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Hernando: News and Notes
By DAVID MURPHY AND IZZY GOULD
Published November 21, 2007
The Thanksgiving break couldn't come at a better time for the Central girls soccer team. At last count, the Bears have five starters sidelined by a variety of ailments.
Center-midfielder Ashley Custodio's knee injury has been one of the most difficult to overcome. Originally, coach Amy Ellis thought Custodio would miss the rest of the season, but a more recent prognosis has Custodio back on the field in a couple of weeks.
Central sure could use her: The Bears 1-3-1 haven't won since beating Hernando 8-0 in the season opener.
"I'm hoping after the holidays things will go uphill," Ellis said.
Pirates are hurting
Pasco girls basketball coach John Edwards got more bad news before Tuesday's clash with Springstead.
The Pirates' second-year coach had to dismiss Tashia Byrd and Sharita Jenkins for breaking team rules. That, compounded with the loss of Lucy Schneider to a broken (right) shooting hand until January and Ashley Gibson dealing with tendinitis in her foot, has limited the number of available varsity players to six.
"I feel bad for the girls," Edwards said. "We'll keep working. We won't give up."
Central's reason for optimism
Central coach Eric Hayes faced an unenviable task in his first season at the helm of the Bears' boys basketball program: take a team devoid of any returning starters and mold it into a winner. Central finished with just two wins, but Hayes is confident he can triple or even quadruple that total this year. Junior Darryn Frazier led the county with 19.5 points per game last season, and junior guard Barrett Sheffield is back as well.
Central, which opened Monday night against Lecanto, competes in a tough Class 5A, District 7 with perennial powers Ridgewood, Land O'Lakes and Wesley Chapel. Still, Hayes is confident the Bears will continue the progress they showed at the end of last season.
"I think .500 is realistic," the second-year coach said.