2017 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS GOLF RECAPS (thru 10-08)

GIRLS GOLF – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2017 Central Bears Head Coach – Penny Gressick (2nd Year: 0-6-0; 2-12-0 lifetime) DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME/RESULT 08-24 Nature Coast Technical Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation L NTS-198 09-19 Spingstead Spring Hill-Oak Hills GC L 270-252 09-20 Nature Coast Technical Spring Hill-Silverthorn CC L 270-190 09-21 Springstead Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation L 254-243 09-28 Hernando Brooksville CC L 295-264 10-05 Hernando Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation L 261-246…

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Hernando County Prep Football Players of the Week (thru 10-06)

FOOTBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO OFFENSE Nature Coast Technical junior Michael “Mike-Mike” Weston made the most of his five carries in Friday night’s throttling over visiting Weeki Wachee at Shark Tank Stadium, 48-8. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound sledge hammer who was a 2017 FHSAA Class 1A State Wrestling qualifier, rushed for a game-high 165 yards and tallied two touchdowns, including a season-high 80-yard sprint. DEFENSE NCT senior Mike Smith was…

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Lady Eagles edge Leopards in five tense sets, claim rare county crown, 25-19, 27-25, 16-25, 25-27, 15-3

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Thompson and Aten connect for double-doubles in kills and service points By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – It was a sight seldom seen in Hernando County volleyball just after 9 o’clock Monday evening at Michael A. Imhoff Gymnasium. The county’s punching bag for almost four decades – F.W. Springstead – nearly gagged an early 2-0 set lead, as host Hernando High roared back with wins in the third…

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2017 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS GOLF RECAPS (thru 10-08)

BOYS GOLF – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2017 Central Bears Head Coach – Tyson Ellis (5th Year: 3-4-1 overall; 17-31-2 lifetime)   DATE   OPPONENT   SITE   TIME/RESULT 08-22 Springstead Brooksville-Hernando Oaks GC L 221-205 08-24 Nature Coast Technical Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation L 215-181 09-20 Nature Coast Technical Spring Hill-Silverthorn CC L 217-189 09-21 Dade City-Pasco Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation L 170-NTS 09-21 Weeki Wachee Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation T NTS-NTS…

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HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 10-14)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 10-09: VOLLEYBALL Springstead at Hernando, 6:30 p.m. Weeki Wachee at Crystal River, 6 p.m. BOYS GOLF HCA at Christian Cup at Lady Lake-Harbor Hills CC, 10 a.m. 10-10: MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL West Hernando – bye. Challenger K-8 vs. Explorer K-8 at Springstead High, 6:30 p.m. Powell vs. Winding Waters at Weeki Wachee High, 6:30 p.m. Fox Chapel vs. Parrott at…

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2017 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS CROSS COUNTRY RECAPS (thru 10-11)

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY – Compiled by TONY CASTRO CENTRAL BEARS Head Coach – Kevin Ballard (1st Year) DATE RACE SITE TIME/RESULT 08-26 Inverness-Citrus Invitational Inverness-Whispering Pines Park NTS 09-02 Lecanto Invitational Lecanto High NTS 09-23 Crystal River Invitational Crystal River High NTS 09-30 4th Weeki Wachee Invitational Weeki Wachee Preserve NTS 10-04 5th Nature Coast Invitational Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical NTS 10-07 21st Land O’ Lakes Invitational Shady Hills-Crews Lake Park…

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Land O’ Lakes, Apopka Invitational Boys Cross Country Meet Results

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 21st Land O’ Lakes Gators Boys Cross Country Invitational Team Results  PL.                            TEAM  CLASS  PTS 1. Lithia-Newsome 4A-7 40 2. Land O’ Lakes 3A-7 106 3. New Port Richey-Mitchell 3A-7 174 4. Lecanto 3A-7 184 5. Haines City 4A-5 191 6. Seminole-Osceola 3A-10 254 7. New Port Richey-Ridgewood 2A-7 255 8. Seffner Christian Academy 1A-6 271 9. Lakeland-McKeel Academy 2A-9 313…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 09-30)

Hayden Kimbrough – Volleyball Hernando – Sophomore Kimbrough in her second year had a terrific match against Crystal River with several digs in helping Hernando defeat Crystal River. She also served 19 times with only one error. The next night in a loss against Weeki Wachee, the 5-foot Kimbrough served 21 times with only one error and chipped in 11 digs. Hayden does volunteer work with Faith Evangelical Free Church…

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Land O’ Lakes, Blue Darter Invite Girls Cross Country Results

