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Powell football camp begins next week in Spring Hill

Powell Middle School, 4100 Barclay Road, Spring Hill, will have its Football Agility and Conditioning Camp from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday at the school's football field.

The cost is $50 per player and $25 for each sibling. Each camper will receive a Powell football T-shirt. Campers must complete all FHSAA sports paperwork, bring a copy of their insurance card and a completed registration form. Forms can be obtained at or at the school.

The camp is open to all Hernando County middle school students. For information, contact Powell coach Ron Blackwell at (352) 797-7095, ext. 230, or

TRAVEL BASEBALL: The Spring Hill Marlins Baseball 13U team is holding open tryouts.

The travel ball squad is looking for experienced and committed players for the fall season. All participating players must not turn 14 years of age before May 1, 2015. For information or to schedule a tryout, call Marlins coach Ted Leo at (352) 585-2574 or Dawn Leo at (352) 263-0131.

Also, the Spring Hill Sea Eagles, an 16-and-under AAU travel baseball team, is looking for players to complete their roster. For information, call Shawn Laferty at (813) 267-8530.

BROOKSVILLE DIXIE SOFTBALL REGISTRATION: Brooksville Dixie Softball will hold sign-ups for its fall season from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 23 and 30 at Tom Varn Park.

Registration fees are $25 for T-ball and $45 for all other age groups. For information, call Jake Garman at (352) 584-7541.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL KICKOFF PARTY: The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department will host its 2014 College Football Kickoff Party from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Jerome Brown Community Center in Brooksville.

The public is invited to wear the gear of their favorite college to kick off the 2014 season with a barbecue dinner, corn hole games, a TV raffle, a 50/50 drawing, door prizes, beer and music.

The cost is $15 per person, which includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverages.

The event is being sponsored by Pepsi, the Hernando County Gator Club, Wal-Mart, the Hernando Area Seminole Club and WWJB-AM 1450. Proceeds will benefit Friends of the Children.

For information, call Lindsay Morgan at (352) 540-3830.

KIWANIS KATCH FISHING TOURNAMENT: The Kiwanis Club of Brooksville will host the Kiwanis KATCH Fishing Tournament on Oct. 4 at Bayport Park.

For a fee of $50 per angler, competitors will receive a T-shirt and barbecue dinner after the weigh-ins. Cash payouts will be presented to the teams that finish first, second and third overall.

For entry forms, details and rules, visit kiwanisclubof Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

The tournament will help raise funds for projects supporting the youth of Hernando County. For information, call (352) 428-1418.

HERNANDO SPORTSMAN'S CLUB CLASSES: The Hernando Sportsman's Club will offer several firearms safety classes during the coming months.

The class dates are Wednesday, Aug. 16, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Oct. 18, Nov. 5, Nov. 15, and Dec. 3. Special "ladies only" firearms safety classes will be held on Sept. 20 and Dec. 20.

All classes will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hernando Sportsman's Club on 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee.

This is an introductory "First Steps" orientation class for new shooters. It will include instruction, live-fire training on the range and a lunch break. All materials and equipment will be provided, including the use of a .22-caliber firearm, ammunition, earplugs and eye protection.

The fee is $60, and completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. Preregistration is required.

The club is also holding a Gun & Knife Show at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville, in August.

The show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10 and will feature all types of new, used and antique firearms, knives and accessories for sale.

Adult admission is $6, with children ages 16 and under admitted free with an adult. Parking is free. Vendor tables are available for $60. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

For information about the show, call Randie Rickert at (352) 799-3605.

Registration for the classes and competitions can be completed by calling (352) 597-9931. For information about the club, visit or visit Hernando Sportsman's Club on Facebook.

SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES: Mang Ho Martial Arts, the Black Dragon Fighting Society and Tone U Fitness Center have partnered to offer a free bully awareness program.

From 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. each Saturday, the class will be held behind Tone U Fitness at 6254 Commercial Way in Weeki Wachee. Space is limited.

This program is designed for youths who are victims of bullying as well as parents who suspect bullying is occurring.

The class is modeled after the award-winning book Spirit of the Tiger, written by Soke Jay Blanton about his own struggles and triumphs with bullying.

For information, contact master Robert Blanton at (352) 345-1292 or Tone U Fitness at (352) 596-9996.

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

Powell football camp begins next week in Spring Hill 07/31/14 [Last modified: Thursday, July 31, 2014 4:00pm]
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