Parrott Middle School wrapped up another football season last month, and despite the fact that it was the first campaign in 12 years without Dwayne Mobley as head coach, the Leopards' train kept rolling.
Going undefeated at 7-0, Parrott ran its winning streak to 46 consecutive games victories, with its last loss in 2006. In fact, the Leopards have won 61 of their last 62 contests, a testament to how dominant the program has been, winning 10 straight county titles.
New coach and longtime athletic director Patrick Brandhuber maintained the program's success.
The close games came in a trip to Explorer K-8 School on Oct. 9, when the Leopards edged the Bobcats by two touchdowns, 24-12, and a home game against Powell Middle School when the Panthers held down the Parrott offense. The Leopards still won, 14-8. In the ever-expanding seven-team middle school conference in Hernando County, Parrott has remained on top.
COUPLES OF HERNANDO GOLF LEAGUE: The league had its monthly tournament at Timber Greens Golf Club in New Port Richey on Nov. 12.
Dick and Mary Holstad took first place in Flight A over Dennis and Inge Weeks, who tied with Doug and Karen Cord for second. In Flight B, Jim and Christine Fuller took the championship over John and Norma Manter. Roger and Joanne McKay tied with Jim and Carol Mohan for third.
Jay and Dorothy Cleary headed the list of closest-to-the-pin winners. Jim Fuller and Inge Weeks also earned honors.
WOMEN'S 500 CLUB BOWLING TOURNAMENT: The club is holding a 9-Pin No-Tap Tournament at Mariner Lanes in Spring Hill on Dec. 2.
The tournament will begin at 1:30 p.m. and is open to all U.S. Bowling Congress and Women's Bowling Association bowlers who are members of the 500 Club. The entry fee is $17.
There will be two divisions in the handicap event. The A Division will include competitors with averages of 151 and above; the B Division will include averages of 150 and below.
The registration deadline is Monday. Entry forms can be picked up at Spring Hill Lanes or Mariner Lanes.
For information, call Sheila Wehrenberg at (352) 688-1575.
TENNIS CLINICS: Ace Performance Tennis is offering QuickStart drills every Monday at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.
From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., players will take part in drills and games designed for beginners, using the U.S. Tennis Association-approved strategies for 60-foot court players. The fee is $10 per player.
Ace Performance Tennis also offers Ladies Night Out from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Monday at Delta Woods Park.
For $10 per class, women of beginning and intermediate skill levels can learn to play in a social setting.
For information, call John or Louise Downey at (352) 666-0658 or visit louisedowney.uspta pro.com.
TOURETTE SYNDROME GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Plantation Golf Resort in Crystal River will host the inaugural Tee-Off for Tourette Celebrity Golf Tournament on Feb. 1 and 2.
Proceeds will benefit the Tourette Syndrome Association of Florida, a volunteer organization dedicated to helping individuals and families living with Tourette syndrome. The money will help send children to an annual camp, where they can be with other children with Tourette syndrome.
The basic entry fee is $500 per four-player team, which includes a hole sign and recognition in the tournament program, as well as greens fees and a cart. Other sponsorship levels include gold, platinum and event.
For $1,000, a sponsor receives the same features as with the basic fee, plus a plaque commemorating the event. For a platinum fee of $2,500, a corporate sponsor gets two four-player teams. The event sponsor fee of $5,000 includes three four-player teams and the privilege of playing the round with one of the celebrities signed up to be on hand.
Individual hole sponsorships are $250. Individual players can play for a cost of $100.
Among the celebrities expected to appear are former Buffalo Bills linebacker Darryl Talley, American Idol Season 9 contestant Dave Pittman, Kansas City Royals minor leaguer Nick DelGuidice and sports artist John Prince.
For more information, contact event chairman Gary D'Amico at (352) 527-2938 or [email protected] tampabay.rr.com.
HOLIDAY GOLF TOURNAMENT: Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville will host the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce's annual holiday tournament Dec. 6.
Sponsored by Cemex, Dyno Nobel and Thunder Bay Builders, the event will feature PGA qualifying school conditions. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with a continental breakfast served by Chick-fil-A. The shotgun start will be at 8:30.
The entry fee 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 Dawn Badami at (352) 796-0697 or visit hernandochamber.com.
Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at [email protected] or (352) 584-6337.