Nov 20, 2023
Managers, please inform your Players that there are still tickets available for the FHC Hall of Fame. The date is Friday December 1st, and will be held at the Springhill Suites in Lakeland, right next door to the Convention Center. The tickets ate $35 per person, and the banquet starts at 6pm. If you are interested, contact me at:
May 29, 2023
FHC Chairman Mike Knowles joins Ed and Dan on the Dugout for episode #3. Mike is a very decorated coach, official and softball player (in the Hall of Fame for all 3 disciplines), as well as a retired high school teacher and husband of 51 years. Join us as Mike, the long time and current acting Florida Half Century chairman, dives into the history of the world’s largest Half Century Softball League, speaks ...
Mar 16, 2023
Coach Mike Knowles, the Chairman for FHC Senior Softball for the past 6+ years, will be inducted into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association's National Hall of Fame on July 25 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He and his wife Sherry will attend the induction ceremonies, and bring back lots of pictures. This honor is presented across our nation recognizing the achievements in High School coaching. Awards are given to coaches in individual sports, and also for Lifetime Achievement, which is the category that Coach Knowle ...
Nov 21, 2022
MSC Photography FHC States Photography ShootsAll 4 games Dec 18/19 = $250 2 games either Saturday or Sunday $150 total Contact me to book your set .. First come, First Served.
Oct 28, 2022
Managers, Players and family members, your FHC family is teaming up with two of our best to raise Hurricane Relief Funds. Hilda and Jennis Sills will be heading up the FHC Committee, and will be coordinating our efforts to help as many families as we can.
We are asking every single FHC person to donate at least $5.00. We have several thousand people in FHC, and if every person gave $5, we would be ecstatic. We will have Fund Boxes at every Site for the upcoming November and December Tournaments. You may donate ther ...
Sep 09, 2022
LAKES LEAGUE UPPER DIVISION FALL SOFTBALL DRAFT
THERE WILL BE A DRAFT FOR FOUR TEAMS THIS FALL SEASON FOR THE LAKES LEAGUE UPPER DIVISION SOFTBALL LEAGUE.
THIS WILL BE A FUN AND COMPETITIVE LEAGUE FOR PLAYERS 50 YEARS OLD AND OVER.
THE LEAGUE WILL PLAY DOUBLE HEADER GAMES ON MONDAY MORNINGS AT PEAR PARK ON ROUTE 27, COMMENCING IN EARLY NOVEMBER UNTIL EARLY MARCH.
A TOURNAMENT/PLAYOFFS WILL FOLLOW REGULAR SEASON PLAY.
PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE DRAFT BY CONTACTING ANTHONY SPERANZA AT EMAIL ADDRESS:
FOR MORE INFOR ...
Aug 18, 2022
Men, many of you already know that I had a really bad incident happen in Lakeland on August 6th. To make a long story short, I was stepping up on a sidewalk, fell down, and tore the outside of my left leg very bad. A young woman (my Angel) rushed in, wrapped up my leg in a blanket and got me to some Emergency help. I had an emergency operation and stayed at Lakeland Regional for several days. I am home now and on the mend. Thank God for my wife Sherry.
We never expect things like thi ...
Aug 03, 2022
Guy's, it's with great sadness that I let everyone know that Ted Homer, one of our umpires and a very dear friend of mine passed away this morning due to cancer. Ted truly enjoyed umpiring and being out on the field with the guys. Ted was a very competitive person all of his life and it tore him up that he couldn't work anymore. The medications Ted was on prevented him from being able to be out in the sun for long periods of time as well, therefore he couldn't come out to the tournaments just to be around the guy's and the game. ...
Jul 06, 2022
Men, it is with tears in my eyes and a huge lump in my throat that I tell you that we lost a great friend today. Carlton Benton, our USA representative, passed away this morning. He has been my friend for almost 50 years. When I became Chairman of this FHC group, I quickly switched over to Carlton and the USA office because of my great trust in him. I just talked to his daughter Natalie, and she will get the "celebration information" to us as she plans it. I do not know who will take over his position. N ...
Jun 11, 2022
Managers, our FHC Board of Directors have not raised any fees since January of 2017. Not only that, but each Team receives 6 game balls at each tournament they play in, paid for by FHC. Also, the quality of the bracket winner shirts are better, but also cost more. We feel it is time to raise some fees, but we do not want to burden the teams with high tournament fees. We have the best game anywhere for the price, and do not want to change that.
Having said that, we all know that our economy has gotten more d ...