Sports

String Stretching Time

Archery season is just around the corner and it’s time to get our gear ready.  Time to knock the dust off the old quiver, pull the targets out and begin flinging arrows.  For the bowhunters who don’t shoot year round (I can’t imagine) now is the time to begin stretching out the muscles to draw smoothly and comfortably and put your set up through its paces to ensure we’re every bit as ready for the big hunt as we can be.

Hernando County Sports News & Notes

By Andy Villamarzo 
Hernando Sun sports reporter

Springstead announces new volleyball coach Andrea Kneser

Springstead High School has announced the hiring of Andrea Kneser as the school’s next volleyball head coach, per an announcement by the school on Twitter a couple weeks ago. 

“Thrilled to be able to bring someone with her enthusiasm,  organization and experience as a player, coach and commissioner,” Springstead athletic director Dustin Kupcik said. 

Nature Coast Tech’s 13th Basketball Camp

Article and 
Photography by ALICE MARY HERDEN
    
During the summer, many kids are on vacation or involved in summer camps, and Hernando County has many opportunities for kids to continue being active while school is out.

David Pisarcik, head varsity basketball coach for Nature Coast Technical High School, has been offering a co-ed basketball camp for over ten years. The camps are held twice a year in June and July, and close to three hundred kids participate in learning a variety of basketball skills.

Local teen to compete in national amateur motocross championship

Local Racer Competes for National Spotlight in AMA National Motocross Championship

HERNANDO SUN- Brooksville’s Kaitlyn Lane just made her dream come true. The 13-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 37th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil, to be held this August at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch. Lane took on over 22,000 hopefuls from across America to earn one of just 1,446 qualifying positions.

Rays send two to All-Star Game

By: Matthew Vandenburgh

The Tampa Bay Rays, currently sitting at second place in the American League East, are getting some representation at the All-Star game this year. For the third year in a row, the Rays have two players named to the AL All-Star team. This year pitcher Charlie Morton and outfielder Austin Meadows will play in Cleveland on July 9.

Though neither player will start the game, both Morton and Meadows have played at the level expected of All-Star players so far this season.

Central names Rob Walden as the school’s next football coach

By Andy Villamarzo 

Hernando Sun sports staff writer 

BROOKSVILLE- It didn’t take Central long to find who would become their next head football coach after the resignation of John Warren. 

Central athletic director Al Sorrentino in a text message to the Hernando Sun said the school has appointed Rob Walden as the program’s next football coach. He follows Warren, who stepped away to accept a teaching position in Texas, per Sorrentino. 

John Warren resigns as Central football coach

By Andy Villamarzo 

Hernando Sun sports writer 

WEEKI WACHEE- Spring prep football has been done for quite a bit in Hernando County and teams are well into their summer workouts and 7-on-7 passing leagues. But there’s another vacancy that has opened up in the county. 

John Warren has resigned as head coach at Central High School, per a text message sent out by athletic director Al Sorrentino Friday evening to the Hernando Sun. Warren and the Bears were coming off a 0-10 season in 2018, with the club coming off a good spring.