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Marine Corps League sponsors golf tourney

Marine Corps League Detachment 708 is sponsoring the American Heroes Golf Tournament at the Dunes Golf Club at Seville, north of Weeki Wachee, on Feb. 5.

There will be a shotgun start at noon, with registration opening at 11 a.m.

The entry deadline is Jan. 28, with a fee of $65, which includes range balls, a barbecue and hole-in-one, longest drive and closest-to-the-pin prizes. Local sponsors include Register Chevrolet, Autoway Ford, Skip Sponheim, and John and Sue McQuiston. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

For information, call tournament director Rich Lee at (352) 650-0354 or send e-mail to

ALLEVA JR.'S FIRST 300: Just before Christmas, Tom Alleva Jr. got a wonderful gift at Spring Hill Lanes.

The veteran bowler, who had twice before thrown 11 consecutive strikes in a game, finally achieved perfection. Alleva Jr. rolled his 300 in the Wednesday Night Mixed League on Dec. 22.

Last summer, he tossed a 299 at Liberty Lanes in Pasco County, and in 2008 he threw a 290 at Spring Hill. While averaging 196 last season, he continued to improve. On Dec. 22, he had a 729 series with games of 223 and 206 to go with the 300.

HBA SPORTING CLAYS: The Hernando Builders Association is sponsoring its fifth annual "Bang Bang" Sporting Clays Tournament on Feb. 19 at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays in Land O'Lakes.

Entry for teams and sponsorship opportunities are available at the HBA office at 7391 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The entry fee is $99 per shooter, which includes coffee and doughnuts before the competition and a catered lunch and awards afterward.

A portion of the proceeds will go the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. There will also be raffles, including one for a new shotgun.

For information, call HBA at (352) 596-1114 or visit online.

HYL DIXIE BASEBALL: Hernando Youth League Dixie Baseball will have signups during January for the spring season at Ernie Wever Park in Brooksville.

Officials will be available from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 19 and 26 and from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 15, 22 and 29.

Registration is $65 per child and $60 for each additional sibling. Parents need to bring birth certificates and their children so uniforms can be sized.

For information, visit

HIGH POINT LADIES GOLF: The High Point Ladies Golf League restarted its season Jan. 3, after halting play during December because of cold weather.

The nine-hole players competed in three flights. Flight A was won by Barbara Ryan (40), with Grace Perkins (43) coming in second. In Flight B, Sharon Reidl (41) had a one-shot advantage over Barbara Leach (42). Flight C featured a tie between Linda Mason and Cecile Abbott (both shooting 49); a tiebreaker gave the edge to Mason.

In 18-hole action, two flights competed. In Flight A, Delores Hartwick (56) won over Arlene Creger (57) while, in Flight B, Brenda Bowley (49) captured a two-stroke win over Linda Roper (51).

HERNANDO LACROSSE CLUB: The Hernando Lacrosse Club will conduct registration for the coming season through the end of January at its practices at Veterans Memorial Park in Spring Hill.

Practices are from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and officials will be on hand to help parents fill out paperwork and let new players watch practices. Open divisions include youth, middle school, high school boys and high school girls. The registration fee is $145 per player.

For information, call Mike Peterson at (352) 279-2093 or visit

HEATHER NIGHT GOLF: Toscana Crossing at the Heather, 7406 St. Andrews Blvd., north of Weeki Wachee, is hosting Night Golf under the full moon Jan. 19.

Registration begins at 6 p.m., with a shotgun start at 6:30 p.m. Greens fees for club members are $9 to walk and $13 for a cart. Nonmembers pay $16 to walk and $20 for a cart. The fees include golf, balls and prizes. Fees must be paid at registration.

Participation is limited to 72 golfers with couples, singles or foursomes all eligible to sign up. Spouses are welcome to attend a party after the golf is completed. All golfers must bring their own flashlight. Everyone is asked to bring an appetizer or dessert to share at the party. The bar will also be open.

For information, call (352) 596-2019 or stop by the course.

SPRING HILL DIXIE BASEBALL: Spring Hill Dixie Baseball will have signups for the spring season in January at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

Officials will be available from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Jan. 17 and 21 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 15 and 22.

Registration is $95 per child. The fee includes a 20-game schedule, practices, uniform shirts, hats and trophies. Discounts are available for siblings. Parents need to bring birth certificates and their children so uniforms can be sized.

For information, send e-mail to Spring Hill Dixie director Joe Abbadessa at

TOFTEGAARD MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation will host the 2011 Simon Toftegaard Memorial Junior Tennis Tournament on Jan. 29 and 30 at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The singles tournament is open to players up to 18 years old. The entry fee is $30 per player. Participants do not need to be U.S. Tennis Association members. The entry deadline is Jan. 22. The foundation is also looking for tournament sponsors.

For information, call Phil Zee at (352) 263-9546 or visit

BROOKSVILLE BULLDOGS: The Brooksville Bulldogs 12-and-under and 13-and-under baseball teams are holding tryouts for the coming season.

The Bulldogs are a competitive travel baseball club based in Brooksville. The team plays doubleheaders and tournaments in Central Florida. The season begins in February and runs until December.

For information, call Bruce Price at (813) 714-1054 or send an e-mail to

UMPIRING CLINICS: The Hernando-Sumter Umpires Association, one of the largest baseball and softball umpiring associations in the state, will have four more umpiring clinics in January and February.

The classes are for men and women, ages 16 and older, who want to become baseball or softball umpires. They are for anyone with a basic knowledge of the game, but no prior experience, or for veteran umpires who want to become better.

Clinics will be Sunday at Ernie Wever Youth Park in Brooksville and Jan. 23 at Ridge Manor Park in Ridge Manor.

Two more clinics will follow in Pasco and Sumter counties: Jan. 29 at Kenny Dixon Sports Complex in Bushnell and Feb. 5 at Wesley Chapel District Park in Pasco County.

Each of the clinics will begin at noon. To register, call Jerry Theilen at (352) 428-0071 or send an e-mail to

To notify us of community sports achievements or coming events, contact Derek J. LaRiviere at or (352) 584-6337.

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