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YOUTH SOCCER: First Hernando Youth Soccer will hold its recreational league sign-up on Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Aug. 18 from 9 a.m-noon at Chocachatti Elementary School. From more information, go to

SENIOR SOFTBALL: The West Hernando Athletic Club for Seniors is seeking several replacement players for the season that starts Sept. 5. Teams play three games a week. Games are at 9 and 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Veterans Memorial Park on Spring Hill Drive. The schedule includes 60 games, which will be played through April, followed by playoffs in May. The WHACS is a six-team softball league for players 55 and older. The signup fee is $50 per player. Call Lloyd Rogers at 596-7412. Information is available online at

VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS: Central tryouts will run Aug. 20-22. Varsity will be at 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and junior varsity and rookie team tryouts from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. All tryouts will be at the school. The first varsity match will be Aug. 24 and the first JV/rookie match will be Aug. 27. All girls must complete and submit all athletic paperwork, including a physical, to Vickie Weaver before trying out. The paperwork is available at the front office. Call coach Weaver at 797-7020, ext. 209.

- Hernando junior varsity and rookie tryouts are Aug. 20 and 22 only. All physicals and additional paperwork must be completed in order to tryout. For times on varsity tryouts or any additional questions contact coach Cristi Charlow at (352) 585-1744.

REFEREE CERTIFICATION: The First Hernando Youth Soccer Club is holding a referee certification program Aug. 24, 25 and 31 at the Hernando Beach Coast Guard Auxiliary Building in Hernando Beach. The certification costs $60 and registrants must be 12 or older. Times for the course are: 6-10 p.m. Aug. 24; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 25; 5:30-10 p.m. Aug. 31.

Completion of the entry-level course allows participants to officiate anywhere in the state. Contact Robert Andreu for more information or register by e-mail or call (352) 683-7443.

SOCCER REGISTRATION: Recreation registration for First Hernando Youth Soccer will be held at Chocachatti Elementary on Saturday (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) and Aug. 18 (9 a.m.-noon). The season starts in November and runs to mid-February. Practice starts the week of Oct. 9. Registration costs $90 per player for micro and under-6 players; $100 for under-8 and older. Visit

FALL BALL: Signups for West Hernando Little League's fall baseball and softball teams starts Aug. 23. Registration will be taken in the clubhouse at 2313 Founder Ave., corner of Deltona Blvd. Call (352) 232-4671 for more information. Specific dates and times are: Aug. 23-24 (6:30-8:30 p.m.), Aug. 25, Sept. 1 (9 a.m.-noon), Aug. 30-31 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) Final registration is Sept. 6-7 (6:30-8:30 p.m.) and Sept. 8 (9 a.m.-noon)

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