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Regis Lima Martial Arts teams wins big at Disney meet

Regis Lima Martial Arts, with schools in Port Richey and Spring Hill, took a team to the Disney Martial Arts Festival in Orlando in mid October and won 32 medals while competing against martial artists from around the world.

Team Lima has been participating at the Disney event since 2005.

"We are very happy with our results," master Regis Lima said. "To be a champion, first they need to respect other people and be humble. Otherwise they won't make it."

Medal winners for Team Lima included: Joelyan Mislay (two gold medals), Starlite Connolly (one gold), Kate Towne (one gold and one silver), Brandon Poire (one gold and one silver), Angelica Martello (one silver and one bronze), Amanda LoBianco (one silver and one bronze), Katie Maccia (one silver and one gold), Dylan Fawcett (one bronze and one silver), Travis Schlotter (one bronze and one silver), Kirsten Maccia (two silver), Katie Mojack (two bronze), Gage Sugg (one bronze and one silver), Jay Pelaez (one silver) and Nicholas Kallergis (one bronze and one gold).

Monster trucks: Monster Mania Madness is coming to the Hernando County Fairgrounds in Brooksville at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The show will include trucks such as three-time world champion Bear Foot, El Bandito, the General, Bad News and Gunslinger. There will be side-by-side racing, a wheelie contest and other activities.

Gates open at 6 p.m. with the Free Pit Party each night. Fans will get a chance to meet the drivers and get a close look at the trucks. Friday night is Kids Night, and the first 100 kids get a checkered flag.

Advance tickets are $10 for children ages 3 to 10 and $12 for adults. Tickets the day of the show are $12 for children ages 3 to 10 and $15 for adults. Advance tickets can be purchased at the fairgrounds.

For information, call Joy Jackson at (352) 796-4552.

Golf league: The Quarry Golf Course, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd., Brooksville, is getting ready to begin its annual Belles & Beaus League.

The league will be from 8:45 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays starting Nov. 18. Dues are $10 per week for club members and $20 per week for nonmembers. The dues include 18 holes of golf with a cart, lunch, a drink and weekly prizes. There will also be a $2 raffle drawing. The format is a blind draw scramble.

For information, call Christi Adams at (352) 540-3807.

Youth wrestling: Spring Hill Wrestling Club is starting its youth season Dec. 1.

Practices will be at Springstead High School in the wrestling room. Registration is $100.

Sign-ups will be at the door the first week of the season.

Every Tuesday and Thursday night, wrestlers from kindergarten through third grade will practice from 6 to 7 p.m. Wrestlers from fourth through eighth grade will practice from 7 to 8 p.m. The season will run until March 3.

For information, call coach Eric Swensen at (352) 797-7010.

Toys for Tots golf: Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville will sponsor a golf tournament Nov. 14 to benefit the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program and Marine Corps League Detachment 708.

Toys for Tots provides toys each holiday season to needy children in the community. The event will be a scramble format with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.; dinner will immediately follow. The cost is $75 per person. Prizes and special awards will be presented.

For information, call Toys for Tots coordinator Linda Rothenberg at (352) 688-0316 or send e-mail to Make checks or money orders payable to Hernando Toys for Tots and mail to 1421 Exotic Ave., Spring Hill, FL 34609.

DECA bowl-a-thon: A bowl-a-thon to benefit the national DECA presidential campaign for Central High School's Michelle Venezia will be Dec. 5 at Spring Hill Lanes.

There will be a 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Check-in will be at noon, with bowling at 1 p.m.

The cost will be $20 per bowler, including three games, shoes and lunch. Corporate lane sponsorship packages are available.

For information, call campaign manager Nick Catroppo at (352) 585-6527 or send e-mail to

Rotary golf fundraiser: The Rotary Club of Brooksville will have its 32nd annual charity golf tournament Dec. 9 at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive, Brooksville.

The cost is $75 per golfer. Sponsorships are also available for $75. All proceeds go to the Brooksville Rotary Club's charitable activities.

For information, call Jerry Sheffield at (352) 799-2265 or the Brooksville Rotary Club at (352) 796-1143.

Fishing tournament sponsorship: The Hogan Law Firm Charity Fishing Tournament to benefit HPH Hospice is looking for sponsors.

Last year's inaugural event had more than 50 anglers and raised more than $13,000 for hospice. The tournament casts off on April 24 from Bayport. A dinner and awards ceremony will be at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.

For information, send e-mail to Debbie Hogan at or to Jennifer Rey at, or call (352) 799-8423.

To notify us of community sports achievements or upcoming events, Derek J. LaRiviere can be reached at or (352) 584-6337.

Regis Lima Martial Arts teams wins big at Disney meet 11/03/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 7:42pm]
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