protected] lifechurch.com.

NATURE COAST BASKETBALL CAMP: Nature Coast Technical High School will host two summer basketball skills camps for both boys and girls from age 5 to seventh grade.

The camps will be June 17 to 20 and July 22 to 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The fee is $50 per child.

For information, call Nature Coast basketball coach David Pisarcik at (727) 385-2194.

JEROME BROWN GOLF CLASSIC:The Jerome Brown Youth Foundation will host a golf outing June 15 at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The format is a four-person scramble. Sponsored by Bright House Networks, it includes awards for the three highest-placed teams.

The entry fee is $75 per golfer, including a lunch that begins at noon, greens fees, a cart and a golf cap. Golfers may enter as a team or as individuals.

For information, call Dianna Rusk Yoder at (352) 796-2526.

SPCA GOLF OUTING: The Hernando County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will host a golf outing Saturday at Rivard Golf Club, south of Brooksville.

Registration begins at 7 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The format will be a four-person scramble. Prizes will be awarded for longest putt, closest-to-the-pin and best scores. The entry fee includes lunch after the round of golf.

The entry fee is $45 per golfer, with the majority of the proceeds going to the local SPCA. Golfers may enter as a team or as individuals. The registration deadline is Tuesday. Hole sponsorships are available for $50. The rain date is May 25.

For information, call the Hernando County SPCA at (352) 596-7000.

PARROTT FOOTBALL GOLF CLASSIC: The Parrott Middle School football program will have its Parrott Football Golf Classic on May 23 at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville. Proceeds will go to the Parrott football team for the fall season.

Registration fee is $75 per golfer or $300 per foursome. Platinum ($3,000), gold ($2,000), drink cart ($500) and hole ($125) sponsorships are available. Donations will also be accepted.

The entry fee includes greens fees, prizes and lunch. The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m., with a barbecue lunch provided at noon.

Rick Matthews GMC-Buick is sponsoring four hole-in-one prizes, including money, golf clubs, rounds of golf and a vacation package. There will also be a closest-to-the-pin contest, a longest-drive contest, a 50-50 raffle and door prizes.

For information, contact James Ellis at (352) 279-0055, Dionne Brinson at (352) 279-5982 or Clarissa Parks at (352) 282-6687.

FIREARMS CLASSES AND BENEFIT EVENT: The Hernando Sportsman's Club, on U.S. 19 north of Weeki Wachee, is offering firearms safety classes over the next few months.

The next class dates are Saturday and June 5. A special "ladies only" class will be on June 15. All classes run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The course covers lessons about the basics of firearm safety 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; fee is $60 per person.

For information, call (352) 597-9931 or visit hernando sportsmansclub.com.

Derek J. LaRiviere can be reached at [email protected] or (352) 584-6337.

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