Chris Bernhardt Jr.

County mourns loss of Longtime Sports Reporter Castro

by Chris Bernhardt Jr.


Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. A common cliché to be sure, but one Tony Castro busted out often when it came to his approach to reporting. 

Over the past two decades, where there was a story or an event related to Hernando County athletics, more often than not there was Tony Castro. 

Castro, a longtime local sports reporter, passed away over the weekend, at age 61. Though he had privately battled health issues over the past couple years, his death stunned the community.