Lady Sharks in the hunt for top-10 finish

STATE GIRLS GOLF Two-time defending POY Muscianese searching for best-ever finish at Las Colinas By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com For the all its accomplishments of a four-year span, Nature Coast Technical’s girls golf team would like nothing better return home with a top-10 effort following Wednesday’s final round of the two-day, 36-hole litmus test called the FHSAA State Finals in Lake County. The Lady Sharks became the first Hernando County female…

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Post-season picture on the line as Eagles invade Shark Tank

FOOTBALL Rebound expected as HHS Leopards entertain winless, punchless Lecanto Panthers By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Week 11’s prep football menu begins Tuesday night with two rescheduled games in Brooksville. In the main event, 6A-6 F.W. Springstead (6-2) confronts 5A-7 Nature Coast Technical (6-2) for the 13th time at 7 p,m. at Shark Tank Stadium. Down the street at the Bell Avenue campus of Hernando High, winless and punchless Lecanto (0-8)…

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Golden Eagles swat Yellow Jackets behind Lawrence’s 272 yards, 4 TDs, 28-0

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL West Hernando wins third straight restricting Winding Waters to 98 yards By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – After opening the season with back-to-back losses to county heavyweights Challenger (12-47) and Parrott (6-30), the West Hernando Golden Eagles stretched its season-long win skein to three straight Monday night at the Bears’ Den. West Hernando (3-2) solidified its third-place grip in the Hernando County Middle School Athletic Conference football…

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Hernando County Football Players of the Week (thru 10-27)

FOOTBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO OFFENSE Springstead senior fullback Randy Morgan rushed for 113 yards for his county-best sixth 100-yard rushing effort while tallying five touchdowns as the Eagles solved Pasco at “Death Valley” at W.F. Edwards Stadium, 48-21. Morgan, who entered as Hernando County’s leading rusher set a new school record with five rushing touchdowns (5, 6, 8 11, 26 yards) to snap the old mark by Tyler…

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HERNANDO COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD (thru 10-30)

  MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL  10-30: @ Springstead Explorer K-8 36, Fox Chapel 0 NOTE: Dominic Schreihart rushed for over 100 yards and chipped in two TD runs; Jaylon Williams added two TDs and David Rivera scored one touchdown. @ Hernando Parrott 44, Powell 0 NOTE: Leopards posted fourth straight shutout … Tae Tae Williams rushed for almost 100 yards, scored one rushing touchdown, threw a TD pass and added a…

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HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 11-04)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 10-30: MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL Winding Waters vs. West Hernando at Central, 6:30 p.m. Fox Chapel vs. Explorer K-8 at Springstead, 6:30 p.m. Parrott vs. Powell at Hernando High, 6:30 p.m. 10-31: FOOTBALL: Lecanto at Brooksville-Hernando, 6:30 p.m. Spring Hill-Springstead at Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical, 7 p.m. GIRLS GOLF Nature Coast Technical at 68th annual FHSAA Class 2A State Finals at Mission…

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2017 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS GOLF RECAPS (thru 10-30)

GIRLS GOLF – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2017 Central Bears Head Coach – Penny Gressick (2nd Year: 0-8-0; 2-14-0 lifetime) DATE OPPONENT SITE RESULT 08-24 Nature Coast Technical Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation L NTS-198 09-19 Spingstead Spring Hill-Oak Hills GC L 270-252 09-20 Nature Coast Technical Spring Hill-Silverthorn CC L 270-190 09-21 Springstead Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation L 254-243 09-28 Hernando Brooksville CC L 295-264 10-03 Weeki Wachee Weeki Wachee-GlenLakes G&CC L…

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2017 FINAL HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS GOLF RECAPS

BOYS GOLF – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2017 Central Bears Head Coach – Tyson Ellis (5th Year: 4-7-1 overall; 18-34-2 lifetime)   DATE   OPPONENT   SITE   RESULT 08-22 Springstead Brooksville-Hernando Oaks GC L 221-205 08-24 Nature Coast Technical Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation L 215-181 09-20 Nature Coast Technical Spring Hill-Silverthorn CC L 217-189 09-21 Dade City-Pasco Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation L 170-NTS 09-21 Weeki Wachee Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation T NTS-NTS…

