Friday Night's Game at NCT- Ouch.


Hernando Sun

BROOKSVILLE, Fla.--- Ouch!

There were some very dark ominous clouds gathering together over toward the eastern horizon Friday night but for Nature Coast Tech High School, the storm arrived early inside the Shark Tank and it left behind a wake of destruction.

South Sumter High School football team buses arrived at the gate, the door opened and the Raiders took the field with a swag and they knew that had some serious business to take care of on this night.

Boys Golf

In boys golf last week, Central High School had a match against Hernando High.  Here is the breakdown of individual golfer scores.


Central Scores

Ryan Schubert, 64 

Ryan Schmidt, 68  

Kyle Gates, 64 

Elijah Murphy, 67

Justin Gay, 70


Hernando High Scores

Pierson Miller, 48

Steven Taylor, 47

Zackary Thompson,  57

Gage Richard, 52

Michael Gardland, 47

Noah Cox, 47

Week 2 Hernando County Game Previews; Week 1 Star Performers

By Andy Villamarzo 

Hernando Sun sports reporter

The regular season for prep football in Hernando County heads into Week 2 action. Nature Coast, Central and Springstead all came away with victories in Week 1. All five of Hernando County’s squads will be in action again this week, barring any Dorian related cancellations. Here’s a closer look at all of the Week 2 regular season matchups on tap for Friday night.

Hernando Leopards shutout in first game of the season.

by Kenny Anton

Hernando Sun Reporter

If their 7 – 4  record last year was any indication, the Hernando High School Leopards football team seemed poised to sprint effortlessly into the postseason.  Their opening game loss against the Lake Gibson Braves, however, proved they have a little bit of work to do to make that happen. The game also gave the coaching staff, led by head coach Robert Kazmier, some good insight into what refinements are needed in order to make the Leopards the well-oiled winning machine they have the potential to be.

It was Messy but Winning is Pretty

Sharks beat East Lake 32-25 in season opener

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. ---- It was just another football Friday night!

Friday evening August 23, 2019 at Nature Coast Technical High School, Mother Nature provided a blue sky, complete with soft and fluffy clouds that leisurely drifted across that sapphire sky and with no threat of rain. It was a perfect night for football.

Springstead volleyball wins first game, then loses district match against Lecanto

Article and Photography by ALICE MARY HERDEN

Hernando Sun Reporter

Springstead’s Andrea Kneser takes a win to mark the start of girls volleyball season against Crystal River. She prepared her team, she re-introduced the necessary skills and drills and found more than she hoped.

“We prepared a lot in practice and running an effective offensive, and I really think the girls are starting to get the hang of that," Andrea said. "I want to be the best serve-receive team in the county."

Leopards, Sharks volleyball nail biter

Tuesday night August 20, 2019 in the Shark Tank- Nature Coast welcomes the Hernando Leopards for a game of girls volleyball.  Once again this year’s head coaches are, for the Leopards: Robin Bailey and for the Sharks: Emily Gore. Two dedicated and fierce coaches to go up against. For both sides there is a packed house plus cheering sections. The game begins when both powerhouse teams step onto the court, the cheering sections go wild. A few plays throughout the night were as follows:  Nature Coast is the first team to put points on the board. 

Fall Volleyball Season Begins

On Tuesday, August 13 Nature Coast Tech hosted a Preseason Volleyball Classic featuring four teams; Hernando High, Hudson, Nature Coast, and Weeki Wachee.

After months of practice, the preseason is a test run to see how the team fares under the pressure of competition.  Preseason matches give players the opportunity to synchronize with their teammates on the court. Preseason also applies to the coaches. They can see where the players fit and where they would have to make any adjustments before the official season begins.   

Pythons Pushing North, Part II

Last week I was telling you folks about the northern spread of the Burmese Python in Florida and how in recent weeks they’ve been popping up in some really, unexpected places.  Since my last column, two different presumably wild pythons, as they wore no microchip, were captured near Orlando and Miami; one a ball python and the other an Indian red-tail. Things are definitely a bit wilder out there in our wilds these days!