HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 01-05)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 01-01: BOYS BASKETBALL: O’Connell Shootout at Springstead New Port Richey-Mitchell vs. Brooksville-Central, 3 p.m. Wesley Chapel-Cypress Creek vs. Springstead, 7:30 p.m. 01-02: BOYS BASKETBALL: O’Connell Shootout at Springstead Central vs. TBA, TBA Springstead vs. TBA, TBA Hernando Holiday Classic at Hernando High Valrico-Bloomingdale vs. Hernando, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL: Hernando Holiday Classic at Hernando High New Port Richey-Gulf vs. Weeki…

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Leopards “thumped” at initial Knockout Classic

WRESTLING Pritz injures knee, as HHS returns sans any hardware By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com When the curtains came down on the 39-team, 400-plus wrestler event Saturday night in Kissimmee, Class 7A Camden County, Ga. claimed its fourth consecutive Knockout Christmas Classic VII Wrestling Tournament. The Wildcats finished with a tourney-high 191.0 points, besting Lakeland-Lake Gibson and Woodlawn Cartersville, Georgia – which both finished second with 185.0 points. Leopards: Tough weekend…

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Leopards step up competition, enter initial Knockout VII at Kissimmee-Osceola

WRESTLING In a massive 41-team field, 17 squads arrive from outside of Florida By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com The Knockout Classic prep wrestling tournament has been labeled many things during its inception, including the state tournament on steroids. Many of the state’s finest grapplers have fallen at the expense of the huge event held for the past six winters at the palatial Kissimmee-Osceola gymnasium. The seventh edition takes place Friday and…

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Brandon rolls to Gulf Duals 4-peat, collapses runner-up Weeki Wachee, 65-15

WRESTLING Fourner, Strickland pace Hornets behind 7-1 runs while Dominguez, Morris, Fetzner duplicate for NCT By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com While time continues to tick on, so does the Brandon High’s famed mat program. The Hillsborough County-based Eagles swept the this weekend’s two-day, nine-team Gulf High Duals for a fourth straight winter. Brandon, the Class 2A state runners-up to Lakeland-Lake Gibson, collected eight wins in eight attempts at the New Port…

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2018-19 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS BASKETBALL RECAPS

BOYS BASKETBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2018-19 Central Bears Head Coach – Matt Zandecki (9th Year: 3-6; 97-115 lifetime) DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME/RESULT 11-28 Dade City-Pasco Home W 50-24 11-30 Spring Hill-Springstead* Away L 38-56 12-03 Leesburg-First Academy Away W 58-44 12-07 Brooksville-Hernando#* Home L 49-62 12-11 Lecanto Away L 71-82 12-14 Weeki Wachee#* Away W 55-21 12-18 Crystal River^ Home L 40-62 12-19 Shady Hills-Bishop McLaughlin Away L…

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2018-19 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS (thru 01-01)

BOYS BASKETBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2018-19 Hernando County Boys Basketball Regular Season Standings PL. TEAM W L .PCT 1. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical$ 3 0 1.000 2. Spring Hill-Springstead 3 1 .750 3. Brooksville-Hernando 2 2 .500 4. Brooksville-Central 1 3 .350 5. Weeki Wachee 0 3 .000 TOTALS (5) 9 9 .500 $ Denotes defending Hernando County champion. 2018-19 Class 6A, District 7 Boys Basketball Regular Season Standings…

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2018-19 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS BASKETBALL STANDINGS (thru 01-01)

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2018-19 Hernando County Girls Basketball Regular Season Standings PL. TEAM W L .PCT 1. Weeki Wachee$ 4 0 1.000 2. Brooksville-Hernando 3 1 .750 3. Brooksville-Central 1 3 .250 3. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical 1 3 .250 3. Spring Hill-Springstead 1 3 .250 TOTALS (5) 10 10 .500 $ Denotes two-time defending Hernando County champion. 2018-19 Class 6A, District 7 Girls Basketball Regular Season…

