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K&D Wantabees take early lead in coed softball

The K&D Wantabees beat Black Diamond 4-3 Tuesday to take an early lead in the Citrus County Parks and Recreation Division coed softball league. K&D Wantabees is the first team to reach 2-0, though Crystal Chevrolet is 1-0.

Also on Tuesday, General Nutrition evened its record at 1-1 with an 8-5 win over the Road Dogs. Games are played at 7 and 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday at Bicentennial Park in Crystal River.

League standings: K&D Wantabees 2-0, Crystal Chevrolet 1-0, General Nutrition 1-1, Road Dogs 0-1, Black Diamond 0-2.

Coed volleyball: Play began Tuesday night in the Citrus County Parks and Recreation Division's five-team coed volleyball league.

Excalibur Manufacturing beat Gator Vending 15-9, 15-12, and The Stream Team beat Florida Power 5-15, 15-12, 15-3 to start the season in the win column. Matches are played on Tuesday and Thursday nights at Bicentennial Park in Crystal River.

County softball meetings: Organizational meetings for the Citrus County Parks and Recreation Division men's and women's fall softball league will be held in early July. The men will meet July 7, the women July 14, both at 6:30 p.m. at the Lecanto Community Center.

Play will begin in August, with all games to be played at Crystal River's Bicentennial Park. Each team should send one representative to discuss rules, fees and schedules.

For more information, call 795-2202.

Softball tourney: The Crystal River Police Department Support Association will hold a men's softball tournament July 17-18 at Bicentennial Park in Crystal River. Entry is $110 and two blue dot softballs.

Teams are limited to three home runs per game. Otherwise, USSSA rules apply. Registration deadline in July 13.

For more information, call Joe Manfredo at 795-4241 or Sam Ferguson at 795-8688 or 795-3053.

Hoops shoot: The City of Inverness Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a basketball shootout July 17 to commemorate to opening of its new court at Whispering Pines Park.

The shootout, which starts at 9 a.m., will have four divisions: primary school, middle school, high school and adult. The court will be set up with shots worth one, two and three points. Participants will race the clock trying to accumulate the most points. High scores will advance to the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals for the last shootout.

Registration is being taken at the park administration office. There is a $1 entry fee. Trophies will be awarded to the finalists in each of the four divisions.

For more information, call 726-3913.