2018 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS CROSS COUNTRY RECAPS (thru 10-05)

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY – Compiled by TONY CASTRO CENTRAL BEARS Head Coach – Pat Greenwood (1st Year)   DATE   RACE   SITE   TIME/RESULT 08-25 Inverness-Citrus Invitational Inverness-Whispering Pines Park NTS 09-01 Lecanto Invitational Lecanto High NTS 09-15 6th Nature Coast Invite Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical NTS 09-29 5th Weeki Wachee Invitational Weeki Wachee Preserve NTS 10-06 22nd Land O’ Lakes Invite Shady Hills-Crews Lake Park 8 am. 10-11 15th…

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Sharks, Hornets collect fourth top-10 finish at Weeki Wachee Preserve

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Springstead sophomore Kader posts county’s best finish, finishing 5th By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com HERNANDO BEACH – The fifth edition of the Weeki Wachee Invitational Saturday at Weeki Wachee Preserve concluded without much fanfare, at least locally. Sure, defending Class 2A, District 7 and Hernando County champion Nature Coast Technical fared decently placing fourth overall in the 16-team field. New Port Richey-Gulf, which placed fifth in last year’s…

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2018 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY RECAPS (thru 10-05)

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY – Compiled by TONY CASTRO CENTRAL BEARS Head Coach – Kris Brooks (2nd Year)   DATE   RACE   SITE   TIME/RESULT 08-25 Inverness-Citrus Invitational Inverness-Whispering Pines Park NTS 09-01 Lecanto Invitational Lecanto High NTS 09-15 6th Nature Coast Invite Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical NTS 09-29 5th Weeki Wachee Invitational Weeki Wachee Preserve NTS 10-06 22nd Land O’ Lakes Invite Shady Hills-Crews Lake Park 8 am. 10-11 15th…

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Lady Sharks claim 12th lifetime team crown, repeating as Weeki Wachee Invite champions

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY NCT’s top five runners place among first 13 finishers at WW Preserve By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com HERNANDO BEACH – On Saturday, Nature Coast Technical unfurled its finest performance of the season – squeezing its top five runners among the first 13 finishers to conclude the 3.1-mile layout at Weeki Wachee Preserve – en route to its first win of the season. In Year 16, NCT posted its…

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Pirates’ Parker applies the dagger – 208 rushing yards, 2 (second-half) TDs – as Crystal River rallies past Hernando, 14-7

FOOTBALL Fields’ 156 yards, Bronson’s 113 yards not nearly enough, as Leopards lose three fumbles By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – As the adage goes, good football teams put people away early. But just as telling, great football teams win close games. Agonizingly, the Leopard faithful are coming to grips with the latter. In a rare Saturday night performance, the Leopards (3-2, 1-2 5A-7) could not sustain its offensive, nor…

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Prep Football Scoreboard Week 6 Results (thru 09-29)

FOOTBALL 09-29 Week 6 Results: @ Brooksville Crystal River 14, Hernando 7 09-28 Week 6 Results: Nature Coast Technical – Bye @ Weeki Wachee Inverness-Citrus vs Weeki Wachee, cancelled Game scheduled to play at 7 p.m. Monday @ Lecanto Central vs. Lecanto, suspended Lecanto ahead, 7-0, in the first quarter Game scheduled to resume at 7 p.m. Monday @ Land O’ Lakes Springstead 12, Sunlake 7

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Prep Football Scoreboard Week 6 Results (thru 09-28)

FOOTBALL 09-28 Week 6 Results: Nature Coast Technical – Bye @ Brooksville Crystal River vs. Hernando, suspended Game suspended at halftime with Leopards ahead, 7-0 Game will resume at 7:30 p.m. Saturday @ Weeki Wachee Inverness-Citrus vs Weeki Wachee, cancelled Game scheduled to play at 7 p.m. Monday @ Lecanto Central vs. Lecanto, suspended Lecanto ahead in the first quarter, 7-0 Game scheduled to resume at 7 p.m. Monday @…

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At a cross road: Hernando County teams consumed by crucial tilts

