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Lucky 13 compose Spring Hill All-Stars

The Spring Hill Dixie League has selected its 2008 Dixie Boys All-Stars.

The squad will include 13 youths: Dante Sollazzo, J.T. Simpson, Julian Perez, Lewis Coliaicomo, Trey Scott, Ian Townsend, Jon Gaffney, Joey Asquith, Anthony Fiocca, Thomas Tombasco, David Woop, Mike Kadetsky and Max Ruiz.

The team will be managed by Mike Sollazzo. Last season, the Dixie Boys won their district and went on to the state tournament, where they went 2-2 before being ousted.

This season, the final one for many of the Spring Hill Dixie players, the team again looks to make a run at the state crown. Four players have varsity baseball experience. They include Townsend, who was a key cog for the Hernando Christian team that advanced to the state playoffs.

The festivities start June 25, when Spring Hill will square off with Sumter Dixie in Wesley Chapel.

Fall baseball: With the spring closing ceremonies of the West Hernando Little League fast approaching, the league is offering a one-time deal for early registration for the upcoming fall season.

If a child registers at 7 p.m. June 10 during the closing ceremonies, the fee will be dropped from $120 to $90. The $30 discount will still be taken in the form of a volunteer deposit, but when the parents fulfill that four-hour obligation, the money will be refunded.

The fee can also be completely reimbursed through the league's new system. Instead of directly paying for registration, each parent will prepay for raffle tickets for next season's raffle. With tickets selling for $5, each youth can sell the tickets to get back the fees that have been paid.

The raffle will be for a flat- screen LCD television that will be awarded during the opening ceremonies in the fall. For more information, visit

westhernandolittleleague.com.

Tennis: USTA Junior Team tennis leagues are being formed. The final registration date for the local league is June 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nature Coast Technical High. The league is for experienced youth tennis players between the ages of 10 and 18.

Coordinators Louise & John Downey are also organizing this summer's tennis camps. There will be four sessions throughout the summer vacation months at the following locations:

Nature Coast Tech (June 23-26), Brooksville Country Club (July 7-10), McKethan Park (July 15, 17, 22 and 24) and Nature Coast Tech (July 28-31).

Each camp will be in the morning and is $90 per week except for McKethan Park, which will be $50 for the four days.

For more information on either USTA Junior Team tennis or youth tennis camps, visit

louisedowney.usptapro.com or call (352) 666-0658.

BasketbalL: Brooksville Parks and Recreation is hosting the Jerome Brown Basketball Tournament on June 27-28.

The double-elimination tournament will be at the Jerome Brown Center and will include middle and high school-age players.

Cost is $240 per team with a minimum of eight players. For information, call (352) 544-5498.

Submit info, upcoming events and camps to communitysports@tampabay.com.

Lucky 13 compose Spring Hill All-Stars 06/05/08 [Last modified: Thursday, June 5, 2008 6:10pm]
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