Sports

Girls Take the Field

All summer three teenagers have put their heart and soul into preparing for the 2019 football season. They are strong, determined, and beautiful.

Meet Mary, Lillie, and Alexandrea, three girls are ready and pumped to get this season started.

Central’s Sophomore Mary Wilhelm returns for her second season. Her freshman year she played offense and this year she takes her spot on the defensive line.

Central Preseason Classic

The only Preseason Classic football game in the county not to get rained out last Friday Aug. 16, was Central’s matchup against Fivay Falcons in the Bears’ Den.  The Falcons came away the victor 32-8.

 

“Not the result we wanted, but we are healthy and have a lot to learn from,” posted Central Athletics via Twitter.

Week 1 Hernando County Prep Football Game Previews

The regular season for prep football in Hernando County is finally here and there’s no more warm ups, as teams will play in their respective regular season opening games. Last week all Preseason Classic games were rained out with the exception of Central’s. This week we’ll hope for better weather so we can see all five of Hernando County’s clubs in action. It will be the first goodlook coaches will get at their starters. Here are the Week 1 regular season matchups on tap for Friday night.

Hernando County Prep Football Players To Watch For 2019

By Andy Villamarzo 

Hernando Sun sports reporter

(FILE PHOTOS by Cheryl Clanton)

Prep football begins everywhere throughout the state of Florida with preseason kickoff classics and Hernando County’s five teams will be in action this week. The county returns a lot of talent that gets a bit underlooked because of the minimal amount of schools within the county. We take a look at the top prep football players in Hernando County heading into the 2019 season. 

Hernando County Prep Football Preseason Game Previews

By Andy Villamarzo 

Hernando Sun sports writer 

The regular season for prep football in Hernando County is fast approaching and before the real thing happens, teams will play in kickoff classic games. All five of Hernando County’s clubs will be in action this week and it will be the first look coaches will get at their starters and backups. We take a closer look at both of the preseason matchups on tap for Thursday and Friday nights. 

Thursday, August 15th

“Life is An Adventure”

At seven years old, Nick Ferry-Lee stepped foot onto his very first surfboard. He was on a unique vacation with his family in Costa Rica. It was important to his mother Thresia that he and his twin brother Vincent be introduced to new places and activities. So, Thresia showed her sons what a surfboard was and how to ride one. As she, herself, spent many days as a young girl riding the waves. 

Hernando County student athletes compete for gold

Article and Photography by Alice Mary Herden

Four Hernando County student-athletes are set to compete in the 2019 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympics Games in Greensboro, NC.

Brothers, Alex and Andrew Wilson with their sister Alysia Graham along with David Richards, qualified after placing in the AAU District Qualifier track meet held at Osceola High School back in June. 

Star athletes, NFLers among coaches at youth football camp

Article and Photography by Cheryl Clanton

Free food. Live DJ. Free football camp. NFL players. You couldn't go wrong last Saturday July 13, 2019 at Ernie Wever Youth Park in Brooksville, FL.  NFL Tyrone Goodson, HYL coach Fabian Burnett Sr. and the USA Football organization desired to give back to the Hernando County sporting community through a free fundamental football camp.   The camp featured special guests - NFL Darren Hambrick and Bill Saffore with VertiMax (a sports training equipment company). 

Weeki Wachee High football preview

Article and Photography by ALICE MARY HERDEN

First year Weeki Wachee head coach Chris Cook realizes he has some work ahead, but the summer months have given him some time to make significant headway. 
“Coming up here, I knew it was going to be a little bit of a challenge,” Cook said. “I knew the numbers were low, and I knew there were some things the administration wanted to change as far as the culture of the team.”