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Springstead wrestlers hoping for third consecutive Invitational win

Springstead Wrestling is hosting the 20th annual Springstead Invitational starting today through Saturday. All those who attend are encouraged to wear team colors of red, white and blue to the Springstead High gymnasium.

Wrestling begins at 2:30 p.m. today and at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

The Eagles are looking for their third consecutive home title in the Invitational under coach Eric Swensen. The program is coming off of a sweep of the five-team duals it held last weekend with wins over Lake Gibson, Manatee, Columbus and Durant, and first-place showing at the Gulf Holiday Duals tournament, defeating Citrus in the finals.

For more information about the wrestling program, visit us at www.springhillwrestling.com.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS: Hernando County Special Olympics hosts bocce ball at Deltona Woods Park in Spring Hill. Practices will be Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.

HCSO is also holding track and field at Springstead High starting Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. New coordinator Sine (pronounced Sheena) Murphy is looking for coaches and volunteers to help, or she will have to fold the sport until next season.

For more information, contact Murphy at (813) 918-7391.

TENNIS: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation is hosting its fourth annual Junior Invitational Tennis Tournament Jan. 24-25 at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The tournament is open to all elementary, middle and high school students. Players are required to register by Jan. 17. Entry fee is $30 and trophies will be awarded for first- and second-place finishers in each division. There will be six divisions: a boys and girls division for each school level.

For more information, contact the NCTF at (352) 666-0658 or visit www.nctf.usta.com.

BASEBALL: West Hernando Little League is hosting registration for spring 2009 today and Saturday. WHLL representatives will be at Freedom Field on Deltona Boulevard in Spring Hill for the next two weekends (Jan. 16-17 and Jan. 23-24). Every Friday, officials will be signing up youths from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Registration is also online at www.westhernandolittleleague.com. For more information, contact WHLL at (352) 232-4671.

MORE BASEBALL: Spring Hill Dixie League is also holding spring 2009 registrations this month.

Officials from the league will be available to register at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill on the following dates and times: Monday, 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Jan. 14, 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Jan. 17, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Birth certificates and children must be present at the time of registration. The fee is $100 per child which includes full uniform, insurance and a trophy.

For more information, contact Helen Keith at (352) 797-4934.

TAE KWON DO: Dragon's Dojo of Spring Hill will host 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 is 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.

Tickets for adults are $6, for children, $4; and children younger than 4 are admitted 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.

Springstead wrestlers hoping for third consecutive Invitational win 01/09/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 9:40am]
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