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Ali Bronson: Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 09-24)

Ali Bronson – Volleyball Hernando – Senior Ali Bronson is the captain of the Hernando High volleyball team. As a outside hitter/middle blocker she led the Leopards to victories over Lecanto and Springstead last week playing a major role in both victories. The team stands 14-5 overall and recently finished runner-up in the Bishop McLaughlin Invitational. Ali is also a member of the varsity basketball team and was named All-County…

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0/21/2009--Spring Hill, FLA; Middle School golf tournament; Fox Chapel’s Cameron Carpenter blasts out of a sand trap on the first hole.

2016 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS GOLF RECAPS (thru 09-27)

BOYS GOLF – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2016 Central Bears Head Coach – Tyson Ellis (4th Year: 6-4 overall; 14-26 lifetime)   DATE   OPPONENT   SITE   RESULT/TIME   08-25   Hernando   Brooksville G&CC   W 194-212 09-06 Lecanto Brooksville-World Woods GC L 203-176   09-15   Weeki Wachee   Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation   W 190-252 09-20 Nature Coast Technical Spring Hill-Silverthorn CC L 195-175   09-20  …

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Powell, 12, Matthew Martinez .Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD (thru 09-27)

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL 09-27: Fox Chapel – bye Powell 20, Parrott 8 Explorer K-8 32, West Hernando 15 Challenger K-8 38, Winding Waters 36 09-20: Winding Waters – bye Powell 22, Explorer K-8 0 West Hernando 49, Fox Chapel 0 Challenger K-8 vs. Parrott/postponed due to poor field conditions 09-13: Challenger K-8 – bye Explorer K-8 24, Parrott 16 Powell 45, Fox Chapel 0 West Hernando 45, Winding Waters 32…

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Powell, 12, Matthew Martinez congratulates Head Coach, Ron Blackwell after defeating Parrott. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Panthers reign in celebration, topple nemesis Parrott, 20-8

  MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL Powell halts Parrott’s 15-year, 21-game win skein behind Hall’s 161 yds., 2 TDs BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – If the local residents near Elgin and Powell Roads couldn’t understand why the church bells where peeling, there’s a reason. On Tuesday night at Shark Tank Stadium, Powell Middle School’s football finally solved long-time nemesis Parrott, 20-8. Sure, the Panthers (3-0 overall) erected a 20-0 cushion before…

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Izzy Zena ,12, gets the game underway Friday night. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

HernandoSport.com Football Players of the Week (thru 09-23)

FOOTBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO OFFENSE Central senior running back De’vonta Smith gutted the spineless Weeki Wachee defense for a Hernando County single-game rushing record of 491 yards and seven touchdowns (15, 51, 79, 1, 8, 55, 72 yards) in the Bears‘ 63-28 5A-7 win. The feat eclipsed the 2015 mark set by NCT senior tailback Deshawn Smith (not related) of 447 yards against River Ridge. De’vonta added a…

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Lady Pirates complete seasonal sweep, broom Leopards in 64 minutes, 3-0

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL After HHS bested CRHS twice in 2014, Citrus Co. spikers claim last 4 in a row BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – The supposed battle for first place in 6A-7 Monday night at the Michael A. Imhoff Gymnasium – between district front runner Crystal River and runner-up Hernando – was decided in 64 minutes. The Purple and Gold, which led early in the first, second and third sets,…

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Lady Hornets round into shape, solve two teams – Steinbrenner and Fivay – that had beaten them before for Falcons Tourney title

VOLLEYBALL After WWHS drops first Fivay tourney match,US-19 crew rallies for 4 wins in a row BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Whatever momentum Weeki Wachee’s volleyball program arrived with in Friday‘s 14-team Fivay Volleyball Tournament opener against Lutz-Steinbrenner, dissipated quickly. The 8A-8 Warriors dispatched WWHS in Pool D opener via straight sets, 25-11, 25-13. With its seasonal-best four-match win skein history, Weeki Wachee regrouped. The Hornets, the defending 5A-7 champions, bounced…

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Emily Gore
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2016 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL RECAPS (thru 09-25)

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2016 Central Bears Head Coach: Erin Clark (1st Year: 0-10 overall)   DATE   OPPONENT   SITE   RESULT/TIME 08-23 Brooksville-Hernando#* Home L 11-25, 2-25, 12-25 08-25 Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical#* Home L 10-25, 5-25,13-25 08-30 Lecanto# Home L 12-25, 15-25, 10-25 08-31 Spring Hill-Springstead* Away PP 09-06 Weeki Wachee#* Away L 7-25, 15-25, 14-25 09-07 Crystal River# Away L 5-25, 8-25, 17-25 09-13…

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Springstead's ,9, Alexis Thompson. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

2016 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS (thru 09-25)

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO Hernando County Girls Volleyball Standings (thru 09-25) – Compiled by TONY CASTRO   PL.   TEAM   W   L   .PCT 1. Brooksville-Hernando 4 0 1.000 2. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical 3 1 .750 3. Weeki Wachee$ 2 1 .667 4. Spring Hill-Springstead 2 3 .400 5. Brooksville-Central 0 6 .000   TOTALS (5)   11   11   .500 $ Denotes Hernando…

