2018 HERNANDO COUNTY FINAL GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY RECAPS

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY – Compiled by TONY CASTRO CENTRAL BEARS Head Coach – Kris Brooks (2nd Year)   DATE   RACE   SITE   RESULT 08-25 Inverness-Citrus Invitational Inverness-Whispering Pines Park NTS 09-01 Lecanto Invitational Lecanto High NTS 09-15 6th Nature Coast Invite Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical NTS 09-29 5th Weeki Wachee Invitational Weeki Wachee Preserve NTS 10-06 22nd Land O’ Lakes Invite Shady Hills-Crews Lake Park NTS 10-11 15th Hernando/Citrus…

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2018 HERNANDO COUNTY FINAL BOYS CROSS COUNTRY RECAPS

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY – Compiled by TONY CASTRO CENTRAL BEARS Head Coach – Pat Greenwood (1st Year)   DATE   RACE   SITE   RESULT 08-25 Inverness-Citrus Invitational Inverness-Whispering Pines Park NTS 09-01 Lecanto Invitational Lecanto High NTS 09-15 6th Nature Coast Invite Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical NTS 09-29 5th Weeki Wachee Invitational Weeki Wachee Preserve NTS 10-06 22nd Land O’ Lakes Invite Shady Hills-Crews Lake Park NTS 10-11 15th Hernando/Citrus…

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Lady Sharks arrive seeded 20th, depart 21st – out of 23 teams – in Class 2A State Finals

STATE CROSS COUNTRY HHS senior Ross Stalcup finishes 73rd overall in 182-runner boys final By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com None of Hernando County’s eight entries in Saturday’s Class 2A FHSAA State Finals at Apalachee Regional Park, did so with a personal record or hardware. Nature Coast Technical’s girls’ team, which finished 23rd in last year’s stiff meet, arrived seeded 20th. This time, the Sharks couldn’t catch US-41 rival Inverness-Citrus for the…

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Hernando County Prep Football Scoreboard (thru 11-09) Results

FOOTBALL 11-09 Week 13 Results: Class 5A, Region II Quarterfinals @ Brooksville Nature Coast Technical 57, Gainesville-Eastside 26 @Glen St. Mary Mary-Baker County Baker County 28, Hernando 14 11-02 Week 12 Results: @ Weeki Wachee Weeki Wachee 50, Gulf 14 @ Brooksville Nature Coast Technical 34, IMG White 10 10-26 Week 11 Results: @ Lecanto Nature Coast Technical 36, Lecanto 0 10-26 Week 10 Results: @ Brooksville Nature Coast Technical…

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Opening salvos: Heavily-favored Sharks (9-1) host Eastside Rams (7-3)

FOOTBALL Hernando (7-3) seeks to snap 21-year playoff drought at Glen St. Mary-Baker Co. (6-4) By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Nature Coast Technical’s fifth Hernando County and district championships are items for the banquet circuit. The red-hot Sharks – winners of nine straight – since debuting its 15th season on road with a Week 1, 30-27 setback to Orange Park-Ridgeview, opens the Class 5A, Region II playoffs at Shark Tank Stadium….

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Dross settles for 24th-place, Sharks finish 15th out of 16 teams

GIRLS GOLF By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com A rare third time trip to the Lake County’s 69th annual FHSAA Class 2A State Finals didn’t quite have the deserved effect for Hernando Comity’s lone entry Nature Coast Technical. In last weekend’s star-studded field, the Brooksville-based linksters could not duplicate its top-10 magic of the year before. Instead, NCT finished second to last in 16-team competition along the treacherous Las Colinas course at…

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HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 11-10)

(NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 11-06: MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Hernando County Athletic Conference Finals @ Nature Coast Technical No. 2 Challenger K-8 vs. No. 1 seed Powell, 6:30 p.m. 11-09: FHSAA Class 5A Region II Playoffs @ Nature Coast Technical Gainesville=Eastside vs. Nature Coast Technical, 7:30 p.m. @ Glen St Mary Hernando vs. Bakev County, 7L30  p.m. 11-10: CROSS COUNTRY Class 2A State Finals at Tallahassee’s Apalachee Regional…

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2018 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS CROSS COUNTRY RECAPS (thru 11-09)

