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Two from Dragon's Dojo in Spring Hill win gold at tournament

Dragon's Dojo in Spring Hill emerged with two top competitors at last weekend's 2011 USA Tae Kwon Do State Championships in Sarasota.

The tournament was governed by the World Tae Kwon Do Federation, and it was the first time the local academy has competed under the organization.

Carlos Carasquillo and William Schook took home gold medals in their respective divisions. Carasquillo, 16, competed in the 78.1 kilogram black belt division and was barely challenged on his way to the title. Schook, 14, rolled through the 70.1-78.0 kilogram black belt division for his gold.

BRITISH SOCCER CAMP: The First Hernando Youth Soccer Club has teamed up with Challenger Sports, the top soccer club in the United States and Canada, to host a weeklong British soccer camp July 18-22 at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

Each child will work with a member of the team of more than 1,000 British coaches flown to the United States exclusively to work with these programs. Challenger Sports will hold 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.

FLAG FOOTBALL: The Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a men's four-on-four flag football league at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill starting April 29.

The league is open to men ages 18 and up. Rosters need a minimum of six players; the cost is $275 per team. Games will be played on Friday nights at the park on Deltona Boulevard. Players need to bring their own flag belts.

For information, call Harry Johnson at (352) 540-6356 or (352) 754-4031.

DUNES WOMEN'S GOLF: The Dunes Women's Golf League had its 2011 club championship over the past three weeks, with 40 of 80 eligible players competing.

Barb Breesman was crowned club champion, based on the best two out of three scores.

There were four flights of golfers. Judy Procious (169) had the lowest gross score in Flight 1, with Hazel Mazzuco (147) carding the lowest net score. In Flight 2, Arista Nolff (179) led the way with the low gross score, while Jackie McDonald (145) finished with the low net score. Flight 3's leaders were Sue Um (184) for low gross and Pat Milburn (145) for low net. The final flight leaders were Elaine Phillips (196) and Jean Berezuk (146).

The Dunes Women's League is open to any golfer 18 or older with a USGA handicap index of 38.7 or lower. The group plays a variety of games and tournaments at 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Members also participate in two travel leagues each spring/summer.

For information, call Karen Berch at (352) 382-2867.

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.

For information, call Barbara Hitzemann at (352) 442-3412 or visit kiwanisclubofbrooksville.org.

SOUTHERN HILLS 5K: The fourth annual Run through the Hills 5K at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville will be Saturday.

The goal is to raise money for the Dawn Center and increase awareness about domestic violence. All registration proceeds go to the Dawn Center and the Red Mule Runner's Club Scholarship Fund.

The race will begin at 8 a.m.; a Smile Mile Fun Run will begin at 8:45 a.m. Registration will open at 7 a.m. Entry fees are $20 in advance for the 5K or $25 on race day, and $15 in advance for the fun run or $20 on race day. A T-shirt is guaranteed to everyone who preregisters. Online registration is available at raceit.com or redmulerunners.com.

For information, call Pamela Poisson at (352) 585-2813 or Chuck Boldt at (352) 688-6484.

FASTPITCH SOFTBALL LESSONS: The Hernando County Recreation Department is offering private fastpitch softball lessons at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

The lessons are available for players ages 7 to 16. April Pelham, a certified Florida fastpitch instructor, will lead all instruction.

Lessons for hitting or catching are $20 for 30 minutes; lessons for fielding or throwing are $15 for 30 minutes. Pitching lessons are available for $20 for 30 minutes, $25 for 45 minutes or $40 for one hour.

For information, contact Penny Oliver at (352) 754-4031 or pennyo@hernandocounty.us.

TENNIS LESSONS: The Hernando County Recreation Department is offering tennis lessons at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The clinics are open to all ages and skill levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Private and group lessons are available. Every lesson will be led by a certified instructor.

The cost is $10 for one hour of group lessons and $30 for one hour of private lessons.

For information, contact Penny Oliver at (352) 754-4031 or pennyo@hernandocounty.us.

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

Two from Dragon's Dojo in Spring Hill win gold at tournament 04/07/11 [Last modified: Thursday, April 7, 2011 6:14pm]
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