HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 01-27)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 01-22: GIRLS SOCCER Class 3A, District 7 Tourney at Springstead Game 1 – No. 7 seed Zephyrhills vs. No. 2 seed Wesley Chapel, 4 p.m. Game 2 – No. 6 seed Hernando vs. No. 3 seed Nature Coast Technical, 6 p.m. Game 3 – No. 5 seed Springstead vs. No. 4 seed Weeki Wachee, 8 p.m. Class 2A, District 6…

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Seahawks solve Hornets via criteria for Mustangs Duals championship

WRESTLING WWHS’ Mayberry, Coley, Webb-Melton, each roll up perfect 3-0 marks in quad meet By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com When neither River Ridge nor Holiday-Anclote bothered to show up Saturday at J.W. Mitchell, the proposed round-robin event transformed into a simple quad meet. Weeki Wachee, which arrived 22-10 overall, intended to depart by making amends for last year’s 42-39 upset loss to Hudson in the tourney finals. Though the Hornets entered…

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From worst to first! Lady Hornets claim first county title drubbing Bears, 8-0

GIRLS SOCCER WWHS’s Bain tallies four goals, adds two assists as US-19 booters edge NCT for crown By TONY CASTRO Hernando Sport.com WEEKI WACHEE – Before anyone soaks up what transpired Friday night – under 42-degree starting time temperatures – at the Hornets’ Nest, its time to crank up the way back machine. In Weeki Wachee’s first three seasons of varsity girls’ soccer under Kim Jones, the Hornets were tad…

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Class 2A State Duals Quarterfinal Results at Kissimmee-Osceola

WRESTLING Lakeland-Lake Gibson (LKG) *39, Spring Hill-Springstead (SPG) 27 * Denotes one team point deducted per unsporting behavior. 106 – Chase Ayers (LKG) dec. Dominic Nardini, 4-2. 113 – Connor Williams (LKG) pin Kris Ortiz, 2:42. 120 – Thomas McCane (SPG) dec. Evan Butler, 6-3. 126 – Shannon Hanna (LKG) major dec. Tanner Kublick, 17-6. 132 – Jackson Barker (SPG) pin Nathan Lawwell, 1:11. 138 – Elijah Gray (LKG) pin Chris Morales, 5:46. 145 – Curtis Felton (LKG) dec. Luis…

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Class 1A State Duals Quarterfinal Results at Kissimmee-Osceola High

 WRESTLING 1A – Quarterfinal Lake Highland (LHP) 73, Hernando (HER) 3 106 – Jake Wohltman (LHP) pin Heaven-Leigh Jackson, 0:32. 113 – WIlliam Kennedy (LHP) pin Jonathon Britton, 0:48. 120 – Nic Bouzakis (LHP) pin Billy Gould, 0:35. 126 – Ryan Chauvin (LHP) pin J Lisk, 0:24. 132 – Josh Hulse (HER) dec. Vincent Menozzi, 4-2. 138 – Noah Castillo (LHP) pin Josh Pritz, 1:46. 145 – Kai Bele (LHP) pin Boston Tafelski, 3:01. 52 – Cameron Monzadeh (LHP)…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 01-13)

Arthell “A.J.” Williams – Boys Basketball Hernando High – Senior The 5-foot-11, 145-pound Williams, a week removed from being named to the All-Tournament Team following the fourth Hernando Holiday Classic, averaging 13.3 points per game, tossed in eight points as the Leopard upset the defending 6A-7 champion Central Bears, 79-74. A.J., who averages 8.2 ppg, is a multi-sport athlete in his fourth season of basketball. He’s already lettered four times…

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Hornets searching for redemption at Mustang Duals; Sharks trek to Pinellas Park

  WRESTLING NCT enters 26-team, 279-grappler Jerry Mita Invite at Largo By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com While FHSAA’s Duals State Tournament grabs the attention of Hernando County’s two most dominant mat programs – F.W. Springstead and Hernando High at Osceola County – both Nature Coast Technical and Weeki Wachee will remain active. Meanwhile, the county’s fifth mat program, Central, opted this week not to attend the McKeel Duals in Polk County….

