Eagles advance five to Punta Gorda regional meet

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING Behind a school record 19 qualifiers, host Sunlake claims its fourth district title By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com LAND O’ LAKES – After finishing runner-up in the District 5 Meet in 2015, Head Coach Denise Garcia’s Sunlake Seahawks have been on a steady climb. The current Sunshine Athletic Conference eastern champions and 2018 Disparti Invitational champs could unseat Navarre as the reigning Class 2A state champs next month. In…

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HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 01-19)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 01-14: GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING: Class 2A, District 15 Tournament Springstead at Land O’ Lakes-Sunlake, 2 p.m. BOYS BASKETBALL: Bronson at Weeki Wachee, 7:30 p.m. HCA at Clearwater-Lakeside Christian, 6:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL: HCA at Clearwater-Lakeside Christian, 5 p.m. BOYS SOCCER: Nature Coast Technical at Springstead, 7 p.m. Zephyrhills at Hernando, 7:30 p.m. Wesley Chapel at Weeki Wachee, 7:30 p.m. HCA at…

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Repeat success: Leopards smother 1A-6 foes behind 11 undefeated grapplers

WRESTLING Hernando registers 65 wins across 70 bouts (93 percent), while WWHS also advances By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – The two top seeds from Class 1A, District 6 duals tournament departed Nature Coast Technical Saturday achieving its desired goals. Heavily-favored Hernando High lived up to its advanced billing. The mat bullies from Bell Avenue repeated as 1A-6 champs in impressive fashion. It wasn’t that the Leopards simply went 5-0;…

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2018-19 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING HONOR ROLL STATS (thru 01-13)

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING – Compiled by TONY CASTRO TOP 10 WGT NAME/SCHOOL BEN-CLN-TOT 101 Aryana Millan (NCT) 105-100—205 110 Tara Gray (NCT) 105-125—230 119 Charlize Soares (SPG) 145-140—285 129 Kendal Haff (NCT) 125-120—245 129 Madison Griffin (HER) 120-125—245 139 Nicole Flynn (SPG) 175-130—305 154 Amanda Waddell (NCT) 135-135—270 169 Isabella Traudt (NCT) 140-155—295 183 Courtney Traudt (NCT) 165-165—330 199 Arieyanna Johnson (NCT) 170-145–315 UNL Jouie Miller (NCT) 220$-205—425$ $ Denotes Hernando…

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Bishop McLaughlin, South Sumter at Hernando Girls Weightlifting Results (01-09)

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING 01-09-12: Bishop McLaughlin, South Sumter at Hernando Tri-Meet 1. Hernando (HER) 56, 2. Bushnell-South Sumter (SS) 29, 3. Shady-Hills-Bishop McLaughlin (BM) 20. Final Individual Results: (Top 4 scores count toward team score. Points based on 5-3–2-1 system). 101 – 1. Hayley Shamblin (HER) 105-95—200, 2. Jhada Blake (HER) 75-65—140, 3. Fercella (BM) 60-70—130, 4. Cassidy (SS) 50-55—105. .110 – 1. Dooley (BM) 80-85—165, 2. Brenner (BM) 70-85—155, 3….

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Bears frosh Joyner deals dagger with four late free throws to edge Leopards, 45-41

BOYS BASKETBALL Central avenges previous 62-49 home loss to HHS behind tough 2-3 zone “D” By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – With the district schedule whittling down each Class 3A, District 7 tilt is significant. Central High, which dropped a 62-49 verdict to Hernando High on Dec. 7 at the Bears’ Den, arrived Friday night at the Michael A. Imhoff gymnasium looking to square up the seasonal series. Instead of…

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Springstead at River Ridge Girls Weightlifting Results (thru 01-09)

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING 01-09: Springstead at New Port Richey-River Ridge New Port Richey-River Ridge (RR) 59, Springstead (SPG) 15. Final Individual Results: (Top 3 scores count toward team score. Points based on 5-3–1 system). 101 – 1. Cucchiere (RR) 95-90—185, 2. Lainie Barker (SPG) 75-65—140, 3. Manning (RR) 60-75—135. 110 – no competitors. 119 – 1.Kirves (RR) 145-140—285, 2. Charlize Soares (SPG) 145-140—285. 129 – 1. Stewart (RR) 115-130—245, 2. Katelyn…

