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  • Football: South Sumter 34, Hernando 14

    BUSHNELL — Hernando played inspired football for a half on the road Friday against juggernaut South Sumter in a battle of undefeated teams in Class 5A, District 6 play. But the Leopards (2-4, 2-1) eventually succumbed 34-14 as the Raiders (7-0, 4-0) beat the Leopards for the eighth consecutive time ...
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    Fri. Oct. 11, 2013 at 11:18 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Football: Weeki Wachee 21, Central 20

    BROOKSVILLE — Central and Weeki Wachee had a combined record of 1-9 coming into Friday night’s game, but both team competed hard with the Hornets eking out the 21-20 victory. “It was a big win. We lost the last four weeks, and we needed a spark,” Hornets coach Mark Lee ...
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    Fri. Oct. 04, 2013 at 11:05 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Football: Cocoa 47, Hernando 9

    BROOKSVILLE — Cocoa has been one of the most successful programs in the state the Past six seasons. The Tigers have at least made the state semifinals and won three consecutive state titles (2008-10) in that span. The fast-paced Tigers (3-1) overwhelmed  Hernando on Friday night 47-9 by controlling the ...
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    Fri. Sept. 27, 2013 at 11:19 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Football: South Sumter 38, Zephyrhills 15

    BUSHNELL — The Zephyrhills Bulldogs fought hard, but fell to South Sumter 38-15 in a Class 5A, District 6 contest Friday night. South Sumter (4-0, 1-0) took advantage of two Bulldog turnovers in the first quarter, which led to a Wes Moir 27-yard field goal and a 2-yard touchdown rush ...
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    Fri. Sept. 20, 2013 at 11:07 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Football: Citrus 26, Hernando 6

    INVERNESS — Citrus used a power running game, and the Hurricanes’ physical and fast defense forced four Hernando turnovers en route to a 26-6 victory Friday night.   Citrus used a variety of backs in rushing 43 times for 215 yards. “We held them in the first half, and I ...
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    Fri. Sept. 13, 2013 at 11:04 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Football: Jacksonville Bolles 35, Hernando 22

    BROOKSVILLE — The Hernando Leopards played a competitive and physical  football game against 11-time state champion Jacksonville Bolles, but it was not enough as Bolles held off the Leopards for a 35-22 victory. “This was our first game, and we still need to iron out a lot of kinks,” Leopards ...
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    Sat. Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:25 a.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Preseason football: Citrus 47, Nature Coast 7

    INVERNESS — Friday’s preseason classic at Citrus High appeared to get off to a grand start right out of the gate for Nature Coast as sophomore DeShawn Smith sprinted down the sideline for an 88-yard touchdown run on the opening kickoff. But a penalty negated the touchdown, as the ball ...
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    Sat. Aug. 24, 2013 at 12:18 a.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Spring football: Hernando 21, Crystal River 0

    At Crystal River Score: Hernando 21, Crystal River 0 (three quarters) Spring game-breakers: The Leopards amassed 261 yards on the ground and held Crystal River to only 11 yards rushing total. …Hernando scored on its opening drive when junior running back Justin Roberts ran for a 1-yard touchdown. It was ...
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    Fri. May 24, 2013 at 10:56 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • District baseball: Ratliff, Johnson lead Hernando to crown

    EUSTIS — The third time was a charm for second-seeded Hernando as the Leopards took the Class 5A, District 7 crown by defeating top-seeded Eustis 5-2 Friday night. The Leopards had lost to Eustis (21-8, 11-1) in the previous two regular-season meetings. Hernando catcher Jake Johnson went 3-for-4 with four ...
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    Fri. April 26, 2013 at 11:14 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • District softball roundup: Early exits for Central, Springstead

    OCALA — Central’s softball program has come a long way in recent years, but the top-seeded Bears won’t be advancing in the playoffs. The Bears were ousted 6-4 by Lecanto in the Class 6A, District 6 semifinals Tuesday night. Amber Atkinson hit an inside-the-park home run in the fifth inning ...
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    Tue. April 16, 2013 at 11:27 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Boys region soccer: Sunlake refuses to quit, snares double-OT win

    Boys region soccer: Sunlake refuses to quit, snares double-OT win GAINESVILLE — Sunlake earned a trip to the state semifinals by defeating Gainesville Eastside in dramatic fashion, 2-1 in double overtime at Citizens’ Field in the 3A region final Tuesday night on Connor Spencer’s winning goal off a turnover at the 3:06 mark. Both teams battled in a physical game ...
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    Wed. Feb. 06, 2013 at 12:41 a.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Region football: Gainesville 60, Hernando 3

    GAINESVILLE — Gainesville, the No. 1 team in the state, dominated Hernando 60-3 in a Class 6A region quarterfinal Friday night. Gainesville quarterback Mark Cato threw three first-half touchdown strikes of 12, 80 and 21 yards, and running back Ralph Webb had an 11-yard touchdown rush. The ’Canes defense made ...
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    Sat. Nov. 17, 2012 at 12:47 a.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Football: Citrus 49, Fivay 0

    HUDSON — Citrus scored 42 first-half points to rout Fivay 49-0 Friday night in the regular season finale.   Senior Darius Chapes had four touchdowns in the first half — three of which were rushing. Chapes added a spectacular 45-yard touchdown reception off a screen pass in the flat and ...
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    Fri. Nov. 09, 2012 at 9:31 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Football: Land O'Lakes 31, Central 14

    BROOKSVILLE — Land O'Lakes (2-6, 1-5) defeated Central 31-14 on Friday night in a battle to avoid last place in Class 6A, District 6. The Gators got a great performance from sophomore Larenz Scroggins, who had two touchdown receptions off screen passes and a rushing touchdown. Scroggins made a key ...
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    Fri. Oct. 26, 2012 at 8:42 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • Football: Springstead 21, River Ridge 7

    SPRING HILL — Springstead played a game of ball control, turning in a strong second half to defeat district foe River Ridge 21-7 Friday night at Booster Stadium and remain unbeaten (7-0, 4-0). "For some reason our body language wasn't good, and we didn't play our brand of football in ...
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    Fri. Oct. 12, 2012 at 8:47 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

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