2017 HERNANDO COUNTY PREP FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD (thru 10-20)

FOOTBALL 10-20: WEEK 9 @ Spring Hill Springstead 59, Cypress Creek 0 @ Brooksville Hernando 56, Central 6 @ Inverness Citrus 37, NCT 27 @ Lecanto Weeki Wachee 42, Lecanto 21 10-13: WEEK 8 @ Spring Hill Springstead 14, Land O’ Lakes 7 @ Weeki Wachee Hernando 49, Weeki Wachee 7 @ Brooksville Crystal River 22, Central 6 10-03: @ Brooksville NCT 67, Lecanto 0 10-06: WEEK 7 @ New…

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Bears serve as Leopards’ Homecoming Game date, so are the Coyotes for the Springstead Eagles

FOOTBALL Visiting NCT seeks eighth straight series win at the Citrus Bowl By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com This week’s Hernando County prep football docket features two homecoming games – namely Central (2-5 overall) at unbeaten Hernando (5-0) and Wesley Chapel-Cypress Creek (1-6) at Springstead (4-2) – as well two road tilts in Citrus County: Nature Coast Technical (5-1) at Inverness-Citrus (3-3) and Weeki Wachee (1-5) at winless Lecanto (0-6). Each game…

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2017 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS CROSS COUNTRY RECAPS (thru 10-25)

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY – Compiled by TONY CASTRO CENTRAL BEARS Head Coach – Kevin Ballard (1st Year) DATE RACE SITE TIME/RESULT 08-26 Inverness-Citrus Invitational Inverness-Whispering Pines Park NTS 09-02 Lecanto Invitational Lecanto High NTS 09-23 Crystal River Invitational Crystal River High NTS 09-30 4th Weeki Wachee Invitational Weeki Wachee Preserve NTS 10-04 5th Nature Coast Invitational Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical NTS 10-07 21st Land O’ Lakes Invitational Shady Hills-Crews Lake Park…

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2017 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY RECAPS (thru 10-25)

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY – Compiled by TONY CASTRO CENTRAL BEARS Head Coach – Kris Brooks (1st Year)   DATE   RACE   SITE   TIME/RESULT 08-26 Inverness-Citrus Invitational Inverness-Whispering Pines Park NTS 09-02 Lecanto Invitational Lecanto High NTS 09-23 Crystal River Invitational Crystal River High NTS 09-30 4th Weeki Wachee Invitational Weeki Wachee Preserve NTS 10-04 5th Nature Coast Invitational Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical NTS 10-07 21st Land O’ Lakes Invitational…

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Lady Sharks earn three-peat, so does NCT’s Muscianese as medalist

2A-13 GIRLS GOLF Hernando High shocks six-team field with second, Springstead places third By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – Prior to the first ball being teed off at Silverthorn Country Club Tuesday under pleasant overcast skies and no rain with a slight westerly breeze, the Class 2A, District 13 Girls Golf Tournament dropped several bomb shells in the coaches’ meeting. Last year’s district runner-up, Hudson-Fivay, unexpectedly arrived with only…

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Hernando County Prep Football Players of the Week (thru 10-13)

FOOTBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO OFFENSE Nature Coast Technical sophomore Lenkel Smith, who returned an interception the week before against Weeki Wachee 103 yards for a back-breaking touchdown, was again active in Friday’s 67-0 Homecoming Game pounding over Lecanto. On a night when NCT rushed for 371 yards utilizing 14 different ball carriers against the Panthers, Smith rushed twice for 19 yards and scored one of the Sharks’ seven…

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Sharks’ ‘Great Escape’ yields fourth straight district crown by a whisker, edging Eagles, 375-376

  2A-13 BOYS GOLF Springstead junior Ryan Maharaj fires five-over-par 77 to grab medalist honors at GlenLakes CC By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com WEEKI WACHEE – Nature Coast Technical’s boys’ golf team ran roughshod over its county brothers en route to a perfect 9-0 regular season. But the hallmark of great teams is overcoming adversity. That certainly was the case Monday at the 18-hole, 6,429-yard challenging layout presented by GlenLakes Country Club….

