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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Springstead QB, Nathan Sims runs away from South Sumter, 2, Mathew Palmer for a long touchdown. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Sims, Morgan combine for 269 yards and five scores as Eagles blank young Raiders, 34-0

FOOTBALL 11 different SHS gridders touch the ball for game-high 416 yards BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – For the majority of the past 33 seasons – or since the last time F.W. Springstead dropped its fourth straight meeting against Bushnell-South Sumter in 1984 – the Red Raiders have been the hammer and their opponents been the nails. Against a young and inexperienced Sumter County squad Thursday night at…

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Randy Morgan breaks a long run for a touchdown against Sunlake. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Eagles, Bears, Hornets entertain guests in spring classics

FOOTBALL 2016 state semifinalist Bushnell-South Sumter visits SHS at 7 p.m. Thursday BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com After nearly three weeks of practice – the last week among grueling temperatures – arrives the first tests for the upcoming 2017 gridiron football season in the form of spring football classics. In a rare Thursday night of action, three Hernando County programs – Springstead, Central and Weeki Wachee – will each entertain three…

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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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Land O' Lakes Callie Turner brings the pain in the Class 6A, Region II Softball Final Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Gators’ Turner fans 15, wiggles out of bases-loaded seventh-inning jam to oust Eagles, 2-0

6A-II SOFTBALL Land O’ Lakes hurls 2-hitter, as hosts tally two sixth-inning unearned runs to advance BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com LAND O’ LAKES – After a 20-year drought (from 1996-2015) in between visits to the FHSAA State Final Four, the Land O’ Lakes Gators pushed across a pair of unearned runs in the sixth to return to Dodgertown as Class 6A, Region II champions Friday night fending off Springstead (25-5),…

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