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Spring Hill wrestler wins national championship

Adding to his already impressive resume before high school, Spring Hill Wrestling Club member Josh Herrera is now a national champion, winning the 90-pound weight class at the 2008 Rocky Mountain Nationals tournament Dec. 6 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee.

It adds to his impressive performance Nov. 22 at the National Elementary & Middle School Folkstyle Duals in Fayetteville, N.C., where Herrera brought back a bronze medal for his individual performance in the 91-pound weight class and helped Team Florida place second overall in the Middle School Division.

HOCKEY: The Springstead Eagles hockey club struggled against an undefeated opponent last week and has some work to do to gain momentum at the midway point. Springstead is still looking to defend last season's state title.

The Eagles (6-3) were downed by first-place East Lake (9-0) by a final of 9-4 last Friday night. The loss drops Springstead from a tie for second place back to third. Ryan Nelson scored two of the Eagles' four goals with Joey Puricelli and Tyler Glass adding the other two.

Tonight, the team plays Manatee County in Ellenton with a chance to gain some ground before the midseason. There are now 11 games remaining before the postseason.

BASEBALL: The Brooksville Bulldogs 10 and under youth baseball club is looking for competitive, dedicated players for the upcoming spring season.

The Bulldogs are a competitive AAU travel team that includes players who won't turn 11 before May 1, 2009. For more information, contact Bruce Price at (813) 714-1054.

LITTLE BUDDIES: The city of Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department will be starting another round of Little Buddies Athletics soon.

Little Buddies Baseball is open to children age 3-5 and parent volunteers. The class runs from 5:45-6:45 p.m. every Tuesday for eight weeks starting Jan. 13 at the Jerome Brown Community Center Field in Brooksville.

Little Buddies Tennis is open to children age 4-7 and parent volunteers. This class runs from 5:45-6:45 p.m. every Monday for eight weeks starting Jan. 12 indoors at the Jerome Brown Community Center in Brooksville.

The signup fee for both classes is $50 per child, including a program T-shirt. For more information, contact Tina Nichols at (352) 544-5498.

TAE KWON DO: Dragon's Dojo of Spring Hill will be hosting 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 will be 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 four years old 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 by e-mail at carlosdragon968@aol.com.

Submit upcoming events, registrations, info to communitysports@tampabay.com.

Spring Hill wrestler wins national championship 12/18/08 [Last modified: Monday, December 22, 2008 1:49pm]
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