Huden sinks 33 points, eclipses 1,000-point career plateau as Lady Eagles surge past Bears, 52-43

GIRLS BASKETBALL Down 15 in the second period, SHS tightens up defense in second half allowing 3 FGs By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – On a historic night, F.W. Springstead’s four-year hoops starter Reagan Huden gave the partisan fans what they wanted. The 5-foot-3 point guard needed seven points entering Wednesday night’s season opener against Central High to become the beleaguered program’s first-ever 1,000-point female scorer in four decades….

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2017-18 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING MEET RESULTS (thru 11-28)

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 11-08: Central, Weeki Wachee at Inverness-Citrus 1. Citrus (CIT) 55, Weeki Wachee (WW) 45, 3. Central (CEN) 5. Final Individual Results: (Top 4 scores count toward team score. Points based on 5-3-2-1 system). 101 – 1. Kearstin Massa (CIT) 85-90—175, 2. Jade Panyko (CIT) 65-65—130, 3. Nicole Petrone (WW) 60-65—125. 110 – 1. Kaitlyn Clemons (WW) 105-95—200, 2. Nicole Ervin (CIT) 85-90—175, 3….

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Down 13 points, Eagles rally past Superior Collegiate Legion for Gator’s Dockside preseason crown, 65-54

BOYS BASKETBALL Cool and calm Sincere Torain drains 8-of-16 field goals to lead SHS with 27 points By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – In the event F.W. Springstead unfurls a 7A-8 championship hoops campaign this winter, its fans may point to its genesis of success arriving during Tuesday night’s preseason Gator’s Dockside Restaurant finals against Clearwater’s Superior Collegiate. The imposing athletic-looking Pinellas County-based Legion started two players at 6-foot-6…

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2017-18 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING HONOR ROLL STATS (thru 11-28)

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING – Compiled by TONY CASTRO TOP 10 WGT NAME/SCHOOL BEN-CLN-TOT 101 Allie Anthony (NCT) 90-100—190 101 Allie Anthony (NCT) 95–95—190 110 Kayla Rivera (NCT) 110-120—230 119 Tara Gray (NCT) 100-120—220 129 Abigail Fontano (NCT) 95-110—205 139 Alexis Hobbs! (WW) 160-170—330 154 Morgen Arey! (WW) 150-145—295 169 Isabella Traudt (NCT) 105-125—230 183 Courtney Traudt! (NCT) 145-140—285 199 Janea Mobley (HER)!* 135-145—280 UNL Jouie Miller (NCT)^* 210-205–415 $$ Denotes 2016-17…

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Meyer mesmerizes with 29 points as the Eagles bounce the Bucs, 84-54

BOYS BASKETBALL After suffering ACL knee Injury in 2016-17, Meyer deposits 12-of-22 field goals By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – In a week, F.W. Springstead tips off its regular season at Hudson-Fivay. Before then, SHS is hosting a pair pre-season classic hoop games attempting to fill the void created by losing four of last season‘s top six scorers including: Robert Gomez (11.4 ppg), who transferred to Nature Coast Technical,…

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HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 11-25)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 11-20: BOYS SOCCER Thanksgiving Tournament at Hernando High Shady Hills-Bishop McLaughlin vs. Springstead, 5 p.m. Wesley Chapel-Wiregrass Ranch vs. Hernando, 6:45 BOYS BASKETBALL PRE-SEASON CLASSICS Lecanto vs. Clearwater-Superior Collegiate at Springstead,  hosted by Gators’ Dockside, 6 p.m. New Port Richey-Gulf at Springstead hosted by Gators’ Dockside, 7:30 p.m. Nature Coast Technical vs. Lakeland-George Jenkins at Zephyrhills, 6 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL…

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Seven different Eagles score early, often to thump Bears, 9-1

BOYS SOCCER Tony Howard’s three-goal hat trick highlights SHS’ most goals vs. CHS in 24 years By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – It was bound to happen. F.W. Springstead’s fourth-year mentor Jason Soto entered his 61st career match Friday against Central, having never savored a mercy-rule shortened victory. Now, he had been on the other side, being paddled twice by Land O’ Lakes-Sunlake, 8-0. But on a night when…

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Springstead’s Morgan selected for FACA North/South All-Star Classic at The Villages.

