On its annual trip to Fargo, N.D., the Spring Hill Wrestling Club had its usual goal: crown some more All-Americans. Cody Ross and John Dreggors accomplished that goal.
For the second year in a row at one of the toughest wrestling tournaments in the country, Ross earned All-America honors. Coming off his sophomore year at Springstead High School, Ross already has six All-America awards total, including two at the National High School Coaches Association national meet in Virginia Beach and a state individual title this past spring.
In North Dakota, Ross placed third in the 135-pound weight class in Greco-Roman wrestling. There were 51 of the top grapplers in the country in that bracket, showing just how good Ross has become.
Dreggors, a heavyweight, snagged two more All-America honors in Fargo by doing something very few can do. He placed in both the Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling competitions. He now has made four All-America lists this year after placing at Virginia Beach and winning the USA Folkstyle Nationals.
Also coming off his sophomore year at Springstead, Dreggors placed fourth in Greco-Roman (27 participants) and third in freestyle (25 participants) at 285 pounds.
LORETTA LYNN'S MX QUALIFIERS: From Aug. 2 to 7, six Hernando County motocross riders will make the trip to Hurricane Mills, Tenn., after qualifying for one of America's most prestigious national competitions, the 29th annual Air Nautiques American Motorcyclist Association Amateur National Motocross Championships.
Kory Keylon of Brooksville qualified in two events, the 250B Modified and the 450B Modified, on his Kawasaki bike. Kory's older brother, Kyle Keylon, is a pro MX rider.
Brooksville's Tyler Pantley made the field in two classes as well, in the 65 10-11 Stock and the 85 9-11 Stock. Devon Stodart of Spring Hill, who was stellar in his runup to the competition, qualified in the 51 7-8 AMA Stock 2 class.
Luke Allen of Brooksville rode his Honda on his way into the 51 4-6 Stock Multi-Speed event. Spring Hill's Shelby Quast was the lone female to qualify from the area. On her Kawasaki, she qualified for the Girls 12-15 class.
PBA SPRING HILL OPEN & PRO-AM: Spring Hill Lanes will welcome the Professional Bowlers Association Southern Regional Tour to town again this year for the 22nd annual Spring Hill Open.
The tournament will be Aug. 6 to 8 and will be sponsored by Hooters. On Aug. 6, local bowlers can compete alongside the pros in the nine-pin no-tap pro-am event.
For an entry fee of $17 for junior bowlers (youth league competitors), $25 for senior bowlers (age 55 or older) or $30 for all others, amateurs can compete on the same lanes with three different professionals. Winners will receive trophies, scholarships and/or cash prizes.
Starting Aug. 7, about 125 of the tour's best bowlers — including former champions such as Walter Ray Williams and Jason Couch — will battle for the championship. The finals should start about 2 p.m. Aug. 8.
For information, call Spring Hill Lanes at (352) 683-7272.
NATURE COAST TENNIS: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation will host its monthly mixed doubles "Round Robin Social" on Saturday at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.
The event will begin at 7 p.m., and the cost is $5 per player. All interested tennis players are invited. For information, call Louise Downey at (352) 650-6268.
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 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 event and $40 for two. The format is best of three sets and double elimination. The fee includes lunch provided by Chick-fil-A and awards for 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.
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 beginning this Sunday.
Plans for the Labor Day Classic to be played Sept. 4 to 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.
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