TB Financial finishes second in ISSA Tournament of Champions

TB Financial Group, a national softball team in The Villages, FL, came in 2nd place at the 2017 ISSA World Tournament of Champions. The tournament was held in Tampa, Florida beginning on Friday, January 27th – 29th. Three teams were classified in the 70 Major Plus category. Venom, Naples, FL, TB Financial, The Villages, FL, […]

Village of Virginia Trace woman gets first-ever hole-in-one

Kay Buchannan

Kay Buchannan of the Village of Virginia Trace recently enjoyed a week full of firsts. She met her first great-grandchild and made her first hole in one, on the first hole of Sarasota. “Her drive was perfect; after lightly hitting the pin, the ball dropped right into the cup,” said Buchannan’s friend Sheilah Hunter. If […]

Central Florida League Winter highlights week three

Week three action in the CFL saw three games decided by one run. CFL CarePlus got their first win of the season defeating the league’s other new team, FBC Mortgage 15-12. CarePlus was led by Dennis Bauch, who had four hits on the day. Adding three hits for the winners were: Manny Sanchez, Ed Niles, […]

Villagers enjoy thrill of Ocala Breeders’ Sales Day of Champions

Breeders Cup

Tuesday’s Ocala Breeders’ Sales Day of Champions was a treat for local horse racing fans. A couple thousand fans, including many from The Villages, enjoyed a card of 11 races, including eight pari-mutuel contests. The first seven betting races were for quarter horses. Fans from The Villages came with their spouse or joined other couples […]

Sun City Center bowler wins Senior Shoot Out at Fiesta Bowl

Jim Rhoads, of Sun City Center, started the final game of the January Senior Shoot Out at Fiesta Bowl with seven consecutive strikes and coasted to a 255 game to take the championship. Seminole’s Don MacDonald finished second with a 233 score and Summerfield’s John Pullen came in third with a 202. For Rhoads it […]

Central Florida League Winter highlights week two

Offense was the key to five of the wins in week two action as the batters found their swings. Paul Davis Restoration bested Ardens Jewelers 15-10. Doug Nantais had three hits to pace Paul Davis. Chipping two hits each were: Bob Kelly, Chick Cicatelli, Jack Nagle and Jack Rusnak. Arden got three hits from John […]

Central Florida League Winter highlights week one

The Central Florida League opened a new softball season last Tuesday with a slate of six games. Softball’s R Game pulled out a win over IHOP 8 – 7 with a five run seventh inning. SRG was led by Jim Ritchie’s 3 hits. Adding two hits were: Jim Stencil, Scott Marshall, Jerry Street, Bill Mitchell, […]