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Sports, recreation events in Hernando County

Spring Hill Dixie Softball and Baseball are having their final week of sign-ups for the spring season at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

Softball officials will be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Registration is $120 per child or $100 for those in the age 8-and-younger groups. There are divisions for children ages 5 to 18. A copy of the child's birth certificate is necessary for registration. The fee covers uniforms (shirts and socks), insurance and trophies.

Call league director Glenn Primavera at (352) 442-1957 or visit

Baseball officials will be available from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Registration is $95 per child. The fee includes a 20-game schedule, practices, uniform shirts, hats and trophies awarded at the end of the season. Discounts are available for siblings. Parents need to bring birth certificates and their children so uniforms can be sized.

Send e-mail to league director Joe Abbadessa at

AMERICAN HEROES GOLF: Marine Corps League Detachment 1002 is sponsoring the American Heroes Golf Tournament at the Dunes Golf Club at Seville, north of Weeki Wachee, on Feb. 5.

There will be a shotgun start at noon, with registration beginning at 11 a.m. Proceeds from the tournament go to veterans programs offered through the James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, scholarship aid for veterans' children and other military programs in Hernando County.

The entry deadline for the tournament is Jan. 28, with a fee of $65 per player. The cost includes range balls, a barbecue and entry into all contests. The dress code is collared shirts for men, and no denim is allowed.

Sponsors include Register Chevrolet, Autoway Ford, Skip Sponheim, and John and Sue McQuiston. There will be two $5,000 hole-in-one contests, sponsored by Crystal Chevrolet and CPA John Dougherty. There are more sponsorship opportunities available.

Call tournament director Rich Lee at (352) 650-0364 or send e-mail to

JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS: The spring league of United States Tennis Association Junior Team Tennis is set to start Feb. 5 at Nature Coast Technical High School from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Organized by Ace Performance Tennis, Junior Team Tennis age divisions range from 12-and-younger to 18-and-younger. Player levels vary from beginner to elite. The registration fee is $60, and players must be USTA members to participate.

There will be a brief informational meeting and a continental breakfast, followed by open play. Scholarships for assistance with registration costs are available through the Nature Coast Tennis Foundation.

Visit or call Louise Downey at (352) 666-0658.

HBA SPORTING CLAYS: The Hernando Builders Association is sponsoring its fifth annual "Bang Bang" Sporting Clays Tournament on Feb. 19 at Tampa Bay Sporting Clays in Land O'Lakes.

Team entries and sponsorships are available at the HBA office at 7391 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The entry fee is $99 per shooter, including coffee and doughnuts before the competition and a catered lunch and awards afterward.

A portion of the proceeds will go the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. There will also be raffles, including one for a new shotgun.

Call HBA at (352) 596-1114 or visit

HYL DIXIE BASEBALL: Hernando Youth League Dixie Baseball will have sign-ups for the spring season during January at Ernie Wever Park in Brooksville.

Officials will be available on from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 and from 10 a.m. to noon on two Saturdays, Jan. 22 and 29.

Registration is $65 per child and $60 for each additional sibling. Parents need to bring birth certificates and their children so uniforms can be sized.


HERNANDO LACROSSE CLUB: The Hernando Lacrosse Club is conducting registration for the coming season through the end of January at its practices at Veterans Memorial Park in Spring Hill.

Practices are from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, and officials will be on hand to help parents fill out paperwork and let new players watch practices. Open divisions include youth, middle school, high school boys and high school girls. The registration fee is $145 per player.

Call Mike Peterson at (352) 279-2093 or visit

HEATHER NIGHT GOLF: Toscana Crossing at the Heather, 7406 St. Andrews Blvd., north of Weeki Wachee, is hosting Night Golf under the full moon Jan. 19.

Registration begins at 6 p.m., with a shotgun start at 6:30 p.m. Greens fees for club members are $9 to walk and $13 for a cart. Nonmembers pay $16 to walk and $20 for a cart. The fees include golf, balls and prizes. Fees must be paid at registration.

Participation is limited to 72 golfers with couples, singles or foursomes all eligible to sign up. Spouses are welcome to attend a party after the golf is completed. All golfers must bring their own flashlight. Everyone is asked to bring an appetizer or dessert to share at the party. The bar will also be open.

Call (352) 596-2019 or stop by the course.

TOFTEGAARD MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation will host the 2011 Simon Toftegaard Memorial Junior Tennis Tournament on Jan. 29 and 30 at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The singles tournament is open to players up to 18 years old. The entry fee is $30 per player. Participants do not need to be U.S. Tennis Association members. The entry deadline is Saturday. The foundation is also looking for tournament sponsors.

Call Phil Zee at (352) 263-9546 or visit

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

Sports, recreation events in Hernando County 01/19/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:37pm]
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