Sports

New inductees to Hernando High Athletic Hall of Fame

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. --- Hernando High School’s gym had its party face on, Thursday Sept. 19, as the place looked so different, it really does clean up nice.

There was just enough light in the gym to create the atmosphere, the dinner was prepared and served by the students of the Hernando High School Culinary Arts Department and some of the musical entertainment was provided by the Hernando High School Chorus.

This year, the Hall of Fame Committee inducted nine former Hernando High School athletes and one team to be enshrined inside the Hernando High School Hall of Fame.

Chain Gang

When you attend a high school football game, you see some amazing athletes, but many more people work behind the scenes to allow the football game to take place. There is the stadium ground crew, the volunteers manning the ticket booth and concession stands. The chain gang is another group that receives little recognition.

Wrestling and life lessons

SPRING HILL, Fla. --- There is an old classroom which is located just beyond the loading dock at Springstead High School. The age of this room is noticeable, the paint on the wall is faded and the air conditioning does not work so well. Inside this room though, the tradition of success permeates for a club which teaches wrestling and life lessons.

Spring Hill Wrestling Club was formed in 1980, by Springstead acclaimed wrestling coach Bob Levjia. This club has a rich history and has produced some individual champions.

Winding Waters hosts Challenger to kick off the middle school football season

“It’s not all about football; it’s what you can learn,” said Winding Waters K-8 head football coach Hill.

Middle school football season began Sept. 17, and seven teams endured a month of hard work during practice. They are now ready and pumped to get this season started.

Challenger traveled to Weeki Wachee High School to play their first game against Winding Waters.

Challenger dominated Winding Waters with a 54 to 0 win, and despite the shut out, coach Hill says it’s not all about the wins or losses.

Finishing crucial factor for PHSC volleyball

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. --- Sometimes you just have to keep your eyes on the bouncing ball!

At the home of the Pasco-Hernando State College, a place simply called the gymnasium located in the middle of campus a crucial conference volleyball match drew a crowd. On Wednesday night Sept. 18 the Bobcats stepped out onto the court to take on a conference rival, St. Johns River State College.

Pasco-Hernando State College was defeated by St. Johns River State College 3-1, in front of a small but loud crowd inside the gymnasium.

A Comfortable win for Hernando

After a harsh loss last week against Springstead two nights before and a competitive win against River Ridge the game against Hudson was smooth. The Cobras gave Hernando their third game winning streak that Wednesday Night, September 25.

Robin Bailey has been coaching the Lady Leopards volleyball team since 2013. Her record has proven her success as a coach and as a leader. She instills more than just strength in her team; she builds confident athletes.

“You gotta have heart,” Robin said. “Confidence, play hard, and staying together as a team.”

Springstead defeats Crystal River 21-0 and improves to 4-0

SPRING HILL- The best team in Hernando County resides out of Spring Hill these days.

Another example of that sentiment was proven last Friday when Springstead hosted Crystal River. The Eagles’ defense has already pitched a couple of shutout victories and added another to their belt, as Springstead rolled to a 21-0 win over the Pirates at home. Springstead now improves to 4-0 on the season and heads into this week’s matchup against Dade City Pasco with plenty of momentum. 

Hernando defeats Wildwood 14-6 in defensive battle

BROOKSVILLE- With the death of junior varsity football player Trevor Bowen still on everyone’s mind, the Hernando High varsity football team took the field to face Class 1A opponent Wildwood on Sept. 20, 2019. The Wildcats produced a formidable challenge, as they featured 6-foot-5 quarterback Oscene Mikell and a slew of talented wide receivers. 

A Tribute to Trevor

BROOKSVILLE, Fla.- Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 the Hernando High Leopards JV football team played on their home turf against Citrus. But this was a different game. There was one player missing. 

Just one week ago on September 12, the JV Leopards football team played against Springstead and it was a great game. Hernando dominated the Eagles 21-6, but sadly it was the last game one football player would play. JV football player Trevor Bowen ( No. 11) died the next morning.  

Forever a teammate.

by JULIE B. MAGLIO
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On Sept. 12, 2019, Trevor Bowen was playing his heart out on the football field.  A Hernando High School junior varsity football player, he and his team worked hard and beat a very physical Springstead Eagles team 20-6 on their turf.  The next morning Sept. 13, 2019 Trevor Bowen was tragically hit by a van on California Street in Brooksville while walking to school.