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2018-19 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING HONOR ROLL STATS (thru 01-08)

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING – Compiled by TONY CASTRO TOP 10 WGT NAME/SCHOOL BEN-CLN-TOT 101 Aryana Millan (NCT) 105-100—205 110 Tara Gray (NCT) 105-125—230 119 Charlize Soares (SPG) 140-140—280 129 Kendal Haff (NCT) 125-120—245 139 Nicole Flynn (SPG) 175-130—305 154 Amanda Waddell (NCT) 135-135—270 169 Isabella Traudt (NCT) 140-155—295 183 Courtney Traudt (NCT) 165-165—330 199 Arieyanna Johnson (NCT) 170-145–315 UNL Jouie Miller (NCT) 220$-205—425$ $ Denotes Hernando County record. 2018-19 Central Bears…

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Week 3: Eagles, Hornets, Sharks, Bears hit the road

WRESTLING Springstead visits Southside Duals, Weeki Wachee, NCT at Gulf Duals, Bears travel to Hermann Cup Duals By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com The third weekend of local wrestling offers four of Hernando County’s mat squads – Central, Nature Coast Technical, Springstead and Weeki Wachee – on the road this weekend. Only Hernando High will not be competing. The Leopards celebrated its Senior Night Wednesday in Brooksville knocking off regional foe, The…

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Lady Sharks terrorize field, set new county scoring record (87 points) in three-peat

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING NCT walks away with eight individual champs while Springstead adds 2 By TONY CASTRO Hernando Sport.com WEEKI WACHEE – Nature Coast Technical plowed past four entries Thursday at the Hornets’ Nest to produce its third straight county title, topping its closest rival Hernando High, 87-42. In the 18th Hernando County Girls Weightlifting Championship Meet, F.W. Springstead finished third with 32 points, followed by host and fourth-place Weeki Wachee…

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Eight (undefeated wrestlers) is Enough; Springstead pockets 33rd district title

WRESTLING Top-seeded Eagles etch 15 pins across 19 wins (79 percent) By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – F.W. Springstead had two wrestlers miss weight and another starter who could not participate because according the OPC he couldn’t by 0.07 of a pound Tuesday during the Class 2A, District 5 Duals Wrestling Tournament at the Eagles’ gym. Normally, these kind of issues result in a calamity. But fourth-year skipper Mike…

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Six teams invade Spring Hill in search of dethroning 32-time district champion Springstead

WRESTLING Eagles will defend duals’ crown with seven expected starters back from last season’s win at Citrus By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Fresh off of a third-place finish at the gnormous 33-team Brooksville-Kiwanis Invitational, F,W. Springstead defends the first of its district titles beginning Wednesday afternoon at the Eagles’ gym. The North Suncoast’s most famed mat program will attempt to collect its 33rd lifetime wrestling district championship. Seven teams are expected…

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Frosh Williams rams 4 goals as Lady Eagles remove bagel from win column, topping Red Raiders, 4-2

GIRLS SOCCER Springstead needs three more victories to tie school record for the least amount of wins By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – Did an early Christmas present arrive at Booster Stadium Tuesday night, or is it a glimpse to the future? Only time will tell. In Year 29 of Hernando County girl’s soccer, 19-time county champion F.W. Springstead is at low tide. How low? The Lady Eagles, who…

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2018-19 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS BASKETBALL STANDINGS (thru 12-16)

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2018-19 Hernando County Girls Basketball Regular Season Standings PL. TEAM W L .PCT 1. Brooksville-Hernando 3 0 1.000 1. Weeki Wachee$ 3 0 1.000 3. Brooksville-Central 1 2 .333 4. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical 0 2 .000 5. Spring Hill-Springstead 0 3 .750 TOTALS (5) 7 7 .500 $ Denotes two-time defending Hernando County champion. 2018-19 Class 6A, District 7 Girls Basketball Regular Season…

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