Class 2A, District 7 Girls Track and Field Meet Results

  GIRLS TRACK & FIELD – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 04-21: Class 2A, District 7 Girls Track & Field Meet at Brooksville-Central Final Team Standings (Top 8 placers scoring on 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis) PL. TEAM PTS. 1. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical (NCT) 137.0 2. Crystal River (CR) 110.0 3. Dade City-Pasco (PAS) 88.0 4. Bushnell-South Sumter (SS) 76.0 5. Brooksville-Hernando (HER) 63.0 6. New Port Richey-Ridgewood (RW) 45.5 7. New Port Richey-Gulf…

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Spongers celebrate first-ever regional win, edge sloppy Leopards, 4-2

5A-II SOFTBALL BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – On a historic night, Class 5A-8 runner-up Tarpon Springs (15-8) rode senior right-hander Lindsey White’s complete-game four-hitter, featuring 11 strikeouts to upset host and 5A-7 champion Hernando (19-10) Wednesday during the 5A-II softball quarterfinal at Tom Varn Park, 4-2. With the win, Tarpon Springs will travel to New Port Richey-River Ridge for the 5A-II semifinal next Tuesday. River Ridge advanced by eliminating…

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Class 2A, District 7 Boys Track Meet Results

BOYS TRACK & FIELD – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 04-21: Class 2A, District 7 Boys Track & Field Meet at Brooksville-Central Final Team Standings (Top 8 placers scoring on 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis) PL. TEAM PTS. 1. Bushnell-South Sumter (SS) 124.0 2. Dade City-Pasco (PAS) 94.0 3. Wesley Chapel (WC) 91.0 4. New Port Richey-Ridgewood (RW) 82.5 5. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical (NCT) 65.0 6. Crystal River (CR) 51.5 7. Brooksville-Hernando (HER) 45.0…

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Lady Leopards, Sharks aim at remaining alive

5A-II SOFTBALL HHS (19-9) hosts Tarpon Springs (16-8) while NCT (21-4) journeys to River Ridge (17-7) BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Several storylines are intertwined entering Wednesday’s Class 5A, Region II fast-pitch softball quarterfinals involving Hernando County’s remaining three diamond teams. 5A-8 runner-up Tarpon Springs (16-8) travels to 5A-7 champion Brooksville Leopards (19-9) at Brooksville’s Tom Varn Park beginning at 7 p.m. At the same time in West Pasco County, 5A-7…

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Leopards oust Hornets, 10-2; Sharks shown door, 4-3; Bears eliminate Pirates, 9-1

BASEBALL   Hernando versus Pasco County in both 5A-7 semifinals on Wednesday BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – Two Hernando County teams extended their seasons and two others saw the curtains come down Tuesday following the win-or-go-home Class 5A, District 7 Baseball Tournament quarterfinals at the Bears’ Den. In the first game of a triple header, Leopard senior southpaw Travis Young weathered an uneven performance yielding seven hits, four walks…

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HHS’ Sims on 5A-7 Tourney, “It’s anybody’s to win. Wide open.”

BASEBALL Seven-team, single-elimination event scheduled for Bears’ Den starting Tuesday at 1 p.m. BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com The long-awaited post-season level of the state baseball playoffs arrived yesterday in Hernando County with two semifinals in the four-team Class 2A, District 7 Tournament at Hernando Christian Academy. The host and third-seeded Lions (10-9) were eliminated by second-seeded Tampa-Cambridge Christian Lancers (10-14), 15-2 (4½ Innings). Four of the county’s six prep diamond…

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HCA Lions lanced by Cambridge Christian, 15-2

2A-7 BASEBALL All-Hillsborough County final pits Bayshore versus Cambridge Christian BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – For a second year in a row, Thursday’s 4 p.m. Class 2A, District 7 Baseball Tournament finals at Hernando Christian Academy will feature an all-Hillsborough County flavor. Despite Monday’s menacing skies, off-and-on gusty breezes at the Lions’ Den, the tourney’s two top seeds advanced. Top-seeded Bayshore Christian (11-3) managed only five hits, but sparkled…

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2015 FINAL HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING HONOR ROLL

– 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—365 129 – Johnson, Dakota (WW) 215-150—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,…

