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Taylor leads Classics to victory

Jason Taylor scored all five goals as the Spring Hill Classic Soccer Club's under-15 team swept a pair of games last week, bringing its record to 4-2.

Saturday, Spring Hill beat Countryside 1-0 on Taylor's 35-yard free kick. However, Spring Hill coach Ric Taylor (Jason's father) said much of the credit belongs to the two-sweeper set-up used for the first time in that match, and to goalkeeper Mark Wismer.

"That kid played like a pro," the elder Taylor said of Wismer. "They had some hard shots at him and he saved every one."

The younger Taylor and Chris Thompson were the two sweepers, and stopper Jason Aldrich plus Mario Vasquez and Jenny O'Sullivan also keyed the defensive effort.

Sunday's game was a wild and physical affair against Temple Terrace, but the result was the same _ a one-goal victory. Taylor scored all the goals in the 4-3 win, and Mark Crotty, John Dellacona and Eric Wolf each registered an assist.

Spring Hill's next match is Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Delta Woods Park against South Fort Myers.

Meanwhile, the Spring Hill under-19 team (1-3) didn't fare as well, losing a 9-0 decision to Intermilan of Town N' Country and a 6-1 match against Winter Haven.

Under-19 coach Carlos Vasquez said his team has only three players at the age limit and a few who could play under-16.

"We're a very young team, and I expect most of these kids back next year," Vasquez said. "Next year, we'll be able to contend, but right now we're trying to stay alive."

The team will get a rematch against Intermilan at Delta Woods Park at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Football: In the North Suncoast Youth Football Conference, the West Hernando Cougar Flyweights are still unbeaten and unscored upon after a 28-0 victory over the Inverness Razorbacks on Saturday.

Darrell Scott, who had scored one touchdown the week before against Bushnell, scored three times to lead the Flyweights to their sixth straight victory.

The Mighty Mites evened their record at 3-3 with a 21-13 win, while the Pee Wees (0-6) could not complete the sweep, losing 13-0.

Also on Saturday, the Hernando Leopards Mighty Mites knocked off previously unbeaten Gainesville 38-6, and grabbed a share of first place with a 4-1 mark. It was Hernando's only win, as the Flyweights (1-4) lost 12-6 and the Pee Wees (2-3) lost 30-20.

Swimming: The Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, is conducting progressive swim lessons for ages 6 and up, with an emphasis on safety skills.

A new session will begin Oct. 27 from 6:30-7:15 p.m. and continue each Monday and Wednesday at the same time for four weeks.

Also, a four-week pre-school swimming program for children aged 3-5 years will start Oct. 27 and 28. Four sessions are available _ Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30-10 a.m., or 3:30-4 p.m.; or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5 p.m., or 6:30-7 a.m.

Cost is $15 for facility members, $30 for program members. For further information on either program, call the Hernando County Family YMCA at (904) 688-9622.

Anyone with information about Hernando County youth sports, please contact Jim Tomlin at 1-800-333-7505, ext. 6106, or Tim Buckley at 754-6117.