Spoils of battle: HHS loses Tafelski for the season, but advance nine to states

1A-II WRESTLING Leopards break 14-year school record for state placers By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Like a lawnmower, defending regional champion, Lake Highland Prep, trimmed the 178-grappler field to 56 during this weekend’s Class 1A, Region II Tournament at Oviedo’s The Master’s Academy. LHP, which has captured six of the last seven Class 1A state crowns, advanced a meet-high 13 Highlanders – highlighted by 12 regional champions – to the Mar….

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HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 03-09)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 03-04: BASEBALL: The Villages at Central, 6 p.m. SOFTBALL: Hernando at Weeki Wachee, 7 p.m. Dunnellon at Nature Coast Technical, 7 p.m. 03-05: BASEBALL: Weeki Wachee at Crystal River, 7 p.m. Springstead at Dunnellon, 7 p.m. Wesley Chapel-Cypress Creek at Nature Coast Technical, 7 p.m. Hernando at New Port Richey-Gulf, 7 p.m. GIRLS SOFTBALL: Springstead at Dunnellon, 7 p.m. Inverness-Citrus…

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Ticket to Ride: Eagles place fourth in ‘The Doom’ – advance five to states

2A-II WRESTLING Morales, Spencer claim SHS’ 73rd, 74th regional crowns at Brandon High By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BRANDON – Though over three-fourths of the 220 grapplers who entered the ‘House that Cozart Built’ didn’t survive, this weekend’s Class 2A, Region II Tournament, aka “The Region of Doom,” wasn’t all gloom. Across the rugged two-day litmus test – known as the toughest regional in the state – six of F.W. Springstead’s…

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