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HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (04-20 thru 04-25)

  (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) Monday, April 20 BASEBALL Class 2A, District 7 Baseball Tournament at Brooksville-Hernando Christian Academy Game 1: No. 4 seed Land O’ Lakes-Academy at the Lakes vs. No. 1 seed Tampa-Bayshore Christian, 1 p.m. Game 2: No. 3 seed Hernando Christian Academy vs. No. 2 seed Tampa-Cambridge Christian, 4 p.m. TRACK & FIELD Class 2A, District 7 Track & Field Championship Hernando,…

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NCT’s Green struggles in first-ever state appearance

STATE 1A BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com KISSIMMEE – How difficult was Saturday’s 41st annual FHSAA State Boys Weightlifting Finals at the Kissimmee Civic Center? Look no further than Hernando County‘s lone state representative, county and district champion Jermaine Green of Nature Coast Technical, who scratched out of the competition. Green, a senior, who was seeded 17th in the 18-man bracket, began well tying a personal record with a…

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Round 4 stunner: Lady Leopards snap Sharks’ 19-game home winning skein, 7-4

SOFTBALL History in the making, HHS’ Lane collects 200th career hit, while Harvey’s collects 100th with a homer BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – In a nutshell, Friday afternoon’s 28th meeting between archrivals Hernando and Nature Coast Technical may eventually be the backdrop for a 30/30 ESPN feature film. And why not? The teams were playing for the Class 5A, District 7 Girls softball championship just after ‘High Noon’ due…

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Springstead’s Boettjer returns home with hardware, third-place bronze medallion

  STATE BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING Eagles’ medal streak extended to nine consecutive seasons BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com KISSIMMEE – In an overall lackluster season, Hernando County’s one representative in Friday’s 41st annual, 69-team FHSAA State Boys Weightlifting Finals the Kissimmee Civic Center, returned home mission: accomplished. In his second straight state visit, Springstead senior Geoff Boettjer registered personal records in his bench press (325 pounds), power cleans (250) and totals (575)…

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Sharks, Lady Leopards return home sans hardware

  STATE TENNIS HHS’ No. 1 doubles duo of Curren/Bergstrom reach semifinals BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com For both the Hernando High girls tennis team and Nature Coast Technical’s No. 1 doubles team, the visit to states lasted two grueling days. Both sets of Brooksville netters won one match before returning home to Hernando County sans any hardware. NCT Sharks finish 1-1 The Sharks’ seventh state representation in nine years ended…

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2 Hernando County lifters, SHS’ Boettjer, NCT’s Green, enter states with identical (gold) goal

Springstead senior Geoff Boettjer arrives in his second straight state meet seeking a top-six medal performance in Friday’s Class 2A Meet at 154 pounds. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO STATE WEIGHTLIFTING Springstead’s Boettjer competes in Friday’s 2A State Finals, while Green competes Saturday in 1A BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Hernando County will be represented by two senior lifters, Springstead’s Geoff Boettjer and Nature Coast Technical’s Jermaine Green, in this weekend’s 41st…

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Bring on Round 4: Leopards pound Bulldogs behind 30-hit barrage, 24-8

SOFTBALL NCT’s Primavera just misses perfecto, settles on no-hitter over Bears, 11-0 BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – Round 4 of Hernando versus Nature Coast Technical will decide Thursday’s Class 5A, District 7 Softball Tournament at 7:30 p.m. (weather permitting). In Wednesday’s semifinals, third-seeded Hernando (18-9 overall) was down 7-2 after two innings, but the Leopards out-scored second-seeded Zephyrhills (14-13 overall) 22-1 down the stretch featuring 30 hits, winning 24-8….

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Leopards follow ‘fast Lane’ squish Hornets, 11-1

  SOFTBALL HHS senior Megan Lane, who arrived hitting .631, goes 3-for-4, steals home BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – Normally, most prep fast-pitch softball players don’t arrive into single-elimination tournaments hitting .631. But most people aren’t Hernando High’s leadoff batter and four-year starter Megan Lane. Lane, playing as if this was her last game, the three-time All-Hernando County selection put on a clinic Tuesday evening as the third-seeded Leopards…

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