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Five teams chasing Leopards for 1A-6 dual meet supremacy

WRESTLING Tightest battle appears to be for second place between WWHS, Gulf and NCT By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Hernando High is an overwhelming favorite to repeat at Class 1A, District 6 dual meet champion following Saturday’s six-team event at Nature Coast Technical. The round robin formatted tourney is expecting to feature: Hudson, New Port Richet-Gulf and four Hernando County entries: Brooksville-Hernando, Brooksville-Central, Weeki Wachee and host NCT. The first of…

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Pasco at Hernando Wrestling Results (01-10)

WRESTLING: 01–10: Dade City-Pasco at Hernando Hernando (HER) 69, Dade City-Pasco (PAS) 6 106 – Heaven-Leigh Jackson (HER) won via forfeit. 113 – Jonathon Britton (HER) pin Kyler Dickerson, 3:32. 120 – Billy Gould (HER) pin Darrion Skelly, 3:56. 126 – J. Lisk (HER) won via forfeit. 132 – Michael Brown (HER) dec. Travis Knowlton, 3-2. 138 – Josh Pritz (HER) pin Zackary Stephens, 0:33. 145 – Boston Tafelski (HER)…

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Campbell deposits hat trick, Lewis adds pair as Eagles topple Bears, 6-2

BOYS SOCCER Down 3-0, Central comes to life behind a pair of goals by Nugo Bakaria By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – After a pair of hard-to-swallow 4-3 setbacks this week on the road at Umatilla and Zephyrhills, the main issue would be how would the Bears respond in its initial county tilt Thursday against Springstead. In its third match in four nights, CHS goalkeeper Alec Robichaud stoned the first…

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Lowman Law Firm Student-Athlete of the Week (thru 01-05)

Seytia Hill – Girls Basketball Weeki Wachee – Senior The chameleon-like Hill helped guide the Lady Hornets to a third-place finish during the ninth Hernando Holiday Classic in Brooksville. The 5-foot-11 Hill tallied a combined 34 points, hauled down 22 rebounds and dished seven assists in WWHS’ 2-1 run. Seytia, in her fourth varsity season of hoops, completed her fourth season of varsity volleyball and will be throwing the shot…

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Lady Leopards send shock waves, blank Hornets, 3-0

GIRLS SOCCER Hernando snaps 5-match losing skein to defending county champions By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – On any given Sunday in the NFL, anyone can and usually does, win. Among the prep ranks in local girls’ soccer, Hernando High has basically been every team’s piñata. Interestingly, the Leopards captured the first 12 lifetime meetings against Weeki Wachee High School from 2011-16. In WWHS’ third season under Danny Fierro things…

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Lowman Law Firm Student-Athlete of the Week (thru 12-29)

Bronson Tafelski – Wrestling Hernando – Senior The versatile Tafelski posted a 2-2 slate at 152 pounds highlighted by two pin falls, during the rugged Knockout Classic VII Tournament at Kissimmee-Osceola High School. Bronson, in his fourth season on the mats, recently completed his fourth football season, including three at the varsity level. The 2017 All-County defender has also lifted weights for the Leopards. Tafelski maintains a 3.4 unweighted grade…

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2018-19 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS (thru 01-08)

BOYS BASKETBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2018-19 Hernando County Boys Basketball Regular Season Standings PL. TEAM W L .PCT 1. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical$ 4 0 1.000 2. Spring Hill-Springstead 3 1 .750 3. Brooksville-Hernando 2 2 .500 4. Brooksville-Central 1 3 .350 5. Weeki Wachee 0 4 .000 TOTALS (5) 10 10 .500 $ Denotes defending Hernando County champion. 2018-19 Class 6A, District 7 Boys Basketball Regular Season Standings…

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