CHRIS BERNHARDT JR.Hernando Today
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BROOKSVILLE – As the clock ticked away during the break between the first and second game, the down referee approached the scorer’s table puzzled.
A year ago at this time, Hernando and Weeki Wachee found themselves in relatively uncharted territory.
NEW PORT RICHEY – Its vaunted defense protecting a 10-0 lead against an opponent employing a backup quarterback and running back, everything seemed to be falling in line.
ZEPHYRHILLS – It took 364 days for Hernando and Weeki Wachee to face once again in the Class 5A, District 7 Volleyball Tournament final.
Springstead at Mitchell, 7:30 p.m.
ZEPHYRHILLS – Tuesday night’s Class 5A, District 7 volleyball semifinals went without any surprises. The final predicted all season will come to fruition.
BUSHNELL – After a string of closer-than-anticipated contests against its Class 5A, District 6 brethren, South Sumter’s top ranking may have generated some skepticism.
SPRING HILL – Not that Springstead had left much doubt, but Saturday’s meet still marked a significant point in the season.
Nature Coast at Zephyrhills, 7:30 p.m.
NOTE: For a profile on inductee John Capel, go to: hernandotoday.com/he/sports/hernando-high/the-redemption-of-john-capel-20141010/
His accomplishments stack up among the greatest athletes produced by Hernando County. Yet the memories of John Capel seem more about missteps than medals.
BROOKSVILLE – Each of the past two years, Nature Coast has seen its postseason hopes stymied by a loss to Hernando.
Hernando at Nature Coast, 7:30 p.m.
BROOKSVILLE – When Hernando and Springstead squared off Wednesday night, the match had no postseason implications.
200-yard medley relay
200-yard medley relay
BROOKSVILLE – When Nature Coast sees Pasco on the opposing sideline, it just seems to have a flair for the dramatic.
Pasco at Nature Coast, 7:30 p.m.
SPRING HILL – Coming into Tuesday night tied for the lead atop Class 6A, District 10, Springstead faced perhaps it biggest test of the season.
BROOKSVILLE – In Nature Coast’s first two games of the season, the Sharks couldn’t hold on to fourth-quarter leads.
Springstead at Sunlake, 7:30 p.m.
SPRING HILL – Daniel Wright stood there, looking understandably winded, surprised to hear just how much of a night’s work he had put in.
THE VILLAGES – Through the first two quarters, Central hung tough against The Villages on a soggy field Friday night.
For the second consecutive season, Hernando and Jacksonville-Bishop Kenny had their Week 2 matchup canceled by rain.
The unusual circumstance under which Central High began its volleyball season has finally been resolved.