Eagles’ Hoover denied at No. 1 singles final

BOYS TENNIS Rest of the Springstead net squad finishes 1-6 in rugged 3A-5 meet BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com For a second straight season, Ocala-Vanguard’s top player, Alexander “Alex” Wartels denied a Springstead netter a chance at the No. 1 singles title during Tuesday’s rugged, 10-team Class 3A, District 5 Tournament at Lecanto High. In 2014, Wartels won via injury default when Eagle junior Patrick Deslaurier retired due to severe leg…

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Leopards place third in crowded 16-team district meet at Fivay

  WEIGHTLIFTING NCT’s Green returns home as county’s lone district champion BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com HUDSON – An unremarkable season for the Nature Coast Technical Sharks weightlifting team took a turn for the better Wednesday at the conclusion of the three-hour, 16-team Class 1A, District 6 Boys Weightlifting Meet at Fivay High School. Of the meet’s 113 competitors, only one lifter from Hernando County – senior Jermaine Green at 238…

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As Leopards’ Sellers goes 8-for-8; HHS nips CRHS, 12-10

2A-7 GIRLS TENNIS Leopards return home with three district titles at Wesley Chapel BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com WESLEY CHAPEL – Welcome to homecoming at Hernando High. No, it’s not about the one during football season to roll out the red carpet for the alumni. There must be something about former Springstead tennis player-turned-adroit Hernando girls tennis mentor Teri Sellers. What else could explain a Leopard girls team in transition –…

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Slow start dooms Sharks, finish runner-up behind Pasco

2A-7 BOYS TENNIS NCT netters return home with two singles titles, one doubles crown BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com WESLEY CHAPEL – For over 17 hours of play on Monday and Tuesday, the Pasco Pirates dominated the eight-team Class 2A, District 7 Boys Tennis Tournament contested along the Wesley Chapel High and Thomas Weightman Middle School’s tennis courts. The Dade City netters never trailed, collecting a meet-high 17 wins across 20…

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2015 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING HONOR ROLL (thru 03-31)

  – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2014 TOP 10 HONOR ROLL WGT NAME BEN-CLEAN-TOTAL 119 – Cooper, Benjamin (CEN) 170-105—275 129 – Johnson, Dakota (WW) 230-135—365 139 – Vasquez, Julio (WW) 215-200—415 154 – Boettjer, Geoffrey (SPG)^# 320-240—560 169 – Magill, Jason (SPG) 275-225—500 183 – Magill, Jason (SPG) 270-225—495 199 – McLeod, Dylan (SPG) 305-270—575 219 – McLeod, Dylan (SPG) 295-265—560 238 – Green, Jermaine (NCT) 305-230—535 HWT –…

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Hernando County Boys Weightlifting Results (thru 03-31)

– Compiled by TONY CASTRO CENTRAL BEARS 03-18: 17th annual Hernando County Boys Weightlifting Championship Meet at Springstead Final 2015 Hernando County Boys Weightlifting Team Results PL SCHOOL PTS 1. Hernando (HER) 63.0 2. Central (CEN) 52.0 3. Springstead (SPG) 51.0 4. Weeki Wachee (WW) 38.0 5. Nature Coast Technical (NCT) 9.0 Final 2015 Hernando County Championship Meet Individual Results (Top 6 featuring bench, clean & jerk and total weight…

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Hernando County Sports Briefs

SH Wrestling Club Golf Scramble at Hernando Oaks SPRING HILL – The Spring Hill Wrestling Club will be hosting a golf scramble on Saturday, April 4 beginning with a shot gun start at 9 a.m. at Hernando Oaks Golf Club, 4230 Delacroix Dr., Brooksville. All of the money raised at this event directly funds the Spring Hill Wrestling Club for kids, ages 3-19. Lunch will be served at the conclusion…

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Hernando County Sports Calendar (thru 04-04)

Monday, March 30 BASEBALL Citrus at Nature Coast Technical, 7 p.m. SOFTBALL St. Petersburg-Dixie Hollins at Springstead, 7 p.m. Weeki Wachee at Lecanto, 7:30 p.m. BOYS TENNIS Class 2A, District 7 Tourney Central, Hernando, Nature Coast Technical, Weeki Wachee at Wesley Chapel, 9 a.m. Class 3A, District 5 Tourney Springstead at Lecanto, 9 a.m. GIRLS TENNIS Class 2A, District 7 Tourney Central, Hernando, Nature Coast Technical, Weeki Wachee at Wesley…

