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Kids Pitch, Hit and Run competition coming to Tom Varn Park May 4

Major League Baseball's annual Pitch, Hit and Run competition is coming to Tom Varn Park in Brooksville on May 4.

Starting at 10 a.m., boys and girls ages 7 to 14 will compete in the local competition for the right to advance to the region competition and the national event, which will take place on All-Star Weekend in July.

For information, contact Tiffany Taylor at (352) 540-3835 or

OASIS GOLF TOURNAMENT: Oasis Pregnancy Care Centers will have its fifth annual golf tournament on April 26 at Sherman Hills Golf & Country Club in Ridge Manor West.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. for the four-person scramble. The entry fee — $360 for a foursome or $90 for an individual — includes a golf cart, along with lunch provided by Hungry Harry's Bar-B-Que, raffles and awards. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Registration forms are available online at or call (813) 406-4965. The registration deadline is April 19.

HI-C FOOTBALL CAMP: The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department will hold the fourth annual Horace "Hi-C" Copeland Football Camp on May 17 at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., children ages 5 to 16 will take part in a noncontact football clinic. The camp will provide interactive football drills, life lessons and lunch. It is free to the first 300 registrants, and shirts can be preordered for $10.

The event is be hosted by Horace Copeland, a former professional football player who played wide receiver in the NFL for seven seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders.

Visit for information and to register. Contact the Hernando County Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031 or visit

The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department and Horace Copeland are also on Facebook.

WEST HERNANDO SENIOR SOFTBALL: The West Hernando Athletic Club for Seniors is entering the final month of its softball season.

C's Pub (29-10) has a six-game lead in first place, followed by Rookie's Sports Bar/AFG Insurance (24-17), Minerva's/Bar Envy (22-16), Economy Insurance (13-27), and American Legion Post 186 (10-28).

On April 18, WHACS will host a multileague tournament consisting of teams from the three Spring Hill senior leagues. Sponsors are participating, and more are welcome.

WHACS will be running a summer league program for the first time, with games to be played in June and July. Sign-up and draft dates will be announced at a later date.

The 55-and-older league will play on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at Veterans Memorial Park in Spring Hill.

For information, send email to Tony Passanesi at

2014 COMMUNITY PARTNERS 5K GATOR RUN: Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics in Spring Hill will have its 5K Gator Run on April 12 at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

There will be a 5K starting at 8:30 a.m. and a 1-mile fun run starting at 9:30 a.m. The first 250 registered participants are guaranteed T-shirts and medals.

The advance entry fee for either event is $20. On race day, the fee is $25. The fee for Hernando County students is $15. An entire family can also enter for $20, including one T-shirt and one finisher medal.

All checks should be made payable to Community Partners with CK8 Inc. and delivered to Challenger K-8 at 13400 Elgin Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34609.

Visit or for information about the event.

NATURE COAST TENNIS FOUNDATION DOUBLES TOURNAMENT: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation will host its third annual Cinco de Mayo Adult Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament on May 3 and 4 at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The event will feature two divisions. The B Division is for players rated lower than a 7.0 combined, while the A Division is for those rated 7.0 or higher combined. The cost is $20 per player; the event is open to all adults, including non-USTA members.

For information, call Phil Zee at (352) 263-9546 or Karen Lund at (352) 585-3733. Interested players may also send email to or visit for registration forms.

SPRINGSTEAD BASKETBALL CAMP: The Springstead High School boys basketball program will hold its second annual All-Skills Basketball Camp this summer.

The Eagles' coaching staff will conduct two sessions, running Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The dates will be from June 16 to 19 and July 14 to 17.

Open to all boys and girls going entering second to seventh grades, the cost is $80 per camper or $65 for children of Hernando County School Board employees. There are also discounts for multiple children and multiple sessions. All campers must bring their own lunch.

For information, contact Tim Plumadore at (352) 797-7010, ext. 251, or

'GIRLS NIGHT OUT' SHOOTING: The Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee, has a new "Girls Night Out" trap shooting group.

The women's group will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. the first Thursday night of every month at the trap range.

For those who have never tried trap shooting or don't have their own shotgun, the club will provide 20-gauge shotguns for the group to use. Those using a club shotgun should bring at least two boxes of 20-gauge ammunition, ear plugs and eye protection. Participants may use their own guns.

There is a trap range fee of $5 for members and $8 for nonmembers. The fee covers two games of trap. Everyone is welcome.

For more information, call the club at (352) 597-9931 or visit The club also has a Facebook page.

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

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