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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Jonathan Gates Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Curtains come down as Hornets edge Sharks on two-out wild pitch, 2-1

BASEBALL NCT‘s Gates fans 11, hits a solo homer, suffers first loss BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com For the eighth time in 10 losses this season, Nature Coast Technical (19-10) dropped a game in the sixth inning or later. But on Tuesday night in Orange County, it wasn’t due to series of self-inflicted wounds. The Sharks, who had opportunities to score despite suffering a game-high 16 strikeouts, played toe-to-toe against two-time…

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Jonathan Gates        Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Sharks search for first-ever regional semifinal win at perennially tough Bishop Moore Catholic

5A-II BASEBALL The 1967 and 2007 state champion Hornets are in 28th regional tourney BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Talk about uncharted waters. Only once before in Nature Coast Technical’s prep baseball history have the Sharks ever reached Tuesday’s FHSAA regional semifinal round. The last time was nine years ago when the FHSAA experimented with a best two-of-three series. That didn’t end well. The Brooksville nine was dissected by Pasco by…

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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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Jonathan Gates Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Nine years later, NCT collects its next regional win, deflating LHP, 7-3

5A-II BASEBALL Sharks’ Gates rolls to 7-0 behind 13-K six-hitter at Highlanders BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Just how difficult are the baseball regional playoffs? Go ask Hernando County champion Springstead or Hernando, they’re both standing outside the candy store. In his fourth attempt in 12 prep seasons, Nature Coast Technical mentor Frank Vitale notched his first-ever regional win as the Sharks solved nemesis Lake Highland Prep in Brooksville, 7-3. With…

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