The number of Spring Hill softball representatives at the Dixie World Series will grow this season as two more teams were added last week after the Spring Hill Dixie Angels and Debs both clinched state titles and trips to the big tournament.
The Angels and Debs will both represent Florida in their respective World Series classifications in Vancleave, Miss., from July 31 to Aug. 4.
The Angels (ages 9-10) beat host Belleview 9-0 and ran their record to 8-0 in the postseason. Behind the strong arm of ace pitcher Abbey Primavera, the Hernando County club no-hit Belleview in the championship game. Paige Pfent provided the offense for Spring Hill with her second three-run home run of the tournament.
The Debs (ages 16-19) shut out West Pasco 4-0 in the title game at Belleview as pitchers Megan Baker and Alexis Adams shut down the opposing bats. It was the second time the Spring Hill girls defeated their rivals from West Pasco in the tournament. The first time it took extra innings to gain a 4-3 win.
DRAGON'S DOJO NATIONALS: Dragon's Dojo Martial Arts Academy of Spring Hill competed in the AAU Tae Kwon Do National Championships in Fort Lauderdale from June 28 to July 3.
Along with numerous individual awards, the school walked away with the first-place trophy for the top tae kwon do academy in the country in the forms competition.
Of the 16 students who qualified for the trip to nationals, 14 received medals in a variety of events, including Olympic sparring, forms and points sparring. Eleven of those martial artists took home gold medals in at least one of those events, and two of them won multiple golds.
Cailyn Infiesta took first in both the Olympic sparring and forms for her age group. Carlos Carrasquillo, whose father, master Carlos Carrasquillo, is the owner and instructor at the academy, earned gold in both forms and points sparring. He also took silver in Olympic sparring.
COTEEMAN TRIATHLON: The third annual Coteeman Triathlon will be Aug. 28 at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatics Center, 6335 Grand Blvd., New Port Richey.
This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the governing body of triathlons in the United States. The event features a 150-yard pool swim, a 9-mile bike course and a 3.1-mile run. It is designed for beginners who have never competed in a triathlon as well as more experienced triathletes who are looking for a sprint distance event.
For information, visit coteemantriathlon.com or call Rob Marlowe at (727) 847-2424.
Nature Coast TENNIS: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation will host its fifth annual junior doubles tournament Sept. 25-26 at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.
The tournament includes male, female and mixed doubles divisions. The entry fee is $25 per player for the first event and $40 for two events. The format is best-of-three sets and double elimination. The fee includes lunch provided by Chick-fil-A and awards for the division winners.
For information, visit nctf.usta.com or call Karen Lund at (352) 585-3733.
BROOKSVILLE RAID SOCCER: The Brooksville Raid under-16 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: Pasco-Hernando Community College is holding 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. Skills required for the final tryouts will be taught during the preparation periods.
Cheerleaders promote school spirit on campus and at all home basketball games. Team members 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 an e-mail to email@example.com.
ELECTRIFIED SOFTBALL: Electrified of Spring Hill is forming its roster for the 2010 fall season.
The club is a 12-and-under AAU team that travels for competitive play. The season starts in September.
For information, 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 played 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 played on Sundays beginning Aug. 1.
Plans for the Labor Day Classic to be played on Sept. 4-6 call for a double-elimination tournament format. 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 an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
HERNANDO SUMMER CAMPS: The Hernando County Recreation Department is holding several summer camps through August.
Kids can participate in the following athletic camps: tennis at Hernando Park (Monday), fast-pitch softball at Anderson Snow Park (Aug. 2) and baseball pitching clinic at Anderson Snow Park (Aug. 2).
All camps are open to children ages 8-14. Enrollment fees vary from $20 to $135, depending on the camp.
For information, call the Recreation Department at (352) 754-4031 or visit hernando county.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 flag football (Monday-July 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 cityofbrooksville. us.
To notify us of community sports achievements or coming events, contact Derek J. LaRiviere at email@example.com or (352) 584-6337.