Lowman Law Firm Student-Athlete of the Week (thru 11-24)

Lauren Cantrell – Girls Basketball Hernando Christian Academy – Senior Cantrell tallied six points in the Lions’ opening game against Foundation Christian Academy. Lauren carries a 3.6905 unweighted grade point average is the Chaplin of National Honor Society and secretary for student government. Cantrell is a past Homecoming Queen. She was also the volleyball team’s Most Valuable Player for 2017 and won the Christian Character award for basketball. Outside of…

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Lowman Law Firm Student-Athlete of the Week (thru 11-17)

Victoria Cleto – Girls Swimming Springstead – Junior Served as Hernando County’s lone state qualifier during the Class 2A FHSAA State Finals at the Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center in Stuart. Cleto, who captured first place in the 100-yard backstroke during regionals to qualify for states, finished 24th overall in 1:05.13. In the classroom, Victoria maintains 3.387 unweighted and a weighted grade point average. She is also a member of…

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Lowman Law Firm Student-Athlete of the Week (thru 11-10)

Ross Stalcup – Boys Cross Country Hernando – Senior In his 34th and final prep country 5K meet, Stalcup was Hernando County’s lone male state representative in the FHSAA State Finals in Tallahassee’s Apalachee Regional Park. The 2017 Hernando County Runner of the Year placed 73rd overall in the 182-runner field in 17:26.41 The meet marked the third time Ross has participated in the state’s elite meet in Leon County….

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NCT vs Baker County Recap

Nature Coast’s Shemar Lawson returns the opening kick. Nature Coast’s first drive  featured the rushing of Mike Weston and culminated in a 1 yard score by ,1, Fabian Burnett.  The extra point was missed by Mateo Rivera after a high snap with 8:41 showing in the fitrst quarter NCT 6- BC 0 Despite good defensive effort by Nature Coast , Baker County’s first drive also scored, adding the 2 point conversion…

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2018 HERNANDO COUNTY FINAL GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY RECAPS

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY – Compiled by TONY CASTRO CENTRAL BEARS Head Coach – Kris Brooks (2nd Year)   DATE   RACE   SITE   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 NTS 10-11 15th Hernando/Citrus…

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2018 HERNANDO COUNTY FINAL BOYS CROSS COUNTRY RECAPS

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY – Compiled by TONY CASTRO CENTRAL BEARS Head Coach – Pat Greenwood (1st Year)   DATE   RACE   SITE   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 NTS 10-11 15th Hernando/Citrus…

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Lady Sharks arrive seeded 20th, depart 21st – out of 23 teams – in Class 2A State Finals

STATE CROSS COUNTRY HHS senior Ross Stalcup finishes 73rd overall in 182-runner boys final By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com None of Hernando County’s eight entries in Saturday’s Class 2A FHSAA State Finals at Apalachee Regional Park, did so with a personal record or hardware. Nature Coast Technical’s girls’ team, which finished 23rd in last year’s stiff meet, arrived seeded 20th. This time, the Sharks couldn’t catch US-41 rival Inverness-Citrus for the…

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Hernando County Prep Football Scoreboard (thru 11-09) Results

FOOTBALL 11-09 Week 13 Results: Class 5A, Region II Quarterfinals @ Brooksville Nature Coast Technical 57, Gainesville-Eastside 26 @Glen St. Mary Mary-Baker County Baker County 28, Hernando 14 11-02 Week 12 Results: @ Weeki Wachee Weeki Wachee 50, Gulf 14 @ Brooksville Nature Coast Technical 34, IMG White 10 10-26 Week 11 Results: @ Lecanto Nature Coast Technical 36, Lecanto 0 10-26 Week 10 Results: @ Brooksville Nature Coast Technical…

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Opening salvos: Heavily-favored Sharks (9-1) host Eastside Rams (7-3)

FOOTBALL Hernando (7-3) seeks to snap 21-year playoff drought at Glen St. Mary-Baker Co. (6-4) By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Nature Coast Technical’s fifth Hernando County and district championships are items for the banquet circuit. The red-hot Sharks – winners of nine straight – since debuting its 15th season on road with a Week 1, 30-27 setback to Orange Park-Ridgeview, opens the Class 5A, Region II playoffs at Shark Tank Stadium….

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Chatman Legacy Continues ….

Spear-headed by a drive by Weeki Wachee’s Patrick Skipper, the City of Brooksville and Hernando County agreed to rename – beginning  at Dec. 6, 2018 at 12:01 a.m – East North Avenue officially Ernie Chatman Run. The school address will be changed about the same time. Chatman, 67, a Florida Athletic Coaches Association and HHS Hall of Famer, passed away during the summer of 2016.

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Lowman Law Firm Student-Athlete of the Week (thru 11-03)

Alexis Dross – Girls Golf Nature Coast Technical – Senior Dross is a four-year linkster and a three-time All Hernando County selection. The 2018 2A, District 13 and Region V champion, entered her third FHSAA State Finals last week as Howey-in-the-Hills‘ Mission Inn Resort. She departed the pressure-packed, two-day event with a personal best 83-79—162 total, good for 24th overall in the 94-golfer field. Dross, who will be returning to…

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Dross settles for 24th-place, Sharks finish 15th out of 16 teams

GIRLS GOLF By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com A rare third time trip to the Lake County’s 69th annual FHSAA Class 2A State Finals didn’t quite have the deserved effect for Hernando Comity’s lone entry Nature Coast Technical. In last weekend’s star-studded field, the Brooksville-based linksters could not duplicate its top-10 magic of the year before. Instead, NCT finished second to last in 16-team competition along the treacherous Las Colinas course at…

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18-year title drought ends for Powell (8-0), Panthers manhandle Navigators (6-2), 40-0

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL Panthers win turnover margin, 3-0, capitalize behind Buratzuk’s 3-TD air raid By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – The 24th and final Hernando County Middle School Athletic Conference football game – featuring second-seeded and top-seeded Powell – didn’t follow the script of a nip and tuck regular season. On Tuesday, 18 seasons since Powell claimed its last county title under Mike Garofano – who left to become the…

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HERNANDO COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD (thru 11-06)

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL  11-06: County Final @ Nature Coast Technical Powell 40, Challenger K-8 0 NOTES – Nightmare night for Navigators … Challenger was out-gained 365=145 …. Navigators lost turnover battle, 3-0, having a punt blocked and suffering two pick sixes for touchdowns …Powell’s Allen Ho collected three passes for 102 yards and two TDs, Jayden Skipper rushed 3 times for game-high 75 yards and scored once on a pass…

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