2018 ALL-HERNANDO COUNTY FOOTBALL TEAM

FOOTBALL By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com OFFENSE Hernando County Player of the Year – Michael “Mike Mike” Weston Nature Coast Technical – Senior COMMENTS: Three-time All-County pick …A physical specimen at 6-foot, 210 pounds… Reached the FHSAA Class 1A State Finals in wrestling twice (2017-18)… In 2015, Weston carried 16 times for a pedestrian 90 yards and ranked 18th in tackles with 20 … In 2016, Weston rushed 109 times for…

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Teamed up with Coach Capel, Hartman enjoys best-ever season

BOYS TRACK Hernando County‘s Athlete of the Year heads to Dodge City Community College By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Springstead High’s silky smooth 6-foot-3, 165-pound sprinter, Jacorey Richard Hartman, made it look easy this past track and field season. For his efforts. Hartman, 18, was voted Hernando County’s Boys Track Athlete of the Year. It makes the balloting a lot easier when the fourth-year Hartman reached the FHSAA State Finals in…

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2019 ALL-HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS TRACK & FIELD TEAM

BOYS TRACK By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Athlete of the Year Jacorey Hartman – 100 Meters, 200 Meters & Long Jump Springstead – Senior COMMENTS: Fourth-year trackster … Attended three schools in four years … Transferred from Hernando to NCT … Transferred to Springstead from NCT … Only Hernando County athlete to reach states in 2019 in three events: 100 meters, 200 meters and long jump … Was the Eagles’ workhorse…

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Weeki Wachee‘s Hill tabbed Athlete of the Year

Three-sport Hornet. four-time state qualifier returns home with second medal By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com   The FHSAA State Finals at Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida served as a fitting back drop for the prep career of Seytia Coreyn Hill. Hill, in her fourth State Track and Field Finals, returned home with her second-ever state medal – a fifth-place medallion following the Class 2A discus competition. After participating…

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2019 ALL-HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS TRACK & FIELD TEAM

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD TEAM By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Athlete of the Year – Seytia Hill Weeki Wachee – Senior COMMENTS: Rare four-year starter …The 5-foot-10 Hill also played four years of volleyball and basketball … Named All-County in all three venues … In track and field, she concentrated in throwing the discus and shot put … In the shot put, she placed third in the county meet and fifth…

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2019 ALL-HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM

Orien Adams Nature Coast Technical – Junior The 6-foot-5, 200-pound Adams was a two-year fixture for the Sharks … Repeat All-County selection … Finished as the county’s fifth-leading scorer in 2018-19 averaging 16.9 points per game … Tallied more points (525) than any local player … Outstanding glass cleaner, who served as a walking double-double … He paced the local circuit in rebounds per game (16.7) …Intimidated on defense ranking…

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Meet the Queen of the hardwood courts, Weeki Wachee’s Mckenna Corbett

GIRLS BASKETBALL Second straight POY who has opted not play at the collegiate level By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com For the second straight season, Hernando County’s Girls Basketball Player of the Year – Weeki Wachee graduate Mckenna Marie Corbett – has opted against playing at the next level. That’s ironic because the 5-foot-10, 170-pounder definitely earned her success. The brown-tressed and blue-eyed Corbett was born in nearby Inverness. Raised as the…

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2019 ALL-HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM

GIRLS BASKETBALL By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Player of the Year – Mykenna Corbett Weeki Wachee – Senior COMMENTS: Four-year starter … Foir-time All-Hernando County pick … Impressive debut as a frosh for the Central Bears … At 5-foot-10, was the No. 1 offensive threat for the thin-rostered Lady Bears … Corbett finished second in the county in scoring behind Springstead center Alyssa Clifton at 12.9 points per game … Also,…

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Meet the Cadillac of Hernando County baseball: Springstead’s Jasiak

BASEBALL Three-time All-County selection edges teammate Lantigua for POY laurels By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com   F.W. Springstead’s recent graduate Jiovel Lantigua pieced together one of the most spectacular prep seasons ever witnessed in 2019. The 6-foot, 235-pound Dominican Republic dandy with the soft hands, but a big left-handed bat barreled through the Eagles’ 22-5 campaign. The Tampa=born Lantigua led the county in hitting at .412, hits (35), runs scored (32),…

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2019 ALL-HERNANDO COUNTY BASEBALL TEAM

BASEBALL By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Player of the Year – Jack Jasiak Springstead – Senior COMMENTS: Four–year letterman, three-year starter … Three-time All-Hernando County selection … Outstanding student/athlete who maintained a 3.9 unweighted and 4.2 weighted grade point average… At 6-foot-1, 200-pounds, Jasiak edged out the county’s Triple Crown winner – teammate Jiovel Lantigua – for 2019 Hernando County Player of the Year laurels, 3-2 … In 2017, he ranked…

