Willie Thomas Jr.

Bears suffer another personnel loss when coach Willie “Buck” Thomas, 52, passes away from a massive stroke

FOOTBALL USAF veteran and CHS defensive coordinator will be buried Thursday in Tallahassee BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com For the second time in 22 months, a member of the Central High School football family has passed. It was September 27, 2015 when CHS’ starting quarterback Sebastian Rivera succumbed to his injuries following an early morning motorcycle accident the previous Tuesday en route to school. His loss triggered a 1-5 slide during…

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Hernando High's Tai Hayes concentrates during the 100 meter hurdle. She finished fifth. Photo by JOE DICRISTOFALO

2017 FINAL HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS TRACK & FIELD RECAPS

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2017 Central Bears Head Coach – Amanda Flateau (1st Year) DATE EVENT SITE RESULT 02-15 Tarpon Springs-East Lake Early Bird Inv. Away 24th/24 teams 02-17 Holiday-Anclote Away 8th/8 teams 03-03 New Port Richey-Mitchell Invitational Away 19th/19 teams 03-09 Dade City-Pasco Invitational Away 10th/10 teams 03-21 Inverness-Citrus High’s Doug Patton Memorial Away 13th/13 teams 04-06 Hernando/Citrus County Championship Away 9th/9 teams 04-21…

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Hernando High's Ross Stalcup was edged in the final straight of the 1600 meter final by John Jessup from Gulf High. Photo by JOE DICRISTOFALO

2017 Final Hernando County Boys Track and Field Recaps

BOYS TRACK & FIELD – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2017 Central Bears Head Coach – Kevin Ballard (2nd Year) DATE EVENT SITE RESULT 02-15 Tarpon Springs-East Lake Early Bird Inv. Away 24th/24 teams 02-17 Holiday-Anclote Invitational Away 6th (T)/8 teams 03-03 New Port Richey-Mitchell Invitational Away 19th/19 teams 03-09 Dade City-Pasco Invitational Away 10th/10 teams 03-21 Inverness-Citrus High’s Doug Patton Memorial Away 12th/12 teams 04-06 Hernando/Citrus County Championship Away 9th/9…

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Dominique Walker

2017 FINAL HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING HONOR ROLL

BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING – Compiled by TONY CASTRO TOP 10 WGT NAME/SCHOOL BEN-CLN-TOT 119 Solari, Bradley (SPG) 170-135—305 129 Gilmore, Jordan (SPG) 180-170—350 139 Tafelski, Boston (HER) 205-175—380 154 Segura, Andro (SPG) 265-200—465 169 Russell, Robert (CEN) 260-210—470 183 Maratea, Alec (SPG) 290-200—490 199 Walker, Dominique (CEN) $ 325-265—590 219 Pagels, Colin (HER) ^ 295-280—575 238 Carwell, Augustus (NCT) 290-255—545 HWT Loeffler, Thomas (HER) 325-225—550 $ Denotes 2017 state placer. ^…

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Samantha Traudt.
Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

2016-17 FINAL HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING HONOR ROLL STATS

NCT’s two-time state champion: Samantha Traudt. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO   GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING – Compiled by TONY CASTRO TOP 10 WGT NAME/SCHOOL BEN-CLN-TOT 101 Kayla Rivera (NCT) 85-105—190 110 Jessica Osborne (NCT)^* 120-135—255 119 Victoria Davila (NCT)!* 135-125—260 129 Kaitlyn Pierce (NCT)^% 145-170—315 139 Samantha Traudt (NCT)$$ 170-180—350 154 Brooke Spaulding (WW)! 155-155—310 154 Kaitlyn Pierce (NCT) 140-170—310 169 Imani Powell (HER)!* 140-145—285 183 Janea Mobley (HER)!* 140-150—290 199 Janea…

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Randy Morgan breaks a long run for a touchdown against Sunlake. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Eagles, Bears, Hornets entertain guests in spring classics

FOOTBALL 2016 state semifinalist Bushnell-South Sumter visits SHS at 7 p.m. Thursday BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com After nearly three weeks of practice – the last week among grueling temperatures – arrives the first tests for the upcoming 2017 gridiron football season in the form of spring football classics. In a rare Thursday night of action, three Hernando County programs – Springstead, Central and Weeki Wachee – will each entertain three…

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