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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Angela Cabahug: Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 04-22)

Angela Cabahug – Girls Tennis Nature Coast Technical – Junior As a third-year tennis player and two-year starter Angela Cabahug helped set the tone for the Lady Sharks in last week’s two Class 2A, Region IV matches with a huge win at No. 1 doubles against Hudson-Fivay on Tuesday and come-from-behind three-set win at No. 1 singles on Thursday over Tarpon Springs. With the regional crown, NCT’s first since 2009,…

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Braydon Hotchkiss: Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 04-15)

Braydon Hotchkiss- Boys Tennis Nature Coast Technical – Junior After a pair of part-time seasons of action on the Nature Coast Technical boys tennis team where Hotchkiss compiled a quiet 6-2 mark in singles action, he’s blossomed in his first season as a starter. Braydon, who has totaled six wins this season in singles play, teamed with senior Mark Cabahug to reach the 2A-7 finals at Zephyrhills’ Zephyr Park at…

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Kama Woodall: Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 04-08)

Kama Woodall – Softball Springstead – Senior Woodall hurled back-to-back complete games last week, highlighted by a four-hit shutout – her county-leading 10th shutout and second straight over Hernando High – and helped her own cause with two hits including blasting her second homer of the season in a 2-0 nod over the Lady Leopards at Tom Varn Park. Kama, who carries a 3.9 unweighted and a 4.15 weighted grade…

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Josey Sims: Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 04-01)

Josey Sims – Softball Hernando – Senior The 5-foot-9, 155-pound Sims is the starting centerfielder for the Lady Leopards and is also team captain. Josey, a multi-sport student/athlete who has also played volleyball and soccer, recently signed a letter of intent to play collegiate softball with Pasco Hernando State College. Sims, who missed four games due to a shoulder injury, returned to the lineup and finished 4-for-8 last week while…

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Ian Peacock: Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 03-25)

Ian Peacock – Baseball Central – Senior The 6-foot-1 Peacock batted .500, going 7-for-14 with four runs batted in and a double and was also the winning pitcher of Game 1 over Zephyrhills during the Bears’ four games last week at the Tom Varn Baseball Tournament, sponsored by Brooksville’s Farm Bureau Insurance. On the hill, against the Bulldogs, the right-handed pitcher hurled six innings and allowed no earned runs and…

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Abby Oliver: Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 03-18)

Abby Oliver – Softball Springstead – Senior The 5-foot-9, 145-pound Oliver went 5-for-11 during this past weekend’s four-game sweep by the Lady Eagles to repeat as Leopard Slam Softball Tournament champions in Brooksville. The four-year infield starter and three-time All-Hernando County selection holds the SHS school record for career runs scored and is closing in on the career record for games played and most hits. Besides softball, Oliver is in…

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Kyle Manuel: Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 03-11)

Kyle Manuel – Track & Field Springstead – Junior The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Manuel, who has played three seasons of football and is in his third season of track and field, specializes in throwing the discus and shot put. At the Mitchell Invitational, Kyle broke the school record for the discus with a heave of 158’8” snapping the old mark held by multi-sport standout Ricky Blake of 153’ set in 1985….

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