Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 12-02)

Merriel Reyes – Girls Soccer Springstead – Senior Reyes, a midfielder, returned to the pitch following a preseason ankle injury, and notched her first assist in three seasons in a 4-1 loss against visiting Tampa Catholic at Booster Stadium. Merriel, who maintains 3.64 unweighted and 4.17 weighted grade point average, is a member of Springstead’s Key Club and Spanish Club. She volunteers at Spring Hill Family YMCA and St. Francis…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 11-25)

Caleb Johnson – Boys Basketball Central – Senior Johnson, the county’s defending scoring champion from 2016-17 at 19.8 points per game, helped the Bears split its two preseason games against Shady Hills-Bishop McLaughlin (winning 74-66) and Holiday-Anclote (losing 66-63), averaging 20 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals per game. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound guard, who was named All-County for the first time last winter, maintains a 3.5 grade point…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 11-18)

Collin Andreu – Boys Soccer Springstead – Sophomore Andreu served as the unlikely hero in the Eagles’ nail-biting win on Nov. 15 over Weeki Wachee at Booster Stadium in Spring Hill, 3-2. Collin, who scored a goal and notched two assists in 2016-17, redirected a corner kick for what turned out to be the game-winner against the visiting Hornets. Besides playing in his second varsity season under Jason Soto, Andreu…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 11-11)

Emily Escamilla – Girls Cross Country Nature Coast Technical – Senior Last Saturday morning, Escamilla concluded a fine prep career with her 23rd lifetime race at the 44th Class 2A FHSAA State Finals at Tallahassee’s Apalachee Regional Park. Emily placed 108th in the 174-runner event helping the Lady Sharks to an 18th-place finish out of 23 teams. The three-year varsity runner and current two-time All-County cross country selection maintains a…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 11-04)

Zack Meyer – Football Springstead – Senior The courageous 6-foot-4, 165-pound Meyer returned to football this season after suffering a season-ending anterior cruciate knee injury (ACL) in 2016. Zack corralled two passes for 19 yards in his final prep game during Saturday night’s 31-24 upset over the 5A-7 champion Hernando Leopards in Spring Hill. On an offense that garnered most of its yardage (85 percent of its nearly 3,300 yards)…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 10-28)

Caitlin Lewandowski – Girls Cross Country Weeki Wachee – Senior Lewandowski is in her fourth season of cross country. She’s the school’s first female four-year letterman. Last week at the Weeki Wachee Preserve, she posted a personal record time of 22:53.37 to qualify for Saturday’s Class 2A, Region II Meet at Port Orange-Atlantic High. During the spring, Caitlin will compete in her fourth season of track and field. The region qualifier…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 10-21)

Jack Hurst – Boys Golf Weeki Wachee – Sophomore Hurst is a two-year starter for the Hornets. This season, he’s the team’s only player. During last week’s Class 2A, District 13 Tournament at GlenLakes Country Club, his home course, he turned in the event’s third-best score behind 13-over-par 40-45—85 total. With it, Hurst earned a berth in the Class 2A, Region V Tournament at Hudson’s Meadow Oaks Golf Club. Jack,…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 10-14)

Bronson Tafelski – Football Hernando – Junior Bronson is a two-year starter for the varsity football team at Hernando High. On Friday, he ignited the Leopards defensively with two first-quarter quarter interceptions in the HHS’ 49-7 win at Weeki Wachee. The 5-foot-7, 150-pounder also added a sack contributed five tackles. For the season, Tafelski has 35 tackles and is tied for the county lead in interceptions (3) as a linebacker….

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 10-07)

Erin Mause – Volleyball Springstead – Sophomore According to Springstead’s first-year mentor Kyra Leonard, the first-year starter Mause at libero is “the glue that holds our defense together.” In a week that saw the Lady Eagles fall twice to 7A state semifinalist Mitchell and solve Nature Coast Technical, the 5-foot-3 defender stands second on the team in digs (76) and ranks third on the team in serving percentage (95 percent),…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 09-30)

Hayden Kimbrough – Volleyball Hernando – Sophomore Kimbrough in her second year had a terrific match against Crystal River with several digs in helping Hernando defeat Crystal River. She also served 19 times with only one error. The next night in a loss against Weeki Wachee, the 5-foot Kimbrough served 21 times with only one error and chipped in 11 digs. Hayden does volunteer work with Faith Evangelical Free Church…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 09-23)

