Sports

Bleacher Talk Play by Play: Bears v. Cobras playoff game

It's May 1, 2018, a great day to play ball here at Nature Coast High School. The sun is shining and the breeze feels just right. But, it might be a problem for the batters, they will have to hit right into the wind. There is a moment of silence for the shooting victims and families of the Stoneman Douglas High School February 14, 2018 shooting. Hats off for the National Anthem and now they are ready to play ball!! Central High Schools take on Hudson High School today for a neutral playoff game.

Bleacher Talk, Play by Play: Softball District 6A-6 Championship Game

The bleachers are filled to capacity on April 27, 2018 at the Stead. Fans are eager to see the 6A-6 District Softball Championship game between Springstead Eagles and Crystal River Pirates.  Both teams came to battle it out for the win.

Pitcher for the Stead is Sr. Kayla Cruz and behind home plate is catcher Paige Pfent. A duo to be reckoned with.  Let's Play Ball!!

Saint Leo Baseball Retired Fred Cambria’s No. 22 Jersey on April 14

 ST. LEO, FL - Saint Leo Baseball retired former baseball standout Fred Cambria's No. 22 jersey on Saturday, April 14, prior to the Lions battle with Sunshine State Conference foe Rollins.

In a pregame ceremony, the Saint Leo Department of Athletics unveiled a sign saluting No. 22, which will hang on the outfield fence at Thomas B. Southard Stadium. Cambria threw the first pitch surrounded by his family, university administration, alumni, and special guests.

Hernando and Nature Coast on a crash course in Class 5A, District 7 softball

BROOKSVILLE- No matter how many times you look at things and how they may shake up in Class 5A, District 7, many come back to the same potential scenario occurring: Hernando and Nature Coast meeting in the district championship.

Though that may be counting the eggs before they hatch, the Leopards and Sharks have been the top two teams in 5A-7 and all roads seem to be leading towards a third matchup between the two clubs come district championship time.

Hernando County District prep baseball preview

With the regular season coming to a close for prep baseball teams throughout Hernando County, many of the teams have real aspirations towards winning a district championship and clinching state postseason berths. Hernando, Nature Coast and Springstead have all been steady contenders in their respective districts, with Central and Weeki Wachee remaining competitive against district opponents. As district tournaments will be underway next week, we take a closer look at each district with projections on who’ll come out on top in the land of prep baseball.

Hernando High athletes sign for college teams

On April 18, 2018 Hernando High School held a College Signing Ceremony for three of their students.  Rob Kaz aka Coach Kaz is involved in assisting students with their college placements.

Luke D'Ambrosio signed to play football with Webber International University located in Babson Park, Florida.

Isaac Fields signed with Cincinnati Christian University located in Cincinnati, Ohio for track.

Josh Vonada signed with Warner University located in Lake Wales, Florida for football.

 

Questions heading into Hernando County spring prep football

As many of the county’s spring sports begin to wind down, in less than a couple weeks football will be back on the practice fields of Hernando County. There’s plenty of questions to be asked about each of the county’s five teams heading into spring football, as Central, Hernando, Nature Coast, Springstead and Weeki Wachee are all coming off solid 2017 campaigns. Hernando and Nature Coast both clinched playoff berths. For awhile Springstead wasn’t too far off from nabbing one themselves.

Hernando Bar 5k

This year was the 5th annual Hernando Bar 5k. Erin Daly, a state attorney, has been organizing the Hernando Bar 5k for all five years. She said, "I hope one day I can actually run in the race, although I have run the course hundreds of times already."