Sports

Ability Tree teams up With BrawlUSA at the Summer Showdown

Ability Tree of Florida paired up with BrawlUSA again for a fun night of charity pro wrestling on Sunday, Aug , 2018. Summer Showdown, held at The Locomo on County Line Road in Spring Hill, was a fun affair that helped raise money for Ability Tree while providing entertainment for the whole family.

 

A large crowd with many children were able to enjoy the five matches that were held on the card, including two championship matches and the first ever BrawlUSA women’s match.

 

5 Burning Preseason Questions for Hernando head coach Rob Kazmier

It’s not easy stepping into the shoes of a head coach for a football program that has plenty of expectations. That’s the challenge first-year Hernando head coach Rob Kazmier faces, as he takes over a Leopards’ squad coming off a season in which they won a district championship and reached the Class 5A playoffs. We asked Kazmier 5 questions about this upcoming season.

AV: You head into your first fall camp as head coach. What are your feelings, expectations heading in?

5 Burning Preseason Questions for Nature Coast head coach Cory Johns

Everyone that knows prep football in Hernando County can tell you that despite Nature Coast Technical High School being a program that’s under 15 years old, the Sharks have a lot of stories history already. Now under the direction of second-year coach Cory Johns, the Sharks are looking to get back into the Class 5A postseason and beyond. We asked Johns five burning questions heading into this training camp.

AV: You guys reached the postseason last fall but finished as the runner-up to Hernando. Has a rivalry begun there?

Hernando County 2018 preseason prep football questions

Can you smell the freshly coated paint drying on a high school field near you? Well we can and official prep football practices start on Monday and there’s plenty of storylines to go around the entire table for everyone. One of the biggest was the resignation of Bill Vonada at Hernando during the spring, but the former Leopards’ coach didn’t stay away from the sidelines for too long. Vonada found his way out to Weeki Wachee to become the school’s athletic director and an assistant coach under Hornets’ lead man Jacob Gray. Will Nature Coast’s running game take it to the next level?

Bishop McLaughlin Grad is only Floridian on 2017-2018 Scholar All American Soccer Team

Mandi Mohr, the 2017-2018 Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High Valedictorian is also a talented soccer player.  During the 2017-2018 season, she racked up 39 goals, 75 shots on goal, 22 assists. She scored an average of 1.7 goals per game and took about 4.7 shots per game.   She scored 54% of the total number of Bishop McLaughlin’s goals.

 

PHSC Men’s Basketball Head Coach Steps Down

Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) recently announced that Steve Winterling will step down as men’s baseball head coach, however will remain as the College’s athletic director. Lyndon Coleman, assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, is promoted to the head coach position.

A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Winterling’s coaching career has spanned nearly 40 years. He started his career at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Fla. where he served three years as the assistant coach to Dave Scott, for whom he played.

Hernando Youth League Ponytails will represent Florida at World Series

The Hernando Youth League Girls Softball Ponytails (under 13) are headed to the World Series representing Florida. The 2018 Dixie Softball World Series is being held in Alexandria, Louisiana from July 27 through August 1, 2018.

In the State Finals they defeated the home team Lake Placid. They played Lake Placid twice at State winning both times. In fact they are undefeated so far at both the district and state tournaments.

Hernando County Baseball Teams Headed to the World Series

Hernando County baseball teams are headed to their age group World Series where they will represent the state of Florida as state champs.

 

Spring Hill Rookies (7-8 year olds)

 

Congratulations to the Spring Hill American Rookies team for winning the Florida State Championship as well as the Sportsmanship award. They are headed to the World Series at the end of the month.

 

Spring Hill American Baseball (13 and under)