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Spring Hill driver wins 4th feature at Citrus track

Hernando County motor sports drivers — led by Jeff Eberly of Spring Hill — had success Saturday night at the Citrus County Speedway in Inverness.

Eberly won the mini stocks feature race at the track. The feature win was his fourth of the season after joining the schedule midway through the campaign. No other driver has more than one. After Week 11, Eberly sits 11th in the points race with 430. Sonya Heater leads with 996.

Other local participants who did well at the track were Kenny May of Spring Hill and James Ellis and Daniel Webster of Brooksville. May took fourth in the street stocks feature, while Webster placed third in the super late models race. Ellis, who has been a perennial top contender in his division, came in 10th in the modified mini stocks feature.

Among Hernando drivers, May ranks highest in the season standings. He is in fourth place in his division, with 891 points, although he has yet to win a feature race. Curtis Flanagan leads with 1,048 points. Ellis sits in seventh with 395 points in the modified mini stocks standings, fewer than 150 points behind leader Chris Allen.

COPELAND FOOTBALL CAMP: The Hernando County Recreation Department will host the Horace Copeland Football Camp on July 22-23 at Springstead High School in Spring Hill.

Copeland is a former University of Miami and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver. The clinic curriculum will be aimed at developing fundamental football skills to enhance individual and team skills at all positions.

The cost is $110 per person, with youths ages 7 to 14 welcome. The times for the camp will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. All campers will be provided an official Horace "Hi-C" Copeland camp shirt, a personalized participation certification, lunch daily, and a special autograph session with Copeland and other former pro players at the conclusion of camp.

Register online by visiting horacecopeland.com or hernandocounty.us/parks_rec, where registration and waiver forms may be printed.

Call Harry Johnson or Christie Williams at (352) 754-4031 or send e-mail to recreation@hernandocounty.us.

PHCC BASKETBALL CAMP: Pasco-Hernando Community College is offering a youth basketball camp at the West Campus in New Port Richey next week.

Sessions include emphasis on fundamental skills, individual player development and team competitions. Fees include registration, camp T-shirts and instruction.

The camp will be from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through June 16 and is open to ages 7 to 16. It will be run by PHCC coach James Johnson and assistant coach Michael Jones. The fee is $75.

All camps are open to the public. For registration forms and information, visit phcc.edu/athletics/camps.

WEST HERNANDO COUGARS: The West Hernando Cougars youth football and cheerleading program will have registration for the coming season over the next several weeks.

Officials will be at Delta Woods Park on Deltona Boulevard in Spring Hill for signups from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following dates: Saturday, June 18 and June 25.

The Cougars' season starts July 11, with a 10-game football schedule. The cheerleaders participate in competitions around the Tampa Bay area.

The football registration fee is $195 per child, with flag football $125. The fee includes rental of pads and a personalized jersey to keep. The cheerleading fee is $225 with a full uniform to keep. There is a $10 discount for every sibling also registered.

Call Bobby McFarland at (352) 585-6524 or visit West Hernando Cougars Football and Cheerleading on Facebook.

HYL FOOTBALL: The Hernando Youth League is beginning registration for the 2011 season.

Teams are available for kids ages 5 to 15. Registration will be Saturday at Ernie Wever Park in Brooksville.

Registration forms are available at leaguelineup.com/hylfootball. Forms must be presented at time of sign-up. The cost is $125, and space is limited.

For information, call Rick Hankins at (352) 346-0000 or send e-mail to popwarnerhernando@gmail.com.

FAST-PITCH SOFTBALL CLINICS: The Hernando County Recreation Department is offering fast-pitch softball clinics at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

The private lessons are for players ages 7 to 16. The clinics will be led by April Pelham, a certified Florida fast-pitch instructor with more than 20 years of experience.

The cost is $20 for a 30-minute hitting or catching lesson. It is $15 for a 30-minute fielding or throwing lesson. Pitching lessons are also available at rates of $20 for 30 minutes, $25 for 45 minutes or $40 for one hour.

Call Penny Oliver at (352) 754-4031 or send e-mail to pennyo@hernandocounty.us.

TAE KWON DO LESSONS: The Hernando County Recreation Department is offering tae kwon do lessons at two locations this summer.

On Mondays at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill, the class will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. On Fridays, the course will be at Kennedy Park in Brooksville from 6 to 8 p.m.

Both classes will be taught by master Sam Kinard; no preregistration is necessary. The curriculum focuses on learning the fundamentals of the sport, along with discipline, respect and self-control.

The class is open to ages 6 and up. The first lesson is free, with the first month costing $30. Additional months are $45.

Call Penny Oliver at (352) 754-4031 or send e-mail to pennyo@hernandocounty.us.

BRITISH SOCCER CAMP: The First Hernando Youth Soccer Club has teamed up with Challenger Sports to host a weeklong British soccer camp July 18 to 22 at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

Each child will work with a member of the team of more than 1,000 British coaches being flown to the United States exclusively to work with summer programs. Challenger Sports will hold more than 3,000 camps this summer and coach more than 120,000 children between the ages of 3 and 19.

Space is limited, and parents are encouraged to register their children as soon as possible. To attend for a half day from 9 a.m. to noon, the cost is $117 for the week for ages 5 to 18. For a full day, the fee is $165 for ages 10 to 18. Goalkeepers ages 10 to 18 may attend from 5 to 8 p.m. for a cost of $117.

Each camper will receive a T-shirt, soccer ball, poster and a personalized skills evaluation.

For information, call Robert Andreu at (813) 283-4523 or send e-mail to robertandreu@bellsouth.net. To register, visit challengersports.com.

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

Spring Hill driver wins 4th feature at Citrus track 06/08/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 8, 2011 5:17pm]

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