Galda overcomes adversity, inks with Community College of Baltimore County Catonsville, Maryland Cardinals

BASEBALL Ex-HCA Lion played last three seasons at Hernando High School By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com With every prep student/athlete there are twists and turns along one’s career path. Such is the case with Brooksville’s Austin Emil Galda. Despite being the starting catcher – as an eighth- and ninth-grader – along the Emerson Road campus of Hernando Christian Academy, the current 6-foot, 170-pounder yearned for more. He transferred to Hernando High…

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Stulec aptly called NCT’s “Swiss Army Knife”

BOYS SOCCER NCT senior could hurt opponents on offense, defense, special teams By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com After a dominant four-year prep career, Nature Coast Technical senior Vincent “Vinny” Louis Stulec was described by a local mentor as the Sharks’ “Swiss Army knife.” A Swiss Army knife seemed apropos. It’s extremely versatile and can deployed in multiple occasions, serving a variety of purposes – similar to the way the 6-foot-2, 170-pound…

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2019 ALL-HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS SOCCER

BOYS SOCCER By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Play of the Year – Vinny Stulec Nature Coast Technical – Senior COMMENTS: Fourth-year letterman … Four-time All-County selection … Sharks’ first-ever four-time pick … Initial county player named in back-to-back-to-back seasons as Player of the Year …Extremely versatile player who prefers to play defense … Fabulous debut in 2015-16 with 17 goals and six assists to rank fourth in the county scoring race…

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2019 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS TRACK & FIELD RECAPS

BOYS TRACK & FIELD – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2019 Central Bears Head Coach – Kris Brooks (2nd Year) DATE EVENT SITE RESULT 02-12 Lecanto Invitational Away 4th/8 teams 02-15 Spring Hill-Springstead Invitational Away 6th/8 teams 02-22 Brooksville-Hernando Quad Away 3rd/4 teams 03-07 Wesley Chapel-Cypress Creek Invitational Away 16th/15 teams 03-14 Brooksville-Hernando Kiwanis Away 10th/12 teams 04-03 Hernando/Citrus Classic Away 8th/9 teams 04-12 Class 2A, District 7 Championship+ Away 8th/10…

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Class 3A, 2A Boys Track & Field State Finals Results

BOYS TRACK & FIELD – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 05-03/04: Class 3A Boys Track & Field State Finals at Jacksonville’s Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida Final Top 10 Team Standings (Top 8 placers scoring on 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis) PL. TEAM PTS 1. Miami-Northwestern 56.0 2. Tampa-Hillsborough 39.0 3. Miami-Carol City 34.0 4. Orange Park 30.0 5, Lehigh 28.0 6. Fort Lauderdale-Boyd Anderson 25.0 7. Miami-Belen Jesuit 24.0 7,…

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2019 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS TRACK & FIELD RECAPS

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2019 Central Bears Head Coach – Pat Greenwood (2nd Year) DATE EVENT SITE RESULT 02-12 Lecanto Invitational Away 5th/8 teams 02-15 Spring Hill-Springstead Invitational Away 5th/8 teams 02-22 Brooksville-Hernando Quad Away 3rd/4 teams 03-07 Wesley Chapel-Cypress Creek Invitational Away 12th (T)/15 teams 03-14 Brooksville-Hernando Kiwanis Away 10th/12 teams 04-03 Hernando/Citrus Classic Away 7th/9 teams 04-12 Class 2A, District 7 Championship+ Away…

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Hernando County’s 2019 FHSAA Class 3A, 2A State Girls Track & Field Meet Results

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 05-03/04: FHSAA Class 3A, State Girls Track & Field Meet at Jacksonville’s Hodges Stadium at University of North Florida Final Top 10 Team Standings (Top 8 placers scoring on 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis)   PL.   TEAM   PTS 1. Miami-Northwestern 98.5 2. Tallahassee-Chiles 46.0 3. Orange Park-Northeast 42.0 4, Niceville 34.5 5. Miami-Mater Academy 33.0 6. Daytona Beach-Mainland 32.0 7, St. Johns-Creekside…

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Make that 27 in a row! Panthers rally past Leopards, 6-1

SOFTBALL Pair of Coral Springs pitchers total 12 Ks to tame HHS’ upset bid By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com VERO BEACH – Heard the phrase cream rises. That’s exactly what happened Thursday when Coral Springs Charter overcame Hernando High’s early 1-run lead with five runs in the in the fifth inning Thursday. The Panthers, seeking its fifth straight state championship to tie the record held by Bartow (2002-06) tacked on a…

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Moment of truth: Hernando tackles 4-time defending state champion Coral Springs Charter in Thursday morning’s state semifinal

SOFTBALL Panthers start two players seeking their fifth state title rings By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com In the 1980’s Madonna bested summed up a generation with her rendition of “Material Girl.” But 30 years later, winning championships – and wearing the bling – is what most prep athletes covet. To that end, Broward County’s Coral Springs Charter Panthers’ softball program – has few rivals. The Panthers (27-1) – the No. 8…

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Weissman serves as the commish of the California Street pitch

GIRLS SOCCER In Year 1, 5-foot-2 striker wins Hernando County’s Triple Crown By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com In college hoop circles, there was none more influential than the “Wizard of Westwood” – Hall of Famer John Wooden of UCLA. Wooden’s coaching legacy included such terrific players has Gail Goodrich, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Bill Walton. Locally, perhaps the best fitting moniker for Nature Coast Technical freshman striker Kennedy Alexa Weissman is…

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5th time is a charm! Lamp’s solo homer derails Raiders, clinches rare regional title, 1-0

SOFTBALL HHS advances to first state Final Four since 2001 By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Persistence finally paid off Friday night in Alachua County. The game was delayed 55 minutes at beginning of the second inning due to lightning in the area. In Hernando High skipper Kevin Bittinger’s 14th season – and fifth regional final – the Leopards rode Madyson Lamp’s solo homer in the top of the seventh inning to…

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