FOOTBALL Hernando County‘s rushing, scoring leader selected for Dec. 16’s 63rd annual event By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – F.W. Springstead senior fullback Randy Morgan was selected to represent the Florida Athletic Association’s (FACA) District 10 all-stars as a member of the North squad in Saturday, Dec. 16‘s 63rd annual North/South All-Star Football Classic at The Villages. Morgan, District 10’s Class 6A Player of the Year was informed Thursday…

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Senior-laden Hornets and Eagles expected to battle Pasco for 3A-7 title-game berth

BOYS SOCCER Three-time county champion NCT returns four All-County performers, unfurls 19 newbies By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Spec Martin Memorial Stadium in Deland serves as the host site of the 41st FHSAA Boys Soccer State Finals on Feb. 22-24. Of Hernando County’s six soccer programs, each yearns to be the first local entry to reach the coveted FHSAA Final Four. Here’s a look at program. NCT: Encore effort is possible…

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Lady Hornets take season’s first step forward, solve Springstead behind Mullen’s goal, two assists, 3-1

GIRLS SOCCER Weeki Wachee had dropped the initial 13 meetings by a combined 90-6 count By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com WEEKI WACHEE – Three hours before Wednesday night’s first of two clashes with F.W. Springstead, fourth-year Weeki Wachee mentor Danny Fierro added yet another casualty to his mounting M*A*S*H* unit. Already playing without last season’s leading scorer, sophomore striker Reilley Bain (left knee MCL) and the county’s fifth-leading scorer, sophomore Marleen…

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Hornets‘ Gray needs your vote today!

FOOTBALL Visit the Bucs’ Web site and vote for Gray for the High School Coach of the Year By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com WEEKI WACHEE – Weeki Wachee’s first-year Head Coach Jacob Gray needs your help. Gray, fresh from his 3-7 season with the US-19 gridiron program, was selected as one nine of WFLA News Channel 8’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers High School Coach of the Week selections by sports anchor Dan…

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Hernando County Prep Football Players of the Week (thru 11-11)

FOOTBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO OFFENSE Hernando High senior slot back Ygenio Booker was a one-man highlight reel for the Leopards. The 5-foot-11, 192-pounder rushed seven times for 92 yards and scored two touchdowns, snared a game-high five passes for 91 yards, including a TD grab, and added a 28-yard kickoff return in a sterling 211-yard all-purpose effort in Friday night’s Class 5A, Region II quarterfinal loss to visiting…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 11-11)

Emily Escamilla – Girls Cross Country Nature Coast Technical – Senior Last Saturday morning, Escamilla concluded a fine prep career with her 23rd lifetime race at the 44th Class 2A FHSAA State Finals at Tallahassee’s Apalachee Regional Park. Emily placed 108th in the 174-runner event helping the Lady Sharks to an 18th-place finish out of 23 teams. The three-year varsity runner and current two-time All-County cross country selection maintains a…

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Hiller rips four goals, as Lady Eagles dispatch Leopards, 4-1

GIRLS SOCCER Down 4-0, HHS’ Wylie spoils Burzumato’s shutout bid at 75:11 By TONY CASTRO Hernando Sport.com BROOKSVILLE – In last winter’s Class 3A, District 7 quarterfinals at Weeki Wachee, F.W. Springstead trailed Hernando, 2-1. That’s before Spring Hill forward Erica Hiller took over. The three-time All-Hernando County striker eventually finished with four goals as the Lady Eagles eliminated HHS, 6-3. On Monday night’s 3A-7 lid-lifter, there was no comeback drama….

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