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Powell ,2, Dedric Hall gets loose for a  TD for  Panthers. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

2016 Hernando County Sports Calendar (thru 10-01)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 09-26: BOYS GOLF: Dade City-Pasco vs. HCA at Brooksville’s Hernando Oaks, 4 p.m. GIRLS GOLF: Hernando vs. Central at Brooksville’s Southern Gills G&CC, 3:30 p.m. VOLLEYBALL: Crystal River at Hernando, 5:30 p.m. Weeki Wachee at Nature Coast Technical, 6:30 p.m. Springstead at Lecanto-Seven Rivers Christian, 7 p.m. Riverview-Bell Creek at HCA, 6 p.m. 09-27: MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Fox Chapel –…

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WRIGHT STUFF  - Hernando High's Joe Wright is the first Leopard runner to cross the finish line during the 2008 Zak Lucas Invitational Cross Country Meet at Hernando High.

2016 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS CROSS COUNTRY RECAPS (thru 09-30)

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY – Compiled by TONY CASTRO CENTRAL BEARS Head Coach – Tracey Groshans (1st Year) DATE RACE SITE RESULT/TIME 09-03 Lecanto Invitational Lecanto High PP 09-10 2nd Riverwood Invitational Concourse Rotary Pavilion NTS 09-15 Central Invitational Brooksville-Central NTS 09-24 Mountain Dew Invitational Gainesville-University of Florida NTS 10-01 3rd Weeki Wachee Invitational Weeki Wachee Preserve 8:30 a.m. 10-06 13th Hernando/Citrus Classic Brooksville-McKethan Lake 4:30 p.m. 10-20 Class 2A, District…

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Central High’s Mikayla Bogulski (15) squeezes past Springstead High'’s Kailey Genrich in 2008 Hernando/Citrus Distance Classic.

2016 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY RECAPS (thru 09-30)

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY – Compiled by TONY CASTRO CENTRAL BEARS Head Coach – Elizabeth McGeehan (2nd Year)   DATE   RACE   SITE   RESULT/TIME 08-27 Inverness-Citrus Invitational Inverness-Whispering Pines Park NTS 09-03 Lecanto Invitational Lecanto High PP 09-10 2nd RiverWood Invitational Concourse Rotary Pavilion 3rd/12 teams 09-15 Central Invitational Brooksville-Central 6th/11 teams 09-24 Mountain Dew Invitational Gainesville-University of Florida NTS 10-01 3rd Weeki Wachee Invitational Weeki Wachee Preserve 8:30…

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Leopards, sans Foley, finish 8th in 22-team Mitchell Invitational at Starkey Park

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY 2014 ROY Foley places eighth in UF’s Mt. Dew Orange Division BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com NEW PORT RICHEY – Even without standout distance runner, junior Trevor Foley in Alachua County, the Hernando Leopards etched three personal best efforts Saturday to place eighth in the 11th Mitchell Invitational. Foley, competing in the Boys Seeded Orange Division of the Mountain Dew Invitational, placed eighth out of 315 runners in…

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What a difference a year makes? Lady Sharks improve 14 places, finish 4th at Mitchell Invite

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Central’s King places eighth in loaded Mt. Dew Invitational at Gainesville BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com NEW PORT RICHEY – In traditionally one of the toughest courses on the local distance circuit, Nature Coast Technical’s female thinclads leapfrogged 14 spots from 2015’s 18th-place finish at Saturday’s 11th Mitchell Invitational at the Starkey Wilderness Park. In the 126-runner field along the sugar sand-filled course, St. Petersburg-Shorecrest Prep senior Olivia…

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Central High's Devonta Smith eyes the end zone Friday night against Springstead. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

2016 HERNANDO COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD (thru 09-23)

FOOTBALL 09-23: WEEK 5 @ Brooksville Brooksville-Central 63, Weeki Wachee 28 @ Brooksville Inverness-Citrus 16, Brooksville-Hernando 0 @ Crystal River Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical 51, Crystal River 7 2016 Hernando County Overall Standings (thru 09-29) – Compiled by TONY CASTRO RK. TEAM W L .PCT PS PA 1. Nature Coast Technical 4 0 1.000 171 48 2. Springstead 2 1 .667 82 56 3. Hernando 2 2 .500 88 76 3….

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Central High's Devonta Smith rushes against East Ridge.Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Central’s Smith shreds record book with 485 yards, 8 TDs as Bears swat Hornets, 63-28

FOOTBALL Bears tally second-highest amount of points in 282 games dating back to 28 years BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – Central senior tailback De’vonta Smith isn’t Florida’s 2016 Mr. Football just yet. But he took a quantum leap to amplify his bid Friday night at the Bears‘ Den against 5A-7 archrival Weeki Wachee. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Smith wouldn’t allow NCT’s Deshawn Smith the pleasure of enjoying his Hernando County…

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