Sports

Local teen to compete in national amateur motocross championship

Local Racer Competes for National Spotlight in AMA National Motocross Championship

HERNANDO SUN- Brooksville’s Kaitlyn Lane just made her dream come true. The 13-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 37th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil, to be held this August at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch. Lane took on over 22,000 hopefuls from across America to earn one of just 1,446 qualifying positions.

Rays send two to All-Star Game

By: Matthew Vandenburgh

The Tampa Bay Rays, currently sitting at second place in the American League East, are getting some representation at the All-Star game this year. For the third year in a row, the Rays have two players named to the AL All-Star team. This year pitcher Charlie Morton and outfielder Austin Meadows will play in Cleveland on July 9.

Though neither player will start the game, both Morton and Meadows have played at the level expected of All-Star players so far this season.

Central names Rob Walden as the school’s next football coach

By Andy Villamarzo 

Hernando Sun sports staff writer 

BROOKSVILLE- It didn’t take Central long to find who would become their next head football coach after the resignation of John Warren. 

Central athletic director Al Sorrentino in a text message to the Hernando Sun said the school has appointed Rob Walden as the program’s next football coach. He follows Warren, who stepped away to accept a teaching position in Texas, per Sorrentino. 

John Warren resigns as Central football coach

By Andy Villamarzo 

Hernando Sun sports writer 

WEEKI WACHEE- Spring prep football has been done for quite a bit in Hernando County and teams are well into their summer workouts and 7-on-7 passing leagues. But there’s another vacancy that has opened up in the county. 

John Warren has resigned as head coach at Central High School, per a text message sent out by athletic director Al Sorrentino Friday evening to the Hernando Sun. Warren and the Bears were coming off a 0-10 season in 2018, with the club coming off a good spring. 

Montreal Rays? It could happen.

By: Matthew Vandenburgh

Major League Baseball’s executive council granted the Tampa Bay Rays permission to look into options for the team to split its home games in future seasons between the Tampa Bay area and Montreal.

Right now the plan is in very early stages, but due to the lack of attendance the team is exploring the idea of beginning the season in Tampa and finishing it in Montreal. The Rays currently have an average attendance of 14,546, the second lowest in MLB. This comes despite a current record of 43-31, second place in a stacked American League East.

Machine Pitch Tournament and T-Ball District Results

The Brooksville and Spring Hill Dixie Youth Baseball teams traveled to San Antonio for the Florida 6 Districts Machine Pitch Tournament. The San Antonio Sports Association hosted the 2019 Machine Pitch Tournament which began Saturday, June 8. These are the results.

Saturday, June 8th. 

Wildwood 10 - San Antonio 20

Brooksville 5 - Spring Hill Navy 9

Temple Terrace - Spring Hill Columbia (no game)

Sunday, June 9th results

Wildwood 8 - Brooksville 13

Dixie Youth League District T-ball tournament

Dixie Youth League held their season district T-ball tournament at Ernie Wever Youth Park in Brooksville.

The kids began the tournament on Saturday, June 1st ending Wednesday, June 5 with a final fight for the district championship. Each day these teams are moving through bracket positions in hopes of winning that District 6 championship title.

The contenders are Brooksville, Spring Hill, Temple Terrace, San Antonio, South Lake, and Wildwood.