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Springstead High's Megan Berube excels at golf tournament

Megan Berube of Spring Hill continues to show her prowess on the golf course.

At the Florida Women's State Golf Association Junior Girls' Championships, June 15 and 16 at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Pinellas County, the 15-year-old Springstead High School freshman came in fourth in her age group with a 7-over-par 147 (73-74). Alessandra Kutz of Sanford shot a 1-over 141 (72-69) to take the title.

Berube, who was a star at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics, was an immediate phenom on the prep scene for Springstead. She won the Hernando County championship over Hernando High's Lauren Shuford, who also competed in the Junior Girls' Championships.

The 18-year-old Hernando graduate shot a 26-over 166 (84-82) to finish 23rd in the 16-18 age division. Kaitlyn Price of Jacksonville Beach won top honors in that competition with a 3-over 143 (70-73).

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.

QUARRY TEMPORARILY CLOSED: The city of Brooksville's Quarry Golf Course will be closed until Nov. 1.

The course, along with the batting cages on the property, will be shut down for the summer months for improvements. Along with the improved course, the city, in association with the Hernando County Enrichment Center, will open a new emergency shelter/enrichment center/golf pro shop that will commemorate the historical significance of the mining industry in the area.

Call Mike Walker at (352) 540-3830 or visit cityofbrooksville.us.

HEATHER KICKOFF WEEKEND: The Toscana Crossing Golf Course at the Heather, 7406 St. Andrews Blvd., north of Weeki Wachee, will host a Kickoff the Holiday Weekend Breakfast Buffet and Golf Outing on July 3.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., a breakfast buffet will be available for participants. The golf will begin with a 10:30 a.m. shotgun start.

The entry fee for golf will be $3 to cover prizes, plus the cost of greens fees and cart rental. Tickets are needed for the breakfast buffet; they are $7 and are available at the clubhouse.

For information, contact Barbara Phillips at (352) 596-5344 or send e-mail to toscanacrossing@tampabay.rr.com.

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 more inflrormation, call (352) 683-1692 or e-mail conradbaseball@bellsouth.net.

Y.E.S. BOWLING EXTRAVAGANZA: The Hernando County Sheriff's Office Youth Education Services' 10th annual Bowling Extravaganza is scheduled for July 17 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way.

The $150 team entry fee covers four bowlers, a lane sponsorship, three games of bowling and shoe rentals. Register by July 2 to have team shirts printed. Businesses can sponsor a lane individually for $100. To enter without lane sponsorship, the fee is $75 for four bowlers. Individual bowlers can enter for $20.

Proceeds for this event benefit the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Youth Education Services, a nonprofit organization that develops programs for young people in the community.

Call Sue Raffensperger at (352) 754-6830, ext. 53660. A printable registration form is also available at hernandosheriff.org.

HERNANDO COUNTY SUMMER CAMPS: The Hernando County Recreation Department is holding several summer camps from June through August.

Kids can participate in the following athletic camps: basketball at Challenger K-8 School (July 5), football at Delta Woods Park (July 12), fast-pitch softball at Anderson Snow Park (July 12 or Aug. 2), baseball pitching clinic at Anderson Snow Park (July 12 or Aug. 2), tennis at Hernando Park (July 26), and volleyball at Challenger K-8 School (June 28 or July 19).

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 www.hernandocounty.us/parks_rec/Recreation.

BROOKSVILLE SUMMER CAMPS: The Brooksville Recreation Department will have several week-long summer camps at the Jerome Brown Community Center in Brooksville through August.

For $60 per camper, including lunch daily, kids have a choice of sandlot sports (July 6-9), basketball (July 12-16), soccer (July 19-23), flag football (July 26-30) and volleyball (Aug. 2-6).

All camps are open to children ages 7 and older, except for tennis camp, which has two sessions. The 9-and-older clinic is at the Jerome Brown Center; the younger-than-9 clinic is at Bud McKethan Park.

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.

YMCA SWIM TEAM: The Hernando County YMCA swim team is part of the PYP Piranhas Swim Club, a USA Swimming Club. It is a year-round competitive program designed to improve swimmers' skills.

There are two teams. The youth team, ages 7 to 13, will practice from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The high school swim team, ages 14 to 17, will practice from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The monthly fee for either team is $60 for facility members and $80 for program members. The fee includes 1½ hours of practice time and one meet a month.

All participants must be able to swim 100 yards of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke.

Contact Lisa Cunningham at the Y at (352) 688-9622 about tryouts. On the Web, visit www.suncoastymca.org.

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

Springstead High's Megan Berube excels at golf tournament 06/23/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 23, 2010 8:37pm]
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