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Sandy's still a powerhouse in women's softball league

Four weeks into play, Sandy's Floralscape & Lawn Maintenance continues to dominate the Brooksville Recreation Department Women's Softball League.

Sandy's (7-0) swept its March 17 twin-bill with Creative Environmental Solutions (1-6) in the first game, 27-11, and Beef O'Brady's (0-5) in the second game, 28-8.

The best game of the night was the opening contest between second-place Daddy D.J. Girls (4-1) and Creative Environmental Solutions, which also played a twin-bill. Daddy D.J. pulled out a one-run victory over Creative, 10-9, to stay only one game behind Sandy's in the loss column.

WEST HERNANDO COUGARS: The West Hernando Cougars are holding a youth football minicamp April 10 and 11.

The cost for the weekend is $25, with lunch included. The camp is open to kids ages 5 to 16 at Delta Woods Park on Deltona Boulevard in Spring Hill. The purpose is to introduce the younger kids to the sport of football and to give older players additional experience with the fundamentals.

The Cougars are also still taking signups for the fall season for both cheerleading and football. Both sports cost $225 for the full season, with five age divisions: junior flyweight (5-6), flyweight (7-8), mighty mite (9-10), junior varsity (11-13) and varsity (14-16).

Anyone interested may call Bob McFarland at (352) 585-6524.

UNITED WAY GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Hernando County Association of Realtors is sponsoring its United Way Golf Tournament on April 21 at Brookridge Country Club.

The tournament is four-person Texas scramble format, beginning at 12:30 p.m. Check-in starts at 11 a.m. The entry fee is $30, covering golf and cart. Lunch is available for an additional $5. Individual golfers are welcome and will be grouped with other singles. Each foursome must consist of at least one Brookridge club member.

Sponsorships for holes, the beverage cart, the putting contest, tees and greens are available. All proceeds will go to the United Way of Hernando County.

Registration with payment is due by April 14. Make checks payable to HCAR. Credit card payments will also be accepted.

Anyone interested may call Don Forse at (352) 442-7045, John Sullivan at (352) 428-1383, Linda Vilar at (352) 799-1971, or send a fax to (352) 799-4350.

LITTLE BUDDIES ATHLETICS: The Brooksville Recreation Department is about to begin another installment of Little Buddies Athletics with two more sports.

The Little Buddies Tennis program, open to children ages 4 to 7, is designed to help parents work one on one with their children while teaching them the basics of tennis.

Beginning April 19, the tennis program will be held weekly — from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Mondays for beginners and from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. for advanced students — at the Jerome Brown Community Center in Brooksville. The camp will run for eight weeks.

The Little Buddies Baseball program, open to children ages 3 to 5, is designed to help parents work one-on-one with their children while teaching them the fundamentals of the game.

Beginning April 27, the program will be held weekly from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. on Tuesdays on the softball fields outside the Jerome Brown Community Center. The camp will run for six weeks.

Both programs cost $50 per child and include a T-shirt.

Call the Brooksville Recreation Department at (352) 540-3835.

HOSPICE GOLF TOURNAMENT: The 13th annual Hospice Benefit Golf Tournament will be April 15 at Silverthorn Country Club, south of Brooksville.

Sponsored by Gail Spada Century 21 Alliance Realty and Cindy Vanderheiden's Staging Success, the Silverthorn ladies' and men's golf associations are hosting the event to raise funds for HPH Hospice in Hernando County. Last year's net proceeds were $20,427.

The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $80 covering golf, lunch and prizes. There will be a hole-in-one contest sponsored by ReMax Marketing.

Call Bobbie Joseph at (352) 797-0846.

EDUCATION FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Hernando County Education Foundation will have its annual golf tournament May 14 at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville.

The tournament, sponsored by the construction company Skanska, is a four-person team scramble format. Entry fees are $100 per golfer or $400 per team. If a business would like to sponsor a team, the team can join for $450. The deadline for business sponsorships is May 7.

Registration opens at 11:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. Dinner, awards presentations and door prizes will be at 5:30 p.m.

Go online to www.hcsb.k12.fl.us/educationfoundation or call (352) 238-2677.

RUN 4 SHELTER: The third annual Jericho Road Ministries Run 4 Shelter 5K, 10K and 1-mile are scheduled for April 10.

Runners and walkers will meet at 7 a.m. in the Palmwood Builders lot at the entrance to River Country Estates on U.S. 19 in Spring Hill. Pre-event registration is $20; race day registration is $25. Family rates are available at $50 for three or more runners. Children under 12 pay $3.

Free T-shirts are guaranteed to runners who preregister. There are male and female divisions in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and grand masters over 60.

E-mail jministries99@tampabay.rr.com or visit Jericho-Road.net and click the Fun Run link.

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 the hospice. The tournament casts off April 24 from Bayport. A dinner and awards ceremony will be at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park after the tournament.

Send e-mail to Debbie Hogan at debbie@hoganlawfirm.com or to Jennifer Rey at jennifer@hoganlawfirm.com or call (352) 799-8423.

To notify us of community sports achievements or coming events, contact Derek J. LaRiviere at derekjlariviere@gmail.com or (352) 584-6337.

Sandy's still a powerhouse in women's softball league 03/23/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:46pm]

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