2015 Hernando County Girls Tennis Results (thru 03-22)

– 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 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS TENNIS STANDINGS (thru 03-22)

– Compiled by TONY CASTRO RK. SCHOOL W L .PCT 1. Spring Hill-Springstead$ 5 1 .833 2. Brooksville-Hernando 4 1 .800 3. Brooksville-Central 4 3 .571 4. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical 3 4 .429 5. Weeki Wachee 0 7 .000 TOTALS 16 16 .500 $ Denotes defending Hernando County champion. low bred 11s low georgetown 11s jordan 11 low georgetown jordan 5 metallic silver low georgetown 11s jordan 11 low georgetown…

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HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 03-27)

(NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) Monday, March 23 BASEBALL Nature Coast Technical at Crystal River, 6:30 p.m. HCA at Winter Park-Geneva, 4 p.m. SOFTBALL Citrus Park Christian at Hernando Christian Academy, 4:30 p.m. Wesley Chapel at Weeki Wachee, 7 p.m. GIRLS TENNIS Nature Coast Technical vs. Hernando Christian Academy @ Southern Hills Plantation, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24 BASEBALL Hernando at Zephyrhills, 7 p.m. Nature Coast Technical…

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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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Lady Leopards inch closer in 5A-7, edging Bulldogs, 13-11

  SOFTBALL Down 9-3 after two innings, Bulldogs tie matters with six runs BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – Tuesday night’s second meeting this spring between Hernando High and Zephyrhills took nearly 2½ hours, consumed five pitchers, showcased a combined 26 hits and included 10 errors and 12 runners left on base. In a roller coaster affair, the host Lady Leopards built what would normally be considered a lock –…

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2015 Hernando County Girls Softball Standings (thru 03-22)

  – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2015 Hernando County Girls Softball Standings PL TEAM W L .PCT 1. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical$ 6 1 .857 2. Spring Hill-Springstead 5 1 .833 3. Brooksville-Hernando$ 3 3 .500 4. Brooksville-Central 2 4 .333 5. Weeki Wachee 0 7 .000 TOTALS (5) 11 11 .500 $ Denotes co-Hernando County champions. 2014 Class 6A, District 10 Regular Season Standings PL TEAM W L .PCT 1….

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Bishop McLaughlin’s Pearson twirls 2-hitter; halting Hernando, 2-0

BASEBALL BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – With extra innings a distinct possibility in an old fashion pitcher’s duel, somebody desperately needed to make a play. Hernando High school centerfielder Tyler Ledington laid out – ala Tommy Agee-style – for a sinking liner to right-center in the top of the seventh inning off the bat of Bishop McLaughlin senior Hunter Perez. The ball, however, eluded Ledington’s grasp and rolled to…

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Leopard lifters return to the top, 63-52

BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING Central, Springstead each claim meet-high six individual champions BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – While Springstead and Central each captured three individual titles during the 17th Hernando County Boys Weightlifting Meet at Springstead, Hernando High walked away as the surprising tourney champions. The Leopards, under skipper Bill Vonada, tore a page from SHS’ mentor Mike Garofano’s playbook: bring 15 lifters, have no one scratch out and have…

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Bammert delivers clutch, two-out RBI single as Leopards edge Gators, 5-4

BASEBALL Down 4-0, LO’L roars back with 4 runs to tie matters BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – For a second straight night Hernando High senior shortstop Tanner Bammert rammed two hits. But none loomed larger than in his last at-bat. With two runners aboard with two outs in the bottom of the sixth against Land O’ Lakes junior southpaw Brett Kreiger, Bammert cracked an RBI single plating Tyler Skipper…

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2015 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS TENNIS STANDINGS (thru 03-16)

– 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$ 3 2 .600 Elisa Awtrey 3. Weeki Wachee 2 4 .333 Bob Croyle 4. Brooksville-Central 2 5 .286 Bob Gill 5. Brooksville-Hernando 0 3 .000 Kenneth Day TOTALS (5) 14 14 .500 $ Denotes co-Hernando County champions                   michael…

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Leopards defuse pesky ’Canes behind Kimbrough’s complete-game efforts, 5-1

  BASEBALL HHS southpaw backed up by near-perfect defense, three hits by Bammert BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – Two mini winning streaks concluded during Monday’s opening round of the 16-team Tom Varn Baseball Classic sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance at Emerson Field. In the first of two tilts at Hernando High, Land O’ Lakes senior right-hander Andrew O’Brien twirled a complete game, three-hit shutout while the Gators lashed nine…

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Slow-starting Bears seek Farm Bureau Insurance tourney turnaround

BASEBALL Second-annual event takes place this week at four local sites BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Brooksville’s Farm Bureau Insurance agency is once again the title sponsor for this week’s 16-team Tom Varn Invitational prep baseball tournament at four sites: Hernando High’s Emerson Field, Central Park, Weeki Wachee and Lecanto High. The field features teams from four counties: Hernando, Pasco, Citrus and Marion. The field includes: Hernando County’s Central, Hernando, Nature…

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Eagles’ McDonald repeats as state gold-medalist

STATE WRESTLING Springstead can’t catch Brandon for state crown in 2A Finals, 173.5-115.0 BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com KISSIMMEE – Brandon High remains a force to be reckoned with. Just ask Springstead. Springstead’s county-high eight-man state contingency produced 21 victories in 31 (67 percent) pressure-packed matches highlighted by eight pins, but it simply wasn’t enough to halt Brandon reeling in 32 wins in 42 bouts (76 percent) en route to its…

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Springstead tempting history, chasing Brandon upset

STATE WRESTLING 18 county grapplers, including eight from SHS, enter 51st FHSAA Finals BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com On Friday, the longest-ever wrestling season begins its final weekend. Only 18 of the county’s original 101 varsity wrestlers this winter – or less than six percent – remain alive for the two-day pressure cooker labeled the 51st annual Florida Athletic Association State Finals in Osceola County. For the first time in 18…

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Error-prone Lady Leopards succumb to visiting Eagles, 2-1

SOFTBALL Costly three-base error in the sixth helps plate both Springstead runs BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – The old adage, a walk is as good as a hit, never resounded with as much vigor as it did in Wednesday night’s 2-1 Springstead softball victory over Hernando at Tom Varn Park. Springstead (12-1 overall, 4-1 county), fresh from Tuesday night’s stunning 2-0 upset over high-flying Nature Coast Technical, literally laid…

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