The Junior Circuit Tennis Series had a solid turnout for its third event Nov. 5 at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville.
The day featured tennis professionals Lou Giglio, Rick Scholls, Judy Jeanette and Steve Barnes, who helped organize and coach players. The field drew players from Pasco, Hernando, Citrus and other counties and was split into three divisions: high school boys, middle school boys and high school girls.
Trevor Whitmill of Spring Hill defeated Patrick Deslaurier of Spring Hill in the high school boys division in a close two-set sweep. Whitmill was able to hold through two tie-breakers to win 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5). Brooksville's Jesse DeWitt won the consolation match to place third.
Brody Summer of Crystal River continued his dominance with a third win in three tournaments, this time over Spring Hill's Sammy DeAngelis for the middle school boys crown. Summer has yet to lose a set in Junior Circuit Tennis play and was flawless again, 7-6 (7-1), 6-0. Coty Willey of Spring Hill placed third.
The girls high school division final was decided between Amber and Madison Gamble, sisters from Lecanto. Both have now won JCT titles after Madison defeated Amber in straight sets, 6-5, 7-6 (7-5). Spring Hill's Robyn Cotney and Sarina Singh are scheduled to play their consolation match Sunday after it was postponed due to injury.
The next JCT tournament is scheduled for Dec. 10 and 11 at Southern Hills. To register, send e-mail to Jeanette at email@example.com or call her at (352) 232-0322.
For information, visit Junior Circuit Tennis on Facebook and send a friend request.
RIDE UNITED BIKE RUN: The United Way of Hernando County is sponsoring the Ride United Bike Run for Early Literacy at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
The event will start and finish in the parking lot of United Way headquarters at 4030 Commercial Way in Spring Hill. Registration is $20, with T-shirts for the first 50 who sign up. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. the day of the run.
In addition to the run, there will be a 50/50 drawing, door prizes and giveaways, entertainment and special guests. Food and beverages will be available. Those who register before 9:30 a.m. will receive an additional chance for a door prize.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. Proceeds will benefit the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. All donations of canned goods will go to Hernando County food pantries.
For information, call (352) 688-2026 or visit unitedway hernando.net.
FILTHY FUN RUN: The Pasco Pediatric Foundation will have its Filthy Fun Run 5K Saturday at the Concourse, 15325 Alric Pottberg Road, Spring Hill.
With an obstacle course built into the race route, participants will crawl through mud, climb over walls and swing from tree limbs to reach the finish line. The Filthy Fun Run is being held in memory of longtime Pasco Pediatric Foundation supporter Dr. Jeffrey Baumrauker.
The race is open anyone 18 or older, regardless of athletic ability. Participants may sign up for different groups, starting every half-hour, the first at 8 a.m. and the last at 12:30 p.m.
The entry fee is $50. A party featuring a band, disc jockey and catering by Buffalo Wild Wings will run throughout the event and is open to racers and spectators. Sponsorships are available.
For information, visit filthy funrun.com or call (727) 863-2266.
SPRING HILL WRESTLING: Spring Hill Youth Wrestling begins a new season Nov. 29.
Youth practices will be Tuesday and Thursday nights at Springstead High School in the wrestling room. Beginners practice will be at 5:30 p.m., with advanced wrestlers at 6:30 p.m.
The cost is $150, and registration will take place at the first practice.
For information, call Eric Swensen at (352) 797-7010, ext. 347, or visit springhillwrestling.com/youth.html.
FIRST TEE GOLF: The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department will have a First Tee golf event for youth Nov. 23 at the Quarry Golf Course in Brooksville.
All children ages 9 to 17 are welcome to participate for a fee of $10. This one-day outreach event will be from noon to 3 p.m., with a maximum of 20 participants. Preregistration is required, and volunteers are needed.
For information, call Miles Groff at (352) 540-3835.
UMPIRE CLINICS: The Hernando-Sumter Umpires Association has scheduled a set of baseball/softball umpiring clinics.
The clinics are designed to train anyone who wants to become an umpire, and the sessions also can help seasoned umpires improve. Local clinics will take place Jan. 8 and 22 at the Anderson Snow Sports Complex in Spring Hill and Jan. 29 at Ridge Manor Park in Ridge Manor.
The sessions are open to men and women age 16 and older. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the clinics starting at noon. There is a $20 charge for each participant, and everyone will receive a Major League Baseball rule book, along with other handouts.
Visit hernandosumterumpire.com to register. For information, call (352) 593-6998 or send e-mail to clinics@hernando sumterumpire.com.
ROTARY GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Brooksville Rotary Club will have its 34th annual golf tournament Dec. 7 at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks.
The event will begin at 1 p.m. with a shotgun start. Players, hole sponsors and raffle items are needed. The cost is $75 per golfer, which includes golf, cart and dinner. Sponsorships start at $150. The field will be capped at 124 players.
For information, call Rob Rogoski or Billy Healis at (352) 799-6974.
CHAMBER HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT: Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville will host the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's annual holiday tournament Dec. 1.
The event will feature PGA qualifying school conditions. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; the shotgun start will be at 8:30 a.m.
Cost for entry is $400 per four-player team. Hole sponsorships are also available. For those who wish to play as well as sponsor a hole, the cost for both is $450. Individual hole sponsorships are $100. The entry fee includes golf, cart, range balls and lunch.
For information, call the chamber at (352) 796-0697 or visit hernandochamber.com.
TOYS FOR TOTS GOLF: Marine Corps League 708 is sponsoring the Toys for Tots Golf Tournament at the Dunes Golf Club north of Weeki Wachee on Nov. 30.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The entry fee is $65 per person, including golf, cart and lunch. Hole sponsorships are available for $50. All proceeds will go to Toys for Tots of Hernando County, which provides Christmas gifts to needy children.
For information, call Debbie Forbes at (352) 200-5548.
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