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The Senior Softball Invitational League of Spring Hill began its winter season Sept. 18. The league is for players 50 and older. This year's teams include Rookies/Dr. Michael Higgins, Kokomos Pub and Grill/Chaney Chiropractic, Salute Italian Restaurant and Texas Roadhouse.


Oct. 4: Salute, 17, Kokomos/Chaney, 5; Rookies/Dr. Higgins, 11, Texas Roadhouse, 6.

Oct. 9: Texas Roadhouse, 14, Rookies/Dr. Higgins, 12; Salute, 12, Kokomos/Chaney, 7.

Oct. 11: Texas Roadhouse, 17, Kokomos/Chaney, 14; Rookies/Dr. Higgins, 13, Salute, 7.

Oct. 16: Rookies/Dr. Higgins, 7, Salute, 6; Texas Roadhouse, 12, Kokomos, 8.

Oct. 18: Kokomos/Chaney, 13, Rookies/Dr. Higgins, 12; Salute, 19, Texas Roadhouse, 12.

Oct. 23: Salute, 17, Texas Roadhouse, 4; Kokomos/Chaney, 14, Rookies/Dr. Higgins, 9.

Oct. 25: Salute, 18, Texas Roadhouse, 12; Texas Roadhouse, 19, Rookies/Dr. Higgins, 12.

The league meets at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Veterans Memorial Park in Spring Hill. For information, contact Sal Ficarra at (352) 688-1605.

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The Anderson Snow Senior Softball League began its summer season May 1. The teams, named after their managers, include John Ward, Mel/Larry Gianneschi, Kenny George and Boom Oliver. Gianneschi added "Mel" to his team's name, honoring longtime friend and former league commissioner and treasurer Mel Agotta, who died April 16.


Oct. 9: John, 19, Mel/Larry, 18; Boomer, 3, Kenny, 2.

Oct. 11: Mel/Larry, 12, Kenny, 9; John, 12, Boomer, 9.

Oct. 16: John and Kenny tied, 17-17; Mel/Larry, 15, Boomer, 8.

Oct. 18: Boomer, 14, Kenny, 7; John, 16, Mel/Larry, 7.

Oct. 23: Kenny, 20, Mel/Larry, 11; Boomer, 14, John, 2.

Oct. 30: Kenny, 16, Boomer, 6; Mel/Larry, 11, John, 10.

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Military news

Marine Corps Pfc. Lance R. Hillis recently graduated from the Basic Water Support Technician Course while assigned as a student at Marine Corps Engineer School, Camp Lejeune, N.C. Hillis and fellow students received instruction in subjects such as maintenance management, plumbing, military water supply and field sanitation. Hillis, a 2011 graduate of Hernando High School, is the son of Randy Hillis of Brooksville.

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Marine Corps Pfc. Derek E. Kito recently completed 13 weeks of basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. Kito, a 2012 graduate of Central High School, is the son of Diane and Mark E. Kito of Spring Hill.

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