FOOTBALL Beat up HHS hosts CRHS, WW travels to Citrus Bowl, Eagles trek to Land O’ Lakes By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Officially, the FHSAA’s regional playoffs begin Nov. 9. Unofficially, three Hernando County programs may know their possible post-season fate as early as tonight. Let’s review the Week 6 menu. Four of the county’s five gridiron programs clash tonight, all except co-Class 5A, District 7 leader, Nature Coast Technical (2-0…

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2018 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS GOLF RECAPS (thru 09-24)

GIRLS GOLF – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2018 Hernando Leopards Head Coach – Casey Ellis (8th Year: 7-1-0; 39-28-2 lifetime) DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME/RESULT 08-21 Weeki Wachee Weeki Wachee-GlenLakes G&CC W 227-NTS 08-30 Central Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation W 240-278 09-04 Inverness-Citrus Inverness-Lakeside CC W 261-NTS 09-06 Springstead Brooksville CC W 258-269 09-06 Central Brooksville CC W 238-NTS 09-18 Springstead Spring Hill-Oak Hills GC W 235-247 09-18 Central Spring Hill-Oak Hills…

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Owens heeds HHS HOF nod, acknowledges, “It’s not about me”

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Served as Leopards’ head track mentor for 7 years, capturing 6 district titles By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com The 81st-87th Hernando High Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized during halftime of the Oct. 5 football game against F.W. Springstead at Tom Fisher Memorial Stadium. Terry Owens, a 1967 graduate of HHS, is one of seven inductees this fall. Owens 101 Terry originally hailed from Warren,…

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Lowman Law Firm Student-Athlete of the Week (thru 09-22)

Jennifer Porcelli – Girls Volleyball Nature Coast Technical – Senior Porcelli, a third-year varsity player, contributed a team-high 15 digs in Tuesday’s 25-21, 25-17, 25-22 win over Inverness-Citrus and converted 14-of-14 service attempts for seven points in Thursday’s key 25-17, 25-23, 23-25, 25-23 triumph at Weeki Wachee. The fourth-year player entered the week leading the Sharks in sets played (44) and digs (181). Besides volleyball, maintains a 3.98 unweighted and…

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Hope floats: Powell’s Mellecker drills 21-yard FG with 11 ticks remaining dropping Explorer K-8 to 0-3, 15-14

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL Bobcats waste Class’ 21 carries for game- high 127 yds., 2 TDs By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – In Year 11 of Explorer K-8 football, the Bobcats might have the most snake -bitten team in its short history dating back to 2008. Entering Tuesday’s third-round action against unbeaten Powell, the winless Bobcats opened the season by falling at the hands of 2017 Hernando County finalist, Challenger…

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HERNANDO COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD (thru 09-25)

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL 09-25: Challenger – bye @ Springstead Powell 15, Explorer K-8 14 NOTES – Explorer sixth-grader P.J. Class rushed 20 times for a game-high 127 yards and scored two touchdowns (56, 1 yards) … Justin Gies buried the second of two point-afters to lead 14-12 with 3:37 left in the game … With 1:29 remaining, Class fumbled and Powell defensive lineman Anthony White recovered at the Explorer 25…

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2018 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS GOLF RECAPS (thru 09-23)

BOYS GOLF – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2018 Central Bears Head Coach – Tyson Ellis (6th Year: 4-6-0 overall; 22-40-2 lifetime) DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME/RESULT 08-27 Dade City-Pasco Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation L 200-172 08-27 Weeki Wachee Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation W 200-NTS 08-30 Inverness-Citrus Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation W 203-223 08-30 Nature Coast Technical Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation L 203-201 08-30 Lecanto Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation L 203-201 09-04 Springstead Brooksville-Hernando Oaks GC L…

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HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 09-29)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 09-24: GIRLS VOLLEYBALL HCA at Clearwater-Lakeside Christian, 6 p.m. 09-25: GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Central at Hernando, 7 p.m. Nature Coast Technical at Lecanto, 7 p.m. Weeki Wachee at Inverness-Citrus, 7 p.m. Land O’ Lakes-Sunlake at Springstead, 7 p.m. Shady Hills-Classical Prep ay HCA, 6:30 p.m. BOYS GOLF Weeki Wachee, Inverness-Citrus vs. Springstead at Hernando Oaks GC, 3 p.m. GIRLS GOLF Central,…

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