HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 02-23)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 02-19: GIRLS BASKETBALL: Class 6A, Region II Semifinals Crystal River at Weeki Wachee, 7 p.m. Class 1A, Region I Final Brooksville-Hernando Christian Academy at Tampa-Bayshore Christian, 7 p.m. BOYS TENNIS: Weeki Wachee at Zephyrhills, 3 p.m. Nature Coast Technical at Central, 3 p.m. Hernando at Inverness-Citrus, 3 p.m. GIRLS TENNIS: Zephyrhills at Weeki Wachee, 3 p.m. Central at Nature Coast…

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Leopards slip past Eagles, 36-34

WRESTLING Five HHS seniors post individual wins at SHS By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Hernando High closed out is 47th mat season Wednesday night by edging host Springstead, 36-34. The Leopards (18-1) finished 7-7 in the dual meet against the Eagles (9-9). Five HHS seniors – J. Lisk at 126 pounds, Boston Tafelski at 145, Bronson Tafelski at 160, Fernando Valdez at 170 and Alex “New York” Espinal at 182 –…

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Table set: Pirates eliminate Leopards, Sharks oust Bears

BOYS BASKETBALL Bergantino, Valencia combine for 32 points, but it’s not enough By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com LECANTO – In the pre-game comments prior to the first of two Class 6A, District 7 semifinals, to a man Hernando High stressed rebounding and defense. Unfortunately, neither box was checked Wednesday as the second-seeded Crystal River Pirates (20-6) doubled up on third-seeded Hernando (12-15), 65-36. In the nightcap, though Nature Coast Technical didn’t…

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HHS’ Batten, Wilson combined for 47 points, to oust ’Canes, 68-51

BOYS BASKETBALL Leopards face Pirates in first of two semifinals Wednesday at Lecanto By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com LECANTO – Hernando High junior Jacob Batten and senior Wesley Wilson combined for 47 points Tuesday in the 6A-7 quarterfinals permitting the Leopards to grab the all-important third meeting against Citrus High, 68-51. With the win, Hernando will square off against second-seeded Crystal River (19-6) at 6 p.m. Wednesday against at Lecanto High….

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Leopards place fifth in 36-team Green Cove Springs Rotary Tourney

WRESTLING HHS places seven led by silver medalist Pritz at 138 pounds By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Facing major diversity for the first time this winter – Hernando High walked into this weekend’s two-day, 21st Green Cove Springs Rotary Tournament at Clay High – down three starters. With senior J. Lisk taking care of a family matter out of state, Michael Brown attending a funeral and Qwenton Coney taking the ACT,…

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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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Nine of 11 state lifters denied ultimate prize at Panama City Beach

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING Eagles blanked in 2A, Leopards shut out in 1A Sharks return home 19th By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Year 16 of Nature Coast Technical weightlifting concluded with a whimper Saturday night at Panama City Beach-Arnold High. The Sharks, who walked in with high hopes that this would be the year to break the glass ceiling of attaining the county’s first-ever state crown, returned home tied for 19th place –…

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Hernando County’s search for 23rd district title begins Monday

  BOYS BASKETBALL Weeki Wachee begins 6A-7 event at CRHS, 2A-4: HCA vs. St. John By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Hernando County’s six male basketball programs – featuring five from the public school ranks and one private – initiates the FHSAA State Series Monday at three different venues. 6A-7: Four local teams – Brooksville’s Central, Hernando and Nature Coast Technical along with Weeki Wachee – comprise the seven-team Class 6A, District…

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HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 02-16)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 02-11: BOYS BASKETBALL: Class 6A, District 7 Tournament Quarterfinals: Game 1 – Weeki Wachee at Crystal River, 7 p.m. Class 2A, District 4 Tournament at Ocala-Meadowbrook Academy Quarterfinals: Brooksville-Hernando Christian Academy vs. Ocala-St. John Lutheran, 7 p.m. 02-12: BOYS BASKETBALL: Class 6A, District 7 Tournament at Lecanto Quarterfinals Game 2 – Brooksville-Hernando vs. Inverness-Citrus, 6 p.m. Game 3 – Brooksville-Central…

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Rugged tests await Eagles, Leopards, Sharks

WRESTLING Springstead zips to Lake Gibson, Hernando off to Clay High Rotary, while NCT visits Countryside By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Two weeks shy of the state series, three Hernando County teams await rugged mat exams this weekend. F.W. Springstead returns to action at the Braves Invitational at Lakeland’s Lake Gibson High School “Reservation“ gymnasium. Hernando returns to the loaded Green Cove Springs Clay High Rotary Invite while Nature Coast Technical…

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Sixth-seeded Sharks ride outside-inside punch of Crima, Lee past third-seeded Leopards, 59-47

GIRLS BASKETBALL Citrus High survives 1-of-16 fourth quarter to edge Lecanto, 43-40 By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – Riding the outside-inside contributions of Danielle Crima and Heaven Lee, host and sixth-seeded Nature Coast Technical upended third-seeded Hernando, 59-47. In the first of two Class 6A, District 7 quarterfinals on Tuesday, try as they might to give a game away – fourth-seeded Citrus misfired on 15-of-16 fourth quarter field goal attempts,…

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Behind a season-high 11 placers, HHS rolls up third championship in Orlando

WRESTLING Valdez, Pritz garner gold as Leopards claim Wolfpack Invite at Timber Creek By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com The exceptional 2018-19 mat season continues along the Bell Avenue campus. At Orlando, 1A-6 Hernando High pocketed its third championship trophy – including its first IBT crown – at the conclusion of Saturday’s Timber Creek Invitational. The Wolfpack Invite featured 215 grapplers and 19 teams, across one day in Orange County. The Leopards,…

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2018-19 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS (thru 02-03)

BOYS BASKETBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2018-19 Final Hernando County Boys Basketball Regular Season Standings PL. TEAM W L .PCT 1. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical$ 7 1 .875 2. Spring Hill-Springstead 6 2 .750 3. Brooksville-Central 4 4 .500 4s. Brooksville-Hernando 3 5 .375 5. Weeki Wachee 0 8 .000 TOTALS (5) 20 20 .500 $ Denotes defending Hernando County champion. 2018-19 Final Class 6A, District 7 Boys Basketball Regular…

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