Spring Hill Dixie Softball will be represented in the 2009 Dixie Softball World Series in Sumter, S.C., thanks to a historic run from the Angels Division (9-10) All-Stars at district and state tournaments.
The Angels went undefeated with shutouts against the two tournament fields and did not allow an opposing base runner to reach third base in any of their games. Pitcher Abbey Primavera tossed six innings of no-hit ball in the state championship game.
The championship game, held at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville, was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth when Abby Oliver knocked in the game-winning run to beat Belleview Dixie 1-0.
This is the fourth straight year that Spring Hill Softball will send a team to the World Series. In 2006, the Angels and Ponytails both won state crowns. In 2007, the Darlings won the title, and last year, the Belles made it to the national championship tournament.
The team is seeking donations to cover costs, including transportation and food. Donations can be sent to Spring Hill Dixie Softball, P.O. Box 6913, Spring Hill, FL 34608.
For more information, call Kelley Kordon at (727) 235-5546 or Katherine Munsey at (352) 263-3985.
MARTIAL ARTS: Dragon's Dojo of Spring Hill was well-represented at the 2009 AAU Youth and Adult Tae Kwon Do National Championships in Fort Lauderdale from June 30 to July 4.
Fourteen youths won medals for the local martial arts school including 11 multiple medal winners. Michelle Alfonso won gold medals in both Olympic sparring and forms. It is the second consecutive title for Alfonso in Olympic sparring, and also the second year straight she walked away with two golds around her neck.
Other first-place winners for master Carlos Carrasquillo included Cailyn Infiesta (forms), Abigail Fontano (sparring), Jennifer Zielinski (sparring), Hunter Weaver (forms), William Schook (sparring and points), Carlos Carrasquillo (points) and Eric Fontano (forms). Carrasquillo and Schook were the only two eligible in the points event since an advanced belt is required to compete.
The Dojo also received a third-place trophy for combined team points in the forms event.
TENNIS: Ace Performance Tennis will offer two more camps this summer for students interested in learning the basics.
Ace Performance welcomes youths ages 6 to 18 to sign up. Fees are $100 per camper with a $10 discount if signups occur more than two weeks before the start of the session.
The next session will be Monday through Thursday at Nature Coast Technical High, with the final session Aug. 4-7 at Brooksville Country Club. Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For more information, visit the Web site at www.louisedowney.usptapro.com or call John and Louise Downey at (352) 666-0658.
IMPACT TRAINING: Impact Training at Quail Ridge Country Club off of Shady Hills Road in Spring Hill is offering multiple fitness camps.
Competitive Junior Training Camp will be offered Monday through Thursday and July 27-30. The cost is $85. Each session lasts from 2 to 5 p.m.
Youth Summer Camp will touch on tennis, golf, swimming and overall fitness and is being offered on those same dates. Children 7 to 16 can sign up. Half-day sessions, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., are available for $75. Full days run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $140.
Interested parties can sign up online. Rainouts will be made up, but there are no refunds. If campers do not bring a lunch, lunches are offered for an additional $5 per day.
For more information on these and other Impact Training events, contact camp director Brent Wellman at (727) 919-2011 or by e-mail at wellmanb@ hotmail.com, or visit the Web site at brentwellman.com.
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