It’s all about the experience.

Article and Photography by ALICE MARY HERDEN

Hernando County, FL ---Middle school football coaches are building fundamentals for their players while junior varsity (JV) coaches are preparing their players for the higher expectations of varsity football.

Throughout the football season, I covered a few games. Interviewing coaches both in middle school and junior varsity.  Coaches all said that their goals are to mentally prepare these student athletes as well as build the right character.

2019 Final Top 5 Hernando Prep Football Poll

By Andy Villamarzo 

Hernando Sun sports reporter

The region semifinals of the postseason for prep football in the state of Florida is set to begin this week and we here at the Hernando Sun want to give you the Hernando County reader all the insight you can get during the 2019 campaign. We now take a look at the Hernando Sun Top 5 Prep Football Poll heading into second round of the postseason. 

NCT ends Citrus football season

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — It was a perfect night for football, the temperature was comfortable and the drizzle only made the game that much more exciting for everybody inside the Shark Tank.

The small crowd that had gathered together to help cheer for Nature Coast Tech High School for a quarter final first round game against Citrus High School, Friday Nov. 8, 2019. The cheering didn’t stop through the falling temperature, the wind, the rain falling from the clouds and of course-the Sharks’ victory.

NCT volleyball season comes to a close

TAMPA, Fla. —- The breeze was off the world famous water of Tampa Bay, the night came quickly, but so did the end of the 2019 volleyball season for Nature Coast High Tech High School.

The Sharks showed heart and played with courage but Academy of the Holy Names defeated Nature Coast Tech High School 3-1, winning the Regional Title. Academy of Holy Names moves forward to the next level of the State of Florida High School 2019 Volleyball Tournament.

Nature Coast Tech falls to East Lake in 2019 Fall Ball Baseball Classic Championship

St. Leo, FL - The 2019 Fall Ball Classic Tournament Championship round at St. Leo University consisted of ten teams playing over three consecutive days.

Four teams played Friday night at St. Leo University for the chance to proceed to Saturday's line up. Among those four teams was Nature Coast Tech. 

The Sharks defeated Brandon 5-2 on Friday night and advanced to Saturday’s lineup to play Wiregrass. After dealing with Florida's weather, including a wet field, Nature Coast Tech won 2-0.

Good luck in the playoffs

Brooksville, FL- “Good luck in the playoffs,” First Coast Christian player Christopher Mitrosky said during handshakes at the end of the game.

Hernando Christian Academy defeated First Coast Christian and advances to game five in the 2019 Florida Sunshine State Football Playoffs.

The weather was dreary and wet. Dark clouds above, temperature dropping, scattered rain wasn’t ideal conditions for the visitors watching the game but fortunately, it didn’t affect any of the players on either team. It's playoffs!

PHSC still looking to win one


Hernando Sun

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. —— The quest continues!

Pasco Hernando State College continues to be searching for the first victory of the season, they are getting closer but they still have a lot of work to do.

State College of Florida - Manatee defeated Pasco Hernando State College 94-64, Wednesday night Nov. 6, handing the Bobcats their third defeat of the season and still looking for their first win.