Sports

Bears rally from early deficit to keep season alive

Baseball is a sport best defined by a quote from the legendary Yogi Berra: “90% of the game is mental, the other half is physical.” Essentially, players can be cream of the crop prospects, but one mistake here, their judgment gets clouded there, and a domino effect takes place with their teammates.

For Al Sorrentino and the Central Bears, while that did happen early against the visiting Port Orange-Atlantic Sharks (yes, there’s another one), it’s what happened afterwards that set the tone.

Bleacher Talk: Central Bears Regional Quarter Final Baseball Against Atlantic Sharks

Beautiful night to play ball. On May 15, 2019 Central Bears went up against the Atlantic Sharks. The Sharks walked out onto the Bears’ turf. Bears didn't like it and came out growling.

Let's Play Ball.

Top 1st

Up to bat first is Sharks #1 Dalton Hurst going up against Bears pitcher #10 Rashaad Boyce.

Rashaad threw the first pitch, STRIKE !!  Boyce struck out Hurst. First out of the game.

Playoffs start in softball this week for Hernando High Softball

By Andy Villamarzo

Hernando Sun sports writer

The postseason for prep softball begins this week and only one team from Hernando County qualifies for the playoffs: the Hernando Leopards. The Leopards won’t be in a usual spot to begin the postseason, as Hernando begins the Class 5A playoffs on the road to face Orlando Bishop Moore.

Hernando, Citrus County Schools form Gulf Coast 8 Conference

Hernando and Citrus county high schools have formed the Gulf Coast 8 Conference. The new conference will include the eight public high schools from the two counties:

Citrus, Crystal River, Lecanto, Central, Nature Coast, Hernando, Springstead, and Weeki Wachee.

Below is the press release provided by Springstead athletic director Dustin Kupcik.

Who is Devin White? Profiling the Buccaneers First Round Draft Pick

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Devin White, an inside linebacker from LSU with the fifth pick of the 2019 NFL draft on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

In 2018, White won the Butkus Award, recognized as the best linebacker in college while also being a consensus All-American. He was dominating in the SEC, playing well against the best teams in the country while tallying 133 tackles with three sacks last season. He also forced three fumbles, recovering two of them.

PHSC Lady Bobcats advance to NJCAA DII District F Championship

NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) D II District F championship held at Springwood Park in Burlington, NC is a double-elimination tournament and runs May 9-11.  Nine teams are competing in the tournament and PHSC will enter as the third seed. Who they will be playing against is unknown at this time.

About their unknown competition Coach, Ryan said,