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PHCC athletes play strong on the road

Over the past few weeks, Pasco-Hernando Community College athletes have attained some notable achievements.

For the 10th straight year, the Conquistadors volleyball team qualified to play in the regional playoffs. The Region 10/District P Division II playoffs were at Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, N.C., on Nov. 1 and 2.

PHCC (25-11) was the third-seeded team in the Region 10 bracket and won its first two matches over Lenoir Community College (N.C) and Louisburg (N.C.) before falling in the regional championship game to host Catawba in four sets (21-25, 27-25, 28-30, 22-25).

Jessica Amador, a sophomore libero from Oviedo, was named the Florida College System Activities Association Defensive Player of the Week in women's volleyball for games played through Oct. 19. At 5-foot-8, it was the second time this season Amador had won the honor.

Amador topped the 30-dig mark in four matches: 32 vs. Clearwater Christian, 33 vs. South Florida State College, 34 vs. Eastern Florida State College and 36 vs. St. Johns River State College. She had a total of 160 digs with an average of 7.619 per set.

The PHCC women's cross-country team traveled to Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to compete in the NJCAA 5K National Championship on Nov. 9. The Conquistadors finished in 18th place, after a 13th-place finish last year.

Consistently ranked among the top 25 during the 2013 season, PHCC was led by sophomore Samantha Greenlee (19 minutes, 24 seconds), who placed 24th individually.

SPRING HILL YOUTH WRESTLING: The Spring Hill Youth Wrestling Club will begin its winter session Tuesday.

Classes are open to all boys and girls, ages 6 and up. Additional details are available online at

For information, contact Springstead High School wrestling coach Sal Basile at (352) 585-0261 or

LIFE CENTER GOLF TOURNAMENT: The first Life Center Golf Tournament will be held on Dec. 2 at Brooksville Country Club.

Proceeds will go to the Life Center of Hernando, a shelter for young mothers and their children.

Hole-in-one and other prizes have been donated by Rick Matthews Buick, Harley-Davidson of Crystal River and Walmart. There will be gift baskets, raffles and goody bags.

The shotgun start will be at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $75 per golfer, including greens fees, cart and a barbecue lunch. The lunch is also available for nonplayers for $10. The format is a fun four-person scramble. Players may form their own teams or be paired by the tournament director.

The registration deadline is Friday, and the event is limited to 120 entries.

Sponsors are needed. Sponsorship information is available by calling Tammy Mack at (352) 600-7605. For other information, call Barbara Lemoine at (352) 597-0119.

ROTARY CLUB GOLF TOURNAMENT: The 36th annual Rotary Club of Brooksville Golf Tournament will be held at the Brooksville Country Club on Wednesday.

The shotgun start is set for 9 a.m. Entry fees are $75 per golfer, which includes green fees, cart and a barbecue lunch. Hole sponsors are available for $100, with hole sponsorship and a foursome together for $375.

The tournament includes a $10,000 hole-in-one prize provided by Brown & Brown Insurance. Additional prizes will include longest drive, closest to the pin, stick the green, door prizes and goody bags for each player. Funds raised will help the club pay for local scholarships to graduating seniors.

For information, call Karen Carpinone at (352) 754-2500.

WOMEN'S 500 CLUB BOWLING: The Hernando Women's 500 Club will hold its second tournament of the season on Dec. 1 at Mariner Lanes in Spring Hill.

The singles tournament will be handicap and sanctioned. There will be prizes and raffles. Entrants must be members of both the Women's 500 Club and the U.S. Bowling Congress.

For information, call Sheila Wehrenberg at (352) 688-1575.

WEST HERNANDO SENIOR SOFTBALL: Midway through the first half of the West Hernando Athletic Club for Seniors softball season, the combined team of Rookies Sports Bar & AFG Insurance leads the standings with a record of 12-5.

Rookies/AFG sits a game and half ahead of Bar Envy/Minerva's (10-6), with C's Pub (9-7) 2 1/2 games back. American Legion Post 186 (5-11) and Economy Insurance Mart (5-12) round out the standings.

The WHACS is a 55-and-over men's senior softball league that plays at Veterans Memorial Park in Spring Hill. For information on how to join, call league commissioner Ray Krisa at (352) 796-0575.

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

PHCC athletes play strong on the road 11/14/13 [Last modified: Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:57pm]
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