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Bill Vonada steps down as Hernando head football coach

BROOKSVILLE- In what was somewhat of a shocker, Bill Vonada has stepped down as Hernando’s head football coach early last week and penned a letter of resignation. Below is the letter of resignation obtained by the Hernando Sun from Vonada to the school, as he points out that the ever growing demands of coaching high school football are being met with dwindling resources. 

Sharks ride another Gates masterpiece to first region final

On Tuesday, May 15th, the Nature Coast Sharks and Bishop Moore Hornets were set to do battle in a FHSAA Class 5A, Region II semifinal matchup, with the winner advancing to the region final. Roughly an hour prior to first pitch, a small blip on the radar caused a 10-minute shower with enough rain to put first and third base underwater, forcing the teams to play on Wednesday night.

Seems as though this extra day proved beneficial to the home team, and they have their MVP to thank for it.

Central Spring Football Close Up

With prep spring football in its third week of practices throughout the state of Florida, we take a closer look at each of Hernando County’s five programs in the weeks leading into the spring games. The next team we take a look at is Central, which heads into its first season under the watch of new head coach John Warren. The Bears finished 2-7 last season under the watch of former lead man Chris Sands, who stepped down to take the same position over at Eau Gallie High School.

Bleacher Talk Play by Play: A thrilling regional softball final for Leopards

Friday night May 11, 2018 at Tom Varn Park, the 2018 5A Regional Softball Finals are almost ready to get underway.  Hold onto your seats, because this game is going to be

Both Hernando High and Keystone Heights High Schools are just one step away from going to the State Semifinals.

It's a muggy night here at Tom Varn and it's a packed house. Fans are completely surrounding the field and ready to cheer on their teams. A moment of silence, our National Anthem.  Okay everyone's ready, Let's Play Ball.

Gates fans 12, Sharks cruise to second round of playoffs

Over the last three seasons in Hernando County, high school baseball has begun a rejuvenation of sorts, and the constant in this equation is the Nature Coast Sharks. Whether it be their ability to hit the ball efficiently or play lockdown defense, the team has dominated their competition, which allowed them to host Taylor High School on Tuesday night in a FHSAA Class 5A, Region II quarterfinal.

This would be a point where someone would say it wasn’t enough and the Sharks lost, right? Wrong, and it involves one main benefactor: Sharks ace J.P. Gates.

Bleacher Talk Play by Play: Springstead-Crystal River Region Semifinal

MAY 8, 2018- It's turned out to be a nice evening at the Stead for the 2018 FHSAA 6A Softball Championship Regional Semifinal game between Crystal River and Springstead High Schools. The fans are showing up for the game, going to be a full house tonight. Nice breeze and the smell of fresh cooked french fries in the air. Everyone stands for a moment of silence for the lives lost at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and our National Anthem. The pitchers for tonight's game for the Stead Kayla Cruz and Crystal River Alysa Cecere.  Springstead takes to the field first.

Springstead spring football close up

With prep spring football in its third week into practices throughout the state of Florida, we take a closer look at each of Hernando County’s five programs in the weeks leading into the spring games. The next team we take a look at is Springstead, which heads into its sixth season under the watch of head coach Mike Garofano. The Eagles finished 6-3 last season with Garofano at the helm and just narrowly missed out on reaching the postseason.

Weeki Wachee spring football close up

With prep spring football in its third week into practices throughout the state of Florida, we take a closer look at each of Hernando County’s five programs in the weeks leading into the spring games. The next team we take a look at is Weeki Wachee, which heads into its second season under the watch of head coach Jacob Gray. Weeki Wachee finished 3-7 in Gray’s first season at the helm and introduced a fast style of play from the spread offense.

Sharks survive brutal 3rd inning en route to another title

In the last three seasons of high school baseball in Hernando County, two teams have stood out: The Nature Coast Sharks and the Hernando High Leopards.

The two schools have managed to scratch and claw their way to meeting up in district play the last two seasons, facing off for the district championship.
And in meeting No. 3, the same result transpired.

Bleacher Talk Play by Play: Hernando High takes on Ridgewood in district playoff

The field is groomed for the second game to take place today May 1, 2018 at Nature Coast High School for the District games. Hernando High School and Ridgewood High School will battle it out today for the win. Both teams were waiting patiently to start their game. Hernando will take the field first. Let's Play Ball!!!!

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