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Spring Hill Dixie Softball season ends with tournaments

Spring Hill Dixie Softball, the home of the 2008 Florida State champion Belles All-Stars, is wrapping up its regular season with a plethora of tournaments ending Saturday.

The league will host the championship games of four tournaments (Darlings, Angels, Ponies and Belles/Debs divisions) at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill. The first of the four finals will start at 9 a.m.

Midway through the day, from 12:30 to 2 p.m., the league will hold closing ceremonies for the entire regular season. Every player will receive a trophy and first-place awards will also be handed out.

Once the last games are finished, medals will be awarded to the four tournament-winning clubs.

SUMMER CAMPS: The Brooksville Recreation Department is holding a series of athletic summer camps. The camps, at $60 each, run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

The sports include tennis (June 15-19 at McKethan Lake Park and Jerome Brown Center), baseball (June 8-12 at Tom Varn Park), golf (June 22-26 at Quarry Golf Course), volleyball (June 29-July 2 and July 6-10 at Jerome Brown), basketball (July 13-17 and July 20-24 at Jerome Brown) and flag football (July 27-31 at Jerome Brown).

Coaches and instructors include USTA representatives John and Louise Downey and former major league pitcher Mike Walker. Springstead High coach Darcy Hinton will instruct volleyball, with former Hernando High coach Marion Jones taking basketball. Fox Chapel Middle School coach Kelly Stacy will head up flag football.

For more information, contact the recreation department at (352) 540-3835.

BASKETBALL: Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church will host a basketball tournament in the church's gymnasium June 19-20.

The 3-on-3 tournament will have five-player teams. Registration forms are available in the church office and the cost is $80 per team.

The fee includes a T-shirt, lunch Saturday and a prize package for the winning team.

In addition to the tournament, there will also be a 3-point shooting contest and knockout contest for the first 16 players who sign up. Deadline to register and pay is June 16 at 5 p.m.

For more information, call Drew Taylor at (352) 796-4969.

SOCCER: The First Hernando Youth Soccer Club will host the opening qualifier of the annual 3 vs. 3 Soccer Invitational on July 27 at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill. (It was postponed from April 18.)

The tournament will set qualifiers for the regional event in Savannah, Ga. There are boys and girls age groups from U6 to U18, along with men, women and coed divisions.

The registration fee is $155 per team, which includes a tournament T-shirt and guarantees of at least four games per squad. The deadline to enter is June 20.

For more information or to register, visit E.html.

MORE SOCCER: Brooksville United Soccer Association tryouts will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. at Ernie Wever Park. Tryouts will continue through June.

For more information, tryout times and age groups, visit or call Frank Villaizan at (352) 346-4098.

Submit upcoming events, registrations, info to communitysports@tampabaycom.

Spring Hill Dixie Softball season ends with tournaments 05/28/09 [Last modified: Thursday, May 28, 2009 10:39pm]
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