The Spring Hill Dixie Ponytails became the latest local softball team to clinch a spot in the Dixie World Series by winning the state title Friday over Holmes County.
Spring Hill tossed a five-inning no-hitter and dominated the Holmes team, winning the championship game 16-0 in Belleview.
Kama Woodall, Peyton Varela, Celine Kordon and Kelli Wall were the four Spring Hill hurlers who took the mound on the way to the victory, which stamped the team's ticket to Columbia County, Ga., the site of the Dixie World Series. The series will take place from July 31 to Aug. 4.
Spring Hill, which plays out of Anderson Snow Park, is now 4-0 in the postseason.
NATURE COAST TENNIS FOUNDATION DOUBLES: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation is hosting its fifth annual Junior Doubles Tennis Tournament on Sept. 25 and 26 at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.
The tournament includes male, female and mixed doubles divisions. The entry fee is $25 per player for one division and $40 to participate in two divisions. The format is best-of-three sets and double elimination. The fee includes lunch provided by sponsor Chick-fil-A and awards for the division winners.
For information, call Karen Lund at (352) 585-3733 or visit nctf.usta.com.
BROOKSVILLE RAID SOCCER: The Brooksville Raid U16 competitive girls soccer team needs players to fill out its roster for the coming season.
The Raid is a travel club that competes with experienced players ages 15 and 16.
For information, call Charles Allen at (352) 442-5825.
PHCC CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS: Pasco-Hernando Community College will have tryouts for its cheerleading team at 5:30 p.m. July 29.
The tryouts will be in the conference center at the West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road. Preparation sessions will be at 4:30 p.m. July 27 and 28, when skills required for the final tryouts will be taught.
Cheerleaders promote school spirit on campus and at all home basketball games. Team members will also support additional PHCC athletic programs, host fundraisers and participate in community service projects.
Male and female PHCC students, including incoming freshmen, returning sophomores and transfer students in good academic standing, may try out. Tryout requirements and additional information can be found at phcc.edu.
For information, call cheerleading coach Lisa Fairbanks at (727) 816-3473 or send e-mail to [email protected]
ELECTRIFIED SOFTBALL TRYOUTS: Electrified of Spring Hill is forming its roster for the 2010 fall season.
The club is a 12-and-under AAU softball team that travels for competitive play. The season starts in September.
Call Tom Ulasewich at (352) 584-5861 or Dawn Leo at (352) 585-2584.
ADULT BASEBALL: The Pasco-Hernando Area Senior Baseball League is looking for players for its 2010 season.
Players ages 18 to 65 are eligible. Games will be at Pasco-Hernando Community College in New Port Richey and other facilities in the area. The league plans to field six to eight teams, with a 15-game schedule on Sundays beginning Aug. 1.
Plans for the Labor Day Classic, Sept. 4 to 6, call for a double-elimination tournament. Games will be played at PHCC, Frank Tack Park and Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater. Registration is limited to eight teams. Discounts up to $100 are available for early registration.
For information, call (352) 683-1692 or send e-mail to [email protected]
HERNANDO COUNTY SUMMER CAMPS: The Hernando County Recreation Department is holding several summer camps through August.
Kids may participate in the following athletic camps: volleyball at Challenger K-8 School (Monday), tennis at Hernando Park (July 26), fast-pitch softball at Anderson Snow Park (Aug. 2) and a baseball pitching clinic at Anderson Snow Park (Aug. 2).
All camps are open to children ages 8 to 14. Enrollment fees vary from $20 to $135, depending on the camp.
For information, call the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031 or visit hernandocounty.us/parks_rec/Recreation.
BROOKSVILLE SUMMER CAMPS: The Brooksville Recreation Department will have several weeklong summer camps at the Jerome Brown Community Center in Brooksville through August.
For $60 per camper, including lunch daily, kids have a choice of soccer (Monday-July 23), flag football (July 26-30) and volleyball (Aug. 2-6).
All camps are open to children ages 7 and older. After-camp care is available until 5:30 p.m. for an additional cost of $25. A late fee of $10 will be charged if registration is not paid one week before the start of camp.
Call Tina Nichols at (352) 544-3835 or visit www.cityofbrooksville.us.
To notify us of community sports achievements or coming events, contact Derek J. LaRiviere at [email protected] or (352) 584-6337.