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Spring Hill racer is surprise winner at Citrus Speedway

Citrus County Speedway's racing season is in full swing, and on Saturday night there was a surprise winner in the Sheldon Palmes Insurance-sponsored mini-stocks race.

Jeff Eberly of Spring Hill, competing in his first race of the season in Week 6, started seventh in the feature. After winning his heat earlier in the evening, he knew his car was fast. But by lap five of the feature race, Eberly was in position to take the lead, passing current points leader Sonya Heater for the victory.

Other notable Hernando County finishers included Chris Ickes of Brooksville in the pro stocks event. He finished 10th out of 20 cars. T.J. Chambers of Brooksville also had a top 10 finish in the sportsmen event.

HERNANDO WRESTLING: The USA Wrestling Club is offered from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Hernando High School wrestling room.

The class is open to elementary and middle school students. The cost is $35 for an annual USA Wrestling membership card.

For information, call coach Mark Beach at (352) 797-7015, ext. 257.

KIWANIS SUPERKIDS TRIATHLON: The third annual Kiwanis SuperKids Triathlon will take place May 21 at Weeki Wachee State Park.

Limited to the first 200 participants, the event has three age groups: 5 to 8, 9 to 12 and 13 to 18. All who participate will receive an award. There will be swimming, biking and running. Helmets are required for the biking portion.

Sign-in will be from 5 to 7 p.m. May 20. Bring bikes for inspection and overnight securing. The triathlon will begin at 7:15 the next morning. For information, visit kidssupertriathlon.com.

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

Teams are available for kids ages 5 to 15. Registrations will be the following Saturdays at Ernie Wever Park in Brooksville from 9 a.m. to noon: April 16, May 7, May 21 and June 11.

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

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

JEROME BROWN GOLF: World Woods Golf Club, north of Brooksville, will play host to the Jerome Brown Golf Classic on June 4, sponsored by Bright House Networks.

Proceeds benefit the Jerome Brown Youth Foundation. For an entry fee of $65, each golfer gets 18 holes of golf, a cart, lunch and a cap. The format is a four-person scramble.

Registration is at 11:30 a.m., with lunch at noon. The shotgun start is at 1 p.m.

For information, call Dianna Rusk Yoder at (352) 796-2526.

BRITISH SOCCER CAMP: The First Hernando Youth Soccer Club has teamed up with the Challenger Sports soccer club 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 a team of more than 1,000 British coaches flown to the United States this summer. Challenger Sports will hold more than 3,000 camps during the 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 kids 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 can attend from 5 to 8 p.m. for a cost of $117.

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

FLAG FOOTBALL: The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a men's four-on-four flag football league at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill starting April 29.

The league is open to men ages 18 and older. Rosters need a minimum of six players; the cost is $275 per team. Games will be played on Friday nights at the park on Deltona Boulevard. Players need to bring their own flag belts.

For information, call Harry Johnson at (352) 540-6356 or (352) 754-4031.

KIWANIS GOLF: The Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks is hosting the 41st annual Brooksville Kiwanis Golf Invitational on June 1.

The cost is $75 per golfer, which includes golf, cart, dinner and prizes. The shotgun start is set for 1 p.m. The format of the tournament is a four-man scramble. First come, first served. The registration deadline is May 20.

Cash prizes, door prizes and prizes for closest to the pin and longest drive will be awarded. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

For information, call Barbara Hitzemann at (352) 442-3412 or visit kiwanisclubofbrooksville.org.

FASTPITCH SOFTBALL LESSONS: The Hernando County Department of Recreation is offering private fastpitch softball lessons at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

The lessons are for players ages 7 to 16. April Pelham, a certified Florida fastpitch instructor, will lead all instruction.

Private lessons for hitting or catching are $20 for 30 minutes, and private lessons for fielding or throwing are $15 for 30 minutes. Pitching lessons are available at a fee of $20 for 30 minutes, $25 for 45 minutes or $40 for one hour.

For information, contact Penny Oliver at (352) 754-4031 or pennyo@hernandocounty.us.

TENNIS LESSONS: The Hernando County Department of Recreation is offering tennis lessons at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The clinics are open to all ages and skill levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Private and group lessons are available. Every lesson will be led by a certified instructor.

The cost is $10 for one hour of group lessons and $30 for one hour of private lessons.

For information, contact Penny Oliver at (352) 754-4031 or pennyo@hernandocounty.us.

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

Spring Hill racer is surprise winner at Citrus Speedway 04/12/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 8:21pm]

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