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Nature Coast Technical High School bowling team is on a roll

Behind new coach Carrie Piechowicz, the Nature Coast Technical High School boys bowling program has started the season 4-0.

The 2007 state champions disbanded for one season, but the team seems to be back to form.

The most recent win was in a match over Tampa Jesuit at Spring Hill Lanes last week. The Sharks took two of the three baker-style games. Billy Lummus led the way for Nature Coast with two superb singles scores. He shot 258 in Game 1 and 237 in Game 2.

The five-man team is made up of Lummus, Jeff Morgan, Dalton Dokoupil, Darian Curtis and Connor Garvey and is hoping to repeat the feats attained by their predecessors. Steven Reardon, Josh Malone and Kyle Garvey are the Nature Coast varsity alternates.

GOLF LEAGUE: The Quarry Golf Course, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville, is getting ready to begin its annual Belles & Beaus League.

Starting Nov. 18, the league will play Wednesday mornings from 8:45 a.m. to noon. Dues for the league are $10 per week for club members and $20 per week for nonmembers. The dues include 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, a drink and weekly prizes. There will also be a $2 raffle drawing. The format is a blind draw scramble.

For information, call Christi Adams at (352) 540-3807.

CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS: BAAM Athletics All-Stars will be hosting cheerleading tryouts for the 2009-10 season.

Open team tryouts will be held for the following divisions: Co-Ed (ages 18 and older), Seniors (18 and younger), Juniors (12-14) and Youth (7-11). The tryouts will take place 2:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at BAAM Athletics Gym, 7814 Leo Kidd, Port Richey.

There are no fees to try out, and no cheerleading experience is required. For information, send e-mail to or visit

TENNIS LESSONS: The Hernando County Recreation Department is providing tennis lessons to interested players of all skill levels.

Lessons will be at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, and at Hernando Park, 205 E. Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Times include evening hours Monday through Friday and on Saturdays. The fees for group lessons are $10 per hour; private lessons are $30 per hour.

For information, call Penny Oliver at (352) 754-4031 or visit

TAE KWON DO LESSONS: The Hernando County Recreation Department is also providing tae kwon do lessons for ages 6 and older.

There are three class times. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, classes will be at Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill. Other classes will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Deltona Elementary School, 2055 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays at Kennedy Park, 895 Kennedy Blvd., Brooksville.

The first lesson is free. The first month is $30, and additional months are $45. The instructor is master Sam Kinard, certified by the U.S. National Taekwondo Federation and the World Taekwondo Federation.

For information, call Penny Oliver at (352) 754-4031 or visit

NATURE COAST GOLF FUNDRAISER: The Nature Coast Technical High School boys basketball team is hosting a golf fundraiser Oct. 31 at the Links Golf Club in Hudson.

The Hooters Halloween 4-Man Scramble will help raise funds for the 2009-10 season. Fees are $40 per golfer or $160 per foursome. The money includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, range balls and various Hooters gift cards and merchandise. Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams; there will also be a prize for best costume.

For information, call Nature Coast coach Dave Picarsik at (727) 385-2194.

ROTARY GOLF FUNDRAISER: The Rotary Club of Brooksville will have its 32nd annual Charity Golf Tournament on Dec. 9 at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive, Brooksville.

The cost is $75 per golfer. Sponsorships are also available for $75. All proceeds go to Brooksville Rotary Club's charitable activities.

For information, call Jerry Sheffield at (352) 799-2265 or Brooksville Rotary Club at (352) 796-1143.

FISHING TOURNAMENT SPONSORSHIP: The Hogan Law Firm Charity Fishing Tournament to benefit HPH Hospice is seeking sponsors.

Last year's inaugural event had more than 50 anglers and raised more than $13,000 for hospice. The tournament casts off on April 24 from Bayport. Afterward, there will be a dinner and awards ceremony at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.

For information, send e-mail to Debbie Hogan at or Jennifer Rey at, or call (352) 799-8423.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES GOLF FUNDRAISER: Catholic Charities will have its fifth annual golf tournament Oct. 30 at the Dunes Golf Club at Seville, north of Weeki Wachee.

The event will benefit the building of the Arnold Andrews Northern Counties Service Center to serve Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.

Registration is at 11 a.m., a buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the shotgun start at 1 p.m. For a hole in one, participants can win a Harley-Davidson "Street Bob" courtesy of Harley-Davidson of Crystal River, a new golf cart courtesy of Country Club Cars, a Mazda 6 courtesy of Ed Morse Auto Plaza or a one-year membership at the Dunes.

There will also be games, prizes and a Chinese auction.

Cost per player is $60. Registration and sponsorship opportunities are available until Oct. 26. For information, call (352) 686-9897 ext. 25.

To notify us of community sports achievements or upcoming events, Derek J. LaRiviere can be reached at or (352) 584-6337.

Nature Coast Technical High School bowling team is on a roll 10/13/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 5:11pm]
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