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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HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 05-24)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 05-23: GIRLS SOFTBALL: Class 5A State Semifinals at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex at Vero Beach: Marianna vs. Hardee County, 8:35 a.m. Hernando vs. Coral Springs Charter, 9:50 a.m. SPRING FOOTBALL: Clearwater-Calvary Christian at Weeki Wachee, 7 p.m. MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL JAMBOREE: Challenger K-8, Explorer, West Hernando at Springstead, 6 p.m. 05-24: GIRLS SOFTBALL: Class 5A State Championship at the…

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2018-19 ALL-HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS SOCCER

GIRLS SOCCER By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Player of the Year – Kennedy Weissman Nature Coast Technical – Freshman COMMENTS: Multi-sport athlete at 5-foot-2, who also competed in weightlifting and track and field …. First–year letter winner … Initial All-County selection … Lightning quick … Possesses great vision … Exploded on to the season leading all Hernando County players to the famed “Triple Crown” scoring the most goals (34), collecting the…

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20-year regional drought ends as Bears rally past Sharks, 9-4

BASEBALL Central wins fourth straight as Boyce goes six frames, fanning 11 By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Ninth-year Central High baseball skipper Al Sorrentino is a lonely man these days. His recent run of good fortune was extended when the Bears rallied Wednesday from a 4-0 deficit after 3½ innings to eliminate Class 5A, District 8 runner-up Port Orange-Atlantic, 9-5. As he looked around following the Class 5A, Region II quarterfinal,…

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2018 FINAL HERNANDO COUNTY 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 Classic Brooksville-McKethan Lake NTS…

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Marveling at Marville: Opponents gush over her season

2018 ALL-COUNTY GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Third-year thinclad defeated 182-of-184 Hernando County foes By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com For once, a imagine the toughest guy on your block standing 5-foot-6 and weighing in at 114 pounds. Not much an imposing figure, right? Just the contrary in the Hernando County cross country realm this season. You see, Nature Coast Technical senior Leah Marlene Marville had local rivals marveling at her success along the…

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Dowdell, Shenefield combine for five hits as Lady Leopards solve Coyotes, 8-7

SOFTBALL HHS seeks first region title since 2001 at Santa Fe By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Hernando High collected five of its seven hits between Ali Shenefield and Taliyah Dowdell Wednesday night in East Pasco County to eliminate host Cypress Creek Middle/High School, 8-7. In the tense Class 5A, Region II semifinal, the Leopards (26-3) improved to 5-1 lifetime against the second-year Coyotes (15-9). With the triumph, the Purple and Gold…

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Blair spins 3-hitter, as North Marion trims Springstead, 4-1

BASEBALL Colts’ right-hander fans 11 to earn rematch with DHS By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – After one-and-done quarterfinal performances in 2017-18, North Marion advanced to the Class 6A, Region II semifinals by eliminating F.W. Springstead Wednesday night, 4-1. The Colts (17-11), in the regional playoffs for a ninth straight season under 15th-year skipper Dale Hall, rode senior right-hander Jake Blair’s 3-hitter to topple the host Eagles (22-5). With…

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