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Published Oct. 3, 2014

Springstead High School graduate Tyler Mahla, the freshman starting quarterback at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, was selected as the Sun Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 15.

The 6-foot, 170-pound signal caller from Spring Hill set a school single-game freshman passing yardage mark, going 22 of 38 for 268 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He also rushed for 85 yards on 19 carries and had two scores in the team's come-from-behind 49-48 road victory over the University of Pikeville (Ky.).

For the season, Mahla has 168 yards on the ground with two touchdowns to go with 501 yards passing, including three touchdowns and six interceptions.

PHSC BASKETBALL ALUMNI GAME: The Pasco-Hernando State College men's basketball program will host its Reunion of the Ages alumni game at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 on the West Campus in New Port Richey.

Alumni basketball players will compete with the 2014-15 men's basketball team in their first-season scrimmage.

For information or to register for the alumni game, contact coach Michael Jones at (727) 816-3340 or

PHSC RUN WITH THE QUISTAS: Pasco-Hernando State College will host its 10th annual 5K Run With the Quistas on Oct. 19 at the West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road.

The race is 8 a.m., with a Fun Run for children at 8:50.Proceeds will benefit the nationally ranked PHSC women's cross country team.

Award presentations will begin at 9:15 a.m., with prizes going to the top finishers in several categories.

The registration fee is $25 through Oct. 15 and $30 on race day. Registration is available online at, using the keyword "PHSC." Race day registration will be available from 6:30 to 7:45 a.m.

For information, contact PHSC coach Jacki Wachtel at (727) 741-1535 or

NAMI GOLF TOURNAMENT: The inaugural National Alliance for Mental Illness Golf Tournament will be on Oct. 11 at the Silverthorn Golf & Country Club, Spring Hill.

Sponsored by Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative and Florida Gas Contractors, the shotgun start will be at 8 a.m. Check-in and registration begin at 7 a.m. A post-golf lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m.

The $99-per-player fee includes 18 holes of golf, a cart and lunch. A special appearance will be made by Jay Feaster, the Tampa Bay Lightning's executive director of community hockey development.

For information, call the NAMI office at (352) 684-0004.

JUNIOR CIRCUIT TENNIS: The Junior Circuit Tennis schedule is in full swing, and the next tournament is Oct. 18 and 19 at Sugarmill Woods in Homosassa.

The event had been scheduled for Sept. 13 and 14.

Singles entries should be emailed to Judy Jeanette at as soon as possible. Doubles entries will be accepted until noon Oct. 11.

The singles fee is $25 per player, and balls will be provided. The fee for doubles is $10 for those not entered in singles; it is $5 for all entered singles players.

Tournament officials reserve the right to combine divisions and alter the format.

For information, call Jeanette at (352) 232-0321 or Rick Scholl at (352) 232-4888.

The remaining schedule includes a tournament on Nov. 22 and 23 and the Tournament of Champions on Jan. 10 and 11. All take place at Sugarmill Woods.

ALZHEIMER'S CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Alzheimer's Family Organization and Full Circle Financial will have their annual charity golf tournament Nov. 8 at Timber Greens Golf and Country Club in New Port Richey.

Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m., with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The event will consist of 18 holes of golf in a four-person scramble format. Also included is a continental breakfast, lunch by Argento's Italian Bistro, goody bags, raffles and door prizes. Cost is $85 per person.

Sponsors are needed.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and winners of the longest drive contest, closest to the pin, and a hole in one. A new car and other prizes will be provided by Friendly Kia of New Port Richey.

Full Circle Financial will sponsor a putting contest for a chance to win $10,000.

Proceeds will help people with Alzheimer's disease and their families. For information, call Kathy Montero at (727) 848-8888 or toll-free 1-888 496-8004.

LADIES GOLF LEAGUE: The Just Fore Fun Ladies Golf League is looking for new players.

Formerly playing at the Heather Golf & Country Club, north of Weeki Wachee, the league has moved to Seven Hills Golfers Club in Spring Hill while the Heather is under repair. Tee off is at 9 a.m. each Wednesday.

For information, call (352) 684-2257 or (352) 556-4008.

SUNSHINE STATE GAMES SPORT SHOOTING: The Florida Sports Foundation is holding the 2014 Series Festival on Oct. 25 at the Hernando Sportsman's Club on 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee.

Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 8. There will be several competitions.

For information, contact Sarah Kirchberg at (727) 724-3082 or

SELF-DEFENSE CLASSES: Mang Ho Martial Arts, the Black Dragon Fighting Society and Tone U Fitness Center have partnered to offer a free bully awareness program.

From 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. each Saturday, classes will be held behind Tone U Fitness at 6254 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. Space is limited.

This program is designed for youth who have been victims of bullying as well as for parents who suspect bullying is occurring.

The program is modeled after the award-winning book Spirit of the Tiger by Jay Blanton about his own struggles with bullying.

For information, contact Robert Blanton at (352) 345-1292 or Tone U Fitness at (352) 596-9996.

HERNANDO SPORTSMAN'S CLUB CLASSES: The Hernando Sportsman's Club will offer several firearms safety classes.

The class dates are Oct. 18, Nov. 5, Nov. 15 and Dec. 3. A special "ladies only" firearms safety class will be held on Dec. 20.

All classes will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hernando Sportsman's Club on 16121 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee.

This is an introductory class for new shooters. It will include instruction, live-fire training on the range and a lunch break. All materials and equipment will be provided, including the use of a .22-caliber firearm, ammunition, earplugs and eye protection.

The fee is $60, and completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit. Preregistration is required.

Registration can be completed by calling (352) 597-9931. For information about the club, visit or visit Hernando Sportsman's Club on Facebook.

Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at or (352) 584-6337.