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contested out at second

2015 Hernando County Girls Softball Standings (thru 03-29)

– Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2015 Hernando County Girls Softball Standings PL TEAM W L .PCT 1. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical$ 7 1 .875 2. Spring Hill-Springstead 5 1 .833 3. Brooksville-Hernando$ 3 3 .500 4. Brooksville-Central 2 5 .286 5. Weeki Wachee 0 7 .000 TOTALS (5) 17 17 .500 $ Denotes co-Hernando County champions. 2015 Class 6A, District 10 Regular Season Standings PL TEAM W L .PCT 1. Spring…

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Sharks seek 2A-7 repeat at Wesley Chapel

BOYS TENNIS Sharks seek 2A-7 repeat at Wesley Chapel BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com The 94th Florida High School Athletic Association tennis state series begins in earnest with two area tennis tournaments beginning Monday, March 30. Lecanto High will host nine boys teams on its 10 courts in the Class 3A, District 5 Tournament The event is scheduled to conclude Tuesday, March 31 (weather permitting). 3A-5 features four teams from Marion…

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2015 FINAL HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS TENNIS STANDINGS

– Compiled by TONY CASTRO RK. SCHOOL W L .PCT COACH 1. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical$ 7 0 1.000 Tom Brown 2. Spring Hill-Springstead$ 5 2 .714 Elisa Awtrey 3. Weeki Wachee 4 4 .500 Bob Croyle 4. Brooksville-Central 2 6 .250 Bob Gill 5. Brooksville-Hernando 0 6 .000 Kenneth Day TOTALS (5) 18 18 .500 $ Denotes Hernando County champion All-Time Hernando County Boys Tennis Champions (2002-15/14 Seasons) – Compiled…

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Leopards, Bears, Sharks expect barnburner in Pasco County

  GIRLS TENNIS Leopards, Bears, Sharks expect barnburner in Pasco County BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com There’s no more waiting for post-season tennis action. On Monday, two local female district tennis tournaments will take place in Citrus and Pasco Counties involving five Hernando County teams while Hillsborough County will serve host for Hernando Christian Academy beginning on Wednesday. At Wesley Chapel, the Wildcats will host seven schools in a two-day, single…

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2015 Hernando County Girls Tennis Results (thru 03-29)

– Compiled by TONY CASTRO CENTRAL BEARS 02-03: Central at Weeki Wachee Central 6, Weeki Wachee 1 Singles (pro set) No. 1 – Vanessa Valencia (CEN) def. Caitlyn Lewandowski, 8-1. No. 2- Nicole Carrier (CEN) def. Mariann Flaherty, 8-3. No. 3 – Jordyn Brunetti (CEN) def. Alexis Romano, 8-0. No. 4 – Kaitlin Barrow (WW) def. Hailey Hoffenkamp, 8-1. No. 5 – Alexandria Viera (CEN) def. Danielle Acevedo, 9-7. Doubles…

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2015 FINAL HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS TENNIS STANDINGS

– Compiled by TONY CASTRO RK. SCHOOL W L .PCT 1. Spring Hill-Springstead$ 6 1 .857 2. Brooksville-Hernando 4 3 .571 3. Brooksville-Central 4 4 .500 3. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical 4 4 .500 5. Weeki Wachee 1 7 .125 TOTALS 19 19 .500 $ Denotes Hernando County champion. All-Time Hernando County Girls Tennis Champions (2000-15/16 Seasons) – Compiled by TONY CASTRO YR TEAM W L .PCT COACH 2000 Brooksville-Central 4…

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Springstead’s Boettjer repeats as district champion, advances to states

WEIGHTLIFTING Eagles alumnus Matt Smith guides Sunlake to third district crown BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – There’s nothing like coming home. Springstead alumnus Matt Smith knows a little something about returning to old former football, wrestling and baseball stomping grounds. For a second straight season. Smith’s team, Sunlake High, collected a district championship trophy following Wednesday’s 12-team, Class 2A, District 3 Boys Weightlifting Meet featuring 108 lifters at Springstead…

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Eagles snap Mustangs’ hex at home behind Disi’s two-hitter, 6-1

SOFTBALL Wall, Woodall, Pfent each drive in two runs apiece BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – From 2003-14, a span of 11 seasons, Mitchell High’s vaunted softball program had never lost to Springstead, claiming four wins in four attempts. That streak ended Tuesday, when the Eagles corralled the defending district champion Mustangs in New Port Richey, 4-3. But in less than 24 hours, the Spring Hill faced MHS again…

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