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Playoffs start in softball this week for Hernando High Softball

By Andy Villamarzo

Hernando Sun sports writer

The postseason for prep softball begins this week and only one team from Hernando County qualifies for the playoffs: the Hernando Leopards. The Leopards won’t be in a usual spot to begin the postseason, as Hernando begins the Class 5A playoffs on the road to face Orlando Bishop Moore.

Hernando, Citrus County Schools form Gulf Coast 8 Conference

Hernando and Citrus county high schools have formed the Gulf Coast 8 Conference. The new conference will include the eight public high schools from the two counties:

Citrus, Crystal River, Lecanto, Central, Nature Coast, Hernando, Springstead, and Weeki Wachee.

Below is the press release provided by Springstead athletic director Dustin Kupcik.

Who is Devin White? Profiling the Buccaneers First Round Draft Pick

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Devin White, an inside linebacker from LSU with the fifth pick of the 2019 NFL draft on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

In 2018, White won the Butkus Award, recognized as the best linebacker in college while also being a consensus All-American. He was dominating in the SEC, playing well against the best teams in the country while tallying 133 tackles with three sacks last season. He also forced three fumbles, recovering two of them.

PHSC Lady Bobcats advance to NJCAA DII District F Championship

NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) D II District F championship held at Springwood Park in Burlington, NC is a double-elimination tournament and runs May 9-11.  Nine teams are competing in the tournament and PHSC will enter as the third seed. Who they will be playing against is unknown at this time.

About their unknown competition Coach, Ryan said,

Hernando Citrus Classic

Hernando and Citrus County High Schools competed in the Hernando Citrus Classic on April 3, 2019 at Weeki Wachee High School. Hernando, Central, Springstead, Nature Coast Tech, Weeki Wachee, Crystal River, Seven Rivers, Citrus and Lecanto competed on the track and field. 

On the girls side, NCT came away in the No. 1 spot with a score of 198.  Springstead took No. 2 ranking with 125, Weeki Wachee No. 4 with a score of 70, Central and Hernando at No. 7 and 8 respectively. 

What’s the ‘tweet’ on the street?

Recap of high school athletic program tweets and snippets on the internet

compiled by JULIE B. MAGLIO

Springstead Athletics

March 30, 2019 -Girls Varsity Tennis beats Vanguard 5 – 2 for a big district win.

March 29, 2019- Springstead Athletics retweets post from @ChrisLict1

“So proud of this young man. Competing at 2019 Florida Regionals (weightlifting) in Leesburg Fl as a freshman. Keep working hard!”

Tweeting about Cross Licht, SHS Freshman, dual sport athlete - football and weightlifting