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Lady Leopards’ mound ace Shenefield tabbed Hernando County’s Player of the Year

SOFTBALL Recent HHS graduate who rewrote county records, preps for D-II Rollins College By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Lessons are always learned by studying history. Hopefully, not to duplicate many of the same mistakes. In athletics, opportunities are granted, not handed out like Halloween treats. So given any opportunity to play, each student/athlete has to maximize his/her chance. History tells us that’s what happened with the New York Yankees when first…

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2019 ALL-HERNANDO COUNTY SOFTBALL TEAM

SOFTBALL By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Player of the Year – Ali Shenefield Hernando High – Senior COMMENTS: Fourth-year varsity letterman … Three-time All-Hernando County selection … Feted as 2019’s Hernando County Player of the Year … Broke in as a freshman in 2016 at third base and collected 26 hits in 26 games batting .342 … Concluded the season as the Lady Leopards’ mound ace … Showed flashes of brilliance…

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It’s Miller’s Time! 2019 Hernando County Player of the Year

GIRLS TENNIS Reaches rugged 3A-5 district finals at No. 1 singles and doubles By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Players of Year in any athletic endeavor typically stand out. Most, however, are never freshmen. F.W. Springstead High’s Jolie Karis Miller is one of those rare exceptions. Miller, who recently turned 15, was an integral part of the Lady Eagles’ unbeaten Hernando County champion 12-0 season in 2019. The leggy 5-foot-6, 112-pounder, created…

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2019 ALL-HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS TENNIS TEAM

GIRLS TENNIS By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Player of the Year – Jolie Miller Springstead – Freshman COMMENTS: Initial varsity season … First-time All-Hernando County selection … Outstanding student/athlete as a member of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program at SHS … Maintains a 4.0 unweighted and 4.2 weighted grade point average … Anchored the arduous No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles positions for the unbeaten Hernando County champion Eagles ……

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Mostly awes – few flaws detected – from county’s repeat POY “Wizard of Oz” Cherubini

BOYS TENNIS In Year 2, Caracas native guided the Eagles to 3A-5 finals in singles and doubles By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Hernando County’s finest prep tennis player has further entrenched himself at the top of the local tennis ladder. Oswaldo Jesus Cherubini was voted the county’s best player after breaking into the sport anchoring the two toughest positions at No. 1 singles and doubles at F.W. Springstead last season. The…

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2019 ALL-HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS TENNIS TEAM

BOYS TENNIS By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Player of the Year No. 1 Singles – Oswaldo Cherubini Springstead – Sophomore COMMENTS: Two-year letterman … Repeat All-County selection … Voted Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019 while anchoring No. 1 singles and doubles … Listed at 5-foot-8, 165 pounds … Exceptional student/athlete who carries 3.96 unweighted and 4.5 weighted grade point average as part of the International Baccalaureate program at…

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Meet the Eagles’ mat dispenser – James Spencer – 2019’s Hernando County Wrestler of the Year

WRESTLJNG In four winters, rose from 4-9 to the FHSAA State Finals By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com There’s a reason rags to riches tales are few and far between. But recent F.W. Springstead graduate James Winfield Spencer II is living proof, they can occur, especially in wrestling. Spencer meandered into the Springstead High School wrestling practice more out of curiosity than anything else four years ago. These days he walks around…

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2019 ALL-HERNANDO COUNTY WRESTLING TEAM

WRESTLING By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Wrestler of the Year – James Spencer Springstead – Senior COMMENTS: Fourth-year letter winner … Last three as a starter … Repeat All-Hernando County selection … Voted first SHS heavyweight to be named Wrestler of the Year … Came full circle in four seasons … Broke in quietly as a freshman behind a 4-9 slate … Has steadily improved … During his first full season…

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County’s lone state medalist – NCT’s Wellman – caps outstanding senior campaign

BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING Third-year Shark named county’s Lifter of the Year By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com For the first time in 16 seasons, Hernando County’s top male weightlifter – Logan Derrick Wellman – hails a from program not known for its weightlifting: Nature Coast Technical. Since the sport’s inception along the California Street campus, weightlifting has been an excuse to improve under the bar for the Sharks’ football team. Isn’t it true…

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2019 ALL-HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Heavyweight – Logan Wellman Nature Coast Technical – Senior COMMENTS: Multi-sport athlete, who also wrestled and played football for the Sharks … Second-year lifter … Repeat All-Hernando County performer … First-time Lifter of the Year … Initial Shark to be-ever voted by the area coaches as LOY … In 2018, Wellman competed in seven meets … Began the season on the right foot with…

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