Senior Night’s Fields of Dreams: Izzy rips Hornets for 245 yards on 14 totes, 3 TDs in Leopards’ 47-0 whitewash

FOOTBALL WWHS’ QB Sykora is sacked three times, picked off thrice as Hornets drop third straight By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – In football, like life, there’s no room for excuses. Sometimes is not about the team you face, but rather when you face them. Could Hernando High’s first-year skipper Robert “Kaz” Kazmier whine about not having two of his best linebackers – Lane Stephens and Harrison Carter – against…

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Prep Football Scoreboard Week 8 Results (thru 10-12)::

FOOTBALL 10-12 Week 8 Results: @ Brooksville Hernando 47, Weeki Wachee 0 @ Land O‘ Lakes Springstead 23, Land O‘ Lakes 10 @ Crystal River Crystal River 45, Central 0 10-05 Week 7 Results: @ Brooksville Hernando 17, Springstead 13 @ Brooksville Citrus 49, Central 0 @ Weeki Wachee Nature Coast Technical 39, Weeki Wacgee 24 10-01 Week 6 Results: @ Inverness Inverness-Citrus 41, Weeki Wachee, 2 @ Lecanto Lecanto…

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Leopards‘ goal: Running the table spells playoff berth beginning with Weeki Wachee

FOOTBALL Pass-happy Hornets arrive at Tom Fisher looking to play spoilers By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Week 8’s football menu has thinned out the herd, so to speak. With Nature Coast Technical and Lecanto agreeing to cancel this week’s game in Citrus County to Monday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. Only one county game is on tap with Weeki Wachee (2-4 overall) traveling to Brooksville to tangle with Hernando (5-2 overall)…

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Lowman Law Firm Student-Athlete of the Week (thru 10-06)

Leah Marville – Girls Cross Country Nature Coast Technical – Senior Marville, a three-year letterman in cross country and a 2016 All-County selection, returned to distance running this year. In her fifth race of the season Saturday at 22nd Land O’ Lakes Invitational at Crews Lake Park in Shady Hills, Marville paced all Hernando County runners in the 130-runner field placing 16th overall in 20:49.40. After 21 career races, Marville…

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Lady Sharks chasing first-ever repeat Hernando-Citrus Distance Classic crown

CROSS COUNTRY NCT and Citrus are top two seeds in the girls, Lecanto, NCT in boys By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Post-season distance running has arrived locally with Friday’s rescheduled 15th Hernando-Citrus Distance Classic at McKethan Lake Park in Brooksville. The race was rescheduled to Friday due to Hurricane Michael affecting Citrus County this week. The varsity girls race is set for 4 p.m. while the varsity boys race is expected…

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Buratczuk’s 1-yard sneak in overtime seals Panthers‘ come-from-behind thriller over Challenger, 13-7

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL Navigators recover four fumbles, handcuff Panthers to 119 net offensive yards By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com EROOKSVILLE – After Challenger K-8 won two of its three victories by a combined three points – scoring one touchdown in the process – its good luck penchant ended Thursday night against Powell in overtime at Shark Tank Stadium, 13-7. In the battle of unbeatens, Challenger K-8 (3-1 overall) deserved a better…

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HERNANDO COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD (thru 10-11)

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL 10-11: West Hernando – bye @ Nature Coast Technical Powell 13, Challenger K-8 7 (OT) NOTES – Powell’s backup quarterback Madden Buratczuk scored on third and goal from the 1-yard line in overtime to seal Powell’s come-from-behind win … In the first possession of overtime, Challenger placekicker Canyon Anderson misfired on fourth down with a 29-yard FG attempt.… @ Springstead Explorer K-8 28, Fox Chapel 0 10-02:…

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Lady Sharks rack up 11th straight win, spoiling Springstead’s Senior Night, 26-24, 25-23, 25-15

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL In Year 16, NCT completes first-ever 8-0 county run for 7th local championship By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – Typically, in volleyball the designation – DS – stands for defensive specialist. That’s layman’s terms for a spiker that patrols the back role similar to a free safety in football and refuses to get burned. At Nature Coast Technical, apparently its stands for destroying senior night. After upsetting…

