Dragon's Dojo of Spring Hill will host the 2009 Spring Hill Challenge on Jan. 24 at Powell Middle School in Brooksville.
The event is sanctioned by the AAU, the top amateur sports governing body, and is open to competitors of all skill levels. Novice, Intermediate, Advanced and Black Belt divisions are available for both forms and sparring competitions.
The cost for entry varies. For novice entrants, the fee is $35 for one event and $49 for two. For the remaining divisions, it is $49 for one or two events and $40 for a black belt team.
Spectators are welcome, and tickets for adults are $6, children are $4 and children under 4 are free. Deadline for registration is Jan. 16, and a clinic will be held at the host site Jan. 23.
For more information, visit www.dragonsdojo.com or contact Carlos Carasquillo at (352) 597-5608 or e-mail at carlos [email protected]
FOOTBALL: West Hernando traveled to Hudson for a much-anticipated slate of games with the Cobras, and HYL made the trip to Dunnellon to take on the Panthers.
The Leopards took two of the three contests, winning both the Mighty Mites and Junior Pee-Wee games. The Mighty Mites (5-1) shut out Dunnellon 13-0 while the Junior Pee-Wees (4-2) won 19-0, and both continue to contend for the Timucua Conference title. Meanwhile, the Junior Midgets (1-5) continue to improve, dropping their game by a small margin, 7-0.
The Cougars split four contests with Hudson, losing heartbreakers in the middle two divisions. The Flyweights (5-2) fell into a three-way tie for first place after their 25-13 loss to the Cobras. The Mighty Mites (4-3) were looking to keep pace with undefeated New Port Richey but were upset 14-13 by Hudson.
The Junior Flyweights (5-2) continued to look strong, maintaining a tie for first place with a 26-12 victory over the fourth-place Cobras. The Junior Varsity (7-0) annihilated Hudson 50-0 on its way toward the goal of an undefeated season.
This weekend, Marion County comes to Brooksville to host the Leopards at Hernando High, while Trinity will visit host Cougars at Central High.
TENNIS: Ace Performance Tennis is holding its annual Junior Doubles Tournament on Oct. 25-26 at Delta Woods Park.
Entry fee is $25 per person and $50 per team. Each player will receive a tournament gift, a minimum of two matches, refreshments and snacks. First and second place trophies will be awarded for each division, boys and girls doubles.
Registration deadline is Oct. 18 at 6 p.m. The entry fee is nonrefundable after this date. For registration forms and more information, visit www.louisedowney.usptapro.com or call (352) 666-0658.
MORE TENNIS: Strings and Things holds tennis lessons at Delta Woods Park on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and 8:15 to 9:15 p.m. The cost is $40 for four weeks or $15 per class.
There is also Olympic Tennis available, which is based on drills. Ages 6 and up are invited to take part in lessons on Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at the cost of $35 for four classes or $12.50 per class. For more information, call (352) 754-4031.
GOLF: The city of Brooksville Recreation Department will host Little Buddies "First Tee" Golf starting Oct. 21.
Classes will be for children ages 5-7 and 8-12 and be Tuesdays and Thursdays in The Quarry Golf Course. The program cost is $50, includes a T-shirt and runs for five weeks. For more info, contact Tina Nichols at (352) 544-5498.
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