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Recreation notebook

The Hernando County Women's 500 Club 8-Pin No-Tap Tournament took place at Spring Hill Lanes on April 15.

The top four positions were paid out in Division A, and the top eight in Division B.

Sandra Lorefice came out on top in Division A with scores of 263, 227 and 259. Her handicap series of 884 edged out Gina Haywood (880) for first. Lorefice took home $45.60 for her performance, while Haywood earned $38.47. Shannon LaRiviere (879) and Theresa Matos (866) rounded out the top four. LaRiviere won $31.35, and Matos earned $27.08.

While Division A (averages over 150) included 19 participants, Division B (averages 150 or under) had a much larger field, with 38 bowlers. Yvonne Lovell emerged on top with a handicap series of 962. The score was boosted by one of six perfect games shot in the tournament. Lovell won $57 for her effort.

Trudy Kelly (951), Maida Watkins (947), Michelle Toucet (921), Ann Kelly (917), Margaret Imm (907), Nanci McGlashen (905) and Brenda Thompson (902) completed the top eight.

In addition to Lovell's 300 game, perfect games were rolled by Watkins, Toucet, Matos, Geraldine Webb, and Sandra Bock.

DUNES LADIES GOLF: The Dunes Ladies Golf League had its annual Member-Guest Tournament on April 12.

Thirty-six members competed with their 36 invited guests. Golf was followed by lunch and prizes. Many of the clubs in Hernando and Citrus counties were represented.

The sister tandem of Joy and Laura Figueredo (72) won the low gross title in Flight A, with the teams of Louise Bury and Verna Brunswick and Carol Vandenberg and Jan Bishop (63) tying for low net.

Flight B had a tie for low gross with Bev Pickens and Terri Baun and Nancy Duckworth and Sharon Helm knotted at 79. Betty Seeley and Janet Koenig (57) took home top honors for low net.

Karen Berch and Kay Martinez (84) won the Flight C low gross title; Alisa Bobinski and Angela Roberts (59) were the low net champs. Pat Milburn and Trudy Smith (89) had the low gross round in Flight D, with Maureen Sullivan and Doreen Benton (56) winning low net.

Milburn and Pat Arendt won the closest-to-the-pin prizes for members, and Jan Himmelspach and Cathy Willmore won the guest honors. Member Ruth Smith won the closest-to-the-line prize; Pat Faulks was the winner for the guests.

For information about the Dunes Ladies League, call Karen Berch at (352) 382-2867.

KIWANIS SUPERKIDS TRIATHLON: The Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill will host the fourth-annual SuperKids Triathlon at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park on May 19.

This event is free for children ages 5 to 14 who attend Hernando County schools. All participants will receive an award, with trophies for the winners in each age group. Athletes will be divided into three groups: ages 5 to 7, 8 to 10 and 11 to 14.

For information, visit There will be a mandatory pre-race check-in from 5 to 7 p.m. May 18, with the race the following morning. All races will be started by Bryan Blavatt, superintendent of schools in Hernando County.

JEROME BROWN GOLF CLASSIC: The Jerome Brown Golf Classic, sponsored by Bright House Networks, will be on June 2 at World Woods Golf Course, north of Brooksville.

The entry fee is $70 per player or $280 per foursome, which includes golf, cart, lunch and a cap. Registration is at 11:30 a.m., with lunch served at noon. The shotgun start will be at 1 p.m.

Proceeds go to the Jerome Brown Youth Foundation. Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams.

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

NAMI BOWL-A-THON: The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Hernando will host its second-annual bowl-a-thon fundraiser at 3 p.m. May 19 at Spring Hill Lanes.

To take part, the donation is $20 per bowler for three games, including bowling shoes and a chance to win gift cards, prizes and giveaways. Last year, bowlers won more than $1,000 worth of prizes. There also will be a hockey stick raffled, signed by Tampa Bay Lightning star Vincent Lecavalier.

The deadline to register is May 12. Business sponsors and prize donations are still needed. All proceeds go to NAMI Hernando, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization.

To register as an individual or team of four, call NAMI at (352) 684-0004 or LaVonne Roberts at (352) 596-1541.

QUICK START TENNIS: Ace Performance Tennis is holding Quick Start drills from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Delta Woods Park on Deltona Boulevard in Spring Hill.

The cost is $10 per player per week. Games are designed for beginners, using the U.S. Tennis Association-approved strategies for players on 60-foot courts.

Ace Performance Tennis is also offering Ladies Night Out from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays at Delta Woods Park. The cost is $10. Women of beginning and intermediate skill levels will learn to play in a fun social setting.

For information, call John or Louise Downey at (352) 666-0658 or visit

FIRST TEE SUMMER PROGRAM: The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department will begin a First Tee golf program starting the week of June 11 at the Quarry Golf Course in Brooksville.

First Tee focuses on golf and life skills instruction. The juniors program strives to instill in participants the organization's nine core values: honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment.

The cost is $60 per child per week, with ages 9 to 17 eligible. Classes will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day, Monday through Friday. Students are encouraged to bring a bottle of water with them.

Donations are welcome, including youth golf clubs, bags and balls. For information, contact Miles Groff at (352) 540-3835 or

HYL FOOTBALL: Registration for the Hernando Youth League football season will be on May 5, 12 and 19 and June 9 at Ernie Wever Youth Park in Brooksville.

Officials will be on hand from 9 a.m. to noon each day to register players. The cost is $128 per player, which includes a $3 county park usage fee. Payment may be made with cash, money order, debit card or credit card. All players must be present at registration so they can be fitted for equipment.

Space is limited, so participants are urged to sign up early. For forms and information, visit online.

For other information, call (352) 346-0000.

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

Recreation notebook 04/25/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 7:23pm]
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