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Spring Hill Lanes is bowled over with perfect games

Perfect games have been pouring out of Spring Hill Lanes this month at an unbelievable rate.

In the Mike's Auto Body League, three bowlers tossed 300 games March 15.

Todd Brower, Chris Polizzi and Hank Behrbom all finished the evening with one major accomplishment. For Polizzi, it was his third perfect game to go along with three other 800 series on the season. On that Tuesday night, he shot 731. Behrbom shot a perfect game en route to a 749 series.

Brower's 300 was all the more impressive when you take into account that it was his second this season and he followed it the next night in the Wednesday Mixed League with his third.

In the Mike's Auto Body League, he scored a 743 series, and the next night showed no signs of slowing down when he stepped up to a 783 series. He also had 257 and 226 games on Wednesday night.

On March 18 during the T.G.I.F. League, Johnny Zuidema III finished off the flurry with a 300, too. It was Zuidema's second in less than a month after tossing a perfect game on Feb. 25. He finished that Friday with a 764 series with games of 248 and 216.

HIGH POINT LADIES GOLF: This past month has been a competitive one for the High Point Ladies Golf League.

Things started with the two-day championship tournament March 11 and 12. The prestigious tournament was held in two parts, with both nine-hole and 18-hole events.

The nine-hole winners were Beverly Vauter (low gross score) and Helen Reynolds (low net). On the 18-hole side, the champs were Joan Kaloustian (low gross) and Dottie Mussatto (low net).

On March 14, the women got together and played a nine-hole scramble with winners being crowned on the front nine and back nine. On the front, the champs were Nancy Reeves, Cindy Williams, Dot Brown and Ockie Scache with a score of 36, and the back leaders were Delores Hartwick, Barbara Ryan, Gloria Corey, and Bernice Skinner with a total of 39.

Hartwick and Linda Roper carded the only two birdies on the day. Hartwick's came on Hole 13, a 219-yard Par 4. Roper achieved hers on Hole 1, a 116-yard Par 3.

March 21 marked a return to the norm. The nine-hole ladies and 18-hole ladies split up and played their own games.

The nine-hole women played in three groups, dropping the worst hole they played. There was a tie on Flight A between Lottie Ward, Maryann Wilkinson and Barbara Ryan (44). Flight B was won by Sharon Riedl (44), and Flight C was won by Linda Mason (45).

The annual 18-hole flag tournament took place that week as well. Each player has a flag, plays to their handicap, and places the flag in the ground when she has reached her total handicap score. The player who goes furthest wins.

First place was Jean Erber with Doris Thomas coming in a close second. Brenda Bowley placed third.

KIWANIS GOLF: The Brooksville Golf & Country Club is hosting the 41st annual Brooksville Kiwanis Golf Invitational on June 1.

The cost for entry is $75 per golfer, including golf, cart, dinner, and prizes. Shotgun start is set for 1 p.m. The format of the tournament is a four-man scramble. First come, first serve. Registration deadline is May 20.

Cash prizes, door prizes, closest-to-the-pin, and longest drive prizes will be awarded at the tournament. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

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

SOUTHERN HILLS 5K: The fourth annual "Run through the Hills" 5K at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville will be held April 9.

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

The race will begin at 8 a.m. and a Smile Mile Fun Run will also begin at 8:45 a.m. Registration will open at 7 a.m. Entry fees are $20 for the 5K or $25 on race day, and $15 for the fun run or $20 on race day. A T-shirt is guaranteed to all that pre-register. Online registration is available at or

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

FAST-PITCH SOFTBALL LESSONS: The Hernando County Department of Recreation is offering fast-pitch softball private lessons at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

The lessons are available to all players from age 7-16. April Pelham, a certified Florida fast-pitch instructor, will lead all instruction.

Private lessons for hitting or catching are $20 for 30 minutes, and private lessons for fielding or throwing are $15 for 30 minutes. Pitching lessons are available at a fee of $20 for 30 minutes, $25 for 45 minutes or $40 for one hour.

For information, contact Penny Oliver at (352) 754-4031 or

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

The clinics are available to all ages. They are open to all skill levels. 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

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

Spring Hill Lanes is bowled over with perfect games 03/29/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 7:24pm]
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