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Springstead's  Sebastian Rivera (15) tumbles over top Weeki Wachee's Dayonta Patterson (5) during his attempt to make one last touchdown as his teammate Randy Morgan (27) and Weeki Wachee's Chance Macchione (28) run towards them with less than 50 seconds left in the fourth quarter on September 5, 2014. Springstead shut Weeki Wachee down with a 27-0 score.

Spring football primer for Hernando County: Return to playoffs goal for 2015

Last season featured a lot of changes in the Hernando County high school football landscape. Along with three new coaches and four first-time starting quarterbacks, none of the five local programs reached the state playoffs, the first time a Hernando County team has not been in the postseason since 2003. Each team  …

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  1. District baseball roundup: Bishop McLaughlin hot from the start

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    TAMPA — Bishop McLaughlin left little doubt as to which team is tops in Class 3A, District 7.

    Bishop McLaughlin’s Hunter Perez, left, slides into third base as Carrollwood Day’s Bryce Benedict tries to tag him out. The Hurricanes won the 3A-7 district title 7-1.
  2. Region track: Pasco's Steele nabs three individual titles in 2A-2

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    North Suncoast athletes had a banner day individually Thursday at the Class 2A, Region 2 meet at Lake Highland Prep.

  3. Out in the woods, Hernando couple distills award-winning whiskey

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    WEEKI WACHEE

    Not only is Wild Buck American Rye Whiskey handmade; so is its distillery.

    Kevin and Natalie Goff pour freshly ground rye into heated water as they start the process for a batch of whiskey on April 13 at their Weeki Wachee spread west of U.S. 19. They bottle and distribute Wild Buck American Rye Whiskey.
  4. District baseball roundup: Wesley Chapel, Central advance

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    BROOKSVILLE — It will be an all-underdog championship game in the Class 5A, District 7 tournament.

    Brandon pitcher Antonio Velez strikes out six in seven innings in the 3-0 victory over Strawberry Crest.
  5. Region softball roundup: River Ridge survives a wild one

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    NEW PORT RICHEY — Nature Coast rapped out of a season-high 18 hits against River Ridge on Wednesday night.

    The Sharks, though, needed one more.

  6. Region track: Mitchell's Kerns lone local champ in 3A-2

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    Track and field

    Mustang lone local champ

    Locals had a tough time finding the top of the podium at Wednesday's Class 3A, Region 2 meet at Harmony High School. Mitchell senior Emily Kerns was the lone area winner, claiming the 1,600 meters in 5:16.06.

  7. Spring football primer for Hernando County: Return to playoffs goal for 2015

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    Last season featured a lot of changes in the Hernando County high school football landscape. Along with three new coaches and four first-time starting quarterbacks, none of the five local programs reached the state playoffs, the first time a Hernando County team has not been in the postseason since 2003. Each team has …

    Springstead's  Sebastian Rivera (15) tumbles over top Weeki Wachee's Dayonta Patterson (5) during his attempt to make one last touchdown as his teammate Randy Morgan (27) and Weeki Wachee's Chance Macchione (28) run towards them with less than 50 seconds left in the fourth quarter on September 5, 2014. Springstead shut Weeki Wachee down with a 27-0 score.