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Sharks own Brooksville as Leopards misfire on 11th-hour, 26-yard FG, 13-10

  FOOTBALL Hernando fumbles twice, defense can’t contain Weston’s 169 yards, 2 TDs By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – Who would blame Hernando High senior placekicker Luke D’Ambrosio for prematurely celebrating? With 2:30 left in Thursday’s pivotal “Battle of Brooksville” the red-hot D’Ambrosio attempted a 26-yard field goal to potentially tie matters at 13. Hadn’t D’Ambrosio converted 21 straight point-afters and both of his field goal attempts this season –…

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2017 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL RECAPS (thru 10-31)

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2017 Central Bears Head Coach: Erin Clark (2nd Year: 0-17; 0-33 lifetime overall) DATE OPPONENT SITE RESULT 08-22 Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical#* Away L 8-25, 10-25, 13-25 08-24 Weeki Wachee#* Away L 10-25, 13-25, 12-25 08-29 Inverness-Citrus# Away L 10-25, 13-25, 16-25 08-31 Crystal River# Away L 6-25, 11-25, 16-25 09-05 Brooksville-Hernando#* Away L 23-25, 8-25, 18-25 09-18 Spring Hill-Springstead* Away L 5-25, 14-25,…

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2017 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY RECAPS (thru 11-03)

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY – Compiled by TONY CASTRO CENTRAL BEARS Head Coach – Kris Brooks (1st Year) DATE RACE SITE TIME/RESULT 08-26 Inverness-Citrus Invitational Inverness-Whispering Pines Park NTS 09-02 Lecanto Invitational Lecanto High NTS 09-23 Crystal River Invitational Crystal River High NTS 09-30 4th Weeki Wachee Invitational Weeki Wachee Preserve NTS 10-04 5th Nature Coast Invitational Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical NTS 10-07 21st Land O’ Lakes Invitational Shady Hills-Crews Lake Park…

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2017 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS CROSS COUNTRY RECAPS (thru 11-02)

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY – Compiled by TONY CASTRO CENTRAL BEARS Head Coach – Kevin Ballard (1st Year) DATE RACE SITE TIME/RESULT 08-26 Inverness-Citrus Invitational Inverness-Whispering Pines Park NTS 09-02 Lecanto Invitational Lecanto High NTS 09-23 Crystal River Invitational Crystal River High NTS 09-30 4th Weeki Wachee Invitational Weeki Wachee Preserve NTS 10-04 5th Nature Coast Invitational Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical NTS 10-07 21st Land O’ Lakes Invitational Shady Hills-Crews Lake Park…

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2017 Class 3A, District 7 Boys, Girls Cross Country Meet Results

3A-7 CROSS COUNTRY 10-25: Class 3A, District 7 Boys Cross Country Meet at Brooksville’s McKethan Lake 2017 Final 2A-7 Team Results   PL.   TEAM   PTS 1. Land O’ Lakes 37 2. New Port Richey-Mitchell 75 3. Lecanto 75 4. Land O’ Lakes-Sunlake 85   5.   Spring Hill-Springstead   124 6. New Port Richey-River Ridge 166 7. Wesley Chapel 172 8. Dade City-Pasco NTS Final Top 10 Boys Results…

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From fourth-to-first: Sharks snap five-year district title drought

2A-7 BOYS CROSS COUNTRY NCT’s team, HHS’ Stalcup, WWHS’ Boggs, Raghunandan brothers advance to regionals By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com HERNANDO BEACH – In an eventful effort, Nature Coast Technical reversed its fourth-place district finish of a year ago, capturing Thursday’s Class 2A, District 7 Boys Cross Country Championship Meet at the Weeki Wachee Preserve. The Sharks packed its top five runners among the first 23 thinclads to cross the pot-hole…

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