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY – Compiled by TONY CASTRO CENTRAL BEARS Head Coach – Pat Greenwood (1st Year)   DATE   RACE   SITE   RESULT 08-25 Inverness-Citrus Invitational Inverness-Whispering Pines Park NTS 09-01 Lecanto Invitational Lecanto High NTS 09-15 6th Nature Coast Invite Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical NTS 09-29 5th Weeki Wachee Invitational Weeki Wachee Preserve NTS 10-06 22nd Land O’ Lakes Invite Shady Hills-Crews Lake Park NTS 10-11 15th Hernando/Citrus…

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Welcome to Ross Country! Hernando High’s Stalcup advances to states (again)

        REGIONAL BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Saving his best for last, defending Runner of the Year rips season’s best By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Eleven male Hernando County cross country runners began Saturday with an opportunity to reach the promised land: next week’s FHSAA State Finals in Tallahassee. But only one, Hernando High senior Ross Stalcup, advanced. Stalcup, who has had an up and down season, perhaps saved his…

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2018 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY RECAPS (thru 11-09)

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY – Compiled by TONY CASTRO CENTRAL BEARS Head Coach – Kris Brooks (2nd Year)   DATE   RACE   SITE   RESULT 08-25 Inverness-Citrus Invitational Inverness-Whispering Pines Park NTS 09-01 Lecanto Invitational Lecanto High NTS 09-15 6th Nature Coast Invite Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical NTS 09-29 5th Weeki Wachee Invitational Weeki Wachee Preserve NTS 10-06 22nd Land O’ Lakes Invite Shady Hills-Crews Lake Park NTS 10-11 15th Hernando/Citrus…

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Sharks trek to Tallahassee’s FHSAA State Finals for the fifth time 16 years

REGIONAL GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Springstead places ninth in 3A-II Meet at Lecanto, WWHS’ Newhall ousted By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Of the 15 female Hernando County harriers to compete in this weekend’s stern litmus regional races, seven advanced to “The Show” – the 45th FHSAA Cross Country Finals next Saturday in Leon County. At Lecanto, F.W. Springstead – which returns 11-of-12 starters – placed ninth in the 13-team Class 3A, Region…

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Hernando County Prep Football Scoreboard Week 12 Results (thru 11-02)

FOOTBALL 11-02 Week 12 Results: @ Weeki Wachee Weeki Wachee 50, Gulf 14 @ Brooksville Nature Coast Technical 34, IMG White 10 10-26 Week 11 Results: @ Lecanto Nature Coast Technical 36, Lecanto 0 10-26 Week 10 Results: @ Brooksville Nature Coast Technical 35, Hernando 14 @ Brooksville Land O’ Lakes-Sunlake 30, Central 6 @ Weeki Wachee Crystal River 32, Week Wachee 22 @ Springstead Springstead 48, Dade City-Pasco 8…

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Sharks chasing Region II’s top seed, host IMG White

FOOTBALL Weeki Wachee hosts Gulf, as Sykora eyes rare 2,000- yard passing plateau By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com In a relatively quiet Week 12 menu, Central (0-10) and Springstead (7-3) have concluded its regular season schedules. The Eagles are holding out its faint bowl game hopes for a last-second opponent to agree to play next week – otherwise its 43rd season is a lock. Hernando (7-3), which is davoring a bye…

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Stern litmus tests await county’s final 26 harriers

REGIONAL CROSS COUNTRY Coveted trip to the FHSAA State Finals at Tallahassee on the line Bt TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Hernando County’s final 26 distance runners will be seeking a berth in Saturday, Nov. 10’s prestigious FHSAA State Finals at Leon County. At Hernando Beach’s Weeki Wachee Preserve, the Class 2A, Region II Meet is set for 8:30 a.m. female start followed by the boys’ race at 9:05 a.m. The female…

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Sharks’ Dross hopes third time is a charm

STATE GIRLS GOLF Brooksville linksters seek to top last season’s ninth- place finish in Lake County By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Nature Coast Technical’s girls’ golf team is the lone Hernando County representative in Friday’s 69th Class 2A FHSAA State Finals. Despite not losing to any Hernando County squad, and capturing 2A-13 crown and finishing runner-up to stout Sunlake in regionals, there’s one more order of business. After Thursday’s practice round,…

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