Nature Coast ,21, Jordan Baxter rebounds against Zephyrhills Tuesday evening in Brooksville. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

2016-17 Hernando County Boys Basketball Recaps (thru 12-06)

BOYS BASKETBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2016-17 Central Bears Head Coach – Matt Zandecki (2-1 overall) DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME/RESULT 11-22 Inverness-Citrus# Away W 65-62 11-29 Crystal River# Home W 115-111 (2 OT) 12-02 Land O’Lakes-Sunlake Home L 56-74 12-06 Lecanto# Home 7:30 p.m. 12-07 Spring Hill-Springstead* Away 7:30 p.m. 12-09 Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical#* Home 7:30 p.m. 12-13 Brooksville-Hernando#* Away 7:30 p.m. 12-14 Land O’ Lakes Home 7:30 p.m….

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Nature Coast's ,1,  Kaine McColley lays ups shot against Zephyrhills in the Class 2A, Region II Semifinals. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

2016-17 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS (thru 12-06)

BOYS BASKETBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2016-17 Hernando County Boys Basketball Regular Season Standings   PL.   TEAM   W   L   .PCT 1. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical$ 1 0 1.000 1. Brooksville-Hernando 1 0 1.000 3. Spring Hill-Springstead 0 1 .000 4. Weeki Wachee 0 2 .000 5. Brooksville-Central 0 0 .000   TOTALS (5)   2   2   .500 $ Denotes defending Hernando County champion. 2016-17…

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Hernando High's ,2, Nakayla Roberts eyes the basket at Weeki Wachee High. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

2016-17 Hernando County Girls Basketball Recaps (thru 12-05)

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2016-17 Central Bears Head Coach – Penny Gressick (12th Year: 2-4 overall)   DATE   OPPONENT   SITE   TIME/RESULT   11-15   Lecanto-Seven Rivers Christian   Home   W 48-47   11-16   Ocala-Trinity Catholic   Away   W 41-39 11-18 Weeki Wachee#* Away L 42-57 11-22 Inverness-Citrus# Home L 59-68 11-29 Crystal River# Away L 23-69 12-05 Ocala-Trinity Catholic Home L…

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Hernando High's ,21, Taylor Neblock attempts to drive past Weeki Wachee High's ,15, Brooke Murray. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

2016-17 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS BASKETBALL STANDINGS (thru 12-04)

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2016-17 Hernando County Girls Basketball Regular Season Standings RK. TEAM W L .PCT 1. Weeki Wachee 3 1 .750 2. Brooksville-Hernando 1 1 .500 2. Spring Hill-Springstead$$ 1 1 .500 4. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical$$ 1 2 .333 5. Brooksville-Central 0 1 .000 TOTALS (5) 6 6 .500 $$ Denotes defending co-Hernando County champion. 2016-17 Class 6A, District 7 Girls Basketball Regular Season Standings…

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Nature Coast Tech's ,8, Harry Flanagan attempts to flip the ball over his head while defended by Weeki Wachee High's ,11, Karsyn Roberts. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

WWHS’ Flanagan’s 37-yard free kick salvages second draw with Sharks in five days, 2-2

BOYS SOCCER NCT’s Soto scores once on PK, adds assist for hosts BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – Same verse, same as the first. That might sum up Monday night’s second meeting in five days between 3A-7 rivals Weeki Wachee and Nature Coast Technical at Shark Tank Stadium. Last Wednesday, NCT rallied from 1-0 deficit for a 1-all draw. This time, the script was flipped. Down 2-1, visiting Weeki Wachee…

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Jessica Osborne Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

2016-17 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING HONOR ROLL STATS (thru 12-04)

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING – Compiled by TONY CASTRO TOP 10 WGT NAME/SCHOOL BEN-CLN-TOT 101 Adream Jones (CEN) 95-85—180 110 *Jessica Osborne (NCT) 105-120—225 119 *Victoria Davila (NCT) 135-125—260 129 Alexis Hobbs (WW) 125-145—270 139 *Kaitlyn Pierce (NCT) 145-155—300 154 *Kaitlyn Pierce (NCT) 135-140—275 169 Hailey Barker (WW) 125-125—250 183 *Imani Powell (HER) 145-140—285 199 *Janea Mobley (HER) 130-135—265 UNL *Jouie Miller (NCT) 190-200—390# $$$ Denotes three-time state placer. * Denotes 2016…

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2/20/2010--Lakeland, Fl.--2010 FHSAA STATE WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE LAKELAND CENTER--135 - Cody Ross (SPG) vs. James Jenkins (DWY) Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO.

