Local Golf Tournament Raises More than $1700 for HPH Hospice

Golf tournament organizer and former hospice patient Patrick Hramika’s diligent efforts paid off this past Saturday, December 7, as he presented HPH Hospice with a check for $1740.00.

“I had to give back,” Hramika said.  “That’s what this is all about.”

Following the National Anthem, sung by Live Oak Theatre’s Randi Olson, 70 golfers in teams of threes and fours descended on the tee boxes at Rivard Golf Club to compete for fun and prizes for hole-in-ones, closest to the pin and longest drives.

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Glen Lakes Veterans and Friends Association Golf Outing Raises Record Sum

On Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 the Glen Lakes Veterans and Friends Association held its third annual golf outing at Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club. Participating in the event were 136 enthusiastic golfers – a record number.  The purpose of the golf outing was to raise money for veterans’ organizations in Hernando and Citrus counties. Even before the final results of the take came in, the amount raised this year was over $32,000.

Twelve golfers set to compete in the boys regional golf tournament in Orlando

compiled by Alice Mary Herden; Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Twelve players from Hernando County advance to compete in the Boys 2A Region 2 Golf Tournament being held at Dubsdread Golf Course in Orlando on Monday, Oct 21.

Weeki Wachee Golfers

   Brandon Lambutis | District Score: 98

   Ethan Parrinello | District Score: 109

   Jake Hurst | District Score: 82

   Matthew Boutin | District Score: 94

   Nicholas Lucas | District Score: 98

Week 2 Boys Golf Recap

Weeki Wachee’s Jack Hurst led the Hornets with a two-over 38 win during the tri-match with Springstead and Hernando High at Hernando Oaks in Brooksville Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Hurst along with Springstead’s Jake Miller and Hernando’s Pierson Miller teed off on hole 3, followed by Nick Lucus (Weeki Wachee), Ben Keister (Springstead) and Zak Thomson (Hernando).

The tri-match ending results: Weeki Wachee 189, Hernando 190, and Springstead 202.


Thursday, August 29 results: Springstead 207 and Central 234. 

Girls Golf: Springstead 269, Hernando 258

Springstead and Hernando went up against Citrus, Thursday Sept. 6, 2018 at Brooksville Country Club.

Leopards’ Ali Shenefield, Eagles’ Kayleigh Marquart with Hurricanes’ Cameron Dempsey were at position one.

“I started out pretty rough, did okay, went back to pretty rough, but I finished well,” Leopards Ali Shenefield said. “I got 2 par 3’s, I was pretty happy about that.”

Hernando dominated the course, having seven golfers on the green. Shenefield took the match over her competitors with a score of 58. 

Weather cuts Springstead-Central golf match short

The golf season officially started for Springstead on August 28, 2018 and getting back into the swing of things after summer break can be hard work and the weather didn’t help.

“They had the summer off, now it’s time to get back to work,” Coach Maharaj said. “We did a lot of work in the past two weeks to get back into playing shape.”

During the Springstead - Central - Lecanto Boys Matchup, all eyes were on Central Junior, Shane Smith and Springstead Senior, Ryan Maharaj.

Sports notebook: Another big night for Central’s Smith

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Central's De'Vonta Smith fights off Anclote's Mike Cannion during a run in Friday night's home game. Photo by Cheryl Clanton

Central finished off its most successful regular season in nearly a decade Friday night with a 38-18 home victory over Anclote.
Once again, senior De’Vonta Smith was front and center, and head coach Chris Sands has no problem with that. Smith carried the ball 31 times for 376 yards, scoring six touchdowns.
Sands feels Smith has been disrespected locally by those attributing his production to his high usage within the Bears’ offense.

Sports notebook: NCT golf teams crowned region champs

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Skyler Muscianese and the Nature Coast girls won a regional championship on Monday. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

Never had any boys or girls golf team from Nature Coast captured a regional championship. On Monday, they both did.
The Class 2A, Region 5 boys and girls tournaments, both held at Crescent Oaks Golf Club in Tarpon Springs, each featured a Shark squad collecting a first-place trophy.
For the boys, it came down to one stroke, as Nature Coast bested Mitchell, 329-330. Both teams nonetheless qualified for a trip to states.
“That was exciting,” Nature Coast boys coach Tom Brown said. “I was hoping to get second, so it was really awesome.

Nature Coast boys, girls repeat as golf champs

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Nature Coast's Skyler Muscianese on the course during Monday's 2A-13 Tournament at Brooksville Country Club. Photo by Alice Mary Herden

Last year, Nature Coast’s boys and girls golf teams captured district championships on the same day. On Monday, they did it again.
At Brooksville Country Club, the Lady Sharks shot a 386, an incredible 168 strokes lower than second-place Fivay at 554, posting five of the seven best individual scores in the Class 2A, District 13 Tournament.