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In Elite 8, Eagles, Leopards face daunting tasks in Lakeland-Lake Gibson and Orlando-Lake Highland Prep for state semifinal berths

WRESTLING State’s 24 finest dual meet teams gather beginning Friday at Kissimmee-Osceola By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Of the Sunshine State’s remaining 24 top dual-meet programs – the Elite Eight in Class 1A, 2A, 3A – will converge Friday and Saturday at the palatial gymnasium at Kissimmee-Osceola High School for the Florida High School Athletic Association’s first-ever duals state tournament. In Hernando County’s best-ever sport – Spring Hill’s F.W. Springstead and…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 01-06)

Robert McAfee – Boys Basketball Nature Coast Technical – Senior The 6-foot-1 McAfee poured in 29 points, including a pair of game-winning free throws with 1.3 seconds remaining to edge St. Petersburg-Northeast, 58-56, in the title game of the fourth Hernando Holiday Tournament at the Michael A. Imhoff Gymnasium in Brooksville. The 2016-17 All-County cager, who averaged over 26.7 points per game during the holidays, enabling NCT to repeat as…

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Class 2A, Region VIII Girls Weightlifting Meet Results

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING 01-17: Class 2A, Region VIII Girls Weightlifting Meet @ Punta Gorda-Charlotte High Final Team Results:  PL.                            TEAM  PTS. 1. Punta Gorda-Charlotte (CHAR) 57.0 2. Land O’Lakes-Sunlake (SNL) 35.0 3. North Port (NP) 28.0 4. New Port Richey-Mitchell (MIT) 20.0 5. Venice (VEN) 17.0 6. Land O’ Lakes (LOL) 11.0 7. Bradenton-Manatee (MAN) 8.0 7. Fort Myers (FM) 8.0 9. Bradenton-Braden River (BR) 7.0 9. Fort Myers-Riverdale (RD)…

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Déjà vu as Lady Bears’ Chinchilla scores in 74th minute to help tie Leopards, 1-1

  GIRLS SOCCER Identical to earlier draw, HHS’ Huber tallies early goal By TONY CASTRO Hernando Sport.com BROOKSVILLE – In Wednesday’s frigid – amid 44-degree starting temperatures – Senior Night at the Bears’ Den, Central’s sixth-mentor Ken Brening was anticipating a quicker start. Alas, what he received was another slow start out of the gate and another early deficit – something her says his team has dealt with all season…

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2017-18 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS (thru 01-16)

BOYS BASKETBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2017-18 Hernando County Boys Basketball Regular Season Standings  PL.                             TEAM  W  L  .PCT 1. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical$ 4 1 .800 2. Spring Hill-Springstead 3 1 .750 3. Brooksville-Central 3 2 .600 4. Brooksville-Hernando 2 3 .400 5. Weeki Wachee 0 5 .000                        TOTALS (5)  12  12  .500 $ Denotes defending Hernando County champion. 2017-18 Class 6A, District 7 Boys Basketball Regular…

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Eagles (20-0) cage Bears, claim Milton-Winter Duals for the second time in three seasons, 39-31

WRESTLING 6 Springstead grapplers post unbeaten weekends led by pair of 100-match winners Roche, Barker By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com In the final tune-up prior to Friday’s FHSAA Class 2A, Region II Final at Kissimmee-Osceola High School versus Lakeland-Lake Gibson, F.W. Springstead landed a trifecta of sorts over the weekend. In the 16-team Milton-Winter Duals II Tournament at St. Cloud, the 2A-5 Eagles swept eight duals – four on Friday, four…

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2017-18 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING HONOR ROLL STATS (thru 01-16)

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING – Compiled by TONY CASTRO TOP 10 WGT NAME/SCHOOL BEN-CLN-TOT 101 Allie Anthony (NCT) 95-105—200 101 Allie Anthony (NCT) 100-100—200 110 Kayla Rivera (NCT) 110-125—235 119 Charlize Soares 125-115—240 129 Alexis Hobbs! 150-170—320 139 Alexis Hobbs! (WW) 160-170—330 154 Morgen Arey! (WW) 160-160—320 169 Ariana Gennusa (SPG) 140-120—260 183 Courtney Traudt! (NCT) 150-145–295 199 Janea Mobley (HER)!* 145-150–295 UNL Jouie Miller (NCT)^* 210-205–415 $$ Denotes 2016-17 state champion…

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