2016 Hernando County Sports Calendar (thru 12-10)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 12-05: BOYS SOCCER: Weeki Wachee at Nature Coast Technical, 7:30 p.m. Zephyrhills at Hernando, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER: Nature Coast Technical at Weeki Wachee, 7:30 p.m. Hernando at Zephyrhills, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL: Ocala-Trinity Catholic at Central, 7 p.m. Lecanto at Springstead, 7:30 p.m. Tampa-Adventist Academy at HCA, 6:30 p.m. GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING: Inverness-Citrus, Springstead at Weeki Wachee, 3:30 p.m. 12-06:…

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Hernando High's Heaven Leigh Jackson pins Weeki Wachee High's Jordan Bray at 106 pounds. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Chargers rally past Leopards for WW Duals V crown, 49-21

WRESTLING 3A-6 Strawberry Crest rallies from 6-0 deficit over HHS with 7 straight wins BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com WEEKI WACHEE – With last year’s third-place finish in the Class 3A, District 6 Tourney in Polk County in the rearview mirror, Strawberry Crest’s wrestling team surged past Hernando to capture this weekend’s Weeki Wachee Duals V Wrestling Tournament. The Chargers, who totaled 126.0 points last winter in Lakeland, well behind district…

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Jouie Miller

Nature Coast Technical, Weeki Wachee at Springstead GWL tri-meet results

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING 11-30: Nature Coast Technical, Weeki Wachee at Springstead tri-meet Nature Coast Technical (NCT) 62, Weeki Wachee (WW) 33, Springstead (SPG) 9. Final Individual Results: (Top 4 scores count toward team score. Points based on 5-3-2-1 system). 101 – 1. Al Janal Anthony (NCT) 75-75—150, 2. Lauren Stoker (WW) 60-65—125. 110 – 1. Jessica Osborne (NCT) 105-120—225, 2. Sarah O’Connell (WW) 95-110—205, 3. Kaitlyn Clemons (WW) 95-90—185, 4. Aryana…

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Rd 1, Cody Maniates, Dominick Venturi, American Heritage. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Expect the unexpected during season-opening Weeki Wachee Duals V

WRESTLING Defending tourney champ Belleview returns 2 state qualifiers BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com The fifth installment of the Weeki Wachee Duals Tournament will officially kickoff the 44th season of Hernando County prep wrestling beginning Friday at 2 p.m. across four mats at the Hornets’ Nest gymnasium, 12150 Vespa Way, Weeki Wachee. Saturday’s action begins at 10 a.m. Admission cost is $5 per person per day. Though two teams – New…

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Rd 1, Harry Williams, Brandon Petit, Miami Jackson Senior. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Eagles, Leopards seek return to mat prominence

WRESTLING Behind HOF skipper Levija, SHS hunts 2A-5 crown while HHS pursues 1A-6 BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Year 44 of Hernando County wrestling – the county’s most successful sport – begins with a makeover featuring three new coaches at the helm across five campuses. Though Weeki Wachee enjoyed a breakout 2015-16 campaign, June’s commencement exercises strafed the Hornets’ roster. Here’s a peek at each local program. Leopards: 13 returning lettermen…

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Nature Coast Tech goal keeper Brian Urling has this Weeki Wachee shot just slip by for the Nature Coasts lone goal . Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Down three starters, NCT rallies for second-half draw at Weeki Wachee, 1-1

BOYS SOCCER After being out-shot in first half, 12-2, Stulec-to-Reid combo ties match BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com WEEKI WACHEE – On an odd evening, defending 3A-7 finalist Nature Coast Technical salvaged a 1-1 draw on a Vinny Stulec to Hunter Reid goal 89 seconds into Wednesday’s second half of a 3A-7 match at the Hornets‘ Nest. In a tale of two different halves, host Weeki Wachee (1-0-2 county, 3-1-2 3A-7,…

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Kama Woodall, Mom Janet, Dad Rich. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Woodall’s world officially expands to D-I’s North Carolina State University

SOFTBALL First-ever Springstead D-I softball signee throws 65-67 mph BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com F.W. Springstead senior Kama Alexandra Woodall officially signed recently with Division I’s North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Woodall, 17, who inked a national letter of intent on her father Rich’s birthday, became the first Eagles softball player to ink D-I. The Springstead right-handed pitcher, who carries 4.0 unweighted and a 4.5 weighted grade point average,…

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