Laing – Longest-tenured Leopard hoops coach at 12 years – calls it quits

BOYS BASKETBALL Will concentrate his efforts at locating a collegiate baseball home for his son By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – The revolving carousel of prep athletics continues this week at Hernando High. According to Athletic Director Kevin Bittinger, the Leopards were currently advertising to fill head coaching vacancies in boys and girls swimming, boys and girls cross country, a head boys soccer mentor and an assistant soccer coach. That…

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2019 FINAL HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING HONOR ROLL

BOYS WEIGHTLIFTING – Compiled by TONY CASTRO TOP 10 WGT NAME/SCHOOL BEN-CLN-TOT 119 Carbone, John (CEN) 175-135—310 129 Garcia, Lex (HER) 155-145—300 139 Forde, Omari (WW) 215-185—400 154 Weaver, Hunter (SPG) 275-250—525 169 McClure, Joey (SPG) 290-230—520 183 Hopper, Joey (SPG) 305-240—545 199 Barry, Zayne (SPG) 325-250—575 219 Torres, Jesus (NCT) 370-230—600 238 Torres, Jesus (NCT) 375-255—630 HWT Wellman, Logan (NCT) 395-315—710 2019 Final Central Bears WGT NAME BEN-CLN-TOT 119…

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2018-19 FINAL HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING HONOR ROLL STATS

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING – Compiled by TONY CASTRO TOP 10 WGT NAME/SCHOOL BEN-CLN-TOT 101 Aryana Millan (NCT) 105-105—210 110 Tara Gray (NCT) 110-135—245 119 Charlize Soares (SPG) 145-145—290 129 Kendal Haff (NCT) 130-120—250 139 Nicole Flynn (SPG) 175-135—310 154 Amanda Waddell (NCT) 135-140—275 169 Isabella Traudt (NCT) 140-155—295 183 Courtney Traudt (NCT) 165-165—330 199 Arieyanna Johnson (NCT) 170-145–315 UNL Jouie Miller (NCT) 230$-205$—435$ $ Denotes Hernando County record. 2018-19 Final Central…

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2019 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS TRACK & FIELD RECAPS

BOYS TRACK & FIELD – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2019 Central Bears Head Coach – Kris Brooks (2nd Year) DATE EVENT SITE RESULT 02-12 Lecanto Invitational Away 4th/8 teams 02-15 Spring Hill-Springstead Invitational Away 6th/8 teams 02-22 Brooksville-Hernando Quad Away 3rd/4 teams 03-07 Wesley Chapel-Cypress Creek Invitational Away 16th/15 teams 03-14 Brooksville-Hernando Kiwanis Away 10th/12 teams 04-03 Hernando/Citrus Classic Away 8th/9 teams 04-12 Class 2A, District 7 Championship+ Away 8th/10…

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Class 3A, 2A Boys Track & Field State Finals Results

BOYS TRACK & FIELD – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 05-03/04: Class 3A Boys Track & Field State Finals at Jacksonville’s Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida Final Top 10 Team Standings (Top 8 placers scoring on 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis) PL. TEAM PTS 1. Miami-Northwestern 56.0 2. Tampa-Hillsborough 39.0 3. Miami-Carol City 34.0 4. Orange Park 30.0 5, Lehigh 28.0 6. Fort Lauderdale-Boyd Anderson 25.0 7. Miami-Belen Jesuit 24.0 7,…

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2019 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS TRACK & FIELD RECAPS

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2019 Central Bears Head Coach – Pat Greenwood (2nd Year) DATE EVENT SITE RESULT 02-12 Lecanto Invitational Away 5th/8 teams 02-15 Spring Hill-Springstead Invitational Away 5th/8 teams 02-22 Brooksville-Hernando Quad Away 3rd/4 teams 03-07 Wesley Chapel-Cypress Creek Invitational Away 12th (T)/15 teams 03-14 Brooksville-Hernando Kiwanis Away 10th/12 teams 04-03 Hernando/Citrus Classic Away 7th/9 teams 04-12 Class 2A, District 7 Championship+ Away…

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Hernando County’s 2019 FHSAA Class 3A, 2A State Girls Track & Field Meet Results

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 05-03/04: FHSAA Class 3A, State Girls Track & Field Meet at Jacksonville’s Hodges Stadium at University of North Florida Final Top 10 Team Standings (Top 8 placers scoring on 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis)   PL.   TEAM   PTS 1. Miami-Northwestern 98.5 2. Tallahassee-Chiles 46.0 3. Orange Park-Northeast 42.0 4, Niceville 34.5 5. Miami-Mater Academy 33.0 6. Daytona Beach-Mainland 32.0 7, St. Johns-Creekside…

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Make that 27 in a row! Panthers rally past Leopards, 6-1

SOFTBALL Pair of Coral Springs pitchers total 12 Ks to tame HHS’ upset bid By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com VERO BEACH – Heard the phrase cream rises. That’s exactly what happened Thursday when Coral Springs Charter overcame Hernando High’s early 1-run lead with five runs in the in the fifth inning Thursday. The Panthers, seeking its fifth straight state championship to tie the record held by Bartow (2002-06) tacked on a…

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Moment of truth: Hernando tackles 4-time defending state champion Coral Springs Charter in Thursday morning’s state semifinal

SOFTBALL Panthers start two players seeking their fifth state title rings By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com In the 1980’s Madonna bested summed up a generation with her rendition of “Material Girl.” But 30 years later, winning championships – and wearing the bling – is what most prep athletes covet. To that end, Broward County’s Coral Springs Charter Panthers’ softball program – has few rivals. The Panthers (27-1) – the No. 8…

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