Springstead High School

Springstead leads 5A District 6 in boys basketball, Zephyrhills close behind

The Hornets' first appearance against Springstead ended with a 76-24 loss on December 6, 2019. On Friday Jan. 17, it was a tough loss to Springstead yet again for Weeki Wachee. The Hornets did manage to get some improvement in the final score ending the game at 77-44.

From this moment on, Springstead has some major contenders to face moving into end of the season.

Lady Eagles participate in River Ridge High School Hoops for Hope Holiday Tournament

Mitchell, Springstead, Wiregrass, Land O’ Lakes, Tampa Catholic, and River Ridge girls basketball teams banded together over the Christmas holiday weekend for cancer awareness.

The lime green shirts are the focus rather than the wins and losses during this tournament. The shirts featured the names of players’ loved ones who have been affected by cancer.

Two Hernando County athletes participate in 65th North-South All-Star Football Classic

Two Hernando county high school athletes were selected to participate in The Florida Athletic Coaches Association 65th North-South All-Star Football Classic on December 21, 2019 -- Nature Coast Tech’s Senior Mike Marotta and Springstead’s Senior Adrian Cabrera.

The Florida Athletic Coaches Association has a 60 plus year history. To this day, the association continues to provide inspiration and perseverance for a wide range of student-athletes across the great state of Florida. 

Nature Coast Technical Michael Marotta | It’s the Little Things

Springstead derails Pasco 10-3 in district battle

By Andy Villamarzo 

Hernando Sun sports reporter 

SPRING HILL- If there’s anything that this Springstead High School’s football team has shown this 2019 season, it’s resiliency. 

Mike Garofano’s group has been tested week in and week out and the time came for the Eagles to answer the bell against a hungry Dade City Pasco team last Friday, hoping to bounce back from a 20-0 loss the previous week to St. Petersburg Dixie Hollins. 

Springstead defeats Crystal River 21-0 and improves to 4-0

SPRING HILL- The best team in Hernando County resides out of Spring Hill these days.

Another example of that sentiment was proven last Friday when Springstead hosted Crystal River. The Eagles’ defense has already pitched a couple of shutout victories and added another to their belt, as Springstead rolled to a 21-0 win over the Pirates at home. Springstead now improves to 4-0 on the season and heads into this week’s matchup against Dade City Pasco with plenty of momentum. 

Springstead football is county best at 3-0 to start season

By Andy Villamarzo 

Hernando Sun sports reporter

SPRING HILL- If you had told most folks around Hernando County that the best team through three games would be Springstead, some might have given you a double take. 

The Eagles, who didn’t make the playoffs last season, had teams like Nature Coast and Hernando, to leapfrog to earn the title of top club in the county. Springstead has certainly progressed and this season they look nearly unstoppable. 

Volleyball coach Andrea Kneser Returns to Hernando County

“I knew one day maybe my path would cross back with Hernando County,” said Kneser whose first volleyball coaching position was with Central High School in Brooksville.

After graduating from Webber International College, an injury that led to a full knee replacement put her plans to further her career playing International Beach Volleyball to a halt. But that injury didn’t stop her from being involved in the sport that she loved.

Fall Sports Preview: Springstead Cheer Coach Shannon Herod

The high school sports fall season is fast approaching, and for the next couple of weeks, the Eagles’ cheer team is working hard to fine-tune their sideline performances.  With Shannon Herod on her fifth coaching season at Springstead, new and exciting crowd participation routines are in the works. The team picked up some new moves after a three-day cheer camp hosted by UCA (United Cheerleading Association) at the University of Florida in July.

“I always want to make sure we’re keeping up with the new transitions, new stunts and perfecting them,” Shannon said.