Alice Mary Herden

The Manatees of Hernando County

Florida’s winter season begins in November, and when the water temperatures change, manatees instinctively travel closer, hugging the coastlines of Florida’s warmer waters. In Hernando County, some manatees migrate to areas along the Weeki Wachee River. The inlets like Mud River and Jenkins Creek the water temperature is steady at 72–74 °F, a perfect place for a manatee’s winter retreat. 

From the Court to the Sand

Lady Eagles are building communication and trust as their sand volleyball season is in full swing.

 

Spring Hill, Fla.-- Springstead volleyball players are going through a transition from being indoors playing on a hard court to being outdoors in the clear blue skies playing on soft sand. The overall experience is more than just digging ten toes into the sand; it is also about building a partnership.

Weeki Wachee Coach Answers the Call

Article by 
ALICE MARY HERDEN
HERNANDO SUN

Orlando- Patrick Skipper, Weeki Wachee High school cross country and track and field coach, gets a call from a long time friend, Chris Dunn.

Patrick Skipper’s long time friend and Hernando High Alumni, Chris Dunn, reached out to him in need of help, but Patrick didn’t realize it was a call that may help change many people’s lives throughout Florida.

Chris Dunn’s company (disclosure) was activated to help with logistics during this state of emergency, the COVID-19.

Central hosts 2020 Preseason Baseball Classic

Brooksville--Central hosted a two-day preseason baseball classic with Springstead, Fivay, and Weeki Wachee on Feb. 11 and Feb. 13, 2020.

Preseason classics are essential for coaches to observe how their players have progressed over practices and learn about the incoming talent.

Preparation may be different from coach to coach. Weeki Wachee baseball coach Patrick McHugh and Springstead’s baseball coach Shawn Laferty tell us how they are getting their players prepared for the upcoming 2020 season.

Patrick McHugh is starting his ninth year at Weeki Wachee.

Making Sports History!

Springstead and Weeki Wachee High School have each added a new sport into their girls’ athletic program. Springstead inducted sand volleyball into their athletic offerings, and Weeki Wachee added girls’ flag football.

Weeki Wachee High School has put girls’ flag football within the athletic department for the Spring 2020 season.