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Hernando County leaders honor Springstead High basketball team


Despite loss, Springstead boys are heroes

Springstead High's boys basketball team may have fallen one game short of winning a state championship trophy earlier this month, but the players are collecting consolation prizes in droves. The Eagles (31-1), who fell to Cocoa, 75-60, in the Class 4A state final March 7, were formally recognized at Monday night's Hernando County School Board meeting. Tuesday morning, they were recognized at the Hernando County Commission meeting. "We're on the rubber chicken circuit," coach Pat Kelly joked. "We should've just gone ahead and won the game if we were going to have to do all this anyway. It's really a neat thing for the kids."


Knights to host dinner, show

Knights of Columbus St. Jude Council 6383 will host a St. Patrick's Day dinner and show featuring comedian Danny Justice on Saturday at the council hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. A dinner of corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots, dessert, and coffee or tea will be served at 6 p.m. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 each. Call Angelo at (352) 666-9059, Oscar at (352) 683-6963 or Angelo at (352) 683-1227 .


High school plans 10-year reunion

The Hernando High School Class of 1999 is planning a 10-year reunion for Oct. 3, and organizers are trying to locate as many alumni as possible for mailing and e-mail purposes. Organizers have information on social networking Web sites, such as Facebook and MySpace, and alumni sites such as and Reunion committee members include Toni Flaspeter, Tiffany (Brooks) Hoblit, Jeremy Moore and Chad Bearden. Classmates are asked to contact organizers at or call Bearden at (863) 868-5115.


Coast Guard unit plans presentation

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-08 will present "Who We Are and What We Do" from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at the auxiliary building at 4340 Calienta St. Those interested in learning more about this uniformed civilian component of the Coast Guard are invited. There is no cost. For details or to reserve a seat, call Ray at (352) 596-8542.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Housing Authority, 3 p.m., Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

Brooksville Parks and Recreation Department Advisory Board, 5:15 p.m., Brooksville City Hall.

Spring Hill Fire Rescue Commission, 7 p.m., 3445 Bob Hartung Court, Spring Hill.

Today's picks

"Going Native" horticulture class: 10 a.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Free. (352) 754-4433.

"Time for Remembrance" interfaith services: 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., Hernando-Pasco Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are
published in Section B.

Hernando County leaders honor Springstead High basketball team 03/24/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 9:12pm]
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