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2018 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS GOLF RECAPS (thru 10-09)

GIRLS GOLF – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2018 Hernando Leopards Head Coach – Casey Ellis (8th Year: 8-2-0; 40-29-2 lifetime) DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME/RESULT 08-21 Weeki Wachee Weeki Wachee-GlenLakes G&CC W 227-NTS 08-30 Central Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation W 240-278 09-04 Inverness-Citrus Inverness-Lakeside CC W 261-NTS 09-06 Springstead Brooksville CC W 258-269 09-06 Central Brooksville CC W 238-NTS 09-18 Springstead Spring Hill-Oak Hills GC W 235-247 09-18 Central Spring Hill-Oak Hills…

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2018 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS GOLF RECAPS (thru 10-09)

BOYS GOLF – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2018 Central Bears Head Coach – Tyson Ellis (6th Year: 4-9-1 overall; 22-43-3 lifetime)   DATE   OPPONENT   SITE   TIME/RESULT 08-27 Dade City-Pasco Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation L 200-172   08-27   Weeki Wachee   Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation   W 200-NTS   08-30   Inverness-Citrus   Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation   W 203-223   08-30 Nature Coast Technical Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation L 203-201…

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2018 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS (thru 10-07)

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL 2018 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS – Compiled by TONY CASTRO PL. TEAM W L .PCT 1. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical 7 0 1.000 2. Weeki Wachee 6 2 .750 3. Brooksville-Hernando 3 5 .375 4. Spring Hill-Springstead$ 2 4 .333 5. Brooksville-Central 0 7 .000 TOTALS (5) 187 18 .500 $ Denotes Hernando County champion. 2018 Class 6A, District 7 Girls Volleyball Final Regular Season Standings – Compiled…

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2018 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL RECAPS (thru 10-07)

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2018 Central Bears Head Coach: Nikki LaRiviere (1st Year: 2-18 overall)   DATE   OPPONENT   SITE   TIME/RESULT 08-21 Lecanto#^ Home L 18-25, 7-25, 11-25 08-23 Spring Hill-Springstead* Home L 14-25, 13-25. 13-25 08-28 Crystal River# Away L 23-25, 21-25, 17-25 08-30 Brooksville-Hernando#*^ Home L 17-25, 17-25, 9-25 09-06 Inverness-Citrus# Away L 12-25, 15-25, 10-25 09-10 Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical#*^ Home L 8-25,…

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HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 10-13)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 10-08: GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Nature Coast Technical at Hudson, 6:30 p.m. 10-09: GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Hernando at Land O‘ Lakes-Academy at the Lakew, 7 p.m. Nature Coast Technical at Springstead, 630 p.m. HCA at Tampa-Citrus Park Christian 6:30 p.m. BOYS GOLF Springstead vs. Nature Coast Technical at Silverthorn G&CC, 32 p.m. GIRLS GOLF Nature Coast Technical vs. Inverness-Citrus at Inverness-Lakeside CC, 3…

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Tafelski to Fields 55-yard TD pass enables Leopards to solve Springstead, 17-14

FOOTBALL Leopards halt skid despite collecting only two second-half first downs versus Eagles By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – An impromptu pass might have saved Hernando High’s post-season fate Friday night at Tom Fisher Memorial Stadium. On a night that HHS unveiled its seven new members of the 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame, feted longtime chiropractor Don Hensley for his unwavering service with the Ernie Chatman Legacy Award and saluted…

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2018 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS CROSS COUNTRY RECAPS (thru 10-10)

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY – Compiled by TONY CASTRO CENTRAL BEARS Head Coach – Pat Greenwood (1st Year)   DATE   RACE   SITE   TIME/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…

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Kader on the radar; posts Eagles’ fifth-fastest 5K clocking at Land O’ Lakes Invite

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Gulf’s three-time state qualifier, John Jessup, claims 7th win in 31 races By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SHADY HILLS – Outstanding individual efforts aren’t common place in a sport as diverse as cross country. But Saturday was an exception during the 22nd Land O’ Lakes Invitational at Crews Lake Park. Gulf High senior John Jessup – in his 31st varsity race – posted his seventh career win, taming…

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