The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department Women's Softball League had its championship game recently, crowning Spring Hill MRI with the third title in league history.
Spring Hill MRI finished with an 18-0 record, dominating the four-team league. Boze Family Chiropractic and Wellness (8-10) attempted to upset the Spring Hill club in the title game, played June 19 at the Jerome Brown Community Center in Brooksville, but came up short in a 21-16 loss.
Patriot Lending (7-11) and Creative Environmental (1-17) were the two other teams in the field.
The Spring Hill MRI roster included Kay Cozart, Tara Renew, Trish Barthle, Jennifer Steele, Pam Smith, Heather Krasniewski, Jessica Hart, Michelle Jernigan, Lori Drenth, Alexis Russell, Natalie Durran, Whitney Sims, Denise Suiters, Charity Theiss, Mish Poder and Jamie Jernigan.
UMPIRE CLINICS: The Hernando-Sumter Umpires Association has scheduled its sixth annual umpires clinics.
The clinics are designed to train anyone who wants to become an umpire, and also can help seasoned umpires improve. Clinics will take place at the Anderson Snow Sports Complex in Spring Hill on Aug. 12 and Sept. 2, at Ernie Wever Youth Park in Brooksville on Aug. 5 and at Ridge Manor Park in Ridge Manor on Aug. 19. All sessions run from noon to 3 p.m.
The clinics are open to men and women age 16 and older. Registration will begin at 11:30 p.m. each day. There is a $20 charge for each participant, and everyone will receive a Major League Baseball rule book, along with other handouts.
With more than 90 umpires on its roster in 18 leagues throughout Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties, the association continues to grow. This year, the organization will include Mike "Bugsy" Segal, owner of umpireteacher.com, who has more than 36 years of experience in the field.
Visit hernandosumterumpire.com to register in advance. For information, call (352) 593-6998 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEST HERNANDO SENIOR SOFTBALL: The West Hernando Athletic Club for Seniors is looking for new players for its 55-and-over softball league.
Games are played on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at Veterans Memorial Park in Spring Hill. The season begins in September and ends in April. New players are invited to try out during the next two months, prior to the official start of the season.
For information, call Ray Krisa at (352) 596-7505.
POKER AND BILLIARDS FUNDRAISER: Compassion for All His Creatures, a rescue and sanctuary south of Brooksville, will have its fourth annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker and 8-Ball Billiards Tournament on July 21 at Capone's Billiards in Spring Hill.
The event will begin at 1 p.m., with $1,500 in donations to be given away; prizes will go to the top six finishers in each division. Doors will open at noon for early registration. There will be other raffles and door prizes throughout the tournament.
For information, call Peggy Ghezzi at (352) 754-9692.
HERNANDO SPORTS CAMPS: The Hernando County Department of Recreation has several sports camps available for children this summer.
The basketball camp will run for two separate weeks and be taught by Marion Jones, Michael Jones and Calvin Brown.
The clinics will put emphasis on fundamentals of the game, skill and drills, followed by scrimmage games. The fee is $65 per week, with hours from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 9 and 3 to 4 p.m. are available for an extra $10.
Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics will host the camp from July 9 to 12; the camp will be at West Hernando Middle School from July 16 to 19.
The volleyball camp has one remaining session, from July 30 to Aug. 2 at Challenger K-8, taught by Hernando High School girls volleyball coach Patti Martin and assistant Robin Bailey. The instructors will cover fundamentals with daily drills and skills, followed by interleague games.
The cost is $65 per week. Camp hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended hours of from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. for an additional $10.
The sports camp will allow kids to enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor sports activities, including basketball, flag football, tennis, dodgeball and kickball. Campers will spend each day learning the rules and playing games.
The cost is $65 for each of the two sessions, with a limit of 50 campers. The camp will take place from July 23 to 26 at West Hernando Middle School and is open to ages 8 to 14.
The activities will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with extended hours available from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. for an additional $10.
For information, call the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031 or visit hernandocounty.us/parks_rec.
SPRINGSTEAD SOCCER CONDITIONING: Springstead High School girls soccer coach Scott Wern is holding summer conditioning work from 9 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the school's soccer/football fields, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill.
The workouts are open to all potential players, including incoming freshmen, who are zoned for Springstead. Each player should bring cleats, sneakers and water.
For information, call Wern at (352) 238-4230.
YOUTH SOFTBALL CLINICS: The Spring Hill Sting travel softball team is hosting a series of clinics for youth this summer, with proceeds benefiting the club.
The clinics are being organized to teach and emphasize the basics of the game. The girls will be divided by Dixie Softball age divisions (Sweeties, Darlings, Angels and Ponytails).
Sting coach Dianne McClellan will lead the instruction, with assistance from members of the Sting. The two remaining camps run from July 11 to 13 and Aug. 1 to 3. The registration fee is $25 per player.
For information, contact McClellan at (352) 442-3047 or email@example.com.
Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 584-6337.