Tracking Dogs

This past weekend was the archery season opener for all of us residing here in Zone C, as designated by the Florida Wildlife Commission.  I had the great pleasure of enjoying the opening morning hunt with a good friend on property near my home. We hadn’t seen any deer yet, but by mid-morning, I was getting texts from a friend hunting about twenty minutes away who was. Not only was he seeing deer, he was fortunate enough to get off an arrow at a big doe for his freezer.

Lions claim victory over Faith Christian in their first game of the season

Hernando Christian Academy marked their first win as a 6-man football team on their turf against Faith Christian on Sept. 14, 2018.  

“We are doing better than I expected,” Coach Raley remarked.

The game had a mixture of interceptions, strong tackles, perfect blocks and showcased some great coordinated game plays from the Lions’ offense and defense.

“It felt good,” said Evan Klukowski, quarterback for the Lions. “We did way better than I expected.”

Sharks impose their will on Bears in blowout victory

District play is arguably as important to high school athletes and coaches as divisional play in the NFL: you can have wins in the conference which can affect playoff seeding, but those wins against teams in your division is so much sweeter, because these teams see each other frequently, and as such are more familiar with schemes and play calling tactics.

Springstead facing one of the toughest stretches of the season

SPRING HILL- Springstead head coach Mike Garofano looked around Booster Stadium after Friday night’s 28-7 loss to New Port Richey Mitchell and stared into the night wondering what could’ve been if the injury bug hadn’t hit the team.

Heading into the season with some high expectations, the Eagles lost one of the county’s top running backs in Anthony Alexis due to an injury that could sideline him for most of the 2018 season, Springstead is now searching for alternative answers on the offensive end of the ball.

Week 3 2018 Prep Football Recap

Three weeks of high school football are in the books and teams are starting to find their groove as they head into the mid-season and into district play. Hernando has had the hottest start of any team in Hernando County, as the Leopards are off to a 3-0 start under first-year head coach Rob Kazmier. Over at Nature Coast, the Sharks have one of the leading rushers in the state of Florida in running back Michael Weston. Springstead is hoping to regain form when they host Mitchell this week.

Girls Golf: Springstead 269, Hernando 258

Springstead and Hernando went up against Citrus, Thursday Sept. 6, 2018 at Brooksville Country Club.

Leopards’ Ali Shenefield, Eagles’ Kayleigh Marquart with Hurricanes’ Cameron Dempsey were at position one.

“I started out pretty rough, did okay, went back to pretty rough, but I finished well,” Leopards Ali Shenefield said. “I got 2 par 3’s, I was pretty happy about that.”

Hernando dominated the course, having seven golfers on the green. Shenefield took the match over her competitors with a score of 58. 

Top 5 football ranking week 3

Week 3 of the regular season for prep football in the state of Florida was last week and we here at the Hernando Sun want to give you the Hernando County reader all the insight you can get during the 2018 campaign. We will be doing a weekly ranking of the five teams within Hernando County. We now take a look at the Hernando Sun Prep Football rankings heading into Week 4 of the regular season. 

Bobcat Invitational Tourney

PHSC Women’s Volleyball participates in three tournaments during the 2018 season. Their first invitational tournament was in August resulting in 3 wins and 1 loss at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa. 

“It was a tough tournament at Hillsborough. We were the only Division 2 school that played there, we were the underdogs coming in,” Newton said. “It was great to come out strong, play hard and to play schools we don’t usually play.”