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Spring Hill teen will compete in national gymnastics event

Jacqueline Jacobs, 13, of Spring Hill is shining on the national gymnastics stage once again.

Jacobs, who trains at Suncoast Gymnastics in Port Richey, has won countless medals in the past, including the all-around title at last year's Illinois Gymnastics Institute Chicago Style Invitational, when she was a Level 9 competitor.

She will be competing at an even bigger event May 15, at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, Calif., when she fights for the title at this year's Junior Olympics National Championships. Now a Level 10 competitor, which is very high for her age, Jacobs had to qualify through state and regional meets to get to the national competition.

PHCC CHEERLEADING: Pasco-Hernando Community College is holding tryouts for its cheerleading squad at 6 p.m. May 25 in the fitness center at the West Campus in New Port Richey.

Tryout preparation sessions will be at 6 p.m. May 23 and 24. Skills required for the final tryouts will be taught during the preparation period.

Cheerleaders promote school spirit on campus and at home basketball games. Team members will also have the opportunity to 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.

Visit phcc.edu/athletics/cheerleading.

DUNES WOMEN'S GOLF: The Dunes women's league had its annual member-guest tournament April 14.

There were 72 participants in the tournament, which was played in a best-ball format. Members prepared a breakfast for everyone, and a catered lunch was provided.

The duo that came in first with low gross was Dot Cleary and her guest, Shari Pfannenstein, with a 66. They edged out Betty Richmond and her guest, Nancy Groth, (67) by one shot.

In the net scoring, the team of Bev Pickens and guest Pat Saisi placed first. Ruby Foust and Rusty Ryal came in second, with Karen Berch and Ann Piechota rounding out the top three.

Nancy Stewart and Ro Newsome won the member closest-to-the-pin awards, while Groth and Ryal took home the guest awards.

MLB HIT, PITCH & RUN: The city of Brooksville will host the Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run Competition for area youth at 1 p.m. May 14 at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville.

The event is free for all participants, but officials ask entrants to arrive early to register. All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and fill out a registration/waiver form before the start of competition.

Competitors are divided into four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 12-14. The winners will have a chance to advance through four levels of competition, including team championships at major league ballparks and the national finals at the 2011 MLB All-Star Game.

No child who participated in the event at the YMCA in Spring Hill on Sunday may participate in this event.

Call Tina Nichols at (352) 540-3835.

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

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

Sign-in is from 5 to 7 p.m. May 20; bring bikes for inspection and overnight securing. The triathlon will begin at 7:15 a.m. the next day.

Visit kidssupertriathlon.com.

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

Teams are available for kids ages 5 to 15. Registration sessions will be on the following Saturdays at Ernie Wever Park in Brooksville: May 7, May 21 and June 11.

Registration forms are available at leaguelineup.com/hylfootball. Forms must be presented at time of sign-up. The 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, is hosting the Jerome Brown Golf Classic on June 4, sponsored by Bright House Networks.

Proceeds will 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.

Call Dianna Rusk Yoder at (352) 796-2526.

BRITISH SOCCER CAMP: The First Hernando Youth Soccer Club has teamed up with Challenger Sports 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 the team of more than 1,000 British coaches being flown to the United States exclusively to work with this and other programs. Challenger Sports will have more than 3,000 camps this 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.

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.

Call Barbara Hitzemann at (352) 442-3412 or visit kiwanisclubofbrooksville.org.

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

Spring Hill teen will compete in national gymnastics event 05/03/11 [Last modified: Thursday, May 5, 2011 4:42pm]
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