Eagles advance five to Punta Gorda regional meet

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING Behind a school record 19 qualifiers, host Sunlake claims its fourth district title By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com LAND O’ LAKES – After finishing runner-up in the District 5 Meet in 2015, Head Coach Denise Garcia’s Sunlake Seahawks have been on a steady climb. The current Sunshine Athletic Conference eastern champions and 2018 Disparti Invitational champs could unseat Navarre as the reigning Class 2A state champs next month. In…

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HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 01-19)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 01-14: GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING: Class 2A, District 15 Tournament Springstead at Land O’ Lakes-Sunlake, 2 p.m. BOYS BASKETBALL: Bronson at Weeki Wachee, 7:30 p.m. HCA at Clearwater-Lakeside Christian, 6:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL: HCA at Clearwater-Lakeside Christian, 5 p.m. BOYS SOCCER: Nature Coast Technical at Springstead, 7 p.m. Zephyrhills at Hernando, 7:30 p.m. Wesley Chapel at Weeki Wachee, 7:30 p.m. HCA at…

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2018-19 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING HONOR ROLL STATS (thru 01-13)

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING – Compiled by TONY CASTRO TOP 10 WGT NAME/SCHOOL BEN-CLN-TOT 101 Aryana Millan (NCT) 105-100—205 110 Tara Gray (NCT) 105-125—230 119 Charlize Soares (SPG) 145-140—285 129 Kendal Haff (NCT) 125-120—245 129 Madison Griffin (HER) 120-125—245 139 Nicole Flynn (SPG) 175-130—305 154 Amanda Waddell (NCT) 135-135—270 169 Isabella Traudt (NCT) 140-155—295 183 Courtney Traudt (NCT) 165-165—330 199 Arieyanna Johnson (NCT) 170-145–315 UNL Jouie Miller (NCT) 220$-205—425$ $ Denotes Hernando…

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Springstead at River Ridge Girls Weightlifting Results (thru 01-09)

GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING 01-09: Springstead at New Port Richey-River Ridge New Port Richey-River Ridge (RR) 59, Springstead (SPG) 15. Final Individual Results: (Top 3 scores count toward team score. Points based on 5-3–1 system). 101 – 1. Cucchiere (RR) 95-90—185, 2. Lainie Barker (SPG) 75-65—140, 3. Manning (RR) 60-75—135. 110 – no competitors. 119 – 1.Kirves (RR) 145-140—285, 2. Charlize Soares (SPG) 145-140—285. 129 – 1. Stewart (RR) 115-130—245, 2. Katelyn…

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Campbell deposits hat trick, Lewis adds pair as Eagles topple Bears, 6-2

BOYS SOCCER Down 3-0, Central comes to life behind a pair of goals by Nugo Bakaria By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com BROOKSVILLE – After a pair of hard-to-swallow 4-3 setbacks this week on the road at Umatilla and Zephyrhills, the main issue would be how would the Bears respond in its initial county tilt Thursday against Springstead. In its third match in four nights, CHS goalkeeper Alec Robichaud stoned the first…

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2018-19 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS (thru 01-08)

BOYS BASKETBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2018-19 Hernando County Boys Basketball Regular Season Standings PL. TEAM W L .PCT 1. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical$ 4 0 1.000 2. Spring Hill-Springstead 3 1 .750 3. Brooksville-Hernando 2 2 .500 4. Brooksville-Central 1 3 .350 5. Weeki Wachee 0 4 .000 TOTALS (5) 10 10 .500 $ Denotes defending Hernando County champion. 2018-19 Class 6A, District 7 Boys Basketball Regular Season Standings…

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2018-19 HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS BASKETBALL STANDINGS (thru 01-07)

GIRLS BASKETBALL – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2018-19 Hernando County Girls Basketball Regular Season Standings PL. TEAM W L .PCT 1. Weeki Wachee$ 4 0 1.000 2. Brooksville-Hernando 3 1 .750 3. Brooksville-Central 1 3 .250 3. Brooksville-Nature Coast Technical 1 3 .250 3. Spring Hill-Springstead 1 3 .250 TOTALS (5) 10 10 .500 $ Denotes two-time defending Hernando County champion. 2018-19 Class 6A, District 7 Girls Basketball Regular Season…

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HERNANDO COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR (thru 01-12)

SPORTS CALENDAR (NOTE: Times and dates are subject to change.) 01-07: BOYS BASKETBALL: Weeki Wachee at Nature Coast Technical, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL: Land O’ Lakes at Weeki Wachee, 7:30 p.m. BOYS SOCCER: Central at Umatilla, 5:15 p.m. GIRLS SOCCER: Dade City-Pasco at Springstead, 6:30 p.m. Central at Umatilla, 3:30 p.m. Nature Coast Technical at Land O’ Lakes, 7 p.m. 01-08: BOYS BASKETBALL: Inverness-Citrus at Central, 7:30 p.m. Crystal River…

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Eagles restore dignity, claim 20th Springstead Invite crown

WRESTLING After getting spanked at South Beach Duals, SHS rolls 8 placers, 5 champs By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – A week ago, F.W Spring stead’s famed mat program suffered an all-time low ebb at Fort Lauderdale. But after setting school records for futility – dropping six matches in two days at the South Beach Duals – Head Coach Mike LaRocca’s troops restored some luster this weekend. During the…

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Eagles follow ‘Unique’ path past Bears, 48-34

Central leads by 14 pts., 21-7, with 4:40 left in the third before dissolving By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – For 20 minutes, Central appeared more enamored than lackluster Springstead to finish third Thursday in the consolation round of the Greg O’Connell Shootout. For over two-plus periods, Springstead appeared to be sleep walking. Apparently, playing its third game in three nights had taken its toll. Had losing the night…

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Road to Recovery: Eagles click restart button with Corey Hill Invite this weekend

WRESTLING Nineteen mat squads will challenge SHS By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Prep athletics is cyclical. It’s the nature of business as long as your school isn’t named Tampa-Jesuit, Lakeland Highland Prep or Bishop Moore – to name a few area private school powerhouses. Seldom do public school athletic programs avoid going from first to last. F.W. Springstead’s position as the North Suncoast’s premier mat program – outside of legendary Brandon…

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