Brooke Sereda – Volleyball Weeki Wachee – Junior Sereda, a 5-foot-7 outside hitter, had an outstanding performance in a 25-20, 18-25, 22-25, 25-19, 15-12 loss to Hernando High at the Michael A. Imhoff Gymnasium. Despite the narrow loss, Brooke recorded a season-high 17 kills and tallied 18 service points, including four aces and notched 19 digs. Sereda, who has also played two years of basketball, maintains a 3.80 unweighted and…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 09-09)

Alexi Hubbard – Volleyball Nature Coast Technical – Junior Hubbard, a 5-foot-6 setter, enabled the Lady Sharks to climb atop the Class 6A, District 7 and Hernando County standings with 3-1 wins last week over both Weeki Wachee and Crystal River. In snapping a nine-match losing skein to the two-time defending district champion Hornets, Hubbard collected six service points, six digs and eight assists. Alexi, who is in her third…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 09-02)

Josh Vonada – Football Hernando – Senior Vonada, who is a three-year starter on defense as a linebacker/safety, collected six tackles, including three solos and three unassisted tackles besides intercepting a pass in the Leopards’ 28-7 win over Lecanto-Seven Rivers Christian. Josh, who is defending Hernando County weightlifting champion and 2017 All-Hernando County selectee, leads the county is interceptions (2). He also intercepted a pass in the season-opening 62-0 whitewash…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 08-25)

Ryan Maharaj – Golf Springstead – Junior Maharaj is the Eagles’ team captain and squad’s No. 1 player. The two-time All-Hernando linkster fired a nine-hole 39 and a 41 in last week’s two Springstead wins over Central and Weeki Wachee respectively. Ryan has served as a volunteer counselor working with the community youth in golf, basketball and swimming for the past three summer for I-9 sports. Maharaj enters his junior…

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Joey DelGatto: Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 05-13)

Joey DelGatto – Baseball Springstead – Senior DelGatto, who enjoyed his best-ever prep season for the Eagles, collected one of Springstead’s two hits off Belleview during its season-ending Class 6A, Region II quarterfinal loss to the Rattlers, 2-0. The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder hurled two innings of relief against Belleview surrendering an unearned. For the season, DelGatto hit .321 piling up 26 hits in 28 games. On the hill, he and teammate Jack…

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Jonathan “J.P.” Gates: Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 05-20)

Jonathan “J.P.” Gates – Baseball Nature Coast Technical – Junior Gates, carried the Sharks to second straight 5A-7 title and its first-ever regional home playoff victory over Orlando-Lake Highland Prep, threw six solid innings in falling to perennially-tough Orlando-Bishop Moore Catholic during the Class 5A, Region II semifinal in Orange County, 2-1. J.P., the 2016 Hernando County Player of the Year, led the all Hernando County batters with a .478…

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Logan Flood: Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 05-27)

Logan Flood – Baseball Hernando High – Senior Flood was selected as Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) District 10 representative for the annual Baseball All-Star Games held at Lakeland’s Tigertown. The FACA Showcase event began Sunday, May 28. Flood, a member of the West All-Stars battles the East All-Stars on Monday. A second game is set for Tuesday at the Polk County facility. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Flood paced the 15-13…

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Springstead receives $5,000 charitable donation from the Lowman Law Firm

Spring Hill school drawn from a ping pong ball lottery ceremony BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – The Lowman Law Firm’s initial lottery drawing to benefit Hernando County student-athletes was held Thursday at Rising Sun Bistro in Brooksville. All six Hernando County high schools were represented in this year’s Lowman Law Firm Student-Athlete of the Week competition hosted by HernandoSport.com. Parents, guests and family members accompanied 19 student-athlete winners dating…

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Jacy Scharlow: Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 05-06)

Jacy Scharlow – Track and Field Springstead – Junior Scharlow led all Hernando County performers in the FHSAA Track and Field State Finals at Bradenton’s IMG Academy with a second-place silver medal in the Class 3A high jump competition with a leap of 5.375” or 1.62 meters. Jacy, who is a two-time All-County pick and third-year trackster, carries a 3.0 unweighted and 3.5 weighted grade point average. As an IB…

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Ali Shenefield: Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 04-29)

Ali Shenefield – Softball Hernando High- Sophomore Shenefield is in her second year as a varsity starter. The 5-foot-6 right-hander pitched a scoreless district tournament last week compiling a 3-0 record in 16 innings pitched giving up zero runs. For the season, Ali is 18-8 record with a 1.22 ERA and 192 strikeouts. She is also batting .403 for the season with 29 hits, 21 runs batted in featuring 11…

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