Spring Hill Lanes hosted the ninth annual Spring Hill Lanes Singles Championship on Nov. 23 with the best turnout in years. With 88 bowlers participating, Robert Zachman walked away with a first-place trophy and $1,100 in prize money. Zachman qualified fifth heading into the eight-man bracket-style finals before running the table for the championship.
The tournament paid the top 12 qualifying bowlers. The top eight reached the bracket-style finals, and the nine through 12 seeds were paid out in order of their preliminary totals. Brandon Curley ($135), Scot Leighly ($125), Tom Bosquez Jr. ($85) and Mike Kierzynski ($56) filled those spots.
Matthew Wooten, who lost in the final to Zachman, took second place and $600. Steve Edwards ($379), Larry Stellato ($295) and Jay Olsen ($235) rounded out the top five finishers. Shane Briggs ($190), Carl Quick ($170) and Mike Edwards struggled in the bracket format and ended up with the prize money for sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively.
Olsen was the only competitor to toss a perfect game, throwing a 300 in the opening game of qualifying that Sunday morning. Last season's Times Co-Bowler of the Year, Ryan Erbe, competed in the event also. He finished out of the money, qualifying 61st in the field. His scratch scores of 241, 202, 257, 159 and 205 were not enough to keep his run going in the handicap tournament.
BASEBALL: The Pasco-Hernando Area Senior Baseball League is seeking players and teams for its winter season, specifically players 35 years or older.
The league hopes to field at least four teams in the adult division, with a nine-game schedule beginning Sunday.
Games will be Sundays, but the league will also have a weeknight "Game of the Week" and will play on high school and park fields throughout western Pasco County as well as the Spring Hill and Brooksville areas in Hernando County.
To register, or for more information, call (352) 683-1692.
SOFTBALL: Pasco Parks and Recreation is hosting the 2009 Adult Softball League at Holiday Recreation Complex, located at 2830 Gulf Trace Boulevard in Holiday and Veterans Memorial Park, located at 14333 Hicks Road in Hudson.
Registration begins Jan. 12 at 1 p.m. and cost is $375 per team. Deadline is Feb. 4 and there will be a men's, women's, church and co-ed divisions. The season will include 10-regular season games and postseason.
For more info, call (727) 942-7439 or (727) 934-4138.
FOOTBALL: The Fellowship of Christian Sports and Activities, Inc. is looking for players to add to its eight-team league of six-on-six players.
Headed up by Chuck Howard in Clearwater, the league offers various sports while promoting Christian values.
The season begins in January and games are in Clearwater on Sundays and features teams as far north as New Port Richey and players as far north as Hernando County.
Howard will find a local team in the vicinity of the player.
For more information, log onto www.sixmantacklefootball.com or contact Howard at (727) 445-9675.
RUNNING: The Seventh Annual Chasco Main Street Mile will be March 21 at noon, starting at the Schwettman Education Center located on Grand Boulevard in New Port Richey.
Participants must register by Feb. 27. Cost is $12 for 17 and under, $17 for adults and $20 on race day. Each participant will receive a medal. Checks can be made to Gulf High School Athletic Booster Club and mailed to 5636 Alto Avenue, Port Richey, 34668.
For more info, call Gulf High at (727) 774-3300.
Times Staff Writer Mike Camunas contributed to this report. Submit upcoming events, registrations, info to firstname.lastname@example.org.