Alice Mary Herden

Preseason Sports Interview- Hernando High Football

For the next couple of weeks, student-athletes will be focused on the upcoming fall sports preseason events. For Hernando High’s head Coach Earl Garcia moving into his second season with the Leopards, it’s about keeping things simple. 

“We haven’t changed the way we implement plays,” Garcia said. “It’s blocking, tackling, and some kicking, so we try to make the complex simple, not the other way around.” 

The life of an AD in 2021

Interview and Photography by Alice Herden, Hernando Sun

Q: For how long have you been Athletic Director (AD) for Springstead High?

A: Well, since I started in April I am actually already into my 6th year as AD at Springstead.

Q: Over the years have you seen changes in the way you adapted to your role and what would be some of those changes and how have they become instrumental in your position?

Summer Volleyball: Nature Coast Tech brings in alumni, current players for camp

Summer is for summer camps, and as fall sports are less than a month away, the opportunity to build athletic skills in coordination and defining fundamental structure is essential for the growth of any athlete at any age. Nature Coast Tech and Springstead opened their gyms over the summer to offer volleyball camps for middle school students.

Meeting the People that Manage the Withlacoochee State Forest | Forestry Supervisor

The Withlacoochee State Forest is 164,073 acres of pure Florida nature. Sandhill habitats to luscious swamps deep within the heart of the forest which spreads through sections of Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Pasco, and Sumter counties. This forest is home to thousands of wildlife and plant species as well as opportunities for recreational adventures and land stewardship.

Keeping up the Baseball Chemistry Despite Social Challenges

Since the second week of June, Hernando Youth League (HYL) baseball traveled from Jacksonville to Alabama to seek championship titles. 

HYL coach Tim Sims and Timothy Whatley gave these young men an outlet during the most challenging and complex time the nation is facing- to nab a World Series championship title as they traveled to Alabama over the July 24 weekend. 

The People that Manage the Withlacoochee Forest | Behind the Screen

Brooksville- As mentioned in my previous article, there are a variety of responsibilities surrounding the Withlacoochee State Forest, one of those duties is to keep the public informed.

Judi Tear, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist & Information Officer at the Withlacoochee Forestry Center, is the one who keeps the public informed by providing essential information.

‘Wild Skies’ Birding with Bev Hansen of Hernando Audubon

The weekly series ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ with Lilly Browning was popular for local wildflower enthusiasts, and now I will take you on another journey: ‘Wild Skies’ Birding with Bev Hansen of the Hernando Audubon Society.

The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail is a network of 510 premier wildlife viewing sites across the state, and eight of those locations can be found in Hernando County.