NCT’s Miele selected to USA International Bowl IX at AT&T Stadium in Arlington

FOOTBALL Sharks’ six-foot-eight, 315-pound left tackle departs January 8 By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Nature Coast Technical’s six-foot-eight, 315-pound starting left offensive tackle Louis Miele. was recently selected to compete in the USA International Bowl IX on Jan. 12 in the AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Miele, 18, believes he’s come full circle. Louis’ older brother, Stan, graduated from Springstead in 2009. The 6-foot-3, 250-pounder transferred from Hernando High to play at…

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Down 13, Hornets’ Corbett pumps in game-high 21 as Weeki Wachee staves off SHS in thriller, 40-37

GIRLS BASKETBALL WWHS defense clamps down in fourth quarter limiting Eagles to 1 FG By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – Counting the preseason, 6A-7 runner-up Weeki Wachee entered Wednesday’s non-district county affair at Springstead High behind four straight one-sided blowout victories. But the host Lady Eagles served as no pushovers. Actually, just the opposite occurred. Springstead, the two-time defending 7A-8 runners-up, staggered the Hornets by scoring 20 of the…

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2017-18 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING HONOR ROLL STATS

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING – Compiled by TONY CASTRO TOP 10 WGT NAME/SCHOOL BEN-CLN-TOT 101 Allie Anthony (NCT) 95-105—200 110 Kayla Rivera (NCT) 110-125—235 119 Tara Gray (NCT) 100-120—220 129 Abigail Fontano (NCT) 100-120—220 139 Alexis Hobbs! (WW) 160-170—330 154 Morgen Arey! (WW) 155-145—300  169 Arianna Gennusa (SPG) 135-115—250 169 Alaysha Diaz (NCT) 115-125––240 183 Courtney Traudt! (NCT) 150-145–295 199 Janea Mobley (HER)!* 135-145—280 UNL Jouie Miller (NCT)^* 210-205–415 $$ Denotes 2016-17…

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Lady Sharks maintain supremacy, sweep quad meet at Hernando

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING NCT rolls up seven champs, claims five runners-up to remain unbeaten at 6-0 By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – The beat goes on for the two-time Class 1A state runner-up Nature Coast Technical girls’ weightlifting program. Despite the loss of a boatload of talented lifters over the past two seasons, the Lady Sharks devoured Wednesday’s quad meet at Hernando High’s Fitness Center improving to 6-0. NCT, behind a…

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HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 12-02)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 11-27: BOYS SOCCER Dade City-Pasco at Springstead, 7:30 p.m. Nature Coast Technical at Hernando, 7:30 p.m. Bushnell-South Sumter at Central, 6 p.m. Weeki Wachee at Wesley Chapel, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER Hernando at Nature Coast Technical, 7:30 p.m. Wesley Chapel at Weeki Wachee, 7:30 p.m. Springstead at Dade City-Pasco, 7:30 p.m. BOYS BASKETBALL Springstead at Hudson-Fivay, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 11-18)

Collin Andreu – Boys Soccer Springstead – Sophomore Andreu served as the unlikely hero in the Eagles’ nail-biting win on Nov. 15 over Weeki Wachee at Booster Stadium in Spring Hill, 3-2. Collin, who scored a goal and notched two assists in 2016-17, redirected a corner kick for what turned out to be the game-winner against the visiting Hornets. Besides playing in his second varsity season under Jason Soto, Andreu…

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Coaching consensus: Lady Hornets to meet Pirates in 6A-7 rematch

  GIRLS BASKETBALL Hernando Christian Academy, Springstead seek third straight regional playoff berths in Feb. By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com After 42 winters of FHSAA girls basketball, only one Hernando County program has ever reached the coveted Final Four: Hernando High in 1988 in Class 3A and in 1999 in Class 4A – both under the winningest-ever female mentor and HHS Hall of Famer Walt Cermak. Season 43 tips off with…

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Huden sinks 33 points, eclipses 1,000-point career plateau as Lady Eagles surge past Bears, 52-43

GIRLS BASKETBALL Down 15 in the second period, SHS tightens up defense in second half allowing 3 FGs By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – On a historic night, F.W. Springstead’s four-year hoops starter Reagan Huden gave the partisan fans what they wanted. The 5-foot-3 point guard needed seven points entering Wednesday night’s season opener against Central High to become the beleaguered program’s first-ever 1,000-point female scorer in four decades….

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2017-18 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING MEET RESULTS (thru 11-28)

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 11-08: Central, Weeki Wachee at Inverness-Citrus 1. Citrus (CIT) 55, Weeki Wachee (WW) 45, 3. Central (CEN) 5. Final Individual Results: (Top 4 scores count toward team score. Points based on 5-3-2-1 system). 101 – 1. Kearstin Massa (CIT) 85-90—175, 2. Jade Panyko (CIT) 65-65—130, 3. Nicole Petrone (WW) 60-65—125. 110 – 1. Kaitlyn Clemons (WW) 105-95—200, 2. Nicole Ervin (CIT) 85-90—175, 3….

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Down 13 points, Eagles rally past Superior Collegiate Legion for Gator’s Dockside preseason crown, 65-54

BOYS BASKETBALL Cool and calm Sincere Torain drains 8-of-16 field goals to lead SHS with 27 points By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – In the event F.W. Springstead unfurls a 7A-8 championship hoops campaign this winter, its fans may point to its genesis of success arriving during Tuesday night’s preseason Gator’s Dockside Restaurant finals against Clearwater’s Superior Collegiate. The imposing athletic-looking Pinellas County-based Legion started two players at 6-foot-6…

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2017-18 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING HONOR ROLL STATS (thru 11-28)

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING – Compiled by TONY CASTRO TOP 10 WGT NAME/SCHOOL BEN-CLN-TOT 101 Allie Anthony (NCT) 90-100—190 101 Allie Anthony (NCT) 95–95—190 110 Kayla Rivera (NCT) 110-120—230 119 Tara Gray (NCT) 100-120—220 129 Abigail Fontano (NCT) 95-110—205 139 Alexis Hobbs! (WW) 160-170—330 154 Morgen Arey! (WW) 150-145—295 169 Isabella Traudt (NCT) 105-125—230 183 Courtney Traudt! (NCT) 145-140—285 199 Janea Mobley (HER)!* 135-145—280 UNL Jouie Miller (NCT)^* 210-205–415 $$ Denotes 2016-17…

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Meyer mesmerizes with 29 points as the Eagles bounce the Bucs, 84-54

BOYS BASKETBALL After suffering ACL knee Injury in 2016-17, Meyer deposits 12-of-22 field goals By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – In a week, F.W. Springstead tips off its regular season at Hudson-Fivay. Before then, SHS is hosting a pair pre-season classic hoop games attempting to fill the void created by losing four of last season‘s top six scorers including: Robert Gomez (11.4 ppg), who transferred to Nature Coast Technical,…

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HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 11-25)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 11-20: BOYS SOCCER Thanksgiving Tournament at Hernando High Shady Hills-Bishop McLaughlin vs. Springstead, 5 p.m. Wesley Chapel-Wiregrass Ranch vs. Hernando, 6:45 BOYS BASKETBALL PRE-SEASON CLASSICS Lecanto vs. Clearwater-Superior Collegiate at Springstead,  hosted by Gators’ Dockside, 6 p.m. New Port Richey-Gulf at Springstead hosted by Gators’ Dockside, 7:30 p.m. Nature Coast Technical vs. Lakeland-George Jenkins at Zephyrhills, 6 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL…

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