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Post-season arrives with wide-open tourney field in 6A-7 while Mitchell expected to rule 7A-8

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Three Hernando County spiker squads open Monday at Hernando High By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com If the regular season was a precursor of what’s coming up in first leg of this week’s FHSAA state series, local teams had better buckle up. Six Hernando County volleyball programs are vying to become the first local program to return home as the eventual 44th FHSAA State Finals champion. District play begins Monday…

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HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 10-21)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 10-16: VOLLEYBALL Class 6A, District 7 Tournament at Hernando High Nature Coast Technical – bye. Game 1 – No. 6 seed Inverness-Citrus vs. No. 3 seed Lecanto, 4 p.m. Game 2 – No. 7 seed Central vs. No. 2 seed Weeki Wachee, 5:30 p.m. Game 3 – No. 5 seed Hernando High vs. No. 4 seed Crystal River, 7 p.m….

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Lady Sharks on the brink of 2A-13 three-repeat at Silverthorn CC

GIRLS GOLF Unbeaten NCT (11-0) linksters Dross, Muscianese in scuffle for medalist honors By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com The Nature Coast Technical girls golf team enters the post season with momentum and all hands on deck. Forget the Lady Sharks’ 38-match regular-season win skein dating back to its last dual-meet loss on Sept. 30, 2014 to archrival Hernando, 218-191, NCT has larger aspirations walking into Tuesday’s seven-team Class 2A, District 13…

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2017 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS GOLF RECAPS (thru 10-15)

GIRLS GOLF – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2017 Central Bears Head Coach – Penny Gressick (2nd Year: 0-8-0; 2-14-0 lifetime) DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME/RESULT 08-24 Nature Coast Technical Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation L NTS-198 09-19 Spingstead Spring Hill-Oak Hills GC L 270-252 09-20 Nature Coast Technical Spring Hill-Silverthorn CC L 270-190 09-21 Springstead Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation L 254-243 09-28 Hernando Brooksville CC L 295-264 10-03 Weeki Wachee Weeki Wachee-GlenLakes G&CC L…

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Sharks’ four-peat quest begins Monday at GlenLakes G&CC

BOYS GOLF Medalist honors battle expected to be between NCT’s Felts & Dono, SHS’ Maharaj By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Typically on Mondays GlenLakes Golf & Country Club’s golf course is closed for regular maintenance. But on Monday, Oct. 16, there will be an exception. The private 18-hole course covering 6,782 yards was gracious enough to allow Weeki Wachee High School to host the seven-team, Class 2A, District 13 Boys Golf…

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2017 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS GOLF RECAPS (thru 10-15)

BOYS GOLF – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2017 Central Bears Head Coach – Tyson Ellis (5th Year: 4-7-1 overall; 18-34-2 lifetime)   DATE   OPPONENT   SITE   TIME/RESULT 08-22 Springstead Brooksville-Hernando Oaks GC L 221-205 08-24 Nature Coast Technical Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation L 215-181 09-20 Nature Coast Technical Spring Hill-Silverthorn CC L 217-189 09-21 Dade City-Pasco Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation L 170-NTS 09-21 Weeki Wachee Brooksville-Southern Hills Plantation T NTS-NTS…

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2017 FINAL HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL 2017 Final Hernando County Girls Volleyball Standings – Compiled by TONY CASTRO PL. TEAM W L .PCT 1. Spring Hill-Springstead$ 7 0 1.000 2. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical 5 3 .625 3. Weeki Wachee 4 3 .571 4. Brooksville-Hernando 3 5 .375 5. Brooksville-Central 0 8 .000 TOTALS (5) 19 19 .500 $ Denotes Hernando County champion. 2017 Class 6A, District 7 Final Girls Volleyball Regular Season Standings –…

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2017 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL RECAPS (thru 10-15)

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2017 Central Bears Head Coach: Erin Clark (2nd Year: 0-16; 0-32 lifetime overall) DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME/RESULT 08-22 Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical#* Away L 8-25, 10-25, 13-25 08-24 Weeki Wachee#* Away L 10-25, 13-25, 12-25 08-29 Inverness-Citrus# Away L 10-25, 13-25, 16-25 08-31 Crystal River# Away L 6-25, 11-25, 16-25 09-05 Brooksville-Hernando#* Away L 23-25, 8-25, 18-25 09-18 Spring Hill-Springstead* Away L 5-25, 14-25,…

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