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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David Hale Bronson returns a kick.Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Leopards face new-look Seahawks

FOOTBALL Ex-Springstead coaches Browning, Vonada clash in LO’L BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Friday’s spring classic at 7 p.m. at Sunlake High serves as meeting ground for two former F.W. Springstead head coaches Bill Browning and Bill Vonada. Vonada, who is beginning his fourth season at Hernando High, spent 15 seasons at the helm in Spring Hill and departed as the school’s all-time winningest coach. Browning, who guided the Eagles from…

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Jonathan Gates Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 05-19)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 05-16: BASEBALL Class 5A, Region II Semifinals Nature Coast Technical at Orlando-Bishop Moore Catholic, 7 p.m. SPRING FOOTBALL Nature Coast Technical at Palm Harbor-University, 7 p.m. 05-18: SPRING FOOTBALL Bushnell-South Sumter at Springstead, 7 p.m. Holiday-Anclote at Weeki Wachee, 7 p.m. Hudson at Central, 7 p.m. 05-19: SPRING FOOTBALL Hernando at Land O’ Lakes-Sunlake, 7 p.m.  

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Hernando High's Ali Shenefield. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Eustis earns inaugural state berth by blanking Hernando, 6-0

5A-II SOFTBALL Panthers’ Hanks, Rodenbaugh combine for seven safeties BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Eustis carved out its 23rd consecutive win – behind a 13-hit barrage – Friday night at Tom Varn Park to earn the Panthers’ first-ever FHSAA State Final Four berth by blanking host Hernando High, 6-0. With the victory, the Class 5A, Region II champion Panthers (25-1) will tangle against Region III champ Wauchula-Hardee County in state semifinals…

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Kama Woodall

Manifest Destiny beckons as Lady Eagles, Leopards aim toward Dodgertown

REGIONAL SOFTBALL Hernando (20-9) hosts Eustis (24-1), while Springstead (25-4) treks to Land O’ Lakes (26-3). BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Scholars have described manifest destiny as the belief or doctrine, held chiefly in the middle and latter part of the 19th century, that it was the destiny of the U.S. to expand its territory over the whole of North America and to extend and enhance its political, social, and economic…

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