Springstead's ,4,Anthony Alexis tries to elude a Hudson tackler. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

No Sims, No Clark, No Problem: Springstead skins Cobras, 33-6

FOOTBALL Despite 14 penalties, 3 turnovers, Eagles roll up 472 yards of offense BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com HUDSON – ‘Twas a typically sloppy scrimmage game Thursday night in the final dress rehearsal for the 2017 season for the Springstead Eagles at Cobra Stadium at Hudson. The Eagles – who did not suit up two main cogs: junior quarterback Nathan Sims nor senior linebacker Klayvon Clark – appeared sluggish out of…

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Springstead ,27, Randy Morgan exploits a hole for a nice gain against the South Sumter defense. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

Springstead’s Sims, Clark to sit out final dress rehearsal at Hudson

FOOTBALL Cobras entertain Eagles prior to opening 44th season in “Death Valley” BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Thursday’s 7 p.m. Fall Football Classic between F.W. Springstead at Hudson High serves as an appetizer to main course being served beginning next Friday, Aug. 25. 6A-6 Springstead will open its 42nd season a week from Friday by hosting the 5A-7 Central Bears at Booster Stadium. The Cobras, for their part, travel to what…

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Preaseason Clash 4 Clayton

“Preseason Clash 4 Clayton” set for Aug. 12 at SHS’ Booster Stadium

FOOTBALL All proceeds will benefit 1-year-old Clayton Mahler’s battle against cancer BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com Former Hudson High head football coach Rob Mahler is no longer pacing the West Pasco County sidelines. For good reason, he stepped down after last season. Mahler, a father of two, and his wife Jordan, are fighting the biggest battle of their lives as their one-year-old son, Clayton, was diagnosed with pediatric cancer. Springstead High…

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Carter McNamara. Photo by JOE DiCRISTOFALO

2017 HERNANDO COUNTY BOYS TENNIS SCOREBOARD

BOYS TENNIS 2017 Final Hernando Christian Academy Lions Results 02-13: Hernando Christian Academy at Pasco Pasco 6, HCA 0 Singles: (pro set) No. 1 – Harrison Phillips (PAS) won by forfeit. No. 2 – Brent Charlick (PAS) def. Jason Xu, 8-1. No. 3 – Aaron Leslie (PAS) def. Jamie Vanderveken, 8-3. No. 4 – Robby Princinato (PAS) def. Bailey Probus, 8-5. No. 5 – Vinson Telfire (PAS) def. Li Mingri,…

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Kyra Leonard

Former Explorer mentor Kyra Leonard tabbed SHS’ new volleyball coach

VOLLEYBALL Springstead skipper is school’s third coach in four seasons BY TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com When Kaitlin Wadsworth was not renewed as Springstead High’s volleyball coach early this season, first-year SHS Athletic Director Dustin Kupcik admittedly had a number of available suitors. Never did he think that the Spring Hill spikers would not have a coach in place by the end of the 2016-17 school year. Unfortunately, one-by-one each potential candidate…

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Hernando High's Tai Hayes concentrates during the 100 meter hurdle. She finished fifth. Photo by JOE DICRISTOFALO

2017 FINAL HERNANDO COUNTY GIRLS TRACK & FIELD RECAPS

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD – Compiled by TONY CASTRO 2017 Central Bears Head Coach – Amanda Flateau (1st Year) DATE EVENT SITE RESULT 02-15 Tarpon Springs-East Lake Early Bird Inv. Away 24th/24 teams 02-17 Holiday-Anclote Away 8th/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 13th/13 teams 04-06 Hernando/Citrus County Championship Away 9th/9 teams 04-21…

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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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