Pasco-Hernando Community College men's basketball coach Bobby Bowman has announced the signing of 6-foot guard Fred Brown, a transfer from Nicholls State University. Brown, a redshirt freshman last season at Nicholls State, averaged 19 points a game while at Thibodaux (La.) High. He earned all-state honorable mention as Thibodaux advanced to the Louisiana quarterfinals. Brown is P-HCC's 10th signee.
Bowman also announced the P-HCC schedule. The first home game is Jan.
11 against South Florida Community College at the P-HCC Fitness Center. The Conquistadors open against St. Petersburg Jan.
8 in Clearwater.
9-ball tournament: This weekend, Brooksville's Candlelight Family Billiard Parlor will be more than a place to go for a friendly game of pool. It will be the site of a Southeastern 9-Ball Tournament, a two-day professional event.
The pro billiards tour started in 1982 with two tournaments and has expanded to 25 weekend men's events and 10 for women. The 1991 season started in January in Orlando, included a stop last month in Port Richey, and concludes at the end of June in Naples.
About $4,000 in prize money will be at stake in the Brooksville event.
Admission for spectators is $5 per day or $8 for both days. Action is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and continue into the night.
Frank Kovar _ owner, with Bruce Engle, of the Candlelight parlor _ said at least 30 pro players are expected. Kovar said first-place prize money will depend on the final size of the field.
Kovar said Tommy Kennedy of Tampa topped a field of 37 players and left with a $1,400 winner's check last year, when the tour played at the Candlelight hall for the first time.
Kennedy is expected to play this weekend, but Kovar said he is unsure which other pro players will participate.
When Kennedy won last year, Kovar said, he played about 150 games before working his way through the losers bracket of the double-elimination tournament.
The first player to win nine games wins the match and advances in the tourney, meaning that matches can include up to 17 games.
The Candlelight Family Billiard Parlor is located at 19223 Cortez Blvd. For more information, call (904) 754-9456.
Golf events: Summertree Golf Club and The Links Golf Club this summer are offering junior and adult golf clinics in conjunction with a family fun league.
The juniors clinic will have sessions each Tuesday, June 18-Aug. 27, and is free to boys and girls from 9 to 18 years old. Clinics start at noon and last 45 minutes to one hour.
Each junior attending at least seven of the clinics will receive two entries into a drawing for a family membership at Summertree and The Links.
Clinics for adults participating in the league also are free and will be offered Thursdays at 5:45 p.m. from June 20 to Aug. 22. Adults attending at least six of the clinics will get two entries into the drawing for a family membership at the two clubs.
The family league is planned for weekends from June 22 through Sept. 8. Play would be Saturdays or Sundays for clinic participants, who may form twosomes or foursomes with other family members to play nine holes.
"We'll do all the handicapping with team points, and families will need at least eight weeks of participation," Summertree head pro Steve Hume said. "Six weeks of scores will be used to determine prize winners, and there'll be a minimal cost of $3 with cart per person in the family league."
Juniors and adults interested may call the Summertree pro shop at (813) 856-0771 or The Links pro shop at (813) 868-1091.
Adult basketball: Registration has begun for the Hernando High Adult Summer Basketball League, sponsored by the Hernando County Recreation Division.
League play begins June 24 and ends July 30, with games on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Entry costs $125, and the deadline for fees and registration is June 14. The league is limited to eight teams. Each club must provide its own jerseys.
For more information, call Trey Crawford at (904) 796-9571 (from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.) or (904) 799-3874 (from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.).
Shooting match: The Hudson Archery Center will celebrate its grand opening this weekend with an exhibition match between staff members and Pasco Sheriff's Department officers representing the Florida Police Combat League.
The archery staff members will use bows, and the police will use pistols. They will shoot at a target 15 yards away to determine which weapon is more accurate. The exhibitions will begin at 4 p.m Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free.