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Several kickball, softball teams undefeated

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The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department holds a number of adult leagues over the course of the year. Currently, kickball and softball leagues are in session.

In the four-team coed kickball league, RJ Roofing (6-0) leads the standings, followed by the Hilltop Saloon (3-3), the Flying Kintos (2-4) and Coney Island Drive Inn (1-5).

The 10-team men's softball league is headed up by two undefeated clubs: Hilltop Saloon (5-0) and Coney Island Drive Inn (6-0). Jason's Hay Bailing (3-2) is the only other team with a record currently over .500.

The women's softball league includes five teams, and the standings are led by defending champion Spring Hill MRI (7-2). The Center for Bone & Joint (4-2) is in second place.

The largest league, the 12-team coed softball league, includes two undefeated teams. Crossfit Spring Hill (6-0) and AAA White's Septic (6-0) are tied for first, one game ahead of Karma Couture/Ashley Aulls (5-1).

Kilbourne receives Dixie scholarship: On April 28, Dixie Boys Baseball announced the recipients of the organization's 2014 Bernie Varnadore National Scholarship.

Among the 11 individuals awarded national scholarships to the school of their choice was Hernando High School standout Kyle Kilbourne.

Kilbourne, who played in the Dixie All-Star Tournament under Hernando coach Tim Sims last summer, is 9-1 with a 1.24 earned run average on the mound for the state playoff-bound Hernando High Leopards (23-4) this season.

MLB local baseball events: Major League Baseball's Pitch, Hit & Run competition is coming to Brooksville at Tom Varn Park on May 10.

Starting at 3 p.m., boys and girls ages 7 to 14 will compete in the local competition for the right to advance to the region and national events.

The Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department will also host the MLB Legends of Youth Baseball Clinic at 1 p.m. Sunday.

For information, call Tiffany Taylor at (352) 540-3835 or send email to

Hernando Women's 500 bowling: The Hernando Women's 500 Club had an 8-Pin No-Tap Tournament on April 6 at Spring Hill Lanes. It was the final tournament of the season for the organization.

The field included 55 entries, and six women bowled perfect games. Headlining the group was 87-year-old Margaret Imm. Others included Amy Winkler, Cathy Sangalang, Annie Holley, Toni Young, Vanessa Klemme and tournament champion Linda Donaldson.

Donaldson won $46.08 with a four-pin edge over Klemme in the A Division. Deborah Coomer won the B Division crown and $59.20.

Pauline Valenzano won the Mystery Money drawing, Holley won the bowling gift basket and Terry Mea won the money tree.

PHSC baseball no-hitter: Pasco-Hernando State College freshman Danny Rodriguez pitched the first no-hitter in the 23-year history of the school's baseball program in the first game of a doubleheader against Morton (Ill.) College on March 26.

Rodriguez, out of Steinbrenner High School in Lutz, tossed seven innings, striking out nine, in the 13-0 win. For run support, sophomore Jose Alonzo of Nature Coast Technical High School hit a two-run homer in the first inning.

Hernando Wrestling Club: The Hernando Wrestling Club practices from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Hernando High School wrestling room in Brooksville,

Coaches David and Daniel Pritz teach youth ages 7 and up. The program utilizes positive reinforcement, camaraderie and fun as the basis for learning. Members of the high school team at Hernando also participate and coach.

The club includes members from several different high schools, middle schools and elementary schools.

For information, send email to

Hi-C football camp: The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department will hold the fourth annual Horace "Hi-C" Copeland Football Camp on May 17 at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., children ages 5 to 16 will take part in a non-contact football clinic. The camp will provide interactive football drills, life lessons and lunch. It is free to the first 300 registrants, and shirts can be pre-ordered for $10.

The event is be hosted by Horace Copeland, a former professional football player who played wide receiver in the NFL for seven seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders.

Visit for information and to register. Contact the Hernando County Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031 or visit

The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department and Horace Copeland are also on Facebook.

Springstead basketball camp: The Springstead High School boys basketball program will hold its second annual All-Skills Basketball Camp this summer.

The Eagles' coaching staff will conduct two sessions, running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The dates will be from June 16 to 19 and July 14 to 17.

Open to all boys and girls entering second to seventh grades, the cost is $80 per camper or $65 for children of Hernando County School Board employees. There are also discounts for multiple children and multiple sessions. All campers must bring their own lunch.

For information, contact Tim Plumadore at (352) 797-7010, ext. 251, or

Derek J. LaRiviere can be reached at or (352) 584-6337.

Several kickball, softball teams undefeated 04/30/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 7:13pm]
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