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 21st Land O’ Lakes Gators Girls Cross Country Invitational Team Results PL. TEAM CLASS PTS 1. Lithia-Newsome 4A-7 79 2. Land O’ Lakes 3A-7 103 3. Seminole-Osceola 3A-10 109 4. Inverness-Citrus 2A-7 170 5. Brandon-Tampa Bay HEAT 1A-6 173 6. Tampa-Sickles 4A-6 202 7. Lecanto 3A-7 227 8. Lakeland-McKeel Academy 2A-9 243 9. Spring Hill-Springstead 3A-7 303 10. New Port Richey-Mitchell 3A-7…

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2017 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL RECAPS (thru 10-08)

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2017 Central Bears Head Coach: Erin Clark (2nd Year: 0-14; 0-30 lifetime overall) DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME/RESULT 08-22 Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical#* Away L 8-25, 10-25, 13-25 08-24 Weeki Wachee#* Away L 10-25, 13-25, 12-25 08-29 Inverness-Citrus# Away L 10-25, 13-25, 16-25 08-31 Crystal River# Away L 6-25, 11-25, 16-25 09-05 Brooksville-Hernando#* Away L 23-25, 8-25, 18-25 09-11 Spring Hill-Springstead* Home Cancelled 09-18 Spring…

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2017 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS (thru 10-08)

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL  2017 Hernando County Girls Volleyball Standings – Compiled by TONY CASTRO PL. TEAM W L .PCT 1. Spring Hill-Springstead 4 0 1.000 2. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical 5 2 .714 3. Weeki Wachee 4 3 .571 4. Brooksville-Hernando$ 3 4 .429 5. Brooksville-Central 0 7 .000 TOTALS (5) 16 16 .500 $ Denotes Hernando County champion. 2017 Class 6A, District 7 Girls Volleyball Regular Season Standings – Compiled by…

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Mustangs take control in second half, trample Eagles, 28-7

FOOTBALL Overcoming 5-play first half, Mitchell’s Hamilton finishes with 147 yards and two TDs By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com NEW PORT RICHEY – As the most ardent coach will say, football is a game of two halves. That stance held water Friday in West Pasco County. The first half of the ninth meeting between 2016’s top two teams in Class 6A, District 6 belonged to F.W. Springstead. The visiting Eagles played…

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2017 HERNANDO COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD (thru 10-06)

FOOTBALL 10-06: WEEK 7 @ New Port Richey Mitchell 28, Springstead 7 @ Brooksville NCT 48, Weeki Wachee 8 @ Inverness Citrus 21, Central 14 10-03: @ Brooksville NCT 28, Central 26 09-29: WEEK 6 @ Weeki Wachee Citrus 48, Weeki Wachee 28 @ Brooksville Central 50, Lecanto 0 @ Lake Wales Lake Wales 34, NCT 20 @ Crystal River Hernando 28, Crystal River 7 @ Spring Hill Springstead 17,…

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Decidedly underdog Eagles trek to New Port Richey, face two-time defending district champion Mitchell Mustangs

FOOTBALL Hornets seek first-ever signature win over NCT, while Bears meet ’Canes By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Crunch time has rolled around for four of the Hernando County gridiron prep programs across its respective district schedules. With Class 5A, District 7-leading Hernando High enjoying a bye week, last fall’s two top teams in 6A-6 – J.W. Mitchell and F.W. Springstead – clash beginning at 7:30 p.m. in West Pasco County. The…

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Sweet 16! Sharks slip past Mustangs, 75-78

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY NCT snaps 24-meet winless streak dating back to McKethan Lake in 2014 By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – Class 2A, District 7 Nature Coast Technical celebrated its 16th career cross country victory Wednesday evening at home via a razor-thin verdict over 3A-7 Mitchell in the nine-team Shark Invitational, 75-78. The Sharks’ victory in the fifth annual event snapped the Brooksville harriers 24-meet non-winning skein dating back to…

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On home soil, Lady Sharks earn rare repeat, edge heavyweights Wiregrass Ranch and Land O’ Lakes

  GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY NCT frosh Mia DeRonda lowers county’s fastest time by 24/100ths of a second By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – If speed kills, welcome to Nature Coast Technical’s version of NASCAR. On Wednesday evening in a make-up meet due to Hurricane Irma, the 2A-7 NCT Lady Sharks pocketed back-to-back invitational championships for the first time since 2013 edging a pair of harrier heavyweights in 4A-6 Wesley Chapel-Wiregrass…

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Andress continues roll, so do Navigators blanking Tigers, 35-0

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL Challenger tailback Owen Andress adds his sixth, seventh touchdowns, 5 more PATS By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – After a spectacular season-opening debut last week by Challenger K-8’s eighth-grade tailback Owen Andress with five touchdowns (a sixth was called back on a penalty) against West Hernando, he maintained the intensity on Tuesday night at Booster Stadium. Against host Fox Chapel at Springstead High, Andress rushed 10…

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