Weeki Wachee football takes part in Florida High School Association 7v7 summer tournament
The Hornets have been working a lot on their passing game over the off-season with all the passing tournaments they’ve been involved in. They saw much success at the most recent Florida High School 7v7 tournament held a week ago. Weeki Wachee traveled out to Haines City and found plenty of success against schools across the state of Florida.
During the tournament, the Hornets faced host Haines City (20-8 win) and Sandalwood (26-25 win) in the first couple of tournament games. Weeki Wachee followed up the tourney with its own 7v7 tournament, the ‘Sting and Shoot.’ The weather played a factor throughout the tournament, but Weeki Wachee was able to go 3-0 during pool play.
The Hornets will have one of the top passers in Hernando County returning under center for them in Vaughn Sykora, who is coming off a solid 2017 campaign for Weeki Wachee. In 2017, Sykora threw for 871 yards and 10 touchdowns. The senior signal caller will look to drop his touchdown-to-interception ratio, as Sykora tossed 17 picks last season to opposing teams.
Nature Coast boys basketball summer team wins Evangelical Christian School Summer Shootout tournament
The Sharks are continuing on the road of dominance this summer, as they traveled south to the Fort Myers’ area and defeated Port Charlotte to capture the 12th Annual Evangelical Christian School’s Summer Shootout tournament.
Nature Coast had a somewhat tough road to the ECS Summer Shootout championship game, as they had to face the likes of Ida Baker (58-34 win), Venice (48-44 win), Evangelical Christian (44-40 win), Canterbury (58-42 win), Palm Beach Central (67-42 win) and Desoto High School (62-43 win).
The strong summer follows up a successful season in which the Sharks went 26-5 and ended up losing to New Port Richey Ridgewood in the Class 5A region semifinals.
Former Hernando High School basketball standout Marion Jones Sr. to be inducted in Leopards’ Athletics Hall of Fame
It’s been a long time coming for former Hernando High standout Marion Jones Sr., but his name is being called into the Leopards’ Athletics Hall of Fame finally. The former Leopard, who graduated in the class of 1973, will be inducted in a Hall of Fame ceremony that will take place on Oct. 4th in Hernando High’s gymnasium.
Jones Sr., who is the father of current Pasco-Hernando State College head boys basketball coach Michael Jones, played at Hernando from 1970-1973. His son made the announcement about the induction via Twitter last week.
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