Thursday, January 18, 2018

PHCC team offers sports camps for youths in June

The Pasco-Hernando Community College athletics programs team will be hosting youth camps this month.

The volleyball team will have two volleyball camps for girls.

The Individual Skills Camp will be from 8 to 11:30 a.m. June 17 to 19 for girls ages 8 to 18 and will include training in each volleyball skill — passing, serving, hitting, setting, blocking and defense.

The Specialty Camp will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. June 17-19 for girls ages 12 to 18 and will include training in three positions: setting, hitting and defense.

Each camp is $100 per player — or both for $175 — which covers all instruction and a T-shirt. For information, contact PHCC volleyball coach Kim Whitney at (727) 816-3341 or [email protected]

The baseball team will hold a clinic from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 10-12 for boys ages 7 to 13. The camp will be at the West Campus in New Port Richey. For a fee of $75 per player, each session will include a camp T-shirt, individual instruction and games.

For information, contact PHCC baseball coach Steve Winterling at (727) 816-3362 or [email protected]

Registration forms for either camp are available online at

SPRING HILL PBA OPEN: Pro bowlers will return to Spring Hill Lanes from July 12 to 14 for the 25th annual Spring Hill Open, sponsored by Thunder Bay Builders.

A stop on the Professional Bowlers Association Southern Region Tour, the tournament is the only regular professional sporting event in Hernando County. In years past, it has featured some of the best bowlers in the sport, including Jason Couch and Patrick Allen.

To start the weekend on July 12, local bowlers can compete alongside the pros in the 9-pin No-Tap Pro-Am, sponsored by Samuel Adams Brewery.

For an entry fee of $17 for junior bowlers (youth league competitors), $25 for senior bowlers (ages 55 and older) or $30 for all others, amateurs can bowl on the same lanes with three professionals. Winners will receive trophies, scholarships or cash prizes.

Starting July 13, about 125 of the tour's best bowlers will begin battling for the tournament championship. The finals should start about 2 p.m. July 14.

For information, call Pam Hoppe at Spring Hill Lanes at (352) 683-7272.

SENIOR SOFTBALL: The West Hernando Athletic Club for Seniors is looking for new players ages 55 and older for the coming softball season, which starts in September.

The league begins open practice at 9 a.m. Monday. In case of rain, practices will start Wednesday. All current players and those looking to sign up are welcome. Practice runs through July, when teams are drafted. Scrimmage games will start in August.

Once the season starts, the league plays on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Each team plays two of those three days in a competitive but friendly environment.

For information, show up at the field once practices begin or call league commissioner Ray Krisa at (352) 596-0575.

HERNANDO FOOTBALL CAMP: Hernando High School will host a youth football skills clinic at Tom Fisher Memorial Stadium in Brooksville from July 15 to 18.

The camp will begin at 8 a.m. daily and end at 11 a.m. for children who will be in grades 6 to 8 during the 2013-14 school year. The cost is $50 per player. The four-day camp will focus on basic football skills such as speed, agility and power. The exercises will be geared to the age level and will be sport-specific.

Hernando assistant principal Lorenzo Fields will lead the clinic. Fields is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where he played quarterback from 1986 to 1990. He currently trains athletes.

Registration forms can be found on Hernando High's Edline site under the "News" link. For information, call Fields at (352) 797-7015, ext. 404.

SPRINGSTEAD BASKETBALL CAMP: Springstead High School will host two youth basketball skills clinics at the school gymnasium in Spring Hill this summer.

The first camp will run from June 24-27, and the second camp from July 22-25. Instruction will be daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with early drop-off available to parents at 8 a.m. for an additional fee.

Coaches will work with players on fundamental basketball skills such as dribbling, shooting and rebounding. The camp is open to boys and girls going into grades 2 to 7 for the 2013-14 school year.

The registration fee is $80 per camper or $65 for the child of a Hernando County School Board employee; $20 will be discounted for each additional child in the family.

For information, contact Springstead boys basketball coach Tim Plumadore at (352) 238-7536 or [email protected]

HYL FOOTBALL: Hernando Youth League is holding sign-ups for the 2013 football season.

The new registration process is online at Parents can click on the "Register" tab and choose "Player Registration." After creating a user name and password, fill out the registration form and make an online payment.

Parents will need to print the 2013 physical form and 2013 player contract. Children and parents must sign the contract and have a physician complete the physical form.

Paperwork collection dates are listed on the website. In addition to the forms to be printed, parents will need to bring their children's final report cards. Players must accompany their parents so they can be weighed and photographed.

For information, contact Natalie Kahler at [email protected]

NATURE COAST BASKETBALL CAMP: Nature Coast Technical High School will host two summer basketball skills camps for both boys and girls from age 5 to seventh grade.

The camps will be June 17-20 and July 22-25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The fee is $50 per child.

For information, call Nature Coast basketball coach David Pisarcik at (727) 385-2194.

JEROME BROWN GOLF CLASSIC: The Jerome Brown Youth Foundation will host a golf outing June 15 at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The format is a four-person scramble. Sponsored by Bright House Networks, it includes awards for the three highest-placing teams.

The entry fee is $75 per golfer, including a lunch that begins at noon, greens fees, a cart and a golf cap. Golfers may enter as a team or as individuals.

For information, call Dianna Rusk Yoder at (352) 796-2526.

WEEKI WACHEE MUSIC GOLF FUNDRAISER: The Weeki Wachee High School music department will have a golf tournament at the Toscana Crossing Golf Club, at the Heather, north of Weeki Wachee, on June 29.

The format will be two-man best ball with a shotgun start. The entry fee is $35 per person, with cash prizes awarded for first, second and third places.

Register for the tournament by contacting Toscana Crossing at (352) 596-2019. The registration deadline is June 24. Hole sponsorships are available.

For information, call Kathryn Vanderplough at (352) 340-4778.

FIREARMS CLASSES: The Hernando Sportsman's Club, on U.S. 19 north of Weeki Wachee, is offering firearms safety classes over the next few months.

The next class dates are Wednesday, July 3, July 20, Aug. 7, Aug. 17 and Sept. 4. Special "ladies only" classes will be on June 15 and Sept. 21. All classes run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The course covers lessons about the basics of firearm safety and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. The class includes practice time on the range.

Completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit.

Advance registration is required; the fee is $60 per person.

National Rifle Association certification classes are also available during June, July and August.

For information, call (352) 597-9931 or visit

Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at [email protected] or (352) 584-6337.

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