Sports

NCT survives battle of Sharks, advances to region semi-final

by JOE CARLINO

Hernando Sun Sports Reporter

Last season, the Nature Coast Sharks were riding high and flying on all cylinders, potentially boasting a squad which could’ve had a chance at seeing Lakeland and the state semifinals again. However, they lost a humongous lead to the now-defunct Ridgewood Rams on their home court in the Sweet 16.

Hernando Kids Compete in Nature Coast Taekwondo Championship.

Local Hernando County students from Taekwondo America and Warriors Martial Arts competed in the 2019 Nature Coast Taekwondo Championship at Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School in Spring Hill on Saturday, February 15.

Martial art students had trained for months to prepare for this event by focusing on their forms, kicking, balance and performance.

Tough break for PHSC Basketball as Florida Gateway takes the tournament

The long-awaited Division II tournament game for PHSC basketball team resulted in defeat on their home court, bringing a close to their season. This was the game every player had been working towards. They did make it over their first hurdle: to take the most wins against Florida Gateway in a four-game set up in order to have the opportunity to host the tournament. However, the tournament win proved to be elusive.

PHSC Baseball: Bobcats set record for scoreless innings

Pasco Hernando State College took on State College of Florida, a Division I team on Feb. 8, 2019 at the PHSC West Campus in New Port Richey.  PHSC set a season record for no runs scored, keeping State College of Florida scoreless until the seventh inning.  Despite the remarkable effort, State College of Florida pulled off the win with 4 runs to none.

PHSC Sophomore Kyle Khachadourian owned the mound for six innings.

USF 2019 Season Schedule Announced

Friday, Aug. 30 will see the University of South Florida begin their 2019 season on national television, playing host to the University of Wisconsin Badgers.

The Badgers are currently ranked number 17 in the nation in the “CBS Sports Way-too-early Top 25 rankings for 2019” and will certainly be an instant test for the Bulls, a team that went into the 2018 season with big expectations only to collapse spectacularly, losing seven games in a row to end the season with a 7-7 record.

Buccaneers Draft Outlook

Now that the Super Bowl is behind us, it is time to focus on the NFL offseason and what the Tampa Bay Buccaneers can do to improve on their 5-11 outing. Let’s take a look at the NFL Draft.

The Bucs have the fifth pick in the draft, which is good in that they should be getting a big-time impact player. With needs all over the field, finding a player to fill a hole should not be difficult. The challenge comes in what hole to fill.