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Capone’s host WPBA Qualifier

SPRING HILL – Capone’s Billiard Lounge, 10463 County Line Rd., Spring Hill, FL 34609, is hosting the 2009 Florida State Championship on Dec. 5-6. The event serves as a Women’s Professional Billards Association (WPBA) Qualifier for the 2010 US Open, and in addition to the $500 entry Fee, a minimum of $400 will be added to the purse.
All ladies are welcome to participate in the event, regardless of professional or amateur status. No membership fee will be collected by the Ladies Spirit Tour.
Players who wish to be eligible to win the paid qualifier spot, must be active “player members” of the WPBA and proof of active membership is required. WPBA dues through a WPBA sanctioned regional tour for $25. If a player chooses to pay at this event, $35 will be collected and forwarded to the WPBA.
For additional information, contact Rocky McElroy at Capone’s at 352-688-9965.

Hernando Lacrosse Club to hold free clinics

BROOKSVILLE – The Hernando Lacrosse Club would like to invite any new or returning players out to five free open clinics. The clinics will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Veteran Memorial Park every Tuesday in December (8, 15, 22 and 29) as well as a Saturday clinic set from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. or Dec. 12t.
Coaches will be on hand for our boys’ teams, youth (4th-6th grade) middle school (7th-8th grade) and high school programs.
We also will have coaches for our girls’ high school program to talk about the up coming season that begins in mid-January.
For additional information, visit or contact Greg Longo at 352-200-6111.

Bombers 12-Under baseball team to hold tryouts

BROOKSVILLE – The Brooksville Bombers, a 12-Under traveling Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) baseball club, will be holding open tryouts for the spring 2010 season at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, Saturday, Dec. 12. and Saturday, Dec. 19 at Anderson Snow Sports Complex fields.
Players must be born on or after May 1, 1997 to be eligible. There will be 2-3 available roster spots.
The Brooksville Bombers are coming off a successful fall season going 20-9-1.
The team will begin play in late January and play a 40-game schedule, and will be going to Cooperstown, NY for a week-long tournament in the summer of 2010.
For more information, contact John Hrobuchak at 352-238-9840 or email

Senior softball players sought

SPRING HILL – The local Senior Softball League, or SSIL (senior softball invitational league), plays Tuesday and Thursday mornings beginning at 9 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Spring Hill. Anyone interested in joining our league is welcome to come and tryout on those days. We also have a website: or a domain name;
The site contains schedules, player stats, box scores, ground rules, bylaws and listings for up coming events.

Spring Hill Youth Wrestling returns

SPRING HILL – Spring Hill Youth Wrestling season runs Dec. 1 until March 18. Practices will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights at Springstead H.S. Grades K-3 will practice 6-7 p.m. Grades 4-8 will practice 7-8 p.m.
For more information, contact SHS Head Coach Swensen at 352-797-7010.

Game officials needed

BROOKSVILLE – The West Central Officials Association is looking for new and experienced football officials to work Pasco and Hernando County middle school, junior varsity and varsity contests for the 2010 season.
Tampa Bay Area Sports Officials are also seeking new and experienced flag and tackle football officials to work youth games in Hernando, Pasco and Hillsborough Counties for the 2010 flag and tackle seasons.
For more information with either association, contact Gary Stanley at 813-989-9387 or online at

Hernando Havoc seeks players

BROOKSVILLE – The Hernando Havoc, an under-11 travel ball baseball team, is looking for experienced players.
For a tryout, contact Steve DelGatto at 352-442-1750 or email at

Free vessel check

HERNANDO BEACH – The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering free vessel safety checks.
The auxiliary will come to your boat wherever you keep it.
Contact Jackie at 666-7239 to set up an appointment.
For more information on the auxiliary visit online at http:/

Rotary Club of Brooksville Golf Tournament

BROOKSVILLE – The 32nd annual Rotary Club of Brooksville Charity Golf Tournament will be held at the Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Dr., on Dec. 9.
The cost is $75 per golfer and sponsorships are available for $75. This is a fundraising event to help fund the Brooksville Rotary charitable activities.
For sponsorships and golfer registration information contact the Brooksville Rotary at 796-1143 or Jerry Sheffield at 799-2265.

Learn to scuba

SPRING HILL – Learn to scuba at the Hernando County Family YMCA. Classes begin Dec. 1 and run Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-9:30 p.m.
This course includes six class and pool sessions for ages 12 and older in good physical health and comfortable in and under the water.
There will also be classes from 8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. for ages 10 and older, plus open water dives on Thursday and Friday in the Gulf of Mexico or Rainbow River at $20 per day.
Upon completion of the classes persons will be certified as Open Water Scuba Diver, recognized worldwide.
The cost is $120 for YMCA members and $140 for non-members, plus $60 for use of scuba equipment.
Personal equipment, mask, fins and snorkel are not included, but can be purchased at a discount from instructors: Jack Farrell at 727-861-3483 or 800-633-1633 and Mark Butler at 352-214-1171, who are YMCA, PADI and NAUI instructors.
For additional information, contact Olivia Matles at the YMCA at 352-688-9622.

Registration for area adult baseball league

BROOKSVILLE – The Pasco-Hernando Area Senior Baseball League (PHASBL) is seeking players and teams for its winter 2009-10 season.
The league, comprised of players, aged 18 and older, is planning a 10-game schedule on Sundays, beginning Dec. 6.
PHASBL was originally conceived as a 30+ league, but the minimum age was lowered to 18 in order to give more players a place to play.
Discounts, up to $150, are available for early registration. To register or to get more information, contact Conrad at 683-1692 or online at

Central DECA Clubs host Bowl-A-Thon

BROOKSVILLE – Central High School’s DECA Club will be hosting a Bowl-A-Thon at Spring Hill Lanes on Saturday, Dec. 5. Check-in begins at noon followed by bowling at 1 p.m.
The cost is $20 per bowler and includes three games of bowling, rental shoes and lunch.
DECA is a marketing organization for high-school students. Proceeds from this event will benefit DECA President Michelle Venezia’s campaign for National DECA President. Corporate lane and advertisement packages are also available.
To sign-up contact Gino Ortiz at CHS at 797-7020 or online at, or Nick Catroppo at 352-585-6527 or

Girls fast-pitch softball travel ball tryouts

SPRING HILL – Team OverDrive, formally the Spring Hill Shockers, has new coaches and a new look. Tryouts are being held at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1-2 at the Anderson Snow Sports Complex for girls 9-14 years of age for 10, 12 and 14U teams.
Team OverDrive is a local team looking for players who want to be a part of a team that values hard work and discipline, along with team building and having fun.
For more information, contact Melissa Varela 352-410-8138 or email her at or visit the team Web site at

Brooksville Bulldogs seeking players

BROOKSVILLE – The Brooksville Bulldogs, who sponsors 11-year-old and 12-year-old Amateur Athletic Union (AAU)/USSSA baseball teams, is seeking a few quality baseball players to round out their spring roster.
For information on the teams and tryout dates contact Bruce Price at 1-813-714-1054 or by e-mail at

Bombers seek additional players

BROOKSVILLE – The Brooksville Bombers Under-11 travel ball team is seeking a few more players for its spring program. The Bombers are an Under-11 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team based out of Hernando County.
Players interested should contact Coach Shawn Laferty at 813-267-8530 or contact him online at

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