Jonathan Gates Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Regional playoff berths at stake for six county programs

BASEBALL Single-elimination events held at Central Park and Springstead BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com The first step of FHSAA baseball state series begins Tuesday for all six local programs participating in three single-elimination tournaments. The menu Brooksville-Central, Brooksville-Hernando and Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical will be participating in the seven-team Class 5A, District 7 Tournament beginning Tuesday afternoon at Central Park at Central High, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville. 5A-7 features: No. 1…

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Springstead's Dakota Blevens slides into a tag on a steal attempt Tuesday in the game against Dunnellon.Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 05-06)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 05-01: BASEBALL Class 2A, District 5 Tournament play-in game Game 1 – No. 9 seed Tampa-Citrus Park Christian at No. 8 seed St. Petersburg-Keswick Christian.   05-02: BASEBALL Class 5A, District 7 Tournament Quarterfinals @ Ridgewood Game 1 – No. 5 seed Hudson vs. No. 4 seed New Port Richey-Ridgewood, 7 p.m. @ Central Game 2 – No. 6 seed…

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Nature Coast's Ishamel Poole demonstates good form in a second place finish in the 110 meter hurdles. Photo by JOE DICRISTOFALO

HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 04-29)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 04-24: BASEBALL Nature Coast Technical at Springstead, 7 p.m. SOFTBALL Class 5A, District 7 Tournament Quarterfinal at Nature Coast Technical Fivay vs. Hernando, 6:30 p.m. Class 6A, District 6 Tournament Quarterfinals at Crystal River Lecanto vs. Citrus at 5 p.m. Weeki Wachee vs. Dunnellon at 7 p.m. Class 2A, District 5 Tournament Quarterfinals at St. Petersburg-Canterbury HCA vs. Lakeside Christian…

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Kama Woodall Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Road to Vero Beach begins for six Hernando County programs with district tourneys

SOFTBALL Single-elimination events held at three different venues BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu attempted to express that great things start from humble roots when he uttered, “A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step.” Such is the case beginning Monday for Hernando County’s six fast-pitch softball programs entering the first leg of the FHSAA playoffs beginning with three single-elimination district tournaments at three different…

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Kestler Harbuck

2017 HERNANDO COUNTY BASEBALL STANDINGS (thru 04-23)

BASEBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2017 Hernando County Baseball Standings  PL.                        TEAM W  L  .PCT 1. Spring Hill-Springstead$ 6 0 1.000 2. Brooksville-Hernando 5 2 .714 3. Brooksville-Central 4 4 .500 4. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical$ 2 4 .333 5. Weeki Wachee 0 7 .000                          TOTALS  17 17 .500 $ Denotes Hernando County co-champion. 2017 Final Class 5A, District 7 Baseball Standings PL.                            TEAM  W L  .PCT 1….

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Springstead High's Kama Woodall watches her home run against Nature Coast. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

2017 FINAL HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS FAST-PITCH SOFTBALL STANDINGS

SOFTBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2017 Final Hernando County Girls Softball Standings PL. TEAM W L .PCT 1. Spring Hill-Springstead$ 7 1 .875 2. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical 6 2 .750 3. Brooksville-Hernando 5 3 .625 4. Weeki Wachee 2 6 .250 5. Brooksville-Central 0 8 .000 TOTALS (5) 20 20 .500 $ Denotes Hernando County champion. 2017 Final Class 5A, District 7 Girls Softball Standings PL. TEAM W L…

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