Hernando Sun Prep Softball Poll

APRIL 2, 2019- Past the midway point of the regular season for prep girls softball in the state of Florida have district tournaments just a couple weeks away 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 Softball Poll heading into the stretch run this season.

'Bleacher Talk, Play by Play' Lady Eagles take on Sharks in the 'shark tank'

Article & Photgraphy by Cheryl Clanton

Wednesday March 13, 2019 at Nature Coast High School, it’s a clear nice cool night for girls softball. Players are introduced and team stats provided. Springstead Eagles have five wins and two losses, while Nature Coast has four wins and three losses. Both teams stand on the field for the National Anthem, some players swaying side to side in anticipation of the game. End of the Anthem you can hear cheers echo in the cool night. Let’s play ball.

Another Record to Fall for the Lightning This Season

By: Matthew Vandenburgh

If it wasn’t already known that Steven Stamkos has become one of the best players to ever put on a Lightning jersey, scoring career goal number 383 will help prove that point. In what has already been an exceptional season for the Tampa Bay Lightning, that high mark has been reached. With that goal total, Stamkos matched Vinny Lecavalier’s franchise record for goals scored in their career in the team’s 5-4 comeback win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thurs. March 14.

Hernando Kiwanis Track and Field Invitational Results


  • 100 Meters

1st Springstead Sr. Jacorey Hartman 11:22

  • 200 Meters

1st Springstead Sr. Jacorey Hartman 22:94

  • 400 Meters

1st Nature Coast  So Kyle Mcintosh 50:63

  • 800 Meters

2nd Central Jr. Corien Canada 2:05.79

  • 1600 Meters

2nd Central Jr. Corien Canada 4:31.39

  • 3200 Meters

2nd Hernando Sr.Ross Stalcup 10:06.75

  • 110 Hurdles

1st Springstead Noah Holmes 15:92

Weeki Wachee’s dream season ends at states

By Andy Villamarzo
Hernando Sun sports reporter

Photography by Cheryl Clanton

LAKELAND- As the seconds ticked down in last week’s Class 6A state semifinal between Weeki Wachee and Plantation American Heritage, the Hornets were well out of range in making any kind of comeback attempt.

Eventually losing 56-26, the Hornets knew that despite the loss to the defending Class 6A state champions, they had accomplished something no other team in Hernando County had done: reach the state’s final four.